Product Review

This Pack Is The Best!

Product: Maxpedition Kodiac Gearslinger Pack

Price: $142.12

Durability: Very High

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My Overall Rating: 9.5

Quick Product Overview:

The granddaddy of fixed strap Gearslingers, optimized to meet rugged and urban conditions and offering enhanced space with additional pockets and all the great Gearslinger features. This single shoulder backpack is designed to maximize utility when rotated towards front of body and fits up to a 15.4″ laptop computer.    It’s hard to believe a bag of this size would be so comfortable, but the Kodiak is designed durably with high carry potential, so it’s always ready for domestic or international travel. If you’re looking for maximum space and utility combined with instant accessibility, this is the everyday carry for you. The ergonomic fixed-strap Kodiac Gearslinger rotates 270 degrees to the front of the body, giving you complete top-down access to horizontal pockets. You can easily get to your gear while sitting, standing or moving throughout your day.

Specifications Of This Product:

  • Starting with large, unseamed panels of 1000 Denier Nylon, we meticulously reinforce each stress point with composite thread; No unnecessary seams or polyester parts are used
  • Main compartment: 18.5” high x 11” wide x 4” thick with internal organization
  • Top front: 9” wide x 4.5” high x 2” thick with internal organization
  • Bottom front: 10” high x 9” wide x 2” thick with internal organization
  • Approximate Capacity: 1100 cu. in.
  • Fits up to 15.4″ (diagonal screen size) laptop computer.

What I Like About This Product:

I love everything about this pack! I bought this pack about twelve years ago and it is everything I want in a pack. The way Maxpedition designed this pack is great, while a sling pack is not always as comfortable as a double strap pack, they make up for is with their Gearslinger design.  Being able to swing the pack around to your chest and grab whatever you want without having to take your pack off is ideal. Plus there are enough pockets in this pack so you do not need to buy additional organizers, unless you need to.  Now you may not have small pencil & pen pockets but if you use some small organizers or zippered pouches, this pack holds a lot of stuff. The material that is used in this pack is the strongest I have seen so it holds up to tough wear and tear.

What I Would Change About This Product:

Sometimes this pack can hold too much stuff for its design.  As I said a sling pack is not always the most comfortable so holding too much gear can be an issue.  So you need to control how much stuff that you put into this pack. But Maxpedition solved that issue by also making the Sitka Gearslinger, which is a smaller design of the same pack.

Final Remarks:

The Maxpedition Kodiac Gearslinger Pack is an awesome pack.  These packs come in left and right-handed versions which really work out great for us lefties that exist in a right-handed world, not all pack companies do that.  The overall design of these packs are great and very handy, and they have plenty of room to put your EDC gear.  I just love the way they swing around to your chest to get what you want, I hate always having to remove your pack whenever you need something.  The material used in this pack is very tough and will stand tons of abuse. Yes it has a tactical appearance but that does not bother me.  Its a great pack! I highly recommend this pack.

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