Maxpedition Review: Which Gearslinger Is Right For You?
I put together this Maxpedition review to help you decide which is the right Maxpedition Gearslinger for your needs. There are seven total packages in the Gearslinger series, all built with the best materials and workmanship in the industry. They range in size from a small tactical bag to a large full-size pack that bridges the gap between a backpack and a Gearslinger.
All Gearslinger packs have a single chest strap instead of double shoulder straps like a backpack. The advantage of having a single strap is that the bag can be accessed on the go simply by moving the bag from the back to the chest. It is a fluid movement that you will learn to love. All Gearslinger packs, except the Maxpedition Monsoon, have pockets designed so that they can be easily accessed while the bag is placed on your chest. It is not necessary to disassemble the backpack as if it were a normal backpack to easily access its contents.
Maxpedition Review – Remora
The Maxpedition Remora is the smallest in the Gearslinger series. It’s a great CCW tactical bag that can conceal a full-size pistol and can fit some of your other necessary gear. The front compartment is large enough to hold a multi-tool, extra clips, a small cell phone laptop, etc. The main compartment can hold your normal everyday small items. I usually keep my phone charger, glasses case, parachute cable, sunglasses, etc. in that compartment. On the back of the bag there is a CCW pocket that is padded inside and out. Great little bag for everyday use, or even as a small backpack for hiking.
Maxpedition Review – Lunada
The Maxpedition Lunada is a step up in size from the Remora, but it is still considered a small EDC bag. Some of the great additional features are a cell phone pocket on the shoulder strap, more MOLE connections, and more pockets. You can fit a lot more things in this bag, it is big enough for a netbook or an ipad. This is also a good pack to wear overnight.
Maxpedition Review – Sitka
The Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger is one of my favorite packages, it’s a step up from the Lunada with all the great features of the Gearslinger series. The advantage is that it is large enough to be used as a normal backpack. You can pack a lot of gear in this bag! The Sitka Gearslinger has 3 main pockets and an additional pocket that fits a hydration bag or concealed weapon. This bag is not big enough to fit a regular laptop, but at 8 inches wide it easily fits any netbook or ipad. The extra water bottle holder has enough room for a 32 oz bottle of Nalgene, which is an added bonus.
Maxpedition Review – Mosoon
The Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger bridges the gap between a normal full-size backpack and a gear. It has over 1600 cubic inches of internal pocket space and makes a great bug bag or great EDC backpack. The Monsoon is big enough to fix a cool complete laptop or walk around. There is enough space in this bag for all necessities, including clothes for a couple of days, including shoes. This is a great pack if you want the size of a full backpack and the convenience of a single chest strap.