Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger


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  • Nylon
  • Teardrop-shaped design with spacious main compartment
  • Internal MP3 player pouch and rubberized headphone port
  • Weather resistant protective over flap
  • Volume: 1000 / 16L
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs.
  • 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric



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The Monsoon GearSlinger (#0410) is our large size single shoulder pack with over 1600 total cu. in. of total capacity. Based on a triangular design, the main compartment contains numerous internal accessory pockets.

Product details Color: Khaki
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 18 x 15 inches ; 2.65 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Item model number: 1804

One of the best bags I've ever owned. Had it 8 months, it hardly ever leaves my back. It was sized for large people though the main strap is big I am 6'2 with a long upper body and the strap was almost to big. perfect size though. It is very secure and the strap sits in the exact right place on your shoulder and is perfectly balanced. I am a park ranger and this bag goes through a lot. I've been rock climbing, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and other things. I can comfortably pack 45 pounds in the bag and go camping for 2 to 3 days and not even feel it.
Now it does have it flaws not very much organization, there could have been more pockets here and there and the pocket underneath the main flap is basically useless for someone with big hands. I longer items in there that I don't have to fish for. to solve the storage problem I had a seamstress install molle webbing on the inside of the cover flap so now I put my molle webbed infantry med kit in there and my flash light and other small things that don't need to be in the main compartment. The water bottle pocket on the left side will fit a large diameter thermos tightly. The right side molle pocket is kinda useless so I had the same seamstress who did the molle webbing cut out the bottom so that i could put my 30-30 lever action in there and then I bought some of those molle rifle round holders and attached it the same pocket because it has molle webbing on the side.
I hope I don't scare people with this description because my job is specialized and doing some modifications was necessary for me. For the average person this bag is perfect. There is a pocket on the inside that will fit a 15 inch laptop and its big enough to hold plenty of books for a student .

I had been waffling over purchasing this bag for about a year. The cost is a bit high. I was looking for a bag for my GoPros and accessories that I could quickly grab and head out with. This bag really fits the bill well. It's well made and as durable as my other Maxpedition gear (two bags, and a handful of pouches). It's well suited for quickly grabbing and heading out the door. We went to San Francisco and Hawaii for a vacation and this bag was really perfect for that trip. The only downside is that no one carries the "reverse" bag that goes on your left shoulder any longer. While it frees up your range of movement with your right hand/arm, it also puts the weight on your right shoulder. Having it on my left would have been better for me, but it's not a deal breaker.
The design requires a little adjustment in how you pack your bag. Most backpacks are filled from the bottom up. This sling bag is best loaded from a bottom corner and up towards the side that is on the top when you bring the bag around to the front of your body. It's also not a really good idea to attach any weight to the front flap as it causes it to sag and make those things behind it more visible (not to mention the added stress on the top buckle). The front flap is great for stuffing a jacket or rain poncho and the pockets are great for things you need to access frequently. They should have put zippers on the pouches though instead of a single velcro strap.
The pouches at the bottom of the strap (next to your hip) don't hold much but are a great place for your keys. Too small for a cell phone.
The side pocket opposite the water bottle holder are GREAT for holding my camera poles.
The handle on top of the bag is functional but I wouldn't try walking around with this carrying it by the handle. It's just a good grab handle to pick the bag up or get it out of the trunk/backseat.
It's a little too bulky to use as a carry-on bag under the seat in front of you, but is fine for overhead storage.
It's a shame that Maxpedition is discontinuing this bag (and all of the older types) in favor of their new designs. Either way, the Amazon price was substantially lower than the Maxpedition price ($119 vs. $172) which is frequently the case.
Overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase and would recommend it to a friend as long as they understood what they were getting. A lot of people that negatively reviewed this bag seem to have fallen in love with the picture but never really thought about how they were going to use it in any detail before plunking down a lot of money.

You get what you pay for! I used this backpack as my primary EDC/day hike pack from 2011-2015 and it looks like it’s been hardly used. The only reason that this pack has gone to the closet is because I decided that I wanted a larger volume bag for my EDC/Day hike use.

For a single person EDC/24hr get home bag this is an excellent choice. The double stitched seams and quality zippers held up flawlessly to day in/day out use. Living in the Northwest I was never let down by the water resistance of the 1000 denier fabric and every time I opened the bag my gear was dry and ready to go.

I will admit that the shape of the bag is a bit awkward for storing things if you think of it as a traditional backpack. The epiphany for me was when I started stacking my things so that they could be easily accessed from the side position when you pull the backpack to your chest. It took a little getting used to but worked just fine for me. The bonus about the odd shape of the pack is that it’s pretty unique so if you set it down or someone walks off with it you can spot it fairly easily.

I used this bag multiple times for day hikes and with the amount of gear I like to take hiking I usually ended up with a sore back. If you are looking to use this bag for just that I’d recommend that you get a traditional two strap backpack with a good waist strap to support the weight.

I’ve had this bag since 2012 and use it everyday. It’s incredibly tough and the design keeps it dry. I originally bought it because I needed something more resilient. I went through 3 back packs that slowly fell apart until I came across this one. This one has stood the test of time and deployed with me around the world. If you are looking for a single shoulder strap pack, this is exactly what you should buy. It has surprisingly a lot of room in it and I can even fit my sbr rifle in it (with the folding stock). The adjustable straps let you expand and collapse the bag depending on what your carrying. It has plenty of hidden compartments in it; my favorite being the one that sits directly against my back. It is great for the laptop or a concealed pistol. The vent pads allowed me to stay cool whip riding my motorcycle, or sitting in traffic. I strongly recommend this pack for anyone.

I wanted a single strap backpack with an unusual design and so far have been very happy with this. The strap is broad and has a rubberised underside so the bag isn't sliding along my shoulder. I haven't loaded it to the point that I would need the compression straps, but they can be run underneath the rear flap or outside it as required. The side sleeve holds a 1 litre Nalgene bottle comfortably, and the bag will accept a hydration bladder in the inner compartment, though I haven't fitted one myself. It has an optional waist strap if greater stability is required, or that can be folded up and tucked away into a pocket on the lower right side. It has some MOLLE webbing if you need to add further pockets. Overall though the teardrop shape combined with a neutral colour means it doesn't look overly 'military'. My only criticism is of the fast access zip that runs down the right side of the bag. You cannot swing the bag around your right side to open it for the fast access it claims as the strap has to come off your left shoulder rather awkwardly. Swinging it around your left side only give you access to the water bottle pocket and leaves the access zip facing downwards. Lastly, the image used for the foliage green version looks more grey than it actually is. The colour is in fact rather darker than that.

Everything you would expect from the maxpedition range.
An excellent product that's become my " everything bag" fits in the overhead locker on flights as hand luggage, perfect for walks, trips away at weekends, or just around town.
Attachment system allows for endless combinations of extra pouches.
Everything is thought of, and designed in, even down to the opening for a drinks tube ( probably attached to a platypus) and a grab handle.
The perfect bug out bag, with plenty of room at 25 litres.
A range of colours are available, its well padded and comfortable on the back, with a seriously substantial "across body" strap.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough !!

Superb backpack from maxpedition superb quality and great design you can carry all sorts of stuff in comfort and all easily accessed
i even bought another one and use it as a gundog bag when out shootin and its great
maxpedition gear is expensive but you cannot find gear like this in the highstreet and looked after should last for years

I've be looking for a mono-strap rucksack for quite a while, but they were all too small or not well built enough for all my activities.
I wasn't sure about spending this much money on a rucksack but couldn't resist taking the chance.
I have to say I am very impressed. With all the little pockets, features & ways for it to open/close it seems abit fiddley to begin with but soon you realise the flexibility it can give you. I use this bag everyday now, it's so sturdy it'll last for years & I love being able to throw it on in a rush & it's good to go!
If you're in two minds, just go for it, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Beautifully made - but for practical use the design is pretty poor.
Main compartment is too small and annoying to get into.
Nice extra pockets though.
I love it but end up not using it very often cos its a pain to use.

Very good quality item but expensive does what it says price reduces stars would be a five star item other than price

Fits great on my back when on my bike. Fit loads of gear into it. Highly recommend. Only 4 star because of price.

Ich besitze den Monsoon Gearslinger seit Mai 2013 und benutze ihn regelmäßig auf dem Rad, auf dem Mofa und in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln genau wie zu Fuß. Der Tragekomfort ist nicht mit einem Rucksack zu vergleichen, die Konstruktion bietet aber den unschätzbaren Vorteil, dass man mit einem einfachen Zug den Monsoon auf die Brust ziehen kann und somit einfach alle Fächer und deren Inhalt erreichen kann. Das ist besonders in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln von Vorteil, da man hier einen Rucksack oft absetzen muss - der Monsoon wird einfach kurz vor die Brust gezogen und schon kann man sich setzen.

Auch auf dem Fahrrad oder dem Mofa überzeugt der Monsoon. Richtig eingestellt, verrutscht er weder beladen noch unbeladen. Auch bei hoher Beladung schneidet der Schultergurt nicht unangenehm ins Fleisch (wer noch zu denjenigen gehört, die in der Bundeswehr gedient haben, darf sich mit Grauen an die ABC-Taschen erinnern, die auch einen Schultergurt hatten, der fies ins Fleisch schnitt) und der Tragekomfort bleibt hoch.

Die hochwertige Verarbeitung ist bereits von den anderen Rezensenten thematisiert worden. Hier gibt es nichts hinzuzufügen. Das Produkt ist offensichtlich für den Outdooreinsatz entwickelt worden und dürfte auch manchen Geländegang überstehen. Allerdings bin ich beim längerfristigen Einsatz - z.B. bei einer Wanderung oder einem Marsch - skeptisch, da der Monsoon eben nicht wie ein guter Rucksack anliegt, sondern konstruktionsbedingt zur Bewegung neigt - bei einem 30 KM-Marsch dürften hier Scheuerstellen und Rückenschmerzen durch die einseitige Belastung die Folge sein. Allerdings ist der Monsoon sowieso wohl eher für urbane - kurzfristige - Unternehmungen oder kürzere Outdoorausflüge gedacht.

Für knapp 120-130€ findet der interessierte Käufer ein hochwertiges, vielseitig einsetzbares Produkt, was nicht den Rucksack ersetzt, sondern eine mögliche und ggf. sinnvolle Alternative bietet.

Trage meinen nun schon seit bald 2 Jahren, macht alles mit und passt bei mir (193cm und sportliche 100kg) perfekt.
Musste eine kleine Tasmanien Tiger TAC Pouch an der Seite anbringen, damit ich mein EDC Zeug immer finde.
Ansonsten wirklich schön geräumig, mein 17 Zoll Laptop passt ohne Probleme rein, solang man die Straps richtig einstellt. Apropos Straps, die sind wirklich geil, wenn der Rucksack leer ist, kann man ihn damit wirklich klein zusammenfalten, wenn er voll ist schön komprimieren, außerdem wenns zu heiß wird, lässt sich mit den Dingern wundervoll die Jacke etc an der Aussenseite dranhängen.
Als ich mit Krücken unterwegs war, war der Rucksack wirklich ein Lebensretter, da ich immer alles zur Hand hatte, und nichts herumgebaumelt ist.
Leider muss der Rucksack stehts recht eng am Körper getragen werden, damit das Gewicht angenehm verteilt ist, das führt im Sommer leider zu mehr Schweiß am Rücken, ansonsten die beste Tasche die ich bisher hatte!
Ps.: ich bin beidhändig veranlagt, für reine Linkshänder empfehle ich aber die entsprechende Version!

Wie immer super Qualität von Maxpedition. Ich Verwende die Tasche immer wenn ich in der Stadt unterwegs bin oder auch mal beim Geocachen.Mit Hilfe der Molle Schlaufen kann man noch weitere Taschen oder Messer usw anbringen.
Die Reisverschlüsse braucht man nicht mit Samthandschuhen anfassen die halten schon was aus.
Hat auch ausreichend Fächer für Kleinkram und auch ein Großes Fach am Rücken wo ein kleine Notebook oder Zeitschriften Unterlagen usw super reinpassen.
Besonders gut gefällt dir das Außenfach für einen Trinkflasche wo eine 1L PET oder 1L Nalgene Weithals super reinpassen.

Klare Kaufempfehlung und sicher nicht mein letzter Maxpedition Artikel

Good pack well made should last my lifetime. This pack is built like a brick out house. It carries a reasonable load very well the only con is their is not a lot of padding in the shoulder strap so that is why it gets four stars. Their are lots of other features that make up for it like Molly webbing located almost every where and the water bottle holster can fit the gsi can teen cup the goes on the nalgeen water bottles I would buy this again in a minute

Top Produkt, dank Spitzenqualität.
Der Gearslinger wirkt durch die gute Verarbeitung und die robusten Materialien sehr hochwertig.
Lediglich das hohe Gewicht stört auf die Dauer etwas.

Der Rucksack eignet sich gut für die Stadt, vor allem für Leute die ihre Sachen gerne schnell bei der Hand haben wollen.
Ein Griff an die Hüfte, die Tasche vor die Brust ziehen und den Zip öffnen. Fertig.
Für Wanderungen am Berg oder Spaziergänge mit schwerem Inhalt >1 Stunde würde ich dann dennoch zum klassischen Rucksack raten.

Toller Rucksack und ständiger Begleiter.
Man muss sich aber im klaren sein dass hier kein Laptop unterzubringen ist.
Die maximale Grösse die man unterbringt ist DIN A 4.
Auf dauer nervt das mehr als erwartet und daher nur 3 Sterne
Verarbeitung ist TOP und die funktionen clever ausgedacht.

Es de una excelente calidad y muy práctica, quizás el único pero que le encuentro es que cinturones de compresión estorban un poco para accesar a los compartimentos, fuera de eso esta perfecta

Für die Stadt, für Tageswanderunge,im Auto für den Notfall, für Ausflüge, für den Hundeplatz einfach Ideal und in bestechend guter Qualität. Schön ist das mal alles erreichen kann ohne den Gearslinger absetzen zu müssen. Leider ist meine Ware die ich auf Termin bestellt habe auf den Postweg verloren gegangen. Die Ersatzlieferung ging dann aber schnell raus und die Pottogebühren für den Premiumversand wurden sofort erstattet