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Product Features

  • Innovative single shoulder large size backpack design
  • Criss-cross compression strap and abrasions resistant rubberized bottom
  • Internal hidden pocket for cellphone or iPod
  • Frontal organizer for pens
  • Compatible with 100 oz. water reservoir (not included)
  • Pocket on ends hold radio or 32 oz / 1L Nalgene bottle
  • Various attachment points for modular expansion
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with waist belt

Detailed Product Description

Tote all your essential gear in comfortable style in the Maxpedition MONSOON GEARSLINGER pack. This triangular-design pack has one main compartment for stowing your books, binders, clothing, and other large items, plus multiple organizational pockets and slots inside for keeping smaller items - pens and pencils, cards, your cell phone, and electronic equipment neat and organized. It has an internal hidden pocket for your cell phone of iPod, and end pockets for holding water bottles or a radio. Ergonomically designed, the Maxpedition MONSOON GEARSLINGER, worn by Jack Bauer on the hit show 24, has adjustable padded shoulder straps with a waist belt and attachment points for modular expansion.

Product Specifications

18" x 15" x 5"
2 lbs, 12 oz
1600 cu. in.
1000-Denier Coated Nylon
Linear Inches:i
Catalog #:i

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  • Posted: 2/3/2011
  • Reviewer: Dan from Santa Cruz, CA
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17 person(s) out of 18 found this review helpful.
"I pre-ordered one of these when they first came out and wasn't disappointed. It was my first Maxpedition purchase, and I ended up buying a Rat wallet for the belt, and a (discontinued) pouch that was a Barnacle next to a sheath. I put that one on the side opposite the water bottle. I found I needed to have more small/mid size item storage for the bag. It doesn't have a lot of mid size compartments, though the belt zip pouch is great for your wallet, and there is a nice zipper pouch on the inside. The concealed hydration pocket is very handy. The water bottle holder is one of the main reasons I got the bag (and the waiststrap). I put a camera pouch to the front strap and it is so comfortable taking it out in that position. I have hiked for 5-6 hours and not felt any soreness. Also, the compression strap system and front flap is ingenious. Carrying a Frisbee is essential to me so this works perfectly secured this way. You can still fit the jacket, and yet attach a pocket to the flap as well. You can have so many different load outs with this pack. I stuff oranges, water and heavy stuff inside the inner slip pocket. These weighty items end up riding perfectly on the small of my back, aided by the waistbelt which I wear snugly. The bag is very comfortable, though I have to tighten the shoulder strap nearly all the way. I use the waistbelt almost all the time, as there's usually more than a few pounds of gear, water, and food inside. When there aren't a lot of items inside I can cinch it down very small and tuck the waistbelt away. It looks spectacular. I got the black and I love it. I just bought an FR-1 for the inside and relocated the Rat to the FR-1. The Rat ended up getting in the way of my left arm when it was attached to the waistbelt. The Monsoon does not hold rectangular items as well as some other bags, but I found a Saunders slim case/clipboard that fits great and holds my essential music papers. You can stuff a surprising amount of gear in here with ease."
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  • Posted: 9/3/2012
  • Reviewer: Tavon
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6 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"The Monsoon Gearslinger is a winner! I bought this bag after researching something similar to a messenger bag with the strength of a regular bookbag. The bag has tons of pockets to store your things. The strap allows the bag to sit over your shoulder without pain that msgr bags sometimes cause. The latch also allows you to take the bag off easily and quickly, which is a problem with traditional bookbags. There is also a waist strap if you need extra security. The only downside to the bag is that it does not have as much space as I expected to have, but it is still more than enough to meet your everyday needs and then some. I would buy this bag again."
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  • Posted: 2/11/2012
  • Reviewer: Jonathan from Chicago, IL
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5 person(s) out of 5 found this review helpful.
"The Monsoon Gearslinger is the best bag if you travel far and wide. I work in the restaurant industry and go to school. This bag accommodates everything from my books, laptop, and extra change of clothes and still have room for my bike locks. The best part that it shifts the weight over so it doesn't feel heavy at all. I ride a bike as well and this bag is so comfortable when riding. A bit stiff but i expect it to loosen up with time. The best part is that is has so many pockets. Would totally recommend this bag. I have had jansport and REI sling bags and after Maxpedition i am not going back."
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  • Posted: 4/26/2011
  • Reviewer: Marykatherine from Colorado Springs, Co
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4 person(s) out of 4 found this review helpful.
"good comfort loaded down with what i need day to day. very easy on the shoulder and the back. one small disappointment; once a week i need to transport a file of letter size papers- they just won't fit. only an inch longer in the length of the bag and the papers would fit without having bent corners. some storage pockets are not as easy for me to use. other than that, a great bag for my everyday use. Oh and i am a 5' 6" female. the fit is wonderful. I highly recommend this bag."
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  • Posted: 3/17/2011
  • Reviewer: Sonny from Sacramento, CA
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4 person(s) out of 4 found this review helpful.
"The best bag I've ever owned! I have gone through Booq, Jansport, Oakley, and Targus: none of them compare to the Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger. A must have for IT pro's out there; a place for everything and an extremely comfortable fit."
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  • Posted: 10/19/2012
  • Reviewer: John from Caldwell, New Jersey
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7 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"I like the way it's made. When I ride my motorcycle to work I don't have to worry about the items that are being carried and it seems they stay better. This bag should out last me."
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  • Posted: 4/29/2013
  • Reviewer: Robert from Warroad, mn
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3 person(s) out of 3 found this review helpful.
"Awesome. Exceeded my expectations. The only place I could find one of this type. My 15 yr. old son uses it every day for school and baseball practice. Very durable so far. A little pricey but, should last for him and a couple coming alone behind. Paid too much for second day air. Ordered it on Sat., got it on Wed."
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  • Posted: 3/24/2012
  • Reviewer: Monty from Virginia
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3 person(s) out of 3 found this review helpful.
"Great bag. Takes time to figure out the best way to use the many features. Using this bag for daily laptop, lunch and a few items for daily work. Plan to buy a slightly larger one for hiking ."
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  • Posted: 4/25/2011
  • Reviewer: Steve from Franklin, MA
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3 person(s) out of 3 found this review helpful.
"I like this backpack very much. The only drawback is that the sling strap is so wide that it does not stay on my shoulder (keeps sliding off). I would have liked the option of a narrower shoulder strap or at least the capability of remoiving the strap and replacing with a narrower one on my own. However, the strap is permanently affixed. Other than this, it's quite good. Steve Gordon"
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  • Posted: 5/13/2012
  • Reviewer: George from Brooklyn, NY
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5 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"I live in Brooklyn. I'm always in the middle of a book and it travels with me where ever I go. In the city, you walk just about every where. I've found it is wise to have a bag that has enough room for things like an umbrella, a rain jacket, sunglasses and other items you may find you need during the course of my normal day. I lead class trips. This bag easily carried all of my student's medical forms and an epi pen. I carried a backpack for years and never actually put it all the way on. One shoulder strap was all I ever used. This bag is perfect. love my man purse!"
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