Rugged enough for the field and also designed for urban & suburban applications, the original Monsoon Gearslinger carries on your right shoulder and sits on your left hip. It features a durable teardrop-shaped design that includes a spacious main compartment, back-to-back pockets, fixed shoulder strap & concealable waist strap, internal MP3 player pouch & rubberized headphone port and a water resistant protective over-flap. Dual hydration pockets accommodate a 100oz/3L hydration reservoir and 32oz/1L water bottle to help keep you hydrated on long trips, sold separately. The ergonomic fixed-strap 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.
Hailing from Maxpedition's GearSlinger series, the large-capacity Monsoon shoulder pack is ideal for tactical applications, hiking, or just around town use. The Monsoon is equipped with a single-shoulder design, which allows you to quickly put on the pack or take it off.
The hydration-compatible Monsoon fits a CamelBak as large as 100 ounces.
The single-shoulder configuration is particularly convenient for users wearing load-bearing vests and body armor, when putting on a traditional pack might slow you down. Space-wise, the 1,600-cubic-inch Monsoon is based on a triangular design, with a large main compartment and several internal accessories pockets, including a small iPod/MP3 player pocket with a rubberized headphone port. The pack also lets you attach outside accessories via the PALS webbing, which is located on the padded nonslip shoulder strap and on the pack's right side. On the left side sits a water bottle pocket capable of holding a 32-ounce Nalgene bottle. The pack is also hydration-compatible, with a hydration sleeve capable of holding up to a 100-ounce CamelBak reservoir).
To protect the contents, Maxpedition added a padded front cover secured by a 2-inch QR buckle and two crisscrossed compression straps. Other details include a 1.5-inch adjustable waist strap for additional support and security (the waist strap stows in a small elastic pocket); drain hole grommets throughout; and three high airflow islands to keep your back cool.
- Total capacity: 1,600 cubic inches
- Hydration: Hydration sleeve that fits up to 100-ounce CamelBak; side water bottle pocket
- Shoulder support: Wide shoulder strap (tapers from 4.5 to 3 inches)
- Waist support: Concealable 1.5-inch waist strap
- Optional accessories: Hook-and-loop modular accessories, Grimloc carabiner
- Dimensions (main compartment): 18 inches tall; tapers from 16 inches wide at base to 6 inches wide at top
- Weight (empty): 2.8 pounds
Maxpedition opened in 1988 as a small workshop making hard-use, military-specification nylon gear. Based in Gardena, California, Maxpedition has become even more demanding as its international reputation has grown. The company continually pursues user-friendly designs using the highest-quality materials and meticulous workmanship.