Maxpedition Noatak Gearslinger
SKU #: MaxP-0434
A lightweight grab-and-go pack that's designed to stay put when loaded-up heavy. The #0431 SITKA™ GEARSLINGER®'s little brother has main and front compartments that include multiple organizational pockets to separate your gear and conveniently store your CCW. The Noatak also has a built-in zippered compartment to accommodate a 50oz/1.5L hydration reservoir and a side cinch pouch fitted for Maxpedition 32oz/1L wide-mouth Nalgene bottle (sold separately).
It's the perfect Gearslinger for light hikes and cycling trips.
GEARSLINGER® FIXED STRAPS
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.
67% Recommend this product (4 of 6 responses)
By Richie Holschen
April 20, 2015
A great little bag with lots of room.
I wanted a small, over one shoulder bag with room enough for my MacBook air. This bag fits the bill nicely. It's small enough to be practical on the plane, while still large enough for all the things I need. The one strap is great for ease of use while traveling. I don't have to remove it to access it, just swing it around front and open it. The only tradeoff to their main competitor, 511 gear, is the lack of specialized compartments for pens and such. Maxpedition has generic pouches.
ProsCompact, but roomy.
ConsLack of pen pouces
June 6, 2014
Exactly what I expected
This was not my first Maxpedition product, so between watching YouTube reviews of the bag and owning many of their products previously, I pretty well knew what to expect. I already owned the Kodiak (which is the Noatak's biggest brother) and had been extremely pleased with the Gearslinger function, but it's size (loaded) can potentially be too much for a single strap pack. I had been carrying a Fatboy Versipack as an EDC bag for over a year and I still absolutely love the bag, but I wanted something a little larger (with a water bottle holder) and I really loved the pull to front accessibility of the Gearslinger line. I had handled a Sitka and though I really liked it, it was still a little large for EDC use in my book. I also have the Malaga, but the pockets and zippers aren't oriented to work in the front position. The bottom line is that if you're looking for a EDC bag that is fashioned in a very manageable size, the Noatak may well be for you. Its an easy bag to manipulate and with practice, getting to your weapon won't be a problem. I can definitely see this being my bag of choice for quite sometime!
ProsSmall but wonderful size Great storage and organization
ConsI would like to have seen the addition of a small upper pocket as seen on the Kodiak and Sitka
By Joseph Kulnane
May 12, 2014
Noatak gearslinger is an A+++++++
I carried a Fatboy GTG for 2 years. Loved it, but wanted something a little bigger. Was looking at another Maxpedition over the shoulder "man purse" and stumbled upon the Noatak. After careful consideration and many youtube reviews, I purchased one. I can't say enough about this gearslinger. I also have a 5.11 rush MOAB 10 and hate it. The Noatak far outshines the 5.11 bag. The extra stabalization strap works wonders and actually keeps the bag high on the back, but you don't have to use it. I have plenty of room to store all my EDC items including a full sized Smith and Wesson M&P 40 and extra mags with extra storage for an Ipad mini, Micro pocket organizer and still have lots of room left over for anything I want to pack. If your on the fence between this bag and something else...go with this one. You won't be dissappointed. If you do get this bag get a good 32 oz nalgene water bottle and some kind of metal cup to put in the water bottle pocket. It helps keep the pocket open so you can easily replace the water bottle. It's a bit of a pain without the metal cup. I got an aluminum one off ebay for 10 bucks and a nalgene water bottle for another 10 so it shouldn't break the bank.
Prosgood construction, well thought out, well laid out, plenty of room for all your EDC items and extras
ConsI would like to see the price on this around $80 instead of the $110 it's currently at, but that's the only con and this bag is well worth the money.
By Joey lkemoto
December 15, 2013
my everyday man bag
Great bag holds my ipad air my water lots of room for all my electronic gadgets. Not to big or to small just right! I like the sling where you never have too take the bag off while sitting goes every where with me.
July 11, 2013
I originally bought the Sitka for holding gear while riding my motorcycle and for carry conceal. A very durable and well made sling. I ordered the Noatak for something a little smaller to actually attach to the motorcycle. It serves as a great tool kit and the pocket to hold water is potentially a literal lifesaver here in the desert. Its a great sling.
November 30, 2012
Great Man Purse
I bought this pack to replace a basic backpack I carried to and from work for years. I like the compact size but my wife and kids call it a man purse. It holds everything I desire to carry on a daily basis. I do use it as a concealed carry option, but it is not my preferred method. The available accessories / pouches are great and easy to attach. Just make sure you order the proper attachment options. Fully loaded or half loaded it feels great on my back. I opted for the Noatak for its compact size. Anything bigger in the gearslinger line might get to heavy for a sling style strap but the Sitka isn't much larger. Very well built. I love mine.
3 Questions & 4 Answers
from Texas asked:
December 1, 2016
Why is there 2 different sizes for the Noatak Gearslinger? The Noatak S measures 13" x 12" x 6" while the regular Noatak measures 11" x 7" x 4" per your website. I would like to get the regular Noatak since I want to carry it on my left shoulder but I want the bigger size. Which is the correct size for the left shoulder carry?
Overall size for both will be Overall size: 10.5"(L) x 5"(W) x 14"(H)
on December 1, 2016
from Indiana asked:
December 4, 2014
Will the drawstring on side pocket keep a portable radio from falling out?
the side pocket for a bottle would be able to hold most radios just fine and not allow them to fall out.
on December 4, 2014
from Fontana, Ca asked:
October 4, 2013
Will this hold an iPad with a Lifeproof cover in the main compartment slip pocket?
The main compartment will hold the iPad with case but the slip pocket won't accommodate it.
on October 4, 2013
from Casa Grande, AZ
The main compartment will hold the iPad, as I have one with an Otter Box cover. The slip compartment would be pretty tight though. The inner pockets are pretty narrow and are good for thin objects. An ipad with a cover is a little thick for them. I bought is in an attempt to downsize my flight bag and it would have worked if the comparments were a little larger. A DC headset and ipad fill the man compartment and make it difficult to utilize the rest of the compartments. I think I am going to rreturn it as it is just a little too small for my needs. The water bottle holder seems real sturdy, which is too bad because it would have worked real well for my thermos for those early morning or late night flights. Hope this helps.
on October 4, 2013
from Washington State (Go Cougs)
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