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Kodiak™ Gearslinger®

Kodiak™ Gearslinger®

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The largest Gearslinger®

The Kodiak™ is the granddaddy of Fixed Strap Gearslingers, optimized to meet rugged and urban conditions and offering enhanced space with additional pockets and all the great Gearslinger® features. This single shoulder backpack is designed to maximize utility when rotated towards front of body and fits up to 15.4" laptop computer. 

It's hard to believe a bag of this size would be so comfortable, but the Kodiak is designed durably with high carry potential, so it's always ready for domestic or international travel. If you're looking for maximum space and utility combined with instant accessibility, this is the everyday carry for you. 


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.

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Product Dimensions
Exterior front
  • Y-compression strap made from 1" webbing
  • One (1) 9.5"(L) x 2"(H) loop field for patches
  • Sleeve and bungee cord retainer
  • 5 rows of 3-channel PALS webbing
  • One (1) 9"(L) x 2"(W) x 4.5"(H) zippered pouch
  • One (1) 9"(L) x 3"(H) internal slip pocket
  • Internal 3-channel elastic organization
  • One (1) 9.5"(L) x 10.5"(H) external horizontal zippered pocket with Button-Lock™ security strap
  • One (1) 10"(L) x 10.5"(H) x 2"(W) zippered pouch
  • One (1) 10.5"(L) x 7"(H) internal horizontal see-through plastic slip pocket
  • One (1) 8"(L) x 6.5"(H) internal horizontal slip pocket
  • One (1) 13"(L) x 8"(H) internal horizontal slip pocket
  • Keyper™
Exterior rear
  • One (1) 11"(L) x 19"(H) zippered compartment with internal loop field to accommodate 100oz/3L water reservoir or CCW
  • Breathable padding for comfort
Exterior left
  • One (1) 9.5"(H) x 3" diameter cord cinch pouch for 32oz/1L water bottle or radio
Exterior right
  • Grab handle made from 1" webbing
  • Anti-theft zipper capture system
  • D-Ring
  • 3 channels of PALS webbing
Exterior top
  • 1.25" integral padded grab handle
Main interior front
  • One (1) 11"(L) x 7"(H) zippered mesh pocket
  • One (1) 5" x 7"(H) zippered mesh pocket
  • One (1) 16"(L) x 8.5"(H) slip pocket
  • Enclosure strap made from 1" webbing with side release buckle
Main interior rear
  • One (1) 11.5"(L) x 10"(H) slip pocket
  • One (1) 7.5"(L) x 10"(H) slip pocket
  • One 18"(L) x 10"(H) slip pocket with 10.5"(L) x 7"(H) internal loop field for CCW
  • Enclosure strap made from 1" webbing with quick release buckle
  • Integral 3" ergonomic shoulder strap with 2" quick release buckle, 7 rows of PALS webbing, and metal spring clip
  • Concealable sternum strap made from 0.75" webbing with distress whistle buckle
Additional storage
  • 4"(L) x 5"(H) waist pad with 2 channels of PALS webbing
Other features

Product Materials

  • 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
  • Teflon™ fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
  • high strength zippers and zipper tracks
  • UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures
  • Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
  • High tensile strength nylon webbing
  • High tensile strength composite nylon thread (stronger than ordinary industry standard nylon thread)
  • #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection
  • Internal seams taped and finished
  • Paracord zipper pulls
  • Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or "Box-and-X" stitched for added strength
Cleaning Instructions
  • MAXPEDITION's nylon fabric is treated with Teflon for superb water and grime resistance.
  • To clean, simply wipe down with a damp cloth. Allow gear to dry naturally.
  • Do not machine wash.
  • Do not use detergent or bleach.
Government Sales
  • All Maxpedition nylon products are GSA compliant and available for purchase at GSA Advantage!
Maxpedition Paracord Capture System Available on Kodiak Gearslinger

Third Party Reviews

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"The one and only!"

Chris Huff on 2/29/2016 10:20:33 PM

Comments: Fantastic bag! I replaced a six year old Jumbo E.D.C.™ Versipack® with this Gearslinger! (Wanted something bigger) This Gearslinger fits my needs perfectly yet leaves intelligent room for expansion. So many pockets designed for seemingly endless options. There's room for my ccw and bladder system and laptop and just about the entire kitchen sink! )


Brian on 2/18/2016 12:56:02 PM

Comments: I have had one before that I got rid of (thought I didn't need it anymore, I was so wrong). I use it primarily for travel now. Used it a lot when I was in school. Great for carrying around a laptop and a bunch of other things. LOTS OF ROOM!!! Tons of Molle for attaching pouches. I use the Maxpedition H-1 for my medical needs stuff (migraine meds, bandaids, etc) and then I also use the Maxpedition FR-1 for things I need to grab quickly. I also Molle the Maxpedition Janus for ID, Cell Phone, & my ... More details

"5 years on..."

Moses VanZandt on 8/15/2015 3:10:01 PM

Comments: I don't usually write reviews, but the Kodiak Gearslinger's design and performance has exceeded all expectations. Before my first child was born, I knew I wanted a bag that could handle all the baby stuff, keep both hands free, double as an EDC, hold up to heavy use and not look like something my wife handed me to hold for five minutes. Five years later, and this "diaper bag" has become essentially the only bag I have needed or used for EDC, 3 day business trips, camping, sports gear, and I stil... More details

"Versatile Bag"

Charles Smith on 6/8/2015 6:17:06 AM

Comments: I've had this thing for a year now and it looks brand new! I typically use this on a day-to-day basis carrying my laptop, office supplies, folders, etc. I've found that it works equally as well as a carry-on bag for flights. The only downside is that it will last far too long and I won't get to replace it for years.

"Grade A + surprise"

David Hinson on 11/7/2014 3:46:29 PM

Comments: Maxpedition gear is always over-engineered in just the right ways. This pack is so remarkable it's hard to find any faults. I discovered a nice surprise purely by accident. If I clip a Pelican SabreLite 2000 or 2010 onto the second from the top PALS strip on the shoulder strap then when I wear the pack the light will stay perfectly positioned to shine the ground ahead of me even after I turn and bend. It has about 45 deg play on either side so turning isn't necessary to light up terrain and is e... More details

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