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Compact Gearslinger®

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.

#0484 NOATAK S-TYPE™ GEARSLINGER® available for left side carry

Product DimensionsExterior front

  • Y-compression strap made from 1" webbing
  • One (1) 7"(L) x 2"(H) loop field for patches
  • Sleeve and bungee cord retainer
  • 3 rows of 2-channel PALS webbing
  • One (1) 7.5"(L) x 7"(H) external horizontal zippered pocket with Button-Lock™ security strap
  • One (1) 8"(L) x 7"(H) x 1.5"(W) zippered pouch
  • One (1) 7"(L) x 5"(H) internal horizontal slip pocket
  • One (1) 9"(L) x 7"(H) internal horizontal slip pocket
  • 4" x 4" loop field
  • Keyper™

Exterior rear

  • Breathable padding for comfort

Exterior left

  • One (1) 8 (H) x 3 diameter cord cinch pouch with drainage grommet for 32oz/1L water bottle or radio
Exterior right
  • Grab handle made from 1" webbing
  • Anti-theft zipper capture system
  • D-ring

Exterior top

  • 1.25" integral padded grab handle

Main interior front

  • Zippered mesh pocket with 4"(L) x 4.25"(H) external loop field for CCW
  • One (1) 10.5"(L) x 7"(H) slip pocket

Main interior rear

  • One (1) 8"(L) x 7"(H) slip pocket
  • One (1) 5.25"(L) x 7"(H) slip pocket


  • Integral 3" ergonomic shoulder strap with 2" quick release buckle, 4 rows of PALS webbing, and metal clip hook
  • Concealable sternum strap made from 0.75" webbing with distress whistle buckle

Additional storage

  • 4"(L) x 3.75"(H) waist pad with 2 rows of PALS webbing

Other features

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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 Dupont 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!

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"Carries every thing I need"

Richard Weed on 1/1/2014 3:08:39 PM

Comments: I use this pack daily. Carries all my thinks including a CCW were ever I go. Built to last. Great product.

"surprising amount of space."

jason on 7/13/2013 12:56:29 AM

Comments: for being one of the smaller gearslingers it holds an amazing amount of stuff i carry it every day loaded with my essentials and an fr-1 pouch as a first aid kit and it is much easier to put one than my old regular packs.

"Great Product and Excellent Commuter pack"

Cameron on 7/25/2012 10:40:18 AM

Comments: I've used this as a commuter bag for the past 4 months for my 24K bicycle commuter to work. With some creative packing, I can fit a surprising amount of stuff in it for its size. I've also taken it as my personal item in addition to my Maxpedition Vulture II (carry on), on trips to NY and San Diego and both have served as great travel gear. I would definitely recommend it to others. My wife even used it one day when she was riding her bike around the neighborhood to check on some friends' dogs a... More details

"Noatak is an Excellent Pack"

Jeff on 4/7/2012 8:02:26 AM

Comments: I moved to a Noatak from a Jumbo for bowfishing, hiking and field herpetology. Loaded heavy, it is pretty comfortable, and stays put. Pack hard/soft and heavy/light items correctly, balance the load, and it rides great. I carry gear for a full day, and enough to camp overnight if I must. The anti-rotation strap keeps it put, yet access to the pack is a snap away. When leaned over, the pack cannot rotate around in front, which can be a problem – like when grabbing a snake or making an extremely c... More details


Carrie on 3/16/2012 9:32:58 PM

Comments: This bag was worth every penny. Thank you Maxpedition.

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