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Kodiak™ Gearslinger®
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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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"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

"Amazing Pack"

Rich Manoogian Jr on 9/2/2014 11:21:58 AM

Comments: This is now my favorite pack for everything. This is my hiking and a bug out pack. The sternum strap stitching is coming a little loose but that is just from wear and tear. The sling strap is great but I know it's not for everyone. If you have a strong back and shoulder you should be fine. All in all it is a great buy and I will recommend this pack.

"Military/Travel/Office/Hunting Beast Bag"

Park Ranger BOZ on 5/30/2013 8:33:02 AM

Comments: I have a lifestyle that requires versatility in more ways than you can imagine. This bag is a perfect fit for all of it! My laptops, handguns, magazines, camo, med kits, water bottle, flashlight, passport, EMT patch, and everything else has it's home in this bag. The accessories you can add and with all the extra attachment options available online make it endlessly a "can't do without" item. I watch my money wisely and it was hard to pull the trigger on this purchase, but the investment is wort... More details

"If only there were two..."

GraveMrWhite on 5/15/2013 10:05:29 AM

Comments: I use my Kodiak everyday, get compliments on it everyday. Love using it everyday. But, I wish Maxpedition made an identical version of the Kodiak with two straps. For the times when you really need to go heavy. The issue with the single strap is weight distribution. That is literally my only "complaint/comment" on the design. It's exceptional, like all their products. The very best thing about Maxpedition is, I only have to buy twice... Well, I need different colors don't I? If you want a pack f... More details


Mario Romero in So Cal on 4/29/2013 1:49:47 AM

Comments: I love this bag. Right now i use it as my EDC for work and everyday use around town. I never leave home without my Kodiak. I was at disneyland this past weekend and i seen quit a few sling packs but my bag was a hit, everyone loved it, and when i opened it up and they saw the inside and all the pockets and pals webbing they fell in love. I wish i knew about Maxpedition years ago. I am ordering another pack to leave in my car for emergenies. Maxpediton you guys rock

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