Using the Moab 10 doe several weeks on a daily base I am very pleased and fond of it. Useful pockets and plenty of room. One thing only. The shoulder strap pocket only has a one way zipper. Using it left handed drops the contents to the floor. A double zipper would prevail that. So pleased with the concept though I also got the Rush 72 which still has to be tested.
Only had the bag a very short while but so far, so good. I use it to carry a AR pistol broken down and spare mags and everything fits OK. No one would imagine what's inside IMO. Can anyone clue me in to the uses of the two small plastic pins in the main compartment that are attached by tabs of strap? I can't figure out what their use is. Also all 4 of the extra straps that were included in mine are female clipped is this the norm? I see no way to use them with no male ends to connect and attach them with. Anyone have thoughts on this? I love it so far and I hope I don't have issues with the strap like some of the other purchasers have. Mine seems pretty well attached at this point but it is loaded heavily so there is pressure on it for sure. Will report back if I have any issues. I do wish there was some sticky back Velcro on the inside of the pistol compartment for a holster to attach to. For $100 you would expect it would have everything you can imagine you would need. I just like my piece to be where I expect it to be and I don't want to be searching around in a pocket trying to find it if I need it quickly. That's my fifth star.
Grest go bag for TacOps and hunting. Trying to turn it into a light GHB tho has been proven difficult as things like tarps and clothes take up a lot of space in the measly 19L of storage.
I bought this. Wore it 2 times. The right handed shoulder strap ripped within the first 36 hours of me receiving it. With that said the customer service was decent. I think they are sending me a new one. Unfortunately It took some time to sort through their dis-jointed customer service reps. One CS person asked to send the bag back, then about 6 days later another one ask for pics of the bag(after the first had me send them back the bag via ups). That's not great.
That being said this bag was pretty cool for the 24 hours while it lasted. I write this review not aiming to burn 5.11 but rather that they might improve (1) the sowing on this bag so that it does not break and (2) their customer service(though it is decent already).
I am not some hard core guy with hard core needs(I work at a children's summer camp). So hopefully making the bag durable enough to last more than 36 hours at a summer camp is not that difficult.
My suggestion for the buyers out there: Wait until they issue a fixed version of this bag
I was looking for a bag to use for everyday carry, I wanted something tough and that can easily organize my stuff. I love the hidden pocket for a pistol and I plan to put some soft body armor in the back.
This is a single strap back pack. So when the only strap rips clean off it is a BIG problem. It was brand new and only been used about 10 times. I wrote a review giving this 5 stars, but I have to update with a new review even though I cannot edit the old one.
This ONLY strap was sewn in with about 3 to 4 stiches of thread. This should be the most reinforced part of the bag and mine was hanging by a string.
What good is a solid design, heavy duty zippers, material that feels like it will last forever if the main strap rips off.
It was far from overloaded. It had a small first aid kit and a t-shirt and a bottle of water when it just fell off my back to the ground.
This may have been a fluke, but if you bought this item I would give a hard tub on the main strap where it meets the bottom and see if it just pops off.
Just bought this new bag, let's see if it's true...
I use my MOAB 6 for hiking. I bought a MOAB 10 for extended hikes where more gear is needed. I can carry a surprising amount of gear, food, water, small shelter, poncho etc. Very well thought out. It is bulletproof too. Play with the adjustment strap to get it just right for a comfortable sling. I put a heavy round key ring (auto) and a caribiner on the bottom of the pack and attached it to my belt in the back so as to reduce the sag....Whole different feeling. Very nice product.
I know 5.11 products are really well made. If you shoot or even like their clothing, you know how well thought out the products are designed and this is certainly no different. What I didn't bank on, was just how much I would love this bag! I really do. As an on-call X-Ray/CT Technologist at a rural hospital 20 miles from my home, this bag is just the ticket for all my needs. Because I never know when I arrive if I will be there for the one exam or if it will turn busy and I end up spending the night, it's no problem because of this bag, It carries my toiletries and has room for Clif Bars and snacks, as well as room in the main compartment where I'm currently carrying 3 magazines, 2 books and my handy 3.8 x 1.2 x 7.2 inch Nelson's Classic Companion NKJV Bible, all of which fit onto a pouch that keeps them from flopping around. After that, there's STILL room for a full lunch bag I take in case the cafeteria is closed.
This bag carries nicely and fits well against your back when wearing it across your shoulder. It is NOT, however, comfortable to shoulder on the "wrong" shoulder. I am Left handed, so carrying it on my Right shoulder is weird and it sticks awkwardly out too far, but ONLY because I have it set up for Left hand carry. If you had a bag that was not so side specific, it wouldn't matter and would carry the same regardless of specific side. This is not a big deal to me at all.
The zippers are heavy duty YKK brand and if you leave a small opening on the top of any compartment, you can grab the cover and "rip" it open, with the zippers unzipping smoothly and flawlessly, giving you instant access to your desired compartment.
Stellar. That is all I have to say about this bag. Stellar. Not one week goes by when I don't tell my wife how much I love this bag and how useful it is to me. I would completely recommend this bag and know you'll find it as useful as I do.
I wanted to try an experiment, so used my Moab 10 as my primary weekend travel backpack to Cincinnati last month. It did so well, I could have used it for a week. The Moab 10 held everything I needed and still had extra room. I almost used it as my primary backpack to NYC this month, but I had juuuust a little too much for it to be comfortable to carry on my shoulder as I walked around New York. So I used my 5.11 Covrt Triab instead.
I was amazed at how sturdy and durable my Moab 10 was carrying my gear. It worked so well, I may buy another one this year. Nice work, 5.11.