The functionality and all the features go over and beyond what I was looking for. Heavy duty and well constructed. Looks cool & bad-ass too! I bicycle commute to work and I've used the tier-straps that were included to create a sling stabilizer. So awesome!
I bought this bag as I have decided to run a lite pack and a large pack. I have been very pleased with the RUSH 72. Smooth zippers plenty of pockets. Solid bag.
The MOAB 10 however. Crappy zipper system. It literally catches on everything. Trying to open the zippers is a massive pain. This set up lacks the smoothness of the RUSH series. I most of the times have to physically tear it open because the zippers lock.
The comms pocket has not been retooled to the newer phones out on the market. I can't imagine that this would hold any kind of LE/Military comms.
I'm a larger fellow, so I can't bag to much on the cross strap though I have had other people try it and it cuts them across the throat as well.
It holds my Glock 23 just fine. But another reviewer put it right, if you max this bag out, it's functionally useless.
I might keep this as a very expensive range bag, but it's not anything like I was expecting from 511. This bag is rubbish.
I bought this as an alternative to the 5.11 Rush 24 that I presently use for work.
I find myself carrying too much and overloading my bag with tools and other junk I don't need, so I figured I'd try a different setup to see if it was more suitable.
I like the layout of the MOAB, and my stuff fit pretty well, but it just wasn't particularly good in any other aspect.
I found that any time I put a significant dynamic load on the strap, the webbing would back out of whatever position I had it in, throwing the entire bag out of adjustment.
I also found that no matter how I carried it, the bag wasn't especially comfortable for me. I have the same issue with the shoulder straps of my 5.11 Rush 24 and Rush 72, but the issue isn't as pronounced since the weight is carried across both shoulders.
I also didn't like how the tail end of the strap flops around unsecured. Sure, there's an elastic tether to hold things in place, but it didn't really seem to be very effective.
Finally, the "concealed compartment" pocket in the middle of the bag is functionally useless if you have the other pockets filled. It was a nice place to stash a couple long-handled screwdrivers, but that's about all it was good for.
The bag seemed well made, and cleverly designed, but it wasn't for me.
I redeployed my Rush 24, and I'm looking to jettison my MOAB to someone who might find it more useful for their needs.
I have had this bag for a few years and use it almost daily as a "brief case". It is holding up like new and is a great bag. My only requests is if you could make it about two inches wider. It holds my laptop no problem, but I also cary a portfolio case that is a little wider than the laptop and the additional two inches in width would allow that portfolio to slide in as easily as the laptop.
Bag works great. Have my P229 in the concealed compartment in a Blackhawk Serpa holster and it draws wonderfully. Great storage in a compact bag
The Moab 10 is a durable, compact yet spacious bag with organization in mind. The only things I could say that the bag is missing would be a cross body anchor. Depending on which side you're carrying the bag on, I think that the opposite side male end, should buckle into a female buckle on the Strap that's already in use. Secondly I found that the suglasses pocket offen interferes with my hydration bladder tube from the inside, making the sunglasses pouch incapable of designed use. I would recommend if possible to move the sunglasses pouch forward of the comms pass through slot. Lastly, I would have liked to see a zipper pocket above the stuff pouch. I also wish it was about the same size as the Rush 12, however these last two notes are more of wishes than 'quality' complaints. I would definitely recommend this bag.
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