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
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.