I have owned this backpack for 3 years now and it helps me with everything. It helps with College by holding my books, pencils, notes, etc. It helps with Hiking by holding my water, food, gear, etc. It works great as a Everyday backpack as well, and it looks good especially because you can customize it with patches and other things. I even play Airsoft, and use this backpack to carry an M4 and a KMP9 along with other gear and it still manages to perform perfectly for the task.
That said don't buy this backpack if you expect to hold a ton of things. It has a surprising amount of space and organization but it still is a compact bag. Oh wait, you can just use Tier system to make it larger to fit your needs. I've seen people mention that it hurts their neck/shoulder when wearing it and I will say if you do it long enough you get used to it. Just don't expect to fill this thing to the brim with heavy gear and use it all day resting on one shoulder and not get a bit sore. You can always switch the side of the strap though.
It's hard for me to say anything bad about this backpack, and it outperforms any backpack I've owned before it. Works perfectly for whatever I need, and that's why it gets 5 stars.
I love this pack. I alternate between using it for day hikes and using it to carry around my laptop. The crazy thing is that it's perfect for both purposes. This bag is the perfect pack. You can even fit the pack for a bladder and use it like a camelback hydration pack. super cool system. The expandability of the pack is great too. I've purchased a few add ons for when I go hiking. It's great. I also love the adjustable strap and the ease of carrying this around across my shoulder. This pack is perfect.
This is a well made bag that works great to expand your EDC. I carry the 6 in the summer and the 10 in the winter. I love the pistol pocket in this one because it takes my G17 and spare mag with ease. I gave the MOAB-6 5 stars because it was great at everything I threw at it. The 10 gets 4 start because it isn't great at carrying a full capacity or attaching to other bags. I took a 5 mile hike with this bag carrying about 20-25 lbs and it was miserable. The sling dug into my shoulder and was hard to get to sit right on my body. When adding it to another bag it is super tall which denies access to the main bag and distributes the weight poorly. It does everything else I ask it to very well however so it stays in my winter rotation.
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.