Picked up a sandstone 5.11 MOAB 6 at Academy and have used it now for about 6 weeks and it is outstanding. Holds all my range gear, including two full-size pistols. Extremely well made and durable. Will last me a very long time. I was skeptical about the carry strap after reading a few reviews, but it is outstanding to carry over one shoulder. Attached a small MOLLE bag to carry 250 rounds of 9mm and am extremely impressed with the zippers and just how much I can cram into this thing. Easily a 5-star bag.
I bought this bag at Gander Mtn last week and use it to carry my SLR camera, an extra lens and a small conceal carry revolver. This isn't too much weight but the strap configuration allows the bag to pull away from my back. Now perhaps I'm not rigging it properly. It would be helpful if the 3x3 cardboard tag attached to the new bag showed a little sketch of a human torso with the bag in the carry configuration. Otherwise, I really like the bag.
Water in a lite rain was inside the bag in less than 10 mins. The seams let water in and the Velcro area for the gun as shown in the video has no way to let water out. Additional, water that runs off the rest of the bag travels right into the gun area.
I've been using this moab6 for about 3 yrs now as my day pack for work. I work in a very wet environment being a water well driller and this bag has held up to the elements evet day. Id recomend it to anyone
This is my second 5.11 bag. They both are made well, and they are 2nd to none. HOWEVER, I wished that there was a second chest strap to keep the bag from falling in front when I have bend down. I am always adjusting the bag.
Great sling pack for carrying just the essentials. Easily customizable for the mission at hand.
Purchased from COP13 in Marseille 2 years ago.
I was hesitant with the MOAB 10 but the MOAB 6 is an excellent compromise between the 2 banger and Rush 12.
It has become the bag in which I put my service gear daily
Excellent for the civilian!
The skid pads wear quickly if the bag is often heavy, but is high quality in general as expected with 5.11
Many pockets and discreet uses.
Consider switching shoulders while wearing to keep balanced.
The only negative is the strap which crosses the bag will detach itself from time to time
Always Be Ready!
The Size is a little larger than I had hoped. It does not ride up against your
body when you carry it. I did a lot of
research prior to buying and only saw one bad review on YouTube and in my
case he was right it does carry poorly.
I originally was using a Moab 10 as my EDC. It tended to be to bulky in tight situations such as riding the subway/light rail or even the bus. I switched to a Moab 6 and realized that it took to getting use to having a smaller form factor bag sitting at the small of my back and the buckle digging into my shoulder. I learned how adjust the bag to sit in such a way to where there's mninimal discomfort. when loaded down with at least 9 pounds of gear it doesn't become a pain. but when it's lightly packed is when discomfort comes into play.
I usually carry tech accessories and three 1 liter Camelbak Chute bottles (one within the main compartment, a Camelbak bottle pouch and the use of a single tier system strap from the outer pals webbing of the bottle pouch to the front webbing of the bag to hold the bottle against the pack while being held upright with a carabiner to the webbing right of the grab handle).
My only gripe is when I bend over to pick up an object from the ground. The bag has tendency to slip off my and be right in front of me. If only a secondary strap where included like the 2 banger sling bag.
I personally feel that the bag is unique mainly because of the sling. It feels a little awkward when carried around due to the sling but I'm sure I will get use to overtime. What I love about the bag is the organisation of the bag. There are a lots of compartment & that make it easy to store & organise my things.