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Gothic_Coop's Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Gothic_Coop, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Gothic_Coop

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    This is my Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger. I will go over the pouches I have on the outside of the bag and talk about the mods I have done to this bag to make it a perfect system for me. I use to carry a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack, but with my new laptop and needing a bag to carry clothes this is what I upgraded to. I ride a bus every day and I use it to take stuff back and for from work with me also to pick up groceries on my way home.

    On the front of my Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger I have a MSM Stealth Util / Admin that carries many admin type things. The Maxpedition Cocoon Pouch is also on the front I use it to carry sunglasses. In the shock cord on the top pouch of the Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger I have my Totes Basic Auto Open Close Umbrella, I do live in Seattle and we have rain here.

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    The biggest mod on the pack is the Theft deterrent devices built-in to capture zipper pulls which I thought was a good idea, but it was slow and it sucked. So I took 3 Fastex Grimlocs and made my own zipper pull locks. I had the idea when I used it with my Maxpedition Barnacle on my Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack. On the Plastic D-Ring I have a Cheap Carabiner that holds my ACME Bags Workhorse Black Mesh grocery bag. I use this when well I get groceries at the stor and my bag is too full to put anything in it. When I shop on my way home from work I don’t normally pick up that much stuff from the store. I also have the Maxpedition Mega Rollypoly that I use to carry groceries or something that I don’t want in my hands. The Maxpedition Double Sheath Carries my Streamlight Strion flashlight and my Leatherman Surge.

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    On the strap I have my Maxpedition Barnacle that holds my camera with a Fastex Grimloc that I use as a lock. The Maxpedition CP-M holds my BlackBerry Curve. I also had an extra Maxpedition 2" Shoulder Pad That I use as well so when I have the pack on the front it does not dig into my shoulder as well.

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    I just have my Guyot Designs Backpacker water bottle here. I just thought I should show it too.

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    Like I said I carry this every day when I am on the bus so it works really well and it carries everything I need.
     
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  2. jfirebalrog

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    Nice setup.How much weight are you packing? Mine was just not comfortable with much weight.

    I really like the black though.
     
  3. Jbum

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    Sweeeeet setup!!!!
     
  4. ACHË

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    That's just awesome!

    Good idea for the pickpocket deterrent clips.

    I've got a bit of a soft side for black gear & Maxped bags...this just ticks all the boxes.

    **Either that blackberry is enormous or the CP-M pouch is kind of small. I didn't order one and opted for the standard 4" holster thinking that the CP-x holsters were bigger and bulkier, from those pics, it seems to be just big enough for an iPhone sized device.

    I'm curious about the weight too.
     
  5. robsolo

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    Nice setup. How about some pics of the contents?
     
  6. burntrat

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    How does it handle while running?
    Does the bottom part of the shoulder strap get in the way if one were to carry concealed on the right hip? I think I would definitely buy one if the shoulder strap went over the right side instead.
     
  7. QDaddy

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    That strap being one side only is the only reason I didn't get a Kodiak/Sitka. Since I carry on the right, I'm not going to take any chances.

    I didn't think about the Grimlocks... I use s-biners for the same purpose on my Malaga.
     
  8. Badger4590

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    For pouches, I use the A&P Mechanics Cable obtained from CountyComm as a theft deterrent. They come in two different lengths and can slow down a thief without too much bother installing or taking off.
     
  9. pathalogical

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    The key ring looks vulnerable dangling on the exterior of the bag ! The clip may be secure, but keys are definetly something that should be IN the pack.