Reebow Gear Tactical Sling Backpack: QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Reebow Gear Tactical Sling Backpack
Category: Tactical Backpack Reviews
What We Like
- Multiple MOLLE pouch locations
- Large main compartment for the size
- Good polyester fabric
What We Don’t Like
- Average waterproofing
- The additional straps are not too durable
Finding a good multipurpose backpack is hard without sacrificing at least some mobility in certain activities. A dual-strap system gives good stability but restricts the range of motion and applies unnecessary strain on the shoulders and hips after extended use.
A reliable alternative is often found in a much simpler design. The single-strap tactical backpack that slings over your back doesn’t restrict hand movement or put any strain on the hips. It also comes with plenty of attachment options when featured with MOLLE webbing.
This article reviews the Reebow Gear tactical sling backpack in order to assess its potential to double as an urban solution as well as a decent pack for campers and hikers who don’t have too much money to spend.
Reebow Gear Tactical Sling Backpack Review
Reebow Gear may not be the most popular backpack manufacturer on the market but its approach to creating tactical backpacks for urban and outdoor use is most impressive. The company’s backpacks are affordable and of above-average quality when it comes to the fabric and pocket design.
Who is this product for?
As is the case with any sling backpack, this Reebow Gear model allows users maximum freedom of motion for their upper body. You may find it particularly appealing if you have problems with your shoulders or your lower back from the weight distribution of a classic backpack design.
Because of its size, this backpack is also suitable for both urban use and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Perhaps you could even use it as a pistol range bag.
- One main compartment
- Two exterior back pockets
- MOLLE webbing
- Two additional support straps
- Exterior gun sleeve
- Interior zippered pocket
- Concealed inside pocket
Overview of features
This sling pack is equipped with MOLLE webbing all around, including on the strap. This allows for the addition of well over a dozen MOLLE attachments. It allows users to carry flashlights or other essential survival gear on outdoor trips.
The backpack measures 12” in height and 9.5” in width. Based on what’s available on the market, the size of this one is medium. It offers decent space for storing gear and other essentials when camping.
The fabric is 600D nylon which has decent durability for a variety of weather conditions. However, the waterproofing is not amazing so using the backpack in heavy rain or snow is not an option.
The military-style design and color pattern give the backpack a realistic and eye-catching appeal. This is further emphasized by the addition of an outside sleeve that serves as a gun or ammunition holder.
The storage compartmentalization is really smart. The main compartment is spacious and comes with an additional zippered sleeve at the top which allows easy-access storage for the more essential items. On the back, there are two exterior pockets of different sizes.
Both exterior pockets feature reinforced zippers as well as MOLLE webbing. Due to the ruggedness of the nylon, the walls of the pockets are not too elastic so the storage space is limited. Luckily, the attachment system makes up for that.
The most interesting feature is the addition of two smaller straps. They allow the backpack to stay better secured to the body.
Less sway comes in handy when trekking through harsh terrain. It’s also nice to see that they don’t add any strain to the shoulders or the neck when strapped.
How to use
If you plan to use the backpack as a shooting range pack then the exterior sleeve allows quick access to a handgun or ammunition. This will allow you to increase your performance in speed shooting drills.
The two smaller straps can be used at all times to reduce sway. However, this may reduce the arms’ range of motion.
As the main compartment lacks any true dividers, Reebow Gear’s tactical sling pack may not be for everyone. Most people these days carry laptops around either for business or leisure. The 12” height of the pocket won’t allow for much.
If you’re looking for something a bit bigger that won’t make a dent in your wallet, you may want to consider the Gowara Gear tactical sling backpack as an alternative. Visually it looks almost identical but the main compartment will comfortably fit a 14” laptop. Of course, it may also carry a couple of handguns and magazines if you wish to use it as a shooting range pack.
Keep in mind that Gowara Gear’s model is slightly heavier so it may not be as comfortable overall for the casual outdoorsman.
Also check our article on the “Best Tactical Sling Backpack of 2018 Complete Reviews with Comparisons“, for more tactical backpack choices.
Reebow Gear designed what appears to be a very well-rounded version of a military shoulder bag. While it won’t excel in combat situations, for civilian use it makes a lot of sense. The bag’s storage capacity makes it a solid choice for indoor and outdoor use.
However, if you’re looking for something a bit bigger and heavier in the same price range, Gowara Gear’s model may also be a good fit.