After we’ve had such success with the 3V Gear EDC Posse Sling Pack for an EDC pack and their Velox II for a Get Home Bag, it got me wondering if their Outlaw II Slinger Ubran Sling Pack would be good for traveling.
Never heard of 3V Gear? Let me break it down for ya. 3V Gear is a Veteran Owned and Operated business out of West Jordan, UT. 3V Gear specializes in affordable gear for the every day person, hiker, camper, LEO, or Military Personnel. 3V Gear stands for Veni, Vidi, Vici, which translates from Latin to: I came, I saw, I conquered, which was made famous by Julius Caesar.
Recently, my wife and I traveled to Alaska and we brought along the Outlaw II to see if it would hold up to the 4,200mi journey (NC to Alaska). First and foremost, we used the Outlaw II everyday while on holiday to carry our Canon T7I camera as well as our odds and ends for every day usage. Why not just use the Velox II you may ask? Well, specifically with the Outlaw II you can add the Sentinel Padded Camera Case Insert to keep our camera and accessories safe during travel.
Outlaw II Specs:
- Overall Dimensions: 18″h x 10.5″w x 8″d (Expanded)
- Main Compartment: 15” H x 8”W x 4”D (480 Cubic Inches) W/ Internal Organization
- Top Front: 4.5” H x 7.5” W x 2” D (68 Cubic Inches) W/ Internal Organization
- Bottom Front: 8.5” H x 8” W x 2” D (136 Cubic Inches) W/ Internal Organization
- Overall Size: 684” Total Cubic Inches
- 600D Cordura
- Rust Resistant Nylon Zippers (All zipper pulls threaded with cord for durability and noise reduction)
- Main compartment and hydration sleeve can accept CCW accessories
- Water bottle pocket sized to fit 24 oz. bottle (3″ wide bottle)
- Theft deterrent devices built-in to secure zipper pulls
- MOLLE and PALs compatible
- Molded EVA vented back panel and air mesh sling strap
- Max Shoulder Strap Length: 43.5″
- Hydration compatible (accepts most 2L and smaller bladders)
- MOLLE Velcro ID panel with included 3V Gear logo and American Flag PVC patches
- Neoprene Carry Handles (Side and Top)
- Compression Strap Included
- Weight: 2 lbs.
- Available Colors: Black, Foliage Grey, Olive Drab Green, Coyote Tan
- LIFETIME WARRANTY
- Price – $45.95
Sentinel Padded Camera Case Specs:
- Built to fit inside the 3V Gear Outlaw II and Shift Sling Packs
- Will fit a full size DSLR camera, multiple lenses, and accessories
- Plush .625″ thick padding
- Includes 3 modular, movable, padded dividers
- Lay-flat design for storing when not in use
- Two internal rows of velcro hold the dividers in place
- Measures: 14.5″ x 8.5″ x 4″
- Weight: 7.0 oz.
We were able to pack this thing full while on holiday and still was able to keep things organized. here is just a list of a few items we were able to pack:
- Canon T7i w/ Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Lens
- Camera Charger with batteries x2
- Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
- SD Cards
- 2L 3V Gear Scout Bladder
- Hand Sanitizer
- Water Bottle
- Med Kit (Tourniquet, Ace Bandage, Solar Blanket, 5×9 Combi-pad)
- Lip Balm/Sunscreen
- Glasses Case/Glasses/Contact Case/Solution
- Insect Repellent/Bear Repellent
- Midland HH50 NOAA Radio
Below are the Pro’s and Con’s we found with the Outlaw II Slinger Urban Sling Pack
- Slim/Sleek Design
- 600D Cordura
- Able to carry a Laptop up to 13″
- MOLLE/PALs compatible to add extra packs
- Vented Back to help with moisture evaporation
- Slim/Sleek Design – Can’t carry a lot of bigger items especially with the Sentinel Padded Camera Case being used.
- Stitching QC Issues – We had to burn off left over threads.
- Shoulder strap (Big Strap) wouldn’t keep tight – Once tightened, the strap would just slide down to the “all the way out” position. Buckle doesn’t have any “teeth” to hold the strap in place.
- Weight Distribution – Not that great with long hikes. We couldn’t switch shoulders like the EDC Posse.
- Opening up the compartments are a little wonky. They only open up about 3/4 of the way, but it is designed this way to sling over so you can grab something on the go.
Overall, this pack did its job very well and was rugged, which we knew it would. We have traveled with the EDC Posse through our trips in the US and we’ve traveled with the Velox II Internationally (Mexico). We took tours, hiked, and it held up nicely. After awhile, the pack did get heavy on the shoulders and slightly rubbed on the neck at times and other than the strap issue, it was great. If you are in the market for a new sling pack that will hold up to the adventures you have planned, then check out the Outlaw II Slinger Urban Sling Pack and see if it’s right for you.
As always, ya’ll be good and be safe!