Hazard 4 Grayman Sling
- By Graham Allen
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- Last updated: 26/05/2020
There are times when shooters like to be as discreet as possible or live in an area where they might not want to attract too much attention when they leave the house with their gear. A lot of suitable backpacks look very ‘shooting’, especially if they’re in some sort of cammo material. Also, not everyone wants a full-sized, doublestrapped rucksack if they’re not carrying much gear; the Hazard 4 Grayman Plan-B Urban Sling Pack could therefore be just the ticket.
It’s part of the company’s ‘Civilian Lab Series’ of bags and packs and takes the form of a slim backpack with one main padded strap attached at the top and an extra, smaller, ‘stabiliser strap’ that clips to the main one, which can be on the right- or left-hand bottom corner, so that the pad aligns correctly with the body, making it completely ambidextrous. It’s possible to put the bag on very quickly and is just as easy to take off, due to the sturdy clips, whilst also being extremely comfortable to wear. The main fastener has an in-built twist lock for added security and a sturdy grab handle is stitched to the top of the pack.
Made from Grayman™ fabric, for an ‘urban’ look, this lightweight sling pack is 20-inches high and 6-inches deep and 9-inches wide, for a total capacity of 17.7-litres and is ideal for military units, police and civilians alike. The slim shape keeps everything close to the body for ease of movement and is comfortable to wear for extended periods. If required, it’s possible to rotate it around to the chest for easy access to the contents and the front zip opens all the way around.
Inside the main compartment is a half-height mesh pocket on the bottom rear and another similar pouch on the top of the flap. There are two zipped pockets on the front flap, the top is 6 x 6-inches and the bottom 11 x 6-inches, which has a large, Velcro-style section for morale and unit patches etc. but is usually covered by a removable pad. The pack weighs 2lbs empty. Behind the main compartment is a separate zipped pouch that is ideal for storing a hydration bladder. The rear of the pack that is in contact with the body has a thermoformed pad to promote air circulation, so that the user’s back does not become too sweaty. If all this wasn’t enough, there are pockets on both sides, along with compression straps to cinch down the pack contents if necessary.
Well, this is a really ‘featurepacked’ sling pack, with loads of storage options and is extremely discrete and low-key in a variety of settings too. It is made of quality materials and looks robust enough to last for years.