Sidewinder™ (18.3 L)

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full-sized laptop sling pack

This unique pro-quality sling-pack has generous size to accommodate laptops in its padded retainer, yet is nimble enough to be rotated from back to chest. Common to all our slings, such as the Evac™ series, this maneuver gives on-the-go access to frequently used gear while carrying heavier loads on the back the rest of the time. It's also more secure in crowds etc., since you can keep it in sight and allows users to sit back in tight quarters such as ski lifts, or in vehicle interiors etc. The generously padded and ventilated main shoulder strap is also ergonomically cut for hours of comfortable wear per day, and it is covered in modular (MOLLE compatible) webbing to attach pouches for phones etc. at hand's reach. Generous side modular webbing provides lots of expansion options and the thermoformed best-in-class moulded back panel provides variable rigidity, air ventilation, and a durable surface. A drop-down fast access gear organizer can also hold an iPad® sized tablet like a shelf and the main compartment is lined in fuzzy loop for attaching hook-backing dividers, patches or Hazard 4® holsters. An included but removable stabilizer strap keeps the bag from sliding forward when leaning (like on a bike). Wherever and however hard core your work or play, the Sidewinder's got your back, and your front.

» How to Install HardPoint Guide

PLEASE NOTE: Current models have been updated to include double grommets for our HardPoint™ series of accessories and molle cutouts on the front. Delta™ strap are no longer included.

Color: Black
Unlock Exclusive Gifts.

_ sling pack version of the Second Front™

_ wide-format & padded carrier fits most 15” laptops

_ generously padded back with air circulation pads

_ 3-D air-mesh material on underside of strap for comfort

_ hydration back-pocket (for bladders up to 100 Oz./3L)

_ trap-door for hydration-hose w/o sharp hook and loop edges

_ flip-down shelf-pocket w/ organizer to access on chest

_ flat zip-pocket on front w/ fuzzy loop panel area above

_ fuzzy loop panel area is ~6.2" L x 3.2" W (15.7 x 8.1 cm)

_ large grab-handles for carrying or pulling to chest/back

_ silent paracord pullers on our all-YKK® zipppers won't reveal

   your position and they work with gloves.

_ internal mesh zip/elastic pockets for organizing items

_ high-quality 3D Hazard 4® logo in subdued black or coyote

_ wide padded strap has MOLLE system for pouches etc.

_ large, locking buckle on main strap for rapid drops

_ removable stabilizer-strap keeps bag from shifting

_ compression-straps (which also secure tubular items)

_ folding-stock rifles/submachineguns w/ short barrels like

   H&K G36C and UMP fit in the main compartment

Weapons Accommodations:

_ generous MOLLE for attaching holsters/mag pouches

_ side flat-pockets for paddle holsters/rifle magazines

_ hydration pocket also has fuzzy loop panel for attaching covertly

   our optional hook-backing modular pistol/magazine holster

What's Included:

_ 1x 1” Stabilizer strap

Specs & Dims

External Size ~18" L x 11" W x 6.2" D (46 x 28 x 16 cm)

Main Compartment ~17.7" L x 10.5" W x 6" D (45 x 27 x 15.5 cm)

Laptop Compartment ~17.4" L x 10.5" W x 0.8" D (44 x 27 x 2 cm)

Total Gear Capacity ~18.3 L (1,115 cubic inches)

Product Weight ~2.4 lbs.

Care Instructions See product tag

Main Material Invista® 1000D Cordura® (Scorpion models are 600D Polyester); PU x2 water repellent coated for superior water resistance.

Design Simi Valley, California - In-House Team.

Manufacturing Imported


Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
A amazing bag!

Bought one of these about 5 years ago and it held up, zipper is tough bag itself is tough. From range to tactical use. and the bonus of adding a beacon light to it makes this bag amazing, i just had to order anther one.

Great bag

I love this bag. When I first saw it the price scared me off until I got a gift card and thought what the heck. That was almost 3 years ago. Since then this bag has been with me almost every day as my work bag/edc bag. The only draw back is that it does not fit my 17.3 inch laptop but does fit a 15.6 but it is snug. The main compartment is great as it is a little longer than a normal backpack. I keep all my stuff in smaller bags so it is all organized so I was able to fit a 4th bag instead of the usual 3 like other bags. The admin compartment will keep everything you need organized and the straps that keep it from flopping open all the way is a life saver. The very front zipper pocket is great to keep a back up batter and all charging cords. There are 2 side pockets that could hold small bottles. The one with the zipper can hold 2 cans of Celsius snugly. The other one that is the same width but no zipper I am able to keep a diabetic blood sugar meeter and it is tight to get in and out so I know it won’t fall out. Don’t think about yawing a Nalgene bottle in either pocket. With all the use that I put it through there is just barely scuffing on the bottom. I would definitely buy again. With how well it is made it has made me a fan of hazard 4 and I have bought multiple more bags from them since and will keep doing so.

Great quality

Okay so look, this backpack has traveled over 40k miles for the last 3 years through planes and various environments and hasn't broke down on me even slightly. About the only issue is I had one of the sipper pull cords come undone. Easy fix retie the thing. So quality is superb. No rips no tears no actual degregation of it's overall usability. It also fits a 17" laptop not in the main laptop sleve but I'm the main body just fine with a lot of room I always pack more stuff and for what it is it has a lot of room and is worth the buy. However, I will note and this is the biggest issue with the backpack. You carry all the weight on one shoulder, if you pack this thing time and time again with a decent amount of weight that you are expecting to carry for hours. It has a detrimental effect for your body. I don't have any medical problems from this but I can definitely feel carrying 50-60 lb on my shoulder with this thing after a few hours. Design for what they intended is absolutely what they wanted and got, as I said it's quality is fantastic. But if you use it with heavy stuff alot it's going to wear on your left shoulder. This being said, I'm going to buy another backpack from these guys because the quality and how it's lasted is hands down better than basically any other large backpack I've had. I'm just going to get something that distributes the weight more e

10 year anniversary

It has been roughly 10 years since I bought this bag. When I say I have used it at least weekly since then is no exaggeration. I will never go anywhere without this bag. I can not recommend enough how great of a design this is. I find uses for it in every scenario you can think of. 4 years in the Marines with it and am about to head overseas with it in the Army. This is lucky pack. Thank you to Hazard 4 for putting out such great, reliable products.

My go to sling bag,

I bought this as the plan b was too thin to fit an iPad Pro and I love it! It is so comfortable and it carry loads of kit, probably too much kit! A great design, i have mounted a 5.11 IFAK pouch on the front along with a broadside. I have both the dividers and the div and use both equally depend what I am doing. Greta bag, cannot recommend it enough!