Hazard 4 Evac™ Holmes™ Lumbar/Chest Sling w/ Side Shells


Part of the Evac™ sling series, the Holmes™ is designed to sit at the lumbar area of the back, promoting a low center of gravity and to carry a smaller volume than its larger brothers allowing its carrier to be able to move swiftly and without hinder. But its wider width compared to the Plan-B™, Rocket™, and Takedown™allows it to carry wider loads like iPads® and netbook laptops. This edition adds a protective padded pod on each side.

_ padded back-carrier pocket fits up to 12" tablets; also fits MacBook 12" and MacBook Pro 13"
_ rotates around the large padded strap from lumbar area to chest
_ modular (MOLLE) webbing on main strap for pouches, etc.
_ thermoformed back padding for ventillation and durability
_ 2x protective, padded pods (one on each side)
_ large front pocket with organizer for pens, knives, small tools, etc.
_ front velcro patch area and modular webbing (MOLLE)
_ large top/bottom grab-handles
_ bottom compression strap
_ fuzzy-lined inside edges for attaching holsters/patches, etc.
_ adjustable stabilizer strap to securely hold bag to body

Weapons Accommodations:
generous MOLLE for attaching holsters/mag pouches
_ side flat-pockets for paddle holsters/rifle magazines
_ hydration pocket also has velcro panel for attaching covertly our optional modular pistol/magazine holster

What's Included:
_ 1x 1" Stabilizer Strap

Internal Size See Main Compartment.
External Size ~13.5" L x 9.5" W x 7" W (34.3 x 24.1 x 18 cm); Side Compartment: ~9.6" L x 5.5" W x 2.6" D (24.5 x 14 x 6.5 cm)
Main Compartment ~13" L x 8.5" W x 5" D (33 x 23 x 13 cm)
Laptop Compartment ~13" L x 8.5" W x .5" D (33 x 23 x 1.25 cm)
Total Gear Capacity ~19.2 L (1,172.3 cubic inches)
Product Weight No
Care Instructions See product tag
Main Material Invista® 1000D Cordura® (500D Camo models); PU x2 water repellent coated for superior water resistance.
Overall size No
Design Long Beach, California - In-House Team.
Manufacturing Imported

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Nice sling pack, too bulky for EDC

- Main compartment is nice and roomy.
- All compartments zip open all the way to give you easy access to everything inside your pack without having to "dig" through it.
- Very sturdy and comfortable shoulder strap, also comes with a nice sternum strap for stabilization.
- I like the dual hard shell pouches on the sides. Good for items like smartphones or sunglasses, anything you don't want crushed or banged around. They're also big enough for 18-20 oz. water bottles.
- Has another strap at the bottom that can be used to hold items like jackets, small umbrella, poncho, blanket, etc. Also can be used as a grab handle.
- Has velcro keepers to hold the extra length of strap.

- Only comes in Coyote and Black. I wish they offered at least an OD or Ranger Green as well.
- After 1 month of EDC, I started to notice the stitching coming loose and the strap edges started to fray.
- The material is too soft and makes opening the bag with one hand difficult and annoying. You'll have to pinch a corner to successfully unzip the bag open.
- Items have a tendency to fall out of your bag when you have it slung to the front and accessing the pockets, so be extra careful.
- CCW is a pain in the ass to access 'cause you'll have to use both hands to open the bag and access your firearm. Unlike the Maxpedition Lunada, where you can put your CCW in the back panel compartment. And if you happen to have it inside main or secondary compartments, you can unzip the bag open and access your firearm with the same hand.
- Very sparse MOLLE webbing. You only have 2 places to attach additional pouches to; the front of the secondary compartment and on the shoulder strap. Any pouches you attach to the front only makes the bag even bulkier.

I'll most likely use this as a light carry-on bag on the airplane whenever I travel. Just not for EDC 'cause it's too big and bulky. So I ended up buying a new Maxpedition Lunada for my EDC bag just as I did before.

Hazard 4 Evac™ Holmes™ Sling

LOVE IT. Keeping a small pack is great because you realize you don't really need all that other stuff. That being said, it still holds everything I need plus some. Won't fit most, if any, laptops and m-l tablets. Construction seems to be of high quality, but I'm not using the pack for anything other than going to one college class per night, while doubling as my EDC carrier.