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Designed for urban carry, the PILUM™ VSlinger™ offers the same levels of functionalities & ergonomics as our popular JAVELIN VSlinger, with a refined urban-covert look.
The shoulder-specific asymmetrical design stores your gear securely both upright and sideways. A quick swing of the pack to your front, pull open its large S-shaped zipper, and have instant access to your gear.
The 3"-wide shoulder strap with padded breathable mesh delivers great support and comfort. There is a hidden slip pocket against your body and a 2” Duraflex® Double-Lock buckle for added security. You can unlock the buckle with single hand, or have the double-lock feature disabled by adjusting its latch. The stabilizer holds the PILUM close to your body, and stops the pack from shifting when you need stability.
With its 1,000-D mil-grade Cordura® fabric coated with Dupont® Teflon protector and lockable #10 YKK® zippers, this bag can handle any rough conditions.
Padded main compartment and three dividers provide extra protection for your EDC (everyday carry) items, tablets, and photography gear. A dedicated laptop sleeve fits most 15" laptops* and tablets. High-visibility lightweight 210-D ripstop nylon interior helps you find accessories in low-light conditions.
Many organizing pockets on the inside, and a CCW-ready (concealed carry) zippered pocket on the outside. The front vertical webbing with shock-cord provides an area to stuff a jacket. The rear compartment is both CCW- and hydration-ready for a 3-liter water bladder.
Exterior PALS/MOLLE attachment points are found on both sides and the bottom of the PILUM, giving you the option of expansion. Plenty of interior loop surfaces for attaching hook-and-loop accessories. With 19 well-throughout pockets and slots for your personal items, EDCs, and CCWs, the PILUM VSlinger is your ultimate urban-carry slingpack!
*Fits 2015 15" Apple MacBook Pro and 2015 MacBook Air.
FAQ: If I am right-handed, should I choose the RIGHT-Shoulder or LEFT-Shoulder version?
Answer: It depends. Choosing a shoulder to carry a "shoulder-specific" slingpack is usually a personal preference. Whether you are right- or left-handed, you can wear a slingpack on either shoulder as long as it feels "comfortable" to you. Statistically, 60-65% of our right-handed clients opt for a left-shoulder-carry slingpack, and vice versa. There are a few things that you might want to consider when making such decision: (1) Is there another item that you must carry on a specific shoulder? Example, a shoulder carried rifle. If so, you go with the opposite shoulder to carry your slingpack. (2) Do you have a bad shoulder? If so, please wear your slingpack on the opposite side. (3) Do you carry bulky item on one side hip that will interfere with shifting a slingpack to your front? The reason being, a LEFT-shoulder-carry slingpack will swing from your BACK, travel across your RIGHT hip, then to your FRONT. Therefore, if you must carry something bulky on your right-hip, please go with a right-shoulder-carry slingpack (and vice versa). (4) Do you carry something in the bag that must be operated with a specific hand? For example, most cameras are designed for right-hand use, so a photographer might prefer the RIGHT-Shoulder version because it gives him/her better access to cameras using right hand, while allowing left hand to change lens or return the slingpack to the back.
Posted by Bryan Sanchez on 1st Apr 2017
I purchased this bag for my wife to use as a diaper bag. She wanted something with a lot of organization but wasn't too bulky. We had gone through a couple traditional diaper bags but within a couple months would fall apart. She loves the Pilum and the left shoulder works out great with her being right handed. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Andrew on 28th Feb 2017
So I just bought this bag a week or two ago, and I already love it. It may seem like a small amount of storage space when you get it but once you organize everything there is plenty of room.
Lots of pockets
Plenty of organization
Binders don't fit amazingly well
No Velcro space for patches (just a minor con)
Posted by FiveFiveSix on 15th Dec 2016
I am loving this pack! The internal dividers are great for keeping my binoculars separated from my camera, while protecting both from being beaten up or banged around while hunting. It's easy to slide the pack in front of me so that I can glass an area or pull my camera to take some photos. I've still got plenty of room for a spare mag or two, plus med supplies, snacks, etc. The additional waist belt is great for further securing the pack if you need to make a quick jog or to keep it secure while climbing a tree, deer stand, or otherwise.
There's not a lot of real estate to add on other pouches but this bag easily carries what I need. The elastic cord across the back is also great for securing an additional jacket/layer without having to take up room inside the pack.
My only complaint would be the layout of the pack itself. It seems to be oddly shaped due to the way the main compartment zipper runs and that the sides of the pack aren't exactly even(one side seems taller than the other). This makes zipping the pack a little troublesome but it's not a deal killer for me, just a minor inconvenience.
Posted by Nate on 9th Dec 2016
I've had them all and spent less as well as a whole lot more on them. The Pilum is at the top of the list though, easily. Here is why: Perfect size and comfort, top of the line design and materials, quality beyond compare, A+ company behind it. Its always a pleasure to do anything with Vanquest and picking up a Pilum was a no brainer. It sits really well and stays in place nicely on the shoulder and I don't even use the sternum strap but its nice to know its there in case I have to be on a bike or really mobile for some reason. I got the black one and its a lot less tactical looking than the Javelin. I appreciate this very much. A+ Vanquest!
Posted by mark gillman on 8th Dec 2016
i dont have much to say because i just got it. but i do have others and theres no comparison ...these are great !!!
Posted by Old Mission on 23rd Aug 2016
This bag accommodated my MacBook 13' without problems along with by day to day work gear. It also is a solution for shoulder pain I would get from a messenger bag or a regular backpack that I usually slung over just one shoulder. Wolf Gray is also understated and blends well for carrying it around my healthcare based workplace.
Posted by Bruce C on 15th Feb 2016
I bought the Javelin V-slinger in 2014 to carry camera equipment on vacation. It was perfect for reaching gear without putting the bag on wet ground. It also served as a solid platform for changing camera lenses on a narrow muddy trail -- rotated to the chest, the open bag is almost a table for the lens swap. But, it was about a half-inch too small for my 13" laptop.
With the Pilum, there is ample room for a full-size pro DSLR with L-bracket, a 70-200/f4 lens, large flashgun, two smaller prime lenses, various accessories, and a laptop. As a bonus, the Pilum doesn't look like a camera bag. Thanks, Vanquest, for listening to customer feedback on the laptop size while keeping the same great Javelin design.
Tip: buy a backpack rain cover to keep an unexpected storm from damaging SLR bodies and lenses. It's saved my gear several times.
Posted by Michael P. on 3rd Oct 2015
Bought this pack and I am not disappointed at all. Perfect size for my 13" Macbook Air and can fit more stuff along with it. Very comfortable. I also have the Javelin but this fits my laptop much better.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2015
This is a terrific pack with basically the same set up as the javelin vslinger pack with a more sleek overall look and carries very well and still has the same high quality as expected. Very pleased with this pack.