Front pocket: 6" x 6" x 1"
Front slim pocket: 6" x 5"
Main compartment: 9" x 7" x 3"
Rear CCW pocket: 6" x 8" with internal loop field
Approximate overall volume: 225 cu. in.
A new addition to the Gearslinger line, the Remora is the smallest to date.
Instead of being backpack-like as seen on the other Gearslingers, The Remora is sized just right for CCW and everyday carry items. D-rings on the back sides allow the main strap to be connected to either side allowing the pouch to be optimized for left or right side carry. The main strap has a 2" SRB to connect to the upper shoulder flap and the other side has a snap hook to connect to the D-rings. The shoulder flap has PALS compatible webbing for small addon pouches and elastic covers the female SRB piece. The elastic holds the SRB in place and can assist in preventing accidental release. The SRB can be moved on top of the elastic if ease of use priority is desired.
Moving to the front, 2 Rows and 4 Channels of PALS webbing allow pouch addon options such as a small or medium TacTile pouch. A one way zipper opens up the slim pocket which is connected to a larger pocket. The larger frontal pocket has double zipper opening with 2 elastic loops on one side and divider sleeve on the other. A bonus key-clip is included for interior attachment options. A little further up is the exterior of the main pocket. A shockcord and cord-lock rig allows quick external carrying. Loop velcro allows patch placement and this area is attached cave style so a flashlight or similar item can be carried. As usual, I wish the Maxpedition logo was not all up in my velcro space, but this can easily be removed.
The main pocket area has 3 Rows and 2 Channels of PALS webbing externally on each side. This is a good size for sheaths and mag pouch size pouches. On the inside, the front has a secondary CCW area with a large loop field. A divider sleeve is on top which can work well to hold a weapon in place or be a general purpose area. On the other side is a taller sleeve divider with elastic velcro flap. Grommets are in the main and front pocket for drainage. The top has a handle with a padded wrap for a smooth ride. On the external upper sides are additional D-rings which work well for attaching the pouch to other bags.
A cool extra ability is the Remora can be converted from shoulder carry mode to handle/pouch attachment mode by tucking the shoulder flap into the back CCW pocket. A snap is on the shoulder flap so the back CCW can still be snapped closed in tucked mode. The CCW area is similar to the Manta and Colossus, but a little smaller. Do not worry, a full size pistol still fits in there nicely. The pocket area has a nice big loop field good for a modular holster. The external part is a flexible nylon grid with foam inside which works great for padding and airflow. A snap closure is used for this area which has a little D-ring as a pull tab aid. At the bottom is a hypalon and velcro flap for belt attachment. I wish the pull D-ring was larger like on the Manta and Colossus, but I can add 550 cord to make it easier to pull.
Although the Remora can be worn many ways, I like to wear it in a cross-draw position as seen in my worn pictures. I prefer the pistol in the main pouch for full concealment and then the elastic in the front pocket works great for 2 extra magazines. As for small down sides, I would like to see more color matching such as brown instead of black zippers. I would also like to have a metal snap hook on the main strap, but the plastic based one currently on is sufficient for the loads the Remora can carry. Overall I like the Remora a lot as a small all business pouch. The PALS webbing placement is a bonus in which I can bulk up the carrying capacity as needed.