Vertx SOCP Sling Review

March 18, 2023
David Sunnyside

vertx socp sling review

VERTX SOCP Sling Review

This low-profile sling bag from Vertx is designed to mask as a waist pack, then reconfigure into a fanny pack when your mission calls for it. Featuring tool-concealing metal attachment clips, this sling is easy to switch from waist carry to slung on a backpack strap in seconds.

Originally designed in collaboration with Greg Thompson, founder of the Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP), the SOCP Sling has been built to blend into a crowd while still carrying the necessary gear needed for any situation you may find yourself in. Whether working in executive protection, conducting surveillance on the sidelines at a football game, or simply traveling, this tactical sling is the perfect EDC accessory to keep you prepared.

SOCP Sling is constructed of weatherproof 500D CORDURA nylon with synthetic leather accents for a lightweight yet durable feel. Critical seams and attachment points are bar tacked for extra durability. YKK(r) self-repairing nylon coil zippers and Duraflex(r) plastic hardware ensure smooth, quiet operation.

The SOCP Sling features a zippered smartphone compartment with a touch screen window that can be folded down for use as a nav board. This pocket also has exterior flaps that can be tucked in for discreet video surveillance or live streaming.

As a minimalist EDC bag, the SOCP Sling works great attached to the straps of a larger pack for easy access to your phone and frequently used smaller items. It can also be carried over the shoulder when you want a more hands-free solution. It's also perfect for jogging or other activities when you don't need to carry all of your gear in your pockets.

David Sunnyside
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