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Second Front™

rotatable backpack

The backpack version of our versatile Sidewinder™ sling-pack, this unique pro-quality day-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 shoulder straps are 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 velcro like fuzz for attaching dividers, patches or Hazard 4® holsters. A removable delta-retainer is included for keeping bottles and similar objects inside the side pockets of the Second Front™. Wherever and however hard core your work or play, the Second Front's got your back, and your front.

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Second front™-Black 9
Second Front™ - MultiCam 16

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_ backpack version of our Sidewinder™ front-to-back sling pack
_ thermoform back & easy access when swung to user's chest
_ multiple modular/MOLLE expansion options
_ drop-down organizer/work surface on front with iPad® window
_ wide-format & padded carrier fits most 15” laptops
_ if your laptop is too big for the back pocket, it makes a great
   home for our new Cartridge™ padded laptop sleeve insert that
   clips securely to loops inside the floor
_ 3-D air-mesh material on underside of straps for comfort
_ hydration back-pocket (for bladders up to 100 Oz./3L)
_ trap-door for hydration-hose w/o sharp velcro edges
_ flat zip-pocket on front w/ velcro panel area above
_ large grab-handles for carrying or pulling to chest/back
_ internal mesh zip/elastic pockets for organizing items
_ high-quality 3D Hazard 4® logo in subdued black or coyote
_ large, locking buckle on waist belt for rapid drops (belt is not removable)
_ 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 velcro panel for attaching covertly our
   optional modular pistol/magazine holster

What's Included:
_ 1x Delta retainer
_ 1x Sternum strap

Additional Info

Additional Info

Internal Size No
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 .8" D (44 x 27 x 2 cm)
Total Gear Capacity ~20.1 L (1,227.6 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 (2)

+100500Review by Mikhail
It is the most perfect backpack wich i've ever had. (Posted on 4/11/2017)
Great Products but it has some ConsReview by James M.
Very strong, water resistant and well made. the only real con I have is the air flow system on the rear of the pack does nothing at all, as soon as I put the pack on I start to get very warm along the straps and rear of the bag. I would love to see a Hazard 4 bag with a frame. (Posted on 10/10/2013)

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what's the difference between this and the sidewinder?
Hello. Thank you for contacting us. The main difference is that the Second Front is the backpack version of our Sidewinder. As such, it comes with a non-removable belt as opposed to the main single-strap on the SideWinder (for stabilizing purposes). An item included for the Second Front is the sternum strap instead of the Stabilizer strap used for the SideWinder. If your laptop is more than 15" and does not fit in the back pocket, you may use our Cartridge™ padded laptop sleeve insert that clips securely to the loops inside the floor of the bag.

Hope this helps!
Customer Support answered on March 29, 2017
Is the waist belt removable?
No. The belt is sewn permanently on the pack.
Customer Support answered on April 8, 2016
Is it water resistant? What's its waterproof/resitant rating in terms of PSI? Does there exist a sort of poncho / shell to envelope it into if rain?
Good Morning

All of our pack related products is outfitted with Cordura®, and you can look up the PSI rating for military grade Cordura® material on their website. Hazard 4 does not make a poncho/ shell to cover from rain, if and any case our customer needs that type of product, we recommend any brand covers as long as the size its correct it will work to keep the rain out.

Thank you for contacting Hazard 4
Customer Support answered on July 11, 2016

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