A rifle sling is a rifle sling, I’ve always thought, and not too much past that point. They allow you to carry a rifle safely on your shoulder and even can serve as a stabilizer during shooting. Using one while wearing a backpack, though, can prove challenging. The sling never stays on right and honestly just feels cumbersome.
FHF Gear set out to solve that problem with its FHF Gear Rifle Sling/Pack Attachment System, and I believe the brand has done just that.
In short: Hunters looking for a safe and secure way to sling a rifle on their shoulder while wearing a backpack will appreciate the FHF Gear Rifle Sling and Pack Attachment System.
- Laser-cut squadron laminate
- HANK (Neoprene-coated nylon)
- Mil-Spec buckles
- Nylon webbing
- 3.8 oz.
- Sling excluding webbing 13.5" x 4"
- Eliminates slippage while wearing a backpack
- Rifle deploys quick and easy
- Is still a standalone rifle sling
- Slight learning curve to getting it set up right. Be sure to watch the well-made video FHF Gear made on how to set this up properly.
FHF Gear Rifle Sling/Pack Attachment System Review
It’s not every day you see a truly good product hit the hunting market that hasn’t been made before. The FHF Gear Rifle Sling falls into that slim category and does it in style. In a nutshell, this is a rifle sling that can be used as a standalone. But, it’s also made to attach via buckles to your backpack for a safe and secure ride without worry of the rifle sling slipping on your shoulder.
This 3.8-ounce rifle sling has Mil-Spec buckles, a closed-cell foam internal, and is largely encased in CORDURA and a neoprene-coated nylon. Hunters have the choice between five different colors, with two of them being camo.
The webbing on the sling will rapidly adjust from 24 inches to 47 inches. At a mere 2.8 ounces, the Pack Attachment System also has MIL Spec Buckles and two GrovTec 1-inch swivels.
One-Handed Quick Adjustment
Traditionally speaking, adjusting the length of a rifle sling has largely been a “set it and forget it” type of thing. The quick-adjust feature that FHF Gear has implemented with its version of a rifle sling squashes that tenfold.
By simply pulling up or down on a conveniently placed handle, you can rapidly adjust the length of your FHF Gear Rifle Sling. And to add even more convenience, it can be done one-handed.
Rifle slings slipping off of shoulders is something seasoned hunters are no stranger to, especially when wearing a backpack. With the FHF Pack Attachment System, the worries of your rifle slipping off of your shoulder will be a thing of the past.
An upper strap attaches to your backpack and then buckles directly to your rifle sling. A lower strap attaches to your backpack and then buckles around the stock of your rifle. All the while, your sling sits perfectly on your shoulder and will never slip off.
Deploy Rifle Easily
With the rifle attached to the backpack, one of the first worries is having quick access to the rifle for those situations that go from 0 to 60. FHF has taken care of that, too. With the rifle attached to your backpack and on your shoulder, you simply have to undo the upper and lower buckles of the attachment system.
After doing so, the rifle will now be 100% on your shoulder, giving you the ability to have immediate access to it. The upper attachment will reattach easily and keep your rifle from slipping, but the lower attachment should be made with the backpack off.
I stopped shouldering rifles via sling a long time ago because I’m always wearing a backpack. Wearing a sling is usually just uncomfortable, and I always have to worry about holding onto it to avoid slipping. This FHF Gear Rifle Sling piqued my interest for that reason.
Upon receiving the Rifle Sling, I wasn’t surprised in the least. FHF Gear has always made high-quality products, and this Rifle Sling was no exception to that. The craftmanship is top notch, and the padding felt great on my shoulder using the sling as a standalone.
My biggest intrigue was with the Pack Attachment System. It was the ultimate problem-solver. After watching the instructional video that FHF put out, I was walking around my house with the rifle shouldered and attached to my pack.
Honestly, I was surprised. It didn’t really feel like the rifle was on my shoulder. I need to mention, though, that I highly recommend watching that video. Without it, I no doubt would have set this up wrong.
Deploying the rifle from the pack was easy peasy. In no time, I could have quick access to it and be ready to rock. I also dug how I could reattach the sling to the backpack while wearing it, even if it was only the upper portion.
This is an incredibly well-made piece of gear that I give much kudos to FHF on. With that said, I did notice one con. It is very easy to use the wrong way and get the wrong performance. This is why I stressed watching the well-made video that FHF put out on the matter.
If you’re not using it to its full potential, you won’t have a great experience. I could see how this might give the wrong impression to folks and sway them away from the Rifle Sling. Bottom line, watch the dang video.
FHF Gear Rifle Sling/Pack Attachment System: In Closing
Perceptions are not a stagnant thing, and I think that is beautiful. It promotes internal growth. Minds are made to be changed. Maybe a sling isn’t just a sling, after all.
I think it’s safe to say at this point that FHF Gear changed the game with Rifle Slings. So, if you’ve been one of the many who has fallen victim to slings slipping off your shoulder while wearing a pack, give this a look. It might just solve your problem.
Actually, there is no might. It will.