5 11 Rush 72 Backpack Review

I hate checking bags or overpacking multiple bags, so the idea of fitting everything I need and nothing I don’t into one backpack really appealed to me. With a tactical bag, you can expect that you’ll be carrying a lot of gear, with a lot of add-ons like mag holders or whatnot. You also don’t really care what the thing looks like (as long as it’s cool-looking). You need something that’s rugged, has a lot of pockets, and has a lot of molle things to hang additional gear or pouches on. Behind this pocket, you will find a hidden CCW compartment secured by velcro with a pull tab, this compartment is designed to store a concealed weapon but can be used as standard storage if desired.

I see light weight tents, etc. but have yet to see a backpack that will hold what I need and be the correct weight. The 5.11 Rush72 Tactical backpack can be used as a multipurpose pack, bag, range bag, hunting backpack, army backpack, tactical sling bag, survival backpack, hiking rucksack, or everyday outdoor backpack. The Rush 72 has the most compartments and pockets of all the 5.11 Rush series bags, not to mention the greatest storage capacity. The Rush 12 backpack also has a handy multi-slot internal admin compartment, a yoke shoulder strap system with contouring, pull tabs, and even an eyewear pocket with a fleece liner.

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Compatible with 5.11® Tier System, and the Rush Tier Rifle Sleeve, the pack features unmatched storage capability, a wrap-around MOLLE and SlickStick-compatible web platform, adjustable shoulder and sternum straps, a 60-oz. As we mentioned earlier, the backpack has water repellent properties so you can store documents, papers, maps, and other stuff in it even if it’s raining. The water repellent coating is all over the bag’s exterior and the compartments, and there are nylon flaps on the zippers that provide further protection. In addition, the 5.11 comes with drainage holes at the bottom.

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The compression straps on either side help the synch it tight and keep the main compartment’s contents from bulging the bag too much. Doomsday Prep is the best prepper website for prepper gear, bug out bags, & prepper supplies. We carry a full line of survival kits, self-defense, tactical equipment, long term food storage and much more. The Rush 24 also has features not available in the Rush 12. A hydration pocket makes it easy to keep your water close, as does a zippered water bottle pocket on the side of the bag. Dual drainage grommets were introduced, and so was an adjustable sternum strap.

If you know your packages by feel you can reach right into your bag, grab the package you need, and pull it out. And when things do go sideways it’s a hell of a lot easier to cram a bunch of gear into a bucket style bag in a hurry than it is to do up a bunch of reluctant zippers. Pack style might seem kinda picky, but over the years I’ve had some bad ones and it can make a HUGE difference. If you get around to it I know a lot more folks would listen to you than to me on this and I think it needs to be mentioned.

The small and medium sizes are near that but not quite as large. The gray or sandstone versions of this bag aren’t nearly as bad as some kind of camo pattern, but the extremely useful molle that surrounds the bag still just yells out “military and prepared”. The front of the inner main pouch has several zippered sections. It’s 2894 cubic inches (or 47.5L depending on which method) of space. I’ve been using an old Camelbak BFM on deployments and for traveling for about a decade now.

This feature allows you to add or remove extra pouches and webbing depending on the requirements of your task. On both sides of the bag are tall zipped pockets that let you store water bottles or similar and also on the side are two compression straps to keep the pack compact when on the move. Wide and thick adjustable shoulder straps with a hip belt and sternum strap let you carry heavy loads comfortably and the pack also has a removable internal plastic frame for added support. There are web platforms on three sides, and the extra attachment points make expansion easy. However, most backpackers don’t find the need for additional MOLLE bags as the 5.11 is very generous in that department. If you do need to add more MOLLE, the procedure is the same as on all backpacks so it won’t be an issue.