Whether it's carrying extra gear out to the range, hiking, a bug-out bag or just a general carry-all backpack, the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 is a winner all around. I have owned this bag for over a year now and have found a variety of different uses for it. Originally I purchased this bag with the intent to use it as my keep in the truck bug-out bag. 5.11 gave this bag the name "Rush 24" because it
was designed to hold enough gear for 24 hours. However I found myself using this bag so much on a day to day basis, that I purchased a second bag. If you are looking to carry less or more gear, 5.11 Tactical offers this bag in a Rush 12 and 72.
Here is what I love about this bag. First is its durability. After a year and a half of use, the bag looks and still performs as if it was brand new. Second, the molle/slickstick system is great for customizing additional pouches to this bag to fit your needs. Third, the internal and external pockets are set up in a way that all your gear stays organized, doesn't move around and you can access it all very easily. Last, the hydration pocket. To be honest, I didn't think that I would ever use this feature. Then I discovered that if you are going to be hiking or just traveling around with this pack on your back all day, the hydration pocket is great for keeping you refreshed. Instead of having water bottles shoved in the main pack and taking up room, you can simply have the bladder bag delivery tube at-the-ready.
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: A backpack designed to provide superior storage capacity and organization without slowing you down.
Target Market: Any one who physically carries around gear and wishes to keep it all organized and safe.
FNBs: (Features & Benefits of this product)
- Durable 1050D nylon
- Water repellent coating
- 2070 cubic inch capacity
- Adjustable height sternum strap
- 2 external compression straps
- Twin drainage grommets
- Self-repairing YKK zippers
- Hydration pocket
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: 5.11 offers this in black, dark earth, sandstone, OD and multicam.
What others are saying?: "Best pack so far."
+ MOLLE/SlickStick System with additional attachment points + Top pockets with non-scratching fleece liner + 1 interior stuff-pocket with a draw cord + Dual density closed-cell foam shoulder straps + Glove-friendly pull tabs
- Twin grommet drain holes could allow sand/water/bugs/etc into the bag if its put down
Jared prefers Simon Peter Sport Company for all his FFL needs.