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Style# 56961

COVRT18™ Backpack

Average rating of 87%

(101 Reviews)

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Purpose Built

Designed to appear subtle and inconspicuous, the COVRT 18 is a full-sized covert backpack that provides superior tactical utility and efficiency in a wide range of environments. Also perfect for off duty CCW use, the COVRT 18 features a Backup Belt System™ compatible hidden pistol pocket and a concealed R.A.C. (Roll-down Assault Compartment) that can house a full sized firearm. QuickTact™ accessory straps at the shoulder integrate with other 5.11 tactical gear, a padded sunglass pocket keeps your eyewear protected, and a flip down ID panel allows you to go from covert to overt instantly. The main compartment provides a padded laptop sleeve and roomy main and secondary storage areas, while adjustable yoke shoulders, compression straps, and a reinforced grab handle ensure easy carry.



  • Full-featured covert backpack
  • Ambidextrous side-entry Back-Up Belt System® compartment
  • R.A.C. conceals a full-sized firearm
  • Roomy main and secondary storage areas
  • Reinforced grab handle
  • QuickTact™ accessory straps
  • Sunglass pocket
  • Flip-down ID panel
  • Padded internal laptop sleeve



  • Durable, water-resistant 500D nylon
  • 19"H x 12.25"L x 6.5"D main storage area
  • 11"H x 9.25"L x 2.5"D secondary storage area
  • Comfortable compression straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Yoke-style shoulder straps
  • YKK® zippers
  • Duraflex® hardware


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 101 reviews)

87 %


Making A Great Bag...Better

By Jason


I am a HUGE 5.11 fan. I purchased the COVRT18 backpack and am very pleased with the bag. However, I have a recommendation to make the backpack better. Velcro and Molle is included in the front pocket. I personally believe that the front pocket would be better with pockets for pens, cards, keys, etc. Having Velco (which it has) and Molle would be better suited in the concealment pouch to attach a holster and Molle to attach more magazine holsters. At the very least, attach Velco throughout.


You Can't Go Wrong

By Chuck


I'm a daily commuter by rail into Washington, DC. I've been carrying this pack for 18 months - every day. It's a high-quality design that wears like steel. I have it loaded with enough electronics plus SHTF gear for a pack mule. I'm totally satisfied and I highly recommend this pack.


Fantastic pack - only 1 issue

By John


First, I LOVE this pack. I have had this pack for a few months now and find that it is easy to customize and upgrade. I keep a concealed carry pistol along w/ First Aid Kit. I added the AR500 Soft Armor to the Hydration pocket. The only complaint I have is the Sternum Straps, well, not the straps themselves but the clips that hold them on to the Shoulder Straps. They seem very flimsy and don't hold very well. I went to the local hardware store and replaced them w/ metal split rings that work much better and give me a more secure fit. Otherwise, I could not say enough good about this pack. I would buy it again, along w/ some black split rings to upgrade the sternum straps.


Great Bag

By Zaven


Been looking and researching for a bag that had tonnes of storage, great for everyday use and activities (hikes, biking, jogging, walking around town), comfortable, durable and did not scream tactical.

Did not give it a 5-star because of the rubberized back padding found on the lower part of the back padding, keeps riding my shirt or jacket up. It would have been better to keep the same mesh material. Plus the mesh side pockets are not big enough to hold my 1L nalgene bottles when not using my hydration pack.


Design and Planning equal Strength, Fuction and Durability

By BMac


I have been searching for a new back pack for many months and the C18 was the perfect purchase. The design is well thought out and blends in function without forgetting the user. I am in many different climates and terrains and the C18 has performed as advertised. I highly recommend this pack.


Excellent Pack

By Rich


I have had this pack for about 3 years now. and I am finally getting a small tear in the bottom of the pack. I use this everyday and it has been very reliable. I feel that the bottom of this pack needs to be reinforced with a second layer just to last longer.


Good for everything

By Jay


I bought this for use at work but I find myself using it for a lot more. I frequently dump all my work stuff out and put my traveling or other personal stuff in. When I get home I need to reverse everything. It's a great back pack. I should just get a second one


Great backpack. Can be used for about anything you want.

By Logan


I originally bought this bag for the CCW compartment but I have found out that it is great for a lot of things and I take it with me where ever I go.

The CCW compartment is great when I need put my gun away and it is secured very well with the purchase of the Velcro holster, and the zippers to the compartment can be well hidden also. (You do need to purchase a Velcro holster, or at least I did so I could securely carry my gun in my bag) Compartment plenty big enough to hold my Full size Smith & Wesson MP 9mm.

I love the sunglasses compartment, it has that microcloth wall material, so your shades can stay protected and clean and it works great! I normally keep some knives, pens, extra clothes, many other extra little things that I always have on me, and sometimes put my gym shoes in the main compartment also. Plenty of pockets for your imagination.

Extremely comfortable to carry, even when I make it a little bit of a heavier load.

Had this bag for about 8 months and it still looks brand new. If anything would ever happened to it I would with out a doubt get another.


Fantastic EDC pack

By J

from Pittsburgh, PA

This pack is well worth the money. It is very durable and does everything that I need. The straps/ carry handle are among the best I have seen on any pack. The padding is amazing for heavy loads. Additionally, the pockets can be customized with mollie pouches which is a very nice touch. Ultimate custom pockets to meet your needs.

I use this everyday to carry multiple books, laptop, charger, calculator, pens, pencils, etc. It has shown zero signs on wear throughout the year and 10 months + that I have owned it. I have no doubt that this will hold up for many years to come. When it finally runs out of gas, I will try my best to purchase another.

Buy with confidence. Mine still looks brand new.


Needs molle...

By Brou

from can't say

I use this bag in my day to day job, this is my second bag of this type I have purchased. They wear out a little faster that a 1000d cordura backpack but that is to be expected, if you want a back pack that looks like a college back pack, and then run it like a military bag things will happen. But other than that (and the fact they don't make the moss color anymore) I only have one complaint, and that is I would like to see molle inside of the bag, in place of the laptop sleeve.

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