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COVRT 18 Backpack

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.

 

Overview:

  • 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

 

Specifications:

  • 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

 

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COVRT 18 Backpack

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$130.99

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.

 

Overview:

  • 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

 

Specifications:

  • 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

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.3

(based on 87 reviews)

86 %

Pros

  • Comfortable (70)
  • Great Features (60)
  • Attractive Design (58)
  • Roomy (57)
  • Lightweight (55)

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly (7)
  • Poor Quality (5)
  • none (3)
  • Not enough accessories (2)
  • Not waterproof (2)

Best Uses

  • Travel (57)
  • Computer (48)
  • Office (40)
  • Commuting (38)
  • School (24)

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4.0

Reliable and Functional

By EOD

from Northwest

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Rugged Construction
  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight
  • Difficult To Spot

Cons

  • Falls Apart Easily

My profession is

  • First Responder

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Describe Yourself

  • Rescue Technician
  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Fire-rescue Specialist
  • Firerescue Specialist

Best Uses

  • At The Base
  • Urban Operations
  • Personal Safety
  • In Vehicles

I bought this product over a year ago, and I have used it every day since then. I use it for school, work, and international travel. It is durable and spacious enough to carry my 15" computer, mouse, cables, chargers; textbooks, notebooks, two calculators; a small arsenal of pens, pencils, and highlighters; snacks, water bottles, sunglasses, two flashlights; Glock 19, two extra magazines; trauma shears and first aid kit. It is nice because it conceals all of these items without looking too "tactical".

Some of the stitching has worn out, and the two grommets for the drain holes at the bottom have fallen out. But it has held up remarkably well, as I would expect from 5.11. I would like to see more color options available.

 
4.0

FANTASTIC EVERYDAY PACK!

By LANDBOUNDPARROTHEAD

from INDIANA

Cons

  • Difficult To Load

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Hunter
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Personal Safety

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight
  • Difficult To Spot
  • Rugged Construction

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I use my pack daily to and from work, it contains everything I need for any kind of emergency and my lunch. I use it on weekends when I go boating to keep everything organized and nearby if needed. I would strongly recommend this pack, for anyone who likes to keep organized!

 
5.0

Pushed to the Limits!

By Bro. T

from Texas

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Plenty of storage
  • Great Design

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

Best Uses

  • Dad Bag
  • Professional
  • Office
  • Day pack
  • Concealed Carry
  • Business
  • EDC
  • Carry on
  • Travel

I'm a youth pastor with a CCW, a 3 year old, and 1 year old. My Covrt pack goes with me everywhere: to the office, road trips, over night trips, etc. I literally have it on my back multiple times a day, 7 days a week.
At any given time, it has my calendar, Bible, 5 subject notebook, Taurus 24/7 Pro (where allowed), extra magazine, first aid kit, EDC kit, tech cables, sun glasses, diapers, wipes, 2 water bottles,keys, etc.
I've recommended this pack to multiple friends and family members with only one complaint:
The compression straps on the side need to be about 3" lower. It currently compresses the top of the pack, while leaving the bottom portion pretty loose. Again, not a deal breaker, but I believe it's a detail that could greatly improve the functionality of the pack.

 
5.0

"Chairborne Ranger" Certified!

By Chairborne Ranger

from DC Metro

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Well Designed
  • Multi-purpose
  • Durable

Cons

  • No Bungie Straps

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

Best Uses

  • Day hikes
  • Other
  • Travel Go-bag
  • Work or school
  • Range bag

I use this bag for my daily grind to work which combines driving and about 1-mile walk total. I carry laptop, snack, lunch, umbrella, coffee, water, and other essentials (flashlight, small pocket knife, x-tra pens, Motrin, etc.) for any Chairborne Ranger Contingency (to include Airport Carry-On)

It also serves great for day hikes, range bag, and hauling all required accessories for a Family Fire Team excursion to the mall, museum, zoo, whatever.

The bag is well designed, very durable, awesome zippers. The Carry Handle is genius to allow for a common portage.

Unlike other bags - this product is very comfortable with any weight/load and fits fine w/ just a t-shirt and/or my monster parka. It's water resistant (and also has drain holes in the bottom for, uh, a use I'd never have, but purty cool). I really like the velco straps on the shoulder straps which makes it easy to add on additional pouches for items you need for ready access.

The only CON is I wish it had some bungie-netting system so you could easily tangle a light jacket/coat in on the fly.

Overall - I expect to use this bag for everything for years to come. As an ex-Infantry weenie - it offers familiar comfort and durability for military usage in a civilian friendly context.

 
5.0

Best bag ever

By TJ

from Sacramento, CA

Pros

  • Great Everyday Carry
  • Great Design
  • Comfortable
  • Good colors
  • Made well

Was this a gift?

  • No

Cons

  • Admin Pocket Size

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Best Uses

  • Hiking
  • CCW
  • Everyday carry
  • Camping
  • Travel

I am a teacher and I use this everyday. Pack is designed great and unlike the MOAB 6 (which I like alot), the COVRT does what it is suppossed to do and blends in well.
I do wish the admin pocket was a little larger. This would allow me to carry more items which can be accessed easily without opening the larger main compartment. Large compartment has 2 main storge pockets (Mesh). Padded pocket for computer or tablet.
Hydration pocket holds large 3 liter bladder.
Sunglasses pocket holds large sunglasses case which allows me to hold sunglasses and prescription glasses. Front compartment folds down to reveal Molle System whisch allows you to add additional storage such as a 6.6 pouch, etc.
I typically clip in my 5.11 knife and flashlight and leave it zipped up. But I like the option of the molle.
Has a CCW area with velcro patch. I have my CCW permit so I sometimes keep my firearm here when I don't carry on me. This area can also be extra storage if you don't CCW.
Shoulder straps have velcro strips abd loops which allows you to add accessories to keep items close to you. Great place to keep camera on a hike or phone.
Overall, I love this bag. You will not be dissapointed.

 
2.0

Almost Perfect - Epic Fail

By PDH

from Phoenix, AZ

Pros

  • Perfect size
  • Quality build
  • Compartment Configuration
  • Reasonably Priced

Was this a gift?

  • No

Cons

  • Handle Placement

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Best Uses

  • Day pack
  • Travel
  • Range bag

This pack was almost perfect for my purpose. The only flaw is in the handle placement. The handle is placed so far forward on the shoulder straps that I couldn't wear the pack comfortably. I like my packs to ride high on my back, but the handle won't let that happen.

I like the pack so much that I decided to try and modify it rather than return it. Long story short; my modifications didn't work out and I had to throw the pack in the trash.

I'm hoping 5.11 will offer a second COVERT model with a repositioned handle.

Still a fan and user of 5.11 products.

 
5.0

great back pack

By reaper 2-3

from whtie lake MI

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • On The Job Use
  • Multi function
  • Comfort
  • Durable

Cons

  • none

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

great use out in field. pockets are strong and hold gear well

 
5.0

The best dsesigned backpack ever

By Joe

from Seattle, Wa

Cons

  • Shoulder Strap Wear

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Practical

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Travel

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Roomy
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

Primary use

  • Business

I have tried every style briefcase or backpack for travel and work. This is the best designed backpack I have ever used. It is Comfrtable, roomy and the pockets are well thought out.

I have over 200,000 air miles using this pack and it hardly shows wear. Except for the top of the shoulder strap where it attaches to the pack. the stitching has worn and strtched until the strap is tearing away from the pack. if the strap had been sewn into the pack and tied into the top of the pack instead of a simple stiched fabric to fabric attachment it would be a perfect pack. I would buy it again hopefully they fis this one flaw.

 
3.0

No Heavy Loading

By T

from Colorado

Cons

  • Weak Shoulder Straps

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Practical

Best Uses

  • Office
  • Travel

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Great Features

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Primary use

  • Personal

Overall I like the pack, its many pockets, and less-tactical look. I have not had any issues with the zippers binding. My 15.6" laptop bearly fits in the laptop pocket, but it fits. My gripe with this pack is that where the straps attach to the pack, there is no webbing; its just stitched to the fabric. When I have loaded it up for a hike (maybe 30-40lbs) the strap attachment points look to have stressed seems. 5.11 should have at least run 1.5" webbing from the straps into the main panel of the pack. I'll still keep using it for lighter loads but not for anything heavy.

 
5.0

best pack ever

By john

from D/FW Texas

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Comfort-Oriented
  • Practical
  • Career

Best Uses

  • Travel
  • Office
  • Computer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Attractive Design
  • Roomy
  • Durable

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

Primary use

  • Business

I use this pack to carry a computer, Ipad, sunglasses, pistol and all kinds of other stuff.
I love it and it still looks great and shows little wear after almost 3 years. I used an "off" brand that lasted less than 9 months before it developed holes, zippers wore out, and the straps started pulling out.

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