I loved this bag when I first got it. I travel for a living and needed a bag that would last. I am sad to say tho after two in a half years it's dead.
It has worn the zipper from the main compartment away from the canvas on the bottom of the bag (when standing) and the bearings are falling out of the wheel. The rest of the bag has held up nicely. And the only piece that's truly broken off has been the plastic corner piece on the top (when standing up).
I'm in a mixed place right now on weather to buy another one or go with a different brand. I love 5.11 just wish the bag has lasted longer.
This is a great bag for my work world wide. Its been on cargo ships and across Asia, carrying everything I need. The only suggestion is to make the top corner skid pieces like the wheel corners where corners are encompassed by the protection. This bag has withstood the many different airports, however the corner skids have not. Make these small adjustments and this bag will be impervious to any airport across the globe.
Dimensions 30 + 15 + 16 inches; 61 linear inches with duffle and pockets completely full including wheels and all obtrusions. This is the maximum linear dimensions permitted on most airlines. Empty weight is 9.6 pounds.
I agree completely with Aegir on all points -- except no elephants for us. Also provide the three external measurements and the total linear measurement in inches and cm including wheels and all protrusions as measured by airlines. Include empty weight in pounds and kilograms (including fraction of pound or kilogram.
I own an environmental emergency response consultancy in Australia and we deploy up to 15 personnel at a time to environmental disasters throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, including oil and chemical spills, ship groundings, oil rig blow-outs and natural disasters from tsunamis to earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to cyclones and typhoons.
We need real tuff-mother bags to carry our assorted field gear on planes, helicopters, boats, trucks, 4WDs and even on motor bikes, elephants and donkeys in some very remote parts of SE Asia, Papua New Guinea and elsewhere.
We have been trialling a number of different bags over the last few years - with large wheeled SCUBA bags proving the best - until we found the 5.11 Mission Ready 2.0 and SOMS 2.0.
Thank you 5.11 Tactical for these awesome bags - you have saved us with these highly versatile and well-thought out bags - thus helping us to save others by getting our gear intact from home base in Australia into remote areas hit by disaster.
But to really be effective, the Mission Ready 2.0 needs three very simple but highly important mods:
1) Lockable outer zippers: Please make the zippers on the four outer pockets lockable. Your failure to do this makes the outer pockets totally useless for our overseas deployments into wild areas in third world countries - where there are many curious and prying fingers - so we have to just leave them empty - a total waste. Its a very simple improvement.
2) Tie down feet: The tie down feet are great especially as we deploy by small boats, trucks, 4WDs and even elephants etc and we need to secure our gear when travelling across rough terrain - but why are they on the bottom only? Please add them to the top as well like the SOMS 2.0 so that we can tie down the Mission Ready 2.0 properly.
3) Molle & Velcro: Please move the two mesh pockets on the inside main compartment to the top and bottom ends - and add molle and velcro to both inside sides as per the SOMS 2.0, to improve internal modular storage capability.
5.11 - if you make these 3 simple improvements and come out with a Mission Ready 2.1 or 3.0 - we will buy 15 of them and replacements into the future - and recommend them widely to our broader work community.
Otherwise thanks for another great product!!!
Just ordered the Mission Ready 2.0 and it is exactly what I've been needing. It goes well with my 5.11 messenger bag and my Maxpedition carry on. Since I spend a lot of time on the road, this bag enables me to load all my clothing plus gear and carry it all. No more duffle bag or parachute bags for me. It is easy loading in my truck or on a plane. The strap makes it easy to attach my carry on and pull both of them through the airport. I wish I had ordered one sooner.
The overall size of this bag was deciding factor to order it,however the size did not include the wheels. We had a very limited space (drawer) where we wanted to store it. The wheels exceeded the distance available. Therefore we had to modify the bag so that it would fit in the drawer. The demensions giver were for the bag only not the hardware.
Plenty of handles, pockets, and capacity
Well balanced bag, wheel placement is just right for easy pulling. Feels very durable, zippers feel smooth and strong, bought to replace samsonite duffle that fell apart in just a few months. It has only one place for molle attachments, seems to be the only flaw, size is great for one night or one week travel. Pockets outside are handy.
Would give five stars if had more molle attachments, will update in 6 months or so to report durability , but feels much more durable than my last bag.