I've owned this bag for 3 years and from school, hiking, camping, mission trips, and more this backpack has been everywhere and done everything I've needed it to do. This pack is big enough to fit a weeks worth of (summer) clothes in, big enough to fit a separated AR.
The construction is rock solid. And the zippers are a thing of beauty, dozens of times I've put enough stress on them to where I think they may break, but they never have and I doubt they ever will.
If anything happened to this bag I wouldn't hesitate to drop the money for another. Seriously the best $100 I've ever spent.
I've owned the rush 12 a little over two years now. it goes everywhere with me and carries a lot of weight. Not one stitch has come lose or busted. High quality product!
I love this backpack. It is great when I'm on drills or everyday carry pack. I use it constantly. I just ordered a couple more items I can use to make it even better. You won't go wrong with this pack.
I recently purchased this back pack, and so far it is great. The only thing I wish it had was a place to mount a holster on the inside of the back pack to carry my extra firearm so it would be concealed, other than that awesome bag.
I use this bag as an everyday carry bag for a year now. if packed right this can be used as a 3 day pack or even more! As a surgeon, I use it to carry some of my instruments, other bags tend to be punctured by them but not this one.. nice bag.
I use the Rush 12 to carry my laptop computer, first aid kit, rain gear, jacket, emergency overnight kit and a change of socks and underwear. I travel frequently and this always goes with me. I use the backpack daily and it has held up. The zippers still work perfectly, there are no tears or wear marks. Well worth the price.
I hope they never stop making this bag, b/c at this rate, with its rugged build, my first bag is going to last me 10 years.
Very good for as EDC, for hiking, hunting and outdoor activity.
Because of sliping straps, for me, limited using as a tactical - if you run, and weight of the bag is over 12 lbs, the bag is moving down on your back.
Waist belt will help.
If you carry an axe for example, you must improvize how to fix it on the bag. 2 side strap will fix it. Othervise, great product.
Okay, so in short this bag is the best bag ever.
I have a tendency to go through bags because I carry a lot of heavy books, the corners tend to tear through the material most backpacks are made of. But not this bag. I abuse this bag constantly and it has yet to do anything but preform. There's a lot I like about this bag, and pretty much nothing I don't.
Capacity: typically I don't use this pack to max capacity but I have and it holds A LOT. I've fit 3 notebooks, a 1" binder, computer, and 3 text books in there, plus charger and pencils and all the goodies in the extra pockets. In terms of packing, I can easily get 3 nights worth of clothing and toiletries no problem.
Support: the support on this bag is great. The yoke style straps distribute the load really nicely and you don't get any discomfort no matter how full it is. There are pads down at the bottom as well, which is great for when you have to carry the bag for a long time. Theres even a grippy material that keeps it from moving around a lot, but its still comfortable even on bare skin.
Pockets: this thing has an INSANE amount of pockets. I honestly don't use all of them regularly, but it has something for everything. I really like the mesh zipper pockets in the main compartment. Thats what separates this pack from others. Usually I keep chargers and cords in there, but it's great for toiletries and such if you're traveling, or small things that usually fall to the bottom if you're on the job.
Material Quality: I read that some people were having issues with zippers and seams, but I have yet to come close to any of those issues. Not a single seam has popped and the zippers work flawlessly. The material on the bag is everything you could ever want from a tac bag. Its heavy duty without heavy weight. It breaks in really nicely, but still holds its shape fabulously. Living in Florida and being a student usually means I have to walk somewhere no matter what the weather, and most afternoons that means torrential downpours. I know this bag isn't advertised as such, but it's absolutely weatherproof. I've never had so much as a drop leak through in the heaviest, sideways rain. It keeps everything inside safe and dry. Also the material dries very quickly, so you dont end up toting around a soggy sack.
The only thing I might do is get another since I use this thing for everything. School, travel, gym, outdoors, sports, etc. It kinda get's annoying loading and unloading things every two seconds. However, this is an awesome bag and I wouldn't be nervous about buying it whatsoever.
Great product! Used for hunting, EDC, bug out bag, and everything else imaginable.