The RUSH12 has been a fantastic backpack. It has been a faithful companion on multiple camping and road trips all over the US and Canada. It is roomy enough to take as my only pack for short (2-3 day) road trips. It can (just) fit a couple changes of clothes and a suit. But where it excels is for short day trips, where it is perfect for carrying drinks, snacks, radios, binoculars etc. all neatly organized and protected.
I find that the Source Tactical "WLPS Low Profile 3L Hydration Reservoir" fits the hydration pocket like a glove. Even when completely full (3L capacity), it causes very little bulging.
Thanks 5.11 for a great pack!
I love the backpack and it's been pretty good to me, but the straps that determine how large the arm holes are slip when taking the bag on and off. If there's away that they could could make it to where the straps stayed where you put them without slippage the bag would be great.
One of the best EDC bag for working commute. Laptop packs nicely along with EDC gear. Straps are comfortable and distributes weight nicely.
Great Company Great Gear: Bought 3 bags 2 years ago for a book bag for my kids to take to school. As these things go they have been used for just about everything; book bag; camping; hiking; airsoft etc. 2 years later and they still look like new. The only failure point after 2 years of abuse is the main pocket paracord for the zipper pull finally wore through. I can attest that these bags have been used and abused. A normal high-end $50-60 book bag would only last my kids 3 months at best. We live in Arizona so they are required to keep their bags outside on the ground because there isn’t room for them in the class and they do not provide lockers. This also means they are required to haul everything they need throughout the day with them. I can honestly say these bags have saved me at least $600 over the last 2 years. Thank you 511!
I purchased this Rush12 Backpack in Singapore from the 5.11 Tactical Authorized Dealer, Hock Gift Shop. The Rush12 backpack is well built, and has excellent cushioning on the contoured yoke shoulder strap system. The front admin panel has plenty of compartments for proper organisation of my personal items. The main compartment is very spacious with sufficient space to pack for a full day trip. With proper packing, it may even have enough space to pack for up to 3 days trip. Although the Rush12 back is a tactical backpack, it's design is not "overly" tactical. You don't get stares from people wondering why someone would carry a military tactical backpack at the shopping mall. The size of the backpack is perfect for everyday carry. Not too big or too small for my use. I have finally found my perfect everyday carry backpack. Thank you 5.11 Tactical for such a wonderful product.
This bag is great, it's my EDC. I use it for school, work, and traveling. It's perfect and has some sturdy zippers.
I originally had the RUSH MOAB 10 for my edc. Loved it but recently started needing a little more space to carry all my day to day gear, and needed more security for the times I needed to run. The RUSH 10 just wasn't cutting it for me anymore. I already had the 24 and 72 but those were too much to use for everyday. So after alot of research and testing, I finally opted to get the RUSH 12. And I gotta tell you, I couldn't be happier with purchasing this pack. Carries all my gear and I still have space left. Extremely comfortable fit. And can take a serious beating. I've tossed it, rolled it, and drove it into the dirt, and still holds up great.
I'm a police officer who works in rural areas and I wanted a smaller backpack I could use as a go bag for when I needed to head into the woods (missing people, escaped prisoner etc). I love this bag so much. I pack a heavy jacket, hi vis vest, para cord, toque, ball cap, extra pens, notebooks, camera, ammunition and other gear. I've deployed it in the field twice in the 6-7 months I've had it and its served me well. I added the 5.11 6.6 med pouch to the MOLLE on the back, attached a water bottle carrier on the left and a gps holder on the right. I'm considering adding a rifle/shotgun sleeve on it as well.
This bag is a constant companion when I'm on patrol.
On my days off I use it for day hikes.
Planning to purchase the Rush 72 backpack for overnight trips.
Best backpack I've ever owned.
I used this bag for two weeks so far and its amazing for a small pack that you could need for anything. You got school? grab this pack.You looking for a pack that does the job? you are on the right page. Just don't drop it into water and you'll be right as rain.
I'm a vet who is in his second semester of college and used this back all of first semester. This back handled all my daily use easily. College books aren't light and with a mall IFAK and G17 on board the bag was easy to manage and held up flawlessly. I liked the bag so much I promoted it to my Get-Home bag. I would have given 5 stars but I couldn't easily mange my G17 and spare mag.
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