Ratings and Reviews
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.
I use this bag for everything. When I go on a short vacation (2-3 days) this is the bag I use. When I'm going on a day hike this is the bag I use. My work takes me away from home a lot. I use this bag as my EDC/ Get home bag.
My wife got me this bag about three years ago, and since then I've had no other bag. I am, however, thinking of getting the Rush 24, just to increase my options a little bit.
I got this pack used, and in perfect condition, not from the owner but because of the craftsmanship of the pack. I use it daily, always switching out from day use hiking, over night hiking, range day, work, and loading it up with my kids stuff. All around this is an amazing piece. Truly strong, fits more than you could imagine, yet just the right size. I was weary about this pack being to bulky for every day stuff, but I was wrong. This product comes highly recommended from me.
Currently, Ive got the 5.11 med kit stocked on the one side, the 5.11 rifle sleeve(which works awesome as well) on the front, a double mag pouch and voodoo leather-man/gps combination pouch on the other side. Also a 72oz bladder in its proper place as well.
I recently used the Rush 12 as my travel pack on a weekend trip to great success. So much so that I decided to used it as my travel pack for two weeks.
So far, it's been successful, too. It helps that I've packed only what I need and nothing else. I'm staying in a place where I have access to laundry facilities, so I didn't need to pack and excess of clothing. I also packed my Macbook Air, my iPad Mini, as well as my Covert Z.A.P. for when I want to carry an even smaller pack around town. Everything fit into the Rush 12 with room to spare. I even emptied all of my travel gear (that's right - all of it) into the Z.A.P. and used the Rush 12 to tote around my laptop a few times.
The Rush 12 is both versatile and adaptable in ways I never imagined. I'll be using it for future short-term, and long-term, trips. I'm confident it will meet the challenge with no problem.