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Style# 56892


Average rating of 93%

Purpose Built

The RUSH12™ Backpack is a high performance multipurpose bag that fills multiple roles, from a tactical assault pack to a hunting backpack to an emergency go-bag.

Features and Benefits

  • 16 individual compartments
  • Roomy main storage area
  • Hydration pocket


  • Water-resistant 1050D nylon (MultiCam®: 1000D nylon)
  • Wrap-around MOLLE/5.11 SlickStick® web platform
  • Internal multi-slot admin compartment
  • Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket
  • Hook and loop nametape and flag patches
  • 18" x 11" x 6.5" main compartment
  • 12” x 9” x 1.75” bottom front compartment
  • 17” x 11” 1.5 liter hydration pocket
  • 1476 cubic inch / 24 liter total capacity
  • Adjustable height sternum strap
  • Two external compression straps
  • Contoured yoke shoulder strap system
  • Self-repairing YKK® zippers
  • Glove-friendly pull tabs
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.7 average rating

(based on 126 reviews)

93 %


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Daniel


I personally do not own another item that I can recommend more than the Rush 12, I would trust it with my life. I've have had the Rush 12 for years and can not believe how well it is holding up. After a year of owning this pack, I decided to try to break it and use the pack in stupid ways that would break other backpacks. Nothing I did phased it. If you are looking for an incredibly resilient backpack, you just found it.

Awesome bag!

 Rated 5.0 stars

From G


I mainly use this for travel, although it sometimes is my edc bag. It fits all of the things I need depending on where I am going. I can also fit a few outfits, then again I also am 5’3” so my clothes may be smaller and easier to pack than others. I fit everything I could possibly need while traveling. When this is my edc bag I can fit a ton of things with all of the compartments on this bag. This is the best backpack I have ever purchased.

Holds Like No Other

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Daryl


Who ever designed this backpack. Great work.

EXCELLENT BACKPACK, 3L Hydration Reservoir fits perfectly

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Kurt


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!

Good but not great

 Rated 4.0 stars

From Evan


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.


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Nicholas


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

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Jon


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!

The perfect everyday carry backpack.

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Roy


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.

Great Bag

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Anthony


This bag is great, it's my EDC. I use it for school, work, and traveling. It's perfect and has some sturdy zippers.

Does exactly what I need it to and more

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Jax


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.


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