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Style# 56892

RUSH12™ Backpack

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. 16 total compartments provide a wide range of storage options, each one sized for a specific use. Additional features on the RUSH12 backpack include an internal admin panel for organizing small accessories, a 60 oz. hydration pocket that keeps you on the move, and a fleece-lined sunglass pocket that protects your eyewear. An extensive wrap-around web platform is MOLLE and 5.11 SlickStick® System compatible, allowing you to customize your storage to suit your needs. The RUSH backpack offers external compression straps, adjustable shoulder straps, and a centered sternum strap to ensure stability, and water resistant construction to keep your gear dry and secure in any climate.



  • High performance, multipurpose backpack
  • 16 individual compartments
  • Roomy main storage area
  • Hydration pocket
  • Wrap-around MOLLE/SlickStick web platform
  • Internal multi-slot admin compartment
  • Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket
  • Hook and loop nametape and flag patches



  • Water-resistant 1050D nylon (Multicam: 1000D nylon)
  • 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


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 105 reviews)

93 %

Rush 12


From Fish


I bought this backpack for a laptop bag. I am a cop and wanted a tactical bag but nothing to large so I bought this. The bag is super durable, lots of room for a smaller bag. It is the perfect laptop bag. I put foam in the bottom for protection to the laptop due this not be a designated laptop bag. Even without the foam the bag protects the laptop really well. I have a 14 inch laptop and it fits well, a 15 inch may be tight but would fit. Everyone who has seen this bag loves it. Has great features and is a top notch bag. Love it and would buy again, but as well made as this bag is it may be a long time before I need one.

Awesome packs....


From David


I love both my 5.11 packs. The Rush 12 and the Rush 72. I use my 72 on a daily basis to carry my computer (relatively small) and all my EDC stuff. I have way more room than I need but the 12 won't hold the laptop. The Rush 12 is my day pack for when I go hiking. The 72 gets much more use and over the 4+ years I have had it, has shown little wear. Just where my computer sits in the front pocket. I also use this on one or 2 night business trips to keep from checking a bag.

Make sure if you are getting this pack for school you go with a bigger pack than the 12. It's just a small day pack. Not meant for computers & books.

Great for a hike or for use around a park, terrible for college


From Steven


This bag isn't terrible by any means, but buyers should definitely think hard about what they intend to use it for.

The bag itself is well constructed with great material. The zippers seem strong, the bag is sturdy, and I wouldn't worry much about being rough with it or taking it out in rough weather. There's a decent number of pockets to help stay organized as well, which is nice if you hate having to dig to the bottom of your bag every time you want to grab something.

The size, however, is small. It's not tiny by any stretch, but it's definitely "compact." For outdoor trips, this works great because it keeps the bag close to your body and from getting snagged on anything as you move around.

Unfortunately, however, I bought this bag namely for college purposes. From the way the bag is presented, I thought this would be a sizeable bag that would easily hold a laptop, a textbook or two, along with a couple of notebooks and other accessories (calculator, pens, laptop charger & mouse, etc). The bag doesn't even come close to meeting this expectation.

This is a bag that can hold some small items (snacks or small equipment/tools, things like that), a small hydration unit, sunglasses, and a single change of light clothes (shorts, shirt, socks, underwear) if you make efficient use of the space.

If you're looking for something to take with you on short hikes, jog around a park, or family outings to an amusement park, then this bag should do the job.

If you're looking for a bag to meet your professional or educational needs, however, I strongly recommend you look elsewhere.

durable, lots of pockets, strong.


From JR


Love the bag and super handy!

Fantastic bag


From David H /Scandinavian Wilderness Society


This bag does everything right, Great organization and weight distribution, this pack cannot be recommended enough.

Legendary backpack


From Sam


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.

Great back pack!


From William


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!



From Webb


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.

Great bag.....


From Kris


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.

Great bag!


From Aven


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.

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