Everything about this backpack is exceptional. Great quality and array or storage options and modifications. The only negative aspect is that I assumed it had a waist strap, which was my mistake for not looking into. I tried to find one on the website but couldn't, so I called, and the sales person on the phone told me that they do not sell them. If you need a waist strap, consider the Rush72. I'm going to have to find a 3rd party option for the waist strap.
I asked my friend to order Rush 24 Sandstone in Germany. I am in Viet Nam and I did not think these products are manufactured in my country. When I received the bag just 1 week ago, I was surprised by the label "Made in Vietnam" inside the bag. I am wondering if there is any official store selling Rush series in Vietnam. Any way, I am happy with it because I often travel for 3 to 4 days in remote areas and it can store most of my stuffs.
I am thinking of having another Rush 12 TAC OD
Good pack with lots of little pocket options. I am disappointed that it did not come with a waist belt.
I've had my Rush 24 for a little over 2 years. I use it daily for work, and it's my go-to travel bag. It has been on multiple plane trips, including 2 to Hong Kong. The bag has held up extremely well. Recently, the zipper straps have started to frey from the abuse I put my bag through. I e-mailed 5.11 and explained the situation, they sent me replacements for them, no questions asked and at no charge to me.
everything is just as god as advertised and i was very happy. however theres one thing which isnt specified which i thought it included but in reaality it doesnt, and thats the waist strap. it only come with the rush 72
I use backpacks for everything - work, hiking, biking, traveling, etc. I need a lot of room and organization but without the bulkiness of most bags. After a ton of research and trying out so many other, cheaper options, I finally invested in the Rush 24 in Dark Earth (looks good on my multicam uniform and with multicam patches/name tape). Not only does it look sharp for work, but I can store so much in it. I carry a full load of basic CLS gear in just one pocket, extra clothes, outdoor survival gear, and I also have a Camelbak reservoir in it. The way it's designed takes all the weight off of my lower back and I can hike all day with a full load of gear without feeling any unnecessary stress. It's how a backpack SHOULD feel. I don't leave my house without it. It's my EDC go-to now.
I cannot say enough good things about this bag. The quality in terms of stitching and overall durability of the bag itself is exceptional.
I have not had mine very long but it gets used everyday for school, work, the gym or any combination thereof.
It is pricey but well worth it.
Also, a police officer friend has had his for 10 years and the only thing he has done has been washed it because it was black and dirt shows up very clearly.
DEFINITELY worth the money.
* If I could give more than 5 stars I would
Just received my Rush 24 backpack last week. Got the dark earth color. Very sharp. The nylon and stitching used on the pack is exceptional in terms of durability and appearance. I did a lot of research before buying. Got 20% off for the Fathers Day sale. Great value. Exceptional product. Only constructive criticism I would offer is that the Sunglass pocket on top is very small and tight. They should address that if they ever do another update to the pack design.
I called to check on my order and why it is still in "processing" two days after placing the order. So I called and asked if it was on backorder. The explanation I got was, "because you chose ground, it takes two or three days for us to ship it." So basically, they have it, but because I didn't pay for expedited shipping, they sit on it for a couple days or so. That's the California tax for you.
I gave it a 3 as I expect the product to be great, but it's just their service (shipping) that is sub-par.
Bought one of these when they first came out. At first I thought it was a little expensive but I was wrong. The quality and usefulness of the bag makes the price point perfect. I use this bag for my daily gear bag and every thing has a spot.
Recently this bag was stolen from me with most of my gear and so I have purchased another to replace it. I may buy another bag in the future for other uses.
I am very happy with and greatly appreciate the design and quality of the build.