Ratings and Reviews
This has been a great pack for me. I've been carrying it for about 5 years as an EDC/GHB. I have it loaded to only about 20 lbs without my two 32oz water bottles full. Its about 24 lbs with them filled. I carry this bag everywhere I go. Move it from the house to the car, from the car to the ship. I carry it in the woods. The bag is extremely tough! My wife accidentally ran over it with the car and it still looks like new.
Some things I would perhaps change:
1) It's not a true clamshell. The zippers stop about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom. Not a big deal for me, but sometimes it's a pain to get stuff into or out of the bottom.
2) The Admin pocket is very squared off at the top making it difficult to zip/unzip with one hand. The top corners have formed into horn-like protrusions that are difficult to get the zippers around. Maybe round it's shape off a little?
3) The small pockets inside of the side pockets are so high that it is difficult to get stuff in and out of them. They are pretty much useless due to this.
Due to 24/48 hour patrols, shoulderstrap on right side is totaly worn out, seams are completely gone and fabrics are totaly frayed.In my work that is a no go.
I just spent three weeks hiking throughout Israel and needed a backpack system that enabled me to carry enough clothes and equipment for three-day intervals, but was compact and permitted full range of movement. The Rush 24 exceeded my expectations. The layout of pockets, expandability and ruggedness took all that I threw at it and more - rough handling at airports, checkpoints, and not so hospitable terrain and weather. Access to most used items (side zipper pockets and admin pouch) was great. The back zippered pocket for a tablet and the top felt-lined zippered pocket for sunglasses are brilliant. This replaced an older daypack that I was never able to pack more than 24 hours worth of equipment, but was just about the same size and had horrible access compared to the Rush 24. The capability to handle heavy loads is outstanding for a pack of this size - I had about 25-30 pounds regularly in it on my trip. The only thing on the wish list is an included waist strap for a little additional stability especially when making quick lateral movements.
Rugged construction is unmatched, so it is pretty heavy. The shoulder pads are well designed and it feels so much lighter being carried on shoulder. The waterproof feature is so great except for the molle straps. However the waterproofing fabric used on the back panel is quite a letdown. When being carried around on hot days, the back panel repels sweat, which always leads to a very wet and uncomfortable back. The airflow panels are not thick enough to provide good ventilation. If the back panel is replaced with moisture wicking fabric and the airflow panels are replaced with the ones like the TacTec Plate Carrier, that would be flawless.
great back has lots of ways to organize and store. It is also a great looking bad if you add the right kind of patches
As an outdoors man, I use this backpack frequently and have never had any problems with it. It works every time and has never failed me.
I very much recommend this pack, even if you aren´t a great fan of the outdoors. It fits every situation.
I replaced an existing pack with the Rush24 for a GoRuck Challenge. I also purchased the 72, but found it was going to be just too big. The 24 was a comparable size to the pack that I used for my previous Challenge, but ended up being MUCH more comfortable. The built in drainage holes came in handy when we did our beach excercises. The neck yolk was good when we were in a down position (bear crawls, pushups, etc) and kept the pack from coming up over my shoulder or into my head.
I packed a yoga block, 6 bricks, a windbreaker, 2 shirts in a dry bag, pellican case, 3L bladder, cushioning, and still had some room in the main compartment.
I was able to get my 1.75" belt from my previous pack to work on this one. That is my BIG complaint - the pack should come with a belt.
Bought this pack to replace my lost one. main use is hiking and camping. Great costruction; heavy-duty zippers,heavyweight material, comfortable straps. Overall i am very pleased with this pack.although this pack has integrated rings to make a hip strap a pack of this level should have it built in.
I have to start off by saying that I use this bag for many, many purposes.
When I'm at the airbase I have to have quick supplies to reload my flight vest, and I also have my general supplies for a 24 hour shift...this bag let's me bring it all, and still has room for more. There are pockets upon pockets and sometimes there are more pockets than I know what to do with.
I use this bag to travel with and my last trip out for a month was made much easier when I brought this bag, and a small duffle, and still had more room to use the bag when I got there.
Even use this as my primary laptop holder...my MacBook fits perfectly in the pocket below the straps and I feel it's very secure back there where no one can get to it unless they know it's there.
Great construction of the bag...zippers are easy, click locks are in good spots. This thing gets thrown into the helo and then tossed around when I'm at the hooch/base...it withstands it all.
Great bag that I would recommend to anyone who needs something for multiple uses...either tactical or personal.
i have had this bag for about 4 months and i have used it for school and hunting. It works great for both. I would consider this bag a 48 hr instead of a 24 but that is just my opinion. No damage whatsoever yet. I give it an 11/10.