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.
I use this bag every day and I can't say enough good things about it. I use it for work, for school, and for travel. I've had it for about 3 years. It has been tossed in the back of my SUV, squashed in the bed of a truck, strapped on the back of my motorcycle, and it is still holding up with no issues. I can carry everything I need in this awesome bag. The only thing I wish it had was a concealed carry compartment...but aside from that, no complaints. The molle system is great, enabling me to add or remove pouches to customize the bag for what I need. I've got a black one and am about to order an OD green one for drill and deployments.
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.