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RUSH72™ Backpack

Average rating of 90%

Purpose Built

The RUSH72™ is engineered to be a full featured 72 hour bag that provides ample space for gear and accessories while remaining rugged and reliable enough for extended excursions or tactical deployments. Highly resilient, water repellent 1000D nylon construction keeps your gear safe and dry in any environment, while a generous MOLLE / TacTec System™ compatible web platform keeps all your gear within easy reach. When it comes to storage, the RUSH72™ hour backpack delivers; dual zippered front and main compartments, an admin organizer pocket, an internal hydration compartment, an easily accessible shove-it pocket, and a fleece-lined sunglass pocket keep your loadout organized, stable, and secure over rough terrain. If you're looking for the best bug out backpack in the world, you've found it – the RUSH72™.



  • Full-featured 72 hour backpack
  • Ideal for recreational use or as an operational bug out bag
  • Dual-zippered front and main compartments with molded grip pulls
  • Multiple integrated organization pockets
  • Admin organization pocket to store maps, pens, and documents
  • Fleece-lined sunglass pocket
  • Internal hydration compartment with hangers and toggles
  • Cinching waist strap and dual compression straps
  • Adjustable dual density closed-cell foam shoulder straps



  • Built from high strength, water-repellant 1050D nylon (MultiCam®: 1000D nylon)
  • 23” H x 13.5” L x 8.5” D main compartment
  • 15.5” x 11.5” x 2” front pocket
  • 16.5” x 6” x 1.75” left and right side pockets
  • 21” x 13.5” hydration pocket
  • 3342 cubic inch / 55 liter total capacity
  • Contour yoke system with grab and go handle
  • Rugged, self-healing YKK® zipper hardware
  • Integrated drainage grommet
  • Imported


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 193 reviews)

90 %

Excellent DO IT ALL Pack


From Gene


I have used a number of packs over the last six years and I can attest that these are top tier packs. I have used the Rush 12, 24 and 72 packs, and my current set up is the Rush 72 as my EDC with the MOAB 10 as my grab bag. I use the tier system to attach it to the 72 in case I need to trek a minute to get to shelter.

As an EDC pack the 72 does it all. It is the smartest pack I've seen wrt the pocket layout. It is extremely sturdy, and it has more than enough room to do what you need it to do whether it's a trip out of town for a few days, or you need to hit the trail, or a do it all deployment pack. I went away from it for a little while b/c they're not made in the USA, but few are today, and frankly, few are as well built as these packs. The molle webbing allows you to customize your pack to your specific needs, and there is nothing you can't build this pack to do. For the money you will not find a better pack. My only complaint is that 5.11 doesn't make accessories for every color pack they sell. Some of the pouches and other accessories don't come in every color, so you may look like Raggedy Anne, but you will definitely be the toughest Raggedy Anne out there! If you need a purpose built, durable and smart pack for your daily needs, this one works. You won't be disappointed.





I've had this bag for several years. I work for a fire dept. and the military. This bag is carried everyday. I never leave home without. The guys I work with call it my MacGyver bag. The only problem is the small pocket on the front, zipper doesn't close properly. Other than it an all around great bag.

Rush72 is better than advertised!


From T


I purchased my Rush72 to use on a 5 day Disaster Relief Team Mission in Baton Rouge, LA. The 72 held all my clothing and personal equipment with room to spare. I attached my sleeping bag and air mattress using the straps on the bottom of the 72. I attached several additional bags using the exterior MOLLE panels. The 72 went above and beyond the call of duty on that trip. Since then the Rush72 has accompanied me on a 5 day trip and a 3 day Christmas vacation trip, with absolutely no problems. As I stated earlier, the 5.11 Rush72 back pack is better than advertised. My next purchase will be a MOAB 10 for EDC.

Day Hike, Overnight, Weekend Pack or BOB


From Nick


I wish 5.11 would offer a rain cover for this pack! along with some of their others. I don't understand why they wouldn't? smack the logo on it and over price it = easy money and most of us need them!

This pack is outstanding. I've had it for about three years. Its been coast to coast, camping in the mountains, fishing trips, (holds waders well in the outside such) You can really beat this thing up. and load it up heavy without worring about damaging it. Does it have the best suspension system? NOPE.... But really those are my only two complaints. No rain cover, and could use a little improvement on straps and suspension. Regardless the pros well out way the cons. Highly recommend....

The final choice...


From Adam


This truly was my first, second, and third choice when it came to my research of a sturdy, spacious, gritty BOB. I'm a thick guy and I need a bag that wasn't going to disappear when I put it on and offer me the comfort I desperately needed in my comparison test fittings of multiple competitor's that left my back feeling unsupported and exposed. Let's talk about space, well.. Theres plenty, that's no joke. Multiple zippered compartments, easy access openings, admin pouch, water bladder compartment, shove-it compartment. It's really got it all. I stuffed mine full just to test capacity, and even with a week and a half worth of clothing and hygiene accessories the Rush 72 took it all in stride. The quality is fantastic, great durable stitching with the 1050 material. Overall: Extemely satisfied customer! Two big thumbs up!

Best backpack ever


From tac


Every pocket, every part of backpack is in perfect place. Quality is on high level. I would recommend this to everyone.

Excellent pack but..


From Thierry


As i says in the title, the rush 72 is a great pack, with a good amount of pockets and organization options, a very strong conception. A great bag for made a long story short. But after few of use in differents condition, often at full load, Contour yoke system will cause to me a unpleasant pain at the base of the neck or zone around it (weight correctly distributed in the bag). That's can be a real problem on a 2/3 days outdoor trip w/ some long marches. IDK if it's due to my morphology, but never happen to me before with others brands bags (use lot of them during my military time), even with heavy load. Or not so located.
Other "problem", the non removable waist strap. I prefer to have possibility to remove it when i don't need it, unless to have to do a origami sequence for store it properly under back foam pads. It's just my "2 cents"about that.
For finish, i don't keep the bag and sell it to a friend ( who don't have the neck pain but have a more reasonable use of the bag than me) and go back to another well know maker.
But It's just my personnal opinion, due to my usage and experience of this pack.

Fantastic Bag


From from Ryan


I put a lot of thought before choosing the Rush 72. As to date I have had it about a year and have no complaints. It holds all of my gear with room to spare. (spare t-shirt, socks, pants, windbreaker, poncho liner, first aid kit, Sterno, matches, K-Bar, mags, toiletry kit, hydration bladder, GPS, snacks....) Mind you, when complete, this bag is heavy, but that is where the shoulder straps really shine. Very comfortable even when hiking all day. The grab handle is also very tough. The pouch placement is very good and keeps commonly used items close at hand. Plenty of rigging on the sides allows for versatility of add-on pouches. This bag shows no wear after a year. If you are looking for a bag that will carry everything and last a very long time...look no further.

Very good for hiking and work as police officer


From Vincent


I use this bag by adding two molle pouches for a ten days hiking in Corse, very comfy. From my point of view the negative thing is that wasn't easy to add my ground sheet under the bag.

I use it also for my job, it allows me to grab all my stuff with empty space.


Great bag, quality construction


From Dan


I use this bag for travel quite a bit and have never had an issue. Plenty of space and pockets for organization, but wish they included the anti slip material so it could be slung over one shoulder without needing constant adjustment. These bags also need to be machine washable, would be a huge help. Expensive, but would buy again.

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