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RUSH 72 Backpack
    RUSH Backpacks Come in 3 Sizes
  • RUSH12
    • Main Compartment = 18” x 11” x 6.5”
    • Capacity = 1,476 cu in, 24 liters
  • RUSH24
    • Main Compartment = 20” x 12.5” x 8”
    • Capacity = 2,275 cu in, 37 liters
  • RUSH72
    • Main Compartment = 23” x 13.5” x 8.5”
    • Capacity = 3,342 cu in, 55 liters

Purpose Built

The RUSH 72 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 /Backup Belt System compatible web platform keeps all your gear within easy reach. When it comes to storage, the RUSH 72 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 RUSH 72.

 

Overview:

  • 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

 

Specifications:

  • Built from high strength, water-repellant 1000D nylon
  • 3,342 cu in, 55 liter capacity
  • Contour yoke system with grab and go handle
  • Rugged, self-healing YKK® zipper hardware
  • Integrated drainage grommet

 

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RUSH 72 Backpack

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$170.99
    RUSH Backpacks Come in 3 Sizes
  • RUSH12
    • Main Compartment = 18” x 11” x 6.5”
    • Capacity = 1,476 cu in, 24 liters
  • RUSH24
    • Main Compartment = 20” x 12.5” x 8”
    • Capacity = 2,275 cu in, 37 liters
  • RUSH72
    • Main Compartment = 23” x 13.5” x 8.5”
    • Capacity = 3,342 cu in, 55 liters

Purpose Built

The RUSH 72 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 /Backup Belt System compatible web platform keeps all your gear within easy reach. When it comes to storage, the RUSH 72 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 RUSH 72.

 

Overview:

  • 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

 

Specifications:

  • Built from high strength, water-repellant 1000D nylon
  • 3,342 cu in, 55 liter capacity
  • Contour yoke system with grab and go handle
  • Rugged, self-healing YKK® zipper hardware
  • Integrated drainage grommet

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.5

(based on 164 reviews)

90 %

Pros

  • Large Capacity (129)
  • Comfortable (114)
  • Rugged Construction (114)
  • Easy To Load (114)
  • Highly Adjustable (96)

Cons

  • Heavy (25)
  • Falls Apart Easily (8)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • none (5)
  • Difficult To Adjust (5)

Best Uses

  • Field Training (66)
  • Patrols (59)
  • In Vehicles (56)
  • Urban Operations (49)
  • At The Base (45)

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3.0

Nice Details...but Missing HUGE feature.

By David Who Wants Lockable Zippers

from Maryland

Cons

  • Can't Lock The Zippers

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Hunter

Best Uses

  • Patrols
  • Personal Safety
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Large Capacity
  • Easy To Load
  • Comfortable

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Very disappointed in one feature with this and all 511 rush backpacks - the zippers are NOT locking YKK RC Fuse zippers, meaning - you cannot lock them. I travel often with this, and carry valuable and dangerous equipment that I do not want accessed by strangers, kids, etc. All my other bags having locking zippers which allow me to use a basic luggage lock to scare away basic thieves. I am SHOCKED this bag, with all it's features, does NOT have this option. I'd pay an extra $20 just to get the zippers lockable. Unbelievable oversight!

 
5.0

Heavy bag, but feels light on back.

By JHC

from Oregon

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Large Capacity
  • Ample Storage
  • Comfortable
  • Highly Adjustable

Cons

  • Heavy

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Travel

This bag is a heavy, durable beast. The people complaining that the bag digs into their shoulders and back do not have the shoulder straps properly adjusted. They are most likely wearing it like a college kid using bad posture. The most important thing to properly distribute the load is to shorten the shoulder straps which pulls the bag up closer to your neck and keeps it snug against your back. This distributes the load across your back, keeps it from digging into your lower back, and stops it from swinging around when you turn. It makes the load feel about half as heavy also, so tug on those straps until the yoke is fitting around your neck.

As for the bag, it is great. It is basically a medium to large duffle with 10 times the organization and expansion possibilities with the moab packs and molle pouches. I like it a lot.

 
4.0

Good quality bag

By Smiles

from Anchorage, AK

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Waist Straps Pointless

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Camping
  • At The Base
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Large Capacity
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Rugged Construction
  • Easy To Load

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

I use this bag primarily for work, it's large enough to store all my required equipment and rain coat/fleece and still have space left over. This bag is great quality, I've taken this bag on deployment, camping, hiking, traveling, you name it and there's still very little wear; and I've had it since late 2011. My compliant is it's too heavy, the bag empty weighs too much let alone with your gear in it and because how the shoulder straps sit it places the waist straps in an awkward position rendering them almost useless. Other that that it's a great bag and am pleased with the purchase.

 
3.0

Falls Off Shoulder

By Sifirid

from Springfield, IL

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large Capacity
  • Easy To Load
  • Comfortable
  • Rugged Construction

Cons

  • Slides Off Put Grip There
  • I Always Carry The Bag On
  • I Always Carry The Bag Oo
  • One Shoulder And It Alway

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Describe Yourself

  • Soldier

Best Uses

  • In Vehicles
  • Urban Operations
  • At The Base
  • Patrols
  • Crowd Control
  • Field Training

I always carry the bag on one shoulder and because there is no grip on the inside of the straps it constantly slides off and that is a huge pain. I am sure you have other compleints as most people I would think would also carry on one shoulder. Fix that you have a perfect bag.

 
4.0

Worth the money

By Ethan K.

from United Kingdom

Cons

  • Hard To Use With Belt Kit
  • Awkward To Wear In Prone
  • Heavy

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Cadet

Best Uses

  • Patrols
  • In Vehicles
  • At The Base
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Highly Adjustable
  • Can Be Used As A Daysack
  • Mostly Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Rugged Construction
  • Easy To Organise
  • Large Capacity

Was this a gift?

  • Yes

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Very well built, such a large capacity, yet can be compressed down for use as a 24hr bag not just a 72. When empty fits inside a British Army Issue Bergen, so can be taken into the field for use on patrols with ease. Only major issues I have are that it sits over Belt kit not on top,which makes accessing pouches on your webbing tricky and when you're in the prone position, the straps restrict neck movement and make it uncomfortable to check your arcs. However these are only minor issue and can be worked around without too much difficulty. The various pockets also make organisation both internally and externally easy, which makes getting specific items quickly a lot easier. The Hydration bladder and Comms antenna ports on the top also work very well, and when closed are very water resistant. All in all a very good bag, the pros far outweigh the cons and I'm glad I got this over a CamelBak.

 
2.0

Good quality bag but to uncomfortable.

By DRGRIZZLY

from UK

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Large Capacity
  • Highly Adjustable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Uncomfortable

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Best Uses

  • Special Operations
  • In Vehicles
  • Urban Operations
  • Field Training

Really uncomfortable this would be easily solved if the hip strap was either interchangeable or better designed. It is really flimsy very little padding and slips off my hips. It puts all the weight on my shoulders and I can not possibly synch it any tighter without causing bodily damage. The yolk system is partially to blame as the straps would be better suited further down the pack. I will have to either buy another bag or mount this on a pack frame cannot pack any weight in this pack without severe rubbing and shoulder strain. I have used this bag a lot and it is not something that goes away. For £140 there are much more comfortable packs that are just as rugged if not more so. Its compartmentalisation could be replicated with certain bags.

The bag has not let me down completely quality wise, apart from some molle stitching coming undone, which isn't great.

Unless this pack will be intended for very light loads I cannot recommend it as a large pack. I've had £45 packs that are massively more comfortable and have not ripped or failed on me over many years of hard use. Looks great but very disappointing. This pack may suit people of smaller frames, I'm 6ft, 44" Chest 32" waist and used to carrying heavy loads, definitely not for someone of my body shape.

 
5.0

I have this backpack & the Rush 24

By Steven

from St Paul, MN

Cons

  • Heavy

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Soldier
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Personal Safety
  • At The Base
  • Patrols
  • Urban Operations
  • Field Training
  • In Vehicles

Pros

  • Rugged Construction
  • Difficult To Spot
  • Easy To Load
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Large Capacity
  • Durable

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

I am a soldier, ordered this backpack because all of the other backpacks I owned failed on me due to heavy load and excessive use. My issued assault pack is too small to pack what I need for small field exercise and operation.

 
2.0

Functional but uncomfortable

By CJ

from Alberta, Canada

Cons

  • Uncomfortable
  • Difficult To Adjust
  • Heavy

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Hunter
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Personal Safety
  • Urban Operations

Pros

  • Easy To Load
  • Highly Organizable
  • Large Capacity
  • Rugged Construction

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I use this as my survival/camping pack when I'm hunting. It currently weighs 35 lbs and its missing some gear still.

I love how many pouches and pockets this pack has to store items, that part is a great bonus and its made of some very sturdy material. Its quite functional and there are lots of ways to get into your load easily without having to take everything out.

I do not like how uncomfortable the pack is. I had to have the waist straps done up super tight (to the point it was uncomfortable) and it still kept the load on my shoulders because the ridged back isn't stiff enough for the job. It bows away from your body so it cannot move the weight to your hips resulting in most of the weight carried on your shoulders. Considering its only 35 lbs and its killing my shoulders, I really would not recommend this pack for much over 20lbs. Given the storage space it has, whats the point if it can't carry a medium weight load comfortably?

There is also no adjustment for the straps height or yokes to bring the load closer to you so that it would conform better to your shoulders. Instead it falls away from your back and flops around and focuses the majority of the weight on a small surface on your shoulders. Very uncomfortable!!

Given the fact that I can go down to the local camping store and pick up a civilian pack of the same capacity, same style, that has more adjustment and a more ridged back to it, I think 5.11 needs to take a lesson in this respect from the civilian world.

I cannot give it more than 2 stars because it just kills me when I have it out and I can't have it on for more than 30 minutes.

 
5.0

PERFECT!

By dibble750

from Manchester, UK

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Ergonomic- Spreads Weight
  • Comfortable
  • Versatile
  • Rugged Construction
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Thick Wide Straps
  • Compactable Depth
  • Easy To Load
  • Large Capacity
  • Organised

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Long Hikes
  • Personal Safety
  • Field Training
  • Overnight Camps
  • Urban Operations
  • Patrols
  • 'bug Out'

I use the pack normally as my pack to take when I'm out in the hills. I also have it to load as appropriate if I ever need to 'bug out'.

For me personally, I'm a big, tall, heavy guy. Backpacks are often built for the average chap so if you've got big wide shoulders this is such a treat. It spreads the weight across thick 3 inch wide straps, across the bottom of your neck/top of back. What's more, due to the ergonomic design, the weight also is supported by the small of the back. Incredible design and manufacture. I carry 50lbs without batting an eyelid. I can even run with it comfortably.

An awesome feature is that if you've not got too much gear, it can pull tightly so it's not very deep. This means that it's not too clumbersome if you've dropped off your gear but you still want to carry it.

The only downside is that as a 48litre pack, I find it too big for every day use. I got the Rush 24 for daily use but it's nowhere near as comfy as this. I guess they had less to play with in a smaller pack. It's still good though- just wish the shoulder straps were as good as the 72.

All in all, 5 stars, absolutely awesome.

 
4.0

RUSH 72

By LT

from Arizona

Pros

  • Organization
  • Rugged Construction

Was this a gift?

  • Yes

Cons

  • Water Grommets
  • Heavy

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Describe Yourself

  • Hunter
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

I took the bag on a 3 day hike down to the Supi Falls. The additional weight of the back was a concern but I think it is worth it to have a very durable bag. My only major issue with the bag is a water grommet that is in the small of your back tore up a good 2 inch by 2 inch patch of skin around my spine, that was incredible painful. I am looking for material to sew around this grommet so that I can save my spin and the skin around it.

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