Ratings and Reviews
I got out of the service in the mid 80's and would have loved to have this pack, it fits 3 days of clothes and lots of other stuff, very comfortable and adjustable. Will be ordering another to set up as a go bag...
Used this rucksack a lot around operational and non operational deployments. I LOVE the tons of internal pouches and the space between the two compartments makes it an easy drop-box for items you might need in a hurry (hard shell jacket, water, spares etc...) But, I had a problem with the item and it started to become unusable really quick. Not a problem for the guys at 5.11! They fixed it in no time! I could not be a happier customer! Killer gear and better customer service I have ever seen. I would definitely recommend buying from 5.11 anytime knowing that you are dealing with REAL people that will solve your problems, other than selling you good stuff in the first place.
After considering many other packs I decided to try this Rush 72. I have taken it on one solo overnight trip as a test and it packed and rode well. I really like it. The bottom attachment points are looking a bit stretched and loose already, but time will tell whether or not they will hold up.
It is heavy, but has loads of room and pockets. Perfect for lots of different types of gear which need to be stored separately for fast access. I use the bag when i have to take lots of gear and im willing to pay the price with weight.
Would love a light coulour for the internal areas to aid finding gear in low light. You must have a light to find gear in low light. Common with any black bag of any manufacturer.
Needs a more robust water resistant base material.
Use it for work and everyday carry. Very versatile and universal. Like the 72 so much I bought a 12 also.
I just received my pack today. First impressions, Awesome! I have had a lot of packs in the past (surplus and civilian). And although they were great packs, they just weren't what I was looking for. I spend a lot of time in the Adirondacks and Wyoming so I need a good, sturdy pack. Did research, read and watched reviews, and finally chose the Rush 72. Haven't used it yet, but this seems to be the one I've been looking for. Can't wait to get it packed!
absoultly amazing bag for field work and patrols
I use it to stash the stuff i would need for an emergency. Ideal for leaving in a car during work. For EDC i would just detach my 5.11 Rush 12. It would be nice if 5.11 would put specs on each of the pockets/compartments. It would also be great if the Hydration Bladder compartment had specs. I have measured it but it seems to be narrow at the bottom, I was about to purchase an 18inch 3Liter bladder for it. But i'd rather not risk it not fitting. So im going through the trouble of ordering an uncommon 13.5inch 3Liter bladder.
I use this as a cold weather 'grab bag' (old version) for Mountain Rescue operations here in the Idaho rockies. It holds all the gear needed, and then some! It's a comfortable fit. It's a little heavy, even when empty. But tuck your skirt in and be man and carry that little bit of extra weight. It's worth it.
Great pack. I have used this on deployments with my disaster team on many occasions and holds everything I need. I have been doing triathlons the past couple of years and this bag is the perfect size, also makes it easy to pick out my bag from all the other "Sporty looking" bags.