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.
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.
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.
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.
I finally upgraded my daily work bag. After much research and mulling, I finally decided on the 72.
I carry a decent amount of gear, and essentials, plus various random emergency supplies.
This bag has spots and pockets for everything i carry. Additionally, it is much more comfortable to carry than my last bag. I fit everything, a jacket, and a full dinner in it and still had space for so much more.
The construction is very well done, and heavy duty.
I'd recommend this bag to anyone looking for a good, solid, comfortable bag.
Great bag! I really love this bag is just wish that it had more color options such as red/blue or grey/orange. I myself am retired military. I love the molle webbing, but I just think that with other colors it would look cool.
From a first impressions point this is a great bag. I purchased it in the FDE and love the color. My old bug out Bag was stuffed and very awkward to wear and not comfortable at all. The Rush 72 is absolutely a pleasure to run. Holds everything I need for bugging out holds all my gear and the pack still has a ton of room. Organization is great and plentiful. The straps are very comfortable and wear perfect for myself. 5'11 230lbs and finding a great pack that fits perfectly is a challenge. The Rush series packs if the smaller are the same usefulness and quality then buy em all. I am going to be doing just that myself. Have to give the Rush 72 10 out of 10 raising. Wore it to the store bout a mile round trip and it didn't bother me one bit and stayed comfortable. I have round 30-40lbs of gear in it felt like half that the way the straps are made. The waist and chest straps are a big help.
i bought this in black thinking its the last camping gear bag id ever need boy was i wrong
while hiking i was in a sudden downpour the bag was soaked so i got home emptied my gear and removed the back plate to dry after a day i went to put the plate in and the entire bag had shrunk i called the so-called customer support to ask if this was normal and got hung up on 3 different times
if anyone reading this needs a bag ill sell the incredible shrinking bag cheap
I love this bag. It's my everyday carry. I use it for school, to go to the gym, and camping. Lots of space.
Overall and for a bug out pack for which it is designed, outstanding. For lesser uses Really good, can find better.
That being said. Not having any internal padding for electronics, such as a laptop. Laptops nowadays are an integral part of any gear (yes may not last long but holds a lot of info even if internet is not available). Side pouches are useful based on how the Main area is packed. Sun glass carrier, nice use only plastic ones and small ones, size and usage are limited in my opinion. Hydration, nicely placed, easy to use any good system in it. Patch placement nice, unless you have laced other items to the system. Overall not bad at all.