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.
Absolutely amazing bag even when it weights heavy you really dont notice because of wide shoulder straps repels water pretty good I would definitetly recommend this bag if you are an active person.
So I have waited to put a review up so I could test it throughly. Overall it's a good bag tons of storage and organization pockets, you can easily load this bag down. The shoulder and hip straps work well, the hip straps ride a little to high on my frame I'm 6'2, but the bag distributed the weight nicely. I have used this bag for a year and a half carrying roughly 30-50 pounds of gear at any given time witch is heavy for this type of bag. But it hasn't shown any sort of problems doing so. I only have a few complaints some are nit picky but I'm trying to leave the most honest review. The weight of this bag is too heavy for this type of bag it's held up great but at the cost of how heavy this bag is. The pockets on the side of the bag work great but intrude on the man cargo area of the bag this mean you have to organize this bag carefully if you want to utilize all of the storage areas of the bag. The smaller outer pockets on the front of the bag where you can store your mags is great but the straps that create the pocket between the two work but create such a big gap when weight is added I had stopped trying to use that space all together (I consistently had stuff fall out of the bag), I think it's due to the height of the mesh on the sides is too small if they had increased thenergy mesh by an inch or two i think it would make this area a lot more useful. It's not bad for putting a single flat folding item into it but that's about it. Next the glasses pocket up top is great if you don't run a hydration system in the bag as the hose runs into that pocket and pushes into anything inside the pocket deal breaker no but it can be an issue. The one thing I wished this bag has would be tent straps on the bottomed of the bag and maybe a integrated pack cover. Overall 7.5 out of ten i can over look the weight if everything worked perfectly but you have to be very careful how you pack this up if you don't you will loose valuable space and if that's not a problem you could buy a smaller bag.
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.