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.
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!