Ratings and Reviews
I know 5.11 products are really well made. If you shoot or even like their clothing, you know how well thought out the products are designed and this is certainly no different. What I didn't bank on, was just how much I would love this bag! I really do. As an on-call X-Ray/CT Technologist at a rural hospital 20 miles from my home, this bag is just the ticket for all my needs. Because I never know when I arrive if I will be there for the one exam or if it will turn busy and I end up spending the night, it's no problem because of this bag, It carries my toiletries and has room for Clif Bars and snacks, as well as room in the main compartment where I'm currently carrying 3 magazines, 2 books and my handy 3.8 x 1.2 x 7.2 inch Nelson's Classic Companion NKJV Bible, all of which fit onto a pouch that keeps them from flopping around. After that, there's STILL room for a full lunch bag I take in case the cafeteria is closed.
This bag carries nicely and fits well against your back when wearing it across your shoulder. It is NOT, however, comfortable to shoulder on the "wrong" shoulder. I am Left handed, so carrying it on my Right shoulder is weird and it sticks awkwardly out too far, but ONLY because I have it set up for Left hand carry. If you had a bag that was not so side specific, it wouldn't matter and would carry the same regardless of specific side. This is not a big deal to me at all.
The zippers are heavy duty YKK brand and if you leave a small opening on the top of any compartment, you can grab the cover and "rip" it open, with the zippers unzipping smoothly and flawlessly, giving you instant access to your desired compartment.
Stellar. That is all I have to say about this bag. Stellar. Not one week goes by when I don't tell my wife how much I love this bag and how useful it is to me. I would completely recommend this bag and know you'll find it as useful as I do.
I wanted to try an experiment, so used my Moab 10 as my primary weekend travel backpack to Cincinnati last month. It did so well, I could have used it for a week. The Moab 10 held everything I needed and still had extra room. I almost used it as my primary backpack to NYC this month, but I had juuuust a little too much for it to be comfortable to carry on my shoulder as I walked around New York. So I used my 5.11 Covrt Triab instead.
I was amazed at how sturdy and durable my Moab 10 was carrying my gear. It worked so well, I may buy another one this year. Nice work, 5.11.
This is my first sling pack I have ever used, but I pulled the trigger on it because the Rush 24 was a little too large as a daybag, and the concept of being able to chain it onto the RUSH for a longer trip pack was appealing.
The bag is what I would expect of 5.11 bags and is of similar build quality to a Rush bag. The outer compartment is pretty much the outer admin compartment from a Rush 24, so if you have that bag you know what its like. the pouches on the outside can accommodate a couple of AR mags, or more realistically a couple of small, grocery store sized water bottles.
The Inner compartment has a deep ambidextrous pocket as well as separate, left and right side accessible mesh pockets. The picture on the site does not make it clear, but the mesh is actually stacked, so you cant push your arm through it, which is great for making a first aid section.
It also comes with a set of 4 of the rush tier clips, which allow you to either stack the bag onto another bag with web platform on the sides, or alternativly, use 2 as extra bottom compression straps, and 2 more to give yourself a space to clip a jacket or other load onto the face of the pack.
As VITO pointed out in his review, the placement of the hole for the hydration tube makes it so you cannot use the glasses holder. that and putting a hydration bladder into the pouch is a lot more hassle than it really should be, which is what cost it a star here.
The comms pocket so far I have not had much value out of, but if you have the backpack strapped on you correctly it is easy to reach on your shoulder so it may be a useful to store other things, but I found that It has trouble fitting my Droid Maxx, which is not a large phone at all.
I bought this bag in Double Tap color scheme and love it. I live in California not to far from the warehouse so I received it very fast. My only criticism is of the hydration tube hole being in the main pack. You must feed the tube from the hydration pouch into the main compartment but the grommet for it to feed out of the pack is right above the fleeced pocket for your eye-pro. So it cinches around the pocket sort of squishing your eye-pro. Otherwise it is an awesome pack that I hope to pair later down the road with the Rush 72 Pack. Love 5.11 products and will continue to be a customer.
First let me say I really love the Double Tap color! It is dark grey with black Molle straps. Construction is top notch - feel very durable!
I can fit 2 velcro shell holders on Molle sticks on either side and drop in a bandellier of 140 rds into the main compartment. Now you have a lot of shotgun ammo ready to move.
I used the outer compartment for 1st aid, gauze, splits, compression pads, pills, etc...
The main compartment I put water bottles, food, extra shirt. There a lot of places to hold your wallet, phone, keys etc here too.
I used the CCW velcro area for bear spray and a knife.
I still had the water bladder compartment open to use.
I love the pouch on the strap which holds smart phone easily but tightly. I use the fleece lined eyeglass pouch for my keys typically.
I will probably add Molle water bottle bag for hiking since I do not like bladders (ever since one leaked out on me in a critical situation) but this bag is bladder ready. The tube can travel from the water bag side to the tube hole, it may not be apparent at first.
I love the construction, it feels very well made, zippers feel tough too. I am excited to keep using it and will update this review as I do.
The carry capacity of this bag is great for bringing all of the paperwork and other things I need to get through a 12 hour shift and it still has room for more. The single shoulder strap is perfectly placed so you can wear it cross body like its designed or to just throw over your shoulder for carrying from door to vehicle.
I use the product as my Everyday Carry Bag and it fits a good amount of gear for my everyday urban travels and walks around town. I really enjoy the sling style as I can access my main pocket with ease and not have to remove the bag to do so. The bag is not overly heavy compared to size and it doesnt attract attention like a bigger bag might.
the only negitive i have to say about it is that there is no option for a second attachment point for added stability. If there is, I'm not current aware of it.
Love this bag. I saw a review video online and was sold. Perfect for my carry and all my other EDC stuff. I ride a motorcycle on occasion and its perfect for that as well. I like that I can swing it around and get in it without having to take it off.
This bag looks great. On first wear, this bag feels great. You can load a ton of stuff in it, and you can put in a camelback too? Just, wow! The sunglasses and Comms pocket are really good. I've used all 3 of those with this thing loaded to the brim and it'll do it. The mouth tube does seem to make loading the sunglasses harder.
I use this for carrying around all my video game systems, a small 2lb laptop, various cords, etc. Net weight comes to about 12 lbs, but can readily hit 20-30 lbs no problem.
Here is the problem: the 1 strap. It creates a pressure point at the base of the neck/shoulder incredibly easily, and you have to cinch that puppy up almost every time you use it, otherwise the problem is exacerbated. I don't like using it for international travel - but its utility means i deal with the pain, and that is a terrible compromise.
If they offered a Y-strap adapter to use BOTH the left and right straps? I'd buy it in a heartbeat. This thing is great, OTHER than the serious issue of being very uncomfortable for anything other than 30 minutes of use.
I use this bag as a work bag. It is perfect size to fit a 1" or less binder in and manila folders. I love that it attaches to my MOAB 24 with the tier straps. When I have school all I do is attach them and then I only have one bag to carry. The only con is I wish the large compartment was a little more expandable and that they should of put a pocket on the top above the admin pouch under the Velcro similar to the 24.