I bought this used from a friend. I use this pack almost everyday for long distance target shooting, often having to hike all my gear a few miles to the range. It has held up extremely well. No rips, seam wear, or padding compressing under normal loads of 45 - 50 lbs. I am very impressed.
The shoulder straps are AMAZING! They are super comfortable and stay put even when running. I especially like having space for a total of four 3x3 patches around the back. One on each side and two on the rear. The size overall is just small enough to not worry of being bulky but big enough to fit a ton of gear.
This is an awesome pack but as a civilian user there are a few things I would like to see changed.
The biggest for me is the place I assume is for a water bladder is poorly designed. Like in the RUSH series of packs there is a hard plastic panel that helps keep the bladder from sticking into your back. In the All Hazards Prime that panel is in the main compartment so the water bladder makes wearing the pack extremely uncomfortable. I instead put the bladder in with the panel in the main compartment and it feels much better to wear but another sort of problem is there is no way for the tube to come out of the pack except for out the zipper. Not a big deal for me.
Another thing I would like to see changed is to place the laptop pouch thing at the bottom of the flap so I can use it for bigger notepads and an aluminum notebook. With the placement and angle of the sunglasses compartment it is too high to be used for anything other than the smallest size macbook sitting horazontally. In the main compartment it would be also wonderfull to have some mesh zippered pockets to store small items like in the RUSH packs.
Moving to the secondary compartment with the MOLLE webbing in it. The MOLLE rocks! It makes storing my gear effortless and organized. The only thing I would change here is to add a third rip away pouch. I measured and it should have room. That way I can carry my two IFAKs plus a small pouch of miscelanious stuff.
Overall I am glad I bought it used instead of new to save some money on it. For me it isn't quite worth the price tag with the above issues, specifically the water bladder compartment. But if 5.11 made a 2.0 version with these additions I will not hesitate to pick up another.
I purchased this bag mainly to transport gear and clothes for a long weekend out and about.
It has plenty of space and allows you to organise the items you going to need quickly.
It fits like a glove the weight distribution on your shoulders is perfect.
5.11 put a lot of thought in this bag.
I have only one question why have provisions for waist straps if there are no waist straps with the bag?
I can also not find any waist straps you can purchase separately.
Great bag, however, the zipper pulls fell off. I replaced them with 550 cord and the bag functions much better.
Nothing but great quality throughout. The pack is solid and being a large guy I love not getting caught up in the shoulder straps.
I chose this pack because of its computer and separate water bladder compartments. I needed something small enough and maneuverable enough to throw on and off for city commute (bike/moto/subway) and a weekend adventure day pack. I gave it 4 stars because all though it is a great pack, and probably the perfect pack for law enforcement, special teams, or even a medic. It's been a bit contradicting in ways for everyone else. The pockets open WIDE, this wasn't ideal because things can fall out pretty easy if you aren't careful, or if you don't want to pack everything into accessory packs. This is not a pack you want out in the woods, or walking around a dense city.
Everything is ideal. The orange nylon compartment, to contrast in low light, the oversized grab handle, the reinforced eyeglass pack even the ADMIN pack is perfectly designed. The baton holder is a waste, If those could be optionally closed on the bottom it would be a nice flashlight case, or maybe stuff it with a plastic tube for large battery. But again, I'm nit picking from my POV. All-in-all it is a great bag, but it is definitely built for specific job.
I have not limited out this bag yet. I use it for hiking. On the Appalachian Trail, I loaded everything from camp stoves-hammock in it and still had room to spare. I also found it easy to attach other small bags to the top, and back. One of my knives fit on the MOLLE attachment on one side, and I hang a poncho off of the other. Plenty of room for everything. Like all 511 products, superior quality and the best customer service..highly recommend this.
This bag is worth every penny. I use mine everyday for work and travel. The bag has been with me to Spain and to Morocco. When I go hunting or hiking this bag can handle the weight and handle being thrown around. I am absolutely amazed how comfortable it feels with every compartment full and then some hanging off of it. I would give it five stars but there is always room for improvement. Keep up the good work 5.11.
I've had this bag for about a year now and I've been using it for a duty bag that I also bring home with me. I was looking for a pack that does everything I need it to do and this pack is 99% perfect! Every feature of this bag I use.
The only thing I wish it had was side pockets like the rush series.
Great multiuse pack!
I never write reviews but want to help 5.11 sell a lot of backpacks and let CPAP users know of the perfect backpack for safe transit. I use a Resmed S9 unit and humidifier. I travel a lot for business and pleasure and no one has produced good optional cases for the unit. I can fit one half the unit plus power supply perfectly in one ammo mule. The humidifier, tubes, mask fit perfect in the second mule. The mules have rigid sides that protect it very well. I can pack the cpap, two days of clothes and toiletries and put it all on my back. Plenty of good reviews that are very accurate on how well this pack is built for conventional purposes. I was so excited with finding the alternate use I wanted to share with those to whom it would apply.
Carried a single strap gearslinger bag from another company for 3 years but wanted a double strap pack with a laptop sleeve. Love it. Very comfortable and durable.
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