I have many packs from GoRuck, Triple Aught, 5.11 and others. I'm a gear junkie. I would agree with all the positive comments about this bag and some of the negatives. The biggest design flaw in the bag is the compression strap. It does indeed get in the way of opening the bag and is the reason I don't use it much. It's actually annoying if you're in and out of the bag a lot. The bag is well built but the material is light and there is not much stiffness in the bag. All in all your buying a good pack just make sure it matches your intended use.
I absolutely love this Rapid Quad Zip Pack, I got it in the STOKEHOLD Color. I've been using it as my EDC Commuter Pack, and it holds everything I need for my daily metro commute/work/gym. The bag doesn't look too tactical like the Rush Series, making it ideal for both the business/office environment & for the going around town with the wife & kids environment.
For the last months I've used this bag for every single day. Switching between uses is very easy because of the organized compartments, and the large zipper. I currently use this for school but in weekends it has various uses where the tall space inside is often handy. The mesh pockets are very strong.
I wish there was a second elastic bottle compartment inside and I sometimes miss an exterior side bag, but that would take away the compact factor I love about this bag. A loop would be handy on the inside. Very water resistant and the quality is superb despite the light material.
I'm very pleased you ship to Europe.
I use the bag as a weekend EDC while in town. The bag offers good organization inside and out. The bag is made of lighter material. However, the bag still has the toughness of any 5.11 bag. One feature is the deep conceal pocket offering a hook and loop field. It off body carry is necessary; this option will work well by being inconspicuous. The down side to the bag is the laptop/tablet pocket. The only padding is inside the main compartment. If you choose to carry a firearm and a tablet use caution. The lack of padding between the firearm a tablet could result in a broken screen. I have not experienced this; just an observation. Overall, The bag is great for in town carry/EDC bag.
Good size for everyday carry. Long profile make much more versatile. As other reviewer mentioned, top compartment is a bit tight. And there is no hanger loop inside which is always handy. One major design flaw is the compression strap is always in the way while opening.
Good price, good size, light weight, functional.
If no compression strap issue, it's 5 stars.
comfortable to use, worth the price, seriously very organized to the T. Elegant and very spacious.
The bag is great, depends on your purpose but it serves me well as a school bag and travel bag. I use the DART pack as an EDC pack as it's a bit smaller. Quality build like everything 5.11, heavy duty and sturdy with plenty of storage and tons of room for clothes and books and just about anything else you can imagine. The 270° zip of the main compartment is extremely handy; makes pulling stuff out of the bag much easier.
There is an exterior compartment behind the padding that is perfect for a plate or soft armor. I have a plate there, and the compartment is very sturdy and stiff and works perfectly. However, the only problem I have with the pack, and the reason I have to give 3 stars, is because I have found if you slip anything into the exterior compartment, the laptop compartment on the interior is pulled too tightly to fit a small laptop. I have a very slim 13" 2016 MacBook Pro and it will not fit in the laptop compartment at the same time that something such as a plate is placed in the exterior compartment.
I love the bag, I would just prefer the laptop compartment not fit as tight.