I have had this bag for three years it has been through a lot and it still looks as good as new!
Perfect size for EDC. Spacious and has easy access to items of everyday use. Not too stylish but solid backpack recommended for daily use.
I have had this backpack for over 2 years now. I use it every day from work, school, traveling and going to the range. The bag is very strong, my school things weigh over 30 pounds and when I go to the range this is strictly for ammo so it gets heavier than 30 pounds, this I know for a fact. The only reason I gave this bag 4 stars and not 5 is because I feel like it could be slightly improved. My personal opinion is that the small bottom front compartment is almost useless because the pockets inside the bag do a good enough job for organization, so I feel that this part is not needed. Along with that the only thing that could make this better is having the inside back and sides hook and loop so you can velcro in and out pouches as you need them. These are only my opinions though, to each holds their own. I would like to see 5.11 make a "rush 10" (10 because it is slightly smaller) with these modification.
I personally do not own another item that I can recommend more than the Rush 12, I would trust it with my life. I've have had the Rush 12 for years and can not believe how well it is holding up. After a year of owning this pack, I decided to try to break it and use the pack in stupid ways that would break other backpacks. Nothing I did phased it. If you are looking for an incredibly resilient backpack, you just found it.
I mainly use this for travel, although it sometimes is my edc bag. It fits all of the things I need depending on where I am going. I can also fit a few outfits, then again I also am 5’3” so my clothes may be smaller and easier to pack than others. I fit everything I could possibly need while traveling. When this is my edc bag I can fit a ton of things with all of the compartments on this bag. This is the best backpack I have ever purchased.
Who ever designed this backpack. Great work.
The RUSH12 has been a fantastic backpack. It has been a faithful companion on multiple camping and road trips all over the US and Canada. It is roomy enough to take as my only pack for short (2-3 day) road trips. It can (just) fit a couple changes of clothes and a suit. But where it excels is for short day trips, where it is perfect for carrying drinks, snacks, radios, binoculars etc. all neatly organized and protected.
I find that the Source Tactical "WLPS Low Profile 3L Hydration Reservoir" fits the hydration pocket like a glove. Even when completely full (3L capacity), it causes very little bulging.
Thanks 5.11 for a great pack!
I love the backpack and it's been pretty good to me, but the straps that determine how large the arm holes are slip when taking the bag on and off. If there's away that they could could make it to where the straps stayed where you put them without slippage the bag would be great.
One of the best EDC bag for working commute. Laptop packs nicely along with EDC gear. Straps are comfortable and distributes weight nicely.
Great Company Great Gear: Bought 3 bags 2 years ago for a book bag for my kids to take to school. As these things go they have been used for just about everything; book bag; camping; hiking; airsoft etc. 2 years later and they still look like new. The only failure point after 2 years of abuse is the main pocket paracord for the zipper pull finally wore through. I can attest that these bags have been used and abused. A normal high-end $50-60 book bag would only last my kids 3 months at best. We live in Arizona so they are required to keep their bags outside on the ground because there isn’t room for them in the class and they do not provide lockers. This also means they are required to haul everything they need throughout the day with them. I can honestly say these bags have saved me at least $600 over the last 2 years. Thank you 511!
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