Sized for a three-day excursion, the 5.11 RUSH 72 Backpacks is loaded with the features operators need and want. Designed by special operations combat veteran, Kyle Lamb of VTAC™, these backpacks come with two large compartments and a compression strap system that allows expandability depending upon how much gear you carry. The front section of the pack includes an organizer panel with two zippered mesh compartments; a large zippered pocket, a key fob and radio/magazine pockets with hook and loop straps. The main compartment has three mesh zippered pockets and a separate large cinch pocket. There are two full-length side pockets that can handle a variety of different items including large water bottles. The top of the backpacke has a separate fleece lined eyeglass pocket and a smaller external zippered gear pocket. We’ve added molle-compatible webbing to the front and side of the pack, allowing you to attach a host of different 5.11’s SlickStick™ accessory pouches. The padded shoulder straps also have molle-compatible webbing along with an adjustable sternum strap. The padded waist straps can be stowed away in hidden pockets and the padded back allows ventilation for those long hikes. 5.11 has also included a reinforced hydration pocket that allows you to add a hydration bladder for immediate access to water. We finished the pack off with a heavy-duty, nylon carry handle at the top.Hardware
Constructed of water-resistant 1050-denier nylon, this 5.11 pack is built to last. We use quality YKK® zippers throughout and our high-impact plastic clips remain stable in all temperatures. We’ve added elastic keepers to secure the ends of all straps. Once you’ve got the pack adjusted to your size, you’ll be able to secure the ends of all straps with these elastic keepers.
5.11 Tactical has joined forces with Special Operations Combat Veteran (RET) Kyle E. Lamb. He served his country for 21 years, 17 of which were with the most elite elements of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He has been decorated for valor in Mogadishu, Somalia, during the battle that was made famous by the movie Blackhawk Down. He was also decorated for valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. SGM Lamb is one of the most credible and sought-after shooting and tactics instructors in the country. The owner of Viking Tactic, Inc. (VTAC™), and the inventor of the Viking Tactics Sling, his master-level expertise comes directly from real-world experience.
Slickstick™ pouches are compatible with standard molle attachment systems, yet functions like none other. The Slickstick™ slides through a UV-resistant ring making it easier to arrange and attach your pouches and other gear. Slickstick attaches like a normal molle attachment, but it slides to make it easier. To remove an item, just pop the snap and pull the stick out.
The 5.11 RUSH 72 Backpacks are high-end backpacks with a low-end price. The variety of feature along with the practical design makes this backpacks a superior value. We are proud to have partnered with Kyle Lamb to provide such a full-featured pack at such a great price.Water-resistant 1050-denier nylon
Flexible main storage compartments
Fleece lined eyewear pocket
Molle-compatible webbing on front and sides
Elastic keeper for strap ends
Name tape and flag holder
Built-in hip pads
Two colors; black and flat earth dark
"I really hate to give a product 5 stars in every category, but this 5.11 backpack rates them, at least for me.
I've been humping stuff around various places in Afghanistan for a number of months now, and this backpack has stood up to the abuse so far. The primary things important to me are durability and functionality. Will the straps start to rip off if I cram this thing as full as I possibly can? Not so far. And its amazing how much stuff can fit in all the pockets. Agree with the comments about needing more external connection points, and maybe some more internal ones as well.
At first I was a bit put off by the weight of the pack, but given how much much it can hold and how durable it is, I can understand why. The hip straps really help distribute the load.
Tip: there is a thin pocket that runs the full length of the pack, sitting just behind the wearer's back. Its easy to miss."
"First off, let me say this 5.11 bag is leaps and bounds beyond anything within $100 of it's cost. DBT makes a similar bag at the tune of $375, it's not any better. I purchased this 5.11 bag to replace my torn 3-day bag from a competitor (the fifth such replacement from as many different manufacturers). In several trips as a civilian PSD Medic to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Haiti, I have gone through countless medical bags. Being a civilian, I have had not only the benefit of being allowed to choose whatever equipment I favor but having a reasonable budget to get what I want. I use a CamelBak - MedBak insert that fits perfectly in this pack. There is also room for items that are ordinarily a problem to pack (C-collars, E&E kit, extra magazines, Etc.). What I appreciate most of all is the diversity of zippered pouch configuration. This allows me to set up each compartment how I wish with less of a need to attach pouches to the outside. I would have likes more loop fastener surfaces but that being my only complaint, it's a good bag!"
"I was unsure about ordering this because I was worried about spending a lot on a pack similar to the ones I saw on Amazon and other places. I'm so glad I decided to order this one. It's size and expandability allow me to carry everything I need for school or work, perfect for backpacking or deployment, and its compression straps allow you to shrink it down to carry-on size for most airlines, even fully loaded. I'm still discovering ways to stow my gear in this thing. The possibilities seem endless, you almost don't need the MOLLE straps.If you're looking for a good assault pack to deploy with, I HIGHLY recommend this 5.11 pack."