The RUSH series from 5.11 is by far one of the most iconic and well-known tactical bags in the market. Ranging from 6L capacity to 106L capacity, the RUSH bags are versatile, durable, and ideal for any situation and environment. The most popular series are the 5.11 Tactical RUSH 12, 24, 72 models – the numbers indicating the hours you can theoretically be away, and have enough gear packed inside. Since their release, 5.11 has upgraded its RUSH 12, 24, and 72 models and now this tactical backpack is better than ever. Here’s what’s changed.
Users of the 5.11 Tactical RUSH 2.0 bags will notice that the MOLLE webbing system has remained the same, however, there is now an added third row of velcro in the centre for multiple or larger patches. The pockets and compartments remain the same in both versions, but users will notice a couple of practical and useful additions. In 5.11’s upgraded RUSH version, there are now rain flaps over the zippers of both large compartments – the side pockets continue to have rain flaps as well. You’ll also notice that the three loops previously found on the RUSH series bags have now been omitted.
Turning the bag around, 5.11 changed the location of the buckle on the shoulder straps as well as making the straps slightly wider. This now allows for the straps to be tightened an additional 7.5 cm (3 in) and provides better comfort to the user. Also adding to the comfortability of the packs, the upgraded tactical RUSH bags now have rubber panels along the lumbar region of the back – this also prevents the bag from sliding or moving around.
On the bottom of the bag, users will find rubber pads and a 3.75 cm (1.5 in) loop at the base of the shoulder straps. You’ll also notice four new lashing points – perfect for adding a sleeping bag or tent.
The bottom line is that 5.11 has perfected the tactical bag and it comes in the form of the new and upgraded Tactical RUSH series. There’s no doubt that these tactical packs will be a fan favourite until 5.11’s next ingenious upgrade.