When you’re in the search for a bag with the functionality of a military pack with the appearance of a civilian day pack – the 5.11 DART24 is an excellent choice. Whether it’s for tactical purposes or a long weekend hike, 5.11’s DART24 has enough room for all your essentials, personal defense items, and clothing with thoughtfully-placed compartments and pockets for easy access to anything you need.
The DART24 backpack is a 30L capacity pack featuring a top-loader, water-resistant 420D nylon exterior, and plenty of other impressive features that make this pack a top contender in the world of tactical bags. The main compartment boasts a removable laptop sleeve with Velcro retaining strap and a padded pocket at the bottom of the bag. The laptop sleeve itself has Velcro and can be placed in the main compartment, rear compartment, or removed altogether. This main compartment has plenty of room for a couple days worth of clothing, a first aid kit, and other necessities.
Users can open the rear compartment of the DART24 via three access points – the top ⅓ of the compartment features dual zippers and both sides of the rear compartment have 21.5 cm zipper slots. To make it easier on the wearer, the side zippers have a more dense and bulky pull on them to differentiate them from the top, lighter zipper pulls. Inside the compartment, you’ll find a Velcro H where you can either attach the laptop sleeve or a holster. On the back of the rear compartment, the DART24 was designed with a padded back and airspacer mesh for the user’s ultimate comfort.
The front of the DART24 backpack has two admin pockets with side entry – the left side, with a key clip, was designed for smaller admin items while the right-side entry has three rows of MOLLE webbing with eight columns horizontally. The admin pockets also have different zipper pulls to distinguish between the two of them – the right side having an oversized zipper pull. On each side of the pack there are two small pockets for quick-use items and gear. The pockets overlap a fixed, slim pocket for maps or other thin items and a stretch pocket can easily hold a 1-litre water bottle without issue.
5.11 Tactical is an EDC brand that is known for their durable, high-quality products and the DART24 certainly doesn’t fail to deliver. It’s a sleek design with the 5.11 signature function that is ideal for military, servicemen and women, the avid outdoor enthusiast, or even the daily commuter.