Good Gear: 5.11 RUSH24 Backpack

This rugged, overbuilt backpack comes in a range of colors and can perform a number of duties.

5.11 RUSH24 backpack
The 5.11 RUSH24 is a medium sized pack with lots of pockets and pouches. 5.11

This pack is part of 5.11 Tactical’s Rush series of bags, which are simple yet rugged packs that are overbuilt for lasting performance.

The RUSH24 is a 37L backpack that’s just the right size to be extremely versatile, it’s not quite big enough to be a heavy pack requiring a kidney pad and belt, but it has plenty of room for a decent amount of gear. An adjustable-height sternum strap and heavily padded shoulder straps help enhance comfort and properly distribute the weight of the pack for extended use.

It can serve as an overnight bag, a field pack that can haul plenty of shed layers and other gear when hunting, a go bag, and even as a commuter bag—yet it’s rugged enough and meets the proper specs to be active duty gear for the military while also being water resistant with a water-repelling coating.

The main compartment has several zippered nylon and mesh pockets for keeping your gear organized and a pocket sized for a 60-ounce hydration bladder. And if you regularly haul around stuff with a lot of small parts, wires, or other detachable components, the front pouch has a whole bunch of compartments and sleeves of varying sizes, including pen slots and pouches sized for AR magazines.

5.11 RUSH24 backpack
A look at the inside of the main pouch and the front pouch. 5.11

The small zippered pocket at the top of the pack lets you securely stow items that you need readily available and a zippered side pocket for a water bottle.

Plus, the 1050D Nylon pack is surrounded by MOLLE webbing, so you can always add to the pack’s storage capacity if you want with any number of pouches and panels. It’s also compatible with 5.11’s Tier System and Scabbard.

The pack is available in black, Double Tap (black and gray), Flat Dark Earth, TAC OD green, Sandstone, and dark navy blue.

Dimensions:

  • Main Compartment: 20″ H x 12.5″ L x 8″
  • Front pocket: 12.5” x 11” x 2”
  • Hydration pocket: 17” x 12.5”
  • Total Capacity: 2275 cubic inches / 37 liters
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs.

Features:

  • Ideal for recreational use or as an operational bug out bag
  • Compatible with 5.11® Tier System
  • Dual zipping side pockets
  • Hydration pocket
  • Durable1050D nylon (MultiCam®: 1000D nylon)
  • Stuff-it pocket with integrated draw cord
  • Reinforced grab-and-go handle
  • Wrap-around MOLLE/5.11 SlickStick® web platform
  • Three mesh admin compartments
  • Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket
  • Zippered side water bottle pocket
  • Hook and loop nametape and flag patches
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Adjustable height sternum strap
  • Two external compression straps
  • Contoured yoke shoulder strap system
  • Twin drainage grommets
  • Self-repairing YKK® zippers
  • Customize your bag with purpose-built pouches
  • 5.11’s signature Centerline™ design
  • MSRP: $129.99