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5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack Review

The Good: High build quality, reasonable price, above average functionality and modularity are just some things that make this backpack great. It's comfortable to use and not too heavy while retaining its ability to carry a lot of weight. 

The Bad: It's a backpack designed for the military and law enforcement, which is something an average user may find as a flaw. 

The Verdict: If you get over its appearance, Rush 24 backpack will be the only backpack you will ever need. 

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5.11 is known for making high quality gear that is used all over the world, both by law enforcement and military professionals, as well as people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Their Rush 24 Backpack is a piece of gear that offers incredible quality and modularity. You can use this backpack for just about any task, and modify it to fit whatever needs you have. It's equally good for everyday use, hiking, or traveling. 


5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack sports a familiar design that isn't too outlandish. It offers several well thought out compartments and pockets on the outside, and a whole lot more on the inside. The pack is made from water resistant 1050-denier nylon which gives it durability and higher wear resistance. The shoulder straps are padded and very comfortable, while the waist strap provides great support. This backpack is MOLLE compatible. The color schemes offered are optimized for military and law enforcement, however the black and flat earth versions are neutral enough for most users. 


5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack comes with a multitude of dedicated and non-dedicated compartments and pockets. It's very modular, and can be used to store almost anything. The capacity of this pack is 37L, making it a reasonably large but not overly heavy pack. When it comes to functionality, the MOLLE system that comes on this pack is what makes it shine. You can attach any number of accessories to your backpack, tuning it to fit your needs 100%. There are literally hundreds of MOLLE pouches and other types of add-ons that you can attach to Rush 24. This makes it great for hiking or traveling. 


  • Dimensions: 20" x 12.5" x 8" (Main compartment) 
  • Capacity: 37L
  • Durable1050D nylon
  • MOLLE webbing 
  • Water-repellant coating


While it may not be overly attractive due to its military appearance, Rush 24 backpack is definitely a great piece of kit. It is highly functional, modular, and gives you the ability to create your own setup for whatever needs you have. The build quality is just outstanding and the materials used ensure long service life. It's a comfortable pack to carry, and is suitable for hiking and everyday use. 

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