5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack

The 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack is another firm favourite amongst the Prepping and Survival Community. I was using the Rush 72 as my personal Bug out Bag for 2 years until I made the switch to Direct Action and I honestly couldn’t fault it. 

The 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 is a Full-size pack suitable for 3 day excursions. It boasts a main compartment and numerous smaller individual pockets and pouches with several with zipper closures. The pack has lots of organisational options making it popular for people getting into Prepping and Survival.


  • 1000D Nylon with water-repellent PUx2 coating on main body
  • 210D 118T water-repellent PUx2 coating on inside pocket flaps and pocket bags
  • Main compartment: 23″x13.5″x8.5″ (58.4x34.3x21.6cm)
  • Weight: 2100g
  • Capacity: 55 liters (3342 cu in)
  • Self-repairing YKK zippers with large glove-friendly pull tabs
  • Large main compartment
  • One interior stuff-pocket with draw cord
  • Three mesh interior organising pockets
  • One fabric pocket with zippered pull-cords
  • Large, external shove-it pocket
  • Top exterior crescent-shaped Organisation pocket with mesh interior zippered pocket
  • Exterior admin organisational pocket
  • Two exterior, side, flat, zippered pockets
  • Top, quick-access non-scratching fleece-lined sunglass pocket
  • Padded hydration pocket with two back-to-back zippered pull tabs
  • Adjustable, dual density closed-cell foam shoulder straps
  • Adjustable height sternum strap
  • Adjustable hip belt
  • Stiffened back
  • Generous web-platform on three sides with additional attachment points
  • Four attachment points for 1″ webbing to the bottom
  • 1″ Velcro hook and loop closures
  • Four compression straps
  • Velcro name-tape and flag/patch holders
  • Top grab handle
  • High-impact Duraflex plastic accessories
  • Revised rain flap design fits better over zippers
  • Two large metal grommet drainage holes on bottom of pack
  • Coated metal grommets and zipper sliders
  • Doubled-back single needle top stitching
  • Single and doubled-back edge stitching
  • Bar tacks at stress points

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