3 thoughts on “5.11 one day Race Backpack, Ebony, 1 Size

  1. solocanoe
    203 of 211 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best pack so far, June 26, 2010
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    solocanoe (fort smith, ar) –

    This review is from: 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Back Pack (Sports)
    **UPDATE 10/26/2013 – Hard to believe – this bag is STILL my favorite. Not one issue, my content has changed a little (ipod, lol…have all music on my ipone now!) and I’ve used this for work and play – but it really shines for work or travel – especially business travel. the compression straps (and the ones I added at the bottom really suck down the bag to pass inspection for carry on use too. almost 3 1/2 years of at least 5 day use and a lot of 7 day use. Wow, that’s wild, and nothing is wrong with it at all.

    Original review — I’ve been a pack junkie, user, trader, buyer, and I guess a bit of a collector for 4 decades. I served in the 80’s and I humped the various ALICE versions all over the world. Have tried many (WAY TOO MANY) packs over the years looking for the right one. For what I need now…this is just about the perfect pack for me. I also own the RUSH 72 as a home based Bug Out Bag…I bought it after using/abusing this RUSH 24 for over a year now.

    It’s been a year of daily carry for my EDC RUSH 24, using it as a briefcase if needed, laptop bag, and on camping trips and canoeing trips as my only bag. I’ve had it covered in dust, mud, heavily rained on, and it’s been thru the desert.
    I have it in black as that’s the least “hey, I’ve got a military/MOLLE pack here”…from 5 feet away, the MOLLE just about disappears. Very low key. I wear a suit and tie every day to work…this bag still looks great.

    Inside the front-bottom-outside pocket is all the little things I use daily. Pens, pencils, markers, multitool, surefire, deck of cards, chemlights, beef sticks, packs of paracord, Spyderco Military, monocular, and this time of year, suncreen and bug spray, along with some other stuff. everything in it’s own pocket!

    top-outside-butterfly pockets – one side has gum, wallet, cell phone. Other side has Ipod Nano, earbuds, small pocket gun when I have no pockets .in basketball shorts – which I wear a lot in summer. (gun is legal, with CCW permit)

    Eyeglasses pocket on very top is handy – my soft Maui Jim case fits in there just fine. Probably don’t need to use the case here as the pocket is lined, but it fits, so I do.

    Side zipper pockets – one holds camelback 750ml with a soup can made into an emergency stove/water boiler. Other side holds gloves, shemagh, two buffs, and a larger survival knife – a Rat-4. (now they are called ESEE knives)

    All the zippered mesh pockets on the inside hold everything else I’d need to last awhile on my own but don’t use a lot…stuff like medical kit, zip ties, gun cleaning stuff, camp towel, more food, CR 123 batt’s for my surefires, all kinds of stuff…tons of stuff.

    Inside the front lid on the bottom is a zippered pocket that’s not mesh, I have extra ammo for the Glock on my hip and the back up gun, a couple contractor garbage bags, and packs of Molle clips.

    In the bottom/middle is a maxpedition M2 waistpack that contains a mini survival kit that I put on my waist when I canoe…in case I’m separated from my pack. Also here in the bottom/middle is a full sized (3xl) rain jacket

    The bottom back pocket has a laptop type pocket, I have a bible, checkbooks, dayplanner, and notebook in there.

    The entire middle of the pack is open and I can put my laptop, files from work, or anything else I want to in this spot. It’s really cool to carry all the stuff I do and still not use the middle of the pack at all. I’ve quit carrying my briefcase to work – this is all I need.

    Daily load out, minus the laptop and with an empty water bottle is 19 pounds. The back padding is so sweet, the stiff (but comfy) layer that’s inserted along the back is SO great, the weight of the pack feel like nothing when I put it on. Although I do carry a cheap 1 inch buckle strap…so that I can make a waistbelt on the fly using the MOLLE – in a BOB situation, I’d want the weight shifted to my hips, not on my shoulders all day.

    The RUSH 72 holds more: a hammock, more tools, more ammo, climbing rope, etc….but I think I could make it with what my EDC RUSH 24 contains, if I had to. I also carry boots/BDU’s ina separate bag in the jeep at all times.

    I don’t know what you’ll use the RUSH 24 for…but if you like to be organized with your stuff…this bag will do it, and it’s bombproof tough…not even a stitch loose on mine after a year of hard use and countless abuse. It washes well too.

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  2. ODCaveman
    55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome pack, March 19, 2014
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    ODCaveman (New England) –

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    I have had this pack for a couple years and it has been a pleasure to own. There are plenty of other reviews that go into detail about the pack, so i wont do that here. But one thing this pack is missing is a waist belt. I have found that the Condor 241 battle belt with a 1-1/2″ web belt is a perfect combination for a waist belt on this pack. For a belt I am using the Blackhawk! 1.5 inch instructors gun belt. The best part is that you can get them to match some of the colors this pack comes in. See a video review of the pack with an attached waist belt setup on youtube under the ODCaveman channel by searching for 5.11 rush 24 waist belt.

    I would highly recommend this product and someday plan to purchase its bigger brother the rush 72 to keep in my vehicle as sort of a “bug out bag” and keep this one reserved for day hikes or traveling as a carry on. The materials this bag is made out of seem very durable. The design is well thought out, there are so many compartments and pockets that you really can keep a ton of stuff in there and yet keep it all organized. Another thing to note is that at least for me, I have to keep the shoulder straps quite tight to take advantage of the yolk design of the shoulder straps. This keeps the pack riding higher up on my back and keeps the yolk closer to the back of the neck area. If you are a person who wears your pack hanging down at your ass then the design is pretty much defeated.

    Also the chest straps can be easily moved around by simply taking them off of the molle. They have a break in the plastic clip that holds them to the shoulder straps to allow you to remove them and adjust them.

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  3. GearGuy
    50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great design and price. But be aware of size and weight., May 29, 2012
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    GearGuy (Pacific Island) –

    Based on reviews I bought this pack sight unseen. It’s my first piece of 5.11 gear and as expected I am very impressed with the quality and workmanship.
    I inspected a friends Rush 12, but I thought I was looking at the Rush 24.. I thought ahh this size is perfect. When the actual Rush 24 arrived I was like.. oh my this is huge. The 22x12x7″ dimensions (33 liters) are only the main pouch. The admin pouch adds another few liters, and the pack can bulge outwards to maybe.. 40 liters total. Its by far the largest frameless pack I’ve worn.

    This size is too big for my daily use. I should have payed attention to the name.. this can carry everything I would need for a 24 hour camping trip including tent, sleeping bag etc.
    That is not a complaint, just an observation.I am keeping this for my Bug Out Bag and getting the Rush 12 for EDC/work use.

    UPDATE: The Rush 12 is a great size for taking my EDC, lunch, and a few items to work and back. The Rush 24 is now my GET HOME bag in my car. It is a great size for such an application, bug out, get home, 72 hours, etc. All the pockets and such make organization easy (shelter, fire, water, food, etc.)

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