3 thoughts on “5.11 Tactical Race 12 Backpack, Black

  1. W. Garlinghouse
    83 of 84 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Every Day Carry Bag, December 1, 2012
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    W. Garlinghouse (Holland, MI United States) –

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    I was looking for a small bag to carry a laptop, an extra layer, a few tools, admin stuff, snacks and this is it. I didn’t want a hip belt, and this doesn’t have one – tho it does provide hardware to fashion one out of 1.5″ webbing if wanted.

    Main compartment is big enough for my 13″ Macbook Pro, an extra layer or two, files, books … It has a couple of mesh pouches that help organize your stuff. I have chargers in one, and a hat and gloves in the other.

    The front compartment has plenty of room and compartmentation to stow tools, admin stuff, snacks, meds… and a zippered compartment big enough for folded papers, cards, cash … Two straps with clips hold keys or small tools. Lots of nice touches.

    Outstanding combo of molle and velcro panels on the outside to attach stuff. I have a Condor EMT Pouch on one side, a 5.11 H2O Carrier on the other, and a suave MilSpec Monkey patch on the velcro panel.

    The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because the back panel, which opens up for easy access to a hydration bladder, doesn’t have either velcro, nor molle panels to allow utilization of this space in the absence of a bladder. It would be pretty close to perfect for tools, or for concealed carry if it was so equipped …

    But workmanship is outstanding. It is a small bag, but it’s nearly perfect for my requirements for an every day carry pack. See my pictures above for more details.

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  2. John Runion
    63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Light Carry Out There!, July 25, 2011
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    This bag is so well constructed that I really forget about trying to baby it. It’s stitching and molle system is just awesome. I typically carry on any given day as part of my EDC:

    Maxpedition Triad Admin Puch (See my review for that)
    Klean Kanteen w/sleeve
    Macbook Pro 13-inch
    Droid X
    Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight and Watertight First Aid (Custom)
    Olive Green Shemagh
    Paclite Goretex Shell
    Frontier Pro Water Filter
    Platypus 3l Collapsable
    Platypus 100 oz Hydration System
    Smith Pocket Knife Sharpener
    RAT 3 Fixed Blade

    That is just a light carry…weighing in around 10pounds or so…If I really cram it in there I can hold SOOOO much more and then some. The great thing about this bag is its small size, it is very un-assuming and can easily be carried without allot of fatigue. The harness system and yolk around your neck is probably one of the most comfortable systems I have ever used and I am a total gear and bag junkie so that is saying allot.

    I just got the 5.11 Bail Out Bag and will be switching the Rush twelve to my primary Day Hike and Bug Out Bag using the the new bag as my EDC (I carry to much crazy stuff to work)…I will leave the Rush twelve safely in my car for use if the SHTF. I have had allot of bags and this is up there with one of the best I have ever owned.

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  3. R. Smith
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great backpack, March 21, 2014
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    R. Smith (Alabama) –
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    March 2014:

    Several folks have asked about the size and proportions of this backpack, I imagine because a handful of reviewers have stated the pack looks comically small on their frame. The dimensions are, very roughly, 12 inches in width and 18 inches in height. In terms of its scale, it is indistinguishable from any regular backpack you see on campus — in fact, I have seen a number of these Rush 12’s being worn by other students.

    December 2014:

    The backpack has survived three semesters and several road trips now with no visible wear or tear whatsoever. Zippers and stitching are still strong and intact, the bottom isn’t stretching despite sometimes having to carry four or five thick textbooks and accompanying notebooks.

    April 2015:

    Over a year old, now, and the Rush 12 has survived day-to-day use without a single complaint. The backpack has endured everything from hauling textbooks and a change of clothes from one state to the next, to a weekend of rappelling. No tears, no zipper problems, it doesn’t even get that dirty, somehow.

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