The Havoc 30 by 5.11 Tactical has the makings of a great go-bag. The Havoc 30 backpack sports a streamlined profile allowing you to move quickly and navigate obstacles without impeding your movement. Other than the outer stash pocket, there are no bulky pockets hanging off the outside keeping with the streamlined minimalistic approach.

I’ve been using the 5.11 Havoc 30 for a few weeks now as my everyday bag for work. The 5.11 Havoc 30 also contains the gear I use for a go-bag or ready bag since it is always with me.

5.11 HAVOC 30 Backpack | Quick Look

5.11 HAVOC 30 Backpack | Quick Look

As I use this backpack and the gear inside it, I may tweak some things here and there. Standby for any updates based on the performance of the Havoc 30. I’m going to continue to use this backpack on a daily basis as well as for day hikes. Once I shake it out with some use I’ll report back with how the backpack is holding up and performing.

Specifications (courtesy of

  • 500D/1050D nylon
  • 5″ waist strap
  • Roomy main storage area
  • Waist belt magazine pockets
  • Hydration and armor plate pocket
  • Admin pockets
  • Padded eyewear pocket
  • MOLLE platform
  • 11 Zero-G Plate-compatible
  • Overall Dimensions: 21″H x 11.75″L x 9″W
  • Approximate Volume: 1680 cubic inches/27.5L