We’ve all heard of 5:11 right? Long known for being the one-stop shop when it comes to overt tactical gear, 5:11 hasn’t rested on their laurels: they’ve continued to push into new markets as evidenced by their discreet lines of clothing and firearms carry displayed at this years SHOT show. Today, I’m writing about their RUSH24 backpack.
The RUSH24 is 5:11’s mid-sized tactical pack offering, sandwiched between the RUSH12 (24 liter capacity) and the RUSH72 (55 liters), the RUSH24 comes in at a generous 37 liters of space. The 12, 24 and 72 in the RUSH series ostensibly denote what length of time during a tactical operation the pack is design to support an operator for. The RUSH24 is certainly spacious enough for someone accustomed to packing to the Ranger standard.
Constructed from the tough 1050 denier nylon (1000d for Multicam), the choice of material leads the charge for an enduring theme in this pack: Rugged by Design. The grab handle is reinforced, the YKK zippers are of the “self-healing variety” and the outside surface is covered in a water-repellent coating. Every piece is designed to keep you focused on the mission at hand, not on whether or not your gear will fail.