5.11 Tactical Backpack Reviews

Check out these reviews for these top 10 tactical backpacks from 5.11 that we recommend for rucking and field work.

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5.11 Rush 72

I am not an EMS professional. I have a 5.11 Rush 72 as my bug out/ camping bag and it serves me very well. I have been looking for a great traveling bag that is not top-loading hiking backpack. I don’t want to dig out everything everytime when I got to the hotel in order to find just one thing. I bought the 5.11 1 Day Rush Backpack because I am going for a 1.5 months long trip passing through some countries that are politically unstable and Americans might not be very welcomed there and I think my military looking Flat Dark Earth color Rush 72 will draw unwanted attentions.

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
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
Aquamira Tactical Frontier Pro Ultralight Water Filter
Platypus 3l Collapsable
Platypus Big Zip SL 2-Liter Hands-Free 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.


5.11 All Hazards Prime Backpack
Great bag! If you like to keep things in a certain place this is the bag for you. Using the webbing on the inside works perfect for my needs. I have tried numerous bags and this seems to be the best I’ve found in an every day bag.

Not to big, but gives you enough room for a couple of days if you needed it. It has enough room for 3 days easy but the compression straps make it small when you don’t need the space.

5.11 Triab18 pack

I bought this pack with the intent on using it as an every day carry pack. it seemed very versatile and the conceal carry compartment appealed to me.
Converts from gearslinger to backpack.
Fits right or left handed people/ambidextrous.
Conceal carry compartment is nice, easily holds my XDM compact.
Quality is great, no issues with stitching etc.
Fairly comfortable to wear either as gearslinger or backpack.
Large interior compartment has hook and loop molle through the entire back of the pack giving you options to customize your loadout.
You can access the inside of the 5.11 TRIAB18 BACKPACK
and open it quickly with a built in strap without taking the pack off your back. It would take tons of practice to deploy your firearm this way but for something like getting a kleenex or a hoodie it works okay.


The 5.11 Rush LBD Mike/Lima/XRAY Molle Tactical Duffel Bag has garnered outstanding reviews, scoring an impressive 4.8 out of 5 stars from 715 global ratings. Customers rave about its durability, size, and multiple pockets, praising its well-made construction and spaciousness. Users appreciate its ability to accommodate various items such as exercise gear, clothing, and work essentials, emphasizing its quality and resilience. Some mention its suitability for travel, while others highlight the ample space for multiple days’ worth of clothing. Despite minor suggestions for additional features like detachable straps, the overall consensus remains highly positive, recommending this 5.11 duffel bag for its durability and quality construction that stands up to rigorous use.

These reviews paint a consistent picture of satisfaction, showcasing the bag’s reliability, robustness, and its ability to meet diverse storage needs. Customers appreciate its sturdy build, ample room, and the convenience of its design for various purposes, making it a highly recommended choice for those seeking a dependable and versatile tactical

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