Maxpedition Falcon II vs 5.11 Rush 24 Backpack Review

Check out the reviews and comparisons for the Maxpedition Falcon II vs 5.11 Rush 24 and you make the best decision which one you want for your next hike.

Maxpedition Falcon and 5.11 Rush 24 are both popular tactical backpacks that are designed to be durable, versatile, and functional. Here’s a comparison between the two:


The Maxpedition Falcon has a tactical look with a lot of external pockets and MOLLE webbing, making it easy to customize. The 5.11 Rush 24 has a similar tactical design but with a more streamlined look and fewer external pockets.


The Maxpedition Falcon II has a capacity of 25 liters, making it a great option for longer trips and outdoor adventures. The 5.11 Rush 24 backpack is slightly larger with a capacity of 37 liters, making it ideal for extended trips and carrying more gear.


Both backpacks are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand heavy use. The Maxpedition Falcon is made from 1050D nylon, which is tough and can withstand harsh conditions. The 5.11 Rush 24 is made from 1050D nylon and features a water-resistant coating for added protection.


Both backpacks are designed to be comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. The Maxpedition Falcon features a ventilated back panel and contoured shoulder straps. The 5.11 Rush 24 has a similar design with a padded back panel and contoured shoulder straps.




The Maxpedition Falcon is generally more expensive than the 5.11 Rush 24. However, both backpacks are priced similarly in terms of features and functionality.

Maxpedition Falcon-II Backpack review
This pack rides great. Very comfortable, even packed to the gills.

It’s my go-to day pack now, and hope to take it out on some 24-48hr stints, I think it’s capable.

Like all maxpedition products, it’s tough as nails. Buy once, cry once. Know that it’s a piece of kit you can rely on. I am an environmental consultant and work with forest conservation both in office and field. I need a backpack that meet the needs of both environments and is tough enough to get the job done.

In the past years I’ve tried many models, sizes, brands and until now never got one that fits. One time it’s way too big or have the correct size but only one division making everything inside a mess. Another don’t fits a computer inside or fits and do not have a proper division for it mixing computer and equipment…

Now: this Maxpedition Falcon-II backpack is PERFECT!!!
– It has as many divisions as it has to: no more, no less;
– It fits everything you need in the office;
– It fits everything you need to field work;
– It doesn’t mix your stuff;

  • It has many places for pencils, notebooks, documents, and things like hard drives, wires and small gear;
  • It doesn’t mix the camelback with your stuff;
  • It has MOLLE supports;
  • The size is just perfect (some people may think it is small, but experience shows that if you have a backpack with the size of a house, you will bring a house to field work…).
    And many other details that my poor English make it hard to describe.

Anyway, I’m more than happy with this backpack. If you want something with quality, perfect size that allows you to use it on your daily activities and in expeditions as well: this is your backpack!!! I am thinking in get another one, just to make sure I will have it for as many years as I need.

5.11 Rush Backpack Review
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 Pouch
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 511 Rush 24 backpack has a 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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