Anionted 2 Win Reply to on 29 April 2018
|Review of 5.11 Rush 72.
I needed a bigger ruck sack as my 35/40 Lt Kombat pack was getting crowded when I needed the space most. So, I began my trawl on Amazon; looking for another black ruck; spotted the Rush 72 and loved the tactical and complex look of it but was put off by hefty price tag.
Did more research on Amazon and You Tube and after all my computations came right back to the Rush-72. Bit said bullet and purchased one. It arrived in a plastic bag and even in that the 72 looked ‘The bomb’ (I’ve never seen so much 1000D Nylon in one place) the R72 is a quality ruck, that shouts strength – especially in the Neutron Star Black (my name for it) I’d prefer the 1050D as I found pack not as heavy as some reviewers have stated.
The specs: five external pockets, and about ten internal pockets and pouches; plenty of room for inventive organizing. I would have preferred some internal crush straps to stop contents from moving around when pack is only half filled. The front flap has well-arranged organizer in it for loads of bits and bobs – very easy to see where you’ve put stuff; actually, all of the external pockets have pockets within them – cool.
The rep: Comfort-wise the main straps are wonderful, really very comfortable even with heavy loads, in fact this is not only the most comfortable rucksack I have (also have high-end Oakleys) but it just feels so good on the back; and looks good too; nice smooth profile and does not look liked cardboard box while you’re wearing it. Lots of admiring to envious glances (you can tell by the silences from people standing behind you). I never thought I’d needed a 55Ltr pack; but now I have one; it easily houses my folder, books, lunch boxes, coat with enough room for laptop and extra pair of shoes. So, despite the slight sting in the price; if you need to carry all this 21st century crud we all seem to need this is a bloody good way to do it; if you can’t afford it don’t stretch, if you can get it you won’t regret. Highly recommended.
Really a big but beautiful bag (a con?)
No internal crush straps
Should have a tougher base material for resting on ground.
Big price – seek cheaper alternative if you can, but still well worth it if you get it.
Too many features to comment on without boring the reader!
Conflicting info on 5.11 website as compared to other sites regarding the overall carrying capacity; some say 43.5 Ltr main compartment capacity and others 55 Ltr over all carrying capacity.
Strong military look – might attract unwanted attention.
Very good looking tactical sack; good profile, giving wearer strong military look.
Other packs from 5.11 company can be attached to it.
Tough material, hardwearing and long lasting.
Light for its size.
Good organization possibilities with plenty of external and internal pockets.
External crush strapping to shape load.
If shoulder straps are fully extended, the waist strap WILL SIT ON YOUR HIPS so load rests on your hips making heavy loads even more comfortable to carry.
Molle strap system on most surfaces of pack to attach additional pouches and pockets to increase above 55 Ltr carrying capacity.
Long side pockets will hold 2 Ltr bottles.
All black is awesome
That’s enough go buy one!