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5.11 RUSH 12 Backpack - 24L


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5.11 Tactical RUSH 12 Backpack - 24L

Sized for use as a Go-Bag, on day trips, office commutes, or as a smaller carry-on, the 5.11 RUSH 12™ pack is loaded with 16 total compartments, pockets, and slots to stow and organize your gear. The RUSH 12 is equipped with a web platform and is made from water resistant 1050D nylon. Its large main compartment has a pocket that will fit most sleeved laptops and the bungeed cinch top will keep any load in place.


5.11 Tactical SlickstickTM pouches are compatible with standard molle attachment systems. The SlickstickTM slides through a UV-resistant ring making attachment of your 5.11 Tactical pouches quicker and easier than other molle-compatible accessories. To remove an item, just pop the snap and pull the Slickstick out.


  • Main compartment: 18" x 11" x 6"
  • Capacity: 24 liters
  • Water-resistant 1050D nylon
  • 16 total compartments, pockets, and slots to stow and organize your gear
  • Large zippered Administrative compartment with 9 pockets and slots
  • Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket
  • Compatible with hydration systems up to 60 oz.
  • Web platform on front, sides, and shoulder straps
  • Two external compression straps
  • Contoured yoke shoulder strap system with elastic keepers for strap ends
  • Adjustable height sternum strap
  • Self-repairing YKK® zippers with large glove-friendly pull tabs
  • Velcro name-tape and flag/patch holders


Sized for use as a Go-Bag, day trips, office commutes, or as a smaller carry-on, othe 5.11 RUSH 12 pack is loaded with most of the same features as its larger teammates for maximum utility. Designed by special operations combat veteran, Kyle Lamb of VTACTM, the RUSH 12™ was created because of end-user input. Its large main compartment has a pocket that will fit most sleeved laptops and the bungeed cinch top will keep any load in place. Two mesh pockets on the inside of the main flap hold computer accessories, electronics, binos, and other smaller items you want readily accessible. The 12"H x 9"W x 1"D Admin compartment on the front of the pack opens wide and has slots and pockets to organize pens, business cards, camera, GPS, and much more, plus two key keepers and a large internal zippered pocket. Web platform on the outside of the compartment allows you to add 5.11’s SlickStickTM pouches for even more gear capacity and the 2" x 3" velcro patch is great for flag or unit patches. The 5"H x 8"W zippered pocket above the Admin compartment is a handy spot for radio, phone, travel documents, energy bars, and smaller gear and is also covered with web platform and a velcro patch for your nametape. Two compression straps keep everything snugged closer to your body for comfortable load management. 5.11 also tucked the zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket on top, just behind the heavy-duty grab handle. Dual concealed hydration tube ports are located to the sides of the handle. Both sides feature top-to-bottom web platform, allowing you to attach a host of different 5.11’s SlickStickTM accessories. The back panel conceals a reinforced hydration pocket that will accommodate bladders up to 60 oz. The extra padding on the back panel promotes ventilation and the anti-skid pads help keep the RUSH 12™ in place. We added tri-glide fasteners at the bottom corners in case you want to add a waist belt. The padded contoured shoulder straps have four rows of web platform and the sternum strap can be adjusted to four heights. Excess webbing can be gathered at the bottom of the straps with the elastic keepers. Two 3/8" grommets in the bottom panel let the RUSH 12™ breathe and allow water and debris to escape. We also added four attachment points for 1" webbing to the bottom.


Constructed of water-resistant 1050-denier nylon, the RUSH 12™ Backpack will go the distance! 5.11 use self-repairing YKK® nylon coil zippers throughout and the high-impact plastic side release buckles, tri-glide fasteners, and other hardware are not affected by differences in climate. Metal grommets and zipper sliders are coated to match the pack and for resistance to corrosion.


5.11 Tactical has joined forces with Special Operations Combat Veteran SGM (RET) Kyle E. Lamb. He served his country for 21 years, 17 of which were with the most elite elements of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He was decorated for valor for his actions in Mogadishu, Somalia, during the battle that was made famous by the movie Blackhawk Down, and during Operation Iraqi Freedom. SGM Lamb’s master-level expertise comes directly from real-world experience, making him one of the most credible and sought-after shooting and tactics instructors in the United States. He also owns Viking Tactic, Inc. (VTACTM), and is the inventor of the Viking Tactics Sling.


The features, materials, and design of the RUSH 12™ Backpack make it a superior value. 5.11 Tactical packs are in use by Law Enforcement, First Responder, and Military units and other demanding professionals around the world.

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  1. Awesome EDC backpack

    Posted by Moe on 9th May 2020

    I’ve been looking at this backpack for 2 years, watching YouTube reviews and deliberating whether or not it is worth the purchase. I finally pulled the trigger on it and I can tell you, I really love it. Built pretty solid, comfortable to wear, and looks great. I love how it’s not too big but can fit quite a few things in it. Utility at it’s finest. The design and materials are pretty well thought-out. This is now my preferred back pack... and this is coming from a guy who owns a lot of Kathmandu and MacPac gear. This 5.11 Rush 12 backpack may not be as great as a “fashion piece” compared to the trendy packs from the other two brands I mentioned, but when toughness is your main priority, the 5.11 Rush 12 is the way to go. Performance and durability is head and shoulders above the others. In fact, this backpack is better built than any NZ-Army gear I was ever issued, by a long shot. I highly recommend this product.

  2. 4 years later...

    Posted by Francois on 11th Dec 2017

    Can't believe I had this bag for FOUR years (see my 2013 review below). And yet it still looks and performs as good as on its first day! The only thing that has gone missing is the small rubbery fabric that was glued on two small patches at the bottom back of the bag, where the bag touches the pelvis. Those patches are designed to keep the bag from sliding side to side. Not a big deal, and a testimony of how much I used it.
    I keep loading it with tons of gear and it just keeps taking the heavy loads, day after day.
    Went on a small walk (not even a hike) with a different bag yesterday because I had too much stuff to carry, but instantly felt pain in my lower back. I am now going to buy the 5.11 Rush 24.

  3. Best backpack I have ever owned

    Posted by Brendon Hannah on 23rd Nov 2017

    This backpack has been made to last and will most likely outlast me!

  4. 5.11 High Quality As Always

    Posted by Jason Dudley on 21st Dec 2016

    Not much to say what else to except from 5.11.
    High quality and tactical functionality.
    No design faults from my end (however each to their own)

    Like to thank Tactical Solutions for the super fast hassle free delivery (And free 5.11 Tan Cap)

    Keep up the good work team, and have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !!!!

  5. 5.11 Tactical RUSH 12 Backpack - the best I ever bought!

    Posted by Francois on 7th Nov 2013

    Top quality fabric, excellent craftsmanship, Molle webbing absolutely everywhere (front, both sides, straps, even underneath), amazing comfort when wearing (probably due to the hard internal shell inside the water pouch). Lots of small pockets in the front admin pouch. Two small pouches on top of the pack very useful for sunglasses, mobile phone, etc.

    And don't forget the quick release buckles on the shoulder straps for quick ditching in case of emergency!

    Would be hard to make it any better. So far I found ONLY ONE tiny, little, minor issue: hard to see the zipper pull cords as made of black paracord (my pack is black). But you can replace them with colourful paracord instead to help with that, for only a few cents.

    The only backpack of similar size that might beat it is the new 5.11 All Hazards Nitro, with dual compartments lined with fluo orange fabric, and its front admin pouch that can be moved forward to create a 'bucket' pouch to hold helmets, jackets, etc. – see

    But, as it stands, the 5.11 Tactical RUSH 12 Backpack is superb and I am very happy with it.

    – REVIEWER CREDENTIALS: travelling, backpacking, camping in NZ, USA, Europe, South America. Gear freak, incl. EDC stuff. Purchase made only after reading many online reviews of similar models by top brands (MaxPedition, Kifaru, Goruck, Spec-Ops, Triple Aught Design – TAD), while balancing quality, practicability, price range and availability in NZ.

    – 06 Nov 2013

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