Since 2009, the RUSH backpacks from 5.11 Tactical have been on over 1 million missions, carrying nearly 17 million kilograms of readiness as a staple choice for tactical and outdoor enthusiasts alike. It’s now 2021 and the original backpack has had an upgrade with the RUSH 2.0 release.
How do you improve on perfection though? Talk to anyone that has a RUSH backpack or has used 5.11 backpacks and most will think it’s a difficult task. The designers at 5.11 though were certainly up to the task and have added several new features to bring a new level of perfection!
So what are the new features then?
Whilst they look almost identical, all three of the RUSH backpacks (12, 24 and 72) have been given a new lease of life. Based on customer feedback 5.11 have enhanced the already existing features and offered a few extra to improve the functionality and versatility of the RUSH bag.
NEW Padded Laptop Compartment
This is one feature customers have always asked for and 5.11 have listened. A completely new addition to the 2.0 family making the ultimate bug out bag for use at the weekend on the hills and mountains or in the week to the office is the new padded laptop sleeve with strap on all 3 bags.
NEW Updated Interior Organisation
Zipper compartments on the inside panel of the main compartment give even further storage for quick access and easy identification of your gear.
NEW Revised Admin Panel
The admin panel on the inside of the front compartment has also been revised again with the focus on making storing and accessing your EDC items as easy as possible.
NEW Larger Eyewear Compartment
Don’t trust the soft eyewear pouch on the top of the original backpacks for your expensive sunglasses? No problem. The 2.0 features a larger compartment (1in in height and width) that will easily accommodate most eyewear inside their cases for ultimate protection.
NEW Hook & Loop Concealed Compartment
A brand new feature with tactical users in mind (or just anyone that wants to conceal carry!) To the rear of the front compartment is a new concealed hook & loop compartment to easily store more gear but at the same time keeping it concealed. Pair it with a 5.11 carabiner or pouch for ultimate concealed carry.
What about the original features?
All the original features you have come to love with the RUSH backpacks still remain including:
– 5.11’s signature Center Line design
– Hydration port and grab handle
– Adjustable sternum strap
– Side compression straps compatible with the RUSH Tier System
– Vertical side pockets
– Water-resistant 1050D Nylon construction
– YKK zippers throughout
Are there any specific differences with the 12, 24 and 72?
The 5.11 RUSH backpacks are extremely versatile and perfect for any tactical or outdoors enthusiast. But which one is right for you and are there any other changes from the original to the 2.0 versions?
5.11 RUSH12™ 2.0 Backpack
The RUSH12 2.0 is the smallest member of the RUSH family but the re-organised pockets and laptop compartment of this ideal day backpack for EDC, city trips and hikes makes it as mighty as it’s bigger brothers. There are no other changes here but don’t be disappointed, the RUSH12 is one of the most universally adaptable packs on the planet and is a massive favourite amongst our customers.
The RUSH12 2.0 is available in 5 colour options.
5.11 RUSH24™ 2.0 Backpack
Your old favourite, just better! The 5.11 RUSH24 2.0 has the same durable 1050D nylon, high-quality constructions and style with the improved organisation and brand new features stated above for all 2.0 RUSH packs. A mid-level entry in the RUSH series, the RUSH24 works just as well as an urban go-bag as it does going off the grid and is ideal for overnight adventures.
The RUSH24 2.0 is available in 6 colour options.
(at the point of publishing this blog navy blue is yet to arrive in stock).
5.11 RUSH72™ Backpack
Those long missions need an endurance beast of a pack and the RUSH72 is certainly that. In addition to the general family changes, this 2.0 pack also features a redesigned waist pad and new back panel construction making it even better suited to go the distance with you on tactical missions, long-range deployments, staying a few days in the great outdoors or bugging out during an emergency.
The RUSH72 2.0 is available in 5 colour options.
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