5.11 RUSH 72 Backpack


A huge backpack designed for a 72-hour operation. The RUSH 72 backpack by 5.11 tactical has loads of storage space for everything you’d need out on the field. Great for a weekend bag

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5.11 Tactical RUSH 72 Backpack

The 5.11 Tactical RUSH 72 backpack is a high-end tactical backpack, that can be used on active service, airsoft, hunting, hiking, general use weekend bag or as a grab bag. It is designed to carry enough gear for you to survive 72 hours, this can be increased by attaching extra pouches to the outside. This is a great backpack for anyone who is looking for a highly versatile bag that is both rugged and strong.

The RUSH 72 backpack is made from 1050D water-resistant nylon. The padded shoulder straps are adjustable and made in a contoured yoke design, that allows maximum support of the RUSH 72 backpack. The back of the backpack is padded and allows air to flow between your body and the bag.

The shoulder straps have adjustable chest straps attached and have quick-release buckles on the end for when you have to remove the pack quickly. The is a waist strap to provide extra support when the backpack is full. The outside of the RUSH 72 backpack is covered in molle, so you can easily attach extra pouches and equipment. The carry handle on the top is well reinforced and on either side are two velcro close panels that allow you to pass a water bladder hose through.

There is also a panel of velcro and a strap for attaching a name tag and flag patches. There are attachment points underneath the RUSH 72 backpack for attaching items such as a roll mat or coat. It also has four compression straps to keep the RUSH 72 backpack tightly secured and to reduce wobble.

There are six externally accessed pouches and a shove-it compartment. The first pouch is for storing a water bladder. It is located between the back of the backpack and the main compartment. It is accessed via a zip and has a drainage hole in case of leaks. The next pouch is accessed from on top. It is a fleece-lined pouch for storing glasses in.

On the sides are two zip accessed water bottle pouches, that can also be used to store other items such as knives, waterproofs or first aid kit. These side pouches have two small pockets inside for storing small items. The next pouch is the upper pouch, that is good for storing a phone, power bank and other small items. It has a nylon pocket and a mesh pocket for securely storing items you don’t want to be lost.

Under this pouch is the shove it compartment. The shove-it compartment is a large open space between the main backpack and the external admin pouch, which makes up the outer panel of it. It is opened and closed using the backpacks compression straps and has mesh netting around the lower parts of the sides to stop items falling out.

The shove-it compartment is great for shoving items for very quick access, it’s very well suited for coats and jumpers but can even hold a smaller backpack. The final pouch is the multi-slot admin pouch, which also has a large pocket, two mesh pockets and a zip close pocket for storing gloves, hats and other items. It has plenty of slots for storing pens, torches, notepads, magazines, multi-tools, first aid kits and other such items.

The main compartment is large and can accommodate lots of items. It can be fully opened up by fully pulling down the zips. On one side are two mesh pockets and a non-mesh pocket, that is ideal for storing items like headphones, first aid equipment, sewing kit, small items of clothing and other items. The top of these mesh pouches can be accessed from on top and below due to it having zips on both sides.

On the other side of the RUSH 72 backpack is a drawstring closed pouch, that is ideal for storing loose items securely in. Above it is another mesh pocket for storing more items securely. Even with all the pouches full, the main compartment will still have space for more stuff.


  • 1050D nylon
  • Water-resistant
  • 29 individual compartment
  • Zip close fleece-lined glasses pocket
  • Zip close side water bottle pouch
  • Shove it compartment
  • External multi-slot admin pouch
  • External upper pouch with pockets
  • Water bladder compartment
  • Large main compartment
  • 3x internal mesh pockets
  • Internal pocket
  • Internal drawstring pocket
  • Reinforced carry handle
  • Molle
  • Underside attachment points
  • 3x drainage holes
  • 4x compression straps
  • Waist straps
  • Self-repairing YKK zippers
  • Glove-friendly pull tabs
  • Velcro
  • Padded back
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Contoured yoke shoulder strap system
  • Adjustable chest strap
  • Capacity: 55L
  • Weight: 5.5lbs
  • Great for a weekend bag

Full-featured 72-hour backpack
Ideal as a weekend bag for recreational use or as an operational bug out bag
Dual-zippered front and main compartments with moulded grip pulls
Multiple integrated organization pockets
Admin organization pocket to store maps, pens, and documents
Fleece-lined sunglass pocket
Internal hydration compartment with hangers and toggles
Cinching waist strap and dual compression straps
Adjustable dual density closed-cell foam shoulder straps


Built from high strength, water-repellant 1000D nylon
2894 cu in, 47.5-litre capacity
Contour yoke system with grab and go handle
Rugged, self-healing YKK® zipper hardware
Integrated drainage grommet

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511 Tactical UK

5.11 Tactical UK is the leading manufacturer of superior tactical gear which is preferred by law enforcement, first responders, tactical operators and outdoor sports such as airsoft.  5.11 Tactical's mission is to provide high-quality, innovative and functional solutions that improve users' safety and ability to perform their jobs. All airsoft gear is rigorously tested to ensure that it meets the highest standards for quality and durability.  They make and supply a wide range of products including tactical airsoft plate carriers, rucksacks, carrying equipment and molle pouches which are always popular amongst airsoft players! 5.11 Tactical UK is committed to providing customers with the best possible products and customer service experience, and here at Socom, we are proud to stock a range of 5.11 Tactical UK Gear - both online and at our store located in Fleet. Read more >>
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