5.11 Tactical RUSH 12 Backpack 56892
SKU #: 511-56892
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The RUSH12 Backpack is a high performance multipurpose bag that fills multiple roles, from a tactical assault pack to a hunting backpack to an emergency go-bag. 16 total compartments provide a wide range of storage options, each one sized for a specific use. Additional features on the RUSH12 backpack include an internal admin panel for organizing small accessories, a 60 oz. hydration pocket that keeps you on the move, and a fleece-lined sunglass pocket that protects your eyewear. An extensive wrap-around web platform is MOLLE and 5.11 SlickStick® System compatible, allowing you to customize your storage to suit your needs. The RUSH backpack offers external compression straps, adjustable shoulder straps, and a centered sternum strap to ensure stability, and water resistant construction to keep your gear dry and secure in any climate.
Constructed of water-resistant 1050-denier nylon, the RUSH 12 Backpack will go the distance! We use self-repairing YKK® nylon coil zippers throughout and our 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.
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.
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.
78% Recommend this product (46 of 59 responses)
January 20, 2017
This is a well made backpack and decent size. I just don't like the utilization of the room. Good size main compartment, but don't like that it's just one big open compartment. It's hard to keep things organize. I find myself having to dig through the compartment to get to things as everything just piles on top of each other. The diver inside meant for the water bladder is cumbersome and when not in use it's just in the way. You can put some items into it and keep them separated from the rest, but it takes up the whole bottom. This diver also can be used for a laptop, but it does not hold the laptop flushed agains the back. It also not lined like others to protect said laptop. Does not have a compartment for a CCW like most of the competitors.
ProsWell made, backed by a big name, good size.
ConsDoes not come in FDE, poor utilize space, no CCW compartment.
January 1, 2017
Great versatile 12 -24 hour pack.
I was on the fence about whether to get the RUSH 12 or 24 for my needs. I was looking for a day pack that could stretch to a two day pack. The RUSH 12 is perfect for my needs and I am glad I didn't go with the larger RUSH 24. It really fits more gear than it's size would allude to. Another reason I went with the RUSH 12 over the 24 was the larger single pouch on the top opposed to the two smaller ones on the 24. Fit and finish are good and what you'd expect from 5.11 Tactical. I ordered the 'sandstone' which is a perfect match to the Maxpedition Khaki color, I added mini roly poly dump pouches to the sides of the RUSH 12 for my needs. Molle webbing on both sides and the front are another feature I was seeking. I added the RUSH tier attachment system on the lower front and side Molle webbing to provide lower compression straps. I'm not sure if I really needed this but after reading a couple other reviews I went that route. The attachments fit great and do what they are intended to do. The only down side, or something to bear in mind, is that if you plan on attaching another pack is that you loose the use of that same Molle real estate. Holds the 2L hydration bladder with room to spare. I suspect it will also hold a 3L as some online reviews state. Just bear in mind that the water volume enchroaches somewhat into the available space within the pack itself. The fleece lined sunglass pocket is usable but small. I would not recommend putting expensive sunglasses or prescription glasses in this pocket and use it for my I-phone instead, I-phone 5 in an otter box fits fairly snuggly but there is room for additional items (keys, chapstick ...). On a side note I'm wearing prescription Oakley Flax 2.0 XL which are larger than typical sunglasses and I found they fit nicely into a Pelican 1030 hard case which has it's own carabiner that attaches nicely to the Molle. It's also waterproof and I believe can sustain being run over by a truck, which I have yet to test!
ProsStrong, versatile, looks good.
ConsNot waterproof. I included this but it cannot really be considered a con since the pack is not advertised as being waterproof.
December 22, 2016
Great pack, better service
I'm on my 3rd Rush 12 and can't say enough good things about it!
ProsPrice point Versatility Durability Quality of materials
ConsNeeds an update. The PALS webbing is a bit "too" tactical and never get to really use it
November 10, 2016
I've been using this pack for the last 2 years and love it.
I initially bought this bag about two years ago for hiking, and I've kept it in use since starting College. This bag can hold all my essentials for a full-day of hiking, a full day of class, or an overnight stay at a motel. I'm rarely separated from this pack, and if I ever have to go anywhere; work, class or play... it literally has my back. I can comfortably pack my laptop (including accessories), 2-3 large books, two 32oz. water bottles, and writing equipment, while still having room for snacks or other smaller items (See images below for reference). Furthermore, I've found the inner pouch (when not being used for a water bladder) to be useful for quickly storing important papers I receive at the very end of class. The main compartment comfortably holds my laptop of about 15"x10" with an additional protective fabric case, I would not expect this pack to comfortably hold a particularly large laptop. After all this time, I've noted no tearing or extensive wear on any parts of the pack, zippers or straps, and it rides comfortably even when it's arguably being overloaded by water, electronics and books. The one I own is black, yet it always cleans up to it's original dark color even after getting dirtied by dust or mud. I've noticed queries about the possibility of using a waist strap with the backpack... While I've never had need for one myself, I believe the plastic fittings at the bottom of the bag would serve well for attaching an aftermarket waist strap. The fittings are somewhat thin and would not accommodate a belt of 1 1/2" width or larger. However, with the appropriate belt, I was able to make my own waist strap out of my Brokos belt (See images below for reference). FINAL NOTE - keep in mind for purchasing this pack: If you know you pack fairly heavy or occasionally have to pack extra clothing items and gear, you may want to consider getting the RUSH 24 instead. I would scarcely recommend the RUSH 12 for extensive trips or to people who often pack heavy. I also believe this pack is (by comparison to the RUSH 24 or 72) fairly limited in terms of attaching Molle gear and placing heavy items like water pouches on the sides of the pack can potentially make it uncomfortable. My best advice for packing: on a normal day, all of your stuff should fit INSIDE the pack, don't plan on having to expand it for regular use.
Pros- Super durable with reliable construction and materials. - Safely holds a small or medium sized laptop with case. - Can be easily outfitted with an aftermarket waist strap or even a Brokos belt. - Shoulder straps are comfortable. - Pockets and compartments are smartly designed. - Cleans up water and soap, and the color doesn't fade easily.
Cons- Size limitation can make the pack a poor choice for heavy loads or big gear. - Excessive Molle gear can make the pack cumbersome or awkward. - Might not fit a particularly large laptop.
Hillsborough, New Jersey
May 21, 2016
One of my favorite bags
The Rush 12 is a great bag. In fact, this is the second one I bought. I got the first one in camo and really liked the quality and ability to modify the bag to my needs. The storage pockets are well designed. I ran into a problem though, because of the camo. I didn't feel right using the bag as an EDC because it was camo (I didn't want to attract too much attention). So, I got this second pack in Black instead so I could use it as EDC. The black is great, but I think I would have preferred the Sandstone or Flat Dark Earth. That being said, I may have had a similar problem in public as an EDC with those colors (though not nearly as much as a camo pack). I would recommend the Rush 12 to everyone, though I would advise that you wait for a deal of at least 20% off, like I did for both packs.
May 19, 2016
Smaller than Expected
This appeared to be is a greatly constructed backpack, however upon arrival, this was too small for my needs. The dimensions were given in the item description, in regard to its storage capacity, however that doesn't mean a whole lot to me. I am more of a visual person. The photograph in the item description, personnel wearing the packs, is very deceiving in regard to its actual size. If the picture was intended to display 3 different types of packs, then it should have been captioned as such. If you are a bigger, athletic person, this is not the pack for you, in my opinion. I am 6'3" and weigh 255 lbs., it was small when donned.
ProsWell constructed, as other 5.11 products.
ConsToo small for my needs, and the photograph in the item description, for this particular model, was deceiving. It gave the perception that this pack was larger than it actually is.
By Luis Geigel
March 17, 2016
Just the right size for a EDC. I have all 3 Rush bags now. 72hr, 24hrs and now 12 hr rush. All great bags.
ProsGreat Bag for EDC.
By Cesar Melendez
Caguas, Puerto Rico
February 7, 2016
It's a awesome pack. I'm using it as a work bag, range bag, travel bag and I insert a plate in the bladder compartment to use it as a ruck bag. It's a strong bag. I'm planning to purchase a rush 24 soon.
ProsStrong top quality bag.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
December 10, 2015
Great product from 5.11!
This bag is just great! VERY VERY well built. Its a great EDC bag. The straps are stitched great and you can adjust the sternum strap up and down to your liking. Its definitely a great buy! Don't miss out!
October 14, 2015
First 5.11 bag
Love this bag. It's my first 5.11 bag. I just wish I would have gotten the rush 24.
By PAULIE D
October 14, 2015
VERY NICE BACKPACK
This backpack seems to be of decent quality. It has ample dividers and room for enough gear for a day hike and some survival items. The fabric looks tough enough to stand up to abuse and it looks like it will last. LAPG has good prices and shipping times are not bad. It would be a plus if LAPG would strive to sell more American made products.
ProsRugged, heavy duty
ConsNot made in U.S.A.
October 8, 2015
5.11 rush 12
Nice bag works great, wish it had more compartments. But I like it and use it as my Edc bag.
ConsNeeds a few more outside compartments!
August 12, 2015
Ready for school
Great, durable & long lasting. I've had mine since 2007 & its been overseas and back multiple times. Now the boys get one when they hit Middle school.
May 26, 2015
Good utility pack
All round good utility pack. Roomy and well constructed and enough space as a day pack.
May 24, 2015
Great bag, excellent quality.
12 Questions & 19 Answers
from Commi Cali asked:
December 4, 2016
I can't find the weight of the pack listed anywhere....
Great question, I was able to pull one from the warehouse and take a look, these are 46oz or just under 3 lbs. I hope this helps!
on December 5, 2016
This pack's weight is 2.5lbs.
on December 5, 2016
from Hawthorne , NJ
The Pack weighs 2.5 LB approximately. I would recommend it for a light handy pack.
on December 5, 2016
from Austin, TX
I haven't weighed it,estimate it weighs 2lbs 8ozs.
on December 6, 2016
from Medina, Ohio asked:
December 6, 2015
Is this machine washable? If so, recommended way?
It is not machine washable, you are supposed to hand wash with warm water and are instructed not to iron or dry clean.
on December 9, 2015
from Blaine ,Wa asked:
October 12, 2015
I have a 5.11 rush 12 . Where can I get a waist belt for this pack?
It does not appear that 5.11 has a waist belt for this. You might be able to connect a brokos belt with molle - http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-58642-vtac-brokos.html The only other item that might work is this Sandpiper shoulder strap and belt - http://www.lapolicegear.com/soc-mule-shoulder-set.html <= I don't have this in stock to test it, but with molle straps, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to rig something with this.
on October 13, 2015
from OK asked:
March 10, 2015
What are the dimensions of the bladder pocket? Will a laptop (13.2"x9.2"x0.7") fit in the bladder pocket?
we do apologize but no we do not think that the laptop would fit in the bladder pocket as it is just a bit to small and narrow in some areas. your laptop would though fit in the main pocket just fine.
on March 12, 2015
from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
September 29, 2014
How long is the nametape strip for the Velcro? 4 or 5 inches?
the name tape area is 6 inches in length.
on October 1, 2014
from San Diego, CA asked:
July 25, 2014
This is a back pack as in two shoulder straps, correct? I bought a similar bag from a different vendor I love the size but it is a single strap (cross body) and is giving me back problems. I don't want to make the same mistake twice!
yes this would be a backpack as in two shoulder straps. This bag is very comfortable and should cause no issues with your back.
on July 25, 2014
from Fort Mill, SC asked:
May 24, 2014
Does this pack have tri glides at the bottom to accomodate a waist belt like the Rush 24? If so, what size are they? 1.5 inch?
Yes these do have the glides at the bottom of the pack for a waist belt and are 1.5 inches
on May 28, 2014
from East Coast asked:
November 12, 2013
How many of the 5.11 water bottle pouches (http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-tactical-bottle-carrier.html) would I be able to fit on the flap? 2? or 3? And on the sides, could I fit a vertical pouch (http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-tactical-6x10-pouch-vertical.html) and a medical pouch (http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-tactical-6x6-med-pouch.html) immediately above it? This question also applies to the RUSH 24 and 72. I am debating buying all 3 if I can get the required number of pouches on the exterior. Thanks!
the rush 12 might be a bit small to fit all these items listed but as stated above you could get a water carrier on each side and one of the pouches on the back. The rush 72 is a bigger bag though and would be able to accommodate more pouches. i think this would be a better choice if you are looking to add on a lot of pouches.
on November 13, 2013
I have the RUSH 12, and I think that you would be able to add one water bottle pouch to each side without trouble, though it would certainly dominate that space and add substantial bulk to the bag. I purchased this bag specifically to use with my Camelback Mil Spec Antidote Reservoir Long with Quick Link, which I'm exceptionally pleased with as a pairing. Unless you want to specifically use bottles, I would recommend a like configuration. I'm not convinced that you would be able to add the vert pouch functionally the flap for the admin compartment because of it's 10" length, but I believe the med pouch would work there, but again dominate that area, and add perhaps, disproportional bulk. That said, this pack is THE best pack I've owned for it's designed use including Military issued gear.
on November 13, 2013
from URBANDALE, IA
On the Rush 12, the back panel is approx. 8" x 8" so I would say 2 water bottle pouches would work. The webbing on the side panels is approx. 4" and the pouches you're inquiring about are 6" wide.
on November 14, 2013
from Port Orange, FL
You could probably get two water bottle holders on all three bags but as far as the other pouches, that's a lot of additional pouches and size added to a bag that already holds an amazing amount. The question is why you need all that. Med I get if you have a job or need for a separate med pouch. But the others, if you need that much additional space just buy the next size up or go straight to the 72. If these add on to the 72 for you then you need to look at needs. I did long convoys in Iraq with only my 72 with canteen pouches on the outside. Only my sleeping bag and pillow didn't fit.
on November 15, 2013
I have Rush 12, 24 and 72 bags and I like all of them. I use the Rush 12 as my daily carry bag and the Rush 24 ( I have 2, one for me and one for my wife ) for shorter trips and as a bug out bag. The Rush 72 is for longer excursions. As for water bottles. You could put as many as five or more on the outside of the bag though I don't know why you would want to. I have two water pouches on my Rush 24. One has a Nalgene water bottle in it and the other has a water filter. I have an internal water bladder. I also have a canteen, canteen cup and a military canteen pouch attached. Water is heavy and I would suggest a water filter over lots of water, refilling from streams or ponds. I have found all the packs rugged and comfortable.
on November 15, 2013
from New Hampshire
from edwasville illinois asked:
September 2, 2013
How durable is this pack I have heard the straps do not hold up well but rip at the to easily
After looking through all the reviews for this bag on 5.11's website, we only came across one review that had an issue with the shoulder straps coming undone. Other than that one instance, we have not heard of the straps tearing.
on September 3, 2013
August 5, 2013
Can it fit a 17.3 laptop?
Yes, this 5.11 bag can fit a 17.3" laptop.
on August 5, 2013
March 3, 2013
does the rush 12 have a web platform on the bottom for attaching pouches on the ubderside of the pack/
The Rush 12 does not have MOLLE webbing on the bottom.
on March 3, 2013
February 26, 2013
Can you submit more photos?
The only picture of this bag that 5.11 has on their website is the one we have on ours. The best way to view all the features would be to watch a review video like this one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8m6Y1jyVRA
on February 26, 2013
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