5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack

5.11 Tactical Rush24 Backpack Review 2023 [37 Liter]

The 5.11 Rush24 backpack is one of the most popular tactical backpacks on the market. The 37L backpack can be used for hunting, hiking, recreation, or as an EDC pack. Before I landed this bag, I had a challenge carrying my tactical backpack as it could create a lot of attention while walking on the streets. This is not the case with Rush 24, as it maintains a low profile but still offers amazing features.

What I like most about the 5.11 Rush 24 military backpack is that it comes with extra pockets than the 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpack for the proper arrangement of your gear. You can keep a laptop, tablet, lighter, water bottle, keys, cards, flashlight, notebook, a few clothes, and some gloves.

Technical Specifications:

Features 5.11 Rush 24 Backpack
Compatible with : 5.11 Tier System
 Hydration pocket Durable: 1050D nylon (MultiCam: 1000D nylon)
Handle: Reinforced grab-and-go handle
Pockets: Dual zipping side pockets, Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket, Zippered side water bottle pocket, Stuff-it pocket
Ideal for: recreational use or as an operational bug-out bag
Wrap-around MOLLE: /5.11 SlickStick web platform
Water-resistant construction: Yes
adjustable shoulder and sternum straps: Yes
Front pocket : 12.5” x 11” x 2″
Main Compartment: 20″ H x 12.5″ L x 8″
Hydration pocket: 18” x 12.5”
Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 14 inches
Left and Right Side Pockets: 16.5” x 6” x 1.75”
Total Capacity: 2275 cubic inch/37 liter
Weight: 5.5 lbs
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5.11 Tactical Rush24 Military-Grade Backpack Review

Unlike the Rush 12 bag, which is built to last you for 12 hours, the Rush 24 backpack is constructed to serve you for at least 24 hours. So, it is better suited for people who intend to spend the whole day out hunting or hiking. Read on to learn more about this high-performance tactical backpack.

Backpack Features:

  • 37 liters capacity
  • Main compartment measures 20 x 12.5 x 8 inches
  • The hydration pocket measures 18 x 12.5 inches
  • Front pocket measures 12.5 x 11 x 2 inches
  • Durable 1050D nylon
  • Three mesh admin compartment
  • Dual zipping side pockets
  • Reinforced grab-and-go handle
  • Two external compression straps
  • Self-repairing YKK zippers
  • Hook and loop nametape and flag patches
  • Wrap-around MOLLE/5.11 SlickStick Web platform
  • Adjustable height sternum strap
  • Zippered side water bottle pocket
  • Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket

Sturdily constructed

When it comes to durability, the Rush 24 backpack is a bag that you can rely on. Irrespective of this, this 37L pack is lightweight and fits your body very comfortably. Made of durable 1050D nylon, this is a backpack that will last for many years to come and survive tough wilderness conditions. Featuring the YKK zippers means that you will rarely have cases of broken zippers as they repair themselves. In addition, the backpack comes with a water-resistant PUx2 coating, which prevents water or rainfall from spoiling your stuff inside the bag.5.11 Rush 24 Backpack

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With such quality features, this is a bag that you can count on when you are hiking, camping, trekking, or even for your daily errands. There are also various colors to choose from, which are black, dark earth, Multicam, DoubleTap, Sandstone, and OD. Go for a color that impresses you or is suitable for the activity you’re engaging in.

Various compartments

One of the features that make the 5.11 backpacks to be loved and admired by most outdoors lovers is their wide range of pockets. Also, the price is lower when compared to the Eberlestock half-track quality backpack. To begin with, the 5.11 Rush 24 backpack has a main compartment. The main compartment measures 20 x 12.5 x 8 inches. It houses various pockets and enables one to properly arrange their gear in the right place for easy access.

Inside the main compartment, there are 3 mesh pockets that are suitable for carrying items that you seldom use but can easily locate when you need them.  Also, there is a top pocket which is ideal for storing things like gloves. These are just a few of the pockets that you will find in the main compartment. On the exterior of the backpack, it has what seems like two pockets: one top and one bottom (admin panel) pocket. As a matter of fact, the top has two subdivided pockets that are suitable for storing items that you may need urgently.

There is a zippered fleece-lined pocket at the extreme top near the handle that can be used to keep sunglasses, keys, or even cards. On the sides of the backpack, there are two bottle pockets. These can be used to store your water bottles as you go camping or hiking.

Medium-sized backpack

Looking at the features of this backpack, you might think that it is extremely large. This is not the case, as the bag measures 7 x 20 x 12 inches. It also weighs around 3 pounds, which makes it portable and a great EDC backpack. The storage capacity is not as high as the 55 L Tactical Rush 72 backpack. So this bag won’t weigh you down nor create any unnecessary attention as you go with it to school or work.

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Even though the Rush 24 backpack is a military-grade backpack, it can still be used for other purposes. This bag can act as a survival bag, trekking bag, bug-out bag, hunting bag, camping bag, and EDC bag. With its various compartments and large capacity, this bag can be used for almost any occasion. But it still maintains a low profile that will allow you to walk with it on the streets without raising eyebrows.

Compatible with the 5.11 Tier system

If you intend to attach various hiking or camping gear to the backpack, the 5.11 24 assault backpack will come to your rescue. Thanks to its 5.11 tier system make, it is possible to attach various items for use on your trip or destination.

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If comfort is what you’re looking for, the Rush24 37L backpack will be a great fit for you. No matter the load you’re carrying, this bag will always remain comfortable as it has adjustable straps with nice padding. For instance, the shoulder straps are well-padded and strong. You won’t feel pain even if you carry more than 8kgs. Also, the grip pads at the base of the bag prevent the bag from rubbing.

Comparison Table: Rush 24 Backpack vs. Rush 12 Backpack vs. Rush 72 Backpack

Features  Rush 12  Rush 24 Rush 72
Dimensions: 11 x 6.5 x 15 inches 12.5 x 8 x 20 inches 13.5 x 8.5 x 23 inches
Material: 1050D Nylon 1000D Nylon 1050D nylon
Capacity: 24 Liter 37 Liter 55 liter
Weight: 48 ounces 60 ounces 64 ounce
Front Pocket: 12 x 9 x 1.75 inches 12.5 x 11 x 2 inches 15.5 x 11.5 x 2 inches
Hydration Pocket:   16.5 x 10 inches 17 x 12.5 inches 21 x 13.5 inches
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Regardless of what you intend to use the Rush 24 backpack for, you will find this bag to be comfortable, sturdy, and stylish. It has large capacity storage and will allow you to carry the things that you may need within 24 hours. The bag is also compatible with the 5.11 tier system and scabbard. With its water-resistant construction, this is a backpack that is ready for any situation. At such a great price, the Rush 24 military bag is a great bargain.


  • Sturdily made and water-resistant
  • Comfortable and stable
  • Several compartments for organized storage of items
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Adjustable straps for a perfect fit
  • Easy to access items with the various compartments all over the bag
  • Zippers are durable and self-repairing
  • Durable nylon construction for longevity
  • Extremely versatile
  • MOLLE webbings allow attaching of additional items and gear


  • The backpack doesn’t come with a specially designed compartment for delicate devices like laptops or tablets. So you have to use the nylon fabric Explorer Tactical Backpack that has a backside laptop compartment.
  • It doesn’t come with a hip belt


Question: Is it a good idea to keep tech devices in the various compartments of the backpack?
Answer: No, it is not. This is because the backpack doesn’t come with enough padding for tech gadgets like laptops or tablets. As a result, you’re better off acquiring a protective sleeve for your tablet or laptop. But make no mistake; the bag can be used to keep even large laptops without any problem.

Question: Is there a pocket that is particularly created for conceal carry?
Answer: Regrettably, there is no specific pouch inside the backpack that you can keep conceal carry. 5.11 Tactical Covrt 18 Backpack would be ideal for keeping conceal carry. But in case you want to hide something, you should turn to the main compartment. In the main compartment, there are zipper compartments where you can hide your items.

Question: Up to what size laptop does the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 backpack fit?
Answer: The backpack compartment can fit up to a 17.3″ laptop.

Question: Where are Tactical Rush 24 backpacks made?
Answer: Though the company is located in California, they are made in Vietnam.

Question: Why does the item number differ?
Answer: It is because of the latest models.

Question: Can you travel on a plane with this backpack?
Answer: Yes, it is approved, even fully loaded.

Question: Can you use it as a business backpack?
Answer: I personally use it on a business trips.

Question: What is the name tag length?
Answer: 6 inches.

Question: Is the Rush 24 backpack good for rucking?
Answer: Yes, but not perfect.

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