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Mar 06 2023
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The 5.11 RUSH24 2.0 Backpack: A Versatile and Durable Pack for Any Occasion


I’m not a backpack snob, but I am a collector. From $20 bags to $250 bags, I find uses for them all. However, there are definitely certain bags for certain scenarios you do not want to skimp on.

For an EDC or go bag, the $20 Walmart bag isn’t going to cut it. I’ve been eyeing this 5.11 RUSH24 for exactly those purposes, so I was excited to finally check it out.

5.11 Rush24 2.0 Backpack Review



Total Capacity2,275 Cubic Inches / 37 Liters
Main Compartment20” x 12.5” x 8”
Max Laptop Size15 Inches
Weight3.84 Pounds

Pros & Cons

  • Very durable – made out of 1000D nylon
  • Hidden CCW pocket
  • Fits a 15” laptop
  • Good capacity for daily carry
  • Hydration pocket
  • Fleece-lined eyewear pocket
  • Very stiff out of the box (just takes time to break in)
  • A tad heavier than comparables


The RUSH24 has almost all of the features I’m looking for in a mid-sized go bag. I like to be inconspicuous when out and about, so it’s a little too tactical looking for an EDC bag (in my opinion), but not so much that it would draw a ton of attention.

Especially in this subtle Range Green color, you wouldn’t actually stick out like a sore thumb.

ryan domke with 5.11 rush 24 2.0 tactical backpack
For reference, I’m 6’6 and this bag fits great.

From a first impression and basic feature standpoint, it’s a great size.

With a 37-liter capacity, it’s big enough to fit multiple days’ worth of essentials, some ammo, and more. The straps and backing have nice padding, so I don’t think it would be uncomfortable for a rucking session or hike.

5.11 rush 24 2.0 tactical backpack sitting on truck
There is just enough padding to provide comfort without having the bag feel “slouchy”…if that’s even a word?

By far, my feature is the hidden CCW pocket with a loop panel. It’s perfect for maintaining quick access to your firearm or knife, and it’s super discreet.

I probably wouldn’t have noticed it if I wasn’t dissecting the bag.

5.11 rush 24 2.0 tactical backpack sitting against truck tire
I intentionally pulled the CCW pocket open for the photo, but once it’s closed, you’ll hardly notice it’s there.

Even though I’ll likely not be using this one as a daily carry, it’s nice to have the padded laptop pocket. It can fit up to a 15” laptop, which is the size I use, with some room to spare.

Right above the laptop pocket is the eyewear pocket. It’s fleece-lined and larger than most of my other bags.

The 15” laptop fits securely with the included velcro strap.

The only thing I wish it did have, would be a rain cover that could be stored maybe below or behind the bag. But that’s definitely not a deal breaker.


You get a lot of bag for the buck with the RUSH24.

It also comes in a smaller and larger size than this 37L version, so you should be covered regardless of your body type and size. I don’t have any reservations that this bag will hold up well over time, and I can’t wait to see how I can best utilize all of the compartments as I get more time with it.

If you’re looking for a new bag, I’d definitely recommend adding this one to the list of potential options.

What’s some of your favorite gear from 5.11 Tactical? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Ryan Domke
Ryan Domke photo Ryan Domke is a freelance writer, photographer and social media consultant with a passion for guns and tactical gear. He works with some of the largest manufacturers in the firearms industry, allowing him the opportunity to continuously learn from and knowledge share with the 2A community. When he’s not spending time with his family, you’ll likely find him at the range or starting a new DIY project.


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