I have a Rescue 24 which is the EMS version of the Rush 24. Great bag. Built very well. I can load it for up to a 5 day trip. Probably the best bag I have for extended trips. Thinking of a Rush 12 for fire line work this summer depending on the bag that work provides.
It's true, this bag has really good organization. I personally think that it is over kill. If all you want is to use it for is organizational storage in the truck, the 72 would probably serve you well.
However, as a BOB bag, the 72 is horrible. I know this is a contrarian opinion on the interwebs because people love tactical bags beyond all logic. For starters, you don't need that much organization in a bag when the purpose is to get from point A to point B. All that extra stuff- from all the organization (more zippers, more material), the PALS, the 1000D nylon, etc.- all adds weight.
Unless you are an uber fit twenty something, you will not be going anywhere very far away or with any speed carrying that bag. There is a reason why ultra light kit is all the rage in the backpacking world.
If you really think you'll ever have to actually cover ground with a bag, that Rush 72- or with rare exception, ANY tactical bag- is not a good option.
I forgot to mention yesterday that the biggest problem with nearly all tactical bags is that the suspension was designed by people who have no idea what they are doing beyond the fact that they know packs have two straps and a belt.
When the suspensions isn't right, all the other things you'd like in a bag become moot issues.
There are a few companies, like Mystery Ranch (started by the guy who owned Dana Designs), that are backpack companies that happen to produce bags in earth tones and PALS. These are the exceptions.
Post by zombieslayer001 on Apr 7, 2015 20:33:30 GMT -8
I have a Spec Ops Brand T H E pack in Kryptek Typhon with frame sheet and drop in organizer and rat pack organizer. I also just got an LBT 1476A three day assault pack in black and a Kifaru organizer to go with the LBT. To be honest with you I think the LBT will be the one I hold on to.