The 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 18L sling-pack is a comfortable and roomy tactical backpack that can dub as a concealed carry option, as a bug-out bag, a simple go-bag for sport shooters, campers... and why not, students!
The 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 18L sling pack(link is external) is one of the most versatile entries in 5.11 Tactical(link is external)'s Rush collection(link is external); this design has been available since 2015 – quite a remarkable longevity for a tactical backpack design – and rightfully so: its design and manufacturing features make it stand out from the plethora of tactical apparel that clog the modern-day market. Conceived mainly for professional covert uses and as a concealed carry option, the RUSH MOAB 10 18L sling pack will also fare perfectly as a go-bag for multiple civilian applications, as a range bag for sport shooters or a bug-out bag for survivalists, and will serve outdoorsmen, photographers, and even students perfectly in their daily needs.
The catchy, comfortable, remarkably youth-oriented single sling design matches a sturdy 1050D Nylon cordura construction in 5.11's signature Centerline design, with a full outer water-resistant treatment and available in several colors – black, desert tan, storm grey or "Double Tap" grey with black inlays.
The outer surface features a full MOLLE/5.11 SlickStick web platform – including hook-and-loop Velcro surfaces for ID tags or patches – allowing full customization and expansion through the application of purpose-built pouches(link is external) (sold separately). A set of sturdy, comfortable compression straps also allow the RUSH MOAB 10 18L go bag to be attached to other backpacks or bags of the RUSH Tier system(link is external) for additional capacity and versatility, for long-term or long-range applications.
The 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 18L sling pack features a 46,3cm H x 22,8 cm L x 18,41 cm D (18.25" H x 9" L x 7.25" D) main compartment, and a separate 31,7 cm H x 20,3 cm L x 5 cm D (12.5” H x 8” L x 2” D) front pocket. Both are secured by YKK self-healing zippers – meaning essentially that their bottom is angled the same as the front, so they work both ways and can be simply zippered all the way to close them again should they break on one extremity, making sure that damage will not leave the contents of the backpack unprotected.
The RUSH MOAB 10 18L sling pack also featured a top fleece-lined pocket for eyewear or other small, potentially fragile items. A dedicated, zippered comms pocket with a pass-through cord slot is located on the cushioned, adjustable shoulder strap. A covert TacTec rear pocket provides plenty of space, safe carry, excellent concealability, and quick extraction for defensive handguns.
Other features of the 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 18L go-bag include a hydration pocket with a pass-through slot; a low overall weight (1,17 kg / 2.6 lbs), ensuring that the padded strap will distribute the load weight uniformly and comfortably; and multiple interior admin and stash pockets, some zippered, in the main and front compartments, allowing the user to keep his or her belongings in a readily available, yet orderly fashion.
Priced at $99.99 in the US and approximately 110 € in Europe, the 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 18L sling pack may seem steep if compared to your average go-bag – but this isn’t your average go-bag. It's a high quality, versatile product that will live up to the expectations that come with the 5.11 brand for years and years, withstanding intensive harsh use in a wide variety of situations.