If you've been following our magazine or web site, you've likely heard of 5.11 Tactical. They make some awesome tactical and survival gear, including apparel, shoes, watches, holsters, and knives—but the product they might be most famous for is their line of bags and backpacks. 5.11 Tactical packs range from compact satchels and totes, all the way to multi-day duffels and bug-out bags.

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We recently met with the team at 5.11 Tactical, and they made us a very generous offer. In order to show their support to our magazine and give back to their dedicated fans, they're willing to give away a free RUSH72 backpack to one lucky OFFGRIDweb reader.

There are no strings attached, and it doesn't cost any money to enter—just scroll to the bottom of this page, follow the instructions in the giveaway module, and submit your entry for a chance to win.

The 5.11 Tactical RUSH72 Backpack


Before you enter the contest, we'll start by telling you about what you could win.

The 5.11 Tactical RUSH72 is a 72-hour bag that could serve as an excellent platform for a bug-out bag. It features a massive 3324 cubic inch (55 liter) total capacity, with tons of zippered compartments where you can store clothes, food, tools, medical gear, and other supplies.


Mesh compartments and pockets abound inside the RUSH72.

Integrated organization pockets keep your small items (such as maps, pens, and documents) safe and under control. The backpack also features a purpose-built internal hydration compartment, and a special fleece-lined sunglass pocket to protect your shades from scratches and dust.

The fleece-lined sunglass pocket is on top of the pack for easy access.

The RUSH72 is constructed of 1000-denier nylon, which is tough and water-repellent. In case water does get inside your bag, drainage grommets make sure it dries out quickly. The bag's exterior is covered in modular MOLLE / TacTec System-compatible webbing. This means you can easily expand your pack with other pouches offered by 5.11, or you can strap on magazine pouches, medical kits, knife sheaths, flashlight holders, and other gear with ease.


The backpack is offered in seven different color schemes, and the winner of this giveaway will be able to receive the RUSH72 in any one of these colors:

  • Black
  • Double Tap (black/grey)
  • Flat Dark Earth
  • MultiCam
  • Sandstone
  • Storm (grey)
  • TAC OD

5.11's MSRP for the RUSH72 is $169.99—but like we said, one lucky reader will be getting one for a whopping $0.

Bonus Items

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The elusive OG morale patch. They're not for sale, but you can win one here.

We often receive comments on our Instagram page asking about how to get our OFFGRID morale patches. There are currently only two ways to get these patches: meet one of us in person at a show or event, or be the lucky winner of one of our giveaways. So, if you want a morale patch, now's your chance to get one—and possibly stick it on a brand-new backpack.

5.11 Tactical will also include a USA flag morale patch with the contest winner's backpack.

5.11 Tactical will also include a USA flag morale patch with the contest winner's backpack.

5.11 will include a second morale patch, with the U.S. flag and the company's motto, “always be ready.” We'll even throw in a copy of the latest issue of our printed magazine, and a copy of our sister magazine RECOIL for the contest winner.

Enter the Giveaway

So, to recap, here's what one random fan will win:

  1. 5.11 Tactical RUSH72 Backpack (your choice of color)
  2. 5.11 Tactical USA Morale Patch
  3. OFFGRID Velcro-Backed Morale Patch
  4. A Copy of the Latest Printed Issue of OFFGRID Magazine
  5. A Copy of the Latest Printed Issue of RECOIL Magazine

Giveaway Starts: Sunday, 3/27/2016 @ 6am PST
Giveaway Ends: Monday, 4/4/2016 @ 12pm PST

The giveaway is open to people ages 21 and over and who reside in the USA only. Winner will be contacted after announcement with any questions needed to fulfill giveaway. Once winner is contacted and requirements verified, 5.11 Tactical will ship the backpack and USA patch to the winner. The OFFGRID patch and magazine issues will be shipped separately from OFFGRIDweb HQ.

If you want a chance at winning the 5.11 Tactical items and bonus items listed above, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter giveaway module below. One (1) RANDOM entrant will be chosen as the winner.

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