When this pack arrived I was also awaiting a RUSH 72, this pack has space for sure! I can't imagine needing that much gear for a day pack! I used this bag to bring carry twenty four 20 ounce Sobe Green Tea's back to my ship, I had to carry the pack loaded across the base and was surprised how easy it was to carry once on my back. The straps are padded and put the bulk of the weight where it needs to be, the waist strap is also positioned perfectly. This bag has excellent stitching and is made to carry the kitchen sink too. Can't imagine what you would want to carry in this pack and not be able to carry it!
High Quality Exceeded High Expectations
This purchase left me surprised and impressed. The amount of room in this day backpack matched that of my former THREE DAY pack yet can still be transported as a carry on for flying. In addition, the RUSH 24 is extremely comfortable, the hard plate insert keeps my gear from digging into my back without adding undue weight to the already light design while the yolk shoulder straps make 70 lbs feel like 35. Ruck runs have never been so enjoyable.
Finally, this pack is built to last. While I was at first skeptical of the light weight of the pack, the strength of the stitching and fabric have since proven themselves, and I am not afraid to stuff this thing full of the heaviest things I can find.
My next pack will be a 5.11 Tactical, although from the looks of it, I wont be needing a new one for years!