Florida-based HighCom Security currently sells two backpacks which include the company’s popular armor inserts: the Advanced 5.11 RUSH 12 Backpack, and the Basic High Sierra backpack.

Designed for multiple situations, including tactical assaults, hunting and as an emergency go-bag, the RUSH 12 Backpack comes with a 14″ x 9″ insert and boasts 16 compartments for a range of storage options. According to the product listing, this backpack has an internal admin panel for organizing small accessories, a 60 oz. hydration pocket, and a fleece-lined sunglass pocket. A wrap-around web platform is MOLLE and SlickStick System compatible, which allows the end user to customize storage to suit their needs. In addition, this backpack offers external compression straps, adjustable shoulder straps, a centered sternum strap, and a water-resistant construction. MSRP is $369.00.

As the product listing notes, the Basic High Sierra comes with a 13″ x 11″ insert and boasts a unique swerve design and a padded computer sleeve which can accommodate a 15-inch laptop. It includes multiple compartments, such as a CD/MP3 player pocket with a headphone port, a media pocket which can hold a cell phone or PDA, and an organizer compartment with multiple pockets and removable key fob. This backpack has S-shaped Airflow shoulder straps with ventilated Vapel mesh to keep the end user cool. It also features a suspension strap for heavy cargo, and a tuck-away waist belt. MSRP is $249.00.

Advanced 5.11 RUSH 12 Backpack

* High performance, multipurpose backpack
* 16 individual compartments
* Roomy main storage area
* Hydration pocket
* Wrap-around MOLLE/SlickStick web platform
* Internal multi-slot admin compartment
* Zippered fleece-lined eye wear pocket
* Velcro name tape and flag patches
* Water-resistant 1050D nylon
* 18″ x 11″ x 6.5″ main compartment
* 1296 cubic inch / 21.2 liter capacity
* Adjustable height sternum strap
* Two external compression straps
* Contoured yoke shoulder strap system
* Self-repairing YKK zippers
* Glove-friendly pull tabs

Basic High Sierra Backpack

* Material: Duralite Ripstop, Waffle Weave, 1000-denier Duralite
* Overall measurement: 19 by 13 by 7.75 inches
* Capacity: 1914.25 cubic inches
* Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 19 x 13 inches; 3.5 pounds

For more information about these Civilian Armor Backpacks, and the full range of products currently offered by HighCom Security, please visit

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