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5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack

Item # 444137
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Key Features

  • 420D and 500D Water Resistant Nylon

  • YKK zippers, Duraflex hardware

  • Padded internal laptop sleeve

  • Hidden ambidextrous BBS Weapons pocket

  • Plent of additional pockets and storage

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Product Description
511_tactical 5.11's new COVRT 18 is a bag built to blend in, yet go operational at a moment's notice, whether through the mall, on the beach, or at the airport. You'll find everything you need in this lightweight pack including a hidden ambidextrous BBS Weapons pocket, removable hidden agenda identification panel, concealed R.A.C. (Roll-down Assault Compartment) with web platform, Back-up Belt System compatibility, side mesh pockets, compression straps, admin pocket, internal and external organizer pouches, padded computer compartment sleeve with hook and loop retaining strap, external attachment points, sternum strap, a carry handle integrated into a yoke shoulder system, hydration compartment, internal, easy-access flex cuff channel and shoulder straps designed to work with future QuickTact accessories. Imported.

• 420D and 500D Water Resistant Nylon
• YKK zippers, Duraflex hardware
• Main compartment- 19"H x 12.25"L x 6.5"D
• Front compartment- 11"H x 9.25"L x 2.5"D

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5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack

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This is the best backpack ever.

By HockeyTiger

from Waterford, MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational



      Best Uses

        Comments about 5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack:

        I'm not in the tactical profession. Just an engineer who needs a laptop. However, I also use this bag for everything else including my recreational activities.
        Things not highlighted in the demo videos:
        - Water bottle holders actually big enough for Nalgene bottles
        - Laptop sleeve bit enough for 17"Dell Latitude E6520 (big laptop, even for 17" screen)

        Even when I overload (too much weight) the backpack, it is still very comfortable.

        I've recommended it to all my friends, a few of whom actually purchased it. Now they recommend to all their friends.

        Quality is great. The bag is a year old, and other than the dust on the outside (sits on the floor a lot), the bag looks brand new.

        Listed $130 to $140 but easy to find sales for $100 (G.M. or other sites).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


        (Almost) Exactly what I was looking for!

        By SeanO

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Outdoor Professional

        Verified Reviewer


        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Good Suspension
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight


        • Not weather proof

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Light Loads
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about 5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack:

        I am not an LEO or a tactical operator. That said, I travel two hours by car, train, bus and foot through some of the more unsavory neighborhoods in Seattle to get to work every day. It's easy to spot the preppers, prior military, outright wackos, etc. by what they carry their gear in. I wanted a pack that was a) Comfortable, b) carried my 17" laptop, c) roomy enough for some gear if I have to overnight in the city, d) configurable for additional uses, e) weatherproof so I didn't have to bring an umbrella and f) nondescript so that it didn't scream GUN.

        I got everything but the weatherproof. Hint 5.11 if you're listening – at least make the laptop space waterproof and this thing will get five stars.

        I was at first a little put off by the way that I had to load my laptop. It requires pulling the compartment top over the laptop one corner at a time. It barely fits. But then I discovered that it keeps that laptop snugly in place, doesn't flop back and forth and snugs it right to my back. Everything else distributes against my back in such a comfortable way, you really don't feel the weight. I went from a Swiss Gear laptop back to the COVRT 18 literally overnight and could definitely feel the difference. No way I am going back. Jogging to make a light signal used to force me to reach back and hold my pack still while securing whatever was in the side pockets from falling out. On that subject; at first I wanted two more compression straps lower on the pack but then realized that it would get in the way of the CCW compartment.

        The only other complaint that I have is that the sunglasses pocket is really a shared space with the laptop compartment. Since my laptop fills the space, the pocket is useless for anything that is not small or flat. Yes, you can get them in and move them out of the way of the laptop but you can't get them out without removing the laptop. That said, just pick a different pocket for your sunglasses and all is good.

        Here's a tip: I was a little concerned about having easy sliding zippers for the CCW compartment. For peace of mind, I added a small, black keychain clip from an ultra-light flashlight to the zipper pulls and clip them to the bungee loops on the bottom of the tie-down loops. That way, standing on a bus a kid can't reach up and easily unzip that chamber but it's very easy to reach back and unsnap when you need to.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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