5.11 COVRT 18 Review : Versatile and Roomy Tactical Backpack

Tactical backpack is an absolute necessary to bring along, especially when you will face survival condition. A good tactical backpack will be able to carry all your needs and lessening your burden carrying them. If you are in need of a tactical backpack, which is not only can carry all your supplies and tools, but also versatile when used daily, let us introduce you to 5.11 COVRT 18 backpack by 5.11 Tactical.

In this article we are going to give you information about:
– what is 5.11 COVRT 18 Backpack
– What 5.11 COVRT 18 Can offer to you
– 5.11 COVRT 18 Pros & Cons

About 511 COVRT Backpack
5.11 COVRT 18 is a tactical backpack by the brand 5.11 made by the 5.11 Tactical Company, which is an Irvine, California-based brand of apparel including uniforms and tactical equipment for military, law enforcement and public safety personnel. The company also has chain of retail stores in different locations; as of January 2017 they already have 13 stores. The 5.11 COVRT 18 was designed to be subtle and inconspicuous, while still being a full-sized backpack that will provide you with superior tactical utility and efficiency in a wide range of environments. The backpack comes only in one size but has several colors to pick, such as black, foliage, ice, asphalt/black, and storm.

511 COVRT Features
The 5.11 COVRT 18 backpack measurements are 19 inches in height, 12.25 inches in length, and 6.5 inches in diameter. This backpack use a yoke-style strap, which feels soft and nice but also gives you durable feeling. Inside the backpack you will find sturdy mesh pockets that is useful for organizing your stuffs. As you can expect, the bag is quite big, you can even easily fit a 17” Macbook Pro, power supply, emergency toolkit, first aid kit, 32 ounce water bottle, 24 hours worth basic nutrition, blanket, extra shirt and short, small flashlight with blankets, a small survival baton, and a firearm inside the 5.11 COVRT 18, while still leaving some room. If you are interested on other tactical backpack, read our article about Direct Action Dragon Egg Review here.

5.11 COVRT 18 Durability
When tested for its durability the 5.11 COVRT 18 also performs really well, even though the backpack has been kicked, rolled, thrown, and other thing that commonly happen when you travel with your backpack, this 5.11 COVRT 18 still looks like new with only a quick wipe with a damp cloth. All the zippers also work just fine like it used to be and they still open and close without catching or binding. Sometimes you have to lubricate the zippers with Teflon-based lube to keep them work properly, but it is not necessary in 5.11 COVRT 18.

However, when excessively loaded the 5.11 COVRT 18 doesn’t seem to handle it pretty well, because the shoulder straps tend to bind and pull, which making it uncomfortable, so it is recommended to keep the load between 20-25 pounds so you will not have to handle this issue. Other issue is the loop patch sewn onto the back of the back wall of the concealed compartment is only 8 inches wide and 5 inches tall, which would be better if the hook and loop area is 5 inches taller. For a little more $100, the 5.11 COVRT 18 should have comes with nylon waist belt and elastic retention webbing on the front compartment as well.

Here is the complete list of 5.11 COVRT 18 Specifications:
– Made from Durable water resistant 500D nylon
– Has reinforced grab handle
– Has sunglass pocket
– Has flip down ID panel
– Internal laptop compartment is padded
– 19” H X 12.25” L X 6.5” D main compartment
– 11.5” X 9.5” X 3” front compartment
– 19” x 12.25” 1.5 liter hydration pocket
– 1841 cubic inch / 30 liter total capacity
– Has comfortable compression straps
– Has adjustable sternum straps
– Has Yoke-style shoulder
– Comes with YKK Zippers
– Duraflex hardware

The Pros of 5.11 COVRT 18:
– Versatile, can be used in any type of situations
– Durable
– Has wide main compartment
– Has soft fleece pocket to keep delicate things
– Lightweight

Cons of 5.11 COVRT 18:
– Has no nylon waist belt
– Has no elastic webbing on the front compartment
– Not affordable
– Small concealed compartment

- Nylon - Imported - The COVRT18 is a full-featured covert backpack with roomy main and secondary storage areas including an ambidextrous side-entry Back-Up Belt System compartment

All in all, the 5.11 COVRT 18 is a great backpack choice whether to accompany you in your journey or act as your everyday backpack. The design is stylish and lightweight with large compartments to carry all your needs.

Purchase the versatile and roomy 5.11 COVRT 18 here!