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The Best Bug Out Bags (B.O.B) of 2019

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In this review, we are looking at the best bug out bags out there.

When it comes to emergency situations, having everything you need within your reach can be the difference between life and death. And having a good bug out bag to put all of your important survival items will help make any emergency situation more manageable and less stressful.

A bugout bag or B.O.B in short is a survival bag that contains items one would require to survive for 72 hours in case of an emergency.  A typical bag out bag contains:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • First aid kits
  • Protection
  • Map or a compass
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra clothing
  • Hygiene materials
  • Power and light
  • Multi-tool
  • Important documents
  • Cash and coins
  • Ham radio
  • Radio for local AM and FM stations

There are practically thousands of bug out bags with different designs in the market today that you can choose from. This makes finding the best bug out bag for your personal need and preference a bit trickier.

In this review, we will look at three of the best bug out bags in the market today, their pros and cons, and if why out of the dozens of bug out bags out there, these three are considered to be top of the line and the best of the best.

The Best Bug Out Bags in Our Humble Opinion

  1. The Condor 3 Day Assault Pack

Product Details:

  • Large load cargo capacity compartment
  • Designed for easy access and organization (7 pockets)
  • Hydration-pack compatible (2L or 3L bladder)
  • Body contour shoulder straps with D-Ring for equipment attachment, sternum strap and removable waist belt
  • Individual foam pad back panel for extra comfort and maximum airflow
  • Heavy-Duty carry and drag handle
  • Total dimensions: 22″ x 17″ x 11″; 3038 cubic inches; 50 Liters

It’s one of the best bug out bags because…

The Condor 3 Day Assault Pack at just 2.5 lbs., is one of the lightest bug out bags in the market today. And with its assortments of colors that can blend into different environments, the Condor 3 is a bug out bag that is ready to head out into battle.

The Condor 3 has 7 compartments in total including areas for important items such as your maps or documents, radios, penholders, and mesh pockets. The largest compartment of this BOB has 2 separate compartment areas that can hold up to 3L hydration bladders. Every compartment of the Condor 3 also has a grommet for drainage.

The straps and the backside of the Condor 3 are padded with foam and compression straps are also added on the sides of the pack. Finally, the webbing, both at the front and sides of the Condor 3 can also be used to carry additional gear.

Pros and Cons:


  • Numerous pockets offer a good organizational system
  • Holds two 3L hydration bladders
  • Lightweight
  • Large capacity


  • Non-removable chest straps

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  1. The 5.11 RUSH72

Product Details:

  • Water resistant
  • Made from 1000D nylon
  • 55L total capacity
  • Product Dimensions:5 x 8.5 x 23 inches
  • Weight: 5.19lbs.
  • This heavy duty large military backpack features a front pocket – 15.5 x 11.5 x 2 inch, main compartment – 23 H x 13.5 L x 8.5 inches, hydration pocket -21 x 13.5 inches, left and right side pockets – 16.5 x 6 x 1.75 inch

It’s one of the best bug out bags because…

This backpack is for you if you’re looking for a bag that can carry a lot of stuff because it is huge and offers a lot of space, plus it’s also very durable. This baby can be used both as an EDC and a BOB.

The material on the main body, on the pocket bags and on the inside pocket flaps is nylon with water-repellent coating. The main compartment is 23″H x 13.5″L x 8.5″D (2,639 cu in.). There are two exterior, side, gusseted zippered pockets, a large external shove-it pocket and a top exterior crescent-shaped organization pocket.

Other features include a closed-cell foam back padded hydration pocket, a web-platform on three sides with additional attachment points and a quick-access fleece-lined sunglass pocket at the top.

Take note that this back pack comes in only one size.

Pros and Cons:


  • Water resistant
  • Large capacity
  • Numerous pockets offer a good organized system


  • Rather heavy

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  1. The REEBOW GEAR Military Tactical Backpack

Product Details:

  • Capacity: 40L.
  • High density fabric-durable and water-resistant.
  • Molle webbing throughout for attaching additional tactical pouches.
  • Double-stitched, heavy duty zippers and utility-style cord pulls.
  • Side and front load compression system.
  • Ventilated mesh padded back area and shoulder strap.
  • Shipping weight: 3.2 lbs.

It’s one of the best bug out bags because…

Compared to the 5.11 RUSH72, the REEBOW GEAR Military Tactical Backpack has a smaller capacity and it’s also lighter at just about 3 lbs. But be that as it may, the manufacturers of the REEBOW GEAR guarantees that this BOB can still hold emergency supplies that can last for 72 hours.

The REEBOW GEAR is made of durable and water resistant material. It also has heavy duty zippers. It has several interior and exterior pockets that are really handy for keeping your stuff organized and are also perfect for documents and smaller items.

The shoulder straps and back area of this bag has a ventilated mesh padding that adds to the comfortability of this bag. The REEBOW GEAR is also compatible with a hydration bladder, perfect for carrying water in the most space- efficient way possible.

Pros and Cons:


  • Numerous pockets offer a good organizational system
  • Lightweight
  • Water resistant


  • Doesn’t hold as many supplies compared to the other BOBs

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There you have it, our top 3 picks for the best bug out bags in the market today. You will not go wrong in choosing any of these three BOBs. Each one is comfortable to wear, weather resistant, heavy duty, has great organization features, and most of all, it has enough room for all of your gear plus a little extra.

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