John Vito – Verified Buyer
Great customized bag. Tons of features. Excellent quality, construction. Superb customer service. Thanks Crystal.
Received my new bag a few days ago and love it. The bag is well made and designed with care. There is ample storage space that is placed for easy access.
The only 2 drawbacks I have found are:
1. Because of the tight fitting, flannel lined laptop sleeve, I have found that it traps the heat from my sleeping computer. I rarely shut down my laptop and when I place it in the sleeve at the end of the day it is often pretty warm. When I get home, it is still very warm. I have taken to slipping the top of the sleeve behind the laptop so the top remains open.
2. The strap pad is very comfortable but when wearing the bag across one shoulder it constantly slips off my shoulder. It would be nice if the pad had some rubber so that it would grab my shoulder. You wouldn't need to cover the entire surface in rubber, but just a few strips would help and still allow the pad to ventilate.
Eric Ohlson – Verified Buyer
I have to fly every week for work and needed a bag that was durable and professional. I also have to carry two different 14" work laptops and various other odds and ends.
I looked at a number of messenger-style bags from a wide variety of vendors. Every single one was too big, too small, or simply didn't have enough pockets to meet my needs. I initially thought the Commuter 2.1 would be too small as well, but that turned out not to be the case. I've been using my Rickshaw bag for several weeks now, flying twice a week.
The layout of the bag is well thought out. The interior is spacious, the front pockets are convenient and have well-planned sub-pockets. The admin pocket on the back holds a number of items and still has room for an full- or over-sized magazine, e.g. Wired or Recoil.
My bag currently holds: two 14" laptops, one in the laptop pocket and one in the main pocket; an engineering-notebook; two 8.5x11.5" folders; two laptop chargers; a trackball; a 7" tablet; a thin novel; two mini-usb chargers; and a good handful of other miscellaneous stuff: gum, mints, pens, highlighters, work badges (several), keys, hotel keys and breakfast vouchers, and USB drives.
I didn't think I'd find something that met my needs so well and looked so great. Besides the size, I love the magnetic closures that cover the Velcro tabs. Every bag with Velcro closures should have these.
I can't recommend my Rickshaw Commuter 2.1 enough.