Chris – Verified Buyer
I wear the Sutro backpack ever day to work, and find that it is very comfortable. i have back and neck problems, so i can't wear a single shoulder messenger bag.
Some backpacks are so big and bulky, but this has a slim profile that means i can look over my shoulder while riding and not have anything in my line of sight.
The side access pouch is great. It makes it easy t o access my Klean Kanteen without have to take the whole bag off.
The one thing i'd like to see change is having the ends of the straps and buckles outfitted with the roll up velcro closure thing so they don't flap around. but its not a deal breaker.
Going out of town for a few days? Gonna hit the gym... or at least pack workout clothes with the intention of hitting the gym? The Sutro Backpack is for you. And this bag is definitely for me. I love it. It totally fits my every need - from packing all the miscellany one carries when leaving home for an extended amount of time, to lugging vinyl records to my next dj set. My one piece of advice for all-weather cyclists is to go with the sailcloth fabric for your outside fabric.
Yes, I would recommend the Sutro to a friend.
I was suspicious at first about whether or not this backpack would be big enough to carry as much stuff as I would want it too, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it has so so so much room for everything I think I need (which is probably more than I actually need). When I'm not carrying very much, it rolls down to be a pretty petite pack, but for running errands or long days it will hold absolutely everything I need. And the side-zipper is good for grabbing a water bottle, or for rediscovering all those tiny things that find their way to the bottom of bags. The straps are comfy, and I was also stoked to find that the sternum strap was well-designed and well-placed (something that some backpack makers miss the mark on, ahem). So yes, great backpack for everyday stuff as well as trips and errand running. Glad there's a lifetime warranty!
I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to test this bag. It was love at first site. It's got a great on-trend shape, and looks cool with almost any outfit. I chose waterproof Xpac for both the inside and outside material which has made this bag extremely light and waterproof. I love the side access pocket - I use it to quickly access my DSLR camera on the go. The shoulder straps are extremely comfortable, and the sternum strap is great for heavier loads. What's even better is that this bag is made from scratch in Rickshaw's own SF factory, and comes with a lifetime guarantee. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for a great everyday backup that will hold up for year.
I absolutely love this backpack. Even when I don't have a lot to carry, I prefer this spacious beauty over any other bag I own. The fact that is has the ability to accommodate an impromptu grocery store trip while still housing my everyday items makes this bag my daily go to. The side zipper is one of my favorite features, I can easily grab my book or water bottle when I'm on the bus without awkwardly unloading the rest of my gear. The built in laptop sleeve is great; it keeps my device separate from my lunch, and provides additional padding when I'm not lugging my computer around.