W. Anthony Colbert
I own several Timbuktu bags as well as a custom Nike bag purchased when Rickshaw's founder worked there. I am disappointed in the Rickshaw bag. It is closer in size to a small than a medium. It is significantly smaller than a medium timbuktu bag or my medium Nike bag, it barely holds my shoes, tshirt and shorts for a workout. The strap is not long enough for wearing over the shoulder comfortably (I'm a pretty big guy). The nylon the bag is made from is thin in comparison to my other bags. My wife took a tour of your factory for a fashion design class and suggested that I try one of your bags since I had several other messenger type bags. As previously indicated I am not thrilled with my decision.
Maybe because I got to customize it myself, but I love the bag! It's gorgeous, and exactly what I need when I want to carry less than a backpack's worth, but more than what fits in a large purse. The sturdy construction really holds up to the wreckage I put the bag through to carry a laptop, ipad, and other tech equipment. My only complaint is that the strap length I prefer puts the buckle right over my collarbone, which is uncomfortable, so as a result the strap is not at my desired length. Especially when the bag is full, it is really meant to be carried across the chest, not on one shoulder.
Brian in Boston
I wanted a smaller bag for riding on my bike, when I'm not carrying my laptop. This is that bag!
Combined with the cross strap, this thing sits solidly on my back while I'm hopping curbs around town.
The solid materials, build quality, and excellent design make this a great functional bag for on the bike or over the shoulder for a train commute. I am looking forward to picking up a larger Ricshaw bag for everyday laptop carry to replace my Bihn, which is starting to fray around the edges.
And check out that orange line--it's a perfect highlight on the solid black.
It's a little too small for my 15" Macbook Pro, but would probably fit your Macbook Air just fine.
I love my new bag! I immediately threw out my old one and am quite tempted to get a smaller version for those days when I don't have to carry so much. Or maybe it's just an excuse to customize another bag. I went for a neon pink lining which turns out to be great for finding things and I LOVE that it's waterproof. The only thing I might like added would be a small ring in the middle of the covering flap for attaching a light.
Being a small girl, I have to have the shoulder strap set to almost as small as it will go. This unfortunately causes the clip to dig into my shoulder. I ordered a shoulder pad along with the bag, however since the clip falls on my shoulder this isn't much use. Possible solution - have a pad that fits over the clip or have the strap in two different default lengths.