JUAN LOPEZ-BAUTISTA – Verified Buyer
Great bag or a teacher, carries lots of paperwork, reports, etc
Reinig Morris – Verified Buyer
This bag is awesome. Not only did I get to choose the colors, but the functionality of the bag is really cool too and I am such a hard consumer to please.
Having a zipper pocket on the back that has storage for everything you usually need without having to get into the main pocket where the laptop is actually stored. That said, there are too many places to put pens (who carries more than 2 these days, that is why I have a laptop and iPad in this bag) and not enough places for my blutooth headset and stuff that does not readily fit into long skinny pouches.
Because I used a promo code, with my order, I was not able to customize the size of the laptop sleeve. One a little smaller for my MacAir would be nice, but because it is a bit large, I just put my air and pad in the same sleeve. It would have been awesome if they had a pocket in the bad that was made for the iPad or what I thought would be even better would be the ability to have numerous sleeves that you could stack in there next to eachother and have them secured but removable like the main pouch is, with Velcro. But again, this is a minor pain and there are plenty of options for storing my pad within the bag.
One thing I miss from my previous laptop bag is a sleeve on the back so I can easily slide it on top of my carry on roller bag. You can easily put the handle of the roller suit case through the handle of the Commuter 2 and it has places that you can attach a strap, but it is not included.
The other thing I would have liked with this model and apparently you can do it with other versions, is choose all of the colors of my bag. It would be cool to chose from some pocket set ups as well. It sounds small, but if customization is the core competency of this company. You should be able to customize more. I WANT EXACTLY WHAT I WANT
Stuart – Verified Buyer
I've gone through many bags over the years and this is the best one by far - a lightweight and efficient way to carry everything you need. The magnetic front flap is genius and makes for easy access when you don't really need to secure the bag.
It was almost a year ago now that I was on vacation from Southern California, and founding myself parked in front of the most peculiar store, "Rickshaw Bagworks". At the time I was with my mom and dad, on the way to eat at, Piccino. Something that you should know is that my dad loves using canvas bags instead of paper or plastic, so he decided to go in to see if he could find a cool canvas bag to use when he goes to Whole Foods. Earlier that day my family and I had found our selves at Tmbuk2, where my dad custom ordered a bag for himself, to carry his grading. At the time I thought that maybe I should order one for myself, I had a Timbuk2 for freshman year of high school and at the time I was going into my sophomore year, the Timbuk 2 bag did not fare to well over the course of the year. But while at the Timbuk2 store I did not see a single bag that fit me very well.
So that brings me back to when I entered Rickshaw Bag works for the first time. I still remember looking at all of the bags on the wall, and little things on the table in the center, while my mom was looking a a iPad zero messenger bag, which she then bought as her purse, right then. While I was looking around the commuter 2.1 messenger bag caught my eye, although at the time I thought that it might be a bit price for a school bag, since I had never had heard any thing about Rickshaw Bagworks. So at that point I left the store to walk over to Piccino for dinner. At dinner the bag came up, and well after dinner we headed back to the shop and I ordered the bag and had it shipped back to my house in Southern California.
I received it a few days before school stared, and the moment that I opened the box I knew that I had made a good choice to get that bag. So far it has gone with me every day to school Zero period to Seventh period PE, as well as a one week winter holiday back up to the Bay Area. And this summer it was my carry-on to the plane to Costa Rica, where I am on a month long language immersion program, where once again my bag has been my school bag, carrying a Spanish Dictionary, as well as several Moleskine notebooks, which by the way fit very well into the front pocket of the bag. Also on this trip I have taken the bag as my only luggage to the cloud forrest & Arenal Volcano. This past month has been the most trying on my bag, so far it has endured a cup of hot tea with cream and sugar spilling all over the front of it, which did not even leave a stain & and it has drenched by the rain here, but ever when it was raining on it I knew that my notes would be safe. I also is great on public transportation, as I have mostly ridden in buses here in San José, Costa Rica, it always just sits in my lap.
Through this past year my bag has been though a lot, but only shows one sign on wear and tear, and that is the two clips on the strap which connect it to the bag have worn down about 1mm or 2, other than that which of corse in not notice able in the slightest when you look at the bag it looks just the same as when I pulled it out of the box for the first time. I am looking forward to using it again for my junior year, which is a first since normally I wear though a bag a year.
Thank You Rickshaw for creating such an amazing bag! That is why I am sitting in my bedroom in Costa Rica at 11:30 typing this about how much I love this bag. I cannot wait to see where this bag takes me next year.