Andrew Lucas – Verified Buyer
I spent a LOT of time looking for a suitable bag that could be used daily, hold a 13" Macbook and later a 15" Macbook for my next laptop upgrade. It also had to be able to hold a full size A4 page to a day diary and a bunch of documents I use for on-farm visits, plus a 1 litre SIG water bottle.
I searched for an Australian manufacturer, but nothing was available that met all my needs. Either too small or massive gear bags with very little functionality. So I was pleasantly surprised to see the US's growing custom manufacturing market and the philosophy behind Rickshaw Bagworks.
One of the biggest pluses was that the Commuter 2.1 is that it stands up by itself. It may not sound important but as the bag sits on the seat next to me in my work ute/pickup it's great to be able to access everything with one hand. Plus it doesn't go flying all over the car, it just stays put.
It's really well thought out with a rear double-zip pocket able to be accessed when the rest of the bag is locked down. Speaking of that I hadn't come across the 'shhh' magnetic closing system, but with a 7month old baby at home I've been able to pack my bag and sneak out of the house in the morning without the Velcro monster waking anyone.
The carry handle is really solid and the shoulder strap also makes light work of carrying the bag as it's wide and extra padded; very useful as this thing can hold a lot and the temptation is to keep stuffing things in! Great product, great service and a really positive experience of custom manufacturing where people actually get paid properly and have good working conditions - thanks Rickshaw.
Jennifer Haddock – Verified Buyer
I love my commuter bag!! The magnets for the cover flap and the plush lined compartments are such a great idea. I have received many complements for it....
Justin Frank – Verified Buyer
I love it! Great bag, comfortable and stylish. I use it everyday.
David Smoller – Verified Buyer
I required a bag that could easily fit my laptop, lunch and a few other random items suitable for my commute to and from work on the LRT. This bag meets those needs, all while remaining durable and stylish. Plus, it's nice knowing that this was crafted in the USA.