JLR – Verified Buyer
I was looking for a practical bag that wouldn't be "too unprofessional" but also contemporary. I found it. One of my colleagues had purchased one of these and showed it to me and I REALLY like it. This 2.0 is the perfect size for from the office and back -- I don't always bring home my laptop, but when I do, no problem. Plenty of space for files and what I need to transport back and forth. I don't travel a ton for my job but have two trips coming up in the next month and I can't wait to take it as my carry-on -- it'll give me everything I need. My favorite feature is that it stands up on its own. I can pack it without fumbling around trying to get it to stand up or having to pack things flat. I am definitely considering saving up and purchasing the iPad one as I would use that throughout my day as I go from one meeting to the next! Love that this is made in the US.
Casey Boyle – Verified Buyer
I've tried out a number of bags this last year or so (Timbuk2, Targus, Crumpler, et al) and this Rickshaw bag (Std. Commuter Laptop bag) was the best in show, hands down.
Thanks to all the team at Rickshaw for providing me a bag that will undoubtedly last many years.
tuftchain – Verified Buyer
This will soon become your preferred go-to bag. If you're like me we've all had bags that are your "favorite" until something happens to change your mind like traveling, vacation, commuting in bad weather or handling a heavy load for the day. The Rickshaw Bag changes your mind immediately. It carries all of your usual equipment effortlessly and is able to take your special projects along that you don't carry everyday. It's well balanced and tough. I highly recommend this bag, I think I've found "my" bag.
Overnighting resident – Verified Buyer
Some background - I have been searching high and low for the best bag for my needs (medical resident). I really wanted something that was durable, able to fit everything i need to take with me on long call days, first water bottle + coffee mug without having to worry about it spilling inside the bag, fits laptop and is able to keep papers organized while still being able to carry around miscellaneous things without looking like you're hauling a suit case. When I mean I looked long and hard I mean it; it took me about a year to finally make my choice (I was toughing it out with a backpack). I decided to go with the commuter because of all the great reviews I read and the commitment the company has to their product and improving it. While it did take a little longer that I wanted to wait for the bag to arrive (Im a little impatient), boy am i pleased with my decision (and glad I waited)!!
I have never had a bag that I could say does/carries everything I need comfortably. Lunch, a laptop, water bottle and a book? No problem! Got papers bunch of papers you want to keep neatly along with a lunch and a change of clothes? bring it on! The shoulder strap is one of the most comfortable straps that I have used (even more than my north face backpack). The adjustable strap gives you plenty of room to throw the bag over your shoulder without having to fit into a tiny space. The magnetic things (I call them "shhhhhs") are great when you are in a busy room and don't want to call attention to yourself. The back pocket is great for papers, business cards and keeping extra pens. Im sure i've yet to find more little surprises within my bag but i look forward to them.
I just wish the front pockets communicated in the middle (didn't feel it took away from the bags versatility so no stars off for it)
tl;dr - I love the bag, wouldn't really change anything, well worth the wait and the price.