I thought about writing a big-o bullet point review about all the features and benefits. But I think just clearly writing that this is a great bag would do it more justice. I shopped and shopped and even bought a few bags and returned them (that was a lot of and's). I came across this bag on line and I was a bit hesitant due to not being able to handle the bag live, like the others. After reading all the reviews both good and bad, It was clear the positive out weighed the negative. When also I realized I could make a color/fabric custom bag I felt better that the look would be the way I wanted it to be. The color swatch for me was spot on! The fabric portion was perfect and felt substantial (Tweed Graphite). All the pockets and organization set up appeared to be perfect for my needs. (and now confirmed) The overall quality is very impressive. As soon as I can convince my wife that I need to replace my TBk2 mini ipad bag (which now feels cheap), I'll be making another purchase! P.S. The experience and communication was great and the bag arrived on time.
I looked all over for a bag for my husband. None were quite right, then I came upon the Rickshaw site after a google search. The staff were extremely helpful in getting my bag made quickly so it would ship Internationally and arrive for Christmas ( which it did ). The bag itself is fantastic. The quality is superb, the bag design is the best I have ever seen, the magnet closure feature is great. Everything about this bag is quality, plus it's understated and cool. If you're having any doubts, don't! Buy the bag...I'm a picky shopper and although we only recently purchased our bag, I can tell it will last for years if not decades. Thanks Rickshaw! Love what you're doing!
Overall I'm a fan of this bag. It holds everything I need (Laptop, documents, notepads, books) in a fairly compact package. The quality of the bag is very good. It feels like it will last a lifetime of use without breaking. The downside for me is that with that quality comes a very heavy bag. When it's loaded up with all my stuff it can be a pain to have all that weight on one shoulder. Lately I just carry it more like a briefcase and it has served me well.
I've also purchased a Medium Zero bag for the days when I don't need to carry so much stuff. My advice is buy both bags.
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.