Love the side pockets in this bag and the messenger bags. This was the feature that motivated me to order this bag. However, it has some critical shortcomings that will hopefully be fixed in the next version:
The top handle is off balance with the bag itself making it cumbersome to carry around that way.
When I ordered a shoulder strap I was not given a stablizing side strap (perhaps an oversight on their part).
The backpack shoulder straps are too short and generally uncomfortable. This was an issue I was concerned about when I first ordered the bag and it turned out the be the issue that caused me to send the bag bag.
Kathryn K – Verified Buyer
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!
Anthony Hyun – Verified Buyer
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.
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.