I love this bag. It's exactly what I was looking for to walk (2 mi) to and from work with laptop, tablet and my notepad (Leather 3 ring binder w/8 1/2 x 11 pad) and lunch.
Solidly built but lightweight w/lots of great little features like glasses/sunglasses holders. mesh end-pockets w/inside pouch can hold my phone for Pandora and headphone cord is easy out of the mesh pocket.
The shoulder pad is fantastic. Magnets over velcro make it a quiet opening in customer's offices. All in all a great bag.
I wish there was a little more space for my lunch as it gets a little squished and not much room for a tupperware holder when i take leftovers, but otherwise I'm all in.
Price was a little more than I was looking to spend but I'm glad I did. We'll see how it holds up over time, but I'm optimistic so far.
Considering the made it when I ordered it, turnaround and shipping time was excellent (less than 2 weeks start to arrival) and i love the colors, which I chose!
Loving my Commuter 2.1 so far! It's a bit early to know how well it'll hold up, but so far it seems extremely durable and well-made, with amazing attention to detail. I think my favorite feature is the magnetic enclosure system, which eliminates the noisy velcro ripping sound that so many other bags have. And it keeps the top of the bag well in place, so I rarely have to use the clasps. Also, Rickshaw tells you orders take 2 weeks to fill or whatever, but mine took not even a week, so I was extremely pleased at the speed of service.
I have two "complaints" that are really more just "would like to haves", and they are a) mesh pocket on the outside for a water bottle, and b) it'd be nice if the little front strap was included (it's sold separately under "accessories".) On the first "complaint", I can't get too upset, since I knew the feature was missing. On the second, I had it in my head that the strap was included, and was disappointed when it wasn't...but it was $5 and Rickshaw got it out to me in just a couple of days, so it was no biggie. But given how cheap the strap is, it would seem easy to just include with every bag. At the very least, I'd suggest the website have an "accessories" list on the order page so it's more obvious that the strap needs to be purchased separately. Frankly though, that this is my biggest complaint says a lot about how great my experience with Rickshaw has been, so I won't hesitate to spend more money with them in the future.
I ordered this as a gift and was really impressed with how nice it came out. I love the way it stands up on its own and has 3 different options for closing the bag (magnets, velcro & buckles). The size is great and it's a really handsome bag. Now my husband wants one too! I also feel great about supporting a local company making their products here. We will definitely be repeat customers!