Dan B – Verified Buyer
This is my first "Everyday Carry" bag, and I'm liking it a lot. It looks like it's going to last for ages, given its tough materials and construction. I like the modular concept, too. I ordered it with the regular-sized Deluxe drop pocket, and after using the bag for a little while and getting an idea of what I could carry in it, I ordered a Large Deluxe drop pocket. The two together give me a good bit of organization, with nothing going in the middle of the bag itself but my 10" tablet and a 16oz. travel mug.
I'm glad the bag itself is lightweight, because I'm now carrying about 8lbs of stuff in it! My usual load will give you an idea of what you can get into this thing (the Medium Zero bag):
Nexus 10 tablet in a cover
16oz Contigo travel mug w/ water
Leatherman Wingman (I folded back the Wingman's cover flap, secured it with a rubber band, and used the cover's velcro to stick it to the velcro strip inside the Rickshaw bag, so the multi-tool is always handy just inside the bag's opening.
Kershaw pocket knife
Set of small screwdrivers
Zippo lighter (I don't smoke, but I like having this handy for some reason)
Digital point-and-shoot camera
Kindle Paperwhite in cover
HTC One X in case
USB backup battery
Shure earbuds in Digital Innovations Nest case
Old iPhone earbuds in Digital Innovations Nest case (for use with phone)
Assorted antacids, pain relievers, breath mints, prescription meds, gum
"First Aid Kit" (Band Aids and Neosporin in a little ziploc bag)
I don't take my bag on a quick trip to the store, but I've been carrying it anywhere I think I'll be spending a couple of hours (or waiting, say, 10 minutes or more). With it, I've got entertainment, food, water, tools, first aid...as a Boy Scout, I was never this prepared!
Penny Edgos – Verified Buyer
Great bag. Easy to use and light weight - which is essential! Every extra ounce on my shoulder feels like a pound, but I was surprised at how lightweight the bag felt. Nice snug fit too.
It would be cool if it had an expandable feature to make the bag a little bigger for certain occasions.
The waterproofing got tested in a big way today (I live in London at the moment), so that was great and I am really happy I added the waterproof sailcloth lining feature.
A small outside pocket or zipper something or other would be useful. You have to open the whole bag to get to anything. A quick access or small exterior pocket might be useful.
Also, another perhaps thin interior separator or something for wet umbrellas (or an umbrella pouch!) or other items that you don't want to have in the main compartment.
Overall, I love the bag. I even had some team members thinking about ordering a bag themselves.. their only concern are the shipping costs. Tons of commuters and cyclists in London, so it is a great market to serve!
Hope this is helpful. Thanks for the cool bag!
Alli Rico – Verified Buyer
Love my new bag! Plenty of room for everything I need to carry with me. Wish I had chosen to get buckles instead of the inner bag (which I ended up returning because I already had one), but other than that, no complaints!
Anjali Ganapathy – Verified Buyer
I'm 5' tall and needed a bag that was commodious and yet somewhat fashionable. This bag satisfies on all counts because, as a student, I end up stuffing it with mac top, ipad, textbooks, luncbag, swimsuit, and now other sundry wintery extras. I love how the Velcro closer seems strong and durable and I'm able to rip the bag open to ferret things out without any groping around for snaps, latches etc., and without the worry that it will rip. I also got the cross strap to hold the bag firm when I bike and asked Rickshaw to shorten the shoulder strap to adjust to my height. Glad I did this.
I got a tweed outside with a camo waterproof interior. Since I ride a bike its nice not to have to worry about the rain and snow getting electronics and notebooks wet. The tweed adds a touch of class and a certain old world charm that satisfies my desire to stay away from the slick synthetic look of other bags with similar features. Can't wait to see if I can make do with this as my only piece of luggage on a weekend trip to NY.