I love this backpack. It's been great for commuting in summer heat, with or without a laptop. Holds everything you might need for a day at work -- lunch, umbrella, sweater, notebook, etc -- without looking or feeling bulky. Can fit a bike helmet in it as well. The seatbelt straps are comfortable in my experience although I haven't loaded the bag down too much.
David Watkins – Verified Buyer
Great little bag. Simple. Excellent as an airline carry-on and around town use. I would buy large size though next time
Leslie Van Orsdel – Verified Buyer
I love this bag as much as I thought I would! I saw it on a stranger and promptly ordered one. Heavy duty quality everything but end result is lightweight.
One suggestion: the robust zipper leaves a bit of a gap where the pulls join. This might just be a dream but if the same zipper could be made to close more snugly, the waterproofing would be perfect.
I also would love some way to creatively and securely attach a water bottle to the outside so it would not take up inside room. Don't really like to 'biner it to the back tabs as then it swings annoyingly.
The real and only reason I did not give 5 stars: the standard straps are short and this is gonna be a problem in winter when I wear puffy jackets. I am at the end of the strap wearing it over t-shirts now. I am a 5'6" average size woman with short arms so I can't imagine how this works for a big guy! I'll try it and I guess if it doesn't fit I will send it in and ask Rickshaw to customize it for me in that way. I really like the seatbelt type straps generally. Not as bulky as regular padded backpack.
Jenna Coughlin – Verified Buyer
I'm really happy with my new bag. I like that it's functional for cycle commuting, but the fabric I chose doesn't look too sporty, making it suitable for work, as well. The main compartment is spacious, but the configuration seems to keep things from getting lost at the bottom. The front pocket organization is great for smaller items, so I'm never scrambling for my phone, ID or public transit card. I was also really impressed with how quickly the bag was made and shipped to me.