Review for Standard Commuter 2.1 Laptop Bag
Drew from UK
I love this bag. It's attractive and has lots of great features. I got it in black cordura with flannel edging, which looks cool and understated. I read lots of the reviews before buying and haven't found the drawbacks that some have mentioned. Yes, the positioning of the carry handle does mean the bag tilts a little but I didn't find that it knocked against the body too much. The little side pockets aren't that useful to me because I rarely carry things on the outside for security reasons, but they are big enough to slot in a folding umbrella. The size of the bag is perfect for me. Like others I love the magnetic closure, which even coped with the bag being stuffed with my gear.
The bag is really nice to use. I really like the way the top folds back so that you can access the main compartment with ease, made even easier by the bag being free-standing - an important feature for me. I like the fabric on the inside - easy to wipe down if your drink bottle leaks etc. The back and two front pockets are great for stashing lots of items that might get lost in the bottom of the main compartment; pen slots, key hooks and fobs - all very useful. I also like that the laptop sleeve is removable - I don't always need my laptop so without it I have much more storage space. My first use for the bag was for an overnight stay for work and I was able to carry a change of clothes, (my shirt fitted flat into the front stash pocket within the main compartment) wash bag, 3 toiletry bottles, 4 books for work, diary, phone charger and drink bottle. The bag is really light when empty so it didn't feel cumbersome when full.
Lastly, the service from Rickshaw was great. Although it would be nice to get the tracking information without asking for it, the bag had arrived even before the tracking information was available, which made me smile! Rickshaw had missed out a few of the peripheral items and when I brought it to their attention the items were very quickly dispatched and reached me in the UK within days. Great service!