Named after the iconic communications tower atop Twin Peaks, the Sutro Backpack is our "civilian" alternative to the classic roll-top messenger backpack. As always, we started with our core design philosophy: Keep It Super Simple. We wanted the functionality of a roll-top — a "stove pipe" body that can be used wide-open for tall items (like mailing tubes and baguettes), or folded shut to keep out the elements. We settled on a single-fold flap with two buckles, and we eliminated noisy, garment-grabbing velcro. Our in-house photographer requested the full-length side zipper for easy access to his camera — and this became everybody's favorite feature — perfect for quick access to stuff that settles to the bottom of the bag, easy water bottle stowage without cluttering the sleek exterior with a bottle pocket, and a simple way to access the main compartment without unbuckling the top. The external zipper pocket provides separate storage and quick access for small items, like your wallet, keys and phone. We padded the shoulder straps and back panel for all-day comfort, and added a grab strap for hand-carry and hanging on a coat hook. Finally, we included a padded sleeve on the inside for your laptop computer. The minimalist design has made the Sutro Backpack a staff favorite, and the price-performance leader in our backpack line-up.
Tucked away in your Rickshaw bag you'll fnd a tag with
our special heart symbol, the Rickshaw 'PCQ Tattoo'. This
little graphic gem represents three things that are near
and dear to all of us here at Rickshaw – Passion, Craft and
Quality. The heart represents our PASSION for bags, bikes
and our home city of San Francisco.The silver needle and
gold thread represent love for the age–old CRAFT of
making bags by hand. The five stars represent our
dedication to the highest standards of QUALITY. The five
stars also honor the constellation of our stakeholders –
Customers, Employees, Business Partners, Investors and
Community – and our commitment to treat each with
respect and compassion. The Rickshaw PCQ Tattoo is just a
little reminder of some of the important intangible
qualities that accompany our physical products.
SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant
manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains
companies producing locally-made products, encourages
entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment
opportunities for a diverse local workforce. SFMade was
conceived by Mark Dwight, Rickshaw Bagworks
Founder/CEO, San Francisco entrepreneur, business owner
and resident. Every Rickshaw bag comes with an SFMade
label, a testimate to our committment to the
manufacturing sector here in San Francisco.
FABRICO ERGO SUM
I Make, Therefore I Am. Here at Rickshaw, we're proud of the fact that we make our bags in our own factory,
right here in San Francisco. We love designing, making and selling our own products. Our fans are people who
care about the story — the 'who, what, where, why and how' — behind the products they buy. They want to
know the maker — not just the marketer. They revel in the motivation and the method. We make what we sell
because it defines us. We do it because we can. We do it because we want to. And, we do it because it's fun!
We believe the soul, and the glory, is in the making. Thanks for supporting our passion.