New From Rickshaw Bags: “Skinny” Laptop And Commuter Bags

Using the tired quote “If you build it, they will come,” for any reason, is only a notch-on-the-totem-pole-of-lameness below saying “It’s like that Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day” to describe something that’s repetitive. So I’m not going to say anything like: “If you build it they will come, and if you buy a bag with 2,000 cubic inches, you will fill every one of them.” Because that would be lame and I’d have to go self-flagellate my…self with a rusty 10 speed chain until I had thoroughly vanquished any urge to quote Kevin Costner movies ever again. It’s true though — if you buy a bag thinking you’ll have “extra” space for when you need it, your clever plan will invariably backfire, and you will find yourself perpetually overfilling your bag, lugging around changes of red leather chaps, tupperware containers full of borscht, and bench vises (if you’re anything like me), day after day* until your vertebrae are lying in a shattered pile and the area that once hosted your reproductive organs is as unrecognizable as Pamela Anderson’s face after her last round of plastic surgery.

And that is exactly what the folks at Rickshaw Bags in San Francisco were thinking when they came up with their new line of “Skinny” bags. They’ve got a Skinny Commuter Lap Top bag, a Skinny Backpack, and a Mini Commuter bag. And we’ve got prices and specs after the break.

Mini Commuter Messenger – $100

The Mini Commuter Bag is the perfect companion for the “digital minimalist”. Best of all it fits perfectly in your bike basket for timely urban travel.

• Stand up design
• Waterproof liner
• Exclusive magnetic silencer
• Velcro and clip shut closure
• Quick-adjust should strap w/pad
• Zip shut front organizer
• Zip close slash pocket
• Space for pens, ID, phone and keys
• Rear organizational pocket
• Padded stand-up handle
• Assembled-to-order in SF
• 11”W x 7”H x 4”D
• Black waterproof X-Pac™
• Seriously we could go on and on…

Skinny Commuter Laptop Bag – $130

• Waterproof liner
• Holds up to 15″ laptop in included removable sleeve
• Super slim profile
• Stand-up design
• Exclusive magnetic silencers
• Velcro and clip shut closure
• Exclusive quick-adjust shoulder strap
• Built-in water bottle holders
• Rear flat organizational pocket for pens, wallet, phone and journal
• Internal slash pocket for folders, iPad or books
• Custom fabric selection
• PVC-free (as always)
• Metal hardware on bag straps
• Black Color
• Built when you order it, in SF

Specs:

Main Compartment:
3.5″ (9 cm) Deep
15.75″ (40 cm) Wide
11″ (28 cm) Tall
Front Pocket:
1.5″ (3.8 cm) Deep
15.75″ (40 cm) Wide
9.5″ (24 cm) Tall
Weight (incl. laptop sleeve):
3.2 lbs (1.45 kg)

Skinny Backpack – $160

• Waterproof liner
• Holds up to 15″ laptop in included removable sleeve
• Super slim profile
• Stand-up design
• Exclusive magnetic silencers
• Velcro and clip shut closure
• Stowable straps, converts to messenger
• Built-in water bottle holders
• PVC-free (as always)
• Saffron Color
• Organizational front pocket, w/large slash pockets, keyfob, zip pocket and ID.
• Built when you order it, in SF

Specs:
Main Compartment:
3.75″ (9.5 cm) Deep
15.75″ (40 cm) Wide
11″ (28 cm) Tall
Front Pocket:
1.5″ (3.8 cm) Deep
15.75″ (40 cm) Wide
9.5″ (24 cm) Tall
Weight (incl. laptop sleeve):
3.2 lbs (1.45 kg)

More info at Rickshaw’s website.

* Just like that Bill Murray movie…Groundhog Day!

Comments

Sean - 03/09/11 - 1:43pm

Yikes! Those colors are making my eyes bleed. Would be interested in one if they had it in a non-Teletubby color.

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