The new Commuter 2.1 Sleeker. Simpler. More productive.

Posted Oct 22, 2013 12:10:08 PM

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Well, it’s finally BACK, and, improved. Thank you all who have been patiently waiting for the debut of this new version. You can start customizing your own Commuter 2.1.

I’ve been designing and using “computer bags” for almost 20 years, and I’ve tried to address many of my pet peeves with previous bags I’ve owned. So let’s dive in to the features of our new Commuter Briefcase.

STAND-UP DESIGN
First of all, this bag is designed to stand-up on it’s own. It has always bothered me how soft computer bags tend to tip over. This one stands at attention, making it easy to work out of the bag.

PATENTED MAGNETIC SILENCERS
The second signature feature is our patented magnetic silencers. Soft computer bags are notorious for the “clip and rip” sound of plastic buckles and velcro. Our bag has velcro patches for those who like that classic feature, but we created special magnetic patches that attach to the body and the flap, for stealthy access to the inside of the bag. Now you can be late to your class or meeting, or retrieve items from your bag during presentations, without attracting everyone’s attention by ripping open your bag.

PADDED COMFORT HANDLE
Next, we have a custom-designed padded handle with a rigid plastic insert. This handle is designed to minimize hand fatigue caused by simple webbing handles, and allows you to carry your bag by hand for extended periods.

DELUXE PADDED SHOULDER STRAP
While we’re on the subject of comfort, we also designed a deluxe shoulder strap, featuring our unique padded quick-cam for on-the-go strap length adjustment and convenient attachment points for a cross strap used by motorcyclists and bicycle riders.

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RUGGED WATERPROOF BOTTOM
On the bottom of the bag, you’ll find a rugged waterproof material that protects the bag on wet surfaces, and can be wiped clean.

EXTERNAL ORGANIZER POCKETS
Now, let’s talk about organization. On the outside of the bag, you’ll find two convenient side pockets for quick stowage of pens, phone, passport and pocket journal. A velcro closure on each pocket helps keep these items secure.

On the back of the bag, we have a nice big zippered organizer pocket for on-the-go access to essentials. Internal pockets help organize pens, business cards, phone, passport, journals, magazines, newspapers and files. An extra layer of padding on the outside of the back pocket provides extra comfort and protection for the contents.

FRONT ORGANIZER POCKETS
Now, let’s get under the hood. Lifting the flap (nice and quietly ) reveals two separate zippered front pockets each with two slash pockets for a total of 6 compartments for convenient stowage of power adapters, cables and other personal items. A removable key tether keeps your keys secure.

MAIN COMPARTMENT WITH REMOVABLE COMPUTER SLEEVE
The main compartment features a special slash pocket for stray documents, and a removable padded laptop sleeve. If you already have a portable sleeve on your computer, or simply want more room inside your bag, you can remove the padded sleeve.

WATERPROOF LINER
The main compartment and flap are lined with a PVC-free waterproof wipe-clean liner to protect your valuable payload.

PADDED BOTTOM
Finally, the bottom of the bag is padded for added protection of any delicate items that end up at the bottom of your bag.

CUSTOMIZABLE
Here at Rickshaw we specialize in customization. You have your choice of a wide array of fabric options for the outside flap -- including 50 colors of rugged Cordura nylon, waterproof sail cloth, waxed canvas, and our own Rickshaw Performance Tweed in classic herringbone and houndstooth patterns. Finish it off with one of 50 different trim colors, and you’ll have a great bag to match your own personal style.

We can’t wait to upgrade your commute. -Mark Dwight. Founder & CEO

 

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