A military-inspired backpack with a slim, urban profile, the Rogue samples went fast in the Timbuk2 office. Clean on the outside, the Rogue is rather clever on the inside. A stretchy, air mesh laptop sleeve keeps your laptop safe and cool and internal organization provides a place for pens and power cords. On the outside, its cushy straps are super comfortable and come with a bottle opener for hydrations emergencies. And as a nod to the hardcore, daisy-chain webbing provides attachment points for your U-lock, carabiners or more serious strap-on accessories, but they're designed to look good naked too. Do as you wish.
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Water resistant tarpaulin exterior keeps rain and grime out of your bag
Internal stretch pocket fits up to a 15 MacBook
Front zip pocket for small bits
Large main compartment fits books, lunch, and a light jacket
Custom-fit strap design for a truer, more comfortable fit
Removable sternum strap
Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room
Rogue CarbonFire Laptop Backpack is rated
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Rated 3 out of
Back is Not Padded enoughThis Bag has a good construction and size fit for me, it allows me to get all I need for a work day including a 13" macbook, book, lunchbox, pair of trainers, extra clothing,water bottle, a helmet on the outside and small extras. It is also very quick to open/close thanks to the Velcro cover top. Another plus is the outside pocket which is very comfortable to quickly get your train ticket or working place card. Now for the down side, my biggest complain is that the back padding is very thin, when I'm on the bike, with my back curled, the laptop is pressing on the spine bones, which is annoying. Another issue, is when the bag is empty, it does not feel tight, compression side straps could have fix this. I think that the Armory laptop backpack could have been a better choice.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of
Really good bagThe bag is well made and looks as website describes. I wish they had a little something bigger with the same style. Nonetheless, the bag is quality and everything I expected. It is priced right and very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 3 out of
Chris the Graphic Designer from
Great quality bag with some unfortunate flawsI've had this bag for 6 months now and primarily use it as a work backpack. As graphic designer i have plenty of note pads, pens, erasers, etc. I also carry my wallet, keys and glasses in there. I've got to say... unfortunately this bag just does NOT have enough pockets. I wish there was another large pocket on the inside towards the bottom. Like others have mentioned, the water bottle pocket feels like its on the wrong side. It would be best for a lefty. I'm looking forward to testing this out on a commute bike ride. But for every day use I'm starting to look for other bags.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 3 out of
Good bag with some significant flawsI've had this bag for over two years and have just recently retired it as my primary bag (switched to a larger Timbuk2 messenger). I *love* the look of this bag and its versatility...I used it for several years of a PhD program as a school bag and have more recently been using it as an errands-running and walking-around-the-city bag. The large main compartment fits everything I've needed to carry for all purposes, though it's a bit smaller than I'd prefer and important things tend to get lost toward the bottom. I've learned that I prefer a bag with many more pockets than this bag offers...if you value organization, you'll probably dislike the lack of it in this bag. As others have mentioned, the laptop area is lacking in padding/cushion. This hasn't been a huge deal for me, as I always keep my laptop in a sleeve and this compartment is roomy enough to hold that along with my iPad, so I like that my important devices can be kept separate from everything else. I also appreciate that this backpack has a water bottle holder (my messenger doesn't), but the water bottle holder always feels like it's on the wrong side to me. This would probably be a great feature for someone who is left-handed, though. My *biggest* complaint about this bag (and one that I wish I would've seen reflected in more reviews) is that the mesh material on the back of this bag rubs against the bottom of my shirts and causes them to become fuzzy and pilly in that area. I wouldn't say that this has actually *ruined* any of my clothing, but I have had to use a clothing shaver to fix these areas on several garments and it's just really annoying and unfortunate in general. Additionally, because of this rubbing, the mesh material has worn off of the back of my bag pretty significantly at this point, which is beginning to create holes in the bag itself. So, in sum, this is a really nice looking, stylish bag that, though it could use more pockets and padding, is very functional but will damage clothing.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of
I would for sure buy this againI've owned this backpack for about 6 months now and it's absolutely amazing for commuting and biking. I quite often have very heavy books and etc in my bag and I've seen no sign of wear and tear, you can truly feel the quality of this bag. In addition this backpack keeps everything dry, I've used it in light and heavy rain and have never seen any trace of water penetration. My one draw back is that the laptop sleeve is not very well padded so you'll have to use a sleeve for your laptop.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of
Perfect backpack for whatever Life throws at it!I use the Rouge everyday for everything! It is the perfect size for carrying around all day everyday and is very comfortable, my favorite part is that I can be riding out in the pouring rain and all my stuff inside stays dry, that is especially good being that this is a laptop backpack!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of
Best Commuter PackThis is the best commuter pack I've ever owned. I love that my U-lock can attach through the loops on the side panel and not take up space inside. I use the opposite side pocket for storing a flat-repair kit, so the weight balances out. The inner compartment is roomy enough for typical commute items -- a change of clothes and lunch, and more if you pack a little tighter. I'll note that when this bag is packed full, there's a hard insert right along the spine (which lets the back keep its upright shape) which presses/rubs against your spine while you're bent over in a riding position. Again, it's only an issue while the bag is full and you're on a bike ... pack slightly less, and riding is no problem. Bothers me occasionally, but not enough to deduct a star. The other thing to note is there's no key attachment ... you're left to toss them in the back zippered pocket, which is fine, but leaves you searching through other items you've thrown in there instead of having a fixed, easy point of access ... mildly annoying. Overall quality is great; I've ridden through rain without problems and love the general style.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of
cool backpackI bought this backpack to replace a timbuk2 messenger bag I used for 18 years. I wanted to try something different. So far the backpack works well for me. It seems to hold as much as a medium sized messenger bag but seems somehow more compact. Adequate laptop protection, given that youre putting a computer into a backpack - theres foam padding, and the pocket keeps the laptop from going to the bottom of the bag. I wish there were even more pockets. I would like a pocket on the inside big enough for sunglasses- perhaps with an anti squish function.