New Winter 2021
Recommended for: cyclists carrying a laptop in panniers rather than a laptop backpack. Commuters carrying a 13-15” laptop and tablet. Suitable for use in all weathers.
Never worry your laptop will get damaged on the road again. Carry your laptop and tablet in a padded, protective double laptop holder with two inner compartments and two outer pockets for accessories and notes. Due to its padding, weatherproof and durable outer layers, this laptop holder is particularly suited to cyclists and motorbike riders carrying a laptop but do not use a laptop backpack. The inner panels are lined so your tech can slide in and out. There are double zips so you can securely close your laptop sleeve. The zips are waterproof YKK.
The maximum laptop / tablet size is 38cm x 26cm.
The outer dimensions of the reclaimed laptop sleeve are 42cm x 31.5cm.
Extremely robust grey PVC with clear rip-stop PVC pocket and bright orange lined interior. Padded compartments. Waterproof YKK zips. It comes in a reusable drawstring bag which has been cut and resized by the designer.
You will find two redundant zips on the outside of the laptop holder. This show where it was cut from its previous design.
Reclaimed, repurposed materials
Founder / Designer, Sarah Giblin, hand cut and reclaimed this laptop sleeve from the materials of RiutBag+. “These beautiful RiutBags were in my studio, unable to go to customers due to a small fault here or there. They looked and me, I looked at them. I got my scissors and started to explore whether I could reuse or reclaim any of their stunning materials.”
She was left with many smaller pieces of material. However, the laptop holder - which originally made up the back panel of the RiutBag+ - stood out as the most useable and functional stand-alone component. “The laptop holder part of the RiutBag+ seems so obvious now, but reclaiming useful parts of otherwise broken products takes a curious mindset. You’re designing, discovering within very narrow parameters. It’s so rewarding when you find something truly useful that I can share with others.”
Good to know
This is a vegan product made from PVC, ripstop-PVC and waterproof YKK zips. It was hand-cut and repurposed by Sarah Giblin, designer / founder at Riut in Manchester, UK November 2021.
It was originally part of RiutBag+, a backpack designed by Sarah Giblin with Dr Velasco, a doctor who needed a sanitisable backpack during the pandemic to easily get in and out of covid wards. It has been cut and repurposed to repent waste, increase function and provide a spark of inspiration for others looking at how we can repurpose materials and find new functions for them.