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X25 recommended for: convertible backpack for changing travel requirements in one backpack. Transforms from slim laptop backpack for daily commute to large travel backpack; air travel carry-on as main luggage. For smaller backpacks see R15.3 and R10.3. For super light daypack see RiutBag Crush.
RiutBag is designed backwards for security: all access points and zips are safe against your back for calm, secure city travel to work and on holiday anywhere in the world. UK design by Sarah Giblin. Created with the help of 2,500 Kickstarter backers. This is a vegan backpack.
RiutBag X25 instructions and user manual link here. Watch X25 transforms from compact to extra large and back:
X25 is convertible from a slim, compact mode to the expanded mode 2.5 size using a unique folding system. It is built with waterproof Cordura and anti-abrasion TPU weighing 1.28kg. It is a smart and sturdy backpack for daily and international travel. The main 10-25 litre compartment opens suitcase style to reveal an bright yellow internal compartment and a mesh divider to aid with privacy and packing. It has cushioned 15" laptop compartment (see dimensions below), zipped inner pockets, top loop for hanging, extra compartment for holding a tablet or documents straight, extra large top pocket, zipped D-pocket at base of spine for access on the go, trolley suitcase strap and adjustable/removeable chest straps.
X25 is the first RiutBag to be compatible with the attachable and removable waist strap - bought separately here. The waist strap is recommended for cyclists, travellers and users with back and shoulder conditions.
RiutBag designer chooses the best materials available for the RiutBag: Waterproof, durable, reinforced Cordura. Anti-abrasive, waterproof TPU base. EVA and foam straps. Laptop compartment: lined, cushioned strong Lycra. Layers of protection between laptop and pavement: five layers. 100% YKK zips.
Compact: Airline carry-on safe 47cm x 35cm x 13cm (18.5 inch x 13.77 inch x 4 inch)
Expanded: Airline carry-on safe 55cm x 35cm x 20 cm (21.65 inch x 13.77 inch x 7.87 inch)
Laptop compartment dimensions
38cm x 26cm x 3cm (14.96 inches x 10.23 inch x 1.18 inch). Your laptop must be smaller than these dimensions to be zipped shut inside this compartment. These are now standard size for all RiutBag laptop backpacks.
The X25 has a zipped laptop compartment which shuts completely. The compartment has two layers: one for a laptop and a second for a tablet or documents.
RiutBag is simple to clean: For light stains, use a damp cloth. For a complete refresh, RiutBag is machine washable up to 40 degrees centigrade. Do not use detergent: this breaks down waterproofing capabilities in RiutBag materials. Dry naturally, not in a machine or tumble dryer.
How RiutBag is made
Each RiutBag is designed by Sarah Giblin and is handmade at a sewing machine in Fujian, southern China. This is the best factory in the world that designer, Sarah Giblin, could find. Sarah spends 3-4 months per year at the RiutBag factory working alongside the staff, improving manufacturing techniques and designs every time and catching any errors which occur naturally when new, complex backpack designs are handmade by real people. Together with Sarah, two production teams of 22 people have made every RiutBag in existence. When the RiutBags are complete, RiutBag designer, checks every single one - seam by seam, zip by zip - to ensure they are right for you.