Is there one backpack I can use for work, travel and casual? What’s the largest backpack you can take on a flight? Is there a large travel backpack with a laptop holder? Is there a smart, high quality cabin luggage bag for carry-on luggage? Are there hybrid backpacks that change capacity from small to large? What's the best softpack cabin luggage?
You can still look smart even travelling with a max carry-on backpack. And backpacks have been reinvented by Riut to be 100% secure when they are on your back. You can also use one backpack for your every day commute and for global travel with this clever, folding and expanding origami design. Meet RiutBag X35, just funded on Kickstarter.
How it works
RiutBag X35 is a hybrid backpack. Use the unique folding mechanism to change from an everyday carry laptop backpack to a max carry-on, cabin bag with 35 litres space. Change your backpack to have the capacity you need anytime, staying smart and secure whatever you have to carry.
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The X35 is built with a luxurious, durable and waterproof woven nylon and anti-abrasion TPU. It is a smart and sturdy backpack for daily and international travel. The main 10 / 35 litre compartment opens suitcase style to reveal a bright, cavernous compartment. It has a mesh divider to aid with privacy and packing.
It has cushioned 15.6" laptop compartment (see dimensions below), zipped inner pockets, top loop for hanging, extra compartment for holding a tablet or documents straight, two large 32cm bottle holders, top handle, extra large top pocket, zipped D-pocket at base of spine for access on the go, trolley suitcase strap and adjustable/removable chest straps. It weighs 1.38kg.
RiutBag X35 is 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 50cm x 35cm x 13cm
Expanded: Airline carry-on safe 55cm x 35cm x 20 cm
Laptop compartment dimensions
The laptop holder maximum laptop size is 40cm x 28m x 4 cm. The laptop compartment has zipped, rounded edges. Your laptop must be within these dimensions to be zipped shut inside this compartment. The compartment has two layers: one for a laptop and a second for a tablet, slim laptop or keeping your documents straight.
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.