10 Customer Reviews
Not for All
I have looked at many reviews of this backpack and for the most part they all seem very positive. That being said I am discontented by some of the issues that have gone unmentioned. I do not see where people think there is a lot of room in this pack. If you need to put more than a 2in binder and typical thick collage text, you can not put any more into the main compartment. The side compartments barely hold a Mac charger and the accompanying extension cord. All this aside I do like the pack, it fits my needs though snug. I should also mention that i switch between this pack and a Kelty Redwing 44 so some of my bias to size might be coming from this.
Needs mod to fit a true 17" laptop
I had to cut the two seams at the bottom of the suspension pocket in order to fit my 17" into the laptop pocket and be able to zip it up. Even then, it doesn't zip all the way. You only needed a half to one more inch, and it would have been GOLDEN. Other than that, this bag is stellar. I can fit all my school stuff in it and not have any major issues. I really like the construction of it too. Great bag and I would recommend to someone who doesn't have a 17" laptop.
By: Tyler K.
Not quite for a College Student
Pros: Very sharp looking, Solid build quality, Hefty zippers, Plenty of padding, Comfortable, Plethora of pockets, THE LAPTOP POCKET
Cons: Heavy (Debatable because of build quality), Not as much space as I'd like, Cell phone pocket is useless, Side pockets are not not too spacious
What I carry on a daily basis:
Two 1 1/2" binders
A Chemistry book (11 1/2 x 8 x 4)
A Philosophy book (11 1/2 x 8 x 2)
Two smaller books (8 x 6 x 2)
HP Pavilion m6 laptop
Charger for laptop
Ipad Mini w/ Zagg keyboard
The Renegade is a very solid backpack with awesome build qualities. It is a little heavy but that is only because of the high quality build materials used in this backpack. I am a full time college student and have a lot of things with me at all times. I just recently went through my 3rd backpack this semester and decided it was time to buy something that would last. I did my research and came across this bag and it seemed like a perfect fit. I have now gotten the bag and feel as though it deserves a solid review. The bag is awesome and comes with more pockets than I know what to do with, however they are not all plausible. The cellphone pocket really is about pointless. I have a Galaxy S4 and there is not a chance that the phone will fit, I actually have a hard time putting pens into the pocket so I have easy access to them. The main pocket is a little smaller than I would like and does not fit everything that I carry. I have to put the 2 smaller books into the tablet pocket which I am not a huge fan of doing being that the mini is relatively fragile. Yes I realize that they are trying to keep the size of the bag down. The two side pockets are also very small and do not fit my laptop charger unless I put the power block on one side and the actual cord on the other. Now lets talk about the laptop pocket. This is by far the best laptop compartment I have ever seen in a backpack. The pocket has tons of protection and a rigid divider to keep everything tight. The bottom of the bag also has a nice 'suspension' like feature that I feel as though would help my laptop if I set the bag down a little to hard. The water bottle pocket is very nice and does not seem as though it will stretch out like most do. Other than the main compartment being a little to small, the side pockets being small and the cell phone pocket hardly big enough to get a pen into, this is a solid bag and would recommend to most.
wow...worth every penny
Love this thing so much I had to come and give it a review. Purchased through another retailer but man does Ogio know their stuff. As for the price shop around but either way worth the money. You can buy a cheaper $30-50 backpack that will need replacing every 6months to a year or you can get this superb quality backpack. It holds everything you can throw in it and will last. Beefy zippers. My Lenovo Ideapad Y500 (15.6) gaming laptop (def on the bulky side) barely fits but gets the job done.
By: Patrick Jackson
Big Enough for my 17.3 Dell M6600...
Big enough for my 17.3 Dell M6600 and have plenty of room for other stuff. I mean, really, plenty of room for many other things with different sized pockets. This backpack is tall, feels very comfortable and "fit" my back well. I am 6'2". I like how it is fairly modern looking and low key, doesn't scream "Look at me!"... It has two multi-purpose/water bottle mesh pockets on the size if that is important to you. It also has a nice "hidden" pocket in the rear lower back support system for your valuable stuff like passport, etc.
Great Business Bag
I love the backpack. Great quality. It has a home for everything. Works perfect for me as a business traveler.
I saw a review saying it would fit a 17" laptop, but alas mine wouldn't fit. I had a hard time finding a bag I loved this much at this price, so I didn't want to give up.
The laptop is suspended in the bag so you don't have to be super careful every time you put the bag down, so I didn't want to cut out the entire sling and lose a soft laptop home. There are two seams in the bottom of the laptop sling that create a U-shape and shrink the available height of the laptop compartment. By taking out one of those seams, I didn't lose the suspension integrity of the bag and now my 17" laptop fits great. I was nervous to cut on a new bag, but it is a minor tweak that doesn't sacrifice laptop protection or bag integrity.
Got this backpack and was really thrilled about it until I put my phone in the shoulder strap phone pocket. After I took my phone out, the phone pocket was all stretched out and looked bad. I wish they would have made the phone pocket out of a neoprene or something that won't get stretched out. I really was looking for a backpack with a phone pocket on the shoulder strap for trips so was disappointed when the stretched phone pocket made the brand new bag look terrible.
By: Phil M
Awesome but need a bigger one!
Please build a model like this that will fit a full size 17" PC laptop with 16.5" high laptop pocket and tablet storage.
By: tony b
awesome back pack but the name is misleading. it def doesnt come close to holding a 17" laptop they should call it the renegade 15.
to get my 17" laptop to fit i had to cut the suspension thingy out so the laptop could slide all the way down to the bottom of the bag after that little hack the 17" laptop fit perfectly