10 Customer Reviews
lots of good stuff
I purchased the Renegade over winter break to replace a 12-year old yellow Columbia pack that was beginning to show some significant wear. My previous pack had been used during graduate school and later survived being lugged around with ridiculous amounts of heavy crap tightly stuffed into its huge main compartment (traveling internationally with a toddler is no joke). It was my everyday pack for those 12 years. I needed a pack that could carry just as much stuff and was as bomb-proof. I actually didn’t use the Renegade for the first three months I had it because the straps seemed too short and it was a little smaller than expected. A weeklong trip to Mexico finally required I break out the Renegade. I now have been using it for a month and can report some good stuff. Because this pack has a few large compartments, it requires a bit more planning on where to place items, but it can pack a lot of stuff. It kept my 13 inch MBP safe in some pretty rough conditions. A 15-inch laptop shouldn’t be problem. I used the tablet sleeve to keep passports and other documents safe. The rigid compartment at the top turned into a case for glasses, loose change, and anything I needed to quickly put away. The side pockets were for a large USB battery and lots of small electronic crap I never used. Even fully loaded and probably weighing 25 lbs, the straps felt secure and were long enough---just (I am 6’ 2” and 240). This isn’t a pack for hiking with, but it will get the job done if needed.
Fully stuffed the bag does not fit under an airline seat because it expands in depth considerably. But it isn't a problem with a moderate amount of stuff in it .Overall the pack is well designed and really comfortable. I considered a couple other highend brands but pulled the trigger on this when it was on sale and it has been a great purchase. Strong recommendation. If I purchased again I would probably have gone with all-black model.
If this bag holds up, I will use it as a daily pack for the next decade. My only concern so far is that the zipper around the tech vault snags a bit. A few wish list items: 1) instead of having four similar sized pockets on both sides, make one side a full-length pocket capable of securely holding (zipped in) a water bottle/Contigo style travel mug, 2) add 3 more inches to the straps so the pack can be carried a bit lower at times, 3) increase the tech vault slightly (half-an-inch) so it can better accommodate today’s largest phones, 4) making the back 1-2 inches taller would probably make it slightly more useful for international travel as it might allow the bag to get put under the seat, 5) offer the line in some brighter colors for those of use who ride in the evenings/night and want to be visible.
By: yo yo yo
Nice backpack. I would recommend to anybody and everybody.
Best computer backpack I've ever owned
This is the fourth or fifth computer backpack I've owned. I've had Targus (twice, never again), LowePro, and a couple of others, and none of them were as well-designed or well-made as this one. The LowePro and the last Targus were both very thin material that didn't stand up well unless the bag was full, and the last Targus began to fall apart after only a few months.
The Renegade has a ton of storage. I currently have a Dell Latitude E6530 with a 9 cell battery (which *just* fits the compartment), the Dell power adapter, a Bluetooth speaker, numerous chargers and cables, an iPad, and an assortment of pens/pencils and other odds and ends, and there is still room in the bag for my camera equipment (for which I just purchased a Hogo Action Case, which ought to fit nicely in the large front compartment). The balance of the bag with all of this in it is superb; it feels much lighter on my back than my previous backpacks. The shoulder straps hold their adjustments (the last Targus did not, at all). The small pouch at the top is a great area for medication. And the hardshell sunglasses area is an especially nice touch.
Worth the money!
This review comes from a VERY hard, frugal, blue collar user. After a year of going everywhere with me as I work for an independent ISP and having my essentials is....essential. From falling of tables, trucks...a roof... (yes, I'm a hammer head and give no apologies for this) its EXCELLENT padding has kept my very expensive laptop intact. Compartment size is modest but sufficient. Its not too bulky nor is it lacking room. Everything I need in it fits like it was tailor made. Even at its normal load out of in excess of 15 lbs, handles and straps are 100% in tact. Being what friends and acquaintances see as being a "hard use" product tester, the OGIO team has passed with flying colors. Well done! My only "gripes" would be my jazzy little badge on the top flap lasted all of a month and the "cell phone" holder on the strap is laughable for it's intended use in the day of a 4" phone being considered small. However, an RFID card fits very nicely so the short coming is made up for ;) These 2 points hardly warrant a lower rating though. If you are on the fence about purchasing, take the plunge. Even though you could buy 2-3 descent bags for this price, its worth having one that excels.
By: Aaron P.
Best Bag On The Planet
This is by far the greatest bag I have ever owned. It is perfect. There is enough room for everything. It is constructed very well too. If you love to carry around a lot of gadgets, this is the bag that was meant for you.
By: Jason R
This my first ever major purchase of a backpack and to be honest I never thought I could love a backpack. This bag has a spot for everything I need with all my electronics. I do tech support so I carry a lot of extras to include my own computer. I would recommend this bag for everyone. Ogio your my brand from here on out.
Excellent Bag, One critique!
This is a great bag. It replaced my North Face Recon. It is a Great size and plenty of pockets for organization. Fits my laptop and electronics perfectly and still room for a change of clothes and toiletries. The bag seems to be well built and durable.
THE DOWN SIDE: is that the adjustable shoulder straps are too short. There should have been 6"-8" more webbing on each of the adjustable shoulder straps. I am not a big person, (I am a Slim Build), but when wearing a winter jacket it is difficult to get on my shoulders even with the straps adjusted all the way out.
It could also use a key clip.
I would highly recommend this bag but if you are a larger person, you may want to consider something different.
By: Nickie K.
Can you make a women size ?
I love this pack has so many organization pockets, but it is too high and too heavy for women.
Can you make one for one size smaller, lighter and make it as "Checkpoint Friendly" pack ? Then, It will be the PERFECT pack in the world !
By: Alex Levitsky
Best bag I had
This the best bag I had ever!
Thank you so much for this one!
Best International Backpack ever
I travel often with my job and this backpack has held up to over 60 thousand international air miles. I can carry everything that I need for my flight as well as the items I need to do my job once I land onsite. Everything, from iPad, laptop, noise cancelling headphones, reading material, chargers, wireless mice, mifi, battery packs, network cables and network toners, international charging adapters and converters and still have room for snacks. The bag is well built, sturdy, and nicely designed. Once you feel the material you'll immediately know it will last a long time. This bag is exactly what I was looking for and more. My only gripe is that there isn't a clip to store car keys away like my previous bags. I stopped by Home Depot and picked up a carabiner small enough to fit through the zipper above the passport holder and voila!