10 Customer Reviews
Pros: Very protective, Extremely durable, Plenty of pockets, stylish, heavy duty zippers, laptop pocket is absolutely amazing,
Cons: Heavy, a little smaller than expected but it stretches out, for some reason the straps are SO short, I'm 13 and the straps are perfect/tiny bit small, maybe just my bag but still strange
Review: I have been using this back since August 2013, it has been everywhere with me, school, New York City, CA, Vermont, my motocross races with my camera stuff, so i am giving this bag a very fair review. So it is very durable, haven't even had a loose thread in the 8 months i have been using it so that is fantastic. I am an avid photographer/videographer so i use this bag to carry most of my gear when i go on Vacations along with my 13 inch Macbook which brings me to the laptop compartment. it is great, very tight but you want it to be, the "suspension" thing seems to be working well. although i don't think setting down my backpack would break my laptop it is still nice to know that i can drop it and everything will be okay. it has many pockets and most of them are labeled for what they are designed to carry but if it fits in the pocket you can put anything you want in it. The zippers feel very sturdy and durable, they use a few different size sippers throughout the bag and they all feel very sturdy. The back has a very nice look to it despite the horrid photo on the olio website that makes it look very round, it looks much better in person in my opinion. The bag is very heavy, which if you are carrying the bag around all day much like i do it can be a strain on the back, however it does have very thickly padded straps and the flat back of the backpack is very comfortable so the weight is subdued by the design. The straps on my bag are very short, i have them fully extended and they are barely able to reach a comfortable spot, i honestly don't know if its just my bag because if you are above 6 feet there is no way your gonna be able to wear this bag the way i do, and I'm 5'10. the bag was a little smaller than i expected it to be, however it did stretch out and i use it like i would any other bag. so over all it is a very close to perfect bag, ogio if you could make the straps quite a bit longer and lower the weight of the bag it will be unbeatable. but as it is right now it is an amazing bag and if you use a backpack a lot and have the money to spend this bag will make your life easier.
I really picked this bag up because it just looks awesome. It holds my
Samsung Ativ 9 Lite (13.3") nicely. Overall the bag is an eye catcher and does stand out, which I like...Great Bag Ogio...
By: Thomas O.
Good bag, misleading name & size
Seriously, why title and describe a bag as being suitable for 17 inch laptops, when this is too small? This applies to your vendors descriptions, who say it is suitable for "most 17 inch laptops"
It is complex enough choosing the right bag We don't need your descriptions to be misleading.
It is NOT BIG ENOUGH for my 17 inch laptop. Obviously, this is a major issue lots of your customers face (if you're reading the comments at all?)
I bought one such bag online, after a few hours of research. Including delivery, this cost me $180 USD. To return it or a refund wold have cost me an extra $40 USD in non refundable postage, plus time to ship. So I did what everyone else did and cut the suspension which makes it so, with a bit of force applied, I can close one of the zips.
THIS IS REALLY STUPID. You have mislabelled this bag and what it is fit for. My guess is you made a mistake in the design phase and decided to ship it anyway. Please explain this to all of us in detail.
OTHER CUSTOMERS BEWARE - THIS IS NOT A 17 inch BAG.
My husband is an airline pilot. He loves it! It's perfect for him to travel . I'm going to order a second one.
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.