Smart!I was after a small, smart looking rucksack, more for general work use than commuting by bike - and it's perfect for this.
I haven't used it for cycling yet so can't really comment, but worth noting that the shoulder straps aren't padded, so if you're lugging a lap top every day you might wish they were. But what's great is that it's a small, smart rucksack that doesn't look like you're going hiking / climbing. As such, it's pretty minimal in terms of pockets / compartments.
It's fairly small so it's well suited for travelling light. If you're someone that likes to take extra stuff 'just in case' then you'll probably want to go for a larger size.
Perfect.I wanted something minimal, high quality, and good for everyday use and occasional bike commuting. It's everything I hoped for. It feels very well made, and expertly designed. The straps don't have padding, but I'm not wearing this for very long periods of time. There are only a few pockets, but they are well placed. There is a padded inner sleeve that fits my Macbook. The front pocket is placed so that you can still keep one arm in the strap, and swing it around to access. I love that you can lay this pack down flat, and completely unzip the front. Brilliant. It makes for smart packing. Also the pink rain cover is awesome.
Great little rucksack!Just what I've been after for a while. Small, subtle, fits well and keeps its shape.
I'll keep this short and just add to some other reviews.
- the shoulder straps are basically like seatbelts
- they provide a close fit and should fit your coat if you loosen them. I'm 6' and 84kg so no racing snake and the bag fits fine (incl. waist strap)
- the waist straps can be tucked away into the back of the lower back pad. It has a 2" gap either side that has no stitching in which you can poke the waist band in to stop it dangling.
Perfect sizeI bought this a few months ago and I'm very happy with it. The backpack is just the size I wanted. I'm able to snuggly store my laptop away in a decimated compartment and still have room for some essentials - clothes and a towel, for example. It is also very comfortable to wear, even in hot weather and the rain cover is neat (it will hold off a shower without it). It's been highly durable so far and has excellent build quality.
I ride all year round and do around 30-40 miles on my daily commute if that is any sort of guide.
SimplifyBuy a smaller backpack - you will be forced to carry less - thanks Rapha. I only wish there was a way to minimize the waist straps so they are not always dangling. I miss the chest strap too.
Minimalistic and therefore very handyI needed a handy backpack for commuting and this bag is exactly that. Enough room for everyday necessities and waterproof, which is pretty usefull here in Belgium! No fuss.. great value.
CompactGreat design and quality. Fits laptop charger notebook and a large jacket without problems. Shoulder strap isn't padded but this is not problem as its a comfortable fit.
Just perfect and fash!Very light and spacious enough, just love it and even wear it when I'm off the bike:)
What size is this backpack? Is it expandable? Does is have a separate compartment for shoes?
Hi, this backpack does have internal compartments, it is not expendable and the sizing of this backpack is:
The product details mentioned it could fit up to a 15 inch laptop. Yet, one of the answer to the question said that it will not be able to carry a 15 inch macbook pro. Any way you could enlighten me?
Hi, the Small Backpack will fit a 15" laptop. However, it will not fit if the laptop is in a case and if you would like slightly more room, we would recommend the Backpack or Rucksack.
How does this compare size and feature wise to the original Rapha "Fixed" backpack? Had one for years and love it but am looking for a replacement. Trying to figure out the sizing and capacity.
Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your original backpack. The capacity of the small backpack is 15L and the fixed backpack capacity was 18L.
you're websit the dimensions of "the small" is Width: 28cm, Height: 42cm, Depth: 12cm and the dimensions of "the regular" is :Dimensions: Width: 28cm Height: 42cm Depth: 12cm , th small is not smaller than the regular?
Hi, the Small Backpack and Backpack are the same dimensions in regards to their width and height. As mentioned in the Backpack product descriptions, it can increase in depth from 12cm to 24cm, when the pocket is expanded.
Does the small backpack comes with an inside zip pocket below the internal glasses pouch, aside from the padded laptop compartment & front zip pocket ?
Hi, yes, there is a inside zip pocket below the glasses pouch.
What is the weight of the small backpack?
Hi, the backpack weighs approximately 1 kilo/2.2 lbs
Do the backpack and small backpack have the same interior pockets and pouches?
Hi the Small Backpack is a stripped down minimal version of our Backpack. They do not have the same interior design.