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Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack

B&H # RUPBB235B Mfr # PBB-235B
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Price: $169.95
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Product Highlights
  • For DSLR, 70-200mm, 3 Lenses, Flash
  • Dedicated Compartment for 13" Laptop
  • Three Front Zippered Pockets
  • Full-Front Access to Main Compartment
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Dividers
  • Exterior Side Mesh Pockets
  • Side Tripod Attachment
  • Water-Repellent Exterior
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Security Whistle

Ideal for traveling and hiking, this black water-repellent Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack from Ruggard holds a DSLR with an attached zoom lens such as a 70-200mm, 3 additional lenses, and a flash between padded touch-fastened dividers inside a spacious main compartment. This bag is packed with pockets of all sizes, and one of them is a dedicated compartment for your 13" laptop. Additionally, there is a side attachment for securely storing your tripod.

The front of the backpack features small, medium, and large pockets and the main zippered compartment, which unzips all the way down providing full front access to your gear. Each side of the backpack provides a mesh slip pocket with a drawstring closure and the base has a zippered pocket, which stores a removable rain cover.

At the back behind the laptop compartment, there is a contoured breathable mesh padded panel and shoulder harness. The harness features sternum and padded hide-away waist straps for additional support as well as a trolley sleeve for attaching the backpack to your luggage. For quickly grabbing the backpack, the top features a sturdy and comfortably padded grip handle.

Construction

600D Oxford nylon exterior with water-repellent coating and 1680D ballistic nylon front
150D polyester interior
Exterior YKK zippers with zipper pull tabs to assist in opening
Quick-release strap on each side secures the main compartment
Two D-rings at the front of each shoulder strap for attaching accessories
Exterior attachment loops for securing optional accessories
Dual compression straps on top of shoulder straps
Dual protective hard rubber feet at base

Small Zippered Pocket

Two interior mesh slip pockets on flap
Two interior fabric slip pockets at the back
Two pen slots
Key leash

Large Zippered Pocket

Large mesh slip pocket with snap-button closure on flap
Clear business card sleeve
One small zip pocket
Two laminated mesh slip pockets
Two fabric slip pockets
Large and small slip pockets

Main Gear Compartment

Three interior laminated mesh zip pockets on flap
Three memory card pockets with touch-fastened tabs on flap
Two elastic touch-fastened security straps protect camera gear
Nine small and two large padded touch-fastened dividers

Exterior Pockets

Rear padded zip side-entry compartment stores 13" laptop
Front vertical zip pocket holds smartphone or passport
Mesh slip pocket with drawstring closure on each exterior side of backpack
Zippered base pocket stores removable rain cover

Side Tripod Attachment

Side mesh pocket functions as tripod cup
Two quick-release belts help secure top of tripod

Carrying Comforts

Breathable mesh padded shoulder straps and back panel
Padded waist belts with accessory attachment loops tuck away into back panel
Rear trolley strap for attaching to luggage
Sternum straps with attached security whistle
Material Exterior: 600D Oxford nylon with water-repellent coating, 1680D ballistic nylon, rubber feet
Interior: 150D polyester
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 12.0 x 8.0 x 15.25" / 30.5 x 20.3 x 38.7 cm
Interior Dimensions 11.0 x 5.0 x 14.5" / 27.9 x 12.7 x 36.8 cm
Laptop compartment: 10.75 x 14.25" / 27.3 x 36.2 cm
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness, top grip handle, rear trolley strap
Weight 4.1 lb / 1.8 kg
Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack
  • 2 x Quick-Release Belts
  • 2 x Elastic Security Straps
  • 9 x Small Dividers
  • 2 x Large Dividers
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Security Whistle
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    RuggardThunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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        5.0

        Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack

        By Janer

        from Newburgh, NY

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

              I just returned from overseas travel and my backpack enabled me to keep all my valuable camera equipment and my laptop in one place. It was very comfortable and worked wonderfully when used as a carry-on for the plane.

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              4.0

              Fits all my stuff

              By Srimanth

              from Boston

              Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

              This bag fits all my stuff. It has good padding which gives you great confidence to carrying your equipment.

              I'm not 100% happy with the shape as it looks bulky.

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              5.0

              Budget bag w/all the bells and whistles!

              By Joanie Eddis-Koch

              from Marlton NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable Construction
              • Easily Stores Any Gear
              • Easy to Use
              • Excellent Zippers
              • Lots Of Compartments
              • Low Price 4 Quality Build
              • Roomy Compartments

              Cons

              • Waist Belt Chafes Arms

              Best Uses

              • Carrying Camera Equipment
              • Hiking With Equipment
              • Tote Heavy Gear Easily
              • Touring With Equipment
              • Travel

              Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

              I bought this bag to replace a much loved and ancient bag that I had finally out grown,equipment wise. I was curious to see if this budget brand (Ruggard) delivered. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this bag more than exceeded my expectations.The configuration of the bag is excellent with lots of pockets and spaces designed to accommodate a wide variety of storage needs. The ZIPPERS are EXCELLENT on this bag. There is plenty of room to zip compartments even if things are a little on the over-stuffed side. The stitching seems to me to be tight and durable and I get the sense that this bag is going to in service for a long while. I especially appreciate the excellent construction of this bag. Everything fits well and nothing is too tight or too hard to zipper closed.The rain cover is generous in size and snug when it is on the bag making for yet another winning combination. There are two side pockets which will easily hold a standard diameter 16.9 ounce water bottle with a little extra wiggle room in the pocket that can be cinched up with the spring loaded clasp at the top of the pockets. Using one of these side pockets you can secure your tripod to the bag and there are plenty of straps to keep it on your bag motion free.Right now I'm carrying around 20 pounds of gear in this bag and the padding is excellent. The straps are adjustable but I'm finding that the basic configuration fits me (Female) very comfortably. In the compartment closest to your back, between the rear padding and main camera compartment there is a sleeve for a 13 inch laptop. The zippered opening seems to be about 12.5 inches while the actual compartment is a little larger. This compartment is nice and roomy and NOT a tight fit, especially when compared to some other brands of bags. Inside the main compartment there are plenty of wall dividers awaiting customization.The waist belt provided with this bag was chafing my arms during my hikes so it was a simple matter to grab a sharp pair of scissors and lop it off with no detrimental effect on the bag or its carrying comfort. The only other concern I had at the outset was the lack of corded zipper pulls to the zipper tabs but so far I have not missed them.In closing I do not consider this a budget bag any longer. In light of its excellent durability, configuration and value, I now consider it quite the steal and I would not hesitate in purchasing another bag from this company.

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              4.0

              Good bag

              By hullcitygit

              from Ohio

              Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

              I have had the bag for a couple weeks now and it holds everything nicely

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is one tough bag for the outdoors

              By Reid, Sports/Action Photographer

              from Redding, CA.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

                There is plenty of room for one camera w/battery grip w/70-200 mounted, spare body, flash, four lenses, batteries, flash cards, one combo reflector, Tripod or portable stool, water bottle, and all your misc. This back pack is very sturdy and well thought out, the zippers are heavy duty, there are attachment points all over this bag, D-rings and support straps were a real surprise.

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                4.0

                Well constructed, spacious

                By Meg

                from California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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                    • Travel

                    Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

                    Great backpack for day trips and hikes when you don't want all your gear on your back. Good hip support.

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