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Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack

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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
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Price: $169.95

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Offer ends: FEB 28 '15

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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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    RuggardThunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ideal Backpack

      By Frank M

      from The Villages, Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy access
      • Easy to Use
      • Excellent Gear Protection
      • Plenty Of Storage Space
      • Very Comfortable
      • Very Versatile Layout
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Photo Trips

        Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

        After an enormous amount of research into a camera bag where I traded off shoulder bags, sling bags and backpacks, this one fit all my needs. I needed sufficient room for my camera and lenses such that I would not have to change lenses just to put the camera away. Additional storage is extremely good for all my equipment plus a laptop. I don't often carry one but it is additional storage for me. The bag is very well made and very comfortable. The front strap from left to right shoulder strap, adds stability and extra comfort and is very easy to attach and remove. The bag is huge for storage and small for carrying!! Some bags put the tripod storage covering access but here, it is on the side and only needs to be removed when you want to use it. An additional plus is the ability to remove and store the camera just by partially opening the access zippers without having to lay the bag down. My only complaint, if I had any, is that I would like to have the laptop compartment optional (removable internally?) to provide just a little more depth for vertical vs horizontal mount of some intermediate lenses. Otherwise - an excellent, well made choice for a backpack and great value for the money.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just What I was Looking For

        By Salgal

        from Greenwich, CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

            I was looking for a camera case that would hold my 13" MacBook as well as my gear when traveling and chose this one. It was everything I had hoped for. It has many pockets and compartments for all the gear plus an almost hidden zippered slot for the MacBook. It's a bit bulky to carry, but beats carrying an extra bag for the MacBook that was hard on the shoulder. The bag fit easily into the overhead compartment. Price was right too.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Camera backpack

            By JP Investigation and Consulting LLC

            from Averill Park NY

            Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

            Perfect bag for expensive camera equipment

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            5.0

            Great bag

            By Nicole

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

              I was able to get two bodies, 2 speedlights and 3 lenses in the bag along with batteries and cards.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome for protecting your equipment!

              By Deb368

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

                I have a Nikon D800E an I have that plus 3 lenses that are well padded and protected. The back pack is small and lightweight and adjusts easily so I can carry it comfortably. I have significant back and neck problems and this is great for carrying my equipment and keeping me hands-free. The laptop area is next to your back and can be uncomfortable for someone my size (I am only 5 ft tall), but it is tolerable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great rugged camera bag, holds computer!

                By JHG

                from Ladera Ranch, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Customizable
                • Durable
                • Lots Of Storage

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

                  Just got the bag. Delivered exactly when I was told. It is well constructed. Has clip locks to prevent a quick theft. Has tons of padding to protect all of your gear. Easily customizable! Will hold a DSLR and 400 lens! Great price. Don't necessarily need hip straps but if you are on a hike, it would be perfect.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack

                  By Janer

                  from Newburgh, NY

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Well constructed, spacious

                          By Meg

                          from California

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • 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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                              • No

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