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Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack

B&H # RUPBB255B Mfr # PBB-255B
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Price: $199.95
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You Pay: $179.95
Product Highlights
  • For DSLR with Grip, 8 Lenses & Flash
  • Dedicated Compartment for 15" 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 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack from Ruggard holds a DSLR with a grip and an attached zoom telephoto lens up to 10", 7 more 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 15" 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.


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 15" 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
Three 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 9.25 x 17.6" / 30.5 x 23.5 x 44.7 cm
Interior Dimensions 11.5 x 6.5 x 16.5" / 29.2 x 16.5 x 41.9 cm
Laptop compartment: 11.25 x 16.25" / 28.6 x 41.3 cm
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness, top grip handle, rear trolley strap
Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack
  • 3 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 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        Durable and Heavy

        By Kel

        from Minneapolis, MN

        Verified Buyer


        • Durable
        • Easy to Use


        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

        Solid construction, lots of storage space. I use it primarily for storage or travel. Heavy to carry on a long hike for a shoot, and doesn't have a water bladder for longer hikes/shoots. As much room as it has, longer/bigger telephoto lenses don't fit well with all other gear.

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        The Ruggard is comfortable and spacious!

        By skycor

        from West Jordan, UT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer


        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Spacious


          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

          I carry a lot of my camera equipment with me wherever I go and needed a backpack that was spacious and comfortable to wear on my back. This backpack fits the bill! It's well designed with lots of places to put stuff of different types, including my 15" Macbook Pro. I've even had times when I've used the built-in rain cover. I love it! Thanks, Ruggard!

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          By John Runner

          from Clermont Florida

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer


          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight


          • Bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack:

            It is quite a good backpack to hold yyour laptop and camera equipment. It is very well padded to absorb any bumps. The storage is plentifulso you can store electrical parts, lenses, cameras, computer, charges and booklets.
            Not sure if you can carry it on aircraft but from a recent flite I think you can after watching carry on luggage sizes.

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