The black Bolt RSS Messenger Bag from OGIO is a very strong, well-padded bag that will hold your 17" laptop in safety. It can also accommodate your iPad/tablet or eReader in a separate interior sleeve. However, it's the padding used in this bag that makes the difference. OGIO uses their RSS (Reactive Suspension System) padding comprised of a durable neoprene sleeve with reinforced walls that secures your laptop inside, protecting it from bumps and more than incidental contact. Should you drop the Bolt RSS, this sleeve gives your laptop a better chance of survival.
The rest of the bag is made from a 420D dobby (woven) polyester and OGIO's iFOM (Integrated Foam Technology) panels that provide additional cushioning to the bag. For even more security, you'll have a crushproof Tech Vault with touch fastener where you can safely store your smartphone. The back panel is compression molded and adds support to the laptop compartment. Dual front snap buckles hold the Bolt RSS shut.
The main storage area has plenty of room for binders, files, documents and the collateral material that may support any presentation you may be giving. Additional storage is found in the front organizer panel where you can keep a mouse and digital point/shoot camera. It even contains a zippered stash pocket for a DVD. A molded fleece-lined valuables pocket is located on the bottom of the bag for digital media storage and can also hold a cable or charger.
Carrying the Bolt RSS is easy. You have four choices. First, you use it as a standard shoulder bag with its removable and well-padded TRED shoulder strap. TRED is the pattern found on the strap that resembles the treads on a tire. Second, it can be worn cross body for ease when riding a bike. Third, it can be shifted over you back to leave you completely hands free to pursue other endeavors such as making a phone call or grabbing a snack. Finally, there's a reinforced top grab handle that keep the bag in your hand much like a briefcase. The side water bottle holder will come in handy when you're thirsty and not near any store or kiosk. The shoulder strap contains a very handy phone holster with touch fastener. No need to open the entire bag to access your phone. The Bolt RSS comes with OGIO's limited lifetime warranty.