Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

B&H # RUPBB235B MFR # PBB-235B
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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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  • 1Description

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 which will hold most 13" laptops. 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 holds most 13" laptops
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
UPC: 847628564718
In the Box
Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)
  • 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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    • 1Description

    Ruggard PBB-235B specs

    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Trolley Sleeve, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 13.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 10.8 x 14.2" / 27.3 x 36.2 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 12 x 8 x 15.25" / 30.5 x 20.3 x 38.7 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior Dimensions 11 x 5 x 14.5" / 27.9 x 12.7 x 36.8 cm
    Interior Material Polyester
    Weight 4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 10.0 x 9.5"

    Ruggard PBB-235B reviews

    Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 93.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going to Scotland We will be going to Scotland this year. The Thunderhead backpack has enough room for a Pentax 645 NII, 3 lenses, 2 extra film inserts, filters,15 rolls of film and a cable shutter release. In addition it will hold my Leica X2, electronic view finder, battery charger, extra battery and memory cards. The laptop compartment will hold my Pentax 645 owner,s manual, which is quite large and my Leica owner,s manual. My tripod mounts on the side of the backpack very securely. And in addition it is small enough to carry aboard the aircraft. After some adjustments the pack fits perfectly and essays to carry.
    Date published: 2016-02-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too Bulky If you want a bag that has an insane amount of storage and padding then this is it. However for me, all that storage and padding made this bag way to bulky. The shoulder and waist straps are too padded and too big in general, feels like your being hugged by a bear when you put this backpack on. Also, it just doesn't rest right on the shoulders and doesn't really lay flat against my back, not to mention there are way too many clips and straps hanging on the outside which makes that bag look sloppy. Plenty of storage and very well made, just too bulky for my liking. I sent it back.
    Date published: 2016-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels solid and comfortable I wanted something that I could use as a carry-on when traveling for both camera gear and my laptop/tablet. After lots of online research, I arrived at this, and so far it seems like a great choice. It's comfortable, not too heavy, roomy and versatile. The laptop/tablet hybrid slides into the pocket next to my back, even with its case on. And there is plenty of room for the camera with lens attached and multiple other lenses. The construction feels solid, too. Sturdy feeling zippers. I like it.
    Date published: 2015-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for airline travel I bought this bag for month long trip to Europe. My concern was to fit this bag under airline seats. This bag fitted under the seat of Embraers, Airbus 320, and wide body Boeings. I was able to pack two DSLR, a 16-35mm and a 24-105 Canon lens plus batteries, filters and small gadgets. The 13.3 MacBook Air fitted perfectly. The straps never bothered me as too bulky. the zippers are high quality. I was able to strap a MeFoto backpacker tripod and a .5 liter water bottle. After a month of constant use the bag still looked new. I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and Spacious Not only can I fit my Camera, but my laptop, tripod, and the equipment all fit perfectly inside. I am also someone who like to take my equipment on the plane with me so the fact that it fit underneath the seat with all of my gear inside made it that much better!
    Date published: 2016-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for protecting your equipment! 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.
    Date published: 2015-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, versatile backpack for DSLR & laptop I have a large camera backpack that I usually travel with because it holds all of my gear (except for my tripod) and fits in the overhead compartment of a 737. But because I was going to travel for photography on a smaller regional jet with less overhead storage, I needed a smaller pack. The Rugged Thunderhead 35 was the perfect size. It holds my Nikon 7200 along with my 70-200, 16-80, and 10-20 lenses; two chargers with spare batteries; my 13-inch laptop; a blower; a satellite phone; and various other camera accessories. The outer side pockets are perfect for water bottles or snacks. The backpack has tons of padding in the right places, is almost infinitely adjustable, and is well-constructed and sturdy. Hard to ask for more.
    Date published: 2018-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Daytripper's Dream Over the past year I have been substantially building out my digital kit in addition to MF film. This necessitated a new gear bag that could hold the entire digital kit--yet was lightweight and comfortable enough to travel anywhere on foot. Another backpack was in order. My requirements were compact in size and a comfortable profile, easily configurable interior, and ample space for a small tablet computer and all of the gizmos that might be needed while photographing the urban environment. In the ordinary brands that I am familiar with, everything was either too small or large, or insisted I stuff the camera in the side. The Ruggard Thunderhead 35 solved all of this. Very well constructed out of what appear to be high quality materials--I have this configured for a Nikon D7100, three zoom lenses (one on the body), a largish Sigma speedlight, filters, and all of the cleaning and goodies that live in a camera bag. It adjusts easily, and wears well for extended periods. The waist belt can be clipped behind the bag when it is not wanted. Carrying a monopole is simple business--a small lightweight tripod fits and balances nicely on the side. A set of D rings on the shoulder straps allow OP/Tech straps to be attached, and eliminate the need for a seperate camera strap. I am quite impressed, and have been out every day with this bag. Although costing more than some other larger solutions, it is worth what I paid and I expect to see many years of service from it.
    Date published: 2015-08-29
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