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Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

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Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)
Key Features
  • For DSLR, 70-200mm, 3 Lenses, Flash
  • Dedicated Compartment for 13" Laptop
  • Three Front Zippered Pockets
  • Full-Front Access to Main Compartment
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.
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Ruggard Thunderhead 35 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Construction
  • 3Small Zippered Pocket
  • 4Large Zippered Pocket
  • 5Main Gear Compartment
  • 6Exterior Pockets
  • 7Side Tripod Attachment
  • 8Carrying Comforts

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.

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 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

Ruggard Thunderhead 35 Specs

Carry/Transport OptionsBackpack Straps, Handle, Trolley Sleeve, Waist Belt
ColorBlack
Type of ClosureZipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentSingle Compartment: Fits 13" Laptop (14.2 x 10.8" / 36.2 x 27.3 cm)
Monopod/Tripod HolderYes
Environmental
Water ResistanceRain Cover
General
MaterialsExterior: Nylon
Interior: Polyester
DimensionsExterior
15.25 x 12 x 8" / 38.73 x 30.48 x 20.32 cm
Interior
14.5 x 11 x 5" / 36.83 x 27.94 x 12.7 cm
Weight4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 9.99 x 9.5"

Ruggard Thunderhead 35 Reviews

Well Constructed Backpack

By steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

This is an amendment to my earlier evaluation of the Ruggard Thunderhead 35. I had complained previously of not being able to get a proper adjustment. While that is still somewhat true, it is adjustable beyond my early attempts. The padding still seems excessive thus making it difficult to put on. For an all-day backpack for hiking (something I'll not be doing), it seems like it will fall short of perfect. On the positive side, the bag is large enough to hold a Sony a7II, 4 lens, flash, cleaning kit, and spare batteries and charger. Additional pockets offer plenty of space for computer cards, a notepad, and numerous misc stuff I find I need for time to time. There's plenty of adjustable padding in the main compartment to protect your gear. The outside seems to be somewhat water resistant, but the built-in rain cover is a nice feature. My only concern with the exterior is the top handle. It seems a bit small for the size and weight of the bag and contents. The handle was not an issue my previous Ruggard Thunderhead 15, but it didn't carry the weight of the larger bag. Overall, this is a good backpack that more than fills my needs. It may not be the perfect bag for full time use.

Built to Last!!!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-05

This is my first Ruggard bag and let me just say, these bags are built like a tank! Even the oversized zippers are heavy-duty! Keep in mind that these bags are deeper than others I've owned. My 105mm macro and my 55-250mm lens were a little to tall to set vertical and horizontal they're a little shallow so I used a couple of velcro dividers to hold them down.

Great Camera Bag

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

Well constructed durable. Good padding for compartments.

Very good

By Alexander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

I love the material

Mostly I think it's perfect...

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-11

Pro: Will, in fact, carry 70-200 + camera + other lenses. Lots of configuration options: you'll have to spend some time puzzling it out. Perfect for overhead airplane compartments. Con: Due to the way the inside compartment dividers are (mis) designed, it turns out to be nearly impossible to set this up for the camera to be connected to that lens and protected. Specific issues: 1) the dividers running the length of the bag are not anchored to the bottom of the bag, so you're going to lose some space working yourself out of that one. 2) Let's say you want the open the bag and immediately take out your camera and 70-200. That seems to be a challenge I cannot puzzle out. However, if you're good with puzzles, I'd think this would not be a problem. I'm not good at puzzles like this.

Loved This Bag Bought A 2nd On

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-11

Used this as my primary bag for four years & no sign ow wear at all... needed another bag for additional lenses so didn't hesitate to get another one... they're great bags!

Well made, albeit Overly Padded Backpack

By steve
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-21

I've owned several Ruggard products in the past. For my use (i.e., organizing my camera, lens, & other accessories) they're a good backpack that holds up well. Good padding inside helps keep the equipment safe and clean. Unlike the Thunderhead 15 which is a comfortable small pack to put on your back, the Thunderhead 35 has an overabundance of padding when using it as a backpack. This is both a blessing and a curse. I have to qualify my appraisal, I haven't had the pack very long, but as yet I haven't been able to get comfortable with it on my back because of what I would call excessive padding and the positioning on my back. The shoulder straps are comfortable enough but tend to slip off the shoulders unless the strap on the front is fastened, which will hold them in place. The problem is that the front strap is located too high and fastens across the throat area rather than the chest. As a result, the waste strap has to ride too high and not positioned on the hips where it should be. Fortunately for my use, I usually just throw it over the should like a sling bag. On the positive side, it appears to be a well-made backpack that easily holds my Sony a7ii, four lens, a flash, cleaning kit + batteries & charger and other accessories.

Built to Last!!!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-05

This is my first Ruggard bag and let me just say, these bags are built like a tank! Even the oversized zippers are heavy-duty! Keep in mind that these bags are deeper than others I've owned. My 105mm macro and my 55-250mm lens were a little to tall to set vertical and horizontal they're a little shallow so I used a couple of velcro dividers to hold them down.

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Is this comfortable to wear for hours ?

Is this comfortable to wear for hours ?
Asked by: Nancy
Yes Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black) has thick padding on the straps and it is comfortable to wear for hours.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-03-18

Are there mesh pockets on each side and can you ...

Are there mesh pockets on each side and can you use for a tripod and water bottle?
Asked by: Nancy
Yes Ruggard Thunderhead 35 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black) does have mesh pockets on both sides. Please see this photo where it shows a tripod on one side and a water bottle on the other side. https://static.bhphoto.com/images/multiple_images/images500x500/1401294752_IMG_395824.jpg
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-03-18

Is the waist strap/belt removable?

Is the waist strap/belt removable?
Asked by: Mitch
The waist belt is not removable but it is hide-away. So you can tuck the strap into the back if you do not wish to use it.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-03-24

question

Hi, the description states that the bag can house a DSLR, 70-200mm, 3 Lenses, Flash but the 2 pictures showing the inside seem to show that the bag is able to accommodate a DSLR with 70-200mm attached, 4 or 5 additional lenses and a flash. Can you please confirm, is the description not accurate or the pictures are misleading? Thank you,Tony
Asked by: Anonymous
Where is the laptop compartment?
Answered by: Kelvin P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Would I be able to fit a Sony RX10 IV and an a7R ...

Would I be able to fit a Sony RX10 IV and an a7R IV with attached 24-105 lens in this backpack?
Asked by: Deborah
Yes. There are many adjustable dividers to conform. I'm shocked how much I can squeeze into this pack
Answered by: B
Date published: 2021-08-18

Ruggard Thunderhead 35 , can I arrange for my ...

Ruggard Thunderhead 35 , can I arrange for my DSLR attached to Tamron 150-600G2 ?
Asked by: John
With the removal of some of the dividers, you can fit a DSLR body equipped with the Tamron 150-600mm G2 in the Ruggard Thunderhead 35.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-04-12

question

I have a Sigma 150-600 Contemporary lens. Will it fit either attached to the Nikon D5300 or without it?
Asked by: Thomas G.
The internal camera and lens compartments are completely customizable, so you can open the center to allow for a long lens. Your sigma is 10.2 long according to the specs... With my canon rebel in the top, I have 10.5-11 left to the bottom of the bag for a lens.
Answered by: Jon R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can it fit a 7D with a Tamron 150-600 mounted?
Asked by: Francis
Hello.dear, no it cant
Answered by: Sharbel S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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