Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)

B&H # RUPBB255B MFR # PBB-255B
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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
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  • 1Description

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 which will hold most 15" 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 15" 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
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
UPC: 847628564725
In the Box
Ruggard Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black)
  • 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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    Ruggard PBB-255B specs

    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Trolley Sleeve, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 15.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 11.2 x 16.2" / 28.6 x 41.3 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 12 x 9.25 x 17.6" / 30.5 x 23.5 x 44.7 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior Dimensions 11.5 x 6.5 x 16.5" / 29.2 x 16.5 x 41.9 cm
    Interior Material Polyester
    Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 13.5 x 11.0"

    Ruggard PBB-255B reviews

    Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thunderhead 55 Rugged Absolutely Rocks I use this Ruggard backpack for all my camera supplies. This unit stores all my new Canon camera equipment, tripods and GO PRO camera's and accessories. I finally found a unit that stores everything in one location. I have five large lenses and four GO PRO cameras with every possible accessory known to GO PRO. I spend 12 weeks a year outside filming in the wilderness. My equipment must be rugged and durable. This Thunderhead 55 DSLR & Laptop Backpack is the ultimate answer. My laptop has total protection rain, wind or shine in the outdoors. I would give this unit 5 stars any day.
    Date published: 2016-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy I looked at the more well-known alternatives to this backpack, some of which were considerably more expensive. But I liked the overall design and features of this bag better. So, I finally took a chance and ordered this one. I could not be happier with my choice. The quality is excellent, the layout perfect for my needs and it rides comfortably on my back. If you are unfamiliar with this brand, as I was, I think you will find it worth a very close look.
    Date published: 2015-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bunch of room I used this on a recent trip to the Grand Canyon and carried a Canon 7D MKII with grip, a Canon 100-400 IS II, a Canon 16-35 f4 and a Tamron 24-135 f3.5-5.6 as well as a monopod, flash and had room left over. It is large and can get heavy when loaded, but will handle about anything you throw at it.
    Date published: 2015-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag, but... I've taken this bag out on 4 photo excursions. On each excursion, I packed 2 DSLRs, 4 lenses (20-35mm zoom, 28-70mm zoom, 100mm fixed, 200mm fixed), 1 pair of 10x42 binoculars, and some odds and ends. I packed one camera with the 28-70mm attached and the other with the 200mm attached. Total weight came to about 20 lb. The bag accommodated all my gear very well and allowed easy access to everything. However, the plastic belt buckle broke on the first day out (a plastic prong broke off -- I subsequently replaced the buckle with a more sturdy buckle from a hiker's backpack that I own). In addition, I'm concerned that the shoulder straps are not hefty enough to support a pack that is designed to accommodate 25-30 lb of gear. So far, the shoulder straps have not failed, but I am concerned that one might tear loose, and I make it a point to inspect the shoulder straps carefully each time I get back home from an excursion, looking for signs of failure. The literature that came with the bag states that the bag is rugged with major stress point reinforcement, but the shoulder straps and the points where the straps are sewn onto the bag are not nearly as rugged or as reinforced as the straps on my (nonphotography) hiker's backpack. Other than concerns about the straps coming loose, I'm very happy with the bag.
    Date published: 2015-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality The quality of this bag more than exceeds my expectations. It is very well built from head to toe. It has a wide variety of pockets and storage compartments which makes it really convenient when organizing your gear. There are pockets for pretty much everything. I have not had any long treks with it yet, however, you will notice right away that the back, waist and shoulder straps are very well padded. Looking forward to using this pack to bring all my gear on my upcoming trips to California and Europe.
    Date published: 2015-09-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable and Heavy 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.
    Date published: 2014-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tons of Space This pack is huge, can hold a large collection of gear, and seems to be very well-made, especially for the price. I made a big mistake, not checking the dimensions carefully, and the pack is much too bulky for me to carry on a trip around Europe, but that's MY fault, and no fault of the bag. I'm keeping it to use for storage. For anyone wanting to travel light, with maybe just one camera body and 2 or 3 lenses, I would suggest looking at their smaller packs.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big but nice. Very spacious room for all your gear. Comfortable to wear and easy to get equipment out. With the many pull out compartments it is very easy to curtomize for your equipment.
    Date published: 2015-06-11
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