It’s official. Summer 2017 is over, and with that, Back-to-School Shopping Season is behind us as well. Speck, the best-selling mobile phone case maker in the United States, just released their latest line of protective laptop backpacks for 2017. These four new school bags: 3 Pointer, Candlepin, Module, and The Ruck, offer something different for nearly everyone, and at a price point to please. So without further delay, let’s take a closer look in this Speck Ruck Backpack review.
Introducing the Speck Ruck Backpack for 2017
Per the Speck Products press release, “Speck’s 2017 Backpacks are durable, stylish, and ready to go with you to class or on your next adventure. Each bag fits up to a 15-inch laptop and has a sleeve to protect and secure a tablet. For all of your other gear, each bag features plenty of space and pockets to keep you organized.”
The Ruck Backpack
“With two compartments, several pockets, and dedicated sleeves for a laptop and tablet, The Ruck gives you enough storage space for everything you need to carry.” The folks at Speck aren’t kidding about the “storage space.”
In our testing, we placed a 13″ laptop in the lined sleeve where a 12″ tablet is supposed to go with no effort necessary. Simultaneously, we securely put a 15″ laptop and multiple books, big and small, in the main compartment of the Speck Ruck backpack with room to spare. The front face of the bag has a zippered pocket for glasses and in-ear headphones with another, this time larger and hidden, for longer items. The tablet compartment has one open sleeve in addition to the tablet sleeve, one zippered sleeve for a wallet, holders for three pens, and carabiner for your keys. Each side is capable of holding a water bottle.
- Available Color Patterns: Khaki, Charcoal Grey
- Padded laptop sleeve protects your 15″ laptop in case of drops.
- Interior tablet sleeve secures and protects a 10-12″ tablet or e-reader.
- Front pocket keeps cables, phone, and other small items handy.
- Side water bottle pockets, one per side. Not elasticized.
- Mesh foam strap and lower back padding provides superior comfort.
- Hangar hook and padded top handle offer easy and comfortable transport.
- The contoured design makes it comfortable to carry.
- Standard zippers have oversize drawstrings.
- Dimensions: Currently not available.
- Weight: Currently not available.
- Warranty: 3 Years
- MSRP $49.99
With all its features, the Ruck laptop backpack from Speck delivers plenty of bang for the buck with its stylish, urban commuter design. When compared to similar packs, I believe the $50 price tag is quite fair. The colors are perfect for the Fall 2017 season.
If you’re a 20 or 30-something urban or suburban commuter or some chap who likes to accessorize with a great-looking product, I believe you’ll be very pleased with The Ruck. If you take great care of it, don’t be surprised when this backpack lasts you a decade or more.
What do you think of this Speck Ruck backpack review? Do you agree or disagree that this is one of the better laptop backpacks for boys and girls for Fall 2017? Let us know in the comment section below or via social media. We’re eager to hear your thoughts.
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All four Speck back to school 2017 book bags are currently available on the Speck website with a minimal $5 two-day shipping fee. And all come with a limited three-year warranty.
FTC Disclosure: Speck provided Beantown LLC with one (1) Ruck laptop backpack sample in charcoal grey for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
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