Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rancid backpack by Bagaboo, your style, your bag!

You love to ride, but usually you need to transport a lot of things: laptop, helmet, jacket, documents, sunglasses, wallet, keychain.... and you don't want to use a classic messenger bag....well, probably, the product today we will review it's your product...

Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
 As we say, today we will make the review of the Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo, the last model created by Bagaboo from Budapest (Hungary) for urban riders. In this case, we have chosen the colors, because one of the best things of this brand is that you choose the model of bag you want and after this you choose the colors of the bag, for that, it's important to visit their page of colors to configure your bag. In our Rancid Backpack we have chosen three colors:
  • Middle strip: Cordura Turquoise
  • Rest of the bag: Cordura Black
  • Trim color: Apple green
In the next picture you can see the tests we have done with many products you usually carry in your day to day as you move around the city: jacket, cap, sunglasses, bikelights, umbrella, folders, portable hard disk, laptop, wallets, water bottle...

Testing the capacity of the Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo

The rancid is the smallest bagaboo backpack – designed for carrying your camelback inside, on those mountain biking or trekking tours. It has a padded back and the similar shoulder straps as our larger backpacks – that means comfort for your shoulders. There is a chest strap for extra stability if you need, and compression straps on the side to carry larger things in the side mesh pockets.
A reflective stripe on the front of the bag and a blinky holder helps you to be visible on the road. With the long, water repellent zipper you can open the bag from the top to the bottom – you can easily put things in and get out.
By default, there is no inner tarpaulin layer in this bag to keep it lightweight – but this also affects its waterproofness. This bag is not waterproof in heavy rain, we call it water repellent. If you need waterproofness and you don't mind having a heavier bag, you can order the inner waterproof layer as an extra option.

They offer this bag with 2 different outer colour, it looks nice this way, but you can always have one with just one solid colour of course.

There are 2 mesh pockets on the outer sides of the Rancid, and with the compression straps, you can use these mesh pockets to carry long items that would not fit into the bag.
An outer zipper pocket with a hidden zipper can store your smaller items, and there in an inner zipper pocket for the things that needs to be at a safe place.


Capacity is given after the flat dimensions of the bag – if you fill it, it can hold more.
(width on top/width on bottom/height/depth)
43/28/11/22cm, ca. 20 liters
17″x11″x4.4″x8.7″ – ca. 1220 cubic inches


  • High quality materials: Cordura fabric, YKK zipper
  • Extremely comfortable, we could try it for a few days, and compared with the previous backpack (not a Bagaboo), seems to carry the same weight as the feeling had with Rancid backpack is lighter and comfortable
  • You choose your colors, you can create a genuine backpack! 
  • Original design really different than other backpacks with his zipper from the top to the bottom.
  • Tested in a rain day, perfect performance!
  • Highly recommended to use for everyday in your city!

Photos of the Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo  

Cordura fabric and YKK zipper used in the Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Front waterproof zipper and pocket Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Reflective strip test with our camera flash. Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Lateral view testing the flash of our camera in the reflective strip. Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Lateral view with mesh pockets. Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
There is a pocket in the back, perfect to use as a secret pocket. Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Camelback hole. Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Inside the Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Opened Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Inside pocket and hook Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Hook for keychain Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo
Rancid Backpack by Bagaboo

About Bagaboo

Bagaboo is a small bag manufacturing company located in Hungary, Budapest. It has been established originally to make messenger bags and other accessories what bicycle couriers use for everyday work. The creator, being an ex-messenger of Budapest, knows quite a lot of what you need from a bag if you use it for everyday work.
Now bagaboo makes quite a lot of bag types and accessories that are not so closely related to messenger work, but one thing you can be sure – you’ll get the same quality on everything we make.
They are about full customization. You can specify the colours, the pattern you want to have on the bag, you can ask for custom pockets or other things that you’d be happy to have on your bag – They can do almost everything. Imagine yourself a unique bag – we’ll sew it.

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