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Riut Backpack 

While never small this Backpack can quickly become cavernous so not only most Notebooks and all the extra bits that come it as well as a spare shirt pants and socks to facilitate an overnight stay can all be accommodated in this Backpack from Riut.

50x32x9cm are the basic dimensions but undo a couple of poppers and it becomes much larger. The total weight before you start adding contents is 1320grams.

There are always times when a backpack needs to be placed on the ground and the base is made of what looks like leather so should repel water for those occasions.

A backpack needs good straps both for weight transference and comfort and this has a pair of 7cm wide offerings that can be adjusted both top and bottom so a good fit should be achievable, there is also an adjustment between the two aforementioned straps. The inside of the straps and the outside of the back of the backpack are a breathable material so there should normally not be any sweat patches on you.

Staying on the rear a pair of zips open the top and go down each side to a maximum of 14cm and once opened they reveal a double padded open pocket 22cm wide and 26cm deep, the yellow colour of the interior material certainly lets you know if you have not zipped up. Behind this the other pocket is deeper at 36cm and with a small 13cm deep zip up pocket on the rear of this section and  a semi-circular 12cm deep pocket at the front of this back portion complete this part of the backpack. Once the zip is done up this part becomes reconnected to the main backpack and this the area that has the expanding potential, the area that was compressed to only 3cm in width can become 10cm by undoing two poppers 10cm from the top and two slide in clips, these clips have extra female connections so it still looks neat even when fully expanded.

Riut emphasize that the zips are towards you so when on your back are quite secure.

Finally for those rare times when you have to carry it there is a handle on the top.

This is easily large enough for an overnight stay and for you to have clothes for the next day. I tested it with a 15inch screen notebook and all the bits it uses which of course include the power supply and a mouse for those who are anti trackpads.

As the Riut site calls it a two in one backpack, slim when not fully packed and expandable to take everything.

When you have the space such as your hotel bed you can open it fully to get at everything – just don’t try this at the train barrier, unless you want to be very unpopular – it can open like a standard suitcase.

There are lots of illustrations of the backpack and a couple of videos on the Riut website.  

The RiutBag x25 is available from the link below for £149 currently available with free world wide delivery when you enter the code shown on their website.

https://www.riut.co.uk/products/riutbag-x25-black

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