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The Transport Rucksack
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The Transport Rucksack
The Transport Rucksack
The Transport Rucksack
Product Details
What goes into the backpack version of our signature rich leather carryall? Here it is by the numbers... 3 ways to carry it: single strap, both straps or by the sturdy top handle. 4 pockets: one outside and three inside, making it oh so easy to stash your essentials. 24: the number of hours in a day that this bag looks cool. How often you'll reach for this one? 500 gazillion times.  
  • Made of Italian vegetable-tanned leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Collar stud closure.
  • 3 interior pockets.
  • 4" handle drop.
  • 14 1/2"H x 10 1/2"W x 7"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Rucksack

The Transport Rucksack is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 125.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality This rucksack is just what I wanted! It’s beautifully made and so comfortable to carry. It was well worth paying the extra shipping costs for a bag of such high quality. Many thanks.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and style I'm very satisfied with my choice (Color: English saddle). This bag has the right size, texture and structure to fit my needs. I wanted a backpack that didn't overshadow me by being too large. The goal was to find something chic yet practical for an office bag. I love its color and overall material. Absolutely worth it!
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Work Bag Really love the quality of this bag. Feels durable, but is also light. Definitely a great option for someone who wants to avoid back pain. Fits my macbook air no problem.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around bag! As a busy mom, I loathe the idea of a ‘mom bag,’ but a cross body doesn’t carry all my gear needed to chase kids. This bag is stylish and perfect! Not to mention the backpack style allows me to be hands-free and not focus on my things.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality This backpack is on the bigger side and really holds a lot. Good quality leather and great style. There are adjustable holes to adjust strap length but can't seem to open the belt buckle to adjust. I would definitely recfommend.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whoa! This is my third bag from madewell and while I love them all this one is fast becoming my favorite! Roomy enough to hold my things (wallet, phone, etc) but also that of my kiddos and hubby(whose stuff always ends up in my bag). It seems well constructed and durable, time will tell for sure. I haven’t had any issues with dye transfer but I did make sure I wore a black top the first day out. I also treated the bag with a mix of beeswax and lanolin before I took it out. A gorgeous bag that I hope to own for many years. Bought in Saddle color.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best size! It's bigger than you think! I wanted something new and fun for my "work bag" and I have used this everyday and loved it so much! I can fit my 15" Mac Book Pro (in a case), my charger, books, wallet, phone, etc. and there's room for more. I love the little compartments as well, and the leather strap does a great job of staying hooked on the little gold knob. Great job Madewell! Worth the $
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous bag, very roomy I've gotten tons of compliments since I got the bag and I'm obsessed. It's just big enough to hold everything and it is really great quality
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great backpack for traveling. It's still pretty stiff, but the more I use it, i know it will loosen up.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect work bag I bought the Transport Rucksack to replace my older Transport Tote as my new work bag and I absolutely love it. Its the perfect size, it's big enough for a laptop but doesn't seem bulky. If you prefer a backpack over a one shoulder bag I highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2017-07-12
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