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The Transport Rucksack
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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 3/5"H x 10 3/5"W x 7"D.
  • Import.
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The Transport Rucksack

The Transport Rucksack is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 99.
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 fave of life This bag goes perfect with everything, with every casual style. I did hesitate a lot when purchasing it. But I'm so glad I did. I love it sooo much. The only cons is the self-weight. But it is expected for a leather bag.
Date published: 2017-07-31
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunningly beautiful! Just got my "transport rucksack" in the mail (in camel). It is gorgeous. Buttery soft leather, details, workmanship, flawless. I've been embracing the backpack vibe since living in the city, riding my bike everywhere. This backpack is big enough for me to put sketchbooks in, maybe even my laptop, but still a size that keeps the chic style going (not that oversized 'luggage' look....) I plan on ordering one in black; when I find something I'm head-over-heels in love with, it's multiple colors for me!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely perfect I am beyond obsessed with this bag. I've been carrying it about a month now and it's just the best. Such a great carry-all, especially times when I need to be completely hands free. But it also carries beautifully one-shouldered or even on the crook of your arm. All around amazing. 10/10 for sure.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I've had this rucksack for 7 months now and I really love it. I'm a college student and it can carry all my necessities. Keep in mind though I will only carry my laptop, a binder, and a folder for my big items. I also fit all of my pens, makeup, and wallet. Also my big calculator and sometimes I will carry another binder. Without it feeling too heavy. It has a lot of pockets which are just the right size. The leather is thick and has stood up to my abuse. I feel like I will have this bag for a long time it's well worth the money. I haven't had any problems with dye rubbing off and mine is in black color. I feel like I have to also mention that none of the stitching has come loose. The only thing that has loosened up a tiny bit is the closure but mine still closes just fine. I love this bag so much I might get it in another color in the future.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basic Simple Backpack I've had my backpack for a year now. I loved it when I received and love it now. I use it to carry my items I need for work and as my 'purse' for a carry on for when I travel. Perfect size to hold what I need. The clasp does not stay closed most times and I still love it.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I get compliments from men and women everywhere I go Years ago, on vacation in Charleston, my wife bought me the previous version of this backpack. I couldn't go out with it without men and women asking me where I got it. I used the backpack for 6 years, until it just plain wore out - one of the straps broke, the lining inside wore out. So, I bought a new one. I like the design of the claps on this one better - easier to close the flaps. This is a perfect design, simple and rugged.
Date published: 2017-01-19
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