RIUT Rucksack bag Review


 Revolutionary Rucksack

RIUTBAG #Ipredictariut

An Amazing Bag and a Amazing Story! 

let me tell you a bit about the Riut Rucksack

Kickstarter! 

Kickstarter is a platform which brings new and imaginative ideas to the attention of the public!
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If you have a product and don't know where to market it, then you could do no worse than check out the Kickstarter platform.
Many company's have started from the Kickstarter platform, including SeeSence cycle lights and Blaze Feed to just name just a few.
The creator of the Riut Rucksack is a lady called Sarah Giblin, so what makes this the Riut back pack so special then? 
In simple terms this is a rucksack where there are no external zips! which means if you are in a crowded area your valuable belongings are going to be kept safe, and will not offer the temptation of getting dipped by a pickpocket/thief  when out and about on the tube, the train, in a sporting arena, or even in a shopping center. 


A look at the Riut Rucksack 

At first glance you will notice that there are no external zip's visible, to gain access to the compartments! and that is the beauty of the Riut Rucksack.
So where are they?


 The clever part of the Riut rucksack is in the placement of the zip openings.
When you take the Riut off, you will then be able to gain access to the zips to open it up and get inside!
Making it hard for a thief who after finding there is no entry will move on and find a easier target.   

The front flap contains a three layered compartment, one is fitted with a double zip, the second one will hold documents and the large compartment is padded for protection of your laptop or I-Pad etc.
 This is extremely well designed.
 I-Pad and room for A4 Paper etc in second compartment.

There are yet more internal zip compartments big enough to keep your mobile phone, house keys etc.

The Name is Riut. by Sarah Giblin

On each side of the Riut Rucksack you will find pockets big enough for a drinks bottle, the one thing I have not yet had time to try before releasing  this article on the review blog, is this idea that I think the two pockets will help to keep your drinks bottle cooler on hot journeys,
 (will be testing this as soon as I can, weather permitting!)
If you dont want to use the compartments as a drinks holder you could try to storing something else in there, maybe a magazine,  an umbrella, or mini speaker maybe, list is endless! 

You will find two quick access zip compartments located on each of the shoulder straps, small but practical for change, house keys etc, or just something you may need instant access to. without the need to remove your Riut Rucksack.
 
Rear padding is soft for your back for a comfortable feeling as well and did not to dig in at any time.
No Zips to dig into your back.

At the top of the Riut Rucksack is a great heavy duty handle, soft to touch and comfortable to grip, ideal when going through a security area or for the times you get shopping, and you need to carry it.

Thats Handy! Riut

There is a nice amount of padding in the shoulder straps, one concern I did have was the cross strap seemed to be a little high at times,  but I am hoping this will feel better as time goes on.
 On each side strap you will find the Zip compartments for the quick access for your change or even a travel card,  by using these you do not have to keep items in your pockets, another great design feature from Sarah Giblin.

 
 The Invisible Strap!
 On each Riut shoulder strap you will find a adjustable strap just pull this to make an adjustment or to loosen the buckle.

 Yet another great design from Sarah Giblin is the way the straps tuck away when adjusted.

Adjust the strap to length, then fold and  tuck the strap in side the end piece, no loose end flapping about.

 
 Neat and Tidy! 
There is a great video on the invisible strap on Sarah Giblin's website 

Strong buckle
 TPU = Thermoplastic polyurethane - that's the base material. 
It's an anti-abrasion material normally found in phone covers, so I have been told by Sarah Giblin.

Quick Click Clasp 

Clean design.

Bottom of the Riut Rucksack.
 Waterproof material base and outer shell with foam lined for comfort.

IN CONCLUSION
The reinvention of the rucksack is in safe hands with Sarah Giblin, the quality and the design are first class, and the fact that it is user friendly on all levels makes this a must buy for travelers and commuters. I will be recommending this bag to all my friends and family. 

Links to find out more on the Riut Rucksack

http://www.riut.co.uk/user-manual-1/ 

Here you will find some great tips on using your Riut Rucksack, including the Invisible Strap! 

If you wish to purchase the Riutbag then please click on the link below

http://www.riut.co.uk/riutbag/kickstarter-limited-edition

Talk to Sarah on Twitter/Facebook/Google+


If you would like to stock a selection of Riut rucksack's in your shop contact  Sarah Giblin on any of the above media links.

How did I get on with the Riut Rucksack. 

Pro's

Great to have larger inside compartments for Laptop etc
Nice quick access zipper pockets.
Good padding for the straps and protection of contents.
External pockets are a great idea for drinks etc

Con's
Not a pen pocket in sight! 
Front top width strap could do with a clip to stop it from flapping about, as incorporated into the Invisible straps, and that is all there is to dislike about the Riut Rucksack! 

Well done

  Sarah Giblin

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1090074666/the-revolutionary-rucksack-riutbag/posts/1244353 

UPDATE


On using the Riut rucksack I have found out the front strap is adjustable! It moves up and down to adjust for comfort!

 Positened under the front strap you will find the fastener strap is adjustable! 

 Simply move it up or down to the right loaction that is comfortable for you.

Fold back the cover and continue wearing your Riut in comfort!

Riut out and about! 

Big enough to get in a case of Pepsi Max!


As a test on the Inner padding of the Ruit bag, I had a box of Eggs I carried about for the day!
Did the usual sling the bag down, throw it on my back, and not a single Egg was broken!
Proof that the Padding is up to the mark to keep your I-Pad, Laptop safe!
(Not a single Egg was harmed in this test)

Bus ride time!
The Riut rucksack deserves a seat all to its self! 


Riut is pronounced "riot" and stands for Revolution in user thinking

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Photos by A.Burns 

 

Twist Ties

 Great alternative to the tie strap!


Just a quick one on this review for a change I hear you all say!

Got given a pair of Twist Ties for Christmas and just got round to using them today on my bike rack as a tie down strap.
And they work a treat! 
Rubber coated Wire that bends and twist to the shape you need it,so you could tie up your hose reel, ladders, luggage on your roof rack, ideal for camping trips and the list goes on and on!

 Today though it is about tieing your bike to the bike rack!
And it works a treat, I spent less time trying to place the old length of rope I use to strap the bike to the bike rack, this time round I used the Twist Ties and it was done in a flash!.
 
 Held the bike safe and secure, not a wobble whilst out on the drive to the woods with the bike on the bike rack! 

 Soft rubber is also kind to your bike frame as well! 

Would just like to thank the Wife for such a great Christmas Present!

"Thank you Dear" 






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Locksit Review


 Locksit Review 


 So what is "Locksit" ?


In simply terms it is a Cycle light with a Lock attached to it, this will allow you to lock up your cycle helmet instead of carrying it around when stopping and parking up.



 Whats in the box 
1x Locksit
1x Clamp 
4 Screws 1 of which is a security screw 
2 x locking keys 
  4 x coin cell batteries for the light unit

 Well thought out rubber backing fitted to the clamp

 Lock it and leave it 

The difference with the Locksit is in the way it get the power for the light this is by using  4 x coin cell batteries for the light unit

 Fitting could not be any easier
find a space on your handle bars and fit the bracket with the screws provided, only use 3 of the screws supplied as one is a security screw. 
Once you are happy with the location fit the last security screw.

 Nice fitting 

Locksit in place 

 Key cover and On /Off switch
 Security Key lock 

 The way the Locksit works 
Place the key in the lock to remove the front light assembly.

 Pull the cable all the way out and pass it through an air vent on your cycle helmet.




Feed it through.

 Place the cable back into its locking position on the rear of the light.




 And now remove the key and your cycle helmet is securely locked up.


20 Lumen's of light capable of 13 hours continuous use.


Bright enough for the commute home

Want to order one, simply check out  Locksit here for more information

Price at publication £34.95 plus £4.95 Postage and packing


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Our Verdict 

Its a lock with a light.
Saves you taking your cycle helmet into the cafe, shops or even on the train, perfect if you are on a solo ride and you need a rest room stop!
Light maybe a bit big for some riders but ideal for most.
A little on the pricey side but remember you are getting Two things in One, a Light and a Lock, separately they would cost as much if not more, plus you would need to carry around a lock.  

If your at a show well worth checking them out. 



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