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RTIC Summit Laptop Backpack (Various Colors)

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RTICcoolers.com has RTIC Summit Laptop Backpack (Various Colors) on sale for $27. Shipping is free on orders $50+, otherwise shipping starts at ~$6. Thanks wofiii

Note, tariff surcharge may apply.

Available colors:
  • Sky Blue
  • Brick
  • Rose
  • Navy
  • Confetti
  • Kaleidoscope
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RTIC [rticcoolers.com] has their standard Backpacks on sale for 70% off which makes them $27 each. I purchased the Black and Kaleidoscope for my kids last school year and they are holding up great and can hold a lot of stuff. They are just as good of quality if not better than Swiss Gear in my opinion. I believe this is the cheapest they've been in quite some time. Shipping is usually extra or free over $50, but they do have tax and tariff surcharges during checkout for many. The black is currently sold out, but 6 other colors are available.
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Do any of the pockets on the bag have a lock? Or zippers that you can add a lock?

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The one listed does not seem to have the loops on the zipper. They have "T-latch zipper enclosed compartments... "
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I have this backpack.. bought it almost a year ago. It has huge compartments and overall the bag is really big. Id think this backpack is more for traveling than for school.
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I bought the day cooler backpack and half gallon thermal. Backpack is sturdy and well made and the half gallon thermal, it stayed really hot for 6-8hrs and stay warm for 24hrs. Havent tried cold liquids yet
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You know the tariff charge is bull right. They bought this inventory of backpacks months ago. And now are selling it at a discount because they didn't sell any. And are trying to cover costs with a tariff charge. We won't see the effects of tariffs for months if ever. Inventory and merchandise is bought months in advance before putting it out to sell.
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Artic vs swiss gear???
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I need backpacks for my kiddos for High School.... I really like SwissGear's quality... but they cost over $50 ....

I am going to TRUST the original poster's comment that RTIC's backpack quality is "as good as Swissgear's if not better" and pull the trigger on this one.

I looked high and low for reviews of Rtic's backpacks... but really couldn't find anything....
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Good deal, but the tariff surcharge is some dumb Trump bs.
The seller made a decision to charge you to pay the tariff. They didn't have to, but that was their choice. Your choice is to purchase from them, or not. I suppose you'd rather try and fix the imbalanced tariffs and trade fairness disparities the good ol' fashioned way of previous administrations: Do Nothing, continue to be on the losing end, and then pay lip service to the problem whenever the topic comes up. I mean, you'd need a magic wand to fix the problem, so why bother, right?
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I need backpacks for my kiddos for High School.... I really like SwissGear's quality... but they cost over $50 ....

I am going to TRUST the original poster's comment that RTIC's backpack quality is "as good as Swissgear's if not better" and pull the trigger on this one.

I looked high and low for reviews of Rtic's backpacks... but really couldn't find anything....
Google the backpack and find the Black one, that has 27 reviews, but since they are all only from RTIC site, don't know it they are trustworthy. One said it looked just like his boss' Tumi backpack, so I don't know.....

Swiss gear has different levels, this RTIC doesn't appear to be top or they would at least mention a denier rating (900D, 1680D).
Also Swiss Gear has been making luggage and backpacks for decades, RTIC maybe paid a Chinese company to copy another backpack's design they liked. That said, it does appear to be a good value at $30 if it suits your purposes.

While I don't have this backpack, (kinda surprised so many people here do, this backpack only sells on the RTIC website, not even Amazon) I have been through over a dozen higher end backpacks trying to find the best for work. My top all around pick is Travelpro Crew or Executive Choice backpacks.

Cons I would see in this backpack for high school is that doesn't seem rigid and I think it would be way too large.
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Hmm, Artic backpack... How long it keep beer cold?
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The seller made a decision to charge you to pay the tariff. They didn't have to, but that was their choice. Your choice is to purchase from them, or not. I suppose you'd rather try and fix the imbalanced tariffs and trade fairness disparities the good ol' fashioned way of previous administrations: Do Nothing, continue to be on the losing end, and then pay lip service to the problem whenever the topic comes up. I mean, you'd need a magic wand to fix the problem, so why bother, right?
"NICE" Applause-The Tariff is B$. That also was a tie-breaker for me and some others. I'm "OUT!!"
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Things like this will always get passed down to the consumer. I think that's what "trickle down economics" is all about.
Is this slickdeals or whine about economics?
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True cost of this bag is $16. How do I know? multiply the true cost by 10% (tariff rate) is $1.6. So the seller still makes some decent profit with $27 price.
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True cost of this bag is $16. How do I know? multiply the true cost by 10% (tariff rate) is $1.6. So the seller still makes some decent profit with $27 price.
That's only if you're looking at the pure BOM cost, there are a ton of extra costs associated with this product on top of what it costs to make each one (design, customization, first build review and mfg optimizations, shipping and handling, warehouse costs of storing, cost involved with fulfillment, etc) they might break close to even but not likely, it will be offset by their higher margins from other products
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That's only if you're looking at the pure BOM cost, there are a ton of extra costs associated with this product on top of what it costs to make each one (design, customization, first build review and mfg optimizations, shipping and handling, warehouse costs of storing, cost involved with fulfillment, etc) they might break close to even but not likely, it will be offset by their higher margins from other products
Tariff (tax) is based on "landed cost". That means manufacturing cost + ship cost to the port. In this case, the actual cost of $16 is about right. You are also right, retailer incurs other costs before putting the product on the shelf. Most clothing retailers have to sell the product at 2x landed cost in order to break even.
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Just want to add my review - it's a poor laptop backpack! The laptop compartment is a mere afterthought and there's not even any padding or sleeping for your laptop, just a flimsy Velcro strap that's an inch in width. I put my laptop in there and it slides and bounces around freely in the compartment. If I put the charger in with the laptop, it will certainly scratch the laptop. Also, I didn't realize how inconvenient the half-zip for the laptop compartment is - you can't take the laptop out while the bag is upright. You have to flip the bag on its side to even get to your laptop. Don't buy for laptop! It's a good travel pack as another person has said, it's huge in capacity. Personally I'm using it as an emergency kit pack as it holds a change of clothes, first aid kit, blanket, 2 bottles of water and some ramen, and more. Build quality is almost Swiss gear quality but not quite, and the compartments are not as convenient or as well though out as they should be. I don't feel like I got a deal but I feel like I got my money's worth.
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