CONTEST: Win an OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack!

Leave a comment below for your chance to win an ultra-modern, ultra-awesome OGIO backpack!

The OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack is a smart carrying solution for smart people. I've got one in for review and we'll be giving it all shades of abuse for the next week or so, but the folks at OGIO are so excited, they want to give you guys a chance to win one of your very own now, now, now. Here are the specs:

  • iPad Sleeve especially designed for new generation iPads
  • “Armor-protected” laptop compartment with a reactive suspension system fool-proof from drops, kicks and bumps
  • Fleece-lined valuable compartment for sunglasses, lenses or other delicate items
  • Dashboard organization panel with key clip and various accessory compartments
  • Hybrid-Unibody Back (HUB) Panel – EVA foam-molded back support for ergonomic alignment and enduring comfort for extended wear
  • “Sweet Spot” Shoulder straps with advanced foam padding optimally positioned for comfort
  • Expandable phone pocket for easy access to an iPhone or iPad mini, or any size smartphone or mini-tablet

And here's how to enter to win:

We'll pick a winner and OGIO will send you your prize! The give-away starts now and ends Friday, March 8, 2013, at 11:59pm PST. So hurry up and enter now!

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CONTEST: Win an OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack!



I like most is all the compartments and I've never won something before and that is why I would love to win this!

The RSS backpack is just awesome. Is has everything someone could want in a backpack. Its just so spacious without a lot of bulk. Im a college student and I would have to say this would be perfect for me. I have some classes that require books and other my Mac. Im also studying photography and I need to take my camera to class as well. If I were to have this backpack, my life would be at ease. I would feel like I'm carrying less but having all the items I need on my back. It would mean a lot to me if I had this backpack in my possession. It is a life saver.

I lost everything in California and have traveled tou Oregon with what I had left in my backpack. I love my backpack and need the compartments likr the RSS 17!!

It can handle both a tablet and laptop! and protecting them, which is very cool thing! and i also liked the HUB (Hybrid Unibody Backpanel) for ultimate comfort!

Since i travel a lot, and always need to have my mackbook pro with me! this could be awesome tool! can't have one because of the shippment!

The laptop compartment really catches my eye because of how protective it is. I would hate to have such an expensive thing get damaged.

I like the design...the benefits of its ruggedness is a given, but I like that its sporty, but still understated enough that I could use it at my office. I'd like to win this since my current bag's shoulder strap is broken and it keeps falling off!


Wow, thats a sturdy bag, great for storing your laptop, tablet and all. I especially like the re-inforced pocket for glasses!!

I t is beautiful & holds more than what you except from just looking at it and does not forget anything for the techies. I want one because I like it.

I really like the tech thoughts that went into this bag. I think this bag will blow the doors off my 5.11 field bag. I'm definitely going to buy one if I don't win one.

I love the amount of dedicated pockets. Ipad, media storage, and EVEN sunglasses, that is a well thought out bag!!!

Pockets for iPad, MacBook and my sun glasses! And enough spare space to add a load full of documents :]

I love the strategic positioning of multiple pockets. It'll be extremely comforting to know my gadgets are well protected. My gadgets AND my spine. :)

I like how much OGIO put thought into protecting your gadgets.
- Armor protected dedicated laptop compartment with RSS fits most 17” laptops
- Integrated foam panels keep your electronics and other valuables protected
- Padded iPad™/tablet/e-reader pocket
- Crush proof Tech Vault pocket with soft tricot liner


I like the dedicated, armored compartment for the laptop: "Armor protected dedicated laptop compartment with RSS fits most 17” laptops." Nice!

I have a (low tech) ogio backpack already...very durable. would like this for work and part is suspension sleeve for my laptop. sweet!

Can't pick one thing, but being able to carry my laptop and my ipad, that will enable both my son and I to be entertained wherever we go

I love the plethora of front compartments. Easy to get at the little stuff without digging in the main black hole.

Wow, very nice! Love all the different compartments. I don't sign up for contests very often but this one is totally worth it!

I love that I can carry my 17" MBP, my daughter's iPad, and all of the snacks, paper, crayons, and assorted detritus that she wants/needs everyday as we trek through NYC!

the design is quite interesting, and all the seperate pockets are logically well placed. would love to have one for my everyday school and for my trip (with my 15" laptop). hope luck for me...

The Hybrid-Unibody Back panel. I had spine surgery 2 years ago and finding a backpack comfortable enough for my back is tough. I believe this would be a game changer.

This would definitely be great for all my iNeeds. I am always on the go, always on the streets, from riding my bike to my friends house, to walking to the nearest coffee shop to work on my macbook, I have been to the OGIO headquarters here just outside Lehi Utah, and there bags are always top quality. My favorite is all the pockets would be a great for carrying all my iDevices and they see like they would be very well protected. My other bags just are not doing the trick.

What I like most about it is the HUB (Hybrid Unibody Backpanel) for ultimate comfort and it would be my dream backpack for mobile business...Thank you!!!

Id Love this backpack!!! Mine is coming apart and I need a new one. The armor protection is a sweet deal and I love all the space for carrying everything you could possibly need. Great for the business/sales guy on the go!

My backpack has becomes more of a traveling office than simply a computer bag. This model from Ogio looks like it has everything I'm looking for in a backpack

There appears to be a designed, real-world purpose to each pocket and compartment. Most bags have random pockets and sleeves which do not necessarily fit real accessories or devices. Love the layout.

I really need a new bag for work. This would be perfect for all my gear. Love the protection it would provide for my laptop and ipad.

I must say the integrated foam seems a good idea for the amount of electronics I carry on a daily basis, not to mention the laptop compartment would finally be large enough for my laptop!

I enjoy the large amount of pocket and dedicated gadget pockets, especially the iPhone one. This will be a great upgrade to the backpack I currently use for school.

I like this bag coz of plenty of packets and as uni student i can use this bag to keep my ipad, macbook and notbooks ad well as other utilities and its design is fantastic

I love my ogio backpack, but would love an upgrade.. This bag adds a few new features to the one I currently rock and would love to have my gear stowed in this bad boy.

it's got room for pretty much everything i need to take with me on a regular basis. all the padding will keep my gear safe!!

I lug my laptop around a lot and have a habit of carrying a lot of gadgets. This bag offers the protection that others don't and it has a special compartment for my iPad. I was sold with these two points :)

I really like the design of the backback. See, most of those backpacks with lots of space do not look that good. And since i travel a lot in my weekends I really need some room in my backpack! Looks like an awesome backpack where I can store all my stuff properly :)

The bag is great-looking. It has so many compartments for my: iphone, Macbook, ipod, and ipad mini. Besides housing those gadgets, the bag offers plenty of room for books, beverages, and other necessities. It looks real nice and roomy. I'd love to have that bag instead of the current bag I carry that has hardly any room for all the gadgets I have.

I love that it will be able to hold everything I need. As a carry-on for a flight or an everyday backpack for school and work.

The best feature is the ability to place multiple electronics in and still have lots of space to fit other storage.

Like its toughness, lots of pockets/room, keeps everything safe. Need one because my old bag is pretty much dead...

Other than the padded iPad pocket, I really like side pockets and water bottle holders. It's little touches like this that make a backpack truly useful when traveling.

That is one badass bag. Considering my current Ogio case and Timbuk2 bags don't fit my new 17.3" laptop, and I really need a new bag to accommodate that along with the iPad 4 128GB I will be ordering soon this does look like a sweet bag indeed. Compact, but tons of storage and great padding for the shoulders.

Looks like a nice bag. It has space for my macbook pro and tablet. Along with many other things I may carry on the go.

Bottom line - I need this. I'm rocking an old Sierra Designs thing and its time has come and gone. Make me happy Ogio!!

This bag is really awesome. It looks very strong and ergonomic. I like how they have "safe" compartments for notebook, tablet, or even an expandable phone pocket. Do want this!

Wow. This is an awesome bag. It seems as though it as built with me in mind lol. A compartment for my MacbookPro, iPad, iPhone, space for my chargers and even my sunglasses! LOVE it! With such attention to detail (in terms of compartments), it would be much easier and quicker for me to access my devices and put them back into their compartments when going through security at the airport and otherwise.

I have had an OGIO bag for years. They are high quality construction with lots of useful compartments. Can wait to get this bag!

I like all the different compartments, but the best one is the laptop compartment. This backpack would make my life much easier when I take my bike. I would now be able to take everything with me.

My favorite feature is all of the compartments. It beats my current bag where I just throw everything into one place all together.

I like that it has pockets for all the extra stuff beyond a laptop, like your phone, sunglasses, a water bottle, etc. Looks really comfortable too!

I like the iPad compartment... I always hate searching to find the Pad when the pack full of stuff... this is way more organized

Great overall pack, love all the pockets especially the placement of the phone compartment.

What an awesome bag. I love the adjustable sternum strap and protective hard sunglasses compartment the best. This bag trumps my Swissgear by a mile!!!

Goes to show RSS is not dead! Man I love Ogio bags! My work gives them out for safety awards, but I have yet to win one. Hopefully my luck will be better with iMore.

The weakness' of this bag are yet to be and will likely never be realized! It has everything anyone could ever need and does so in a simplistic fashion. For example, OGIO takes into account every minute detail such as a protective sunglass compartment, to a seamless strap to keep you beverages in place. This backpack would be perfect for a law student like me that walks down the streets of Chicago with a subpar backpack that can only carry a quarter of my bible sized textbooks. Please have my back and help a student get his books to school in a succinct way!

The main reason I would like this laptop is the level of protection provided to all of the tech I have to carry on a daily basis. That's always my main concern when carrying my MacBook, iPad, etc....


A great looking back pack. It has more pockets than I have gadgets, but I alway like a challenge!

The multitude of storage pockets. I especially liked the additional storage area for mice and cables. I love my Macs but most cases don't provide good storage solutions for cables and mice.

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wow that thing looks really awesome. I love the amount of pockets and padding in it. Would love to get my hands on it to carry all my tech gadgets

I love all of the compartments and pockets. I would have a place for everything!! Would love to win this and rock it out

Love phone pocket on front strap along w/ adjustable chest strap. Separate well protected laptop and iPad sleeves are a necessary combo. Overall a well thought out bag w/ a number of very smart additions! Pick me please! Lol

Being a person who likes everything to have its place, I would have to say all of the pockets are my favorite thing about this bag.

I like the Armor-protected laptop compartment and want one because I just broke my macbook air which was in my nike backpack

As a freelance Social Media Contractor, I don't have an "office" when I leave the house, and this backpack looks perfect to take the office with me (macbook pro 13" and iPad, flipcam, and more!). Love it!

The overall design of the backpack is great! Plenty of storage without compromising on the details and look. I would love to have one! Thank you!

I love how it has pockets for organising your gear in the bag. I like things to have their place and know where to look for it. Great stuff!

I really like that it is stylish and it has protective areas designated for a laptop and iPad. I want this so I can keep all of my apple products protected when I'm on the go!!

It's padded and light. I have two issues with most backpacks; protection and weight. I have high tech gear that needs protection, as well a health condition that sometimes makes me weak. I don't like extra weight when that's sensitive to me, but then no one wants extra weight anyway.

I am literally drooling over this superb bag, alas i can't afford it . I love the smooth compartment fo iphone . iMore please help me get it.

For a person that commutes with tons of devices and accessories this is a great bag, love all the compartments and the laptop compartment is unbeatable.

Really liking the way they designed the airflow on the back of it and the shoulder straps. Looks very comfortable to wear even loaded down with all of your gear. As much as I travel through airports, these points are always very important to me.

The "“Armor-protected” laptop compartment with a reactive suspension system fool-proof from drops, kicks and bumps"

It looks awesome. The iPad and laptop conpartment are amazing. Also, the iPhone holder next to the straps is beatiful.

I love all the compartments it has without being super bulky! It will definitely get good use with all the gadgets and items I would carry around.

Wow that is an awesome backpack. All that protection!!! I would love to replace my current bag with that.

It has loads of compartments and it sure does is gonna be comfortable with the sternum adjustable strap. Not to mention the military vault. This is the perfect backpack for me.

I don't know what specifically I like most about this backpack is, but the reasons that I would want one are the ruggedness, amount of compartments, and specific pocket for the ipad.

Favorite feature? I would have to say the "Armor protected dedicated laptop compartment with RSS fits most 17” laptops". I'd primarily be using it to carry a laptop, so best to have it armor protected.

Having multiple devices for both personal and work use I need a bag with ample space and support to carrying all of the devices. At any given time I have my work laptop, two iPads, an Android tablet and 3 smart phones (2 business and 1 personal). The Renegade backpack has enough space for all of those devices plus room for my sunglasses (which is an awesome feature) and my bluetooth keyboard & mouse.
This bag has it all and I would love to own one!

I have to carry multiple devices for work. I like that I can carry all of them and they are all completely protected and easily accessible.

I have had a few Ogio gym bags and it's a quality, heavy duty product. I like the looks of this backpack and can see the Ogio quality in the pictures. It looks like a great backpack filled with nice features.

Great design!
Definitely took into consideration what every on the go tech user needs. Love the phone pocket incorporated into the front shoulder strap.

I love the compartmentalization which would make it easier to find items quickly (Such as a power adapter or external hard drive)

My backpack is my life so if my house burned down right now I'd still have everything important already with me and this backpack is amazing with all that padding, protection, and a plethora of pockets to keep my crazy world organized.

Reasons to upgrade.
1) I already have the older Renegade
2) Laptop retrieval from the top
3) iPad sleeve
4) Mad pockets

I love the fact that this backpack has a pocket for EVERYTHING!!! No more having to make a generic pocket work for the various electronics and accessories for my devices.

My favorite part of the bag in the protected storage compartment. Perfect for carrying fragile items.
They didn't waste an inch of space on this thing. Genius. Pick me!!

The questions should be what not to like. I like everything about this. Top load laptop, for up to 17". Dedicated iPAD pocket, side pockets, padded electronics area. I could go on but I will just drool and pray I win this.

i love how much space this has, working in radio i carry all types of equipment and just plain stuff so i love a bag with a lotta room!!!!

the Quick access expandable phone pocket is perfect for me, because living in Montreal is quite difficult with all the stuff you have to carry during winter.

I like the fact that they took into consideration all the various uses it can serve. I'm taking a trip soon and this would be perfect to help carry my iPad, iPhone and I especially like the soft-lined pocket for keeping my sunglasses in. The perfect carry on bag!

I'm a big Ogio fan. I love that it has a dedicated iPad sleeve!!! That is perfect. Plus, I love all the compartments. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect bag, and this a great choice.

Love the amount of pockets there are in that bag. This bag is perfect for people like me, that carries a whole lot of cables.

I can't decide on just one. My three of my favorite things, 1. suspension Laptop sleeve, 2. Tablet sleeve and 3. built in sunglasses holder.

This is perfect for an Apple fanboy, such as myself. It will hold each of my iDevices securely. I wouldn't have to find a backpack with only a tablet pocket, or only a laptop pocket anymore... not to mention, I can place my iPhone in there, as well! And if I end up getting an iPad mini, I won't have to worry about having a pouch too big or small for it!

I like the 17 inch laptop pocket. Very sad that Apple no longer sells a 17 in Macbook Pro... Love the organizational compartments though!

Plenty of storage options for my work laptop and personal tech, et al. This bag easily beats my work-issued Targus backpack and takes its lunch money, the Targus having been an inferior replacement for my Booq bag which was a damn good bad itself.

I know this bag will be awesome. I have numerous Ogio polo shirts and they are by far the best shirts that I own. I get compliments on them all the time.

By far the think I love most is the capability to take all my Apple devices everywhere I go. I have over 10 devices and now I would have room to store it all!

I love that it has a pocket on the strap for my iPhone. I want it because its has many more pockets than my Oakley.

I travel all the time for business and I'm super OCD. I'm always looking for pouches, etc to organize all the knick-knacks in my backpack or briefcase. This bag is compartments galore and will solve all my issues. Good job OGIO.

So many compartments, this is truely a tech lovers backpack. The sunglass compartment is a great feature, but my favorite is the smartphone compartment on the shoulder strap. Quick easy access.