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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack

A mid-sized weatherproof top loader for serious cyclists.

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Style # 435-3-2001
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  • bike
  • laptop
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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What are the features?

Organization

Dual side stretch pockets fit water bottles or U-lock

Fit

Backbender flexible cooling panel for superior ventilation and comfort

Backpack straps feature high density foam with cooling mesh for ventilation

Comfort backpack straps with hydration or headphone routing, a reflective hit and detachable sternum strap

Clever Extras

Do it in a downpour; will keep the contents of your bag dry for several hours in the rain - Internal drop liner with waterproof seam tape construction

External compression straps for cinching or expanding

Front panel unzips to expand volume for carting extra bulk

Reflective hits

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Waterproof zippers

Materials

Durable Cordura nylon fabric

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

An update to the original, the new Medio Backpack has an improved fit and greater visibility for safe, comfortable riding. A super-durable, water-resistant, expandable pack, the Medio is designed for serious cyclists. The internal waterproof drop liner keeps water out, and a backbender flexible cooling panel feels good on your back and keeps you cool. Hits of reflective paneling keep you visible on late night rides, and an improved taper design enables clear over-the-shoulder visibility. Ride it to work, ride it for an overnighter; the Medio is ready to haul.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
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OS 13.4 34.0 20.9 53.0 8.7 22.0 2.2 1.0 1,831 30.0

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OS 11.8 30.0 15.7 40.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (8)
  • Lots of pockets and features (8)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Weather proof (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (9)
    • Travel (6)
    • School (5)
    • Light protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (9), Stylish (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    The perfect pack...for me at least!

    By Tom

    From Albuquerque, NM

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • School

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      I use the Especial Medio for my daily commute to work and for all of my biking/non-biking needs. It's like the pack was designed for me. It really is that perfect for my needs! I needed something that would fit my school stuff (I'm a teacher) and my tennis stuff as well (I'm also a tennis coach). After A LOT of shopping around, I ended up buying this pack. Best decision ever! It's rugged, practical and it can carry everything I need; a 100 oz. hydration pack, a full change of clothes, shoes, 2 tennis racquets, bike tools and all of my accessory items. When I bought the pack, I was a bit worried that it wouldn't fit everyting I had to carry. However, it's so well-designed that I have no problems fitting even more if I have to. It's also rugged and will take a beating! Great pack!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Stylish and weather proof

      By jplolo

      From honolulu, hi

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Light Protection
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        I live in a very rainy area and can't risk my electronics getting wet. I left my bag in the back of my truck during a downpour and the contents did not get wet. Not even on the most exposed pockets. It is a very expandable backpack, made to look stylish and thin. With an entire weeks worth of traveling goods stored inside you cannot tell. It took me a while to find the best use for each pocket and storage area, but the more I use it, the more it makes sense and my stuff can now easily be found. The best feature so far seems to be the dual padding on the back. I didn't realize how comfortable it is having padding that avoids the spine, especially when bike riding. One more thing, the waste strap seems like a cheap afterthought, but if you're not using it for support, it's perfect for just keeping the bag in place and is easy to remove or attach. I wish there were openable straps on the side so I can attach things like shoes or skates or a paddle easily, but can't have everything. This bag is near perfection. They've done a great job.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding

        By E.S.

        From Southern California

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          I've purchased quite a few high-end packs for commuting, traveling, and hiking over many years. In my opinion, this backpack is simply outstanding. Extremely well thought-out, and very comfortable both on and off my bike. Great materials and build quality. The buckles/etc are all very solid. The bright blue interior is great -- easy to find stuff but not so light that it shows every speck of dirt. The backpack is on the taller side, with a relatively thin profile... which works for the stuff I carry to work. I really like the top sunglass pocket and mesh pockets in the main compartment. My only suggestion would be to make the front pockets a little thicker, as they are mainly suited for thin/flat items, and somehow my wallet/keys/etc are pretty bulky. And, it would be great if the expansion pocket could expand even more (if that is technically feasible). But, those are tiny things. Overall, this is an outstanding backpack, one of the best I've ever owned.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By MountainKhakisDan

          From Charlotte, NC

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Back Support
          • Comfortable Strap
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Rugged
          • Stylish
          • Weatherproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Heavy Duty Protection
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

            I was skeptical about getting another pack as my closet is full of them, but after getting this bag I've given away several others to make room for it. I use this pack everyday commuting to work. I can fit shoes and gym clothes into the specific pockets of the bag besides a lunch and work documents/laptop. The bag can carry everything I need but still has a low profile look and sleek design. I'm also in love with the straps and back support, they allow airflow through so you won't get sweaty cycling to work. The back foam also has a cut out for your spine so you won't feel your laptop digging into you back while cycling.

            Its a perfect commuting bag, I use it everyday.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best backpack I ever bought

            By scooterr68

            From Boston, MA

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Rugged
            • Stylish
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Travel

              Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

              Use to commute to work, walking or by bike

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great bag

              By Babs

              From San Francisco, CA

              About Me: Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Protection
              • Lots Of Pockets And Features
              • Rugged
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Light Protection
                • Travel

                Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                This is a great bag. One small con is that it is not 100% waterproof. The bag itself is waterproof, but if you are stuck in a big rain some water may leak where the zippers are. Not a big deal just something to note.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Everything a commuter needs

                By Brrown Sugarr

                From Redlands, CA

                About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Good Protection
                • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                • Rugged
                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                  The first thing I noticed was how comfortable the straps and back panel were. Lots of pockets. Most of all is weather proof!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Commuter Backpack

                  By r1ch412d

                  From Davis, CA

                  About Me: Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Grocery Shopping Bag
                  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Capacity Meh
                  • Unpractical U-lock Velcro

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Light Protection
                  • School

                  Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                  Good bag. 3.5 Stars. I use this backpack for school. Can carry quite a bit, but not as much as i thought it would be able to carry. Although its a deep bag, it can't hold a lot in terms of expansion. Books/Folders can't be stacked on each other. BUT, i did go grocery shopping and fit a bunch of stuff in it =].

                  The velcro strap for the u-lock is also slightly awkward. Its a bit hard to just shove the u-lock in the pocket and ride off without taking the backpack off. Would've been much better if the strap was not a velcro.

                  I would recommend this bag to a friend if it wasn't as expensive. Don't get me wrong, its a good backpack, but for some reason i expected more for what i paid, because ~190 +/- after taxes is a bit steep.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Highly recommended

                  By JD

                  From Valencia Spain

                  About Me: Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                    It's everything timbuk2 says it is. I use it to commute to work and travel around Europe. It has great organization pockets and I particularly like the quick access pocket on the panel against your back. Worth every penny.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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