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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack

A mid-sized weatherproof top loader for serious cyclists.

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  • bike
  • laptop
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

Features

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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.


Wish we had more of this in-stock right now for you. Please email us at notifyme@timbuk2.com if you would like to be notified when this item is back in stock.

Dimensions

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (15)
  • Rugged (15)
  • Stylish (15)
  • Comfortable strap (14)
  • Weather proof (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (16)
    • School (9)
    • Travel (7)
    • Light protection (5)
    • Heavy duty protection (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (16), Stylish (13), Budget shopper (4), High-end shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (16)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    4.0

    Worth every penny!

    By RJ

    From Alexandria, VA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Rugged
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Light Protection

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    Really a great bag, built with typical Timbuk2 quality. Wish the two main storage compartments had a little more room, as accessing the inner compartments and pockets can be a little cumbersome if the bag is slightly full. However, I manage to get everything I need in the bag just fine, though work clothes might be a little complressed / wrinkled.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Good Functionality, NOT weatherproof

    By George

    From Austin, TX

    About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Not Weatherproof

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    Just line the main compartment with rubberized material and put a flap over the "waterproof zipper", and you'd have yourself something. As it is, in a proper rain storm, this thing gets wet inside.

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

    Best Commuter Biking Backpack Made.

    By GJStache53

    From Lafatette, CO

    About Me: Don't Ride Like A, Practical, Stylish, Task Specific

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Logical Strap Management
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Sturdy Velcro Closures
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    I commute to work & home (20 miles) round trip every day when possible. This backpack is so adjustable that it should fit just about everyone. It is very light and all pockets, storage and hideaways are perfect.

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

    JUST LOVE THIS BAG!

    By EDEN

    From BOSTON, MA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None
    • Price

    Best Uses

    • School Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    Have used many of TimBuk2's bags and this is by far the best for me. It's large and roomy inside. Lots of pockets and space for everthing especially since I live out of my bag! Great bag and quality to say the least! I bought the bag on one of those TimBuk2's one day sales. It was worth it! It also was the only reason I bought it as the regular price was way too expensive for me.

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

    Great bag

    By Rusty red fixie

    From San Francisco

    About Me: Bike Commuter, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof
    • Weight No Problem

    Cons

    • Tall

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    This is a fantastic bag. I didn't get a chance to look at it as I bought it online. It's a little larger than I needed, but with the straps tight it stays quite manageable. One thing is that it's taller than similarly sized bags. This increases the comfort when there is weight in the bag. I commute with my laptop each day and the bag is very comfortably positioned on my upper back. One minor complaint is that the laptop strap is way too long; I have a MacBook retina, and the strap has space for something 50% larger which makes it more annoying than useful. Like I said this is minor, definitely wouldn't stop me from getting the bag again. It's excellently made!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Comfortable gear/all stuff bag

    By Bruce

    From Oakland, CA

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • School

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      For regular biking to work, I needed a bag that was tough, had enough pockets for all my small gear items, and easy to get to main compartment (prefer this to giant roll tops). Love the waterproof zipper and cordura - this is a quality bag.

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

      Wonderful Bag!

      By Shary

      From IN

      About Me: Stylish

      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 have a Timbuk2 bag already but that one was not big enough for me and no side pockets. I love this bag!! It is perfect for me. I go to school everyday by bike and I needed a backpack that is big enough for me to put a lot of books in and still protect my items from water. The hidden pocket on the front is really convenient for me to put extra clothes in and the side pockets are awesome for water bottle and coffee mug! Overall, it fits everything I need. A great purchase.

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

        A very good bag

        By Nagasawa

        From Sweden

        About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Well Thought Out

        Cons

        • Lock-pocket To Narrow
        • Not Weatherproof
        • Waterbottle-pocket

        Best Uses

        • Bike Riding In General
        • Commuting
        • School

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        I had been looking for quite a while for the perfect bike backpack when i found this bag. I practically live on my bike so i wanted something rugged, weather-proof and good looking with lots of storage space, and the Especial Medio is just about perfect. Everything is so extremely well thought out, from the layout of the pockets to the comfortable padding. Even though i watched the presentation video several times before purchasing the bag, I was just blown away by the quality and the functionality of it.

        A lot of companies makes great messenger bags (Chrome, Mission Workshop) but most of them are designed for working bike messengers, so things like internal organizing and good laptop compartments seem to be forgotten in favor of extreme expandability or weatherproofing. The Especial Medio is weatherproof enough (I found that a newspaper in the bottom of the main compartment got slightly moist after about 45 mins of biking in heavy downpour) and big enough (about 35 L) but also comes with a great laptop compartment, great organizing, and just overall amazing quality.

        So far only two things have annoyed me slightly: 1) My Abus Granit X-plus does not fit in the u-lock holster on the side of the bag (I think it was designed for Kryptonite mini-locks, and 2) the water bottle holder on the other side is just to shallow and loose to hold the water bottle securely.

        Anyway, I absolutely love this bag and i am extremely happy with my purchase.

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

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