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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack

A mid-sized weatherproof top loader for serious cyclists.

Starting at $179.00 $179.00 $179.00
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Selected Color Black - Cordura Nylon Ripstop
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  • Stormtrooper - Cordura Nylon Ripstop
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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

Water resistant, PU coated 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
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 13.4 34.0 20.9 53.0 8.7 22.0 3.2 1.4 1,831 30.0

Will Your Laptop Fit?

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How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
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  in cm in cm in cm
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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (41)

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (34)
  • Lots of pockets and features (33)
  • Weather proof (33)
  • Comfortable strap (31)
  • Rugged (31)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable strap (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (35)
  • Travel (21)
  • School (19)
  • Heavy duty protection (11)
  • Light protection (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (36), Stylish (25), Budget shopper (11), High-end shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30), Business (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Reviewed by 41 customers

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5.0

The One Backpack to Rule Them All!

By BrianB

From Seattle, WA

About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    This is a great bag! I use it daily for commuting. It's by far the best designed computer bag I've owned. I use it every day during the week, but I like it so much that I am starting to reach for it for weekend adventures as well!

    After years of messenger bags, I'm now fully committed to backpacks. They spread the weight better and are far more comfortable. I went through several competitors including Chrome, but none were the right mix of water proof, functional and comfortable. This bag has it all: comfortable straps and frame, rugged materials, a stash pocket, an organizer pocket, and a spot for sunglasses up top. The key lash is long enough to access your keys while holding the top handle. It also has side water bottle pockets and a great spot for a u lock. The bag has a narrow profile, keeping the weight of the load close to the body. I also really like that it sits below your shoulders. This is in contrast to many roll-tops where your rear field of view is blocked when looking over your shoulder. Both the sternum and waist strap are detachable. My preference is to only ride with the sternum. The laptop sleeve sits closest to your back.

    I also like that it doesn't scream bike bag. The style is muted (at least the black) - a bit stealth which I prefer. It's a great looking bag suitable for office environments. It has built in reflective panes that look like design details during the day, but lights up at night. It's also an easy bag to travel with. Fully loaded, I can get a days' worth of shoes, clothes, food, and the laptop packed in with no issues. It also rides very well when lightly packed. The compression straps, along with the side zippers help the bag expand to accept a helmet.

    The build quality and materials are also excellent. I have no doubt that this bag will stand up to abuse. Plus you have the Timbuk2 lifetime guarantee if anything does happen. Overall, I'm really happy with this backpack.

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

    Incredible quality

    By Cj

    From Monterey ca

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Light Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    Straps were a little too close at the top and hurt my trap muscles for the first few days.

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

    great pack overall!

    By winterb

    From North Vancouver, CAN

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Large Size
    • 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 use this pack daily to bike commute in rainy Vancouver, CAN. It is made with the same bomber construction and attention to detail as all the T2 bags I own.
      The multiple pockets and laptop sleeve make this pack very functional for day to day commuting but also for small hikes, travel and packing alot of gear to bike races.
      The large size profile is a benefit, it does have the drawback of obstructing your shoulder checks somewhat, just requiring a longer and deeper turn than I was used to with my previous narrow profile hiking pack.

      Overall I am very pleased with this pack and would recommend it to anyone. I look forward to riding with it for many years to come.

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

      Almost perfect.

      By Kevin

      From Antwerp, Belgium

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Strap

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      I got this bag for my daily 15km commute and it's doing a great job! I used to have a messenger style bag with just 1 large compartment and having all those extra pockets is a real bliss to give every thing I carry it's own little spot.

      The only thing I would recommend is an improved strap system. Every other backpack I've owned had adjustable straps on top and bottom, that way you can adjust the fit better. Right now the strap tends to be a little bit scratchy in my neck, adjustable straps would probably solve that.

      I would totally recommend this bag, but it might not fit everyone perfectly.

      P.S. also a sad camper that I just ordered it 2 weeks early right before summer sales.

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

      Great Bag

      By Chad

      From Rosslyn VA

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Rugged
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        I use this to commute to work and it's been great. It can handle my laptop, papers, and clothes for the day and it expands to the size I need. Great bag.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great bag with some flaws

        By The DC commuter

        From Washington, DC

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Room

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        The shape of the main compartment curves inwards towards the bottom not allowing a lot of room for anything beyond a laptop and maybe a book or two. It's long enough you can stack items. If the main compartment is packed tight the outside zipper pockets aren't very usable for much other than paper because they don't expand. The pockets can also be hard to get to bottom when main compartment is packed tight, due to the depth. The bottle holders on the side aren't swept enough to to hold much more than your standard store bought bottle water forget a nalgene container.

        The main compartment and laptop compartment are separated but not water proof. I had liquid leak inside my bag and it soaked through and wrecked my laptop (that one is on me). Would've been nice if laptop compartment was made of water proof material.

        The bag looks and feels great, it's just a narrow bag that sits tall and wide on your back but doesn't expand enough in the main compartment.

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

        great bag with minor issues

        By professionaltraveler

        From SoCal

        About Me: High-End Shopper, Money Not An Issue, Stylish

        Pros

        • Looks Great
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Missing Loops For Clips
        • Uncomfortable Strap

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        The strap at the top converges so it'll fit better the smaller the neck and shoulder you have - it's tight on me. The bags needs more places to connect caribiners and clips - both internal and external. Water bottle pockets very shallow - solve by using a shorter water bottle. A little upset they dropped the price 20% off the next day I ordered and they didn't automatically apply the difference or at least mentioned that it.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I wanted to LOVE this bag but the fit didn't work for me

        By Bike Bunny

        From Seattle

        About Me: Practical, Smart Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large capacity
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Stylish
        • Waterproof
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • No Hydration Pocket
        • Uncomfortable Strap

        Best Uses

        • Bike commuting
        • Commuting
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        This was a bag I wanted to LOVE. The large capacity with lots of options for smaller storage were exactly what I wanted. The weatherproof (waterproof) was what put this bag on the top of my list. In Seattle, where it drizzles a lot during parts of the year I find myself having to stop my ride to put on my rain cover and this was the perfect answer to that problem. I worked past the lack of hydration pocket by using the compartment designed to expand for helmet storage to hold my water bladder & routed the tube out the (existing) hole at the side under the velcro flap. There is no drainage from that pocket so if it leaked (or if you put a drippy wet helmet/jacket/shoes in there) it could be a bear to clean The inside portion is HUGE! Lots of room for storage of everything (though whatever you find you need will always be at the bottom!) There are 2 handy little pockets on the inside front of the main pocket that were handy for quick access items that didn't fit in the smaller compartments in the very front organization area. The laptop space is well padded and the retention strap is very long which would allow for a wider laptop to be placed in there. The front organization area is very tight to access, especially if the main compartment is full. That bit aside there is some nice organization options there and a nice flat pocket behind that which will easily hold a tablet or book.
        The huge downside to this bag was the shoulder straps. They are very narrow and were rubbing on my neck (on both sides) from the first ride. I thought I would get used to it or the pack would break in and the padding would relax a bit but no luck. I am 5' 2" and fit in a standard women's day pack easily but unfortunately this didn't work for me. I had to return it and the search continues...

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

        Everything I was looking for

        By Andi

        From Chicago, IL

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          Everything I wanted. The only thing I would change is that when I'm not wearing the waist buckle, it digs into my back. It would be nice to be able to pack it out of the way sometimes. Otherwise, the best bag I've ever owned. I even had tabouli spill inside and none of my papers or tablet got oily. Easy cleanup.

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

          The Force is strong with this bag...

          By MIST3R B

          From Honolulu, HI

          About Me: Charming, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Protection
          • It's White
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Rugged
          • Stylish
          • Weatherproof

          Cons

          • It's Whitenuff Said

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          I use this bag everyday and it's great. I commute to work 16 miles round trip in all weather and the bag holds up perfectly. Although it's white it's easy to clean any dirt, etc that gets on it. Weight distribution is spot on, I barely feel all the stuff I pack in there on my shoulders. Excellent buy, and highly recommended!

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

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