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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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  • 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
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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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 (26)

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (22)
  • Stylish (22)
  • Comfortable strap (21)
  • Rugged (21)
  • Weather proof (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (21)
    • School (12)
    • Travel (11)
    • Light protection (6)
    • Heavy duty protection (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (23), Stylish (17), Budget shopper (6), High-end shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (22), Business (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stylish and practical

    By Cameron

    From Sydney, Australia

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish
    • Unique design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      I searched far and wide for the right combination of style, colour and practicality; particularly lugging around a 15" laptop.

      When I got this, my first thought was "stylish" and then "it's big". The bigness isn't a worry, it expands and contracts quite well, so if I'm just carrying a laptop it's pretty flat, but if I want to stuff it with clothes it'll fit them. It *is* a little taller than I'm used to, but I think the extra room will be handy.

      Lots of pockets to compartmentalise lots of things.

      In short, I'm loving it.

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

      Best backpack ever!!

      By demon9733

      From Kharkiv, Ukraine

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      Even though it could have a little bit more pokets (e.g. for iPad apart of laptop), it's the best thing I've ever had. Timbuk2 <3

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice

      By UCLA Mom

      From SoCal

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          This was a gift for my son who uses it for college It fits his helmet, workout gear, laptop and school stuff easily and so far has worked out great. Lots of pockets and compartments. Miss the dedicated padded sunglasses pocket his old e pack had, but this holds his bike helmet and is nicely padded. Not to heavy and comfortable. I thought there was a free gift available (a bike pack) and checked the box when ordering but it did not appear on my invoice or with my order so not sure what happened and never followed up after holidays. Order took longer than expected to arrive but came in a cute plastic bag.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome!!!

          By DMA 442

          From Chicago

          About Me: Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

            Awesome

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Practical, sleek, and weatherproof

            By Somnolent Prattler

            From Philadelphia, PA

            About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • External Pocket Tight
            • Mesh Pockets Don't Grip
            • Outside Pen Pocket Tight

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

            I spent days comparison shopping many different weatherproof laptop backpacks. It came down to a Chrome Bravo and this Especial Medio. The Especial Medio took honors hands down for amount of space, and organizational compartments. So many compartments!

            I've used this pack for about 9 months, now, as my work bag. I carry a Chromebook, Kindle DX, power supply, small 3-outlet + 2 USB power strip, lithium battery, flashlight, first aid kit, light rain parka, rain hat, insulated bottle, some pens, notebooks, business cards.

            I used in on a flight recently, and it's a little tall to completely fit under the seat.

            It does keep out water really well from the main compartment, the flapped compartment, and the top zippered compartment. I walked 20 minutes in a downpour without an umbrella or rain gear: I had a nice rental camera in the bag which was bone dry. The weatherproof zippers are awesome.

            The padding is great: keeps air circulating, while the stiffness keeps the pack from flopping around. The straps adjust easily, and stay adjusted.

            The reflective hits are great, and stealthy.

            There are only two minor details. First, the two side mesh pockets don't have grippy material. I lost a nice stainless steel coffee mug because it slipped out while I was riding the subway, and the pack was on the floor.

            Second, and probably a bigger issue. The big pocket with the flap, i.e. the outside compartment with the interior pockets and pen slots, is pretty tight. The pen slots are too tight to hold a sharpie, or some of the newer gel pens with slightly fatter barrels than a cheap ballpoint.

            And the compartment does not expand: it lies tight against the main body of the bag. So, if you have the hidden pocket or the main compartment well-stuffed, it is difficult to put anything into this compartment. It's also not easy to get to the bottom. If only this compartment were given some gusseting.

            All in all, I given it 4 out of 5, because I used to own a 5 that I used till it disintegrated. They don't make that one, any more.

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

            Awesome derby bag

            By Shelby

            From Seattle, WA

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                I'm not a cyclist, but I still appreciate this bag.

                I was looking for a bag for my roller derby gear, so I needed one that had a flat bottom and was large enough for the two skates, my pads, tools, and smaller essentials. This bag fits everything.

                A lot of derby bags are roller bags, and I find them impractical and kind of ugly. This back pack is big enough for everything, waterproof, has a lot of functional pockets, is sleek in its styling, is not bulky (so I won't whack people on the bus), and it distributes weight well.

                The waterproof zippers are awesome. The small zippered pocket is great for my wallet and bus pass so I can just swing the bag off my left shoulder and get to those things quickly.

                It's expandable, so that is super useful. This'll definitely be my go to bag when I travel too.

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

                Very happy

                By Jim

                From Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me: Quality Seeker

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                    I've been commuting to work daily with this bag now for about 3 weeks. The main reason I got a new bag was because I was tired of wrapping my backpack in a trash bag every time it was raining (it works, but is a pain in the butt and looks funny).

                    So the waterproofness of this bag was very important to me.

                    I finally got a chance to test that out yesterday on my ride home. It was a steady rain, and was pounding down pretty hard for a few minutes. My commute is 8 miles (about 35 minutes) so I figured if the inside was still dry after that, then I found a winner.

                    Sure enough, the inside was bone dry. Even the outer pockets that don't claim to be waterproof held the water out.

                    The only reason I gave this bag 4 stars instead of 5 is that the main compartment, although big, is kind of skinny. It doesn't expand out very far. Especially if you have items in the outer pockets that push in on the inner compartment. My old bag was a Lowe Pro backpack meant for camera equipment (not really a bike bag), but it had a big main compartment that just seemed to fit things better. This isn't necessarily a bad thing about the bag, I just have to get used to packing things differently.

                    I read through the reviews before buying and a few mentioned the lower strap that seemed cheap, or like an afterthought. I was a little concerned about this too, but after a few weeks with it have no problems with the chest/waist straps. They're comfortable and help distribute the weight pretty well. They also don't seem to be cheaply made.

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Bag I Own

                    By Jerry

                    From New York

                    About Me: 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 own a lot of bags. I'm always looking for the perfect fit, but they often end up being too small, too large, not rugged enough, too rugged, for my daily commute. The Medio Backpack is the first bag I've bought that gets everything right. Tons of pockets and organizers for all my daily needs. I can carry everything I'm going to need on my bike commute and have the bag still feel light and practical. It's also very comfortable and I barely notice it on my back when I'm riding. If you ride a bike to commute, you won't regret buying this bag.

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

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Some style over substance

                      By Daniel

                      From Fairfax, Virginia

                      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
                        • Light Protection
                        • School
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                        So lets just say it upfront. It has zippers instead of a rolltop/flap. Its not as weather proof as some of the other bags in the line. Particularly if you aren't careful when you zip up the main compartment and the small upper pocket. You don't want to leave the zippers meeting in the middle up top. They need to meet off on one of the sides where rain is less likely to squeeze between the two zips/pool up and drip in. I rode through an absolute 30 minute downpour and had all the contents of my bag stay perfectly dry except for the small upper pocket (didn't push the zipper all the way into the protective tab/cover).

                        Having said all that.. It looks way better than the other bags in the line. The pockets are in all the right useful places. Its a great size for the vast majority of riders out there. The padding is GREAT and its built like a tank.

                        Zippers are never as good as a flap/roll and that's ok. Just know the compromise up front.

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

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