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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack

Style # 435-3-2001

A mid-sized weatherproof top loader for serious cyclists.

$179

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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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (57)
  • Lots of pockets and features (56)
  • Weather proof (54)
  • Comfortable strap (48)
  • Good protection (45)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable strap (9)
  • Not enough pockets (5)
  • Not weatherproof (3)
  • Wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (63)
  • Travel (40)
  • School (29)
  • Heavy duty protection (19)
  • Light protection (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (57), Stylish (37), Budget shopper (22), High-end shopper (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (50), Business (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (61), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 71 customers

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3.0

Good - but not perfect...

By Massakka Franz

From Europe

About Me: High-End Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Pricy
  • Straps Too Narrow

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

Overall good product, but as pointed out in some youtube videos - the shoulder straps are positioned too narrow for my neck, so it pinches my lower back neck. (I am 6,4' with 150lbs so very slender).
I like the red fabric "inside" in the blue version - so it not that dark inside...

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

Super durable and bigger than expected!

By Lars the laptopper

From San Jose, CA

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    Overall I'm really happy with this setup, only two minor gripes:

    1. Main compartment zippers should go length of pack for easier access and loading
    2. Straps and zippers are kind of loud when walking, a lot of stuff swinging around!

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

    Especial is especial

    By Kristin

    From Philadelphia

    About Me: Active, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Almost Fits Work And Gym
    • Comfortable Strap
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Not Good For Quietsetting
    • Too Much Velcro

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    The Velcro is really loud- I wish there were more zippers instead! All else is pretty good- seems like a sturdy product!!!

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

    Cool backpack but needs help on padding

    By COLady

    From Denver, CO

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Stylish

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish
    • Water Proof

    Cons

    • Insufficient Padding
    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    I recently purchased this pack for my 15 miles ( about 50 minute) each-way bike commute to work. I typically pack my laptop, extra charger, snacks and a change of clothes for when I get to work. I am 5ft 9 inches, about 135 pounds, female. Most of the path I ride is sidewalk style with a good amount of bumps and climbing.
    So, I love all the storage this pack offers and it fits a TON of stuff. BUT, the straps are painful, and there is not nearly enough padding on the back panel. I actually had bruising on my spine after 1 day worth of commuting. I tried cinching the straps up high, making them more relaxed- nothing worked and the pack was uncomfortable and downright painful for most of the commute. I am a strong woman, and a pretty average size and I felt like even on a man my size the back panel design of this pack would be lacking the appropriate fit. I'll need to continue my search for a more comfortable pack now.

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

    Especial is Especially Comfortable

    By Lemond

    From Columbus, OH

    About Me: Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      I used this to commute to work. Holds shoes, and my dress clothes without a problem and has space to spare. The laptop sleeve is a good size. Lots of helpful pockets and compartments, I especially like the expandable back pocket to put a jacket or helmet when not in use. Have not used in the rain yet, but seems to be water proof. Has enough room for my soap, deodorant, etc to shower at work. Very comfortable to use on my bicycle for a 7-ish mile commute.

      The only change I would make is a zipper instead of the velcro closure for the 1 outside pocket.

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

      Big and

      By Zachattack

      From Austin, TX

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      Best part of the bag is are the number of compartments and the exterior waterproof layer which I need when riding the motorbike and traveling.

      Space inside is cavernous and if I was traveling for a weekend this would be the perfect overnight or two night carry on.

      The only complaints are that the inner pockets are a thin nylon, and the bag is a little taller than it needs to be. Would like to see a more rugged material inside for storage.

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

      Great bag!

      By Dan-o

      From NYC, NY

      About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Plenty Of Helpful Zippers
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • A Little Bit Bulky
      • Front Pocket Is Tight

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      I enjoy using it for the gym, placing my shorts in the front helmet pocket. Love the bag overall, it's got a great sleek look about it and straps tightly when you need it. Great option for the waist strap and chest straps being detachable!

      Love the bag :)

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack Review

      By AK

      From Singapore

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Sturdy Holds The Shape
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Light Protection
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        Seems build to last. Plenty of compartments outside to organize your stuffs.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Hands down, best two strap backpack around

        By Yuri D

        From SF

        About Me: High-End Shopper, 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 have never loved a bag more. I know, it's stupid to have material attachments, but this is bag is a beauty. It's super comfortable (she literally hugs your back), durable (has a wet weather proof outer) and versatile (comes with adjustable straps and an expandable section), the Especial Medio is a fly bag for just about any occasion - work, gym, biking, picnic, day trips. For your daily commute or a weekend away, this is the bag for you. And it now comes in navy, which is dope.

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

          Beyond expectation

          By Leosaurus

          From Taipei, Taiwan

          About Me: Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • A Little Bulky And Wide

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Light Protection
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          This became my everyday backpack! I also have a classic messenger and other laptop backpack from timbuk2 and this is the best for me because it has a ton of space, good compartments, comfortable.

          IT HAS A BOTTLE OPENER!!!!

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

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          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.