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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
 
4.5

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (54)
  • Lots of pockets and features (52)
  • Weather proof (52)
  • Comfortable strap (45)
  • Good protection (42)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable strap (8)
  • Not enough pockets (5)
  • Not weatherproof (3)
  • Wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (58)
  • Travel (36)
  • School (28)
  • Heavy duty protection (18)
  • Light protection (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (54), Stylish (36), Budget shopper (21), High-end shopper (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (48), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 66 customers

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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
       
      5.0

      Great backpack

      By d3mmis

      From London, UK

      About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        I am using my backpack every day to go to work.
        It's amazing and you can fit loads of things in it, like sports gear together with your laptop and towels.
        I will definitely recommend Timbuk2. Their products are great.

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

        Beautiful craftsmanship!

        By Elise in NH

        From Nashua, NH

        About Me: Hardcore Gypsy Commuter

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Protection
        • Rugged
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        Built like a tank, yet lightweight!

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

        Great portance!

        By bb

        From Paris, France

        About Me: Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Work

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          Having 2 computers in the everyday life together with accessories, the backpack is large and also comfortable enough to go to work with.

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

          Love the bag! A couple improvements.

          By Philippe the rain biker

          From Portland, OR

          About Me: Outdoorsy, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Wears Easily

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          I use this bad to commute on my bike in the daily Portland rain. It doesn't look it but the bag is surprisingly quite waterproof! My contents always arrive dry! It's also more spacious than it looks online. The ulock pouch is a savior and the bottle holders on the other side keeps bottles in even when going off curbs!

          The biggest complaint I have about the bag is how the bottom is felt and not the waterproof material. It has gotten so dirty from spray from the bottom of my bike and nothing I do can properly clean it.

          Also, if you use the bag a lot, the bottom of the back padding gets a lot of wear. But that's probably expected for what I put it through. That will probably be the first area of the backpack to go.

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

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          This backpack is not waterproof!!!

          By Kanenas

          From Sam Francisco

          About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Weatherproof
            • Wears Easily

            Best Uses

              Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

              I use this bag to commute almost every day to work. The reason I selected the Especial Medio after a lot of research was the size and the fact that it was waterproof. I was assured by the sales person at the store that it would keep the water out. It is also clearly stated on the website.

              This backpack is not waterproof! Maybe water-resistant at best. Today was a rainy day, one that requires a waterproof bag. My commute is around 50min. My cloths in the bag were wet! My laptop was wet and the screen is ruined!!!

              Do not buy this backpack if you are looking for something waterproof!

              • 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.