Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack

Style # 435-3-2001

A mid-sized weatherproof top loader for serious cyclists.

$ 179

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

Reviews (103)

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (86)
  • Weather proof (81)
  • Stylish (78)
  • Comfortable strap (69)
  • Good protection (66)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable strap (11)
  • Not enough pockets (5)
  • Wears easily (5)
  • Not weatherproof (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (89)
  • Travel (58)
  • School (42)
  • Heavy duty protection (24)
  • Light protection (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (79), Stylish (48), Budget shopper (34), High-end shopper (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70), Business (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), Yes (11)

Reviewed by 103 customers

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5.0

Very nice,strong,comfortable back pack

By Mikeyway

From New York ny

About Me: Bargain Hunter, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

    Good sale

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

    Solid Every Day Bag

    By Cameron

    From San Francisco

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    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:

      This is my every day bag.

      My one reservation, and this is coming from a single compartment bag, is that I don't think this makes the most use of the volume, otherwise, love it!

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

      Solid product, I'd buy again

      By DC Bike Commuter

      From Washington DC

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Light Protection

        Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

        I use this to bike to work. comfortable and allows me to bring my laptop, a change of clothes, and shoes with room to spare.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great bag. Solid Timbuk2 construction.

        By Esmartwave

        From Milwaukee, WI

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

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Light Protection
          • School

          Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

          I have to wait until it gets warm in a wisconsin to try this bag out on long distance bike rides and daily commutes in 90 degree weather, but so far the bag is great. Holds all my basic work stuff, is weatherproof, can hold 1 small bag of groceries and has some decent pockets.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          For what I paid, this is an excellent commuter pack.

          By Sam Dick

          From Seattle, WA

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

            I live & and work in rainy Seattle. In my six mile commute by bike, all the contents in the pack stay warm and dry. I love all the features of this pack. My only regret is that I didn't purchase this product years ago.

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

            Excellent bag for daily use

            By C Yan

            From Singapore

            About Me: Bargain Hunter, Likes bag with multi-purpose, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Heavy Duty Protection
              • Travel

              Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

              Great bag for work/daily commute/travelling

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

              Great backpack

              By Willsy

              From Ponte Vedra, FL

              About Me: High-End Shopper, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Travel

                Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                This is a truly fantastic backpack. Very high quality products, masses of pockets and a perfect size - even for a 2 days get-away!. The backpack exudes style and can be used for business or pleasure. It comes with a lifetime guarantee, which is almost impossible to find these days. Do not hesitate at the high cost, it is worth it.

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

                Great biking around San Francisco

                By Natali

                From San Jose, CA

                About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

                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:

                  Commute on the Caltrain in any weather between San Jose and San Francisco

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

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice, but a little cramped.

                  By Cameron

                  From Boston, MA

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Cramped

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                    I use this bag for pretty much everything. This includes commuting (biking + walking + mass transit), going to the gym, and traveling. I've had the bag for about a month, and have used it every day since I got it. Overall, I think that it succeeds in a lot of areas but falls short in one crucial department - storage space.

                    I'll start with the positives. The bag has a lot of organizational features that really set it apart for me. I get good use out of the laptop sleeve, pen organizer pockets, u-lock / water bottle holsters, etc. I especially like the hidden helmet compartment, which I use to store my climbing shoes and other dirty things that I don't want to put in the main pocket.

                    The waterproofing on the bag seems to be very good as well. On multiple occasions, I've biked in heavy rain and stored the bag with water still beaded on it without any problems. Additionally, the bag is very comfortable, both on and off the bike. I've heard from other reviews that the straps tend to bite into people's necks, but I haven't experienced this. It could just be that I've only worn the bag over a jacket.

                    The one major downside of this bag is that it can get pretty cramped. For example, putting a helmet in its compartment makes it nearly impossible to reach items at the bottom of the front organizer pocket. In fact, the front pockets are pretty tight even when the bag is empty, and even a moderately full main compartment makes it hard to access certain areas of them. When in use, the helmet compartment also bulges out into the main compartment. You can usually work around this by carefully choosing the order in which you pack things, but it's still a nuisance.

                    All things considered, I'm happy with this bag, and would recommend it to others despite its flaws. However, it is important to consider the bag's downsides before purchasing. If the bag had just a little more room to expand naturally when filled, it would easily be perfect for my needs.

                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Does not meet expectations

                    By Beach Mom

                    From Carlsbad, CA

                    About Me: Practical

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Large Interior

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Compartments
                    • Not Weatherproof
                    • Uncomfortable Strap

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting No Rain

                    Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

                    No compartment for paperwork, only one exceedingly large compartment for my laptop.
                    Too large for my female frame - the straps are rough and rub.
                    This is the big one: not even water resistant. I rode 30 minutes in the rain. Water made it into every compartment. The top zippered pouch gets drenched in even the lightest rain. The TimBuk2 response to my complaint was a recommendation that I spend additional money to purchase their rain cover.

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

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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

                    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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