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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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Style # 435-3-2001
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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

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How to Calculate True Dimensions

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  • 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

Most Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of our products and 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.

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 (44)

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Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (37)
  • Lots of pockets and features (36)
  • Weather proof (36)
  • Comfortable strap (34)
  • Rugged (33)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable strap (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (38)
  • Travel (23)
  • School (21)
  • Heavy duty protection (13)
  • Light protection (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (38), Stylish (26), Budget shopper (11), High-end shopper (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (32), Business (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

Reviewed by 44 customers

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5.0

Excellent backpack, better than any other I've owned

By Jordan

From Singapore

About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Front Pocket Design

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • School
  • Travel

Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

I bought this bag primarily to carry my laptop, and since I commute on a bicycle often, this bag would be a good choice for a do-everything pack.

I wasn't disappointed. The fit is excellent, even while hunched over on the bike. The straps are snug and well-placed too; I can hit bumps and get minor air-time with the bike and the bag stays put on my back. This design contributes to it's load bearing ability too, and heavy loads are well distributed.
I can toss pretty much everything I need for the entire day into the cavernous main compartment, and the front has a compartment can be expanded to carry my helmet as well. Numerous smaller compartments, organizers and nets help sort my loot.
The ability to clip a rear light on the bottom of the bag is a bonus, without cluttering up the overall look.

If there's a gripe I have about this bag, it's that once the main compartment is full, the front pockets (even with the expansion zips open and the compression straps unclipped) become extremely tight and nearly useless. That's not a deal-breaker for me though.

On the whole a very stylish and well-designed bag with a sleek frame and great build quality.

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

The Best

By BC Rob

From Victoria, BC

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • 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 great bag every day to commute in the Pacific Northwest. I searched a long time to find the perfect bag for me and this was it. Waterproof and not too big, but still large enough to be useful to commute.
    I also used the bag as my only luggage when I travelled to Denmark for two weeks this summer.

     
    5.0

    Seek No More. You need this backpack in your life!

    By Coni

    From Orlando, Florida.

    About Me: Every Day Life Adventurer, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof
    • Withstand Florida Rain

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection

      Comments about Especial Medio Cycling Laptop Backpack:

      I needed a replacement for my classic messenger bag, which I have to say stood by me trough a lot.I commute on my bike everyday and I needed something I could depend on to carry everything I need and be Strong enough to hold up. This backpack is the perfect mix of strenght and wearability! Truly Especial.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

            (3 of 3 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

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