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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 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (58)
  • Lots of pockets and features (57)
  • Weather proof (55)
  • Comfortable strap (48)
  • Good protection (46)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (64)
  • Travel (41)
  • School (30)
  • Heavy duty protection (19)
  • Light protection (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (58), Stylish (38), Budget shopper (22), High-end shopper (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (51), Business (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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5.0

Perfect backpack for the first time

By kenn

From Manhattan, NY

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • 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 to say I'm impressed. Especial Medio is a proof that you don't have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality. It has the best features and thought-out layout of pockets while it keeps the best looking design to my eyes.

    What I like the most is that there are more pockets at the top, inside and outside, that are accessible when it's put on the ground.

    Things can be messy at the bottom of the bag, but I use a bag-in-bag anyway (a felt organizer from invite.L) so it's not a problem for me.

    I take it with me all the time whenever I go out, but it shines best when used for subway commute in Manhattan. I don't feel the weight of 15" MacBookPro like other messenger bags / backpacks do!

    Highly recommended or... should I keep it to myself because I can't brag about it if everyone has the same product? ;)

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

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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.