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Especial Raider Backpack

A small, super light pack for cycling with the essentials.

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What are the features?

Organization

Dual internal shoe pocket to quarantine your cleats

Top zip pocket for securely stashing keys, mobile phone and wallet

Fit

Airmesh ventilated back panel

Clever Extras

Designed in collaboration with our friends at Mission Cycling Club

Internal back panel duals as a folding board for keeping your office duds in shape

Internal hook for easy hanging from towel racks, doors, etc.

Machine washable; remove plastic folding board before washing

Reflective hits

Super-reflective bottom panel keeps you seen in low light

Materials

Lightweight ripstop nylon fabric

Origin

Imported

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What's this all about?

Now an official winner of the International Design Excellence Award!
We earned a Silver Award in the Personal Accessories category from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Designed in collaboration with San Francisco's Mission Cycling Club, the Raider Pack frees you to get in a pre-work ride without weighing you down.
Weighing less than a pound, the Raider Pack was named after Mission Cycling's morning "raids" up to the to the top of the Marin Headlands before work. Cooked up over a post-ride breakfast at a San Francisco neighborhood café, Timbuk2 and Mission Cycling were sweaty, tired, and sick of carrying their street clothes in bulky backpacks built for hiking. Understanding the need for a small, lightweight commuter pack that could hold the day's essentials without slowing down the pre-work ride, this pack was born.

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Warranty Repair

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 claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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 Raider Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Attractive (37)
  • Comfortable (37)
  • Great features (25)
  • Roomy (18)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (10)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (36)
  • Cycling (33)
  • Travel (16)
  • Office (10)
  • School (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (27), Comfort-oriented (14), Modern (14), Career (12), Stylish (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33), Business (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37), Yes (4)

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4.0

Light and efficient

By Manu

From Montreal, QC, Canada

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    This a great lightweight bag that I use to commute and to travel. In the Summer, I ride 11km to get to work, and this is just perfect. It holds my clothes, water bottle, some personal stuff also. It is very lightweight and confortable, I never had a better bag for cycling.

    On travel, I like it a lot too. Being lightweight and discreet, it is great to walk around towns, or for hiking. Only con, it isn't waterproof. It is resistant, but continuous rain will get through it. But i guess it is the price to pay to be this lightweight.

    Overall a great bag, with a simple and efficient design.

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

    Like the Clown VW of Bags!

    By D-Dog

    From Flag, Arizona

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Hates Cars, I Hate Work, I Like Bikes, I Work Bc I Have Bills, Me 0 Skinny Jeans, Not A Trendster, Workaholic

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bikey
    • Comfortable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight
    • Refelctive
    • Reflective
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Lack Of Shoulder Padding
    • Not Enough Pockets
    • Small Pocket Design

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    I am a bag nut still searching for the perfect bag. Is this it, close to the perfect commuting/light riding bag. I ride 15ish miles one way to work. Holds pants, socks, belt, tie and dress shirt nicely, also bike gear, lights, tool, pump, lock and spare tube, with extra room for lunch. However, if I have to shove my shoes in there size 11 1/2 it is tight (that's what she said). Pockets on side are great can cram a ton of stuff in it.

    I like the shirt pocket, nice touch, it works, my shirts don't look like I slept in them. The hanger is nice. Reflective property is also a nice touch so is the light loop. The key holder is nice and long. Lightest biking bag I have.

    Fixes: include a small waterproof cover for those sucky days in the rain. Small pocket in front, if you open it while one strap is on your shoulder it tends to puke all your stuff onto the ground and you have to pick up everything like a hobo. Shoulder pads looked bad in the 80's but would be a nice addition to the shoulder pads here. Maybe a detachable waist belt

    Still holds lots of stuff...it is a nice and fancy bag. Can not attest for its durability. I am a pretty big guy, had no issue with the schest strap coming off. So far durable, had no issues for the last month that I've been using it. Cleans well. Haven't taken it on a road or mt ride yet, think it will work well for it although there are no openings to put string a water bladder (wait add that to the con list)

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

    Small, light and efficient

    By ET

    From Los Angeles, CA

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Doesn't Absorb Smells
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        The included folding guide and template are the best. There's a hook inside that's great for keeping the backpack open to get your clothes out. The time it takes me to pack, unpack and has been reduced. It doesn't get in your way while riding. I really like the elongated design.

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

        Lightweight and Comfortable

        By DC Cyclist

        From Washington, D.C.

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Packable
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Could use one more pocket

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        Got this bag a few weeks ago to replace an older backpack I was using for my rides where I spend some time at my destination for a while. This bag is extremely lightweight, comfortable, and fits a lot of stuff.

        Really impressed with the design. The bag's material has some give to it and will expand slightly to fit the items inside. I'm able to easily get my shoes, change of clothes and my pocket essentials inside the bag.

        The fit is perfect for when I'm riding. If I need to get out of the saddle quickly the bag does not move around a bit when using the chest strap. The side pockets also securely hold my fairly large u-lock with out a worry of it falling out.

        I did not think that I would actually utilize the hook located on the top inside of the bag, however I find myself constantly using it to hang my bag up at work and at home.

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

        The especial is everything I expected

        By Qby

        From San Pedro, CA

        About Me: Modern

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Overnight bag

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        The only thing I would change is the direction the zipper opens at the top. It's designed more for a lefty if you need your keys in a pinch. Or at least have to do its for both uses. Overall great bag

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best bag I had in 20 years

        By Latinflyer

        From Milpitas, Ca

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy
        • Space Genius Design

        Cons

        • Enough Literature

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        I could not find any information about side straps how to use or what is design for.
        Good design for biking and travel.
        Roomier than my two Camelbaks.
        Light and resistant material.
        Water proof bingo.

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

        Great lightweight bag

        By Bruce

        From NYC Metro Area

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Family Day Trips

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        I love how lightweight this bag is. Took it with the family into the city for the day and it was perfect for hat, gloves, etc. Could use a few more pockets for little things like wallet, keys, accessories, but the "shoe pockets" inside work as nice seperators, even if not using them for shoes.

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

        Lightweight roomy take everywhere bckpak

        By Wayne the Skater Lawyer

        From New York, NY

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          The backpack is extremely light, yet roomy. Often, when its empty or only has a couple of things, I actually don't even feel like I'm carrying anything.

          I have the red version, and it looks hot. I got it on sale, and would buy again and again, even at full price.

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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          a little on the small side and flimsy

          By cycling to work

          From Atlanta, GA

          About Me: Career, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          I used this backpack to cycle in to work daily. Great for summer months when its not so cold. Great lightweight design. My cold months clothes won't fit in it though, too small. Also after using for a few weeks the chest strap came off. I sent it in to be repaired and after not hearing back or getting my bag back for weeks I called to find out Timbuk2 had lost my bag. They were very apologetic and sent a replacement but all of this took 2 months! WAY too long and I was not compensated in any way, not to mention I had to pay $10 for shipping. UGH. Hindsight I would've repaired locally. Great lightweight bag but a little flimsy at the same time.

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

          Fits so much more than I expected!

          By cancinc

          From Tucson, AZ

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

            I've used this bag for 2 weeks now everyday for my cycling commute and as my carry on for a weeklong business trip to Europe. I was concerned when I originally saw the size online, but since receiving and putting it to use it is the perfect size for me everyday. I can fit my lunch, clothes, laptop, toiletries, and a pair of work shoes inside and make it to work.

            As a carry-on, it fit my laptop, kindle, notebooks, power converter, down jacket (stuffed inside its pocket), water bottle, and coffee mug. All this with room to spare.

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

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