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Especial Raider Backpack

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

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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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OS 9.4 24.0 10.2 26.0 18.1 46.0 4.7 12.0 0.8 0.4 1,098 18.0

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

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Reviews (37)

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Especial Raider Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (33)
  • Attractive (29)
  • Comfortable (29)
  • Great features (20)
  • Roomy (12)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (29)
  • Cycling (26)
  • Travel (12)
  • Office (9)
  • School (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (22), Modern (11), Career (9), Comfort-oriented (9), Stylish (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (4)

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(1 of 1 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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I wanted to love this bag

    By NYC Commuter

    From Bergen County, NJ

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Reflective
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Not Sweat Proof
    • Poor Material

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    I commute to work on my road bike from northern New Jersey into Manhattan, two to three times per week. The commute is 53 miles round trip, and I do it year around. I was looking for a backpack that was optimized for bike commuting when the Raider came out. I immediately knew I wanted it and pulled the trigger when the grey and blue version was released. I wanted to love this bag so much. It's super light, and has a ton of room to fit clothes, shoes, a computer, etc. The board to fold a shirt is awesome, and the shoe compartments work well, although I wish they were bigger so my shoes didn't touch my clothes. Not a big deal though.

    Unfortunately there is one very fatal flaw. It's hot and humid in NYC during the summer, and commuting typically works up a big sweat. The perspiration from my back penetrates the bag, and my clothes get wet with sweat. The first time it happened the shirt in my bag was soaked. The material on the back of the bag needs to be stronger & waterproof. I have other bags with beefier maternal on the back and sweat is not a problem. To solve this issue on the Raider, I now have my bag lined with a plastic grocery store bag, which keeps everything dry. An annoying solution.

    Using more waterproof material on the back and bottom, and possibly adding another zipping pocket inside the bag, would make the Raider the perfect cycling commuter bag.

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

    Awesome bag!

    By geni

    From Colorado

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Great Features
    • Great fit
    • Lightweight
    • Perfect size

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

      I have been waiting to buy a backpack, this was so comfortable, perfect fit and great design! Love that it is light weight, bottle holders on sides, hook and moveable straps.

      Bought one for my sister as a gift too.

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

      Simple and utilitarian

      By Kate the Bike Tour Guide

      From Pennsylvania

      About Me: Modern, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        great, lightweight design. No more than you need, no less. Multifunctional. Good for water bottles, clothes, shoes, etc.

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

        Can't go wrong with this pack

        By Dan

        From Los Angeles

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          I use this product everyday when I commute to work on my bike, as well as for quick day or short weekend trips. I typically will have my laptop, my charger, my wireless mouse, and a spare change of clothes for the gym in this bag. I've also carried a large book and some food (in a large tupperware) in this pack with all of the above still in it. Everytime you think it might be full, it turns out you can stuff some more in.

          I also love the shoe pockets, which can be used to store shoes or can be used as great internal organizers. The best part is that if you don't use them, they don't take up any additional space.

          The one thing I haven't used is the dress shirt compartment and folding board because I don't have to wear a button down at work, so I can't comment on that. The bag seems very durable but I've only been using it for about a month and a half now. A friend has had this same bag for 9 months (it also sees daily use) and he has yet to have anything break, so I'm confident in its durability.

          Overall, I would recommend to anyone.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Great Cyclingbag

          By Christian

          From Bern Switzerland

          About Me: Modern

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Cycling

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          plus:
          perfect fit, a lightweight but also stable
          easy usage, nice styling
          i use this bag on my racing cycle - nice work at all!

          minus:
          front pocket should be divided by an extra zipper/separate pocket to store little things in it like money

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

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          m

          By b

          From g

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

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          5.0

          The Especial Raider rocks!!!

          By Jeepehead

          From South Glens Falls, NY

          About Me: Commuter, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

            This bag is "Perfect" for commuting to work. It is super comfortable and does not move or shift around. They definitely got it right. The bag fits more gear than you would thing. This bag is my new favorite!

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

            awesome bag

            By Mark the vegan

            From Milford, MA

            About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Office

              Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

              I use this bag everyday for my commute to work. Its sleek and comfy. I really like the inside pocket for dress/work clothes. I have no complaints, its certainly a minimalist's bag and thats what I like about it.

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

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