Especial Raider Backpack

Style # 423-3-2001

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

$ 55 $ 79

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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.

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Especial Raider Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (97)
  • Comfortable (91)
  • Attractive (78)
  • Great features (63)
  • Roomy (51)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (20)
  • Too small (6)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (80)
  • Cycling (79)
  • Travel (44)
  • Office (28)
  • School (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (66), Comfort-oriented (41), Career (36), Modern (34), Stylish (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (85), Business (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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1.0

The backing chafted my shirts. It's too rough

By Brett The Golf Guy

From New York City

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    I wish I didn't buy it

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    the backing ruined my shirt

    By Brettthegolfguy

    From New York, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    I bought this bag for 2 reasons: I like the color red and it's light. I put it away after 1 use (waisted my money) the padded backing is abrasive and ruined the shirt I was wearing! NEXT!

     
    5.0

    Awesome lightweight bag for riding and hiking

    By bikemike

    From Chicago

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

      I picked up the Especial Raider before heading out for a warm-weather vacation where I knew I'd be doing a fair amount of day hikes in the 2-5 hour range. This bag was perfect for that as well as how small it packed up inside my luggage.

      Since then this bag has become my go-to not just for day hikes but also for longer cycling rides where I want to bring a change of clothes. I regularly have a 30 mile trip I use this bag for and have used it on up to a 50 mile ride. As long as it's not too hot (where any bag would be uncomfortable), this bag is super light and comfortable.

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

      Fantastic lightweight cycling pack for the minimalist

      By tomjlee

      From Edmonton, Canada

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Perfect for minimalist
      • Surprsing Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        I love this little backpack for cycling. It's the perfect size for carrying a change of clothes, shoes, lunch and your typical items one would have with them for day use as well as lightweight commuting.

        It's lightweight and narrow for a cyclist that's looking for a simple backpack to carry a simple load without having a bulky pack on one's back while cycling. If you're looking for a backpack with multiple pockets and the ability to carry a heavy load, then this one isn't for you.

        The pack is made of lightweight material, so I'm not sure about the longevity and durability. However, I will love it until it needs to be replaced.

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

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Its ok

        By vini manara

        From Sao Paulo/Brasil

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • School

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        Its a ok bag. really lightweight. Would be great if its have more pockets.

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

        Great work-out/locker backpack!

        By P in ATX

        From Austin TX

        About Me: Athletic, Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Not for heavy loads

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • Travel
        • Work out bag

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        Great ultra lightweight bag, sits well on my 5'5" frame. Fits perfectly in a locker (has a hook for hanging) and I use it as my work out bag. Smart-looking, easy to clean. Internal shoe pockets are handy and work well for cycling cleats but are a bit snug for bigger shoes. Internal clothes organizer a bit snug unless you have just a few small items. I had to use a small organizing pouch for toiletries because it does not have another pocket inside but this way it works well. External pockets w elastic hold a water bottle and other items very well. Outside zipper pocket w lanyard holds all the little stuff: tissues, gum, membership card, small wallet.

        It is a great locker bag, but I would not recommend it as a bike commuter bag while carrying a heavy load, it is too lightweight a construction to sit comfortably on your back packed with many pounds.

        Very handsome looking in the all black version.

        Would not pay full price for this bag but on sale it's a great buy!

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

        I would buy it again and/or recommend.

        By MaxKatt

        From New York

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          Didn't actually purchase for cycle commuting. GF started drinking coffee. Needed new lightweight pack with 2 external sleeves for coffee thermoses. Boom! Has that, plus a pair of sleeves inside for cycling shoes, but which we sometimes use for bottles of water/juice. Also love the long red cord to secure keys, as well as the internal hook to hang the thing from a closet bar. Don't use the internal clothes folding thing, but darn...that's clever! I leave the plastic board in to provide a little rigid back and to protect computer/ipad.

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

          Perfect

          By John

          From Detroit, MI

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

              This is the perfect overnight bag. Despite its size, you can somehow magically fit an entire change of clothes including extra shoes, and still have room for other stuff.

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

              Best backpack ever!

              By 19run74

              From Manchester, NH

              About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Gym Rat, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • Gym
                • Office

                Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

                This bag is awesome. I am an elementary school teacher and I have a laptop messenger bag from Timbuk2- it's stylish and perfectly sized for my MacBook Pro and all of the teacher stuff I need to carry every day. I am so happy that I got myself the Especial Raider Backpack for all of my outside adventures too, mainly gym clothes and cycling. Can't say enough about how much I love Timbuk2 products- they are so worth the money.

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

                The Raider is by far the best backpack I've ever owned 10/10

                By Dean

                From Melbourne

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

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

                  I use the pack everyday cycling to work.
                  I do boxing afterwork most days so the two shoe pockets are just great for my trainers and the bag has a deceiving amount of room I'm able to fit my jeans, shirt and gym towel along with a bunch of other random things.
                  The top pocket is where I store my phone,wallet and I use the fob for my bike lock key which has enough reach for this purpose.
                  The stretch pockets are amazing as they are easily reached while cycling almost like your wearing a jersey, I sometimes even pop my phone in them if I need it while cycling.
                  The bag is amazing just buy it.

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

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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

                  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.