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Especial Raider Backpack

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

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  • Black - Nylon Ripstop
  • Black/Crimson - Nylon Ripstop
  • Gunmetal/Pacific - Nylon Ripstop
  • Crimson - Nylon Ripstop

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Features

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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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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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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.

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Especial Raider Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Great features (11)
  • Roomy (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (12)
    • Cycling (12)
    • School (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Office (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (10), Career (5), Comfort-oriented (5), Modern (4), Stylish (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (14), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    4.0

    Perfect for your fast commute

    By frohrider

    From Zurich, Switzerland

    About Me: Minimalist, Racer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

      I bought this backpack for my 90min to 2h commuting rides. Fit is perfect, there is enough room for all I need to wear in the office (and I have size 13/14 shoes) and your toiletry stuff. No idea about the wear rate yet, but you cant expect the same toughness as a messenger bag at this weight.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A bit disappointed in customer service

      By Michael

      From Chicago

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

      Generally a great design. However my chest strap keeps popping off. I emailed company support and they never responded. I can slide the strap back on but feel this isn't something I should have to do so frequently.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for roadies

      By Big Red

      From Washington, DC

      About Me: Career

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        This is a great pack for getting in your workout on the way to or from work, or for riding to a race. It's light and small and doesn't shift around, so you can actually do your intervals properly. Perfect for racers with day jobs.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great bag

        By Electric Avenue

        From Toronto, ON

        About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        Awesome product - everything in this bag has been calculated by the designers. I use this thing for commuting, as well as light touring. Brought only this bag on a 3 day bike trip (we weren't camping, so packing was pretty light) and had 0 problems.

        Lightweight, no-nonsense bag. Sometimes packing it can be a bit of a tetris puzzle, but it has enough room to fit a surprising amount of gear inside.

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Minimalism at its finest

        By ndcbk

        From Brooklyn, NY

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        I commute 20 miles a day from Brooklyn to Manhattan and absolutely love the durable, lightweight-ness of this pack. I prefer simple and minimal and this bag covers both of those beautifully. Sometimes I wish it had one more zip pocket stashed somewhere but that has not at all been a make it or break it factor for me. Highly recommend it as a commuter bag or daytrip bag.

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

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing pack! Can't imagine life without

        By Yanimal

        From San Francisco, CA

        About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          This bag is amazing! It's the perfect bag for long road-bike commutes where being lightweight and unencumbered are important. This is not a bag you purchase to store everything under the sun in a city type of commute. I use this pack for 30+ mile rides from SF to the South Bay on my road bike, where I carry only the essentials (change of clothes and toiletries, but not a computer).

          The bag is light, and well-constructed, which shows how much thought and research Timbuk2 put into the design and little details. The chest strap is great to prevent lateral movement, the external pouches double as extra back pockets for snacks, and phone, and the compartments are so well placed. I love the internal features too - to place my shoes and work clothes, as well as the nifty hook to hang up in the changing room and desk.

          I was given this as a gift, but I would absolutely buy a bag like this.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          I love this bag!

          By Em

          From San Francisco, CA

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cycling
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

            The Raider Pack is the perfect bag for skipping around the city when I want to carry a jacket, some sunscreen, a phone and wallet. It's subtle and simple, but technically sound! I also love this bag for a quick bike ride through Golden Gate Park on the way home from work. It holds my essentials and is super comfortable!

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Perfect Size For Commuting

            By Corporate Commuter

            From Milwaukee, WI

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

              I use this for commuting 25 miles round trip. The pack is great but you need to pack mindful, strictly due to size constraints. I plan ahead and leave my shoes (size 13) at work so I do not have to carry them. with that, it leaves plenty of room for clothes, toiletries and some grub. You can't even tell you are wearing most of the time.

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

              Perfect bag for a change of clothes

              By M from Red Hook

              From Brooklyn, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling

                Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

                Ideal bag for carrying a change of clothes for a before or after work ride. Super lightweight and unobtrusive. At first, I thought the plastic bit for folding clothes was gimmicky, but here I am using it for my shirts every time.

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

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Commuter Pack

                By Jen Triathlete

                From Murrieta, CA

                About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

                  I've been using this backpack for the last few weeks to commute to work. It is very well designed for this use, with pockets for shoes and a board to fold and pack clothes into a block. The exterior pockets are handy for keeping my phone and other essentials, and there is a loop on the back that I can clip my light to for riding in the dark. I still have enough room on top of my clothes to pack a light lunch, and the pack doesn't feel too heavy while riding. It's just a bit bulky so that turning to look for traffic can be a bit awkward, and I wouldn't want to ride with it for much longer than my 45 minute commute. The only improvements I would have liked to see would be a second clip to secure the pack around the lower torso and something to keep the excess shoulder strap from flapping around while riding. I put some reflective strips on the back of the pack because I'm usually commuting in the dark, but they don't stick to the fabric very well, so it would have been nice to have some reflective material included.

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

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