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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

Laptop/Tablet

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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Especial Raider Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (26)
  • Attractive (22)
  • Comfortable (22)
  • Great features (16)
  • Roomy (7)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (22)
  • Cycling (20)
  • Travel (10)
  • Office (8)
  • School (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (18), Comfort-oriented (9), Modern (9), Stylish (9), Career (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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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
     
    5.0

    Ultralight and practical

    By Joe the PseudoBiker

    From Mexico City, MX

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Perfect Fit

    Cons

    • Seems Like Fragile

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Ultrabooks Or Macbook

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    It's fantastic the way this bag mimitize with your body. For main use like commuting and carry: kindle, keys, wallet,clothes, shoes, iPad, ultrabook or MacBookPro 13" retina or air (probable MBP 15"doesn't fit or too heavy) All in your back and keep it comfortable and tight. Recommended for casual work and road.

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

    Great light bag with two big flaws

    By Bicoastal

    From New York, NY

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets
    • Poor Quality
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    I love this bag but there are two major problems:

    The one smaller pocket which is roomy and made for keys (it has a clip) can't hold its own weight. When I open the pocket even a little, the contents spills all over the floor. SO i really can't keep even pens in there.

    The stitching around the strap broke after about 3 weeks of use so that the chest strap fell off. So it's going to be not useable soon as the stitching gets more messed up.

    Otherwise, super comfortable, light, small (but roomy) bag.

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

    A bit small, but that's the point!

    By Erik The Bike Man

    From Minneapolis, MN

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

    I almost didn't buy this because it seemed a bit small, but the features sold me on it. They really are well thought out. The folding board has worked great for me.

    Also, I LIKE that it's small. I end up overloading my pack all the time, and that doesn't make for a fun ride. This pack forces me to travel light, and is very, very good at what it does.

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

    Perfect Commuter Backpack

    By Beginner City Biker

    From Chicago, IL

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling

      Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

      I use this backpack for day-to-day rides, whether it's for carrying things from the store, or food/snacks for longer bike rides. The bag fits snug to the back and is extremely comfortable when riding. It's the perfect size to pick up a few items from the grocery store. My only complaint would be the material doesn't feel like it would withstand holding heavier objects, like a book of laptop. So far so good!

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

      Compact & Light weight

      By Ben

      From Dallas, TX USA

      About Me: Career, Modern

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

      Commuting with a bag like this gets a little bit hot in the Texas summer. BUT if you're considering this style of bag, this one is a great option.

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

      No frills, just the essentials.

      By Wes

      From Alexandria, VA

      About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

        As a daily bike commuter I am constantly looking for ways to lighten up my load. Most commuter packs these days focus on being able to carry a laptop/tablet which I have no use for and tends to add bulk to the bag. In the Raider I am able to carry a change of cloths and my lunch bag, plus a spare tube and mini pump with room to spare. I don't feel overloaded or top heavy with the load. I've been using the bag for a couple of weeks, so durability is still up in the air, but all signs point to a bag that will last. My only complaint, would be the lack of small interal pockets. However this is a minimalist pack so that's the trade off, which really doesn't bother me. Love the Raider.

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

        Great Bag!

        By Tyler

        From Columbia, SC

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          It's very obvious from the moment you recieve the bag that everything has a reason. It's also extremely lightweight and attractive, even when full.

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

          Awesome for speedy commutes!

          By shinymapleleaf

          From San Francisco, CA

          About Me: Modern, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • Travel

          Comments about Especial Raider Backpack:

          I ride to work and being able to carry office clothes without wrinkling them is very important, but the pack also needed to be very light. The Especiale totally did the trick and then some. The fit of the pack is actually very well designed so I don't even notice that it's on my back.
          Another useful thing for this pack is packing light for travelling. I hit up cities all over on shorter week long trips, and usually with this pack I can fit my dress clothes as well as my laptop, and I just use another small bag for extra clothes if needed, but usually that's all I really need!
          The two shoe pockets are ingenious and even if you're not carrying shoes, they keep small items for rattling around. Having another internal pocket would be nice though, like one that's zippered or something.

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

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