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Especial Tres Cycling Backpack

Style # 437-3-2001

A high volume weatherproof roll-top pack for serious cyclists.

$209

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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 a 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Especial Tres Cycling Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Roomy (48)
  • Attractive (43)
  • Comfortable (43)
  • Durable (41)
  • Great features (38)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (8)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (42)
  • School (42)
  • Cycling (40)
  • Travel (36)
  • Computer (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (38), Comfort-oriented (22), Stylish (21), Career (17), Modern (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (8)

Reviewed by 58 customers

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4.0

Spacious & Sturdy

By Hitomi

From Kuala Lumpur, MY

About Me: Practical, Travel Savvy

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cycling
    • Travel

    Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

    I ordered this mainly for cycling/touring purpose.
    However, I did use this during my travel in Perth: carrying mainly Nikon D90 with Nikon 24-70mm lenses, powerbank, purse, passport and phone.

    I like the side pocket at the back section, providing secured storage for my mobile phone, yet easy to access when I need it.

    I like the roomy main compartment that can more than comfortably fit my DSLR and long lens. I have yet to fit my laptop in along with my DSLR but I think it would be quite tight considering the bulkiness of DSLR will make the other compartments less accessible.

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

    The backpack I was looking for

    By SrNaranja

    From San Francisco

    About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Roomy
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycling
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

      Needed a backpack for cycling and traveling. This one gives me enough room for basically anything (laptop included) and it is waterproof, so no need to worry about the weather.
      The prize made me hesitate, but found a good black Friday offer and I do not regret it at all!

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

      Awesome...Just Awesome

      By Austinious

      From Las Vegas

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Large
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy
      • Water Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keeping Items Dry
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

        This bag is just the size I was looking for. I am a huge fan of Timbuk2, and as a result have several bags of theirs. This one is large and awesome to carry everything you need on a short trip or if you have to pack things around.

        First "Roll-Top" bag I have had, and so far am a fan.

        I bought it because I have been traveling for work, and with some tools I need to bring along with all of my clothes, I needed something large. This lets me have everything I need all in 1 bag and still has quick access to my computer when I have to pull it out for work or at the airport for security.

        The ONLY gripe I have is the front pocket is flat, making it sometimes hard to get into without unzipping the side all of the way.

        Love the bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Precision Waterproof Comfort

        By Cordura connoisseur

        From San Diego, Ca

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Can't Have 2 Many Pockets
        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

        I use the Especial Tres everyday, loaded with tons of food, laptop, books, files, and peripherals. I average carrying 20lbs. or more.
        My first impression was the quality and strength of the shoulder strap anchors. I wore it four hours the first day, and I was impressed with how comfortable the straps were. The straps are wide, cushy and breathable. The first couple days I was a little sore, but it was a good sore, from being able to load more weight than I was used to.
        Whoever designed the back panel is a genius and deserves a raise. I literally feel a breeze on my back! The chest strap, when fully loaded, balances the load perfect. I haven't used the waist strap yet, even when I run stairs. Thinking about removing it, but it hasn't been in the way. I love how all the straps can be secured for a clean look.
        I love the quality of the waterproof zippers.I've been rained on twice. It's life altering if what I carry gets wet. No worries, not a drop inside.
        I frequently use the side access zipper, so the nature of the roll top hasn't bothered me.
        I carry a 32oz. Nalgene, or a 32oz. protein shaker everywhere I go on in the side pocket. I use a carabiner to secure it because the pockets are shallow. Problem solved.
        The bottle opener was a nice thought, but it dug into my right arm. So it "fell" off.
        I work downtown, and it's been nice to get compliments on it. I've gone to events and conventions and I noticed more than a couple people checking it out.
        I'm very happy with this bag. It punches above it's weight. And it can't be beat at this price point. This is my first Timbuk2 bag, but it won't be my last.

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

        This is an amazing bag

        By Bike Commuter

        From Carrboro, NC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Features
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

          Every weekday, I commute by bike 20 miles each way with this on my back, so I wear this bag almost 2 hours each day. It does the job perfectly. It is completely waterproof, but the design makes sure it is also functional once I get to work.
          I primarily access my stuff through a side opening into the main compartment. This feature is very handy as it allows the top rolling portion of the bag to remain sealed. It allows access directly into the center of the main compartment, so I can get to things quickly. The bag is surprisingly big when it is fully expanded, but you can tighten it down to a normal sized backpack. Each strap comes with a wrap the means you can expand or contract the bag without having straps dangling everywhere. The materials seem to be of high quality and the bag has clearly been thoughtfully designed.
          There is a dedicated laptop section that keeps your computer perfectly positioned for maximum protection. It does not allow your computer to drop to the bottom of the bag, and it holds it directly against the pads in the back that rest on your back.
          There are plenty of other pockets of various sizes that range from completely exposed to full sealed.
          I am completely satisfied with this bag. I wish Timbuk2 made more of the products I use because a product as well conceived and executed as this bag speaks to the quality of the entire company.

           
          5.0

          Perfect for my daughter

          By Jen

          From Columbia, TN

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Plenty Of Room For Gear
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling

            Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

            My daughter is in the police academy in Portland, Oregon and wanted it to for all her gear so that she can bicycle to work. She's so pleased with it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Where have you been all my life?

            By Meg on the Water

            From Coastal British Columbia

            About Me: Lady Boss, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Pockets
            • Roomy
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Travel
              • Winter Commuting

              Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

              I commute to work in a small open boat, on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada. This pack fits what I need for my day, keeps everything dry(hallelujah!), and easy to find (unlike most dry bags that are a black-hole, single-compartment). This pack expands to allow big wool sweaters to be squished in, carries my laptop, lunch, coffee fuel and is very comfortable to wear.
              Wish I had this pack years ago!

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

              Great for traveling

              By W

              From San Francisco

              About Me: Modern, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Features
              • Right Amount Of Pockets
              • Roomy

              Cons

              • Big For Day-to-day Use

              Best Uses

              • Air Travel
              • Travel

              Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

              Tjis bag is a great overnight or weekend bag. I feel like it's probably to large for daily use, but thst's a personal opinion. It fits my bulky PC laptop fine. Feels really sturdy and waterproof. All the straps and pads feel really high quality. The big compartment is big, might be hard to use as like a school bag. But great for a change of cloths. Fits in overhead compartments on most planes.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great product, very disappointing user experience

              By pabsormar

              From San Fernando, Cadiz, Spain

              About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Great Features
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Office
                • Travel

                Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

                This backpack is simply superb. I liked the design since the very begining; once at home, I can only confirm my expectations. Lots of pockets and space (40 l) and water-resistant.
                There is only one main drawback, and has to do with purchasing this item from out-of-USA. Ordering it from Europe has been a pain, and UPS (the deliverer) has performed rather poorly. Apparently $35 were charged, but there were extra costs once at European borders (customs). I do not mean customs should be paid, I am just saying that Timbuk2 should take care of this and breakdown the price appropriately, taking into account what UPS will presumably charge (at least an estimation). Relying on UPS and not providing a more accurate quote, makes the user experience decrease dramatically (according to my experience).
                Seriously, Timbuk2, take care no only about the bag, but the customer as well.

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

                Perfect! Large, weatherproof, and stylish.

                By simosean

                From Boston, MA

                About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Roomy
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Books
                  • Commuting
                  • Computer

                  Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

                  I've had this bag for about two weeks with on and off usage. This bag met my three goals: large, weatherproof, and good looking. The bag itself is certainly big, but does not feel colossal. The ability to un-restrain the main pocket is awesome as it gives the bag a smaller profile when you're not carrying much, but allows it to grow for larger tasks. I normally carry some books, a camera, water, minor groceries and odds and ends and I have not yet had a problem fitting everything. The weatherproofing has held up well for me, but I've only had the bag for two weeks so it's hard to make a long term statement. Everything has stayed dry so far though. Lastly, the first couple wears weren't the most comfortable, but the bag appears to be breaking in. The bag had some concave curvature that seems to be evening out now. Despite that, this bag is above an beyond more comfortable than the previous one I had from Jansport.

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

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                  Organization

                  Dual side stretch pockets fit water bottles or U-lock

                  Features a waterproof rolltop plus swing around side access to the main body of the bag

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Fit

                  Backbender flexible cooling panel for superior ventilation and comfort

                  Backpack straps feature high density foam with cooling mesh for ventilation

                  Comfort backpack straps with hydration or headphone routing, a reflective hit and detachable sternum strap

                  Clever Extras

                  Do it in a downpour; will keep the contents of your bag dry for several hours in the rain - Internal drop liner with waterproof seam tape construction

                  External compression straps for cinching or expanding

                  Front panel unzips to expand volume for carting extra bulk

                  Reflective hits

                  Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

                  Water resistant, PU coated zippers

                  Materials

                  Durable Cordura nylon fabric

                  Origin

                  Imported

                  Laptop/Tablet

                  Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

                  What's this all about?

                  An update to the original, the new Tres Backpack has an improved fit and greater visibility for safe, comfortable riding. The Tres offers serious expansion options in its roll-top closure and gusseted front pocket for big-haul days, and its super cushioned, ventilated backpack straps and backbender panel feel good on your back and shoulders and keep you cool. The internal waterproof drop liner keeps water out, and a backbender flexible cooling panel feels good on your back and keeps you cool. Hits of reflective paneling keep you visible on late night rides, and an improved taper design enables clear over-the-shoulder visibility. Carry as much as you can, the Tres is ready.

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