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Especial Tres Cycling Backpack

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

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What are the features?

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

Waterproof 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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OS 13.8 35.0 21.3 54.0 9.4 24.0 2.2 1.0 2,441 40.0

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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 (9)

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Especial Tres Cycling Backpack
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Roomy (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Great features (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School (7)
    • Commuting (6)
    • Cycling (6)
    • Computer (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (6), Comfort-oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    3.0

    SOME PROBLEM WITH THIS ONE

    By aym

    From hkg

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Computer

    Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

    daily use
    good
    the computer partition's magic tape loosen in the first day

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

    Backpack

    By Connie

    From Montana USA

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

        I ride, I hike.
        If this backpack had an expandable mesh back panel, keeping the big outer closed pocket, as well, this pack would be the only backpack I need. I put the wet tarp, or, or wet tarp-tent inside the mesh panel on the outside of a backpack.
        Timbuk2 might consider backpackers like this 40-liter pack. I know I like it, tres especial.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disappointed....

        By SB

        From Portland, ME

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

          Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

          After Timbuk2 started having their bags made overseas, the quality has gone down. I had this bag for 2 months before it started falling apart and literally coming apart at the seams. I used it for commuting and was not too rough with it so I expected it to last much longer. The customer service team has been great with getting it repaired (it took forever though), but from here on out, unless I buy a custom bag that is still made in the US, I won't be buying Timbuk2 again. Which makes me super sad... :(

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Above-average, could get a little better

          By KJDHAWKHILL

          From Middle America

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

            I've had the bag for more than 3 months, and have been carrying it every day as I would any backpack. My one true complaint is that I would like to keep the waist straps attached to the bag, but they keep unfolding from their elastic-band-keepers and they become a minor nuisance when not in use and dragging across my rear and hamstrings. Other bags handle the hip/waist straps better. I don't want to take them off because I will use them from time to time and like any take-off item, I wouldn't have them when I wanted them.

            The second, and far more minor, improvement I would make is to make the side water-bottle pocket and U-lock combo a little deeper to better secure tall water bottles.

            Another improvement I would make is to make the side zipper at an angle that would permit access to the laptop pocket, not to the general main pocket as the current design is laid out.

            The Roll-top I thought would be a moderately annoying feature, but I've actually found that I like it and the quality of the velcro on the rolls allows me to roll it up quickly and without hassle. The expansion zippers seem strong and have seen a little use.

            The 40L size is great, still airline overhead likely, and it permits me to travel with a weekend's worth of clothes… 32-35L bags are a really nasty and tight fit to get a pair of men's 12 running/riding shoes with the same clothing set.

            Pricey but quality, but not perfect, from a back-pack perfectionist with rather high standards. Its held up as well as any bag in its price range should - for the short duration I've owned it.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            One of the best bags for cycling

            By gaijin cyclist

            From Osaka, Japan

            About Me: Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • A bit bulky
            • A bit large

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

            It came as a little surprise when I opened the box to see that it was a much larger bag than I had thought, and it seemed as though it would be too bulky and heavy. However after using it on quick commutes on a nimble bicycle on the city streets, I'm finding its bulkiness as I ride, not that significant (provided it's not loaded heavily). It has many compartments, and quick-access zippers, making unrolling the top unnecessary at times. The fasteners at the top and around the waist fit comfortably and snug. It's also very light for a bag its size. The two side pockets can be accessed without having to take it off my shoulders. I was pleased after all, and I'm glad I purchased it.

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

            Pretty dang sexy

            By Brando

            From Monterey, CA

            About Me: Modern, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Enough Pockets

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Gym
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

            I use this product almost daily for my bike commutes around town. I decided to retire my Timbuk2 Classic Messenger due to shoulder problems so I went with the best backpack on the market. I was apprehensive of the bag at first because it is really big. Luckily I'm 6'3" so it doesn't look overly bulky on me. The bag is naturally heavy which can be annoying at times but I don't really notice it after wearing it for a few minutes. I love the stiffness and durability of the bag. I get compliments from a lot of my friends about it and other people just don't understand what kind've bag it is. So far I have not encountered a commute trip where I couldn't fit everything I wanted into the bag. I plan to take this bag to Europe with me and do some backpacking with it there. The only thing I would change is to possible make the natural weight of the empty bag lighter and make the front extra pocket a tad bit bigger. Other than that this is the best bag I've ever owned.

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Massive

            By Li Liang Guang

            From San Francisco

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Roomy

            Cons

            • Not Enough Pockets

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • School

            Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

            So you don't realize how massive it is until you open it yourself. From the computer screen it didn't look all THAT big. But its massive. I love it so much for now and hope that it continues to deliver as well as it does now.

            The only "problem" is that the outer pocket gets pressed up against the outside so that I can't get into it, when the main compartment is full. One other small inconvenience, which isn't all that bad, is the presence of only one main compartment- since I need to carry multiple changes of clothing, when I change, its a little annoying to have to remove everything just to put dirty clothes at the bottom when if I could, just throw it into a divider inside the bag. Something like that.

            Otherwise, its all good for now.

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            perfect

            By ronnibus

            From Switzerland

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

              .

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

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              water bottle holder needs some work

              By mike666

              From san francisco, ca

              About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • The Water Bottle Holder

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

              the water bottle holder needs to be deeper or have an extra strap to cinch it down so it doesn't fall out.

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

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