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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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Especial Tres Cycling Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (28)
  • Roomy (28)
  • Comfortable (27)
  • Durable (25)
  • Great features (23)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (6)

Best Uses

  • Cycling (28)
  • Commuting (27)
  • School (27)
  • Travel (22)
  • Computer (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (23), Comfort-oriented (12), Stylish (12), Career (10), Modern (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28), Business (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

Excellent Biking Backpack

By Alex

From Philadelphia, PA

About Me: Career, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

    I bike 8 miles to work everyday ... this is big enough to fit work clothes, laptop, etc. It is also good for trips ... I have fit a week's worth of clothes + laptop in the bag.

    It is very comfortable and has good airflow (stops backsweat)

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

    Ain't no joke with Timbuk2 bags......

    By MisterSamwell

    From Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Travel

      Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

      Use this bag mainly for commuting to work. Works great as a cycling backpack in the urban environment.
      This is my third Timbuk2 bag, happy with the designs and durability!!!!!!!! Good Times!!!!'

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

      One of the best things that I got in my life

      By Majid Aliyev

      From Baku, Azerbaijan

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

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Computer
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

        It's not 1st backpack in my life, but its best one!! U can use it everyday for your staff while ur walking or on a bike! U can use it for traveling because this transformer can it can fit all thing & it would still be very convenient! I even managed to put a large professional film scanner :)))
        Great durable quality, u can use in rain or snow )

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

        Meet all my expectations!

        By PR

        From Daly City, Ca

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

          I got this bag because I needed a decent size bag that could hold my my laptop, a few books, binder, and clothes when I commute to work on my road bike. The price tag is definitely on the expensive side, but this is exactly what I needed to get around without entirely feeling like my bag was stuffed.

          I'm a pretty big guy and this bag fit me perfectly. I even sometimes use this as my primary bag as its that comfortable when lugging around my items than using my North Face bag. It's been raining quite often in the Bay Area and I loved how this bag got nothing wet inside. All the straps that are used to secure the bag when your riding are removeable if you don't need them.

          My only suggestion is that I would have liked to customize this bag like the others.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Side pockets are too loose

          By Halp

          From Boulder comorado

          About Me: Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office

          Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

          I love this backpack but have lost many items, broken bottles etc from the side pockets. Do not put glass containers because if you bend over slightly they will fall out and break. Side pockets should have some kindof sinch or just be a little tighter to actually keep things in them.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ideal for commuters who use a bike

          By JHill

          From Chicago, IL

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Travel

            Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

            Got this backpack for my boyfriend as a christmas gift and he loves it. We live in Chicago and he rides his bike everywhere...he needed something lightweight and comfortable that could also fit everything he needs for a big day. I think on his most packed days he works at a research lab in the morning, then goes to work. On these days he is out and about for over 12 hours. He can fit his work clothes, a change of shoes, a water bottle, 3 full meals, folders, and other miscellaneous items with no probelm. The backpack is also very very water resistant due to its roll-top design.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            <3 <3 <3 <3 SO HAPPY

            By DKT

            From Lafayette, IN

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Books
              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

              I really wish I had this bag four years ago when I started getting serious about commuting. I got my first messenger bag from timbuk2 something like 10 years ago in middle school, and got another my first year of serious commuting as the school/laptop bag. But I had been using an old backpack for all of my groceries/laundry. Two years ago I moved to a small town and the lay out is not exactly bike friendly, so my round trip for groceries became 6 miles. I didn't realize just how uncomfortable my old bag had become until my first trip with this one after getting home from the parents. I literally wanted to start singing, I was so pleased and I'm not usually a particularly exuberant person.

              Even before that trip (literally just got home that's how excited I was), I used the bag as my main carry on for the flight back from the parents, as well as for a bus trip to visit friends. It easily can hold enough clothing for a long trip, or in my case, my laptop, camera equipment, clothes, books, and about 400+ pages of academic articles. For groceries I was able to get my usual weeks worth with room to spare (!!!) and the weight distribution was so great I was able to really book it (making the grocery trip faster A+). I don't think I've ever been so happy about a bag, once again timbuk2 really showed me why I love them so much.

              I know some people wish it had more pockets, but I really like the way the pockets are set up - maybe I'm a minimalist but for me too many pockets always just means I lose things or end up having a pocket knife when going through airport security unintentionally. Also, if you use the side zippers it can really compress things when need be.

              This bag hits everything I want from a backpack, it can haul groceries, and it works great for traveling - and I can definitely see using it for school as well, which is amazing when you want to live life a little with a little less stuff.

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

              Quentin Tarantino would love this bag.

              By FreddyStrokes

              From Tucson Az

              About Me: Bladerunner, Commuter, Modern, Nerd, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Books
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Errand Running
                • Groceries
                • Office
                • School
                • Travel

                Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

                Carries lots of groceries! Front pocket holds all toothbrush, deodorant etc. Side pockets carry my lights and bike locks and small cable. Internal pocket (main compartment) holds my 10 inch tablet plus chromebook. It opens up wide. Padding is legit. I finally started utilizing the stash pocket for wallet, headphones and keys,cell phones.

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

                So far so good

                By mich2lh

                From Singapore

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Side Pockets Loose

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

                    I use this bag to hold my laptop and gym stuff. The bag itself weighs quite a bit when empty. When I put in my stuff, the weight is substantial. The design of the front compartments need to be improved upon. Because of the flat structure, when one compartment is filled, the one that is directly on top, cannot hold much other stuff. Even when the expansive zips are fully opened, there is not much space horizontally. Most of the volume come from the roll-top section, meaning expansion is upwards.

                    The side zip is convenient as it provides easy access to the innards. The dark material of the entire bag somehow tend to have white dirt marks easily. The back piece is also v stiff. This can be good or bad, depending on the user. Some people prefer stiff because it provides support for good posture. Some prefer soft so that it contours to the body shape. I prefer the former so all's good.

                    The side pockets are rather useless - the elastic "closure" need to be improved. Whatever i put in those pockets tend to drop out easily.

                    On the whole, the bag is large and durable.

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

                    I love this bag.

                    By GDA

                    From Boston, MA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting
                      • Computer
                      • Cycling
                      • Office
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Especial Tres Cycling Backpack:

                      14 years ago I bought my first Timbuk2, a large messenger bag. This was my primary bag for school, work as a bike messenger, travel, office jobs, this bag went everywhere with me. Even sent it back to Timbuk2 once for a refresh and nearly cried when I saw how beautiful it was when I got it back. Earlier this year though I got a new job with a longer commute and more stuff I had to bring everyday so it needed something with more capacity. After the years of faithful service from my messenger bag I knew I would only get another Timbuk2. The Especial Tres is a remarkable bag. I can pack ridiculous amounts of stuff in it and yet it still feels light on my back. I didn't think I could love a bag more than my messenger and the Especial Tres may just be that bag.

                      • 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.