Especial Primo Waterproof Backpack

Style # 486-3-2000

A welded pack built for durability and visibility

$ 139 $ 199
Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

Organization

Weatherproof zip pocket for stashing small items

Side stretch pocket for water bottle or U-lock

Fit

Airmesh ventilated back panel

Materials

Welded ripstop construction for weather protection without any bulk

Reflective binding and markers keeps you visible in low light

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Roomy interior easily accommodates laptops of all sizes - add a padded sleeve for additional protection

What's this all about?

The Especial Primo Messenger is both fully welded and entirely waterproof. No water will touch your stuff inside. An external neoprene pocket holds a water bottle or bike lock. Reflective binding and racing stripes keep you looking bright. Supremely designed welded zip pocket in front. This messenger is ambidextrous for all the switch hitters out there. Get ready for a comfy, breathable ride.

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Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

5Lightweight
3Comfortable
3Roomy
2Attractive Design
2Durable

Cons

1Wears Out Quickly
1Poorly Made
1Wears Out Easily
Best Uses
5Commuting
4Cycling
1Books
1Keeping Stuff Dry
1School
Describe Yourself
2Comfort-Oriented
2Practical
2Modern
1Go Getter
1Simple
Primary use
5Personal
Was this a gift?
5No

Reviewed by 6 customers

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

White Reflective Material Does NOT Last

Purchased the backpack for its waterproofing, styling, and also the added reflective material, which helps with visibility at night. I paid the original price and am very sad to report that after about a half year the reflective material has peeled off almost completely from the top cover, and the bottom strips are peeling off as well. I really love the simplicity and comfort of the backpack, but the quality is definitely not what was expected.

White Reflective Material Does NOT Last
White Reflective Material Does NOT Last
White Reflective Material Does NOT Last

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Practical

What I love most about it is the fact that it's totally waterproof and visible at night.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Highly recommended!

I'm a daily bike commuter, and this bag is awesome! Keeps your stuff dry, and the reflective accents helps keep me seen at night. Would buy this again if I ever have to.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Highly recommend!

I'm a daily bike commuter, and this bag is awesome! Keeps your things dry, and the reflective accents helps keep me seen at night. Will buy again if I ever need to.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Truly Waterproof

I've used it biking in the rain a few times and so far, it's truly waterproof. I feel confident keeping my laptop in it, which is huge! I've only had it a few weeks now, so I can't comment on durability.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Travels light, packs well and keeps stuff dry

The Especial Primo backpack is my first Timbuk2 purchase and it kicks butt! The biggest attraction to me is its contours mimic a box or a bucket (a flexible one). It has one main internal compartment and a small insert that's great for loose items. No additional pockets can be daunting to some but great for a user like me that enjoys a single space for storage. Packing this bag is a game of tetris that requires strategic moves but almost always, it all fits. I have been caught riding in the rain a few times and this bag holds true to its waterproof claims and keeps electronics dry. But no guarantees with a few drops getting here and there inside if the upper flap is not folded down properly. The reflective seams activate in low light is an extra perk to have when I ride at night. Though after 3 months of daily shenanigans, I noticed a few things falling apart. The reflective hits were evidently not doing so well. Bits of the material were worn away especially on the bottom three stripes. Traces of the waterproof material were also tearing away, noticeably at the double welded seams. Again, the material lining the zip began to fray from repeatedly getting caught. I can't vouch if I am a gentle user or recklessly parks my bag everywhere (likely always) but I am surprised the material weathered so quickly. I brought it back to its home store in Toronto and I was offered an exchange for a different replacement. I am still kicking it with the same design and hopefully this one is more durable than the last. But when it comes down to it, the Especial Primo backpack is a great fit to have and hella cute to sport.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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