Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack

Product Name:Especial Raider Backpack
Color:Black Pinstripe/Pacific, Acid, Alert, Aquamarine, Black, Blue, Crimson, Fire, Gusto, Jet Black, Olivine, Sand and Sun, Storm Trooper, Violent Sun
Dimensions :18.1x10.2x4.7 18L
Materials:Lightweight ripstop nylon fabric
Worth It?:Definitely worth it for extreme outdoor activities or its main use cycling.
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack

Review of the Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack

The Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack is am excellent choice if you plan on using a backpack for sporting events. It is made to be used preferably with cycling. You could also use it as an everyday backpack, but it isn’t going to hold to many items in that case. It’s a nice change of style from the other laptop backpacks that have been reviewed so far.

Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack review


  • Dual shoe pocket so you can quarantine your cleats
  • Top zip pocket so you can store away your mobile phone or wallet
  • Air mesh ventilated back panel
  • Designed specifically for cycling
  • Internal hook so you can hang on towel racks or doors
  • Machine washable
  • Super reflective bottom so you can be seen in dark light
  • Internal pocket can fit laptop 
  • Made of 70D Nylon Shadow Ripstop

Why you should buy the Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack

If you are into cycling

This is an excellent backpack made of high quality nylon ripstop if you are actually using it for cycling or some other extreme sports. But you should only buy it if you are really going to use it during those activities.

Beautiful backpack

The looks of it are amazing. Especially the Fire color.


This is made out of the right material where it isn’t going to fall apart anytime soon. You should be able to use this backpack for years to come. It’s made for cycling and is the most durable backpack out of all the Timbuk2 backpacks I have came across so far.


This isn’t the biggest backpack. But it is also one of the lightest which is perfect for cycling.

Machine washable

You know the times where you get your backpack dirty and find out that you can’t wash it. Well you don’t have to worry with the Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack. It is fully machine washable and will come out looking brand new.

Very reflective

For cyclers trying to ride at night, this is a huge point. The bottom is really reflective which will improve your safety immensely.


It wouldn’t be a good buy if it wasn’t comfortable. But the combination of the lightweight and good material make for a comfortable backpack. You should be able to take this backpack on long bike rides and hikes and feel no discomfort whatsoever.

Why you shouldn’t buy this backpack


Because it is such a small lightweight backpack, it isn’t very sturdy at all. It is actually kind of flimsy. Some people might like a more stiff backpack even for cycling.

Final Verdict for the Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack

There really isn’t too much to say negatively about this backpack. It is made for cycling or outdoor sports and is efficient if you use it for those activities. It is also cheap. You are going to get really good quality for the price you are paying of around $50. Plus I think that it is a really attractive backpack made out of great material in the ripstop nylon.

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