Crowdsourced specs across all Timbuk2 Especial models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity50 l (3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.2-4 oz (0.1-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength4-13 in (10-33 cm)
Width6-17.5 in (15-44 cm)
Height3-21 in (8-53 cm)

Reviews Summary

87% of the Timbuk2 Especial reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (69%)
Good (18%)
Average (6%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (1%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the Timbuk2 Especial:

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Especial

  • According to users, the Timbuk2 Especial backpack is comfortable to use.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Other users thought that water bottles could fit on its side stretch pockets.
  • Reviewers mentioned that its external compression straps make it possible to expand or cinch the bag.
  • They noticed that its front panel could be unzipped to expand the bag's volume. This may be essential when stashing extra bulk.
  • They also noted that the seams of the pack are robust.
  • Users found it easy to access the storage of the bag.
  • Testers said that the bag could be used for travel or daily commute to school or work.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the backpack is water resistant.
  • Other reviewers also found that its zippered pockets allow them to organize their things well.
  • Reviewers indicated that its hip and chest straps are easily stowed and put back on.
  • Other reviewers mentioned that the bag is fashionable to wear.
  • Testers praised the durable construction of the bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the pads of the straps and the back soak up the sweat quickly.
  • Another reviewer noted that the bag is smaller than expected.

Popular Models

Timbuk2 Especial Tres

45% choose the Timbuk2 Especial Tres

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height21 in (53 cm)

Timbuk2 Especial Medio

36% choose the Timbuk2 Especial Medio

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height21 in (53 cm)

Timbuk2 Especial Raider

18% choose the Timbuk2 Especial Raider

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength9.5 in (24 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Especial features:
  • Waterproof
  • Reflective
  • Carry-on size
  • Laptop compartment
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Compression straps
  • Ventilated back panel

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

cuatro50 l4 oz0.08 oz/L


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Especial ranks #22 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

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vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Especial ranks #973 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on January 20, 2019