Well sure you could use that old Jansport from your grad-school days, but would you really want to? Besides, with a lifetime guarantee and being co-designed by the Mission Cycling Club of San Francisco the new Especial Raider Backpack by Timbuk2 is the sheer epitome of a cycling specific, highly designed, specialty piece that you either own or really wish you owned. Hit the break to see why something seemingly humble as a backpack could engender such desire…
The target audience here are passionate cyclists relegated to 9to5 office work (you know who you are). How else are you gonna fit in that pre/post office ride? Cram in the requisite white oxford, blue tie, and wingtips, sling it over your back and take off – nothing but unadulterated blacktop between you and your cubical, but you can take the long route today.
With room for a full change of clothes and a unique shoes pocket that “quarantines” your cleats, plus the essential zippered small pockets for keys, wallet and phone, the Especial Raider Pack is the quintessential “everything you need nothing you don’t.” Additionally, a well thought-out removable folding board will keep your starched shirts crisp and ready for the board meeting.
At $79 that Raider is one of Timbuk2’s most accessible pieces.