Timbuk2 is preparing to launch their new Especial collection of bags aimed at serious cyclists. The collection includes three packs, the Dos, Tres and Cuatro – and one pannier – the Viaje. In order to test them on the road, the company enlisted the help of CS Couriers in Columbus, OH, who provided the following feedback:
-Huge inside area of the bag that has no pockets, just empty space – Not having the inside cluttered with pockets makes it easy to load the bag with very large objects.
-Rigid back panel – When we were carrying huge loads they didnt hurt our back or dig into our spine. Plus the rigid back and the padding system actually improve air flow to your back so it doesn’t get as sweaty.
-Straps mounted on top of the bag – Allows for comfort on different sized shoulders. The bag sits high off the shoulders; it doesn’t slouch down off the shoulders or sag over the butt.
The collection will launch on timbuk2.com on February 1, 2012. Check out some additional photos after the break.