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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag

A mini-messenger iPad sling bag that latches with a U-Lock.

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What are the features?

Organization

Front zip organizer pocket for keeping small items in check

Fit

Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

True fit cam buckle for single-handed adjustments

Clever Extras

External webbing holds standard U-lock and blinky bike light

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Large size fits up to 13" MacBook in tricot-lined padded pocket

Medium size fits iPad or e-reader in tricot-lined padded pocket

What's this all about?

This ballistic nylon mini-messenger sling bag does double-duty - cradling your NEW iPad, Kindle or small laptop in plush comfort, while repurposing most U-Locks as a bag latch. Slip it through the front loops and you're off to the races. Your beleaguered back pocket will thank you.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm cu in L
M 17.3 44.0 13.0 33.0 8.7 22.0 2.8 7.0 305 5.0
L 20.1 51.0 14.6 37.0 9.8 25.0 3.1 8.0 427 7.0

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M 11.8 30.0 9.1 23.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.
L 11.8 30.0 9.1 23.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (182)

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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag
 
4.2

(based on 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (135)
  • High quality (135)
  • Easy access (110)
  • Good strap length (87)
  • Good organization (85)

Cons

  • Straps too short (49)
  • Not enough compartments (25)
  • Not enough room (18)
  • Uncomfortable (10)
  • Color not as expected (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (126)
  • Cycling (106)
  • Travel (75)
  • Office (54)
  • Computer (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (121), Comfort-oriented (76), Modern (71), Stylish (59), Career (45)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (165), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 182 customers

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3.0

It's as useful as a purse

By JSully Yo

From San Jose

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

    Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

    It was a great deal at its discounted price online. Enough room for 1" binder full of documents, wallet, tablet and phone. When I slung it around my body to try it out, the strap proved to be too tight at it's loosest setting. It has the look of Timbuk2's legendary messenger bags, but the short strap hinders its functionality as one.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag

    By LLC

    From Austin, TX

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      I bought the bag for use at work to carry my IPad and a few esintial items. I have found that I use it all the time. The bag is very versital and can be used in many different ways. The bag is very thought out and the quality is outstanding. I will be considering other bags in the future.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Product but the Strap is Too Short

      By Paul S.

      From Wharton TX

      About Me: Rural

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

      • Strap too Short

      Best Uses

      • Horseback Riding

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      I bought the Catapult Messenger to carry with me when I trail ride my horses and want to carry come electronics with me. The size is just right and workmanship is flawless, but the strap is too short. When I wear it cross shoulder, the bag is snug under my arm with the strap at full extension. It would be nice to have the freedom to wear the bag lower.

       
      3.0

      longer straps

      By mikeyliksit

      From long beach ,ca

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable 

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Cycling

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      i wear my bag for commuting to and from work on my bike. (17 mile round trip). i get great compliments on my bag and where i got it. i'll order again but custom make my bag with long straps.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      nice bag

      By timbuk fan

      From ohio

      About Me: Modern

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable 

      Cons

      • Strap too Short

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      I had the smaller version of this bag. The larger versions strap should have been longer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      so cute and functional!

      By lily

      From Berkeley, Ca

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • School
        • Small Best For Less

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        I carry around my ipad, a couple books, my packed lunch, pencils... this bag is awesome and small but gets it all in while looking better than my past bag. It allows me to bike with ease which was hard with other bags because I'm super small

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        NIce bag, fits everything

        By Emilio

        From Madrid, Spain

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

        • Strap length

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        The bag is better than I thought. Everything I need for an office day fits perfecly including my Macbook Pro Retina 13 :o
        The only thing is that the strap is too short, I don't need to pull it up because I can choke my self, a bit more of strap would make this bag perfect.
        Also I miss a place or a "string" to keep the keys like the Classic messenger bagas have but that isn't a must for me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        great small bag, short strap

        By J.Knecht

        From Chicago

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling

          Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

          Very nice small bag. Big enough for a book, water bottle, IPad mini, packable raincoat and compact packable merino fleece and smaller items like keys, wallet, sunglasses. Strap is barely long enough. Shoulder pad means bag can only be worn on left shoulder. High quality feel with nice attention to detail. Cam-lock shoulder strap is a nice feature. Velcro closure is sufficient now, but with time and velcro aging, a clip might be a nice reassurance.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Daily commuter must have bag

          By NYC hustle & bustler

          From NYC

          About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Office

            Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

            This bag is just what I need for my daily hustle and bustle. During grad school i schlepped around a backpack filled with EVERYThINg. Now, I able to not schleppe so much and carry just my essentials: ipad mini, iphone, water bottle, snacks, keys. The strap is secure. The bag is secure with the typical awesome Timbuk2 compartments. I highly recommend this bag! Oh! And I got the purple pink blue color and loooooove it! Others love it also, many compliments.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very functional

            By DLew

            From Oakland, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Hella' Short Strap

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Day Trips
            • Light Camera Day Bag

            Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

            I use this as a lightweight day bag to carry a full size DSLR with 2 lens and a few accessories. Yes, there's no padding to protect the camera, but I'm it's only being carried for light hikes or from place-to-place while walking. The short height of the bag allows it to sit fairly high and comfortably on my mid/lower back.

            The only major drawback is the strap is super super short. It fits me just right with it at its longest length; I'm light/med built so larger framed people may find the strap way too short making it impossible for it to fit them. It's borderline good (length) for me.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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