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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag

Style # 744-4-2001

An urban-styled sling that holds an iPad or MacBook.

$49

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M 0.0 0.0 17.1 43.5 13.2 33.5 11.0 28.0 2.8 7.0 1.3 0.6 305 5.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 18.3 46.5 14.2 36.0 10.6 27.0 2.4 6.0 1.3 0.6 427 7.0 0.0 0.0

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Reviews (41)

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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (36)
  • Comfortable  (35)
  • Attractive (33)
  • High quality (28)
  • Good strap length (27)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (7)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (30)
  • Cycling (29)
  • Day trip (28)
  • Office (21)
  • Airplane travel  (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (30), Comfort-oriented (24), Modern (23), Stylish (14), Career (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38), Yes (3)

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4.0

Almost perfect

By Jack Burton

From Pennsylvania

About Me: Classic, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Size
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • A Little Too Small

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Day Trips

Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

I have been searching for the perfect messenger bag for years, and I always come back to Timbuk2 or Chrome. The Catapult bag nearly hit the mark -- great strap length, very comfortable, small enough not to get in the way (though large enough to keep it well away from man-purse territory), and nice urban styling. If the bag were just a bit bigger (i.e. deeper -- I have the medium bag, which interestingly is deeper than the large bag), I have would have rated it 5 out of 5 stars. Still, you can never go wrong with Timbuk2, and this bag is no exception.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Small and great!

By E.

From San Francisco

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Cyclist, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Lightweight 
  • Minimal Slippage
  • Tight On Back

Cons

  • Not enough compartments
  • No Water Bottle Spot
  • Sometimes Too Small

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

Great for cycling! A little too small sometimes when I need to carry just a little more stuff. It generally holds everything I need; the minimal. It does not have much organization and lacks compartments. It really lacks a water bottle holder which made give up one star. Other than that, I'm satisfied with it's tight size and minimal everyday carry type.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice bag!

By Jono

From York, PA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Pockets
  • Roomy 
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

    I've worn it in public carrying all of my basic gear as well as throwing some stuff I bought in there, and it was great and has remained comfortable throughout entire days of use. I have not loaded it heavily, but that's not the point of the bag for me; it is an excellent minimal carry bag that is at the very least water resistant, has very easy access to it's many pockets, and it feels like it is going to last awhile. For the price I paid, it has been well worth it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Perfect size

    By Jmogo 228

    From Brooklyn, NY

    About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      This is a great bag. Perfect for daily commuting. Love that it has a place for my iPad and it keeps things dry. I got it in two colors.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Way better than expected.

      By Gum

      From Hong Kong

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        I bought it for my daily use and also for short cycling trip.
        Enough room for daytrip with a compact camera which is nice. i can just throw the cam in the padded pocket with no worries of shock and damage.

        the plastic clip on the end of the strap seems a bit too weak. but not damage yet.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Gift

        By Adam Loves Timbuk2

        From Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • School

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        This bag was a gift for my nephew. He was over the moon about it. He is an artist, and we filled it with some simple things like a sketch pad and some pens and pencils. He couldn't stop putting it over his shoulder, and opening and closing it. My only small complaint is that there are not a few slots for pens and pencils on one of the inside pockets. He didn't care, but as we were putting it together for him, a place for pens would have been nice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Perfect size!

        By sherilynjean

        From San Francisco

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • Lightweight 
        • Many Ways To Access Bag
        • Reflector Attachment Loop
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Won't Fit Laptop

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        This bag is the perfect messenger-type bag for me. I have a small frame, so wanted something that would not be too bulky, but distributes weight evenly across my back. The medium in this is perfect--the bag wraps perfectly across my back and carries my wallet, 0.75 L water bottle, riding gloves, a Luna bar and extra layer. There are several pockets to help keep things organized, but not too many to constrict the main compartment. It would not fit a laptop comfortably, but I got it with work-free use in mind, so it's perfect for me!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        I am a fan of Timbuk2 ever since. The only bag i know

        By Don

        From Dubai, United Arab Emirates

        About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

          I use the Timbuk2 whenever i go out. It is amazing that you can carry all your things in one bag that it is so stylish. Amazing creation by Timbuk2. I love this product. Timbuk2 is the only bag i know

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fantastic bags

          By Imelda Marcos of bags

          From Calgary, AB

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

          Fantastic price when it's on sale. Love the design and the tightness of it when you wear it. It doesn't swing in the wrong places. I have another bag that's about 5 years old and it still looks new. Great quality.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Very good to transport everyday utilities

          By Round

          From Sao Paulo, BR

          About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

          Size is just fit for my basic needs

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          Organization

          Dedicated tricot-lined front pocket for phone or glasses

          Fit

          Custom tensionlock makes easy fit adjustments and quick on and off

          Padded, ambidextrous strap can be worn over either shoulder

          TSA-friendly; grab your laptop without taking off your bag

          Clever Extras

          External webbing holds standard U-lock and blinky bike light

          Low-profile top grab handle for easy heave-ho

          Materials

          TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

          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?

          The Catapult is a mini-messenger for cycling with an iPad, a light layer, and a u-lock. Your beleaguered back pocket will thank you.