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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag

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

Starting at $49.00 $29.40 $49.00
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Selected Color Dusk Blue Surf Stripe - Nylon
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  • Black - Nylon
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  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Nylon
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What are the features?

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.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
M 17.1 43.5 13.2 33.5 11.0 28.0 2.8 7.0 1.3 0.6 305 5.0
L 18.3 46.5 14.2 36.0 10.6 27.0 2.2 5.6 1.3 0.6 427 7.0

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M 10.4 26.5 8.7 22.0 No. Your device will not fit.
L 13.8 35.0 9.6 24.5 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 (13)

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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (13)
  • Comfortable  (11)
  • Attractive (10)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Good strap length (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (11)
    • Day trip (11)
    • Cycling (10)
    • Office (7)
    • Airplane travel  (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (9), Comfort-oriented (8), Modern (7), Stylish (6), Career (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    3.0

    Good idea but needs some tweaks

    By Tambo

    From Philadelphia

    About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Wears quickly

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • School

    Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

    Don't get me wrong I am in love with this bag. It's easy on and off. There is enough room for all of my belongings. My only issues are I've only had it for a month and the Velcro is wearing already. The other problem is the adjustment strap. It comes loose constantly and is a bummer. I love timbuk2 and will definetly buy their products again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Matt

    From San Diego

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      Fits my Macbook Pro 13" perfectly. The open pockets made me think it wouldn't hold items in the bag securely, but I was wrong. The velcro on the flap seals it up so nothing falls out.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Velcro doesn't last..

      By JJH

      From Washington DC

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Lightweight 
      • Small

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Velcro Deterioration
      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

      • Occasional Light Use

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      I wanted a small bag that would force me to pack less things, and I also wanted a messenger bag since I have bad right shoulder, so anything resting on my right shoulder hurts. I didn't use it a whole lot initially because it was smaller than I thought, but recently I started to use this bag for school on a daily bases. Unfortunately, before the semester was out, the velcro was already losing grip.

      It was not losing grip because there was lint or dirt trapped in the hook-side, but the fact that the loop-side of the velcro got too fuzzy/puffy after repeated use that it simply wouldn't stick even after pushing it hard against the hook-side.

      It was great for the 2.5 months it lasted; it was light and it was comfortable. If only it would close. I really wish it had come with clips instead. I've read online that I can torch the loop-side to make it curl again, but really, should I have to resort to that for a Timbuk2 bag? If this bag has a life-expectancy of 2.5 months of daily use, then I wish it was posted somewhere before I shelled out for such a small bag.

      How I used the product: to carry small notebooks, e-reader, pens, snacks, water bottle, the usual suspects. I walk to school, so it's not like I swing it around or roll in the dirt with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome mini-messenger

      By Xarles

      From Dresden - Germany

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        I own the very early model of the Catapult. I have had it for more than 2 years now and there are not signs of wearing. The bag looks as the first day I bought it. I use it every day in my bike-commute to work and it holds perfectly to my body. I own the 5 Liter version (s size), I would advice to take the 7 liters (L size) because the 5 liters is sometimes too small but with the extra 2 liter you may be able to fit a bigger jacket or pullover together with your laptop. It is perfect to carry your ipad or the new version of the Macbook pro. Sometimes, I was having problems to fit inside my old Macbook together with a light jacket. I live in Germany and it can get very humid and rainy around here, but this bag maintains all my belongings dry ad well positioned. Now that I see the new features that the new version has, I am thinking in getting a new one even when my old one still looks like new. Cheers from Germany. I give 4 stars for size but If I would own the 7 liter version(L size), it would be with not doubt a 5 stars review.

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        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        i like it. but the strap though.

        By Will the minimalist.

        From Fresno

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • The Clip Strap

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • School

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        the bag is awesome. its good for just carrying the basic items around. or when i go to school and i don't have much to carry so i throw it on and go on a bike craze. i also like the simple compartments. i know folks like a lot of comparment but i had d-messenger bag and barely used any of my compartments. also being able to switch the strap either side is awesome because i tend to do that. i think the only thing i didn't expect was the strap. i think it still needs improvement on that.

        improvement: maybe instead of having the option of the extended strap latchable, actually have it just slide around for adjustment without being able to latch on and off. it kind of isn't necessary for it be latchable.

        if you don't mind the latch. i say get it. its niceeeeeeeeee

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        • No
         
        5.0

        My go too carrier.

        By A guy who just like bags.

        From Spoka-Vegas!

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • Lightweight 
        • Minimalist Bag

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips
          • Everyday bag

          Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

          I had an older catapult bag and it was great bag, but I am left handed. So when the 2014 came out I had to get it. I love it. It feels the same but better since I can switch for a lefty. When I am off work that is my go to carrier for trip to the market, going to sporting events, and or my local watering hole. It is comfortable while riding my single speed fixie and or my cruiser.
          Thanks for a great product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          awesome bag

          By redcarol23

          From Jackson, MO

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

            I use the bag for work as it is able to carry my work essenials without a lot of extra weight or bulk. The only thing I think that needs improved is the strap clip to hold the extra strap length out of the way needs to actually stay put when used.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great for cycling and commuting

            By Kris

            From Oakland, CA

            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

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

              Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

              I use this bag when I ride my bike, go to work, and stay over with friends. The large is big enough to put your essentials and more. I love the interchangeable strap, which makes it easy to sling over either shoulder. The quick access pocket on the front flap and the zipper access to your laptop are very convenient when you are on the go. I have it in black and it's perfect for work when I need a more professional vibe and perfect for everyday when I'm being my stylish self. I love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              catapult cycling messenger

              By Angel

              From Tucson AZ

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • Lightweight 
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

                The bag is well made great for running earnds Traveling around town,goood for carrying Tablet spare outfit and pruse items,love the zipper access to the main compartment and the smaller one on the
                outside front for the phone bus pass or trolly pass. I would give the bag a higher rating if the zipper for the main compartment could lock. Also the open pockets inside should have a zipper.I keep the front flap closed using a carabeaner using only the zipper to get into the bag.This works a lot better for me.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Chicago Chef

                By Bleu Chef

                From Chicago il

                About Me: Career, Classic, Stylish

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

                  Great product my 3rd bag

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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