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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag

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

Starting at $49.00 $31.85 $49.00
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Selected Color Black/Crimson - Reverse FARP
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  • Black - 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 2.4 6.0 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 (20)

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Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (18)
  • Comfortable  (17)
  • Attractive (16)
  • Durable  (13)
  • Good strap length (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (15)
  • Cycling (14)
  • Day trip (13)
  • Office (9)
  • Airplane travel  (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (15), Comfort-oriented (13), Modern (12), Stylish (8), Career (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A decline from earlier bags

By Boings

From New York

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not Adjustable Enough
  • Poor Quality
  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

I purchased the granite/pink version of this to replace an older version that is more masculine-looking. Unfortunately, the new bag is nowhere near up to the standards of my old bag.

First of all, the fabric, stitching and strap are of much, much lower quality than my older bag. The fabric is lighter and has a chintzy feel. There were even white fold lines on the gray portion of the bag that make it look already-used. There is visible, messy-looking, zig-zag stitching holding the strap in place, and the strap material is thinner and less durable than the previous bag.

In addition, the bag cannot be adjusted small enough to fit me (I'm 5'4", 115 pounds, for reference). Also, the plastic clips that allow switching the bag from right- to left-shoulder are bulky and uncomfortable, hitting right under my arm and against my side.

I've used Timbuk2 bags for years, and have loved them. But the last few bags I've tried were nowhere near the quality of the earlier bags. I'm glad I still have some of my older, well-made bags to rely on! Hoping Timbuk2 reverts to its former standards.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Wonderful bag

By Gabriel Champagne

From Chicago, IL

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

    I love the cross-strap, although I'm bummed that the cross-strap they shipped with this bag wasn't the one with the clip (they shipped with the velcro one).

    But the bag is perfect. My girlfriend calls it a purse, but we all know it's not. ;)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love this bag!

    By Lara the Dog Walker

    From Washington, DC

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Dog Walking

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      I got turned on to Timbuk2 by a fellow dog walker, and I couldn't be more pleased.
      My new Catapult bag is perfect for dog walkers! I added some attachments to the strap so I can carry all my keys & accessories. The ability to personalize it was very helpful.

      The bag is very comfortable to wear for hours. It gets a bit hot on my back when the temps are high but there's not much to be done about that and it's a minor downside. I look more professional and love having everything at my fingertips without getting in my way.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Looks cool and very comfy

      By Joey the Kangaroo

      From South Korea

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable 

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky 

      Best Uses

      • Cycling

      Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

      I was looking for a bag that I could use during my morning workout (usually cycling or light jogging) as I had to carry some stuffs like water bottle, my wallet, and etc. Well this bag is just perfect for above purpose. Fit is great and the bag stays on me while I move around. It has quite lot of capacity, however I should say the bag is not so compact. Fortunately I'm somewhat big-framed male so it's no big deal, but if you are small-framed or thin, this bag may be too big for you especially if you are getting it for cycling like myself.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Keeps me from overpacking

      By BeksNY

      From New York, NY

      About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

        I bought one of these bad boys in navy as a Christmas present for my SO. After lusting after it for months, I finally broke down and bought one for myself. I commute by motorcycle to my day job as the director of a local non-profit and to my night job as an adjunct professor.

        Sometimes my other TB2 bags (Swig backpack, classic messengers in medium and small, etc.) are just too big. When I do bring them, I find I over-pack. Enter the Catapult! It's the right size for my tablet, a small notebook, a cardigan, makeup bag, a light lunch, and a handful of other little necessities. It doesn't swing around when I ride and it always feels secure.

        Other reviewers have written about the Velcro's poor quality, saying that it wears out really quickly. I find that with the big zipper, I rarely even bother with the Velcro, so from my perspective this is just another high-quality bag from Timbuk2.

        I bought the gray herringbone with light pink binding. Totally the right mix of classic and modern. It's also just feminine enough to tell my fellow commuters that they just got passed by a girl.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        nice and comfortable

        By Ricky

        From San Ginesio, Italy

        About Me: Modern

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Use

          Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

          very nice!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect for essentials on bike or foot!

          By JSE the Urban Architect

          From Boston

          About Me: Architect On The Street, Career, City Wandering, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • Great Compact Companion
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Camera And Ipad - Perfect
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag:

            When you don't want a bulky backpack or messenger bag gab a Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag - Perfect...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (6 of 6 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

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