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Timbuk2 Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag

by Timbuk2
127 customer reviews

Price: $46.35 - $188.56
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  • Internal tricot-lined padded sleeve that fits iPad or tablet
  • Wear it as a sling
  • Loops in the front for your U-Lock
  • Room for peripherals, essentials and/or light jacket
  • Exclusive memory adjust CAM buckle

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Timbuk2 Catapult Cycling Messenger Bag + Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-inch x 9-inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable
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Product Description

Product Description

The Timbuk2 Catapult is a mini-messenger that does double duty. This unisex messenger cradles your iPad or netbook in plush comfort while re-purposing your U-Lock as a bag latch. A memory-adjust cam buckle eliminates daily fit adjustments. This Timbuk2 sling back is made from ballistic nylon for durability you would expect. You'll be off to the races with the Timbuk2 Catapult.

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What's this bag all about?

Timbuk2 Lifetime GuaranteeThis ballistic nylon mini-messenger sling does double-duty - cradling your NEW iPad, Kindle or small laptop in plush comfort, while repurposing your U-Lock as a bag latch. Slip it through the front loops and you're off to the races. Your beleaguered back pocket will thank you.


Product Info

Catapult Sling Shoulder Bag

Wear it as a sling.

External Dimensions

Catapult External Dimensions

Will Your Laptop Fit?
Catapult - Will Your Laptop Fit

About Timbuk2

Timbuk2 was born in a San Francisco garage and raised on the backs of hard-working bike messengers. Since 1989, we’ve manufactured good-looking, tough-as-hell bags that you can truly make your own. Timbuk2 bags outlast jobs, relationships and sadly, even some pets. We work hard and play harder.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004VD85FO
  • Item model number: 742
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,848 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By P.K. Frary TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 8, 2012
Size: MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
I choose the Catapult because it's smaller and lighter than a Classic Timbuk2 messenger and I only needed to hump my iPad and a few nicknacks around town. Indeed it serves this function well and without a whimper. Wish the padded iPad pocket was a tiny bit larger so I could pack the device inside a protective sleeve, but not a deal breaker. The bag exterior material is of good quality but thinner than the ballistic nylon used on Classic Timbuk2 messenger bags. Makes for a light load but is floppy and formless unless stuffed.

If you wear the Catapult as designed, high and tight against your back with the shoulder pad on your right shoulder, the strap length is ample. I'm 5'8" and had to tighten it the maximum amount to get it to fit snug. I'm toned and slender, but not skinny. I imagine the strap would be too long for really shinny or small folk. You'd have to be really beefy to max out this strap.

Don't buy the Catapult if you want to wear it low (below the hip) and off one shoulder (non-sling). The strap is too short and attached at the wrong angle. This bag needs to be worn high and tight and is the ticket for racing your bike down the ave or running like a crazy man for the train. The Timbuk2 XS Classic Messenger is a better choice if you're a shoulder low rider but need a small bag.

One gotcha is awkward access on the run. Even if you release the cross-strap and rotate the bag to the front of your body, it's too close to your face to comfortably lift items in and out. So you need to also release the cam buckle and drop the bag to belly level.

A near perfect bag for fast biking or running with wee cargo!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By William Mok on February 27, 2014
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I have both the medium and large sized Timbuk2 Catapult. The medium sized Catapult is good for smaller essential items, like toolkit, two 22oz cycling water bottle. I used the medium sized Catapult in my travels to Singapore and Malaysia. It was perfect for stuffing a rain jacket, camera, and two 16oz water bottles in.

I recently picked up the large size Timbuk2 Catapult so that I could use this in my cycling backpack rotation for days which I do not exactly plan to change out of my bike clothes. It is much roomier than the medium Catapult and can comfortably fit my Macbook Pro 13" in the sleeve.

Both bags feel reasonably comfortable, but I find that it rides much better when you use the included cross strap. I wear my bags high so that they don't move alot, but it does begin to irritate my neck a little bit when I've been using it for over an hour. If i'm wearing a collared shirt, this does not seem to be a problem. Check out my pictures of the different sizes.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey T. Wetherell on March 6, 2012
Size: MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
This pack is exactly what I was looking for. Great quality, great size, affordable. I can fit my iPad 2 with a flip case in the provided pouch. I am a big guy (6' 2" 255lbs) with a big back and chest. The strap fits perfectly with extra room in the adjustments! I don't see how anyone could have an issue with the length of the strap.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By danagram on September 23, 2012
I'm 5'11-3/4", and under 140 lbs. I know, that's really skinny. That being said, I can tighten the straps down so much that it makes my chest feel really tight when I'm breathing hard when I bike. I was first attracted to this bag because of the strap's functionality and ease of use. Those of you who have experienced what it's like to have to bust your ass around town with a messenger bag will know how annoy it is when your bag tries to swing around to your chest; you find yourself fumbling around with it multiple times, potentially causing a crash. Although the size of this bag is extremely limiting on what you carry or how much weight is in there, the bag will usually not swing around if you tighten it all the way, and the extra strap (completely optional, most of the time) completely prevents it too.

I keep the loop for the extra strap attached the male end of the buckle, on only one of the straps. This way, when not used, I can keep the strap short and clipped in. If you put the velcro loop over both straps, they will bunch up at the plastic loop attached to the bag and prevent the main strap from freely sliding in and out like it's supposed to. Unclipping your bag and swinging it around is the best way to get to your stuff, otherwise you feel like a t-rex trying to get in a tiny little bag around your armpit.

I can usually carry a Topeak Road Morph G pump, a book, spare tube, tools, pens, external hard drive, 35mm camera, zip-ties, band-aids, small notebook, and a small lunch box. This makes the bag bulge out so far that the velcro closure is at it's end. In which case, a u-lock or carabineer clip helps my ease of mind of the horrible mental image of all my belongings being strewn across a busy street in front of a million drivers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wong Words on January 26, 2012
Size: MediumColor: Algae Green/Gunmetal/Cement Verified Purchase
I love the Catapult, it is the best quality bag in its price and function range. Being a minimalist, I don't carry a lot with me and this bag allows me to do that comfortably. I love the way it slings over my shoulder and fixes behind me so that I don't have something hanging down from my side like most messenger bags. Allows me to go through crowds without constantly bumping into things or people. It has enough room for my iPad, notebook, chargers, and a book if I want to bring one with me!
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