Rated5out of5bymitsukofromGreata and smallI use this to carry one or two cameras while walking/ hiking. It doesn't hold a lot but I don't ned a lot.
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated5out of5byStillSurvivingfromNeat little bagI was looking for a small bag that had a tablet sleeve, and could be securely carried in locales varying from foreign countries and cities to just carrying a few things on long walks by just varying the contents. This looks like it will fill the bill nicely, once I figure out what I want to take where. I guess that means you need to fill it wisely.
I'm 6'2" 220 pounds and the strap is OK, but for the best fit, the cam strap only gives me a few inches of additional length, hardly worth the bother, but still is handy.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated3out of5byjesMoosefromi LOVE timbuk2 and I wanted to love thisi really, really love TimBuk2 and to some it's a bit embarrassing how many of their bags i have... Therefore, i was really excited to find this one on sale and in my perfect color pallet! I currently use a medium messenger of theirs for my every day bag but wanted something that fit my ipad a bit better and was maybe a bit less bulky. It definitely is less bulky (it's tiny!) but it doesn't have quite enough compartments for my stupidly organized self who has to have a lot of random stuff with her at all times. In the end I think I will hang onto the bag to use for small events (like a trip to the fair or the zoo or something) :) but it will not be worked into my daily routine.
hey, if you are a minimalist this might work great!
Date published: 2013-07-01
Rated5out of5byKeahiMaliafromWorks great with a wheelchair!I mostly use it as a commuting bag and it's just the right for the things I take to and from work everyday... love all the fun pockets to keep everything from being a jumbled mess. As a bonus, it works really well when I'm in my wheelchair as well, either over my shoulder or slipped over the back of the seat.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated5out of5byJojo HfromLove the new bagI needed a sling bag for work/school that sits on my left shoulder because I recently busted my right shoulder. After the injury I continued using double-strap backpack for a whlie, but my shoulder pain became unbearable regardless of how light my backpack was.
This backpack is great because it not only gives my right shoulder a break, it also forces me to pack minially everyday, which prevents me from stressing my left shoulder too much as well.
Small but roomy if you use it right.
Initially I was irked by how small it was even though I was aware of that before the purchase. However, I've since gotten used to its dimensions and am able to pack a surprising bulk in it.
On a typical day I can stuff the following into this bag and still force the velcro shut:
-One 10.6 inch ultra notebook computer
-One notebook charger
-One Intro to Statistics texbook 8.5x11x1 inch
-One small pencil bag
-One TI-30X calculator
-One men's wallet, packed open instead of folded.
After this I'd be hard pressed to even shove an extra tube of lip balm in.
The velcro is surprisingly strong and will stay close even with just a little strip on each of the 3 pads. However, it does take time to arrange things in just the right order or else it won't shut. I'm a complusive packer, so I enjoy doing it. Other people might find it annoying.
The strap, as others have mentioned, is quite short. I'm only 5'2" and the bag would not sit flat on my lap unelss I unsling it. It's a hassle when you have to unsling your bag before sitting down on a packed train.
Click-buckle should be on the outside since it is the one we'll use most often, and the flight-buckle should be on the inside. Also, the direction of the click-buckle should be switched for more intuitive use.
Lack of exterior storage. Even just an exapndible pocket for metro card or something would be great.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the bag. Just the right size for physically short minimalist.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated4out of5byJeff in EOfromgreat small back for a few itemsI walk 5 blocks to work. To carry a tablet, a book, a few manila folders and a few things it is perfect size and fit. It fits close and does not move around and is just the size for me. You do not really know it is there and the strap is easy to work with.
I think this bag would work great on a bike or longer walks. Timbuk2 builds really durable bags...and this Catapult seems to have all of that durablilty in a small package.
I have the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Medium but that bag is a way larger bag than I need for a daily commute bag.
Date published: 2013-01-02
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