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03. 26. 2007

Crumpler Bags From OZ

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Story of a bag: The first thing I thought when I saw the blue-and-white striped bag was ,"Ooohhhh, handsome!" The second thing was, "Ooohh, expensive!" ($110). And then, when I got the bag I realized it was so well-made that it was worth the money. Happy ending.

Made by the Australian company, Crumpler, it comes with these specs:
"Water resistant 100D Nylon shell & 420D Ripstop Nylon lining, 3 x internal front pockets, adjustable main strap w/ Quick Flick TM buckle, velcro release flap, strap trap accessory loop, 1 colour way available, limited edition of 1000 pieces, embroidered with inscription and individually sequentially numbered. This is a bare essential messenger style personal/day bag, uniquely styled with wrap-around stripes."

Three former bike messengers, Dave Roper, Will Miller and Stuart Crumpler, created Crumpler in Melbourne in 1995. Started accidentally when they couldn't find messenger bags they liked -- or would take the "thrashing" necessary -- they soon branched out into designing bags for laptops, photo, video and mobile devices. Photographers love their bags because of their durability and compartments.

This particular messenger bag has a multitude of uses, from cooler bag for some frosties, or a laptop bag, or even a messenger or school bag, with handy pockets inside for pencils, pens, whatever. And since it's a limited editon 10th anniversary bag, there's little chance you're going to bump into someone on the street with the same one (the horror!).

For fun, check out their website, Crumpler.

Posted by Evan    Category: accessories
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Robert:

Crumpler is #1 but you should also mention Timbuk2. Nice bags aswell.

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