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SQUID - Stowable Backpack

Design notes

Now you see it, now you don’t. The incredible shrinking Squid is a stow-away drawstring backpack that appears on demand to accommodate your cargo carrying needs, then returns to the fold just as quickly. Simple and useful in equal measure, the Squid’s 20 litre interior and zippered front pocket combo is great for gym gear or groceries, super for schoolbooks or sports, and handy on holidays as a bag-within-a-bag back up for washing, toting, day packing or heavy duty free retail therapy.


FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE SPACE. To ensure you can put lots of stuff in and get to it pronto, we first put in lots of thought. That’s why we gave the Squid a seriously large 20 litre main compartment, as well as a quick access front zippered picket.

LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT. Tipping the scales at just 200 grams, the Squid weighs about the same as a supermodel’s breakfast, while its 21mm x 12mm x 6mm folded dimensions allow it to slip unnoticed into the tightest packed suitcase, or even your jacket pocket.

FLESH FRIENDLY DRAWSTRING.The more stuff you carry, the more you’ll appreciate the Squids’s 4mm diameter thick drawstring cord. Even over the long haul, its soft but strong woven polypropylene remains gentle on your hands and your shoulders.

The combination of woven polypropylene cord and oversized drawstring hemming makes for fast opening and equally quick, no-gap closure.

Be it rain, hail, sleet, snow, beer or mixed drinks, the Squid’s 150D Rip-stop outer and oversized drawstring hemming are designed to weather the storm and keep what’s inside dry.

Designed to outlast its lifetime guarantee, the bag features a strong, water resistant 150D Rip-stop outer and lining, woven polypropylene cord, and bonded nylon thread with reinforced stitching on the drawstring anchor points, seams and all other stress points.


Width: 28 cm / 11.02 in
Height: 43 cm / 16.93 in
Depth: 22 cm / 8.66 in
Volume: 20 L / 1220.47 cu in
Weight: 0.2 kg / 0.44 lb


This product is covered by the legendary Crumpler Lifetime Warranty.

Crumpler warrants to the original retail purchaser that the zippers, buckles, bindings and all other components on our products will be free from defects in materials or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the product. If one of our products fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, we will repair or replace the defective part. Just return the product to one of our AU Crumpler stores or send it to our Repair Team, together with your proof of purchase.

Our warranty does not cover damages that result from misuse or abuse of the product. It does not cover normal wear and tear or damages such as abrasion, scratches or fading. The warranty also does not cover incidental or consequential damages, such as damage to, or loss of, the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses.

SQUID is rated out of 5 by 0.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Bought this beauty a few months ago and pretty much use it everyday. It has definitely become my favourite bag. 18 cans of beer? No worries, there was even room for more, but as I was riding I didn't want to be too unbalanced. 8L of goon? Too easy, you can even chuck em in with the boxes. Perfect for going to the gym, can chuck all my uni stuff inside it and it feels great on my back. I'll probably buy another one the next time I'm another crumpler bag
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A backpack that folds ,not a folding backpack Bought two squids a couple of years ago ,one for myself and one for my son Wanted them as easily packable back up bags when traveling  They are so spacious ,light ,cool and comfortable to wear even when heavily loaded that they have become daily use bags and primary bags for overnight trips as space and weight is a concern for carry on when boarding regional airlines  When lightly loaded you are unaware of their presence You do have to use common sense when packing heavy ,put softer articles against your back ,but the rope shoulder straps are comfortable enough to wear for hours when hiking and carrying several liters of water My son has used his to carry text books to school on many occasions and neither bag is showing any signs of wear and tear These are the best drawstring backpacks on the market ,I hope crumpler continues to make them for many years Crumpler recently increased the colour choices which is great but unfortunately they changed the zipper pull to one of lesser quality and replaced the cloth crumpler patch with a rubber patch which looks slightly cheaper Crumpler please keep these bags simple and maintain the high quality  Everyone should own at least one squid ,whilst it is not a specialized backpack ,it certainly is not a compromized backpack
Date published: 2013-12-01