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Australia Post delivery within 3 -7 business days
Domestic Express Post $10.00
Australia Post delivery within 1 - 2 business days.

International shipping

International Economy $40.00
7 - 21 day delivery world wide
International Express $85.00
3 - 7 business days delivery worldwide

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Please note: We are not able to ship to any countries in Europe, Africa or South America.


Design notes

The exceptional that proves the rule, the full-featured Barney Rustle Blanket manages to be all things to all people seeking a messenger style bag as uniquely perfect as themselves. Proportioned to carry loads without ever weighing you down, it fits A4/foolscap-sized folders in its 12.5-litre main compartment, plus all your technology and everyday essentials across an array of easy access pockets. Dual velcro flap seals and closure straps with quick release locks keep everything secure, while the extra-wide, padded shoulder strap with patented third leg keep everything stable. The Barney features a water resistant heavy duty polyester outer shell complete with reflective strip, D-lock holder, accessory loops, and a highly water resistant Rip-stop lining.


  • 5 Storage zones - 12.5l main cargo zone, large zipped front pocket, flexible velcro closure internal pocket and 2 slip pockets
  • Flexible, accessible space
  • Dual velcro flap fasteners
  • Wide, adjustable length strap with removable shoulder pad
  • Dual quick release compression straps
  • Ambidextrous third leg stabiliser, stops your bag from sliding around while you cycle
  • Dual accessory loops
  • d lock holder
  • Safety reflecto
  • Heavy duty plain weave polyester outer fabric, highly water resistant and extremely durable
  • Bonded rip stop lining, structured and extremely water resistant
  • Built tough

Size & Volume

Width: 47 cm / 18.5 in
Height: 29 cm / 11.4 in
Depth: 16cm / 6.3 in
Volume: 12.5 L / 762.8 cu in
Weight: 0.9 kg / 1.98 lb

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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.

customer reviews

BARNEY RUSTLE BLANKET is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top everyday bag... I initially bought this bag as an all-day access bag to partner my backpack for a trip to India. It's now done two Indian visits, a Bali holiday and is my everyday bag for work. On my wife's insistence we took a different bag on another Indian trip and it was awful - I moaned about it every day we were there and missed the Crumpler which was restored to its rightful place of pre-eminence for the next visit. The access and ease of use of the Barney Rustle makes it the perfect bag for my needs - lots of sensible pockets and a zipped compartment for a little bit of security. I've had it four or five years now and it has never let me down. One of my better buys
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in quality! Ive bought this model few months bag as a everyday bag to work n college. NEVER REGRETTED !!!
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built to last! I've had a barney rustle blanket for about 8 years now and the only thing wrong with it is that it's a bit dirty! These bags are built to last! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bag you would never regret buying. I first bought a BRB when I was enrolling in the university. Well I have so many bags that I've used in the past, you name it. Well the way I treat my bag is pretty harsh, I would throw it around, put in different places, on the floor on the sand carry heavy stuff. Basically the BRB really is durable. You can put an awful lot of stuff and it still manages to hold your things properly. I use it to go to class daily, to the gym, to travel, to ride a bicycle. The only thing I would suggest is that you could try out your laptop first before buying the bag. I have a 15.6 inch laptop and its a little cramp in there but it still gets the job done. Although sometimes it gets a little painful on the left shoulder with only one sling but that's the only down side of the bag either than that I would definitely recommend it to anyone ! The most loyal bag you would ever have worth every penny.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bag Have had this bag for a while now and it's great. Perfect size for day-to-day, and built to last. The D-lock loop is a nice touch, as is the little pocket to hide the chest strap when you're not using it. I just wish it had a velcro pocket (like the big old Crumpler messenger bag, which I bought this to replace). Can't complain though. If you're thinking about getting one, do it.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic and the best! the brb is a classic and deservedly so. i have had mine for about 6 years and it was my first crumpler bag and it is still going strong. i have used it for overseas trips, uni and all other stuff in between. i bought a laptop version a couple years after but went back to the brb, the only thing missing perhaps is a laptop slot but nonetheless i still get my 15 inch macbook pro in there with a bunch of other books/pads and general stuff.
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comment from Thai I bought this from flagship store at Central World in Thailand. Actually I have owned Crumpler bags for many years ago; 6MD and 8MD which are very tough and stylish, but this bag is the one I love most, yes I'm talking about Barney. It is the most cool messenger bag I've ever seen, its color and safety reflector are so bright and easy to notice when you have to ride in low light. Such a beautiful workpiece, thanks.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just right I love this bag. I received my BRB (no thanks to US customs) in the mail 5 months ago. At 12.5L it is half the size of the daypack that I carried religiously for the past 5 years, but the wide mouth layout and versatile pockets fit my needs better. I don't have to dig for the matching Haven (m) with my DSLR and 2 lenses--an arrangement that I highly recommend over a dedicated camera bag that isn't good for much else and temps you to carry more than you need. (I also have a now discontinued Haven XL that holds all the camera gear I don't carry on me). I carry the BRB daily and have enjoyed it on several hikes including a steep scramble up Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, AZ USA recently. (see my google+ profile for pictures). I thought long about buying this bag--the higher cost than comparable bags and extra shipping across the Pacific kept me at bay for a long time. The deciding factor was a review I read on a competitor's website from SF. A reviewer said their bag was 'good', but it wasn't a BRB. I'm proud to own the gold standard. Thanks Crumpler! Mike Scott Oregon, USA
Date published: 2015-04-10
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