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Bag Stories – Spring Peeper

Bag Stories – Spring Peeper

The latest instalment of Bag Stories harks back to our first wheeled bag, which evolved into the Spring Peeper luggage collection. Will and Dave created their own wheeled duffel bag… READ MORE
Bag Stories – Dry Red

Bag Stories – Dry Red

Alcohol’s use as a creative lubricant is by no means a novel concept and certainly not within the walls of Crumpler HQ. Driving direct to the source and stocking up… READ MORE
Bag Stories – The Skivvy

Bag Stories – The Skivvy

Deep in the Milky Way, in a spaceship overlooking the small blue dot known as Earth, Crumpler founders Will and Dave sit with a zero-gravity beer and talk about why… READ MORE
Buy the Bag Carry The Story

Buy the Bag Carry The Story

Crumpler product names are something else. Our logic and rhythm may lack a discernable beat and clarity to some, but to us it’s as clear as why football or the… READ MORE
Smart Bags

Smart Bags

WATCH THE VIDEO All bags are not created equal. Our bags are designed to make packing and accessing your gear as easy as possible; whether you’re carrying a big raincoat… READ MORE
How To Clean Your Bag

How To Clean Your Bag

Forgotten fruit, leaked drinks, stinky food, and commuting mud don’t need to spoil your bag. Your Crumpler is easy to clean with warm soapy water and some elbow grease. The… READ MORE
Versatile Bags

Versatile Bags

Our bags are purpose built but thrive on versatility. What you pack and how you use your bag is restricted only by your imagination. Barneys take trips in cars, planes… READ MORE
Super Durable Bags

Super Durable Bags

We are serious about quality. How serious? Deadly serious. Well, we haven’t killed for quality… yet. We’re strict on quality so we can guarantee our bags for life. We stress… READ MORE
Weatherproof Proof

Weatherproof Proof

Crumpler bags are designed and tested for outdoor use. Keeping your Crumpler indoors is kinda like buying a new car to collect the mail. We subjected a willing walking guinea… READ MORE
Freaks On The Beach

Freaks On The Beach

Photographer and designer Andrew Diprose was looking forward to some much-needed time out during his Miami and Los Angeles stopovers. He and his girlfriend Tess were returning home after an… READ MORE
Plastic Camera Diaries

Plastic Camera Diaries

The Unstuck Man is a photographer and filmmaker living in Northern Thailand. On a recent trip through India, he decided to challenge himself by shooting on a plastic camera. The… READ MORE
Winds of Change in Creative Seas

Winds of Change in Creative Seas

Paper Sea Quarterly (PSQ) is a beautifully produced publication that feels more like a book than a magazine. The first thing you’ll notice when you get your hands on a… READ MORE
A Walk Through Maton Guitars

A Walk Through Maton Guitars

Maton Guitars was founded in 1946 after years of Bill May and his brother Reg repairing and making stringed instruments from their shed in Thornbury. Maton quickly established itself as… READ MORE
The Paterson Project

The Paterson Project

Clear your Friday night, Melbourne. The Paterson Project is an absolute must see, this Friday night 6pm, 173-181 Smith Street, Fitzroy (200m north of our Fitzroy Store). The Paterson is… READ MORE
The Hampi Goat Herders

The Hampi Goat Herders

A friend told me I should visit Hampi, a town of goat herders located smack dab in the middle of India, about 125km inland from Goa. The narrow roads leading… READ MORE
This Side Of Paradise

This Side Of Paradise

My parents’ birthplace of Sri Lanka has been a constant source of ambivalence for me. As a three year-old, I declared the motherland “yuck, dirty!” on my maiden trip. The… READ MORE
Small Escapes

Small Escapes

Each year, the North Shore of Hawaii hosts the final event in the World Championship Tour of Surfing. This tiny stretch of coastline is steeped in history and tradition –… READ MORE
Level 7 Total House

Level 7 Total House

Inner city car parks aren’t necessarily synonymous with creativity. They tend to conjure memories of huffing up musty stairwells trying not to touch the gross walls, enduring clouds of stale… READ MORE
Clearly Different

Clearly Different

What do British-born Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A., Social Media, and the British government’s rollout of CCTV cameras all have in common? Probably quite a lot but in this particular instance,… READ MORE
Inside Coober Pedy

Inside Coober Pedy

Melbourne photographer Abi Varney saw some photos of the remote mining town and tourist destination Coober Pedy and knew it was something worth experiencing. Armed with a camera, intense curiosity… READ MORE
Dave Tacon – In Search of Stories

Dave Tacon – In Search of Stories

Dave Tacon is a self-taught photojournalist based in Shanghai. 10 years ago, Dave threw himself headfirst into his first assignment in post-war Sierra Leone and has experienced most iterations of… READ MORE
Pedalling Perfection

Pedalling Perfection

Christmas is rumbling on the horizon, work is winding up, Summer is beginning to crackle, and that anticipated opportunity to rinse out the mind, the summer trip, is within plain… READ MORE
Mathery Studio

Mathery Studio

Erika Zorzi & Matteo Sangalli are Italian designers and together they are Mathery Studio – a multidisciplinary design studio. They spent one year working in Melbourne and were invited to… READ MORE
Orbitkey – A start-up success

Orbitkey – A start-up success

Industrial Designer Charles Ng hated the rattling noise his keys made when he went for a run. A lifelong interest in design and tinkering led to a simple and practical… READ MORE
Working From Paradise

Working From Paradise

Paradise is closer than you think. A 4-hour flight from Melbourne to Auckland followed by a 5-hour flight lands you in Tahiti. Photographer Ed Sloane undertook the 9-hour commute to… READ MORE
The Long Commute

The Long Commute

The best part of a road trip is the sensation of feeling work and life at home melt away behind you and a weekend (or more) of adventure roll out… READ MORE
Thailand’s Official Star Wars Nerd

Thailand’s Official Star Wars Nerd

Atis Ruchirawat is Thailand’s official Star Wars nerd. While we were in Bangkok, he showed us through his 10,000-piece collection and told us why he started collecting and talked about… READ MORE
Ink & Paper

Ink & Paper

Jeffrey Phillips is an illustrator living and working in Melbourne. We met Jeff through the internets, then in real life, and love his ability to capture so much personality and… READ MORE
Bangkok Commuting Culture

Bangkok Commuting Culture

Crumpler was recently in Bangkok, Thailand for the Thai Innovation and Design Expo. Architecture, design and art magazine Art4D invited Crumpler to present a two-day-intensive workshop discussing the finer points… READ MORE
The Lost Art of Portion Control

The Lost Art of Portion Control

American cuisine comprises some of the best and worst food I have ever eaten. For every sugar-coated, over-salted, corn-syrupy culinary atrocity, there is the counterbalance of the perfect slice of… READ MORE
The Pretty Littles – Rock & Roll

The Pretty Littles – Rock & Roll

The Pretty Littles are a rock band. There is no sexing up the matter. No celebrity collaborations, no glitter, no top 40 remix, no soulful acoustic pop-crooning, definitely no stomp… READ MORE
Poisson Cru – A Tahitian treat

Poisson Cru – A Tahitian treat

Ed Sloane is a freelance photographer who focuses on surf and the ocean. Between work trips to some of the world’s most exciting and beautiful places, he spends long hours… READ MORE
Notes From The Underground

Notes From The Underground

Nusha Gurusinghe is a wayfarer and photographer who documents her trips on film. She recently returned from a trip through America enjoying the cultural experience that the New York subway… READ MORE
Whacked In The Face By Hong Kong

Whacked In The Face By Hong Kong

Nicole Reed is a photographer who lives to capture the world. She has exhibited work in four different solo shows and her photos have been published in outstanding publications such… READ MORE
A New Line of Sight

A New Line of Sight

Dean Saffron is a freelance documentary photographer who has published work in The New York Times, Black and White magazine, The New Internationalist, Australian Geographic, ABC, and The Australian amongst… READ MORE
Wilsons Prom In Moonless Winter

Wilsons Prom In Moonless Winter

A couple of mates thought it would be fun to get four photographers into three tents for the weekend down at The Prom for a weekend of shooting. I don’t… READ MORE
Tahiti – Off The Channel

Tahiti – Off The Channel

Tahiti is a very, very special part of the world – a south Pacific gem. I recently visited this small part of the Pacific for the first time and what… READ MORE
A Balloonist’s Waist Pack

A Balloonist’s Waist Pack

A balloonist requires a low-level aviator license to fly. A few of us were standing around the beer cooler in Crumpler HQ talking about hot air balloons and our recent… READ MORE
Guatemala’s Monster Lake

Guatemala’s Monster Lake

We had heard many tales of the Lake’s beauty. That it is responsible for expatriating thousands of people entranced by its beauty, under the spell of its purported magical energy,… READ MORE
The Desert

The Desert

Halfway through 2012 the creative director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, led an expedition of surfers, cinematographers, photographers, and musicians into the remote Western Australian desert for three… READ MORE
The Spokesman

The Spokesman

James MacDonald was a very enigmatic man who had taken it upon himself to collect a bicycle from each developmental epoch of the bicycle’s progression for future generations to enjoy.… READ MORE
A Tour Around the Vis-à-Vis

A Tour Around the Vis-à-Vis

It’s hard to imagine that it’s taken from the root system of a plant. It’s almost creamy but sharp too, it coats the tongue and roof of the mouth, turning… READ MORE
New Orleans

New Orleans

Four years after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, i visited the still-reeling New Orleans, or NOLA as locals call it. The city was still working through the aftermath of the hurricane.… READ MORE
Tacos

Tacos

It’s hard to ignore the Mexican culinary boom that has taken over Melbourne’s restaurant scene. Tacos seem to be everywhere and boy did they get fancy – lobster and truffled… READ MORE
A Walk Through New York City

A Walk Through New York City

New York City had always been on the top of my wish list of places to travel. Growing up watching movies and tv shows set in NYC I had always… READ MORE