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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
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
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 test all our bags with a focus on the hardwearing components such as zips, velcro, buckles, straps, and fabric. We source the best quality components possible and mercilessly test them to guarantee our bags last a lifetime.

 

Zips

We use the best zips; some bags require YKK zips, others require something a little different. We zip/unzip them 5000 times to guarantee they can zip the distance throughout the life of your bag.

 

Velcro

Some call it Velcro. We call it hook & loop because it definitely isn’t Velcro. It’s loud and crunchy on opening so you know it’s the real deal hook & loop. Seriously, our hook and loop is the best quality velcro on the market.

 

Buckles

We use Japanese nylon buckles. We strength test them to breaking point so you know they won’t buckle under pressure. Buckles that buckle exactly how and when you need them to, guaranteed.

 

Straps

We use flamed-webbing for our straps. Our straps are woven and passed through a flame to melt any loose strands back into the strap, eradicating future loose-threads and improving durability. There is no point in strength-testing our webbing because there isn’t a machine strong enough to break it.

 

Fabric

We use weatherproof polyester canvas of varying weights across our bags. All our fabrics are abrasion tested beyond the super high standards of hospital floors. Our Martindale abrasion testing machine rubs our fabrics 100,000 times with fine sandpaper under a 2.5Kg weight to test for durability. All our fabrics are abrasion-resistant to guarantee their integrity through a lifetime of daily commuting, rubbing, dropping, stuffing, and hospital visits.

 

Super Durable Bags

QUARFIE

QUARFIE

Shoulder Bag
SKIVVY (M)

SKIVVY (M)

Laptop Shoulder Bag
BARNEY RUSTLE BLANKET

BARNEY RUSTLE BLANKET

Our Iconic Messenger Bag
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 pig to the wettest and worst commuting week imaginable to show you the storm-buffering capabilities of our bags; just one of the key features of our bags and luggage that make them perfectly designed for outdoor use.

Our bags are weatherproof by design. When you see 900D Polyester fabric in our product description it means that 900mm of water can pool on your bag before any water seeps through – that’s a massive downpour. In fact, if you’re in a situation where you’re suddenly dealing with 900mm of water pooling on your bag, seek an ark or get yourself to high ground, your commute has gone horribly wrong.

The main areas water can infiltrate your bag is through the zips and seams. We cover our zips with rain guards to keep your gear dry. We keep seams off the base and add a second protective layer with the PVC-coated polyester lining. All our bags are weatherproof to help you commute in comfort and keep your gear protected and dry.

 

Weatherproof Bags

YEE ROSS

YEE ROSS

Laptop Backpack
QUARFIE

QUARFIE

Shoulder Bag
MODERATE EMBARRASSMENT

MODERATE EMBARRASSMENT

Laptop Messenger Bag
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