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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 Blue Footed Booby were so named.

Every bag name has a story behind it. Ranging from the logical through to the perverse and back again. You’ll never guess how the Barney got its name…we’ll tell you that one all in good time. Perhaps it’s not the best (early) opener.

Crumpler co-founders, Will Miller and Dave Roper, have a list of names compiled from encounters, ideas, and inspirations scribbled on napkins, beer coasters, aeroplane sick bags, the backs of business cards and hands. Our diligent team of designers create a collection of bags, each of which is matched to a suitable name from the mystical bag name list.

We’ll be sharing the stories behind some of our bags as we float through time and space with Will & Dave. Join us and listen in.

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Smart Bags

Smart Bags

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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 and shoes, lunch and a yoga mat, gym gear and a d-lock, or an iPad, wallet, phone and keys; you’ll find a pocket purpose designed to conveniently and safely carry your gear and keep it dry.

 

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RAMPAGING MOB (M)

RAMPAGING MOB (M)

Commuter Laptop Backpack
BARNEY RUSTLE BLANKET

BARNEY RUSTLE BLANKET

Our Iconic Messenger Bag
SQUID

SQUID

Everyday Backpack
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