The Outdoor Lounge range was designed to typify everything that Crumpler has come to be known for - High functioning bags and accessories with a focus on pushing the boundaries of style and developing ingenious solutions to everyday carrying needs. Bags that work hard and look great doing it. The Outdoor Lounge is inspired by where we've come and driven towards where we're going.
And, as the Crumpler design team explains, “This Winter we’ve decided to focus on all of those things that make the colder months of the year spectacular.”
“August launches with a harmonious colour palette that gives a sense of warmth and comfort. We’ve added more neutral and earthier tones across the range and introduced a ‘Dark Grey Marle’ in our signature 900D, adding a visually textural element to our classic silhouettes.”
And we hope you’ll agree: The Outdoor Lounge range feels at once warm and comforting. From the maroons, greens and yellows of the tonal palette to the almost wool-like texture of the canvas fabric used on certain styles; these bags are designed to evoke memories of rugging up beneath your favourite blanket.
While the fabric and colour choices give a sense of home comfort, the new design innovations and sleek shapes give the range purpose which speaks to the DNA of Crumpler’s inventive designs.
“The idea behind the Outdoor Lounge collection was to create a collection of clean, versatile, everyday bags, that triumph functionally during the work day while feeling at home by your side at the pub when the workday ends.”
The three hero bags of the range are The Aficionado backpack, The Art Crowd hybrid totepack and The Life Hack all-stops-pulled-out backpack.
The Aficionado is a simple backpack that does everything well. The sleek and understated design makes it perfect as a bag to use going to and from the office. The padded 13” external laptop sleeve, weatherproof canvas and nylon fabric and 12-litres of storage means it keeps everything you need to carry safe and sound within.
The Art Crowd is the ultimate in style and practicality. But this hybrid tote/backpack not only plays hard; it works hard too. It’s easy to access tote-style main compartment, padded 13” laptop compartment, weatherproof canvas/nylon blend and fully adjustable shoulder straps make it just as suited to a day at the office as it is to a night at a gallery.
And The Life Hack is the backpack that does it all. The drawstring accessible 17-litre main compartment is easy to fill and the two additional side access points mean your gear is easy to get to. And the non-gape bottle holders, 15” padded external laptop compartment and FidLock magnetised clasps are clever upgrades from the norm.
But the design team didn’t want to just make bags designed for carrying plenty to and from work or uni.
“We are often working on the go and our work spaces are becoming more flexible.” The design team said, “So we also wanted to introduce a more comprehensive offering of smalls and accessories to compliment the new styles.”
So, The Outdoor Lounge range also includes three small accessories; The Hot Desk travel pouch and; The Sachet accessories pouch.
It’s always an exciting when a new season hits the shelves. But The Outdoor Lounge range marks the beginning of a new direction for Crumpler. Our customer's lives have changed since we first started making bags over two-decades ago, and so it’s only logical that our bags should change with their needs.
We hope you enjoy The Outdoor Lounge range.