Tuesday, July 28, 2009
CRUMPLER: HIP BAGS THAT CARRY IT ALL
Outdoor Retailer Market, SLC-Utah
July 23rd, 2009
Words, Images- Judith Ecochard
We had a senior moment when we first got the email from Crumpler. But then our brain cells fired up with complete recognition…as this line of fun and thoughtfully detailed haulers are very popular in the Big Apple (especially the Messenger and Photographers Bags
with padded laptop sleeves and a quiet Velcro silencer so as not to ruin the moment).
Originally hailing from Australia, Crumpler’s navigated the Pacific with colorful and durable carryalls that manage to have compartments for people like us- that carry our lives around (the Commuter line)...and for people that carry their near and dear around (baby packs).
What’s new for Spring 2010 are the Duffle Bags made from Nylon 900 “D” …meaning it’ll survive commercial airline manhandling.
And the revamped, retooled Sinking and Customary Barges daypacks and bags also have rainhoods that protect against the elements.
There’s also a hydration pack collection (The Bumper Issue) with tubes that snake down either side, a clip that has a safety whistle, a bite valve and a removable bladder so one can use the carryall as a day pack too.
Crumpler Bags has an e-commerce store, are available online on many sites… and has a brick and mortar’s location in the West Village at 49 8th Avenue Between Jane and West 4th Streets, NYC.
WHAT WE LOVE: The names…like “5 Million Dollar Home” for a large messenger bag…and jazzy graphics ---like the traffic stopping "Barney Rustle Blanket" hauler.
FYI: Apparently the founder stitched up the originally Crumpler to efficiently transport pizza and a six-pack of beer. ALRIGHT MATE!