Crumpler launches new Urban Work Collection

Macworld Australia Staff
15 October, 2010
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The Heist Aimed at the young working male & female this is a new collection of sleek progressive laptop work bags

Crumpler have been making bags for quite a while now. 15 years in fact. They are best known for designing strong useful bags for folks who like to grab and go. Having spent a long time listening to those customers who carry their life on their back on a daily basis, they know what makes a great bag.

To answer the call of young working professionals who don’t want to sacrifice functionality for style, Crumpler have produced The Heist.

This collection includes a unique “wing” design that adds structure and strength to the bag, while still allowing the main body to be soft and lightweight. And because one size doesn’t always “fit all”, there are four styles to chose from, designed to fit either a 13 or 15-inch Macbook. Standard to all bags is a padded laptop sleeve, two internal pockets, zipped external pocket and on all, save the backpack, a shoulder strap too. And in typical Crumpler style each bags comes with an eclectic and interesting name!

The Dedarang:

This is a sleek slim-line bag that fits a 15-inch laptop with enough internal space and pockets for documents and to store all you need for a day’s work. This is a smart alternative to stuffy bland briefcases – the perfect option for the discerning urban businessman or woman.

Dedarang: $150

The Keith:

The Keith is a vertical shopper bag. This style is a refreshing break from the traditional laptop briefcase and a great option for women who prefer a tote as a laptop carrier. Similar to the Dedarang, The Keith supports a 15-inch laptop and has plenty of space for documents keys, phone cables and the rest of your daily requirements.

Keith $175

The Nhil:

Designed for those who prefer to carry their laptop and cargo comfortably on their back, The Nhil is a spacious yet streamlined pack. Cast any notions of bulky schoolbag aside, this bag is smart enough for the office. The Nhil holds a 15 or 17-inch laptop with plenty of space for cables, documents water bottle and a sweater too. The neat padded straps are smartly designed to secure access to the main zipper when worn. Which means peace of mind for you.

The Nhil: $200

The Boston:

This is the big daddy of the bunch. With space to facilitate a 15 to 17inch laptop and enough room for gym or overnight gear, this is the perfect carry-on bag.

It features comfy carry straps and a detachable shoulder strap for your portable pleasure. Boston: $225

As with all Crumpler bags, The Heist range comes with Crumpler’s “til death do us part” warranty. So, as long as you can draw breath and own your bag, we’ll fix it for you.

The Heist range will be available from Crumpler stores and at crumpler.com from November 2010.

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