21st September 2016

Canon is proud to be an authorised distributor of Crumpler here in New Zealand. Crumpler produces quality, functional and design focused bags for every occasion. You can pick up your own Crumpler bag at selected retailers or shop online here.

Check out the story behind the brand below and discover for yourself what makes Crumpler so unique. 

Founding inspirations

The need for Crumpler bags started in the early 90s when a bloke from Melbourne, Australia couldn’t find a bag that let him cycle home with a slab of beer on his back. The pursuit of a solution to this problem eventually saw three mates utilise their creativity to found a company that continues to make practical, long-lasting bags that serve a singular function bloody well.
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Crumpler's first bag began at the sewing machine of Stuart Crumple's grandmother. He sourced the best materials he could find – truck tarpaulin canvas, fluoro pink wetsuit thread, seat belts for straps and deep-sea diving buckles. Slinging these odds and ends together he formed the prototype for the first Crumpler messenger bag. During countless rounds of road testing the design and materials the bag improved. Stu even sought the expertise of a local parachute maker who pulled the prototype apart and showed him stronger methods of stitching.
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A short while later Stu found work as a bicycle messenger for local couriers Minuteman. The owners, Will Miller and Dave Roper, saw his bag and ordered twenty for their whole team of riders to thrash around Melbourne’s tangle of laneways. Will and Dave had dozens of people coming into the Minuteman headquarters asking about the bags. Seeing the positive response to the bags from the riders and the public they took a gamble on the bags, sold Minuteman, met with Stu and founded the Crumpler brand with a handshake over a beer at the pub.

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Three things you need to know about Crumpler bags

1. Guaranteed for life

Crumpler bags are built to last, which is why the come with a lifetime guarantee. This means any bumps or breakages beyond the usual wear and tear are covered under warranty, For full details click here 

2. Quality

Exterior and interior fabrics are purpose-chosen for durability and waterproofed on both sides; zips and handles are made to withstand constant use, as well as contoured for comfort. 

3. Design

Crumpler design principles are based around simplicity, a willingness to experiment and the determination to make the best bag possible
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Available in Noel Leeming and selected photo specialty stores throughout New Zealand 
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