Once a must-have for any bicycle courier, the messenger bag has become a mainstream fashion accessory – often providing a quirky alternative to tradition bags.
And if you’re talking about the messenger satchel, it’s impossible not to mention the people who helped make it cool – Crumpler.
These guys have been around for almost 15 years now, and although they started out making bags for actual messengers, their consumer retail outlets now stretch across the globe from China to the US.
If you’ve ever owned a Crumpler, you’ll know that they’re made for moving – a tough exterior and equally durable interior, with straps that feel like you’re wearing a seatbelt when you’re riding.
But the brand is about more than just bags, it’s about a playful tongue-in-cheek culture – the company choosing to give their bags names like The Considerable Embarrassment and (more recently) The Fug sleeve for iPad.
Often referred to as being a little ugly, their ranges also include some more refined options, including their newest bags. The Heist collection offers 4 new bags in the Tech Bag range – for all your technology related moving!
They should be available later this year.
The good folk at Crumpler are giving habitusliving.com readers the chance to take home one of the bags from The Heist range. To enter, just click here and tell us what you’d carry in your Heist from Crumpler. Remember, the most creative response will win.