The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Sexy Computer Bags For Sexy Macs

From The Show Floor - Sexy Computer Bags For Sexy Macs

by , 12:00 PM EDT, July 18th, 2003

The booth that we were drawn to like people lost in the desert are drawn to an oasis, like moths to a flame, like Mac geeks to a new laptop bag... Well, if we mixed more metaphors it would make us dizzy.

It seems that some of our Australian Observers may be a bit more familiar with the cool folks at Crumpler Bags, but this was our first exposure to the company. Crumpler makes bags to put other companies to shame in their variety and functionality.

More importantly, the company makes their bags look sexy. From the design of the bags, to the colors chosen, to the lines they present, Crumpler's bags look good, and are functional to boot. Ranging from a basic shoulder bag to a monster messenger bag with add-on laptop sleeve cum camera and lens case, their products can appeal to anyone who needs to carry anything.

For US customers, bags can be purchased online from Crumpler's New York-based online store. New bags we were able to view from the show floor include several sizes of backpack, aimed at carrying your laptop securely and with a dash of style. The back panel zips open to reveal the contents of the bag, making it impossible for someone to open up the bag as long as you're wearing it.


Photograph by John F. Braun

The bags in the image above are only what was left by the time we took pictures, as the company quickly sold out of many of the models they brought to the show. If you want to see the company's full line, download the catalog at Crumpler Web site. The site is Flash driven, and very entertaining.

The Mac Observer Spin:

Why do we like Crumpler? Cool looking bags with even finer functionality, combined with sweet prices and, frankly, the most fun we've had on a Web site in ages.

Recent Headlines - Updated February 6th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Fri,5:30 PM
Ghostbusters Reboot gets its Own LEGO Kit
4:55 PM
Man Ties String to iPhone and Films Ski Run (Video)
4:45 PM
What To Do When Your Apple Watch Tells You NOT to Eat the Candy Bar
2:56 PM
‘Star Wars’ as a Grindhouse Trailer
2:29 PM
The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway
1:26 PM
Apple to Supreme Court: You can Skip Samsung’s Patent Appeal
1:16 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-05: Streaming the Super Bowl, Time Machine’s Failure
10:57 AM
Want to Watch the Super Bowl on Your iPad for Free? There’s an App for That
9:33 AM
Final Cut Pro X Adds 4K Video Export for Apple Devices
8:55 AM
iOS: That Stupid [Bleep] Siri and Its [Bleep] Nicknames
Thu,10:20 PM
Apple to Accept Some Cracked Screens in iPhone Trade-in Program and Install Screen Protectors
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!