Under review are three accessories from Crumpler, a company that has made a name for its stylish and durable products that include professional camera and photography bags, laptop and technology bags, backpacks, casual bags and luggage.
The products featured in this review are called The Carrot, The Limpet and The Noose. You won’t learn anything from the names alone so read on to find out what they are.
The Carrot has the potential to be a lot of things but it is mainly a pencil case. Its main purpose, therefore, is to take care of your pens, pencils, highlighters, markers and other little school or office items. As a pencil case, The Carrot does its job very well to keep them safe and organized but in addition, it will keep them dry too. That’s because The Carrot is water resistant.
It should also be mentioned that The Carrot is a uniquely designed case, with the zipper crossing over the other side instead of being straight from end to end. The color choices are nice too. The Carrot is available in black, yellow and purple.
The Carrot is made of very special materials not found in your ordinary pencil case. Its outer shell and interior lining are both made from water resistant materials. It also boasts of a solid construction using a single piece of ultra durable material and a reinforced stitching on all stress points. The result? A very solid case that also screams “premium” at every angle. To prove to customers how durable the product is, Crumpler has a lifetime guarantee for The Carrot.
I know that The Carrot is a pencil case but you don’t have to use it as such. You can use it to store stuff that geeks usually have. You can therefore stash away some wires, earphones, cables and other stuff that needs to be kept away, as long as they fit in the case. The Carrot is a very handy accessory for those traveling since it has a brass reinforced eyelet which can be used to hook it into a bag or an accessory loop.
My recommendation? Buy it if you want a durable case for storing stuff. Don’t be fooled by its label as a pencil case. You can use The Carrot to store any of your stuff.
The Carrot is priced at P950.
Now this one is meant for the traveling type. The Limpet is Crumpler’s version of the luggage tag or bag tag. It’s designed with durability and functionality in mind.
To make The Limpet really durable, Crumpler used a blend of polyurethane, polypropylene webbing and ripstop nylon ensures. For a really strong webbing, Crumpler used super strength one piece tubular webbing that tapers from extra wide double weave through the tag, to 10mm at the attachment point. That may have sounded complicated but in simple terms, that means that Crumpler made The Limpet super durable beyond our comprehension.
But Crumpler didn’t stop at that. It also used an exterior fabric of 150D ripstop polyester, polyutherane backing and polypropylene insert. The insert is where you write details about yourself in case you lose your bag. It easily slides out when pulled.
The Limpet is one strong luggage tag that will most likely outlast the life of the bag you attach it to. And The Limpet is pretty to boot. You’ll have a selection of black, grey/orange-blue and grey/pink-yellow designs.
The Limpet is priced at P750.
The Noose is a camera strap. There are numerous camera straps from other brands but Crumpler distinguishes The Noose for its functionality, portability and durability.
The Noose is a hand strap, not a neck strap. It’s therefore useful if you don’t want your camera hanging on your neck and want it strapped to your wrist instead. If you own a camera –any camera- the Crumpler will be a great accessory. It goes well with compact digital cameras and DSLRs. I latched it on to a Canon G10 and they looked great together. The Noose is also offers more security for your camera since it is strapped on to your wrist as opposed to having something that loosely hangs on your neck.
You don’t have to worry about any possible discomfort or possible squeezing of the veins on your wrist. The Noose has soft neoprene padding underneath which offers sufficient protection for your arm as it follows the contours of your wrist.
The Noose is also solidly constructed. Crumpler used a super strong one piece tubular webbing that is capable of holding the camera really well. Crumpler was also able to squeeze in a pocket for a spare memory card just in case you need extra storage.
The Noose is being sold for P850.
The Carrot, The Limpet and The Noose are available at Crumpler Bonifacio Highstreet, Crumpler SM Megamall and Crumpler Trinoma branches.