crumpler bags, help on decission!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Klopsi69, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. Klopsi69 macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004

    I really like the look of the crumpler backpacks, namely the sheep scarer and base toucher but don't know which one to get.
    i want to be able to fit my 12" PB with powersupply, a tshirt+jeans, some text books and A4 pads.

    could i cram all this in the sheep scarer, or would the base toucher be a better bet?

    anyone any experience with these bags?

    unfortunately there are no stores nearby so i can't check them out for myself.

    Any help appreciated.
  2. thirteen1031 macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004

    Here's there website so we can all reference...

    I've never used them--never even heard of them before you mentioned them. Trust the Ausies for interesting name for backpacks. They certainly look like they can hold plenty.
  3. Klopsi69 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004
    so i guess no-one had any experience with these two bags? I've searched the web like a mad thing and can find virtually no comments on the base toucher, and literally NOTHING on the sheep scarer.


  4. squeakytoy macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    Check out for more info on Crumpler bags.

    It says there that the Sheep Scarer will take a 12" and the other one fits up to a 15" laptop.

    I have one of their messenger style computer bags (ie it's padded), and I can tell you that although the bag looks big, the padded laptop section takes up some space - go for the big one if you want to fit clothes etc in there.

    Awesome quality bags - very strong materials with chunky zips and velcro. Crumpler started near Melbourne, Australia and you see people wearing these bags all the time.
  5. jasonwood macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    The sheep scarer will fit a 12" notebook, 600 page textbook and a 1" binder no problem... with a little room in the top for a few cans of pop. You can buy them on my web site,
  6. phrancpharmD macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    Historic Norcross
    base toucher

    I have the Base Toucher. It would certainly be large enough to fit what you want into it; the Sheep Scarer might be a tight fit. These bags (the Base Toucher at least) is the best bag I've ever had. It rocks! It would be great if Crumpler included the interior volume for each bag on its website though.
  7. josepho macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Personally I've got the Crumpler Roll-o-notes, which is one of the messenger-style bags. I really really like it, as it's excellent for my 12" Powerbook, however it certainly isn't big enough to fit all you want.

    I could get in my PB, 2 notepads (spiral bound, quite thick) and 2-3 slimish books (novels, critical analyses, etc), however I can't fit in much else. Sure, my power supply fits into the zipper bit at the front, but I couldn't fit in any clothes, a bottle of juice (500ml) or even a CD or two...

    It's ideal for what I want, but occasionally is slightly frustrating, when I have to carry stuff in my hands, rather than stuffing it in the bag.

    Good luck with whatever you choose!

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