Crumpler - Which bag do you have?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bomelon, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. bomelon macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    So, I'm looking for a bag, and have finally settled on something from Crumpler after hearing nothing but glowing reviews (I also found out they have a store downtown!). Right now, I don't think I'll be moving my 15" MBP out and about just yet, so I'm thinking about getting a green/yellow School Hymn or a Considerable Embarrassment for use with school even when I'm not carrying my MBP around (I need a new bag anyway, but after seeing it in person, it's kinda huge...but I guess that has to do with the size of what it's intended to hold). I also hear that Crumpler's warranty is covered as long as the original buyer is still the owner of the bag.. true?

    So enough of me, what do YOU have? Why? :D
  2. åidån Guest

    New Zealand
    I actually need a new bag for Uni too, and would be interested in what people have to say for the Crumpler Considerable Embarassment, looks like it has a nice amount of space.
  3. ghettochild macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Bay Area, CA
    I have the Sticky Date. Huge bag, fits tons of stuff.
  4. NewZealandMatt macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2007
    I had the Beefy Pocket for my MBA - and recently bought a 15" MBP and a Cheesy Disco to tote it around in. Been buying Crumpler bags for years and I love them - but I've found the best ones to be available from the UK. They have a great range there (including leather bags you can't get outside Europe) - my Beefy Pocket was the best computer bag I've ever owned, and I wish my MBP would fit into it (and that I could afford a leather bag for my 15"!) ... but I'm sure whichever you choose you'll be happy!
  5. mpopkin macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2003
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Crumpler is the best bag around period, i now have two, i have had a hee goer for 7 years, first used it with an ibook, then macbook, it even fits my 15", I would say that the part and parcel is a bit better for a 15" messenger bag, (it is the same series as the hee goer) but I just bought the beerback(up to 17" uMBP) and it is amazing, tons, upon tons of space for books, extra pockets inside and out, and a removable laptop sleeve that can be carried around)
    one thing about my heegoer and crumpler in general, is my bag has travelled, it has been to the Peace Corps, to China, and various other places, i throw it around, beat it up, but it still looks new, like brand spanking new, that is how rugged it is, and durable

    If you want a laptop backback, go with the king single or beerback(back is bigger) if you want a very very solid messenger bag, shell out the bucks and get a hee-goer/part and parcel, afterall why spend a bunch of money on a mac, and have it destroyed by an inferior product(incase)
  6. Nakkor macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2009
    Is that the new Unibody MBP 15" you have (is the old UMBP the same size?)? 'Cause looking at the specs for the new UMBP 15", it looks like it doesn't fit inside the Cheesy Disco bag.
    Bag: 'Fits... 15w'' laptops up to: 27 x 34 x 4,5 cm'
    New Unibody Macbook Pro 15": 24.9 x 36.4 x 2.41 cm

    Is it a tight fit, and do you think the Cheesy Disco also has room for a Wacom Intuos4 M pen tablet, given that it's approximately 0.5cm deeper and wider than the UMBP 15" @ (D x W x H): 25.4 x 37.0 x 1.2 cm, or will that stretch the bag too much??

    The reason I'm asking is that I've ordered the new UMBP 15" (my 1st Mac ^_^) and the Cheesy Disco looks really nice, but I'm concerned it's too small, especially since I'd like to carry the pen tablet with me as well.
    My next choice is the Henry's Jewels XL bag, which looks pretty much like the C.D. and also sports the '3rd-leg stabilizer', but is huge! =\

    It's just too bad that the Royal Säckli L and the Ugly Divorce doesn't have the '3rd leg stabilizer'. =\

    Another thing; do you feel that the shoulder strap is very stiff on the C.D., or has it begun to soften up with use (store person told me it would)?

    @ bomelon: Sorry for the ramblings and thread jack! :eek:
  7. Mustard Chops macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
  8. bomelon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    My God are you right, I can only wish we have the same selection :p
  9. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    i have the cashmere traveler .. havent used it yet
  10. NewZealandMatt macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2007
    There's more than enough room in the Cheesy Disco for the latest 15" UMBP - the bag has a removable pouch for the computer, and there's room to spare inside the pouch for my machine. I'd say you'll be well served by it judging from your requirements. I'd hate to guarantee your tablet would fit as well, but I'd be very, very surprised if it didn't.

    But if you can justify the outlay for the Royal Sackli, I'd also say, go for that ... it's a beautiful bag! Personally the third leg stabiliser is the first thing to come off my new Crumplers, but each to their own. :)

    Also, the shoulder pads do soften after a while. I've only had my Cheesy Disco a week so it's still fairly stiff, but I'm fully expecting it to soften up after a month or two.
  11. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    I have the Cheesy Chick for my blackbook. The 15" version is the Cheesy Tina, they both come with a removable padded sleeve. I really like these bags. Not as feminine as I hoped though, a dude could get away with using one.

    I also have the King Single, but I find the shape, lack of compartments and straps inconvenient/uncomfortable for a computer backpack. Try it out first at a store before you order one.
  12. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2009
    The Rotten Apple
    Two North Face Recon bags. Both '07 models, before North Face started making crappy bags. One unused and still in the North Face brown shopping bag. :D
  13. jovo macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2009
    I got the Chester Squander today. Love the quality and colour contrast between the inside and outside of the bag. Now I just need my mbp 13 to be delivered!
  14. MAC~n~Cheese macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Any crumpler-users that have also used Timbuk2 bags? I've heard good things about them as well but have never used either. Like you guys, i'm in the market for a good bag for my 13 MBP too.
  15. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I have a Whickey and Cox, but I only use it for traveling since that's really a camera bag; it does hold my laptop obviously.
  16. BrianRecchia macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    I just ordered the Moderate Embarrassment for my 13" MacBook Pro. The Crumpler website says it fits 13" notebooks, so I'm pretty sure it'll fit. I would've gotten the Considerable Embarrassment, since I know for sure it'll fit, but I want a tight, secure fit. Does anyone know anything about what the Crumpler Custom Store in NYC charges? It's about a half hour from my house, so if it's not much I might end up returning the bag to Amazon when it comes and buy a custom bag, instead.
  17. OneBlueFire macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2008
    Manila, Philippines
    I use the Considerable Embarrassment for my 15" uMBP. They said it was designed for the non-unibody MBP and that's why my uMBP sticks out just a little from its pocket inside the bag. Other than that tiny detail, it's perfect for everyday use. I've got my laptop, its charger, a mighty mouse, a few notebooks, CDs and DVDs, and a few other smaller things inside it. Plus it's easy to carry. =)
  18. Nakkor macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2009
    Thanx for the reply mate!! This sure sounds promising! :)
    I got my UMBP 15" today, so I'll swing by the photo shop tomorrow with it and a cardboard mockup of the Intuos4 M to check if it might fit.

    It's only €10 extra over the Cheesy Disco, so np. My flatmate has the Royal Säckli M for his Eee-pc, and it sure looks nice. Also, I've noticed that having a leather top makes it easy to wipe off if it's gotten dirty (like muddy water splatter from bike wheels).
    I ride a bike a lot, so I'm thinking I will need the 3rd leg... hmm, must ask my flatmate about this.

    Ok, what about the shoulder strap itself? Seems awfully stiff to me... has anyone used the Cheesy Disco (or other bag with the same stiff strap) for a longer period of time, and has the strap gotten softer or shaped itself to the contours of your body?
    I'm actually thinking about replacing the strap with a car belt strap :cool: (like on the Royal Säckli).. but the jury is still out on that one. :rolleyes:

    *sigh* I never manage to type short posts. =\
  19. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    must agree that its one of the best bags around. I've used Tumi in the past but I love my Crumpler. I have the "the dreadful embarrassment".
  20. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    I have a crumpler Breakfast Buffet bag and LOVE IT. It's great for carrying 1-2 big books plus a netbook and my kindle. Only downside is the lack of excess pockets (no organizer panel) but I've been using a simple pencil case to hold all my stuff and it's actually been really helpful. The build quality on the crumpler bag is very impressive.
  21. NStocks macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2008
    I have the ' Barney' for my 17" MBP. Very strong and durable bag. Looks good too.
  22. duncanapple macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    I have the King Single - its a really nice backpack for sure. Good padding (for computer and my back) nice build, nice design.

    You have a 15inch MBP so you probably wouldn't even consider the Salary Sacrafic, but a tip for anyone else reading this - it supposedly fits a 13 MB... it does not! The corners were protruding into the zippers on the top. I had to return it (shipping at my expense) and get the King. Even if the 13 inch did fit in the salary sacrafic, not much else does.

    All in all happy with my Crumpler -
  23. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    I love that bag
    where can i get that in canada.
    I have a dslr camera bag and new macbook pro 13"
    Want to combine it all in one. Also would like to get a nice sleeve for the notebook too.
  24. Nakkor macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2009
    15" UMBP + Wacom Intuos4 M --> Crumpler Cheesy Disco

    Borrowed a Crumpler Cheesy Dico bag (yes, the red/white one) from a local photo store (where a friend works) today to see if I could fit my current/planned gear. Since I haven't bought a Wacom Intuos4 M pen tablet yet, I made a mockup out of the shipping cardboard box from the Macbook.

    Not only did the Cheesy Disco bag swallow the 15" UMBP and the Intous4 M pen tablet, but also some other stuff as well... and with some room to spare! :D

    This is what I put into it (click to zoom):
    [​IMG] compact camera (pouch showing in the top left corner), pencils, pens, sketch pad, marker pens, chargers (cam. + mbp), mouse (I will get another one), headphones, wallet, day planner, Intous4 M pen tablet and the 15" Macbook Pro.

    I'm seriously considering buying this bag! But before I do, I'm going to have a look at the Sticky Date Stripe and the Henry's Jewels L/XL bags.. that is, IF I can find the H.J. bag locally.

  25. Feng Shui macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2008
    In terms of usability and textbook holding capacity, which one is better: King Single or Beer Back?


    Edit: NVM, both at 29cm deep, so its about the same.

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