If you’re wondering where the biggest Crumpler store is to satisfy your fixation, check it out at the spanking new East Wing of the Shang-ri La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City. Worth checking out is the unique interior design, specially created for Crumpler by award-winning Australian architects Ryan Russell and Byron George.
In time for the Shang-ri La East Wing opening, Crumpler Philippines also launched the new Outpost Project series of bags as well as two new bag models: the Ludicrous Debacle and Proud Stash.
The Outpost Project is a series of bags made especially for mobile gearheads. While each bag looks different, they are all characterized by their distinct combination of classic hiker ruggedness and outdoor street style. Each Outpost Project bag has pouches and zippered pockets which makes it highly functional.
Inspired by the rugged nature of traveling, Crumpler has named each Outpost Project bag after cities and places that are visited by only the most hardy of travelers. Hence, you have camera bags named Cobram (Australia), Kashgar (China), Sebang (Malaysia), Aso (Japan), Karachi (Pakistan) as well as our very own Tondo (Philippines).
Started in 1992, Crumpler was the product of a young man named Stu Crumpler. Stu was an avid beer drinker and transporting cans of beer using his bike was slowly becoming a heavy chore. The first Crumpler bag was created for the sole purpose of being a beer container which worked quite well. Not soon after, Stu Crumpler’s highly durable “beer” bag caught the attention of a bike messenger company owned by Will Miller and Dave Roper who commissioned Stu Crumpler to reengineer the beer bag and make it into a backpack for their bike messengers. It was a complete success as the bags prived to be not only durable, but also practical and comfortable to use. Driven by a shared passion to create the best bags for bikers Stu, Will and Dave started their own business making and selling their own line of bags which was appropriately named “Crumpler”
The other Crumpler stores in Manila are located at Bonifacio High Street, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia.
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