It’s 1992. A young man sits hunched over his grandmother’s old sewing machine in a shed in Ballarat, Australia. He’s trying to get the machine to sew through a truck tarp, so he can make a bag strong enough to carry a slab of beer home on his bike. Grandma may have helped with the prototype, but it was a parachute-maker who in 1993 really helped Stuart ‘Stu’ Crumpler on a path to making better bags. These days the Crumpler range includes professional camera and photography bags, laptop and technology bags, backpacks, casual bags and luggage. But despite the evolution in style and use that Crumpler bags have undergone, the principles behind the original pattern have basically remained the same – creativity, innovation, a willingness to experiment, a big dose of humour and products that are built to last a lifetime. Adventurers, photographers, riders, designers, makers, thinkers, doers. Crumpler: Bags and Luggage for people who know how to live.