Travel Gears: Crumpler “Considerable Embarrassment”

Crumpler bags are some of the highest quality bags out there. They’re designed to last a lifetime, and Crumpler backs that up with a great lifetime warranty against any product malfunction. A zipper breaks? Send it back with the receipt.

Considerable Embarrassment by Crumpler
Considerable Embarrassment by Crumpler

And with high quality comes thoughtful design, which is why their Considerable Embarrassment messenger-style bag is such a great product. It’s the perfect carry-on for travelers like me, mostly because it’s got so many pockets, pouches, and divisions. The worst thing about a bag can be not being able to find the right cable, your headphones, or the correct power converter. But the Considerable Embarrassment has 17 separate spaces, if you include the pen and marker loops.

Crumpler Laptop Bag
Crumpler Laptop Bag

It’s also pretty handy to carry, with the long strap comfortable both messenger-style across the chest and over one shoulder. It’s padded along a long portion, so it’s not going to rub and feel uncomfortable, but the padding is removable if you don’t like it. And it’s got an extra grab handle on the back side which doesn’t get in the way but is there if you just want to pick it up and carry it in one hand.

Crumpler Considerable Embarrassment Laptop Bag
Crumpler Considerable Embarrassment Laptop Bag

The lining is water resistant as well as tear resistant, to keep your items protected. And it’s got a big laptop sleeve for laptops up to 37.5 x 26.5 x 3.5cm.


  • 15L Main cargo zone
  • Flapped and padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 37.5 x 26.5 x 3.5cm laptop
  • Vertical opening zippered front accessory pocket
  • Front zippered pocket with 5 card slots
  • 2 pen loops and 1 marker holder
  • 3 slip pockets
  • Large velcro-fastened internal stuff pocket
  • Two internal stuff pockets


  • Width: 48 cm / 18.9 in
  • Height: 31.5 cm / 12.4 in
  • Depth: 15 cm / 5.91 in
  • Volume: 15 L / 915.36 cu in
  • Weight: 1.1 kg / 2.43 lb

So really, there’s no downside. Oh wait… the price. Crumpler bags, as I said before, are very high quality. You can tell that it’s been designed and stitched to last. This is a bag you should be able to use for the rest of your life. It’s discrete in dark colors, like the blue or black, but also available in brown with fluorescent orange trim. But it’s gonna cost you. For my money, it’s worth the price.

In the Philippines, you can find Crumpler specialty store in Shangri-la Plaza, Trinoma, Robinsons Magnolia and Bonifacio High Street. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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