Review: The Complete Seed Messenger Bag

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 17:31
Category: Luggage

Crumpler The Complete Seed Rocks!I don’t know what it is about bags, but I dig ’em. My latest fetish is The Complete Seed from Crumpler. It’s an A3 bag with six pockets, a killer padded shoulder strap and a third leg. All your bags are belong to us. Read More…


Crumpler The Complete Seed Rocks!I don’t know what it is about bags, but I dig ’em. My latest fetish is The Complete Seed from Crumpler. It’s an A3 bag with six pockets, a killer padded shoulder strap and a third leg. All your bags are belong to us.
Make no mistake about it, The Complete Seed is a true messenger bag. It’s made to be slung over a shoulder and carried anywhere – preferably by bicycle. It’s a little larger and will hold anything from several bagged tropical fish to a large FedEx tube and your gym clothes. If you’re used to a boxy square computer bag, then this will be a departure – but it will be a good departure.
The Complete Seed is a free-form messenger without a rigid structure, so you’ll need a laptop sleeve if you’re going to be toting your expensive PowerBook or iBook in it. The Crumpy kids offer three types of laptop sleeves:
1. McBains Baby in 3 sizes – 12″, 15″ + 17″
2. Skivvy in 3 sizes – 12″, 15″ + 17″
Both feature a removable shoulder strap, carry handle and zip pocket
3. School Hymn in 3 sizes – their hard case
Once you get over the fact that The Complete Seed is different, you won’t look back! Crumpler sacks have a sense of style like no other bag. Resist the urge to carry around a dark nondescript computer bag and add some color to your summer wardrobe. A computer bag is a fashion accessory and everyone knows that it’s all about the accessories!
The bag pictured in this article is The Complete Seed in gun metal, dark orange, light orange (CS-05A). I particularly like this combination because it’s the PowerPage colors. The Complete Seed also comes in green, royal blue, grey and black and if it’s a little too big, or all you carry is a PowerBook 12-inch then check out The Barney Rustle Blanket, a smaller version of the ‘Seed.
Like the names? Have a cruise through the new Crumpler U.S. Web site and check out some of their cool bags, including the Wonder Weenie, Fux Deluxe, Breakfast Buffet, Luncheon, Soupansalad and my favorites the Moderate/Considerable/Dreadful Embarrassment. Brilliant man, I love these guys.
If you find the Crumpler Web site tough to navigate, drag the horse/pig/ to the right, then click on the bicycle for messenger bags or the computer for computer bags.
Crumpler
The Complete Seed
Gun metal/dk orange/light orange (CS-05A)
US$95 with free shipping in the continental U.S.
Tech Specs

Features:
Water resistant 1000D Nylon shell on 420D Ripstop Nylon lining, 3 x external pockets, 3 x internal front pockets, adjustable removable shoulder pad w/ Third Leg stability strap, adjustable main strap w/ Quick Flick TM buckle, clip & Velcro release flap, strap trap accessory loop, 6 colour ways available. Converts to photo/video equipment bag with optional extra Bucket BU-04A insert.
Holds:
The latest version of Crumpler’s original CD3 messenger bag. Now features extra carrying capacity in addition to the security, comfort and stability afforded by the large front pockets, padded shoulder pad and 3rd leg stability strap. Sunburst style
Dimensions:
58x30x24cm
Volume:
22 litres

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