Crumpler Bag quality....what happened?

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Crumpler Bag quality....what happened?
May 31, 2012

A friend was admiring my various Crumpler bags the other day, and I took him over to the Crumpler store here in SF.

Wow, were we disappointed with the current state of the bags. The 7 Million Dollar Home, my everyday walk around camera bag, is using a much thinner material, has reduced the various pockets, and has really really really really really really crappy padding. I mean, horrible compared to mine, and even ones from as recent as last year. The padding is thin, hard, and the covering inside is cheap feeling. Not the nice soft fuzzy stuff of yesteryear.

What happened? Has the company decided that the best way to make a buck is to reduce quality and keep the same price. Comparing my bag to the one in the shop, even the sales person admitted that the new bag wasn't as good.

Well, I guess at some point, as costs go up, something has to give.

Blah. Et tu, Crumpler?

Think Tank Photo here we come.

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