Crumpler isnâ€™t really known as a ladyâ€™s bag brand but, once in a while, they do come out with a special bag for the fairer gender, and one such bag is the one we got for you today â€“ the Crumpler Gypsy Moth Flight.
Two things caught my attention instantly with the Gypsy Moth Flight – (1) it’s got a very feminine design, which is a rarity for Crumpler, and (2) it’s actually deceptively light, an adjective that doesn’t usually go hand-in-hand with a Crumpler laptop bag.
That last bit about it being lighter than the average Crumpler laptop bag is thanks to the Gypsy Mothâ€™s hybrid outer shell – the upper being made of soft waxed canvas and the bottom clad in the durable waterproof material that Crumplerâ€™s known for. Result: you get a bag thatâ€™s easy to tote around but is still tough as nails (not literally, of course).
And itâ€™s pretty spacious too. That is, if you don’t jam a 15-inch lappy into it, which, surprisingly, is somewhat tricky to do considering that it’s rated to fit such a laptop. It took me several attempts to properly load my 15-inch MacBook Pro into it.
That, however, isn’t to say you can’t pack anything more into the Gypsy Moth Flight when you’re toting around a 15-incher. In fact, we – my preggy wife and I, to be more specific – Â still managed to jam a lot of stuff into the Gyspsy Moth Flight with room to spare for additional goodies as shown below.
The loot outside the bag: 200ml Human Nature sanitizer, wallet, pencil case, hair brush, Combos baked snacks (1.7oz), X-mini II capsule speaker and charger, iPod touch, medicines, 50ml Human Nature hand sanitizer, Moniegold chewy tamarind candy (150grams), 470ml Lock & Lock food container (with Skyflakes), baby wipes, kikay pouch, 250ml Victoria’s Secret body mist, lanyard with various USB drives, rosary, 15-inch Macbook Pro and sleeve
In the main storage space, you’ve got your 15-inch padded compartment separating it from your other things, as well as a decently-sized side pocket to safekeep all your other small stuff (i.e. wallet, USB drives, sanitizer, etc) Thereâ€™s also a semi- secret pocket outside, perfect for often-used items, such as your mobile phone, tissue, candy, and what have you.
Clockwise (from top left): the inside pocket, the semi-secret pocket outside the Â main compartment, the Gypsy Moth Flight’s main storage space
If you load a smaller laptop or just an iPad into the Gypsy Moth Flight, you’ll definitely be able to cram in more goodies into it.
Fully stuffed, however, itâ€™s not exactly the easiest bag to lug around. This is where the bundled 38mm soft twill shoulder strap will come in handy. Once attached, this oversized hand/shoulder bag instantly converts it into a pseudo-messenger bag. Neat, right?
Left: Crumpler Gypsy Moth Flight as a pseudo-messenger bag, Right: Crumpler Gypsy Moth Flight as a shoulder bag
Price will always be an issue with Crumpler bags, and it’s no different with the Gypsy Moth Flight. It’s a whole lot pricier than the average laptop bag but, then again, this certainly isn’t your run-off-the-mill laptop bag. And you know what they say, you get what you pay for, and you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with the Gypsy Moth Flight.
Availability: Crumpler stores
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