Crumpler Truckster

Melbourne-based Crumpler was conceived by bike messengers who wanted more from their bags. As such, the Truckster has been designed to meet some very rigorous standards... 

Crumpler Truckster camera bag

Crumpler Truckster camera bag

The main compartment, which can be accessed from either side (though this can be fiddly), includes a pull-out tray sized for a smaller DSLR and mid-zoom lens. However, the two main Velcro dividers don’t offer a lot of customisation options and the space is rather limited considering the size and price.

The top compartment is extremely spacious though, with a large meshed area for secure storage. The rear compartment will accept a 15in laptop and the side includes a clip system to hold your tripod. Front and centre are two more roomy pockets for accessories.

The external waterproofing is hard-wearing and the roll top design offers great weather-sealing. While it’s comfortable and rugged, it feels as though the camera area has been severely overlooked compared to others in test


  • Spacious top compartment
  • Roll top design
  • Tripod system


  • Poor camera space
  • Fiddly quick access
  • Price


  • Weight: 1.7kg
  • WxHxD (external): 33x71x18cm
  • WxHxD (internal): 32x70x17cm
  • Removable compartment: Yes
  • Laptop: 15in