It may be unclear just how Crumpler's New Delhi shoulder bag got its moniker, but thankfully there's less confusion about its focus and intentions...
It may be unclear just how Crumpler’s New Delhi shoulder bag got its moniker, but thankfully there’s less confusion about its focus and intentions. With room to fit a 13in laptop and a DSLR with up to three lenses, the bag is aimed directly at the photographer who’s packing a little bit more on their travels.
Inside, a removable compartment opens via a zipped lid, with a handle for its quick and convenient removal. With Velcro-lined dividers you’re free to set your own divisions, though the bag’s main walls won’t accept these to be affixed, should you take out the inner compartment.
Pockets are plentiful and positioned all around the bag, with a large flat space against the main lid, and smaller pockets with mesh lining around the front. Two clasps secure the bag when closed, while a much larger clasp sits on the strap, allowing you to adjust its length.
The bag is certainly well protected when its secondary compartment is used, though trying to unzip its lid when the bag is inside can be tricky, particularly if it's full up with heavy equipment. Also, as a shoulder bag it fits in quite a lot of gear, and photographers may find a similarly specified rucksack to offer more comfort when carrying particularly weighty equipment. Its price may seem a little steep too, though as with all Crumpler products you're paying for super-strong construction that should make the bag last for years.