Crumpler bags are built to last. This is something that Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home proved when I got one to use during this holiday season.
Design and Material
The black one I got looks very stealthy. I like that Crumpler paired the black color another color accent – red. The materials that Crumpler used is solid, which gives an assurance that I’m going to use this for a very long time.
The materials used are weather resistant, but it is obviously not made to fully protect your camera from water and from violent 4-ft drops. It also has abrasive interior materials, which gives the assurance that your camera and lens are perfectly protected from abrasions brought about by constant friction between two materials.
What can you fit in?
As the smallest variant among Million Dollar Home Crumpler bags, 3M$H can only manage to contain your camera, another lens and some accessories. 3M$H is perfect for full body DSLR, mirrorless and even for prosumer cameras. The space inside may be adjusted, thanks to its moulded divider system. During my tests, I managed to snuck in a Canon 60D and 1 lens inside the bag. In another instance, I was able to put in my Lumix LX7 and Yong Nuo YN-0906II Black LED light.
Memory cards and card readers can be placed in the pockets. It also has zipped rear pocket where you can put your money in. Basically, it has 5 storage zones:
- Main cargo zone holds camera equipment
- Easy access front pocket
- 2 elastic mesh pockets
- Rear zipped pocket
The only thing that I wished Crumpler could have included is a non-slip and longer strap. At some point, due to the length of its strap, I thought that this was initially made to be worn as a belt bag. Unfortunately, the only way to remove the strap completely is to cut it off. But you wouldn’t want to do that, right?
It looks and feels like a crossover between a should holster and a belt bag. It’s a crazy crossover, but it is one of the most well made camera bags by Crumpler. With a decent price of PhP2,950, you will get the Crumpler lifetime guarantee, which I doubt if you’d use because its material is made to even outlast your device.
It’s a small bag, so don’t expect too much. If you need something with bigger space, you may want to consider 4M$H or even the larger 5M$H.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.