Don’t be put off by its strange folds and clips, the Crumpler Propeller might not have the usual shape you’d expect in a backpack, but it’s a storage powerhouse for any student that needs easy accessibility, in a cool, comfortable style!
Accessibility is the Propeller’s strong suit, boasting multiple ways you can grab what you need from your bag and get it back into place without any fuss, with a large interior and three external pockets. The large front pocket was great for my books, whether I needed whip out my notebook for a lecture and slot it back in without having to rummage around, or even on a quick bus ride and wanted to knock out a chapter of a novel. The two side pockets were perfect for my smaller valuables. I kept my wallet and keys in one, and my wireless earphones in another. The main interior of the bag however is the most interesting. It has what you’d expect from most laptop bags, with slots and pockets and a large open space that I used for my jacket, camera, and some larger books.
You’d usually access the inside from the wide zipper on the top, but instead the top actually folds over the outside of the bag and is clipped down for extra security. How did I get to my things then without fumbling and having to unzip and unclip everything? That’s where the final access point comes in: a wide zipper on the side allows you access to the bag’s interior, which was perfect for quickly grabbing things from inside.
In my couple of weeks wearing this around I haven’t just felt secure, but comfortable too! Its shape sits so comfortable, and it also allows you to clip the straps along your chest for extra support. The Propeller is perfect for a student or a traveller that needs secure comfort, and easy access.