The Crumpler Quick Escape Sling is one of the larger bags from the Crumpler family built with 100% practicality and use ability in mind.
Firsty the bag is slightly smaller than a messenger style bag but has a large capacity with a volume of 8.2 litres, the bag measures 27x43x17cm.
The inside is lined with Ripstop and provided with 6 different Nylex dividers that attach with velcro which makes the Crumpler Quick Escape Sling extremely versatile the dividers can be manipulated to create many different storage solutions for your camera and accesories.
The main divider which runs pretty much the full length of the bag and can be stretched to create a large padded area of 38 x12 x21cm any of the other 5 dividers can be added to the inside of this large section to create various sized pockets.
The dividers are as follows
- 1 large main divider with 5 velcro points
- 2 long dividers with 2 velcro points
- 2 short dividers with 2 velcro points and flap
- 1 short divider with 2 vecro points and a fold
All dividers are full nylex except the large main divider which is soft nylex on the inside and ripstop on the outside.
The large divider also features 3 mesh memory card pockets your memory cards can just slot in these little pockets are not zipped.
On the inside wall of the bag is a double mesh pocket that is zipped these pockets are for your accessories such as your cleaning kit, business cards, remote release etc, and can even house some small lenses.
Another natural flat compartment is created between the main compartment and the double zipped pockets this space is ideal for a tablet or even a net book.
Just to give you an idea of what the Quick Escape Sling can hold
Using just the main divider in the bag you can use a Canon Eos 7d with a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II attached with the hood (not reversed).
Reverse the hood and you can keep the 70-200mm lens attached to your camera and create another compartment for a smaller lens such as the EF-S 17-55mm f /2.8.
With no lense attached and all hoods reversed to the camera you could fit
- Eos 7D
- EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
- EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM
- Speedlite 430 EX II
Plus a couple of small prime lenses and accessories in the inner zip pockets if required and you can also fit your tablet into the inside aswell.
The Tardis like interior is closed with a double zip.
The outside of the bag has been constructed from the 1000d Chicken Tex Supreme which is waterproof and extremely tough.
There is a carry handle on the top of the bag for those times when your bag needs to be handheld.
At the bottom of this Crumpler Quick Escape Bag are a pair of tripod loops your tripod will slip into these loops and the loops can also be fastened for additional security. Due to the bags design it would be impossible for your tripod to fall out.
Also on the bottom is a very discreet velcro pocket which houses the rain cover. When the weather takes a turn for the worse the cover just simply pulls out and fits snugly over the top of the bag which keeps everything water tight.
The back of the bag is air mesh padded which is breathable and very comfortable.
There is a single strap on the Crumpler Quick Escape Sling the strap starts at the top right of the bag and runs to the bottom left, the strap is 9cm wide and air mesh padded at the rear.
The strap has been very cleverly designed with 2 quick release loops the bag can be tightened or loosened with one pull.
The idea is once the Quick Escape Sling is on you pull the loop to fasten and when you need your camera pull the other loop to loosen the strap the bag can then be swinged around to your front giving you quick and easy access to your camera and all accessories.
When the bag is tightened any loose strap can be neatly tucked in out of the way underneath a small zip pocket that sits on the front of the strap which is ideal for your mobile phone, cards, and money.
The quick release feature makes the Crumpler Quick Escape Sling one of the most easy to use and convenient camera bags on the market ideal for photographers who are constantly on the move.
This bag can hold a lot of equipment and is definatly one of the most versatile camera bags that is currently on the market.
The Crumpler Quick Escape Sling is handmade and comes with Crumplers 30 year guarantee.
Avaliable in Colours Black, Camouflage, Denim, Dusty Khaki, and Mouse Grey.