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Crumpler THE KARACHI OUTPOST Camera Backpack (Oatmeal/Dark Brown)

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  • Water resistant 1000D shell 300D Ripstop lining
  • Rearward opening main compartment w fully padded, removable laptop sleeve w 6 pocket organizer
  • Fully-padded Brushed Nylon lined, removable camera compartment w mesh zip cover w 11 configurable dividers
  • 2 x external covered gusseted zip slash pockets, spine slot back pad, carry handle
  • D-rings accessory loops retro reflective strips on adjustable harness straps
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Technical Details

Product Description

Product Description

The Karachi Outpost... You need the ultimate combination of a location photo/video pack, 17" IT case and sport-travel backpack that provides ample ergonomics, stability, protection and stealth, all in a package that is fully convertible between these three specifications. This is the large model, for D-SLR kits with one to two bodies, tele and or wide zoom lenses attached, several spare lenes an external flash or two & accessories or medium to large sized video kits and compact tripod. Weight limits not withstanding, this fits all but the very smallest overhead airline lockers. Full photobackpack, professional photo gigsters, The Karachi Outpost is the bag for u...Holds:Location photo/laptop backpack, fully convertible. Rearward opening convertible photo/compact 17" laptop backpack is low profile - for great stability, good security - access to main compartment only if bag is off-shoulders, and good durability - the main zip works with, not against the bag. On location the bag is placed 'front' down - the harness and back pad stay cleaner so you do too! The main photo compartment is fully configurable, has plastic sheet cored foam inserts that prevent hot spots on equipment and is full removable, allowing the back pack to be used solely for cargo. The removable insert for compact 17" laptops can be used to insulate your lap whilst working, from a hot laptop. For extra support deploy the adjustable chest strap. Use the shoulder s

From the Manufacturer

Crumpler Logo

The history of Crumpler originates in the world of bike messengers and their messenger bags. However, since 1995 the Crumpler collection of bags has greatly expanded. The range includes professional camera bags, laptop and technology bags, backpacks, casual bags and luggage. But despite the evolution in style and use that Crumpler bags have undergone, the principles behind the original pattern have basically remained the same — creativity, innovation, a willingness to experiment, a big dose of humor and products that are built to last a lifetime.

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Crumpler is known for high-quality craftsmanship.

The Industry Disgrace Camera Strap features
an ergonomic, double-layer neoprene neck cushion.

High-quality craftsmanship

Simply put, Crumpler products are well made. All Crumpler products are crafted by hand, beginning as a sketch on paper and then turned into design patterns-all before any piece of fabric is employed. Designing camera bags the old fashioned way preserves the soul and identity of the products and ensures the bags and their uses are thoroughly considered as they're developed.

Just like the originals, all Crumpler photo bags are made of sturdy, high-quality materials. This means that Crumpler camera bags are durable enough to stand up to the high wear and tear that an avid photo enthusiast might put on his or her camera bag. All Crumpler photo bags are made with waterproof, heavy denier nylon and feature a water-resistant design, so they are able to take on the outdoor elements and protect your gear.

In fact, we are so certain of the durability of our bags that all Crumpler bags feature our legendary, one-of-a-kind "'Til Death Do Us Part" warranty.

Functional and customizable

Million Dollar Home camera bags feature
configurable main compartments that are perfect
for storing all of your camera gear.

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5 Million Dollar Home bag
Haven series

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Crumpler camera bags feature unique, customizable designs that let you use your camera bag the way that's best for you. For example, all Million Dollar Home and Extravaganza camera bags feature removable, configurable brushed-padded nylon dividers that accommodate a variety of lens sizes and other camera gear and allow you to customize your bag for your set-up. The Million Dollar Home bags also come with velcro silencer flaps that can be placed over velcro fasteners to keep unwanted noise out of your photo shoot. Our Haven camera bags feature a fully configurable main compartment with two velcro-mounting slim-line dividers. And all Crumpler camera bags come with a variety of pockets, leaving you prepared to easily store and access your cables, memory cards, lens caps and other camera gear. Crumpler camera bags are so customizable that, whether you're a seasoned professional or an amateur enthusiast, you're guaranteed to be well prepared for your next shoot.

Just like our camera bags, our camera straps are designed with full functionality in mind too. For example, our Industry Disgrace camera straps feature an ergonomic, double-layer neoprene neck cushion that distributes the mass of your camera evenly across your shoulders.

Unique design

Unique and creative design aesthetic has been a guiding principle for Crumpler since our inception. The photos you take with your camera say something unique about you. We think your camera bag has the potential to do the same. All Crumpler bags feature simple, clean, designs that convey an urbane sophistication. Crumpler bags are available in a variety of colors and patterns which are intended to let you flash a subtle hint of fashion or make a confident style statement. So ditch the bulky, boring black camera bag and entrust your camera to Crumpler.

Crumpler Products

'Til Death Do Us Part Warranty

All Crumpler bags come with our legendary "'Til Death Do Us Part Warranty." If your Crumpler bag fails as a result of defective materials or workmanship under normal use while you: a) draw breath and b) remain the bag's owner, we'll repair or replace the part(s) in question — no questions asked. You'll just have to mail your bag to a Crumpler HQ, postage paid, together with your proof of purchase and a short note to explain the problem. We'll make it right and send it back to you ASAP.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000W8R7FQ
  • Item model number: KO-02A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at October 2, 2001

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John S. Tsien on June 8, 2007
I just brought the black version of this bad boy home after literally 45 minutes in the store trying to decide between this one and a couple of Lowepro backpacks (CompuRover AW and CompuTrekker AW), and I am excited. It comes with an orange interior instead of the blue one I have seen in online reviews. Having brought my laptop, a body and two lenses as a 'test kit,' I tried the bags out walking and jumping around the store and loading and unloading the bags. This is the bag I immediately became attached to and wanted to buy but I did stay and try out all the other ones to be fair (and because they were cheaper and easier to access).

I was forced into the market for a bag able to transport most of my shooting gear internationally as I now live in Hong Kong for much of the year and my sister-in-law asked me to help shoot part of her wedding in Maine. I don't want to check any of the glass, flash or bodies (chargers, bracket, etc I don't mind checking) for fear of losing or breaking it. I intend to use this bag mainly as point to point transport and don't intend to shoot out of it on the big day - the difficulty in accessing the main compartment would seem to preclude this for me.

I settled on the Karachi Outpost for three reasons - one, appearance - it is the same color scheme as my Crumpler "Dreadful Embarassment" bag (shallow, I know) and looks less like a camera bag, two because this felt like it was going to be the most comfortable to carry around fully loaded and third because it was so much more configurable than the Lowepro models (laptop sleeve removable, for instance).

It was a tough choice, however.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Bourne on May 13, 2009
Crumpler THE KARACHI OUTPOST Camera Backpack (Oatmeal/Dark Brown)

You can never have too much RAM, too much money or too many photo backbacks. With that in mind, I set out to try the KARACHI OUTPOST from Crumpler.

My primary interest in this bag was it's ability to hold a 17' laptop and still fit in an airline overhead. Most camera/computer backpack combos only hold 15' laptops. The Karachi provides a well padded insert that easily holds my new unibody 17' MacBook Pro. The computer sleeve fits on top of the camera compartment. It's well designed and not a kludge like I've seen on other bags.

The bag is very attractive and doesn't look like a camera bag. That's a plus since it cuts down on the likely hood that thieves will target it.

Where this bag really shines is its unbelievable construction. It's very well made. There's nothing (and I mean nothing) cheap about it. The firmly padded shoulder straps set nicely on the shoulder. There is also a cross strap which ties the two straps together across your chest and d-rings for clipping small accessories.


Now lets talk about the zippers. This bag has the sturdiest and most durable zippers that I have ever seen on a backpack. The pull tab makes it easy to pull the zipper and I am sure it will stand up to even the toughest of environments.

The back of the backpack is very nicely padded and includes what Crumpler calls a "spine slot." This is designed to prevent any pressure from being applied to your spine. The amount of padding here is significant and provides more than enough protection for your gear once the pack is off your back.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Clay Robeson on February 10, 2007
I love the look and the way that the Karachi Outpost carries on my back, but I actually ended up having to send mine back because the internal design is... lacking. There just aren't enough small pockets to hold all of the little things like Flash Cards, filters, lense cleaning bits, business cards and whatnot. The big, removable pouch just isn't enough to hold everything I need, and I'm not really thrilled about having to put it all into one jumbled sack anyway. The curved interior walls make it a little difficult to reconfigure the internal dividers, too. So, all in all, it's a cool concept, but the execution focused more on "cool" than functional, unfortunately.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Burns on July 21, 2008
I purchased this bag on Firday in New York city and brought it home on the plane. I just loved the store. It fit all my equipment from cables, and battery chargers and extra batteries, filters.

It hold my Nikon d70s
Nikon lenses
60mm 2.8d
sigma lens 28-70mm
Vivitar series 1 19-35mm
Photo storage

with still more room.

I'm a small frame woman of 5'6" it is big bag and is very comfortable. The shoulder padding is very beefy.. It easily fits in over head storage on a plane.

What more can I say about this bag that other have said the same thing..
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