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I first came across the Crumpler brand a few years ago when we bought a new digital camera and needed a case for it. We popped into our local camera shop and came across the PP 55 case which lasted us well until we lost it. When looking to replace it we once again looked to Crumpler and ended up buying the PP70 case in black although other colours are available.
Using the case
Made of neoprene which gives the case a slightly shiny look and makes it smooth to the touch, I really like the look of this case. Neoprene is waterproof and so is ideal to protect your camera when you are out in wet conditions.
The case has a Crumpler logo badge on the front and stitching round it which makes it stand out from other cases. The Crumpler logo is also on the zip fastener and the fastener is a decent size making the sturdy zip easy to open.
This case comes with a strap which our earlier version didn't, this always annoyed me as I had to put the camera in a certain way so that the strap on the camera could be left hanging out to use. I was pleased to see that Crumpler had added a strap.
This case is approx. 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.0 cm and my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 fits inside perfectly, the case is slightly stretchy giving it a good fit around the camera. My camera has always been protected well by this case when it is in my handbag and although I've never dropped it on a hard surface the camera has survived being dropped on carpet in this case on more than one occasion. The size of this case would also make it suitable for an ipod or mobile phone and mine fits in the case neatly.
Inside the case is a mesh pocket on one side which is ideal for keeping the spare memory card so it is always to hand if needed. This pocket could also be used for headphones but I have never used it for this purpose.
Price and availability
I can't remember how much we paid for our case but it is currently available from Amazon with a RRP of £15.00. Prices do vary on Amazon depending on colour, currently (November 2012) the black version is £7.05 with free delivery but you can buy the case in silver or brown for just £3.95 making it a great value case.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this is a high quality camera case and although hopefully I won't be needing to buy another one soon if I did it would be Crumpler for me again.
I picked up the Crumpler case quite a few years ago when I first bought a digital camera, I have it in black, but it also comes in red, silver and green. It can currently be purchased for around £8 in many stores on-line. The case is made from a super soft neoprene and measures 6cm X 2.5cm X 11cm. It fitted my Canon Power Shot 550 in very snugly. The case is opened and closed on three sides with a durable zip that is easy to open and has not caused me any problems whilst being used.
On the front of the case is the little Crumpler logo, which is basically a stick person with wavy, crumpled hair, that is quite distinctive, but not as in your face as other logos and branding. When you open up the case inside is a mesh pocket that you can keep Sd cards in or others small bits and bobs, in addition the case has a strap that you can detach.
The case is very light weight and has a feel of a wetsuit, it holds my camera well and I can also fit the camera strap into the case. Overall it is not very thick, but it does offer a decent amount of protection, as I am pretty clumsy and have a tendency to drop the camera, and so far it has not been damaged. The case is hard wearing and due to the nature of the fabric it has also remained clean and it looks pretty much new even after a few years or so.
The only downside of the case is that it is very basic, which also means as the case is fairly thin it does not add lots of bulk and can therefore be easily carried in your pocket or bag. Overall I find that although the case is easy to use in terms of putting the camera in, I find that taking it out is a little dangerous, as I said I am pretty clumsy and therefore like to get the camera strap onto my wrist before fully taking the case off in case I drop the camera.
Overall this is a basic camera case that offers a good level of protection, it looks good, wears well, is well priced and because of its compact design it is easy to carry around with you, I would recommended the case to others on this basis.
I'm a big fan of Crumpler products, I have laptop sleeves, quite a few of the bags, a DLSR camera case, and this little PP70 case for my compact camera.
I really like Crumpler products, they are very expensive, but they are really good quality. Crumpler products come with a 30 year guarantee, that's not a typo, that really is a '30' '3-0' 'thirty' year guarantee, hell that's probably even longer than the product that you're buying it to protect will last!
The PP camera cases come in different sizes to fit different sized cameras, or even other items such as an ipod for example. Each different size of the PP case has a slightly different product name; so there's the PP40, PP45, PP55, PP70, PP90 etc. The PP70 which I have has internal dimensions of 9.5cm x 6.5cm x 3cm, and I use this for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 compact camera. I have this in black, but it does also come in various other colours too, I remember red and silver. I've had this for around 4 years now, and I seem to remember paying around £10 for this from Amazon.
This is made from a soft stretchy neoprene fabric which is really durable and robust, and which cushions and moulds around your camera, and which repels dust and dirt to a certain extent. It's very well padded to protect your camera, and it fastens with a sturdy zip which goes completely all around 3 of the sides so that it's easy to put your camera in and take it out. The case doesn't open out flat, it has little fabric sides built up inside the case to keep your camera securely held inside. It has the Crumpler logo on the outside of the sleeve.
Inside the case it is primarily just one compartment, although it does have a internal mesh pocket which is large enough to hold a spare battery for my camera and a spare picture card or two. The case closes easily even if I'm carrying the spare battery and picture cards along with my camera. This isn't a snug fit for my camera, it's a slightly looser fit, but I quite like that as it gives me the flexibility of adding the extras in the case.
This has a loop at one of the corners of the case, the corner where the zip fastening finishes once the case is closed. And there's a detachable lanyard attached to this, so that you could perhaps hang the lanyard around your neck if you wanted to. I've never done this, as I personally think that this is a bit naff! I took the lanyard off as soon as I bought the case, and I always just pop the case into my bag as opposed to carrying it around my neck!
I have to admit that I don't really take an awful lot of care of my compact camera, it has been dropped more times than I can remember, and it's always just thrown into an already overstuffed bag with an absolute tonne of other stuff, and this little case has proved to be absolutely invaluable. It has protected my camera perfectly, no matter how squashed or buried it may be in my bag, and it's even protected my camera from an awful lot of drops. I don't need to worry that my camera will be damaged when it's zipped within this little case.
I would definitely recommend Crumpler's PP range for compact cameras. I wouldn't hesitate to get another one if I needed a different size when I come to replace my compact camera. I've even converted my husband to using a PP case for his compact camera, he has the PP90 though as his compact camera is slightly bigger than mine.
i brought this for my new camera to keep it clean and safe. i already have a few Crumpler products including a laptop case and an IPAD case and think these are brilliant and keep my items secure. Crumpler are a very well known brand with a wide range of products for protection of all your gadgets. This crumpler camera pouch is made of very soft lightweigh neoprene material with a zip running around three of the edges. the case is padded all the way round to product your gadegt inside from knocks and bumps and will keep the device dry if taken out in the rain. the pouch is small, being only just slightly bigger than the camera its self so can be carried in a handbag very easily not taking uo much space. the dimensions are: 9.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm. withint he pouch there is also an internal panel to store memory cards and spare batteries.
You can purchase the pouch in a few different colours, maybe not the best colours that there could have been but still nice looking all the same. i brought the black crumpler pouch as i felt this one would stay the cleanest out of all the colours and keep it looking nicer for longer after being tossed around in my bag etc. i brought mine for around £9 but if you shop around you can find it cheaper.
overall this pouch has a great look about it and it is very durable and made of good quality material perfect to keep your camera safe and protected at all times.
If you've read my previous review you'll know that for my birthday earlier this year I received a brand spanking new digital camera. Along with this I received a case in which to carry it and protect the camera whilst out and about. The case I received was the Crumpler P.P.70, which I'd picked out beforehand.
Available in 4 colours; silver, red, black and brown, I opted for the red, which I thought stood out against the jet-black camera I received. Whilst I was specifically given this to store my camera, it is also suitable for carrying other small electronic devices such as mp3 players or mobile phones. It is priced between £8 and £17 with the cheaper prices available online.
What initially drew me to this case was its stylish design. Made out of a super-soft material called neoprene, it is extremely lightweight (this is the same material that laptop sleeves and wet suits are made out of). This was an important criterion for me as I'd opted for a small, lightweight camera that I wanted to carry around with me at all times (you never know when you'll have that Kodak moment!) and I didn't want to be weighed down by a heavy case. The case is slightly padded to offer extra protection, though it is worth bearing in mind that this will only really offer protection against minor knocks and scrapes. Should the camera fall from a bit of a height I don't think the case will protect it all that much. However, for carrying around in my bag this seemed ideal.
The front has some zig-zag stitch detail which I think makes it look quite funky. Also embossed on the front is the Crumpler logo - a little man with spiky hair, who reminds me very much of the 7UP cartoon character. The case is opened using a zip that runs along 3 of the sides, so that the pouch opens up rather like a book. The zip looks particularly sturdy and well stitched and in 8 months use has not caused me any problems. The zip has been specially designed on the inside so that it doesn't scratch the item it's trying to protect. One point of concern for me was the opening - I am weary of opening the zip all the way round as it could result in my camera falling out if I'm not careful. For this reason I only open two sides of the zip when taking the camera out.
The inside of the case is grey in colour and there is a mesh pocket that spans one side of the case, which is handy for carrying a spare memory card (or earphones if you're thinking of purchasing this for an mp3 player). The case also has a long, detachable strap attached to it for when you may want to carry this around your neck. I don't really use this but leave it on as it makes my camera easier to locate when in my bag! Still it's a useful feature that I thought was worth mentioning.
The material also fares well against small spillages (for example when my water bottle leaked in my bag) in which case the case was fairly wet but my camera was dry inside it. Had the spillage been any larger though I suspect the camera would have become wet.
The pouch has a width of 6.2 cm, a height of 10cm and a depth of 3cm. However to be sure that this would fit the camera I wanted to buy I visited Currys and tried to fit the model of the camera on display inside it and I would suggest that if you're considering purchasing this you should do the same. My camera fits snugly inside and has been well protected in the 8 months of continued use. The case is very well-made and still looks like new! Overall I am very pleased with this camera pouch and would recommend it highly.
Crumpler PP 70 + Strap Compact Camera Pouch
I initially bought one of these for a safe and secure place to keep my iPod while it was in my handbag, laptop bag or generally store it when it wasn't in use. I tend to just throw everything into my handbag and I didn't want any harm to come to my much beloved new iPod. Crumpler are a well known and good brand that have a range of products from sleeves to bags that are all designed to protect your electronic valuables.
These Crumpler compact camera pouches are made from a lightweight soft, stretchy neoprene material with a strong zip closing. I wouldn't recommend dropping your iPod or camera in this pouch as they are not hard cases but more of a soft case. This pouch will keep your valuables safe from getting scratched or banged up when carried in other bags. These pouches will also provide a degree of protection from the outside elements.
They are quite small and it is worth checking to make sure whatever you are buying this for will actually fit in to it. The internal measurements are 9.7 x 6.2 x 2.7 cm. There is also an internal mesh pocket for flash cards, ear phones or anything else that you might want to store. The material and feel of the product is one of a quality durable pouch that will last and provide the protection that you need for your valuables.
There are a few different colours and designs to choose from, personally I own the bone white crumple pouch. There is also a black, red, olive and brown design to choose from.
These can retail anywhere from £25 to £5 and it is best to shop around. Currently at Amazon they are selling at much more reasonable prices. I got mine for a very reasonable £6.10.
Overall, I have been really impressed and pleased with mine. I am planning on getting some of these for Christmas presents, my mum and brother are big camera enthusiasts and I think these pouches are sturdy, durable and are a great idea. Especially, if you want to take a camera out and about with you.