The Crumpler Camera Bag Series | The Million Dollar Home

September 1st, 2014 in Product NewsNo Comments

The Million Dollar Home

The Million Dollar Home is a Crumpler camera bag designed for photo enthusiasts. It features easy access mesh pockets, a zipped rear pocket, side cargo straps and a weather resistant design. Ranging in size from the 3 Million Dollar home right up to the 7 Million Dollar Home, it doesn’t matter if you need to carry just a single Compact System Camera and an extra lens, or if you need to haul a full body DSLR standard lens, 70/200mm lens, a trip-pod, flash and accessories, you’re bound to find a Million Dollar Home Crumpler camera bag somewhere from 3 up to 7 that that fits your needs perfectly.

Please note: Video demonstration features The 5 Million Dollar Home Crumpler camera bag.

Shop The Million Dollar Home and the rest of the great Crumpler camera bag range at Rushfaster now.

 

Topo Designs Review | The Klettersack Backpack

August 25th, 2014 in Product Reviews, What's In My Bag?No Comments

Topo Designs’ Klettersack Backpack is a bag built with plenty of punch. Offering a sturdy design built upon 1000d Cordura Nylon (that’s seriously heavy grade), the Klettersack brings an extremely handsome aesthetic to boot.

Constructed by hand in the Topo Designs hometown of Colorado, USA, The Klettersack Backpack is designed with an adventurous element in mind making it the perfect travel companion for hikes, walks or just getting around in general. Heavy duty fixtures, such as straps reinforced with seatbelt webbings, are put in place to ensure your Klettersack never lets you down.

Most recently, Rushfaster customer, Josh Pringle sent us this fantastic review of the Topo Designs Klettersack in which he details his experience with the bag that accompanied him on a pretty great looking adventure in Tasmania.

Thanks for the review, Josh. It’s always good to see such a great product put to the test! – The Rushfaster Team. 

 

The Klettersack Backpack

I wanted a bag that was simple, tough, rad looking and roomy. It needed to hold up to some rigorous bush-bashing day walks through the mountains of Tasmania and still be compact and stylish enough to hold itself in the city. The KLETTERSACK 22L ticked all the boxes.

The Klettersack Backpack

The 1000d Cordura exterior is simple and tough. A single zippered top pocket makes grabbing your camera or compass super easy and the large zip with attached cord makes for easy opening with cold windblown hands. Each side sports a water bottle pocket, allowing easily enough water for a day walk without using up any interior space, and two compression straps to tighten your load. Four leather lash tabs grace the front of the bag and two straps and clips with adjustable lengths hold the top lid in place.

The Klettersack Backpack

The shoulder straps are 750mm wide, reinforced with seatbelt webbing and fastened well to the bag meaning that swinging this bad boy by the straps shouldn’t create any problems at the connection points. Comfort isn’t substituted for strength either as the strap and back padding feels super comfy.

The Klettersack Backpack

The inner compartment is lined entirely with a tough waterproof coated pack cloth meaning your gear is safe no matter the weather. A drawstring closure that is covered by the top lid keeps your gear snug. I like this system as undoing the drawstring and loosening the lid straps allows you to fit more in if waterproofing isn’t important. Inside there is a laptop pocket along the back and not much else.

The Klettersack Backpack

I can’t fault the bag on much, but a front pocket would be nice as I like to carry a lot of small items and it would be handy to spread the load. Overloading the top pocket with wallet, compass, phone, knife, camera etc. causes the bag to become top-heavy and tip over.

The Klettersack Backpack

I’ve used this bag to lug tools to worksites, stoves and outdoor gear on day walks and sketchbooks and art supplies to the studio and it hasn’t let me down yet.

The Klettersack Backpack

You can find the Klettersack Backpack along with the rest of our great Topo Designs range at Rushfaster now.

Enjoy making videos and/or taking great photos? Want to review a bag on our blog? Contact us and we’ll send some info to help you on your way to writing the perfect review!

Online Assistant Store Manager

August 18th, 2014 in HiringNo Comments

We're Hiring at Rushfaster

We are looking for an energetic and ambitious person to join our team as the Rushfaster.com.au E-Commerce Assistant Store Manager. If you’re driven, talented and want to work in a role where you can flex your entrepreneurial muscles to shape this business like your own, this could be the right place for you. (Please note, this position is very different to a brick & mortar store manager position).

You’ll join a team of dedicated and passionate people all working towards the same goal. Work with a range of great accessories like Crumpler, Herschel, Eastpak and Incase to name a few.

Rushfaster focuses on delivering an awesome experience to our customers and you will be at the forefront of ensuring that happens.

Please only apply for this position if you can answer Yes to ALL of the following:
- You have a keen interest in online retail
- You are meticulously organised
- You are able to autonomously resolve both people and system related issues
- You understand the importance of systems
- You have an excellent grasp of spreadsheets (and the use of formulas)
- You have attention to detail (in your cover letter, write my name in all capital letters)
- You can manage time and tasks and work effectively
- You are self motivated and want to work in a fast paced environment where you can directly influence the performance of the business

You’ll be responsible for:
- Acquiring new brands for the store
- Liaising with suppliers
- Marketing using social media and other methods
- Creating sales and marketing Promos
- Managing inventory
- Resolving stock issues
- Resolving (basic level) technical issues with the website
- Coming up with ideas to drive sales
- Analysing sales
- Ensuring the quality of product and web content
- Ensuring customer experience is always at its best

How to apply for this position:
To apply, please send us your CV and a brief cover letter to jobs@rushfaster.com.au

Please make the subject line of the email: “[your name] is your next Online Assistant Store Manager”.

Your cover letter should address all of the following:
(please highlight each of these in bold)
1. Address your application to Joe
2. Mention 2 major passions in life
3. Mention 2 significant achievements
4. Tell us the 1 reason why you’re the best applicant for this position
5. Include your current or most recent salary (+super +extras)

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

The Crumpler Camera Bag Series | The Haven

August 17th, 2014 in Other Great Stuff, Product NewsNo Comments

The Haven Crumpler Camera Bag

Love photography but loathe lugging around a dedicated camera bag? Keep your gear in The Haven,  a very handy Crumpler camera bag.

Working like a portable padded protector for all things photographic, the Crumpler Haven camera bag instantly turns any bag into a camera bag and back again with pick up, plonk down ease. Available in three sizes, the small Crumpler Haven (S) suits a Compact System Camera, the medium Crumpler Haven (M) is designed to hold a DSLR twin lens kit and the large Crumpler Haven (L) is designed to fit a DSLR twin lens kit and flash or a full frame body and lens. If you’re after a camera bag that offers simplicity along with durability, then The Haven is definitely one Crumpler camera bag that’s worth checking out.

Shop The Haven and other great Crumpler camera bags at Rushfaster.

Who’s got the best looking bikes in town? Chappelli.

August 5th, 2014 in Interviews, Meet The Designers, Other Great StuffNo Comments

Chappelli Warehouse

Commuter cycling has really taken off in the past few years, it’s good for the environment, great for your health and just a lot of fun.

Some of us at Rushfaster have started cycling recently and of course we had to find some good looking bikes to match our great range of bike backpacks and courier messenger bags. This is when we came across Chappelli Cycles.

Chappelli Cycles is a Sydney based maker and retailer of design focused bicycles. Founded in 2009 by Pablo Chappelli and Tom Davies, the company specialises in making internal hub and classically styled urban bicycles aimed at people who value great design at honest prices.  Since 2009 they’ve sold over 10,000 bicycles in Australia and Europe and in 2013 they opened physical stores in both Sydney & Melbourne.

We caught up with Tom at Chappelli, to learn more about their award-winning company and chat cycling in general.

Chappelli Cycles

What inspired you to start Chappelli?

Chappelli was started because we wanted to create our own bicycle brand that offered great style and quality at an affordable price. When we started fixies were really trendy and bike shops were selling them at $800+. We offered them direct to our consumers for less than half that and our customers still remark on how cheap our bikes are compared to other brands. Since then we’ve won an Australian International Design Award for our bicycle designs and have expanded our range to focus on urban riders.

Who are your biggest fans?

We get a lot of love from architects, designers, hospitality folk and students. Infact anyone that loves great design. We did a customer survey recently and over 95% of our customers said they valued great design above everything else.

Which Chappelli bike is your favourite?

My favourite Chappelli is the NuVinci bicycle (pictured below) that we won our Design Award for. There is simply nothing else on the market like it. It doesn’t have gears in the conventional sense, only levels of resistance so its a really smooth ride and its been designed to not get rusty, dirty or loose efficiency over time. Its an amazing piece of technology.

NuVinchi Platinum

Do you bike to work?

Yes, I ride to Botany from Bondi most days. Its a 25k round-trip that takes about 30 minutes each way on my trusty Chappelli 3 speed. There is a massive hill each way which provides a good level of resistance and its faster than driving with the benefit of doing my exercise for the day!

What’s your favourite area to bike, in Sydney?

I really like riding up around Palm Beach and some of the hills around there. I don’t get up there very often unfortunately but when I do I love it. Its great riding with some fantastic hills, beautiful views and not too much traffic.

Chappelli Cycles

What’s your opinion on all the bike rage/issues we have been hearing about in the news?

Its been great to see cycling really take off in the past couple of years but as there are more cyclists on the roads then number of incidents is increasing. Its normal as drivers are forced to share the roads and then take out their frustrations on poor cyclists. The best thing to do to decrease driver rage is to get even more people out their riding. As soon as you ridden on a road and seen how badly some drivers treat you, you become a much better driver yourself. There is nothing like experience to build empathy.

Backpack or Messenger?

Messenger all the way, I’ve got myself a Crumpler messenger bag and I love it. Its become my staple carry all bag and its great to ride with.

Chappelli Cycles

Thanks for the interview Tom, it was nice meeting you. Great choice on the Crumpler messenger too, it will last you for years! – The Rushfaster Team

You can shop our current hand-selected range of Cycle Backpacks and Courier Messenger Bags at Rushfaster now.