Crumpler Low Level Aviator backpack review

I travel for business and pleasure, and I tend to go through backpacks. When I came across the Crumpler Low Level Aviator backpack, I couldn’t have been happier. With all of the other

backpacks, I would open it to get something out, and it wouldn’t be in the same spot, even with those expensive high quality backpacks, my items still managed to get scattered. This made reaching in and grabbing my iPod or Nook quickly during my flight super challenging. With the Crumpler Low Level Aviator backpack, I am able to store all of my items without having to worry about them falling out of pockets and being scattered around my backpack when I need it.

The middle storage area easily opens like a notebook, which is great. It has six different areas where I can store my items, which allows me to pack what I need to be within reach most often, and quickly get it out without having to fiddle around. It is compact enough to be carry on, but durable enough to carry bricks. Another great feature to have, is the removable sternum and waist straps. You can use this backpack for daily use or travel, either way it’s great.

It has a SBR covered top grip, so this makes the handle extremely strong and comfortable. If you are like me, always rushing through the airport trying not to be left behind, you will appreciate the lightweight comfort. The compression straps will allow you to tighten the backpack, which will keep your items secured as they should be, so no more worrying about fiddling around to find something. If you are going for a hike, the Polyester knit back will keep the Crumpler Low Level Aviator backpack comfortably shaped to your back, which is perfect if you plan to be hiking a local mountain area, and the internal alloy frame provides a strong structure, so you don’t have to worry about if it will hold up under pressure of multiple water bottles, food packs, extra clothing, etc. Let’s talk about the Pro’s and Con’s.


  • Available in several colors
  • Six storage areas
  • Comfortably shapes to your back
  • Carry on flights
  • Durable


  • Can be heavy when empty
  • The price is in the upwards of $170 USD or more

The Crumpler Low Level Aviator backpack is great for just about any reason to need a backpack, and I would recommend it to anyone who travels often. The available storage and easy access makes packing quick, and holds everything in place. This originally started out as a backpack for bike messengers in large cities. It has turned into a globally demanded product, with a pretty hefty price. But when it comes to comfort, the price is only a small part of a bigger picture.