A good camera bag has dual pivotal facilities for me: copiousness of storage space and durability. I’ve been in a marketplace for a bag that can fit all my rigging and mount adult to a accumulation of sharpened environments, so we was vehement to exam out a new Travel Backpack and Packing Tools from Peak Design. Turns out, a bag couldn’t have come during a improved time.
The initial thing we beheld about a Travel Backpack was a courtesy to fact in a design. Peak Design clearly put a lot of suspicion into what photographers need when they’re traveling, like a easily-accessible ID container for airfield travel. When I’m flying, I’m always disturbed about losing my wallet, ID, boarding passes, etc. It’s good to have a reachable mark for those things and not have them pressed in my pockets.
The bag’s branding is roughly non-existent—everything is black-on-black, so a areas that do have a trademark or name are unequivocally subtle. we generally cite some-more minimal gear, though it’s also a good confidence feature: my stream bag has a name on it and some people competence know that a code name means high-value electronics/camera gear.
Attention to fact is also clear in a bag’s straps. Backpack straps always seem to get held in a beyond bins and underneath a seats on an airplane. This bag has handles everywhere, including waist straps, though it also has a dark cell to censor a shoulder straps if we wish to lift a bag like a duffle, or need it to fit into an beyond compartment. Simple, though helpful.
In terms of peculiarity and durability, a Travel Backpack is top-notch. It facilities waterproof zippers, and a strong, firm physique that binds a figure even when a bag is empty. The physique is done from a 400D nylon element that is water-resistant. we don’t fire in a sleet all a time, though an occasional surge is an unavoidable partial of sharpened transport landscape images. In those cases, I’d unequivocally use a discretionary sleet fly to widen over a bag and unequivocally sign my gear.
The bag also delivers on storage space: during 45L, we can fit a lot of print rigging and still have room for transport essentials. The bag also has add-ons like removable make-up cubes and camera cubes that we can brew and match, that unequivocally assistance with organizing. The removable camera brick is modular, sturdy, and can fit 3 camera bodies and 5 lenses—a setup that we can't fit in my stream bag. You’d consider that after all that rigging you’d be out of space, though that’s not a case. There’s still an whole half of a bag with room for clothes, a Dopp kit, and a Tech Pouch.
The Tech Pouch is useful if you, like me, are constantly traffic with a large disaster of cables, tough drives, plugs, and label cases floating around in your bag. Keeping them collected and secluded in their possess tote inside a bag is a outrageous and for me. There’s also a sleeve for laptops, tablets or even paperwork.
But one of my favorite facilities of a bag is a versatility. The pointed branding that we mentioned creates it easy to use in a accumulation of scenarios, and a pouches can unequivocally be used to store other things aside from gear. Despite a considerable packable space, a bag can also be precipitated down to a 30L distance for some-more day-to-day use. we can’t wait to unequivocally get out in a margin with this bag and put it to good use on some roving shoots!
For some-more information on a Travel Backpack, check out Peak Design’s Travel Line Kickstarter.