A travel bag that is everything you need it to be. The Naneu Pro Urban Gear U220 ($299.99) is a travel convertible rolling-case/backpack designed to carry all of your gear. There is a removable, customizable camera insert that protects the equipment, and a rear compartment with removable laptop sleeve that accommodates most 17″ notebook computers. The U-220 will hold a pro DSLR, such as the Nikon D3 or Canon EOS-1D Mark III, with up to a 300mm f2.8 attached, plus 4-6 additional pro lenses, an extra body and 2 flash units. The bag is made with a water-resistant, 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior and has padded compartments. The bag features a tripod carrying system that keeps a tripod out of the way, while ensuring that it is always conveniently located. The bag has an exterior double mesh bottle pocket, and a dedicated personal audio pocket complete with headphone grommet.
Take the weight off your shoulders and put it all on wheels. Tenba’s Roadie II: Universal Rolling Photo/Laptop Case is designed to meet the needs of today’s hard-core traveling professional photographer. The case features EVA molded interiors for maximum depth and versatility to hold medium to large professional DSLR camera bodies and lenses (mid-range zoom lenses can be stored standing up; super telephoto 300mm to 600mm lenses will fit with their hoods and tripod collars in place), large video cameras or even medium format camera systems. The bag also feature a built-in padded laptop storage area perfect for quickly and easily accessing 15- and 17-inch laptops at airport security, with seemingly endless space for other accessories. The Universal meets the absolute strictest international carry-on standards so you can feel comfortable wherever your adventures take you.
A great looking rolling case to haul all your gear into the field. The Logistics Manager ($599) from Think Tank is a rolling equipment case designed for hauling lighting and photographic gear. The bag features endless interior layout options that allow you adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help you manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location. Its roomy internal dimensions of 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25-10”D (35 x 70 x 21-25.5 cm) allow it to hold multiple combinations of cameras and lenses, lighting gear such as strobes and reflectors, and accessories of all kinds.
Ideal for those photographers who travel regularly with a full photographic kit including laptop. The FlyBy-76 Rolling Case ($284.90) from Kata is a good looking professional bag designed to provide the best traveling, storage and working solution for the traveling location photographer. The bag will house and protect a large amount of gear in it’s main compartment with accommodation for between 2-4 DSLR camera bodies along with 8-10 lenses (up to 600mm), some flash equipment and a variety of photo accessories. The numerous modular Aeroform Dividers can be arranged to custom fit your gear needs and there is a full-length Elasto-Guard protected 17” laptop compartment which folds out of the bag for easy access. The provided “DTS Insertrolley” further enhances the convenience of the Kata FlyBy 76 at airports and this can be removed when not needed so that the bag becomes a shoulder bag with the strap provided.
Whats better than one camera bag? How about TWO camera bags. The Crumpler Cork and Fork Photo Trolley Bag ($497) is a combination of two bags: a super functional photographer’s backpack nestled inside a rolling duffel shell. The rolling duffel features a retractable, shovel-style handle and beefy, smooth-rolling wheels; rubber feet on the bottom and back let it stand upright or lie flat on its back. Inside, the duffel contains 1 large zippered pocket, 4 small zippered pockets and a full-length flap with a large zippered pocket for dirty clothes. The backpack features a comfortable harness with a padded air-mesh back panel, air-mesh shoulder straps and an adjustable hipbelt. The backpack’s interior features a padded main compartment that has 2 rigid spine walls, 2 “snake” dividers and removable rip-and-stick tabs that easily accommodates several camera bodies, lenses, flashes and accessories. The Crumpler Cork and Fork offers great protection and portability for your valuable camera gear when on the move.
Travel much? Think Tank’s Airport International V 2.0 ($329) rolling camera case is intended for the international traveler. The roller is thoughtfully designed to hold the maximum amount of gear possible for a legal carry-on bag and the smooth-rolling wheels will get you quickly through any airport. For added peace of mind, a security cable and lock insure that your gear will stay safely secure while you attend to business. Speaking of business, interior and front-pocket organizers make this case laptop/document friendly, as well.
Want to keep your gear extremely well protected when you travel? Plaber’s HPRC 2550W ($150) case is made from highly durable TTX01 resin and is crushproof, extreme weather and climate proof, acid corrosion proof, non-conducting and very lightweight. It is injection-molded creating a high-strength barrier between your protected items and the outside elements, and features reinforced hinges and corners, non-slip rubber feet, and stainless steel hardware. It has a comfortable and ergonomic rigid soft-grip carrying handle and also boasts an air pressure release valve. The HPRC 2550W has extra durable and smooth wheels for easy travel, a unique low profile backing that houses a high-strength telescoping aluminum handle, and is designed to be suitable as airplane carry-on luggage.
Travel a lot? Always torn between what camera bag to bring? Try out the the Lowepro Pro Roller Attaché x50 ($299.95). It’s a roller bag. It’s a shoulder bag. Its two-bags-in-one design offers flexibility for the pro photographer. It can be used as a rolling attaché with a complete camera kit and laptop easily accessible from the front, or its Reserve Shoulder Bag can be removed and used as a messenger bag. The main rolling attaché is designed with a pivoting, no-drop front compartment to provide quick and complete access to gear when fully opened. A collapsible interior tray holds the Reserve Shoulder Bag in place within the rolling attaché it collapses down for use as luggage space when the shoulder bag is removed. Also, the Pro Roller Attaché x50 is sized within the standard international carry-on requirements so you can roll your valuable gear right onboard.