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Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System - for Kata Bags with a Trolley Sleeve

B&H # KADTS Mfr # KT VG-DTS
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The Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System allows you to either use the trolley separately or with more than one case. Simply slide the trolley through the sleeve on the rear of the cases for secure and easy mobility. You can detach the trolley when you want to store it and easily replace it if damaged. The DTS can be purchased separately and used with a range of Insertrolley compatible Kata cases

Extendable wheels create a wide, stable base.
Wheels retract for storage.
Can be folded into small compact unit and extended to carry bags up to 55 lb.
Special sleeve in case to insert the trolley
Works with more than one case at a time
Compatible with Kata EXO 33, Panda, Grizzly, Pec1, & 2, LAB21, PAB21, Maze 1,2,3, Banana 1,2,3 , TCCT, Multi long or Maze 4 cases
Construction Aluminum, solid wheels
Dimensions Closed: 18.5" (47 cm)
Open: 40.9" (104 cm)
Weight Capacity 55 lbs (25 kg)
Weight 3.64 lb (1.65 kg)
Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System - for Kata Bags with a Trolley Sleeve
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    KataDTS Detachable Trolley System
     
    4.4

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (17)
    • Strong construction (15)
    • Easily accessible equipment (10)
    • Comfortable (8)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (18)
      • Daily usage (7)
      • General purpose (6)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      "Keeps on Truckin""

      Never mind that the camera bag with the notebook pocket is nothing short of wonderful, this addition just made my camera bag a superior support for my gear.

      I took...Read complete review

      Never mind that the camera bag with the notebook pocket is nothing short of wonderful, this addition just made my camera bag a superior support for my gear.

      I took the bag on a trial run to Puerto Rico earlier this year. The bag travelled well, even in the rain forest, but I though it would be better if it had wheels like my old camera bag. When I got back to Puerto Rico, I found out that I can purchase the trolley separately, and I did.

      The trolley traveled with me on a recent trip to New York city. I rolled it across the Brooklyn bridge while I took pictures. It was a pleasant, unencumbered walk, thanks to the trolley. Would I buy this again ? Yes.
      would I recommend this to my friends? Absolutely.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Over-priced luggage cart

      I use this mainly to cart around a Kata 195 camera bag. There are several flaws with this cart:

      - The bottom support only has two thin steel rods to hold...Read complete review

      I use this mainly to cart around a Kata 195 camera bag. There are several flaws with this cart:

      - The bottom support only has two thin steel rods to hold the bag up. Over time, the bag sags on the outer parts around these thin rods. If the cart had more surface area to support the underside of the bag, then this problem would be prevented.

      - The wheels make contact with the bag, rub against the bag, and wear out the fabric of the bag. Look at the close up view of the cart. Notice how the wheels have a plastic guard around the top but not the side of the wheels facing the bag. If they would simply change the design to also shield the bag from the wheels, then that would prevent the wheels from rubbing against the bag.

      - The telescoping handle mechanism has become stiff and difficult to disengage the locking mechanism.

      - The extendable wheels for extra stability was a nice idea, but if you're carrying a wide bag like the Kata 195, then the extended wheels will rub against your bag and wear out your bag. Also, after some moisture, parts of the extended mechanism have either corroded or become stuck. My wheels no longer extend out when I try pulling them out. This is not such a bad issue as I've found that the cart is stable enough without extending the wheels.

      The good thing about this cart is that it has a relatively low center of gravity when you put a bag on it. So it won't easily tip over from side to side, which is a problem I've had with other carts. I use my cart several times a week for carrying my camera bag to shoots, and I think I may need to send it in for repair / replacement.

      It's nice that it has a 5-year warranty, but I've been trying for the last year and a half to get in touch with someone at Kata to respond to my support inquiry. Kata support is terrible because nobody has responded to me within the last 18 months of my attempts to contact them. They do not publish a phone number on their web site. You have to submit a web form that seems to go into a black hole.

      Buyer beware! Hopefully you won't need to contact Kata to get support!

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      5.0

      It appears to be available!!

      By JeffreyHolmes-com

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

            I just placed an order for it from Kata-US website. So far no reply saying it is no longer available. I will update this review when (if) I receive it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great accessory

            By marko34

            from las vegas, nv

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carrying Capacity
            • Easy Assembly
            • Easy to Use
            • Supports Heavy Weights

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                if you use kata bags, you must get this trolley! great addition to the system.

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                4.0

                Sturdy Trolley

                By Jambo

                from Omaha, NE

                Pros

                • Carrying Capacity
                • Comfortable Grips
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                    I had this last year when I purchased a Kata bag. I was grumpy when the handle started to bend. It didn't completely fail, but I knew I had to replace it. It didn't help that I carried a very heavy laptop bag on top of the case.

                    I figured I would save a buck and find a replacement trolley from a local store, but no luck. Trolleys that were narrow enough for the Kata bag sleeve were much less sturdy. And the sturdy trolleys were too wide to fit! So I ordered a replacement.

                    I shouldn't be grumpy, the trolley did last as I travelled around the world twice. 10 different cities. And not just through terminals and hotels, I dragged this bag over about 16 blocks in NYC, and from the hotel to most of my trade show locations.

                    The wheels never squeaked.

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                    3.0

                    Maybe not the best solution for travel

                    By Frequent flyer

                    from Nashville, TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Grips
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Bag Straps Drag On Floor
                    • Bulky On Aeroplanes
                    • Can Fall Off

                    Best Uses

                    • Walking To Termiinals

                    Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                    The trolley does what it's meant to very well - takes the weight off your back and rolls along nicely. Unfortunately, there's more to being mobile than just walking on level ground.

                    Most domestic flight cabins don't fit the bag with the trolley attached, so I tend to remove it and fold it up separately. This leads to a pretty awkward and hurried reattachment when disembarking - while people are waiting behind you.

                    To be able to quickly detach the pieces, I don't secure the bag too tightly onto the trolley. This means that sometimes when carrying the bag up stairs or over unlevel ground, the trolley slips out sometimes, which is a real pain when your hands are full.

                    If you travel with a check-in sized suitcase, keep in mind that this trolley + bag won't sit nicely on top of it, like some sets do. This means two separate bags to wheel, which for me is not practical - I'm in fact going to look for a camera/laptop bag that can do this and will stop using my Kata backpack.

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                    4.0

                    Works great

                    By wallywld

                    from Miami, FL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Grips
                    • Easy Assembly
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Supports Heavy Weights

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                        Easy to attach and remove. The extra wide wheels that pull out allow it to work with other, larger bags.

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                        2.0

                        Incompatible with Tamrac Piggy-Back

                        By Francesco

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                            I thought I had found a wheel system form my Tamrac Pro bag. However, when I inserted the bag on the trolley, I discovered that the wheels touch the back of the bag. Strangely, the wheels have a fever shield on the front, but not on the back. This causes the piggy-back sleeve of the bag to touch the wheels, making the trolley unusable with the Tamrac bags (and probably with most bags that have a piggy-back sleeve. Too bad!

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            replaced my old InsertTrolley

                            By mugg

                            from Brooklyn

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Expandable wheels helpful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                I purchased this to replace an InsertTrolley that was damaged while attached to my stand bag when I checked it as luggage on an airline. My Kata Maze 4 (coffin) had traveled many miles and the InsertTrolley had taken a beating (especially the wheel tread and axle).
                                The new Trolley has 2 more wheels than the original and seems much more sturdy. Although, I did it with the old Trolley about 50 times, I don't think I'll be sending the bag through as checked luggage with the Trolley attached anymore.

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                                5.0

                                Saving my back!

                                By streetdog media

                                from Mexico City

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                    Definitely a great buy. After lugging camera/lights/batteries laptop on my back through miles of airport corridors, with the trolley now I can actually function when I get to the job ...

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                                    5.0

                                    i would buy this product again

                                    By Jug head

                                    from Ga

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                      Everything works well and is exactly what I was looking for.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      A real back saver

                                      By Photographer by Nature

                                      from Rocky Mountain House, AB

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                        - Going through the airport or to shoots is great with this trolley
                                        - I have it attached to my Kata bag all the time now.
                                        - Very solid construction and the back is on securely and hasn't tipped or fallen off at all.

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                                        5.0

                                        awesome trolley...

                                        By Ed

                                        from Seattle, WA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                          I can use the trolley not just for my kata 3N1-33 but for a wider bag. I will be using this on long trips when I have to lug this baby across the airport in between stops and layover.

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                                          5.0

                                          Shoulder/Back Saver

                                          By Sue B in Michigan

                                          from Grand Rapids, MI

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Color Value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                            Took my new Kata bag on a trip to NE via a plane fully loaded with gear. Loved the bag. Hated the weight. Bruised my shoulders. So I got home and promptly ordered the trolley for the trip to MT. What a difference! Trucking through the airport and around town so easy now. And I can carry a small handbag for car keys, wallet, book to read, etc. I'd recommend buying the trolley with any Kata bag that accepts it. My only complaint - if your bag like mine is a backpack, you will need to finagle straps a bit to avoid dragging them/getting caught in the wheels.

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                                            5.0

                                            It's so EASY now

                                            By Juan Pena

                                            from Miami, Fl

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Color Value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                              Love it, love it, love it. My back could not take it anymore. I love my Kata backpack and just made me fall in love with it again. Makes transporting my equipment that much easier. Lightweight and easy to use.

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                                              5.0

                                              saves your back

                                              By don

                                              from chicago il

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                              • Has to come off overhead

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use

                                              Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                              .when you have a lot of gear , it is much better at airports than carriny it. Al it does store in the overhead on a plane. I just slipped off the trolley

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                                              4.0

                                              Must have accessory

                                              By Francis

                                              from Vancouver, BC

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                              • Wheels

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Airline Travel
                                              • Transporting Gear

                                              Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                              I've only had this trolley and Kata 3n1-33 bag for just over two weeks and I have already tested it quite a bit. The trolley system is great. As a photography student, it makes carrying my bag and other equipment convenient particularly when i commute to far locations.

                                              I've pulled this thing through gravel and unpaved walkways and so far I see no damage at all. Although I must admit that hearing the wheels turn on top of them is unnerving especially since they seem to be made of plastic. But the rest of the construction is good. I just wish Kata provided an extra harness for none Kata bags. But I got over that by buying my own.

                                              For long term uses, if you want to make sure it lasts long, I'd suggest people stick to concrete walkways. I think it's also great for airline travel.

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                                              5.0

                                              Gotta have it...

                                              By Creatifvision

                                              from Phoenix, AZ

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                              • Needs softer wheel option

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Usage
                                              • Necessary for large bags
                                              • Transporting Gear

                                              Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                              I use the trolley with the KATA CB-400 HDV Bag and find that this bag and all my gear would be impossible to carry any significant distance without it. The trolley is invaluable for this very reason. If you want a bag that can handle everything you need for the field, you need a trolley to carry it. Okay, I know that was redundant, but you need to save your strength for shooting, not moving your gear. The trolley is simple to use and, as with the KATA bag, they seem to have thought of everything. Its light weight and collapsable. It has double wheels that extend for stability when needed. I keep the trolley on the bag at all times since it is fully collapsable and sits relatively parallel to the floor when lying down.

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                                              5.0

                                              Perfect for the Kata Bug 203

                                              By Liz

                                              from Union City, NJ

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Transporting Gear

                                                Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                                Once I'm done loading everything into my backpack, it gets very heavy to carry around. Attaching the backpack to this trolley makes it very easy for me to carry it around, especially when travelling.

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                                                3.0

                                                Good for Kata Bags

                                                By LV Dan

                                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Transporting Gear

                                                    Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                                    These are a relatively expensive trolley but relatively inexpensive addition to a Kata bag.

                                                    They are not very sturdy and we have broken several of them. However, we looked for good alternatives for our Kata bags and did not find any cheaper or better.

                                                    Being able to extend the wheels really help their stability when being pulled. However, the wheels are not very big and allow parts of the Kata bags to drag.

                                                    Overall, these are a valuable accessory to the Kata bags that accept them, but sturdier units with slightly bigger wheels would be better.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Indispensable

                                                    By constabile

                                                    from New Jersey

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Transporting Gear

                                                      Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                                      Must have item for Kata back pack. Sure made my life easier on the road. Just make sure you put it on before packing your bag full of gear or you may have a bit of trouble sliding the trolley into place.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Just what the Doctor ordered

                                                      By Walt

                                                      from Eugene,Oregon

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Comfortable
                                                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Strong Construction
                                                      • Well Padded

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Daily Usage
                                                        • Protecting Gear
                                                        • Transporting Gear

                                                        Comments about Kata DTS Detachable Trolley System:

                                                        Just slip the trolly onto the back of the bag sleeve and you are off. Just the right addition to the already great bag design !!

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