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Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag 48 (Black)

B&H # LIRC1048 Mfr # RC1048
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The Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag 48 is a case made to roll light stands, umbrellas, soft boxes and tripods to the location. The Bag features adjustable cinch down straps with quick release buckles to secure the equipment. It is made from Ballistic Nylon fabric with heavy duty YKK zippers and is fully padded with 1/2" Duralight closed cell foam.

The RC1048 Stand Bag has a rigid, interior back plate for stability and sports a set of "double wide" wheels that can be user replaceable. It has a padded grip handle on the end for ease in pushing or pulling and a padded carrying handle on the side to pick up the case. This case is airline checkable but is not suitable for delicate cameras or lenses. .

Ballistic nylon wheeled light stand/tripod bag
Duralight closed cell foam padding
Adjustable cinch down straps with quick release buckles
"U" Zipper opening
Rigid interior back plate
Pockets
  • Two long exterior pockets
Padded grip handle on the end for ease in pushing or pulling.
Padded carrying handle on the side to pick up the case
User replaceable double wide wheels
Material Exterior: Ballistic nylon
Interior: 1/2" Duralight closed cell foam
Type of Closure Heavy duty YKK zippers
Exterior Dimensions 53 x 10.5 x 9.25" (134.62 x 26.67 x 23.5 cm) (LxWxH)
Interior Dimensions 48 x 10 x 8.5" (121.92 x 25.4 x 21.59 cm) (LxWxH)
Accommodates Light stands, soft boxes, umbrellas or tripods
Padded Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Padded carrying handle on the side
Padded grip handle on the end
Double wide wheels
Weight 14 lb (6.35 kg)
Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag 48 (Black)
  • Double wide wheels
  • 1 year warranty
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    LightwareRC1048 Rolling Stand Bag
     
    4.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (3)
      • Photography (3)
      • Strobe lighting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (4), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect Rolling Stand Bag Solution

      I had looked at other bags from $100 less to $300 more, and decided to go with this bag from Lightware. It fits up to the longest stands I have, yet the bag...Read complete review

      I had looked at other bags from $100 less to $300 more, and decided to go with this bag from Lightware. It fits up to the longest stands I have, yet the bag is very lightweight. There are 3 compartments. The main one in the middle is true to the specs listed here - 48"x10"x8". The 2 side compartments are about 45" long x 8" high or a little under. And the width of the side pockets range from 3.5" at the edges all the way out to 6" at the center - very roomy for additional lightweight gear. I'm sold! Only con was not having more photos on the website or anywhere else, since I bought it online. I'm glad I did.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Depends on your needs

      I originally purchased this and then sold it a month later. My reason for doing so is that is has a weak solid support underneath. It tends to sag and becomes a bit of...Read complete review

      I originally purchased this and then sold it a month later. My reason for doing so is that is has a weak solid support underneath. It tends to sag and becomes a bit of a "wet noodle" when adding real equipment. I travel through airports for location work, so I also need something that's going to protect my equipment from the TSA and baggage handler throws it's going to endure. I can tell you that I'd never put a light or sensitive equipment in this bag. ONLY stands, cords, etc. should be in this bag. Nothing that can't take a hit. If you're a local wedding photographer who'll throw this in the back of your SUV, this bag will suit you fine. For the rest of us location and advertising photographers who leave our equipment for baggage handlers, this bag is only suited for misc equip. The Lightware RC1032 and RC1042 have been discontinued (for those of use who need serious travel cases). I spoke with Lightware and they're redesigning both of those bags (mainly due to wheel redesign, which was needed). There's no other serious, lightweight bag on the market until the redesign of those two are available. With airlines becoming more strict on weight, Pelicans are too heavy. When you add equipment, they're always way over. I'm waiting for the Lightware RC1042 redesign.

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      5.0

      Good Location Carrier

      By SparkyMG

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

        This type of case…something that will take light stands, light shapers, tripods and so forth and is rugged enough to travel with & easy to access is one of the most problematic areas of gear design.

        You want it to be lightweight as well as tough enough so that you can roll around town and also trust it checking onto an airplane. I like to have my stands and soft boxes in a separate case from the packs and heads - so this case suits me.

        The RC1048 is superb at stowing 2/3 42 inch folded (11 ft opened) stands, two grip arms, two umbrellas and two soft boxes. It goes into the back of a vehicle for local shooting and deploys rapidly. I have not checked it on an airplane yet - it seems adequate.

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        5.0

        Really great

        By photo boy

        from Mount Dora, Fl

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

          If you need to haul around 48inch stuff it is perfect, I can put 2 octa backs on one side and a large and medium strip bank on the other side, my 48 boom fits perfect along with more stands thank i want to carry. Built like all other lightware cases.

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          5.0

          Great bag for airtravel

          By matteobava

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Air Travel

            Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

            used this bag for over 40 flights to pack my light stands, tripod, mopod and background. All the equipment arrived intact and the bag is still in top notch shape. Only con is stat it does not have a handle on the bottom part, right next the wheels to make unloading easier...

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great bag

            By cholson

            from illinois

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                  i needed the extra length that this bag can handle. it allows me to store all of my light stands, umbrellas, soft box, reflector, speedlights, and still have room to spare. the dual zipper style, tie downs, and straps safely secure your gear and with the attached wheels makes it much easier to transport

                  the only things i wish were there is a bottom handle (in the rare cases you need 2 people to lift it)

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent bag

                  By grimjed

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                    I carry 5 Manfrotto 1004BAC light stands in the center compartment, 2 Manfrotto 1052BAC light stands in one side pocket, and 3 60" umbrellas in the second side pocket. The fully packed bag is nearly too heavy to lift. Fortunately it's got wheels which is great until you have to go up a flight of stairs. It also fits sideways in the back seat of my car. The build quality of the bag is excellent. The zippers are good quality and travel easily. The bag is padded. The center compartment has straps to secure the contents. I highly recommend this bag to any photographer who travels with lighting equipment by car.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Easy Access

                    By Shaun Cloud

                    from Kansas City

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Light Stands
                      • Reflector Panels
                      • Soft Boxes
                      • Umbrellas

                      Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                      The greatest thing I love about this bag is the ease in which I can load/unload it. The top zipper opens up the full length of the bag allowing me to access the contents of the bag very quickly. I've tried multiple other bags/cases and spent a lot of money... and then I found THIS. This one is definitely the most functional for me. Other benefits include the huge side pockets, the securing straps, and the wheels.

                      The one thing I wish it had is a handle on the end where the wheels are. That would be helpful for allowing two people to lift/carry the bag when necessary.

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                      4.0

                      solid bag

                      By Wandering Photographer

                      from Hollis, NH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                            This is a good bag for durable gear. Reasonable padding and security, strong zippers (though the main zipper is a bit difficult at times to manage). Nothing truly sensitive or fragile belongs in this bag but it is a great way to store stands and such and transport them in my vehicle.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Its Huge..and HEAVY

                            By Joe Lav

                            from Lynbrook, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Well Made and durable

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                            Excellent build quality and can store a tun of stands and equipment..but beware, because of the durable quality and size of the bag it can get VERY heavy, very fast, the wheels do help getting it around but be certain your car can fit this gigantic bag. All in all I am happy with the purchase becuase I know it will expand with me as I need more space in the future.

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                            2.0

                            Depends on your needs

                            By JMH

                            from SFLA

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Poor Performance

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                            I originally purchased this and then sold it a month later. My reason for doing so is that is has a weak solid support underneath. It tends to sag and becomes a bit of a "wet noodle" when adding real equipment. I travel through airports for location work, so I also need something that's going to protect my equipment from the TSA and baggage handler throws it's going to endure. I can tell you that I'd never put a light or sensitive equipment in this bag. ONLY stands, cords, etc. should be in this bag. Nothing that can't take a hit. If you're a local wedding photographer who'll throw this in the back of your SUV, this bag will suit you fine. For the rest of us location and advertising photographers who leave our equipment for baggage handlers, this bag is only suited for misc equip. The Lightware RC1032 and RC1042 have been discontinued (for those of use who need serious travel cases). I spoke with Lightware and they're redesigning both of those bags (mainly due to wheel redesign, which was needed). There's no other serious, lightweight bag on the market until the redesign of those two are available. With airlines becoming more strict on weight, Pelicans are too heavy. When you add equipment, they're always way over. I'm waiting for the Lightware RC1042 redesign.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect Rolling Stand Bag Solution

                            By holyzoo

                            from San Francisco, Bay Area

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Location Production

                              Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                              I had looked at other bags from $100 less to $300 more, and decided to go with this bag from Lightware. It fits up to the longest stands I have, yet the bag is very lightweight. There are 3 compartments. The main one in the middle is true to the specs listed here - 48"x10"x8". The 2 side compartments are about 45" long x 8" high or a little under. And the width of the side pockets range from 3.5" at the edges all the way out to 6" at the center - very roomy for additional lightweight gear. I'm sold! Only con was not having more photos on the website or anywhere else, since I bought it online. I'm glad I did.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Simply perfect for necessary long gear!

                              By digitaltaylor

                              from High Point, NC

                              About Me professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Well built quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                                Various light stands, softboxes, umbrellas, and grip stands can now be narrowed down to one case. Perfect! I simply could not believe how much extra space I had in the side pockets. Great! Well built and handles well.

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                                4.0

                                Quality you can count on

                                By Meyer

                                from Maryland

                                About Me Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Transporting lightstands

                                  Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                                  I needed a well built product to transport my light stands and associated gear on location for weddings and commercial shoots. The lightware bag is well build, can be carried or rolled as it comes with double wheels. Heavy duty zippers and durable fabric complete the design.

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                                  4.0

                                  Smart Design

                                  By Walter

                                  from Miami, FL

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                                        This bag holds allows me to condense 3 bags into one when I travel. BTW airlines have raised excess baggage to almost double what it was before August of 2008. It's long enough to hold two 4 foot jib arms as well as light stands and a tripod. Two side pockets the length of the bag on either side. Well padded, easy to roll around and a quality made bag.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great design, well balanced case.

                                        By Dave

                                        from New Albany, Ohio

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                                          This case will hold the largest of tripods along with four heavy duty light stands, yet handle very well in the tightest of spaces. This is one of the most intelligently designed cases I have ever seen. Carrying long grip equipment has always been a clumsy problem, but this case offers the PERFECT solution!

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                                          5.0

                                          Great all purpose carry-all

                                          By The Human Zoom

                                          from Davison, Mi

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Built Lightware
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Lightware RC1048 Rolling Stand Bag:

                                            I can load up a couple of White lightnings, cords, remotes, stands, soft box, reflectors and everything I need in one bag that I can roll or carry. Built Lightware "right" it will never wear out.It does what it is made for making my life a little less complicated and my equipment just a little more portable. Excellent product, I only buy Lightware.

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