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Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black)

B&H # KAPLLW97W Mfr # KT PL-LW-97W
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You Pay: $449.88
Product Highlights
  • 2-3 Flash Heads,Power Pack,Stands
  • Or 3-4 Large Spots, 4 Stands
  • Ripstop and Standard Nylon
  • Two Full-Size Compartments
  • One Deep/One Shallow Compartment
  • Built-in Wheels
  • External Pocket for Cables
  • Internal Pocket for Rolls, Diffusers
  • Designed for Heavy Use

The black KT PL-LW-97W Large Rolling Organizer Case from Kata is a heavy duty case made for those on the move. This case is designed to hold lots of lighting gear in an organized and safe manner. It's rated to hold either 2-3 Flash Heads,Power Pack,Stands or Or 3-4 Large Spots, 4 Stands. The case is made from lightweight but durable nylon to guarantee the highest level of protection in the lightest case to date.

Within the case there are two full-sized compartments. The first compartment is deep and meant to hold your lighting heads, packs and stands. The other compartment is smaller and sized to hold support gear like cables, domes and adapters. It can also accommodate more gear such as umbrellas or even more stands. In addition, there's a large exterior pocket that is made to hold more support gear like rolls, umbrellas or even your personal stuff.

For carrying purposes, the case features two durable wheels for rapid navigation through parking lots and ramps. Convenient carry handles are located on the top and sides. For even more protection and convenience, there are Toblerones on the bottom and other vulnerable spots on the bag to protect it from bumps and tears. They will also guard the bag when placed on the ground since they elevate the case to keep water from touching it.

Inside, yellow dividers will help see the contents when the bag is opened in marginal light. As an overall protective measure, Kata uses its Aeriform foam to line the bag. This is a combination of EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) and EPE (polyethylene) materials that make for a lightweight, perforated and laminated protective layer. Access to the case is achieved by strong zippers for both the main compartment and exterior pocket.

Toblerone
Located on the bottom and dangerous spots of the bag, the Toblerones will protect your case from bumps, tears and sudden shock by absorbing any accidental impact. Additionally, the Toblerone can elevate the bag above standing water or wet spots, keeping your case dry
Aeriform Foam
For unique combination of light weight and protective material, Kata developed the Aeriform Foam. It's a perforated, laminated and reinforced foam of EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) and EPE (polyethylene) materials. The result is a super light foam that keep your gear protected
Material Ripstop and standard nylon
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 11.8 x 39.4 x 17.3" (30.0 x 100.1 x 43.9 cm)
Interior Dimensions 9.5 x 37.0 x 15.75" (24.1 x 94.0 x 40.0 cm)
Carrying/Transport Options Wheels
Top and side carry handles
Weight Max: 13.8 lb (6.3 kg)
Min: 12.8 lb (5.8 kg)
Max refers to case with dividers
Min refers to case without dividers
Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KataKT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black)
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Good protection (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Daily transport (3)
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        • Pro photographer (4)
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      5.0

      Lightweight Bag-Superb Protection

      By Doe

      from Tropics of Texas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Customizable
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Appearance

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Equipment Protection
      • Equipment storage
      • Equipment Transportation

      Comments about Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black):

      I've used Kata bags in the past (KT PL-88) and it was a great rolling bag, however it wasn't long enough to transport my light stands.

      The KT PL-LW-97W is a few inches longer in length than the PL-88 giving me the room I need for my stands. The bag is also just the right height for me to load into my SUV w/o having to lay the seats down. This may sound trivial but when you are hauling equipment, props and people, space (seating) is paramount. I specifically wanted a bag that would not take up seating in my vehicle and that is why I choose the LW-97W over the larger/longer LW-99 bag.

      The newer Kata bags (this one included are just as sturdy as those made in the past....but lighter in weight. This is an added bonus for someone like me (petite woman) who usually loads and unloads equipment all by myself.

      The newer Kata bags have the rolling trolley built into the bag. My old Kata bags trolley was separate from the bag and this added a few extra inches to the bags outer dimensions.

      I also like that Kata thought ahead and made a BRIGHT YELLOW interior. Have you ever tried to find a black cord, camera battery, tripod clip, etc. inside a black bag in a dimly lit room?
      It's like looking for a needle in a haystack. You have to virtually unpack the whole case just to find what you're looking for.

      Kata bags have very strong frames, handles, dividers and zippers a must have for anyone who's going to put this bag to the test.
      If your going to put expensive gear into the bag why wouldn't you want to protect that gear?

      When it comes to transporting your gear you can either work hard or work smart.
      I've owned lesser quality (cheaper) bags in the past and had nothing but troubles with them from wheels coming off, telescoping handles bending and then breaking, nylon that rips easily, zippers that stick (if they work at all), etc.
      And don't get me started on how unprofessional it looks to be dragging your equipment in behind you because your bag split wide open in the parking lot dumping it's entire contents all over the place on your way into a shoot.

      There are many other options out there for bags but in the end you get what you pay for. If all you need is something to transport but offer little to no protection you can easily find a more economical bag to do so.
      I shopped around (for Months) looking for a more economical bag but in the end I wanted a bag I knew I could trust.

      Kata is by no means cheap but if your power packs, light heads, and peace of mind are important to you it's worth the price.

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      5.0

      Awesome! Great Quality.

      By Iman Shah

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black):

      I was looking for light case about 6 months and finally I decided to buy this product and I'm really happy with that, great quality, huge and nice color in and outside also that not heavy as what I expected. Just a little expensive.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the perfect bag for transporting gear

      By Onemanband

      from Leavenworth, wa

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Plenty of room

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black):

        I shoot freelance video for small business and non-profits, and I needed a bag that could hold everything i use on a shoot...2 tripods, 3 stands, a slider, and my boom pole, with room for a few extras. This bag delivers! I love the bright yellow interior which makes it easy to see and find everything, and the padded dividers and pockets keep everything organized. I don't think I could have asked for much more...now only if it only came with someone to carry it!

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        5.0

        Excellent pro lighting bag

        By FLR

        from CANADA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • On Location Work
          • Travel

          Comments about Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black):

          I am using this bag for on location work and it is an amazing choice. Before I bought it I spent lot of time checking the available bags that would fit long stands, umbrellas/soft boxes, flash heads, etc. This is very solid and really lightweight, probably the lightest in its class. Carries very easily and feels sturdy. Don't regret the price paid, it is worth. I am fitting 2 umbrellas, 2 soft boxes, 1 large 5-1 reflector, 3 large stands, flash heads, lighting mounting accessories and a beauty dish. The dividers can be removed or re-arranged. The overall look is slim rather than bulky as other bags seem to be. Light for its size even when it is fully loaded. Super choice once again.

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          5.0

          Great Travel Case

          By JT

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Kata KT PL-LW-97W Rolling Organizer Case (Large, Black):

            Looked far and wide to find the perfect travel case for my gear. This case was a little pricey but I am very satisfied with it. It can fit a good amount of gear while not adding a lot of weight.

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