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Giottos CB-5 - Carrying Case for Background Set or Light Stand - 43"

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This is a Giottos Stand and Crossbar Bag for ease of storage and transport of the Giottos, or most any background support system. It is large enough to accomodate 2 stands and a crossbar up to 40" closed lengths. It has 2 hand straps and a shoulder strap.

Zippered top
Padded ends, padded interior divider with touch fastener hold-down straps for components
Construction Cordura nylon, hand straps, shoulder strap, zippered top
Padded ends, interior dividers with touch fastener hold-down straps
Dimensions Exterior: 43 in (1 m) long
Interior: 41 in (1 m) long x 8 in deep
Giottos CB-5 - Carrying Case for Background Set or Light Stand - 43"
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    GiottosCarrying Case for Background Set
     
    4.4

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Durable (6)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Consistent (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (10)
      • Artificial lighting (8)
      • Strobe lighting (8)
      • Photography (7)
      • General purpose (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The perfect bag for stands and 'brellas

      I use this bag to carry two lightstands and two umbrellas. There is easily enough room for at least another stand and brella, if not more. There is a thoughtfully engineered padded flap...Read complete review

      I use this bag to carry two lightstands and two umbrellas. There is easily enough room for at least another stand and brella, if not more. There is a thoughtfully engineered padded flap that helps separate the fragile umbrellas from the stands, and there is a wide Velcro flap that holds the umbrellas still. I highly recommend this, I will no longer be struggling to cart a bunch of loose stands and umbrellas out to the car!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good carry bag w terrible handles

      This bag is about 40-inches long and will hold two or maybe three 10-foot light stands with umbrellas for each. Padded where needed, all along the lengths of the bottom panel,...Read complete review

      This bag is about 40-inches long and will hold two or maybe three 10-foot light stands with umbrellas for each. Padded where needed, all along the lengths of the bottom panel, sides and bottom end. There's no padding along the zipper panels or the "top" end, where not really needed

      The small internal dividers; a fifteen-inch padded "tube" midway in the length of the bag with hook & loop closer, and a small padded flap up at the top end are good additions. The flimsy web strap handles are completely awful and make carrying equipment on a breezy day sort of embarrassing.

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      5.0

      Love This Bag

      By K Ulmer

      from Broadway, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

        I use this bag to carry my large umbrella stands and 2 sets of umbrellas. The bag is light, easy to carry and has a wonderful shoulder straps. And everything fits with room to spare! I plan on buying another for my other set of stands as well!

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        4.0

        Grottos carrying case for background set

        By Adauro

        from Houston Texas

        Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

        I purchased this bag because the canvas one that came with my backdrop wet had deraveled ends and left the sharp edges at the end of the crossbars exposed. This one has some good extra padding. Space for additional crossbars so that I can I crewe the length of my backdrops. Very nice.

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        3.0

        Nice bag, cheap zipper

        By Ben King

        from Oceanside, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

            The bag itself seems quite sturdy, and is just the right size for carrying my Westcott Apollo Orb, a 40" umbrella, and their corresponding stands.

            The handles are a ok, but nothing amazing. My biggest gripe is that the very first time I zipped up the bag, the zipper tab bent severely. It's only a matter of time before it breaks off for good. For such a sturdy bag, it is too weak.

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            4.0

            Good transport bag

            By Hamlak

            from Montreal, QC, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

              I bought this to carry two Impact 13' multiboom light stands and reflector holders. It fits but there is no more room left for anything else.

              As indicated, it does not offer any padded protection but it is well constructed and should last long if you take care of your stuff. It satisfies my needs for a good transport bag for my stands.

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              2.0

              Good carry bag w terrible handles

              By Jim in Central New York

              from NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                This bag is about 40-inches long and will hold two or maybe three 10-foot light stands with umbrellas for each. Padded where needed, all along the lengths of the bottom panel, sides and bottom end. There's no padding along the zipper panels or the "top" end, where not really needed

                The small internal dividers; a fifteen-inch padded "tube" midway in the length of the bag with hook & loop closer, and a small padded flap up at the top end are good additions. The flimsy web strap handles are completely awful and make carrying equipment on a breezy day sort of embarrassing.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Pretty Solid Carrying Case

                By Suike

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Plastic Connectors

                Best Uses

                • Booms
                • Light stands

                Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                This Giottos Carrying Case is pretty solid although I've only owned it a few months so not sure how everything will hold up in the long run. I was able to fit two 13-foot Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stands from Paul C. Buff (AlienBees) in with a little trying.

                The bag is made of a nice canvas material that should be able to take a beating. The straps seem well-made and wrap around the entire bag so you don't have to worry about them breaking off. However the shoulder strap is connected with a plastic loop. The zipper also seems strong.

                Can't beat this for the price that's for certain!

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                4.0

                Great price and perfect for my needs

                By SRP

                from San Francisco, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                  I need a good quality bag to carry around a few medium light stands, and that's what I got. Nothing fancy or super durable, but with proper use I feel I can get a few years out of this bag.

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                  4.0

                  very roomy

                  By azjeff

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                    I can carry 3 impact 6ft light stands and 3 flashes in the case.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good All Around Stand Case

                    By Don R

                    from Oklahoma City, OK

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                        I received one of these with my Giottos background stands, and realized it would make a great case to carry 3 or 4 medium sized stands. And it does. It's just the right size to fit 4 medium stands. It's well made, and I can't find any drawbacks.

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                        5.0

                        Works just fine

                        By Mr Soper

                        from Port Colborne, Ontario...Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                          Holds my 43" Apollo Orb as well as my 9'6" Heavy duty Impact air cushioned stand. Can't complain at all...Plus the price was right.

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                          4.0

                          Good bag for the money

                          By Dobrin

                          from New York

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                            It is cheap, it is lightweight, and I can fit in it my Manfrotto 367B, along with another (smaller) stand and two umbrellas. What more do you need?

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                            4.0

                            Stand Bag

                            By Dan

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                              I got the bag to replace my bag for my backgroung stands and it is very well made especially for the price.

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                              5.0

                              So far so good.

                              By Josh from Photonaut

                              from Pittsburgh

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                    I've owned it for a few weeks so I haven't really put any miles on it yet but so far I've stuffed 2 light stands and 4 umbrellas of varying sizes in it, and that about filled it.

                                    The zipper works fine and if I didn't stuff it, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I could see it having a problem with being filled to the brim. But even if the zipper does break, the case is still going to help me get my stands from A to B easier than if I didn't have it at all.
                                    Great product for the money.

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                                    5.0

                                    Does the Job nicely

                                    By J

                                    from N Idaho

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                      Nice and cheap, holds more than enough for a two light set up and umbrellas/soft box's. I use it for on location shoots comes with a shoulder strap. You cant go wrong with this.

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                                      3.0

                                      Light and Thin

                                      By BillyBob

                                      from NC

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                          A Basic bag with no padding. It will be used for a reflector and frame. The handles are long which makes a good shoulder strap but not that great for hand carrying and there is no way to shorten them or get them out of the way.

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                                          4.0

                                          Big enough. Strong enough, Cheap enough.

                                          By Corporate_Designer/Photographer

                                          from Pittsburgh PA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artificial Lighting
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                            This bag worked great in a pinch, when I had to take a heavy-duty boom on a shoot. I hadn't intended for its use outside of the studio, so when I found out I would need it, This bag came in extremely handy!! It is sturdy enough to contain the 9' boom arm, weight, and heavy-duty stand, and so far, I have had no issues with it's performance. Keep in mind, this isn't a piece of equipment I intend to remove from the studio with great frequency, so this bag should last a good while. If you need something for daily abuse, i'd recommend something with stronger side walls - like a pelican case.

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                                            5.0

                                            [...]Excellent Product As adver

                                            By Norm

                                            from Indiana

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                                  The case holds the entire backdrop system 4 poles and two stands no problem.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  great purchase

                                                  By aibvey

                                                  from monrovia, ca

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Roomy
                                                  • Strong fabric

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                                    Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                                    very good quality. very happy with my purchase

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Not as roomy as I had hoped

                                                    By B Funk

                                                    from Colorado

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Consistent
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                      Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                                      I was under the impression that it the bag had a bit more space. I have two stands and two umbrellas that live in it and there is always some jostling to get the thing zipped. Other that that...great.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Just what I needed

                                                      By Steve

                                                      from WNY

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Well Built

                                                      Cons

                                                      • None

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                      Comments about Giottos Carrying Case for Background Set:

                                                      Just a good light stand case. Well built. Well padded. Fits my needs exactly. Now I can transport my stands more safely & more importantly, more professionally.

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