Pelican has recently introduced a lineup of photo backpacks that blend the hard, crush-proof case structure they are best known for with a more ergonomic backpack design that is engineered for easier access. These backpacks, as part of the ProGear series, integrate hard-case sections while also providing traditional divider-style photo-gear sections.
Kelly Moore bags are a refreshing change for anyone who wants a multifunctional camera bag with personality and fun written all over it. While remaining stylish and comfortable, not to mention providing great protection for equipment, Kelly Moore bags are what photographers want and need for transporting their gear.
Whenever photographers start comparing notes with designers, it’s only a matter of time before the topic of “sensible” camera bags comes up. In the case of Think Tank Photo, such discussions have resulted in an extensive line of rugged and practical bags, cases and accessories.
Today’s students need a lot more than spiral-bound notebooks and pencils to make the grade. Everything revolves around computers and the Internet; and papers have to be created in a program and printed from a computer—pen and ink was the way your parents wrote for their classes.
When people ask me why I recommend Pelican cases for storing and transporting cameras, lighting equipment and other sorts of shock-sensitive tools and doodads safely, I tell them to read the warranty statement that comes with every Pelican shipping case.
There are plenty of gifts you can give to computer users that will tickle their fancy, but not all of them are ideal for people who are always on the go. Sure, a 5.1-channel sound system is great for home use, but nobody wants to carry that around on a business trip or on vacation. Certainly there are better ideas for mobile users.
For many people, an iPad, or even a netbook, is a sizable investment that’s worth protecting. Pelican has just announced a new hard case for iPads and netbooks. Made of high-strength ABS, the Pelican 1075 HardBack Case is dustproof, watertight and crushproof, with a built-in purge valve to control air pressure.
When you’re packing your gear to travel out into the field, you should always ask yourself one question: Do I really need to give myself a hernia? Even though the answer is always “no,” it’s important to remind yourself not to make your freight heavier than it needs to be.