New Triumph Sling and Legion Messenger Bags from Ruggard

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Carry Your Triumphs and Gather Your Legions

The new travel-friendly Triumph Sling and Legion Messenger Bags from Ruggard feature quality construction, quick access, and intelligent design for safely transporting a DSLR, various lenses, and accessories.

The Triumph Sling

A quality, water-resistant sling pack for the day traveler, location shooter, biker, and explorer,  the Triumph Sling features quick side access to your DSLR, hidden rear access to the main camera compartment, a top storage area, and convenient pockets. It has a sleek black exterior with yellow zipper pulls and was made to carry your camera equipment, photo accessories, and day-trip essentials. Bringing along backup gear is no longer a hassle when using this light and comfortable pack.

The Construction of a Triumph

Featuring a tough exterior, the pack is made from 600D Oxford nylon with water-repellent coating, and has a top panel of 1680D ballistic nylon for extra protection. An ergonomic body-contoured shoulder-and-lumbar support system features air mesh and foam padding for breathability and comfort. To better shelter your gear from the inside, the pack also features a soft 150D polyester lining. The entire bag can be covered during volatile weather using the touch-strap-adjustable rain cover, hidden in a topside compartment. The rain cover stays attached to the bag so you won't misplace it, but can be removed to dry out after it is used.

Hidden Triumphs

For safe travel, the Triumph is designed to look like a regular sling backpack instead of a camera bag. Main access to the case is held against your back, which prevents anyone from stealing your gear by unzipping your pack during a crowded commute. When you need to access your gear at the back, simply buckle the hidden waist strap, unbuckle the sling strap, and slide the pack over to the front. After you remove your gear, you can slide it back and buckle the sling strap into place.

Quick Triumphs

You can access your DSLR quickly without taking off your sling pack. Simply reach back to the panel at your left side that provides access into the main compartment and open it with the dual-zippered, fast-action handle. For protection, this side panel and the handle are secured with a quick-release buckle. After you unclip the buckle and pull down the fast-action handle, there is also a touch fastener securing the panel to prevent your gear from falling out. If you detach the touch fastener and pull the panel completely back, a convenient memory card pocket with a touch-fastened closure rests on the inside of the flap. Between the quick-access panel and the memory card storage, immediate access to essential gear is always by your side.

Expanded Triumphs

Inside the Triumph is a main camera compartment and a storage compartment at the top. The camera compartment has a zippered opening and includes two large and three small adjustable foam-padded dividers. The top compartment features front access via a zipper and is separated internally from the camera compartment by a large padded touch-fastened floor panel that is detachable from three sides. You can fold down the floor panel to combine the two compartments and create a single interior space. This can be useful for holding your DSLR with a large attached zoom lens, or for using the sling as a spacious day bag. For even more room, the Triumph also expands at the bottom. The base of the sling features a zipper that creates an additional 2.5 inches inside the main compartment. When you do not need the extra room, simply zip it back up for a more streamlined look.

Pocket Triumphs

For storing and organizing small accessories, there is a zippered pouch on the front of the Triumph. Inside the pouch are two mesh slip pockets for holding filters or batteries, and at the back is a large organizer with two pen slots and two touch-fastened memory card pockets. For further organization, yellow tabs on the memory card pockets can be tucked in to signify whether the enclosed card is empty or full. The top compartment also has two internal mesh slip pockets for storing small accessories.

Tripod Triumph

Featured at the right side of the sling is a compact tripod holder. There is an elastic cinch strap with a quick-release buckle at the top of the tripod holder, and a touch-fastened belt strap at the bottom. The touch-fastened belt secures around all three tripod legs to snug them against your pack, and the elastic strap and buckle at the top are made to fasten over just two of the tripod legs for extra security and balance. A half-mesh pocket at the bottom acts as a tripod cup when carrying your tripod. This half-mesh pocket can also be used to hold accessories like a water bottle, MP3 player, or cell phone. Underneath the half-mesh pocket, there is another pocket at the bottom of the tripod holder that zips up the middle to cover up the half-mesh pocket. When zipped, this outer-layer pocket works to provide the sling with a streamlined look and secures the contents of the half-mesh pocket.

Carry Your Triumphs

For added comfort, the Triumph features a foam-padded sling strap that wraps over your right shoulder. The strap features an adjustable quick-release buckle that opens mid-strap for faster attachment and removal of your sling. The inside of the strap has a mesh zippered pocket that can hold your ID and keys. Nylon webbing on the outside allows you to attach optional pouches and accessories to the strap. There are other ways to carry your Triumph, including a padded carry handle at the top and on the side of the quick-access panel. These handles allow you to quickly and easily transport your bag when you are not wearing it.

Assorted Triumphs

The Triumph Sling Backpack is available in four sizes, and each size holds a variety of photographic equipment. The Triumph Sling 15 holds a compact DSLR with an attached lens and a flash in the main camera compartment. It is a great choice for a beginner photographer or a light packer. For the enthusiast or amateur photographer, there is the Triumph Sling 35. It holds a DSLR with an attached lens, two additional compact lenses, and two flashes. A prolific day hiker would enjoy the Triumph Sling 45, which holds a DSLR with a battery grip, an attached zoom lens, two flashes and an extra zoom lens. The Triumph Sling 55 is for those of you who want the most space; it also holds a DSLR with a battery grip, an attached zoom lens, two flashes and an extra zoom lens. The Sling 55 differs from the Sling 45 in that the 55 is a bit of a larger bag and has extra room for accessories.


Review Your Triumphs

The great thing about the Triumph is that you can use the bag while you are wearing it. If you are thirsty, you can grab a water bottle out of a convenient mesh pocket. If you notice a great photo opportunity, you can quickly grab your camera from the side panel. Immediate access to your essential gear is what makes the Triumph Sling stand out.

The Legion Messenger

The Legion Messenger is another great Ruggard bag that features quick access to your gear. It can be worn across your body in order to position your equipment by your side for immediate use. A quick-access zipper along the front of the bag provides instant retrievability of your gear without having to lift the front flap. With the quick-access zipper, you can access the many pockets inside the bag as well as the main camera compartment.

The Legion Look

At first glance, the Legion Messenger Bag from Ruggard is reminiscent of a business briefcase. The sleek messenger-style bag appears to be holding merely documents or a laptop, but in reality it is a discreet and unassuming camera bag that holds a significant amount of photo gear. The Legion Messenger is essentially two bags in one, as it features a removable camera basket that has its own drawstring closure. It is designed to hold photo equipment for the day traveler, street photographer, or biker. Biking to work with a laptop and a change of clothes is easy with the Legion, and so is using it for a location shoot when you need to accommodate your laptop and extra equipment. The Legion provides you with a bag that does it all: a business laptop bag by day, photography bag by night, and a messenger bag for biking during the weekends.

Secure Legions

The Legion Messenger is a resilient bag designed with security in mind. It is constructed of a durable 900D Oxford nylon exterior with a high-density 1680D ballistic polyester front flap for impact protection. The bag features a soft 150D polyester interior to cradle gear gently. The front flap of the messenger secures with a touch-fastened closure and a quick-release buckle for extra protection. When you lift the front flap, there is neoprene stretched over the sides of the messenger. This neoprene secures the contents of the bag by preventing fallout from the inside and theft from the outside. To further deter theft, a touch-fastened strap secures over the quick-access zipper to hold it down and make it difficult for a stranger to reach into your bag.

Legion Pockets

For easy access and organization, the Legion features a variety of pockets that are useful for protecting your gear. There is the hidden pocket on the front flap, the two layers of pockets underneath, the main compartment with the laptop or tablet divider, and the document pocket at the back. A hidden zippered pocket securely stores your wallet or passport. It is underneath a protective panel at the front of the bag. There are two layers of open pockets underneath the front flap and over the main compartment.  The first layer features two identically sized slip pockets, one of which has three pen slots inside. The second layer consists of a main slip pocket with an internal mesh zippered pocket and an organizer. The organizer has between one to two open slip pockets and memory card holders. The memory card holders have touch-fastened yellow tabs that can be tucked in to flag a full or empty card.

To access the main compartment, you can lift the front flap, or you can use the quick-access zipper along the top of the bag. In the main compartment you will find the removable camera basket. Adjustable padded dividers for custom storage line the inside of the basket and a plastic ID holder is sewn on the outside. Touch fasteners on the side of the basket secure it into the messenger bag to prevent it from moving around inside, and a small tag on the side of the basket is marked with the model of your bag to prevent confusion if you own multiple bags.

All Legion bags have an exterior zippered slip pocket, at the back, for documents. This back pocket features nylon-webbed zipper pull tabs on each end of the zipper to assist you with opening and closing. The zipper pull tab on the back pocket includes a rubber cover that hides the pull tab, for safety. For additional storage, the Legion features nylon webbing along the sides to attach optional pouches or accessories. There is a trigger clasp resting in a main slip pocket at the front that holds a rain cover. You can detach the rain cover and hook an optional key chain to the clasp instead.

Carry Your Legions

The Legion Messenger can be carried using a removable padded shoulder strap that clasps onto reflective Y-shaped panels on the sides of the bag. The shoulder strap features a removable pad with air-mesh patches for extra comfort. A sturdy grip handle at the top of the Legion Messenger can be used for transporting the bag. A detachable nametag encased in leatherette hangs from the grip handle. To secure the bag while traveling, there is a trolley-compatible sleeve at the back of the Legion, which can be slung over the extension handle of your rolling suitcase.

Assorted Legions

The Legion Messenger Bag is available in four different sizes, the 25, 45, 65, and 75. The Legion Messenger 25 is the smallest Legion and it holds a compact DSLR with an attached lens and a flash. A padded divider in the back of the Legion 25 will accommodate a tablet, and there is one memory card pocket in the main slip pocket at the front. Two dividers create three compartments inside the removable camera basket, and the base of the bag features zippered one-inch expansion capability.

The Legion Messenger 45 holds a DSLR with two zoom lenses, a flash, and a laptop up to 13.3" behind a padded divider in the main compartment. There is zippered one-inch expansion that runs along the bottom of the main compartment, and two memory card pockets in the main slip pocket. The Legion 45, 65, and 75 all have four dividers that create five compartments inside the removable camera basket, and the base of each of these bags features four rubber feet for stability.

Both the Legion 65 and 75 have a zippered one-and-a-half-inch expansion that runs along the bottom of the main compartment, and two dedicated memory card holders in the main slip pocket. The Legion Messenger 65 will hold a DSLR with a battery grip, three lenses, two flashes, and a laptop up to 13.3" behind a padded divider. The Legion Messenger 75 holds a DSLR with a battery grip, three zoom lenses, two flashes and a 15" laptop. Select 17" laptops without a wide bezel bordering the screen will fit in the Legion 75 as well.

Review Your Legions

The Legion Messenger excels because it is versatile, discreet, and convenient. With its two bags in one, it can function in a multitude of scenarios, without looking like a camera bag. A zipper at the top of the bag features quick access to the main compartment and the pocket array, allowing you to immediately access your essential gear. Whether you need a messenger bag during a bike ride, a convenient camera bag, or a business briefcase, this Legion has got you covered.

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  Triumph 15 Triumph 35 Triumph 45 Triumph 55
Material Exterior: 600D Oxford Nylon with water-repellent coating.
Top Pocket: 1680D Ballistic Nylon
Interior: 150D Polyester
Type of Closure Zippers with yellow pulls
Quick-release front buckle
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable sling strap. Top carry handle. Side-flap carry handle
Main Camera Compartment  8.0 x 8.0 x 5.0" / 20.3 x 20.3 x
12.7 cm
10.5 x 9.5 x 6.0" / 26.7 x 24.1 x
15.2 cm
11.0 x 10.5 x 7.0" / 27.9 x 26.7 x
17.8 cm
11.0 x 11.0 x 7.0" / 27.9 x 27.9 x
17.8 cm
Front Pouch 6.0 x 8.0" / 15.2 x 20.3 cm 9.0 x 8.0" / 22.9 x 20.3 cm 9.5 x 10.0" / 24.1 x 25.4 cm 10.0 x 10.0" / 25.4 x 25.4 cm
Zippered Expansion 2.5" / 6.4 cm 2.5" / 6.4 cm 2.5"  / 6.4 cm 2.5"  / 6.4 cm
Exterior Dimensions  13.8 x 9.4 x 5.9" / 35.0 x 24.0 x
15.0 cm
16.5 x 10.2 x 7.1" / 42.0 x 26.0 x
18.0 cm
16.9 x 11.4 x 7.9" / 43.0 x 29.0 x
20.0 cm
18.1 x 11.4 x 8.5" / 46.0 x 29.0 x
21.5 cm
Interior Dimensions  12.6 x 8.7 x 5.1" / 32.0 x 22.0 x
13.0 cm
15.4 x 9.4 x 6.3" / 39.0 x 24.0 x
16.0 cm
15.7 x 10.6 x 7.1" / 40.0 x 27.0 x
18.0 cm
16.9 x 10.6 x 7.7" / 43.0 x 27.0 x
19.5 cm
Weight  2.2 lb / 1.0 kg  2.7 lb / 1.2 kg 3.0 lb / 1.4 kg 3.2 lb / 1.5 kg
  Legion 25 Legion 45 Legion 65 Legion 75
Material Exterior: 900D Oxford nylon, 1680D ballistic polyester front flap
Interior: 150D polyester
Type of Closure Zippers with yellow pulls
Quick-release front buckle
Touch fastener
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport  Options Adjustable, removable padded shoulder strap
Top carry handle
Rear trolley sleeve
Removable Basket  9.0 x 4.5 x 6.0" / 22.9 x 11.4 x
15.2 cm
11.75 x 4.5 x 10.75" / 29.8 x 11.4 x 27.3 cm 12.0 x 6.5 x 10.75" / 30.5 x 16.5 x 27.3 cm 14.5 x 6.5 x 11.0" / 36.8 x 16.5 x
27.9 cm
Dividers in Basket 2 Dividers,
3 Sections
4 Dividers,
5 Sections
4 Dividers,
5 Sections
4 Dividers,
5 Sections
2 Front Slip Pockets  4.5 x 4.5" / 11.4 x 11.4 cm 6.0 x 8.0" / 15.2 x 20.3 cm 6.5 x 7.5" / 16.5 x 19.1 cm 8.0 x 9.0" / 20.3 x 22.9 cm
Main Slip Pocket  9.5 x 6.0" / 24.1 x 15.2 cm 13.0 x 10.25" / 33.0 x 26.0 cm 13.0 x 10.25" / 33.0 x 26.0 cm 15.0 x 11.5" / 38.1 x 29.2 cm
Laptop Pocket 10.0 x 7.3" / 25.4 x 18.5 cm 13.0 x 11.0" / 33.0 x 27.9 cm 13.0 x 10.5" / 33.0 x 26.7 cm 16.0 x 13.0" / 40.6 x 33.0 cm
Maximum Laptop Size iPad or Tablet Up to 13.3" /
33.8 cm Laptop
Up to 13.3" /
33.8 cm Laptop
Up to 15" / 38.1 cm, some 17" / 43.2 cm Laptops
Zippered Expansion 1.0" / 2.5 cm 1.0" / 2.5 cm 1.5" / 3.8 cm 1.5" / 3.8 cm
Interior Dimensions  10.0 x 5.5 x 7.1" / 25.5 x 14.0 x
18 cm
13.0 x 5.5 x 11.0" / 33.0 x 14.0 x
28.0 cm
13.0 x 7.1 x 11.0" / 33.0 x 18.0 x
28.0 cm
15.6 x 7.1 x 13.0" / 39.5 x 18.0 x
33.0 cm
Exterior Dimensions  11.0 x 5.9 x 7.5" / 28.0 x 15.0 x
19.0 cm
13.8 x 5.9 x 11.8" / 35.0 x 15.0 x
30.0 cm
13.8 x 8.3 x 11.8" / 35.0 x 21.0 x
30.0 cm
16.3 x 8.3 x 13.8" / 41.5 x 21.0 x
35.0 cm
Weight  1.8 lb / 0.8 kg 2.3 lb / 1.04 kg 3.0 lb / 1.36 kg 3.5 lb / 1.58 kg

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Incredibly informative! this is why i come to B&H, quality information from the experts. Well written and easy to understand, especially for the layman photographer, such as myself.