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ImpactLight Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories
 
4.2

(based on 196 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (111)
  • Durable (92)
  • Good protection (77)
  • Comfortable strap (65)
  • Compact (59)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (27)
  • Inadequate protection (17)
  • Uncomfortable strap (16)
  • Too small (6)
  • Bad zippers (4)

Best Uses

  • Storage (83)
  • Daily transport (69)
  • Travel (63)
  • Moving multiple objects (11)
  • Everyday (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (47), Semi-pro photographer (47), Experienced (17), Photo enthusiast (16), Quality oriented (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (14), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (116), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good value with some flaws

The bag provides good amount of storage. I do strobist type lighting so I use it for storing my lighting stands and accessories. It comfortably holds (2) 8' Impact light stands,...Read complete review

The bag provides good amount of storage. I do strobist type lighting so I use it for storing my lighting stands and accessories. It comfortably holds (2) 8' Impact light stands, (1) larger Manfrotto tripod, (1) monopod, and (3) collapsible umbrellas. It can be carried by sturdy handles or by a shoulder bag, both work very well. The top opens up fully making loading and accessing equipment very easy. It is zippered with the zippers on both sides, the two sides are opened at the same time with a single strap. Sometimes I work from the back of my hatchback or in tight spaces, I can still easily access things. There is also a practical small window at the end where smaller items (ballhead, clamps...) can be accessed. Though I usually don't use this.
Material seem sturdy and the bag is well constructed except the zipper quality is weak. I had to return the bag once because the zipper seperated. The bag material, handles and carrying strap is very sturdy, difficult to understand why the zipper was made so weak.
I would recommend the product, good price and value but be careful when closing the zipper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Use it for stands only

The shoulder straps are awkwardly placed. Inside, there's room for many stands but then again, that's it. I don't see how can you place other accessories and not be worried about the handling...Read complete review

The shoulder straps are awkwardly placed. Inside, there's room for many stands but then again, that's it. I don't see how can you place other accessories and not be worried about the handling of the bag. I don't think the term "soft padding" applies for the description of it. I owe another of Impact's bag which is much better because it includes Velcro for dividing sections. This one does not.

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5.0

Light Kit Bag #3 Does the Job

By Bob

from Alexandria, VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Storage

    Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

    I'm using the Light Kit Bag #3 to carry four Arri light stands, a boom mic stand, a 24" slider and a monopod. It's plenty strong enough but not for sending equipment on planes. Instead, it's great for transporting things from storage to shoot and back.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Very Weak Construction

    By Floyd Gondolli

    from New York, NY

    Pros

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Strap

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

        The first time I used this bag I picked it up and the handle tore off the side of the bag. It was not heavily packed. I wouldn't get this bag if you plan on carrying it with anything inside.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Adequate for basic needs

        By Doug

        from Richmond Hill, ON

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Storage

          Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

          Bought with a lighting kit and a few other bits & pieces to enable occasional "update" product photography between more complete professional shoots. It does the job adequately - unlikely to be put to hard use, but needs to protect the gear in a storage room between sessions.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Holds more than it says

          By Stickman62478

          from Portland, OR

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Inadequate Protection

          Best Uses

          • Storage

          Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

          This bag is lightweight with minimal to no padding. It holds more than is described. I use it for transporting three Impact 4-socket florescent fixtures, three Impact 50x70cm Softbox, and three Impact 6' Stands.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sturdy Carrying Case

          By Jerry

          from Georgia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Storage

            Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

            Good case!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Quality

            By Max

            from Nashville

            Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

            I recieved this bag with a kit and it's great. I was able to fit all three stands, fixtures, soft boxes and 12 bulbs with no problem. The quality of the bag is great and easy to carry with the shoulder strap.

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            5.0

            So far, so good

            By The Comm Team

            from Raleigh, NC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                  Well, it's a lighting bag! So far, no problems with it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  STOCKILY NICE BAG

                  By AJ Brann

                  from Holland MI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • No Stop On The Zipper

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage

                  Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                  Solid bag! I can get 4 larger lighting stands in this bag! It is very durable and strong.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Jumpin John

                  from Naples, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage

                    Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                    Carry My Impact Light

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great bag for the price

                    By RJPG

                    from NY

                    Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                    Holds it all

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                    5.0

                    Good solid bag.

                    By KenK

                    from Macon, GA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                        It's a part of a new LED kit I built. Plenty of room for 5 stands, small boom. Far better than your average imported bag.

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                        4.0

                        fits right - cheap construction

                        By Fetrow Photography

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Enough Pocket Room
                          • Uncomfortable Strap

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                            good git - no side pockets - seem cheap

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                            5.0

                            Impact Light Kit Bag

                            By Mario

                            from Florida

                            Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                            Great bag, plenty space,

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                            4.0

                            great for lightstands with one exception

                            By Tidejag01

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Storage

                              Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                              I buy one of these every year. They're perfect for what I do but they just don't hold up to the everyday rigors of a DP. It's probably not the bags fault but the seams always start busting loose after a year of use. The zippers have always held up but the seams don't elsewhere on the bag. I wish they made a heavier duty bag. I'd pay twice as much. These easily fit my arri and flolgiht light stands. I do recommend this bag. It will hold 4-5 light stands. I like how they also made a zipper on the end of the bag. I can leave the bag in the truck if I only need one or two stands. I unzip the end of the bag and pull the stands out.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              No regrets here

                              By James G.

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Not Enough Pocket Room
                              • Uncomfortable Strap
                              • Weak Should Strap

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Mobile Studio
                              • Storage
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                              This bag was a must! If you do any type of travel or on location photography with strobes or lighting equipment this is a must have. I can fit 2 interfit strobes, 4 light stands, backdrop stand, 8 1in claps, 6x Yongnuo triggers, a 39x39 interfit soft box, and 1 shoot through umbrella. I am sure I can stuff a bit more in there too if I wanted too. My one and only complaint and thus the reason I took off 1 star is the the shoulder strap broke off. Apparently was not durable enough to hold all this equipment. The hand straps however do not feel weak, they feel very strong and durable. I do wish however that there were some type of internal pouch or pocket to seperate wires or other small accessories. It does not.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Functional and affordable

                              By RakoczyPhoto

                              from Hartford, CT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Affordable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Storage

                                Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                                This is a very functional bag that covers all the basic needs of a light stand bag, such as dual zippers with linked cord, top load and end load option, carry handles, etc. It's not a super-rugged bag, but the price is far more affordable than those top-line contenders, too. For most small photo/video businesses, this is a respectable option. While it's billed as a monolight kit bag, I'm not sure I'd put my lights in there due to the lack of thicker padding and compartmentalization. I use it to carry 4 light stands and a few other long thin components.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Spacious and sturdy

                                By Amanda

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                                  This bag fits two umbrella lights and stands plus accessories. A great purchase for the price! The bag is nice and appears sturdy enough to last many years to come.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good bag, but not long enough

                                  By Dreamstate Photography

                                  from Clive, IA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Small

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                                  Very sturdy, well made bag at an excellent price. However it's not long enough to hold most standard strobe light stands. It is advertised to only hold stands up to 32 inches, but would be nice to see a version that is just a few inches longer to accommodate most stands.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great bag

                                  By Ben

                                  from Har Bracha, Israel

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Transport

                                    Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                                    Great sturdy bag, holds everything I need it to.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    OK I guess

                                    By Sivasee

                                    from Nadi, Fiji

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Inadequate Protection
                                    • Too Bulky
                                    • Uncomfortable Strap

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Storage

                                    Comments about Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories:

                                    Its OK for the money though will be soon replacing it with something better made as it has already ripped along a seam (6 months of use).

                                    I was able to cram in 2 light stands, a monopod, tripod, 2 x small beauty dishes and a few other bits and pieces.

                                    Because of shipping to Fiji being so expensive I skimped on the bag. Shouldn't have!

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                                    • No

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