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

(based on 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (122)
  • Durable (102)
  • Good protection (82)
  • Comfortable strap (72)
  • Compact (65)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (29)
  • Inadequate protection (19)
  • Uncomfortable strap (16)
  • Too small (6)
  • Bad zippers (4)

Best Uses

  • Storage (92)
  • Daily transport (75)
  • Travel (68)
  • Moving multiple objects (11)
  • Everyday (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (54), Semi-pro photographer (53), Photo enthusiast (18), Experienced (17), Quality oriented (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (14), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (131), 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.

Reviewed by 212 customers

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2.0

An ok bag for light kit

By HalloweenMike

from Tucson, Az

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Build Quality

Best Uses

  • Storage

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

There is plenty of space in here for light kit this bag comes with. I ordered the kit and the bag was included. The bag arrived and had a problem with the zipper. One of the teeth was missing making the bag stick when trying to zip up. B&H was helpful enough to replace, but I had to ship it to them first before they would send a replacement. The second bag arrived with some stitching issues again on the zipper. I guess I will have to live with it, as I don't want to wait again for another replacement bag. Poor quality control or manufacturing process.

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  • No

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4.0

Great bag for the price

By klphoto

from washington dc

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I use this bag to carry three light stands. All in all, it does a great job carrying extra gear if need be.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Impressed with the cost vs quality

      By Kevin A.

      from Saskatoon, SK Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • 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 very impressed with the quality versus cost ratio. I had expected a cheaper bag with this being an economical alternative to other similar type use bags. So far they have held up exceptionally well. They did have a very distinct off gassing period though, But that's passed after a few days, Basically the room we keep our gear smelt of fresh nylon/plastic.

        Dual zipper is nice and the shoulder strap is beneficial when carrying 2 at a time, I managed to destroy 2 bags from my Westcott Rapid Box system. Hopefully these hold up better.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Zipper torn at least stress point; warranty request ignored.

        By VAXman

        from Jackson, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • It Was Perfect Size

        Cons

        • Warranty Coverage Sucks

        Best Uses

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

          Used only to carry a Manfrotto and small Velbon tripods. Zipper tore out BETWEEN the carrying handle attachment points on BOTH sides. Despite several attempts to contact Insight about warranty coverage, I've heard nothing! I expected more from produsts which B&H sells and promotes. This reflects poorly on both Insight and B&H.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great simple bag

          By Paskrell

          from Geneva, Switzerland

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Fits Many Things
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No Side Pocket

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport

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

          Great simple bag and great for the price. Fits 3-4 light stands plus umbrellas plus plus plus. Could really need a side pocket or two for small items. Don't expect to take this on an airplane without having to add a towel or two to protect your stuff.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works great

          By Havnfn

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Storage

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

            Everything fits. Durable material.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Basic, but gets the job done.

            By Jeff

            from Connecticut

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Inadequate Protection

            Best Uses

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

              The old saying, 'you get what you pay for' works for this product. Some light stand bags/tripod bags can be over hundreds of dollars, so with this being under $[$], expect it to feel that way. Is that a bad thing? No! This bag gets the job done. I have a tripod, monopod, 3 light stands, and a boom pole that can all fit nicely in the bag. There's also room for lights if you wanted as power strips or extension cords. It doesn't have a lot of padding but it's not a big deal for me. It works and I'm happy with it!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Bag

              By JP

              from Illinois

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Inadequate Protection
              • Not Enough Pocket Room

              Best Uses

              • Storage
              • Travel

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

              Could use additional pockets but a great quality bag wth tons of room. Can't say this will hold up being tossed around a ton, so make sure your product is additionally protected.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A quality product!

              By Bill

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This kit bag is well made and just the size I needed. I can use it to easily carry my lighting gear to any location.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Does the job

                  By Dave

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

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

                    I haven't had this light kit bag very long, but it is exactly what I wanted. I have a couple of lights in it, plus a variety of other items that I need for video shoots. I have another bag for my light stands.
                    I would be careful not to overfill this bag, as with nylon bags of any kind, if you strain the zipper seams too often you will get separation.
                    But it seems solid so far.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Zipper broke

                    By SBM

                    from Savannah, GA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Access To Equipment

                    Cons

                    • Poor Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Light Use

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

                    NOT the best construction.
                    Bought this bag to hold two light stands and a light disk bracket. Works fine for that but just recently the sewing around the opening around the end unraveled and the zippers came off.
                    Like previous reviews, the handles and strap are awkward. The main zippered access flap is a good idea, allows easy access to stands, but the zippers are cheap.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy it again.

                    By SW-Louisiana

                    from DeRidder, LA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Compact
                    • 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:

                      I carry the "Impact Tungsten Two-Floodlight Kit with 6' Stands" in this bag. It fits the entire kit with room for four bulbs, two umbrellas, gloves, clipboard, extra batteries and still has room to spare.

                      I was worried that I wouldn't have room to put much in it, but it held everything I needed. (Of course I don't carry my camera in it, I don't feel it's padded enough for that. The camera stays with me.)

                      It has two double, full-length zippers, but I wish I could open the zippers both ways, I don't like having to open the whole bag to get to something on the "end" of the zipper.
                      And, I wish it had little pockets. But that isn't really an issue for me.

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                      1.0

                      Worthless

                      By Creative Services Director

                      from Idaho

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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

                      You get what you pay for. Fell complete apart after minimal use. Seams separated. Was provided as part of a lighting package at B&H.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good little bag

                      By Kurt

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Pocket Room

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage

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

                      It holds exactly what it says. Strong little bag. I even managed to squeeze in a third stand and a boom.

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                      5.0

                      great bag great price

                      By bluesbroinky

                      from ft knox ky

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Storage
                        • Travel

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

                        holds my tungsten light kit plus my stand for savage clasp able back ground

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        good product

                        By kateklug

                        from roanoke texas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Durable
                        • Good Protection
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Storage
                          • Travel

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

                          bag seems sturdy and yet lightweight

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                          • No

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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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