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VanguardThe Heralder 38 Bag (Black)
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily transport (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

One Bag to Fit Them All!

By Sam Houser

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Durable
  • Good Protection

Cons

  • A Little Bulky
  • A Little Heavy

Best Uses

  • Daily Transport
  • Storage
  • Travel

Comments about Vanguard The Heralder 38 Bag (Black):

The Good
This bag is a little on the bulky side, but that can be a good thing. I have a 70-200mm, 16-28mm, 24-70mm, 90mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, two bodies with grips, circular filters, 15 mac book pro. After all that the bag can still hold more. The inside has a padded pouch for all of the camera gear a sleeve for a computer and dividers that can be arrange in many different configuration.

The Bad
There are few cons with this bag. the size of the bag can be a little cumbersome and heavy when fully loaded, but nothing major.

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5.0

Definetly one of the better ones

By acroyali

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Durable
  • Good Protection
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Enough Pocket Room

Best Uses

  • Daily Transport
  • Travel

Comments about Vanguard The Heralder 38 Bag (Black):

I have a Tenba, but I bought this one because I wanted a messenger bag that would hold two cameras at once. And it does. Kind of.

Ok, in the first row I fit two Canon 600 flashes. In the second I put in a Canon 5D Mark III, with a battery extender, and a 24-70 2.8, with the lens hood fully extended, it fits fine, with a little room to either side of the camera to put small items like extra batteries. On the third row I can put in a couple of lenses, and on the fourth an another 5D with a battery extender and a 70-200, but without the hood extended.
Here is the problem: It is hard (i.e., not fast, not "shoot this freaking happening thing right now"-fast) getting to either camera from the top zipper, especial the one with the 70-200, because it is resting in the corner. Still, it is bigger than the Temba, in fact, kind of, yeah, big! In fact, I wouldn't recommend it to amateurs, unless you have multiple cameras and/or lenses, and you prefer messenger bags. Otherwise, get a Tenba. It is more comfortable, better looking and cheaper. If on the other hand you are more of a pro, yeah, this is better, if not the best.

I would say it is good for those like me, who want to carry to an event one bag with some extra stuff, instead of a rolling case. But don't think it will be easy to put one camera in and get the other out easily. I would suggest, sling one camera over the shoulder, and keep the other one in the middle isle of the bag where you can get to it easier.

The material is good, even though I prefer the Tenba's – but that is personal preference. The laptop sleeve is well-padded, and I leave it in when not carrying a laptop for extra padding. The strap is very comfortable, the zippers are well made, but the bag as a whole could use more side pockets, even if it would add to the bulk. I added more bulk on my own, by added extra padding below the dividers, in case the cameras come down hard when I put the bag down. Never too much protection!

Would I get it again? I have to say, YES! I have not found anything close to what I wanted, and this should do. Not perfect, but then again, I am spoiled :)

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5.0

Works For Me

By David-eye

from Texas Hill Country

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Tons Of Room
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Travel

    Comments about Vanguard The Heralder 38 Bag (Black):

    This Bag is very well made without being excessively heavy (empty). It has plenty of room for my Nikon D600, D7100 cameras with lenses mounted as well as my Lumix LX100. Four additional leses fit comfortably with room to spare for a table-top tripod and other accessories. I can also (just barely) fit my D600 with my big 300mm f4 mounted! It does not have very many accessory pockets, but in my case I am happy to have batteries, filters and more, in individual pouches that I can pull out and access what I need more easily than digging around in numerous pockets inside the bag. I can also easily fit my Macbook in, and even more stuff if I want to risk a lifting injury.

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    5.0

    This is a awesome bag!

    By James

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Travel

      Comments about Vanguard The Heralder 38 Bag (Black):

      I love this bag! does what it needs to do.

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      5.0

      Great bag

      By Bulldawg

      from Chicago

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy Lens Compartment
      • Supports Lens Well
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting SLRs
        • Storing SLRs
        • Transporting SLRs

        Comments about Vanguard The Heralder 38 Bag (Black):

        Thie bag holds a lot of gear. I have a Canon EOS 60D with lens and 6 other lenses in this bag. Also a 580EXII flash, 2 battery chargers, spare batteries for the flash, lens filters and much more in it. One con is it is on the heavey side with all this equipment, would not want to carry it a long distance. Bag is very well built and will last for years. Worth the price, I recommend it!!!!!!!!!!

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