Like all Porta Brace products, the new additions to the company’s line are proudly crafted in Vermont, and are almost as rugged as the Green Mountains themselves. The new MS-DSLR2 Messenger Camera Bag and BKS-2XM Soft Backpack Camera Case (Black) are made of durable 1000-denier Cordura fabric, which ensures longevity as well as flexibility. Ideal for both travel and field work, these are cases that will earn your trust and prove to be more than worthwhile investments for your camera and gear. The new Porta Brace Divider Kit for the Pelican 1600 Case joins the existing line of Divider Kits for Pelican cases, boasting thick padded interior walls and rigid divider panels for separating and protecting your equipment. In this article, we’ll cover all three of these worthy new products, and we’ll also introduce you to B&H’s new Porta Brace Case Finder Tool to help you locate the perfect case to suit your needs.
The MS-DSLR2 Messenger Camera Bag is made out of 1000-denier Cordura fabric, some of the toughest stuff around. This is one bag you can count on for the long haul. It’s built to transport a camera, lenses, memory cards and an iPad. The main compartment is large enough to hold a Canon EOS 60D, Nikon D3200 or Nikon D4 DSLR camera body with 2 lenses, or multiple camera bodies instead. An extra storage area accommodates up to 3 more lenses.
You can store, protect and use your iPad without removing it from its protective case. The MS-DSLR2 features an integrated anti-scratch screen protector and foldout anti-glare visor for your iPad, offering protection and enhanced visibility outdoors in bright light. The front of the messenger bag has a foldout flap lined with anti-skid material, which holds a monopod. Carry the bag via the comfortable HB-10 Medium-Duty Suede Leather Shoulder Strap. Also included are two padded and bendable dividers, as well as a foam block to stabilize and cushion your camera.
The BKS-2XM Soft Backpack Camera Case (Black), built from the same rugged Cordura, is a versatile bag that adapts to your changing needs while traveling or on location. It can hold a DSLR camera and lens or expand its length and depth to fit a full camera setup with rig and tripod. The interior divider kit can be customized over and over to suit your shifting equipment needs. On one side, you have a tripod pocket and cinch; on the other, a large storage pocket, along with a padded pouch that fits up to a 17-inch (43.2 cm) laptop computer.
A pair of comfortable, padded shoulder straps makes for stress-free carrying. The BKS-2XM comes with a camera-stabilizing cradle and two padded lens cups. As a plus, the bag complies with the majority of airline requirements for carry-on luggage, making travel easy and convenient—not to mention less expensive, since you won’t have to pay to check it.
The Divider Kit for the Pelican 1600 Case replaces the foam in your Pelican case. Its 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick padded interior walls and divider panels keep your gear separated and protect it against bumps. The four dividers are bendable to allow for flexibility, and the plush pillow system provides a cushioned nest for your valuable investments. There is also a divider “snake” that wraps around your equipment, as well as three padded accessory pouches. Now, you can save money by eliminating the need to buy various foam inserts to swap out again and again in order to accommodate changing equipment requirements. The divider setup can be easily changed over and over without breaking a sweat or burning a hole in your wallet. Dividers attach to the case wall via touch fastener.
B&H’s convenient Porta Brace Case Finder helps you locate the ideal case for your equipment via one of two methods: Enter your minimum dimension requirements (L x W x H), or choose your equipment brand and model, ensuring you get exactly the right bag in the size and shape you need for the field.
|MS-DSLR2 Messenger Camera Bag||BKS-2XM Soft Backpack Camera Case|
|Material||1000-denier Cordura||1000-denier Cordura|
|Carrying / Transport Options||HB-10 suede leather shoulder strap: 48 x 3.0 x 0.5" (121.9 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm)||Padded shoulder straps|
|Dividers||2x: 5.0 x 3.0" (12.7 x 7.6 cm); padded, bendable||Customizable interior divider system|
|Interior Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.75 x 6.5 x 8.5" (27.3 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm)||25 x 11.5 x 9.5" (63.50 x 29.2 x 24.1 cm)|
|Exterior Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.75 x 8.75 x 9.0" (29.8 x 22.2 x 22.9 cm)||25.75 x 16 x 11.5" (65.4 x 40.6 x 29.2 cm)|
|Accommodates Laptop / Tablet||iPad in case||Up to 17" (43.2 cm) laptop|
|Tripod Holder||Fold-out monopod holder||Yes, with cinch|
|Weight||2.2 lb (1.0 kg)||5.6 lb (2.5 kg)|