Manfrotto has just announced refreshes of three of its camera bag families, including the PRO Light gear, the Advanced lineup, and the Street series. With myriad options in these series of bags, Manfrotto is meeting the needs not only of professional photographers, but also of videographers and filmmakers, as well. Let’s look at the improved bags and their new features.
The PRO Light collection was designed for high-demand professional photographers and filmmakers and features four different types of backpacks to meet the varying needs of today’s creatives.
The Backloader S and Backloader M feature rear and top access, dual external tripod carrying slots, laptop pockets, a hookable rain cover, and a puller locker. The Backloader M adds a waist belt.
The Frontloader M has a slot for a single tripod, front and dual side access, laptop pocket, waist belt, hookable rain cover, and puller locker.
The Multiloader M has front and dual side access, attachment points for four tripods, torso size adjustment, laptop sleeve, waist belt, integrated rain cover pocket, and puller locker.
The largest of the series, the Flexloader L has front and top access, spaces for three tripods, torso size adjustment, expansion, laptop pocket, waist belt, integrated rain cover pocket, and puller locker.
The feature set of the PRO Light collection includes the M-guard divider system with memory foam and high-performance fabrics, a TSA-approved padlock system, ripstop nylon exteriors, bottom and back reinforcement, metal hardware, and Hypalon accents.
Overall, the bags feature a subdued urban look with stylish accents and design details.
PRO Light Tough
Adding another layer of depth and versatility to the PRO Light line is the new Tough series of hard roller bags. With the PRO Light line, Manfrotto takes the hard case concept and then adds unique customization and usefulness to the traditional hard case by adding accessory attachment points on the case.
Shooters may attach a padded harness system to wear the case like a backpack with a full feature set including a waist belt and sternum strap. Giving the hard case the look of a backpack, you can add a laptop sleeve with two front pockets that easily detaches to become a laptop shoulder bag.
Another compatible carrying accessory, the PRO Light Tough tripod bag attaches seamlessly to the PRO Light Tough hard case. Like the laptop bag, it can be used separately with its own shoulder strap. The tripod case features an expandable design that accommodates different size tripods from the Manfrotto line.
The Manfrotto Advanced line of urban camera backpacks has been remade with subtle improvements inside and out.
More evolutionary than revolutionary, the new Advanced bags feature a black micro-injection 3-D Manfrotto logo, gray Hypalon zipper pullers, and gray accents on the exterior. The outer shells are now fully polyester, and M-guard dividers are featured inside along with Manfrotto-branded lining.
Also new to the Advanced family is the Rolling Bag III that is carry-on size and features a convenient laptop compartment and tripod attachment system.
Designed for urban settings, the dark green Manfrotto Street collection features a covert non-camera bag look that many photographers seek these days. Compared to the legacy Street family of bags, the remake features an even more stealthy look and simplicity of design.
The new Street bags also feature the latest M-guard protective divider system, and the family of bags comes in configurations that will fit the demands of many of today’s urban content creators.
What do you think of Manfrotto’s new camera bag options? Do they meet your needs or would you like to see something a bit different? Let us know in the Comments section, below!