Wandrd Prvke 21L Backpack with Digital camera Dice
$264 | www.wandrd.com

The hunt to seek out the proper digital camera bag is endless. It’s commonplace for a photographer have a closet jammed full of varied packs that work fairly nicely for many conditions, however aren’t preferrred for others. The fashionable trying packs usually don’t maintain sufficient gear whereas those with ample house usually find yourself being too cumbersome for journey.

For my typical capturing wants the Prvke has confirmed to be almost excellent, which is an unimaginable feat for a digital camera bag.

At first look, I preferred the design of the Prvke bag (pronounced Provoke) from Wandrd, however was involved that it might be yet one more backpack with understated city appears that merely is not practical as a digital camera bag. However I can fortunately say that Wandrd received me over – for my typical capturing wants the Prvke has confirmed to be almost excellent, which is an unimaginable feat for a digital camera bag.

Specs

  • Exterior: 17 x 11 x 6.5in / 43 x 30 x 16.5cm
  • Inside Quantity: 25L with roll-top expanded
  • Digital camera Dice Insert: 9 x 11 x 5in / 23 x 30 x 13cm
  • Laptop computer Sleeve: 14.5 x 9.5 x 1in / 37 x 24 x 2.5cm
  • Pill Sleeve: 13 x 9 x 5 / 33 x 23 x 13cm
  • Weight: 2.8lbs / 1.3kg

Design & Building

A glance contained in the Wandrd Prvke from the again entrance: The realm the place the digital camera gear is (known as the Digital camera Dice) could be utterly eliminated.

The Wandrd Prvke bag is designed to be multi-functional for carrying each digital camera gear and private gadgets – one thing a lot of packs attempt to do, however in the end fail. The design was conceived by three photography-minded brothers and their consideration to element makes me suppose they too had been bored with the ‘virtually there, however not fairly proper’ digital camera backpacks.

The Prvke has an understated roll-top design with a reasonably slim profile – it’s constructed from waterproof tarpaulin and woven nylon and has a rain-fly with a devoted pocket on the backside of the bag. The roll-top opens and closes with top quality Velcro and is secured with a big steel hook. The detachable Digital camera Dice comes with the Images Bundle for $264 (or could be bought individually for $39) and suits properly into the bag’s again compartment. Velcro is used to safe it into place.

You’ll be able to entry the Digital camera Dice from a zipped entryway on the aspect of the pack. The roll-top is secured closed with Velcro and an enormous steel hook.

The Prvke has three factors of entry: the roll-top, a left aspect pocket for digital camera entry into the Dice whereas on the go (proven above) and a again entrance to utterly open the pack. Above the Digital camera Dice there’s a mesh zipper compartment that means that you can entry something that will have been stashed by way of the roll-top. On the left aspect of the bag you can see a small zipper pocket for reminiscence playing cards and a separate Velcro pocket for different small digital camera equipment.

An inside laptop computer/pill compartment retains these units flush in opposition to your again when carrying the pack. Two straps make sure the compartment would not fly utterly open when unzipped.

As soon as the bag is unzipped there are devoted sleeves for each a laptop computer and a pill (see above). And on the again of the Prvke there’s a devoted passport sleeve with a small mesh pocket (see under).

I used to be capable of match a 5D Mark IV physique, a 70-200mm lens and a 24-70 lens within the dice with out challenge.

Though the detachable Digital camera Dice was designed with a mirrorless system in thoughts (a physique, plus a big and medium sized lens) the molded dividers make it attainable to hold a full body DSLR with lenses as nicely. I used to be capable of match a 5D Mark IV physique, a 70-200mm F2.eight lens and a 24-70 F2.eight lens within the dice with none points.

A small compartment on the again has house for a passport and different gadgets, a pleasant contact for photographers on the fly. Magnetically-connecting carrying straps (positioned on prime) are simply certainly one of many helpful options of this pack.

Behind the roll-top there’s a fleece lined pocket for a cellphone and on the aspect of the bag a small pocket with a clip on your keys. A big flat pocket runs the size of the bag’s entrance aspect – an incredible place for a pocket book, journal or different paperwork. On the proper aspect of the bag there may be an expandable pocket for a water bottle or a small tripod.

The Prvke has a lot of pockets and areas to retailer each private gadgets and digital camera gear. The aspect pocket can be utilized to hold a water bottle or small tripod. And a zippered space on entrance is ideal for storing magazines, notebooks or a guide. The opposite aspect of the pack affords a small storage pocket with a connector for keys. Digital camera gear could be accessed by way of the zippered space decrease proper.

The Prvke options quite a lot of non-obligatory add ons too: a detachable chest strap, a detachable waist belt and an adjunct strap system that may connect to 6 completely different factors on the bag for carrying a bigger tripod, lighting equipment, a jacket and even minimal tenting gear.

The bag is available in three colours (traditional black, wasatch inexperienced and aegean blue) and two sizes (21L and 31L). Our evaluation bag is the 21L in wasatch inexperienced.

A removing waist belt provides one other place to retailer small gadgets. And accent straps enable one to simply join even cumbersome gadgets, like tenting gear, to the underside of the pack.

In Use

I’ve used this bag in quite a lot of completely different conditions and I’ve but to note something main that I didn’t like about it. Whereas it will not be the best bag for touring with a number of digital camera our bodies (though it isn’t inconceivable), for a one physique, two lens shoot that requires me to convey a laptop computer alongside, it’s the closest to an ideal bag that I’ve discovered.

The lay-flat design of the bag makes it preferrred for touring by way of airport safety – the Digital camera Dice and the laptop computer sleeve are each checkpoint pleasant, so in principle, you received’t must unpack your gear bag when flying.

For a one physique, two lens shoot that requires me to convey a laptop computer alongside, it’s the closest to an ideal bag that I’ve discovered.

And the three completely different entry factors make this bag notably consumer pleasant. You’ll be able to seize a digital camera physique from the left aspect with out eradicating the bag totally out of your again, lenses and equipment are rapidly accessed by unzipping the again panel and you’ll even entry gadgets within the roll-top by way of the again. The expandable roll-top on the bag is nice for stashing any odds and ends that you simply would possibly choose up.

The zippers had been straightforward to control and not one of the devoted sleeves or pockets endure from the stiffness that new digital camera baggage typically have. All the pieces suits the place it’s purported to and does so with ease.

The straps are a snug quantity of thickness and the bag distributes weight properly – even when totally loaded with gear it did not harm my shoulders. The waist belt and chest strap are good touches, and is perhaps appreciated in case you had been taking the Prvke on a protracted out of doors journey.

The Prvke is one of the best digital camera bag I’ve utilized in a very long time.

I discovered the assorted small pockets inside the Prvk very helpful: the fleece lined prime pocket was an incredible place for storing my shades and that aspect key pocket gave me peace of thoughts as I traveled away from New York Metropolis with the bag.

We’re large followers of the removing Digital camera Dice.

My complaints about this bag are minor. The zippers across the Digital camera Dice can sometimes get tangled with the zippers inside the again compartment that cowl the dice – a minor annoyance, contemplating typically it simply took a couple of further seconds to zip every little thing collectively. Some would possibly say that the second zippered flap is perhaps pointless, however the further layer of safety of my lenses gave me peace of thoughts whereas utilizing the bag.

The bag was additionally a bit cosy when touring with two our bodies and two small lenses – though it ought to be famous that I used to be testing out the 21L model and I’m guessing these points can be resolved if I’d been utilizing the 31L mannequin.

What’s the Backside Line

The Prvke is one of the best digital camera bag I’ve utilized in a very long time. It has a sturdy construct, it’s practical as each a digital camera backpack and an on a regular basis backpack and it appears good. It hits the trifecta of sought-after qualities in a digital camera bag. Additionally necessary, it seems like it’s going to maintain up over time. And for the standard that you’re getting, the $264 price ticket (which incorporates the Digital camera Dice, waist strap, accent straps and rain-fly) it doesn’t really feel extreme. We additionally like that the Digital camera Dice could be eliminated and utilized in a distinct bag permitting you to make use of The Prvke as a spot to retailer clothes and private gadgets while you’re on the highway.

What We Like:

  • Sturdy construct
  • Useful as a multi-use bag and a devoted digital camera bag
  • Detachable Digital camera Dice
  • Utilitarian design
  • Small organizational pockets
  • Again mesh pocket with entry to roll-top
  • Good weight distribution, comfy to hold
  • Holds the gear mandatory for a mean shoot

What We Don’t Like:

  • Zippers across the Digital camera Dice and the zippers inside the again of the bag getting tangled collectively
  • The, at first glace, tough to pronounce title of the bag

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