Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

Photokina 2018 was one heck of a yr for brand new cameras and lens launches, nevertheless it additionally noticed the launch of a formidable variety of new digital camera backpacks and luggage. We combed the tradeshow ground to get hands-on with a few of the extra fashionable and technically refined packs, from reasonably priced to premium.

Proven above: the brand new Bristol DayPack 600+ from Cullman.

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

First up is Lowepro’s ProTactic AW II. Because the title implies, that is the second iteration of the unique ProTactic – model two provides extra padding and higher safety on your gear, plus extra areas to connect stuff. The backpack comes within the bigger 450-series, proven above and the smaller 350-series – the previous suits a 15″ laptop computer, the later a 13″. The bigger pack has room for 2 our bodies and loads of lenses, the smaller one ought to be capable to additionally match two our bodies and some lenses.

Each packs supply twin aspect entry for gear, two fast straps on the entrance (with a ‘foot’ to hold a tripod), a waist strap with utility pouch, rain cowl and an excellent comfy again panel. The ProTactic line represents Lowepro’s most rugged, skilled packs and as such, they do not come at an affordable worth. We’re instructed the 450-series will retail for about $270 and the 350-series $220.

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

Subsequent up is ThinkTank’s new Retrospective V2.Zero luggage. Out there in a complete of six totally different sizes, these mushy digital camera luggage characteristic basic styling. They’re additionally coated in polyurethane to guard gear from the weather however ship with an extra rain cowl simply in case you end up in a torrential downpour.

However in all probability the best characteristic of those luggage is the zippered opening beneath the primary flap which presents safety from thieves and pickpockets. Costs differ by bag dimension, however the Retrospective 7 V2.0, proven above, retails for round $165. It suits a DSLR, a number of lenses and a 13″ laptop computer.

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

Cullman launched four new digital camera bag traces at Photokina together with the fashionable Bristol sequence proven right here, which is available in each daypack and shoulder bag varieties. The daypack specifically caught our eye due to its basic look.

It incorporates a side-zippered opening for fast entry and an expandable prime compartment. There’s additionally a padded laptop computer compartment and water bottle holder. This pack is clearly extra geared to fanatic and informal customers somewhat than execs, nevertheless it appears as versatile for each day use as it’s good-looking. No phrase on pricing simply but.

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

Tamrac launched a brand new line of hip-looking shoulder packs within the Bushwhick sequence (sure, like in Brooklyn). They’re out there in three sizes, with the Buswhick 6 – proven above – being the most important of them. It could maintain a median sized DSLR/mirrorless digital camera with lens hooked up plus one further lens and a few equipment.

The outside options steel buckles and weatherized coating to guard from the weather. There’s additionally a zippered compartment on entrance for different odds and ends. The Tamrac Bushwhick 6 retails for $150.

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

Compagnon is a comparatively new bag model. I hadn’t heard of them previous to Photokina as a result of they’re nonetheless understanding US distribution, however you will discover their packs offered by some US retailers. The Explorer pack, proven right here, is a collaboration between Compagnon and backpack model Deuter.

It presents an expandable roll-top part for private gadgets and a big decrease part for digital camera gear with padded dividers. The bag incorporates a aspect zipper for straightforward entry, tripod straps, a water-proof development and a padded again panel that appears extraordinarily comfy. It is out there in 16 L and 25 L – no phrase on pricing but, but when different Compagnon packs are any indication, anticipate it to price a reasonably penny ($500+).

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

Peak Design simply completed its Kickstarter marketing campaign for the new 45L Journey backpack. We have beforehand seen a prototype of the bag, however that is the primary time we have laid eyes on a retail-ready mannequin and it seems very spectacular.

The packs supply a number of options like a weatherproof nylon canvas shell, rugged backside liner, baggage pass-through, rear and aspect entry, laptop computer compartment, baggage handles and plenty of group pockets. It can be expanded or contracted to suit 35L or 45L value of stuff. The backpack is being offered alongside a line of smaller organizational ‘cubes,’ offered individually. The bag itself will probably be out there someday in November and retail for $300.

Arms-on: New digital camera luggage from Photokina 2018

ONA makes some completely pretty shoulder luggage. For Photokina, the corporate teamed up with Japan Digicam Hunter to launch a really restricted addition bag referred to as ONA x Japan Digicam Hunter Bowery digital camera bag. Solely 230 of which will probably be made, every with particular person numbering on inside. The bag’s essential characteristic is devoted movie pockets on the within and elastic movie holders on the bag strap.

You may learn extra about this collaborative bag right here. And should you really feel so inclined, you may decide one up for $200 on ONA’s Web site.

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