Wandrd Prvke Lite
$219 | Wandrd.com

Once we reviewed the authentic Wandrd Prvke again in 2018 we referred to as it a ‘near-perfect’ bag – a uncommon technique to describe a digicam backpack, even because the market has develop into extra numerous in recent times.

In case you are primarily a mirrorless shooter or somebody who makes use of a DSLR however likes to journey mild, there’s a complete lot to like about this up to date Prvke

The Prvke Lite is, because the title suggests, a extra compact model of the unique Prvke bag. Cameras techniques hold getting smaller as producers develop mirrorless traces and so it is smart to see bag capability shrink down as effectively. Whereas the unique Prvke luggage got here in 21L, 31L, and 41L sizes, the brand new Prvke Lite is barely 11L. In case you are primarily a mirrorless shooter or somebody who makes use of a DSLR however likes to journey mild, there’s a complete lot to like about this up to date Prvke.

Specs

  • Exterior: 53.three x 30.5 x 14cm (21 x 12 x 5.5 in.)
  • Inside Quantity: 11L (14L with roll high absolutely prolonged)
  • Laptop computer/Pill Sleeve: 31.eight x 24.1 x 2.5cm (12.5 x 9.5 x 1 in.)
  • Weight: 1.1kg (2.5lbs)
A shrunk-down model of their well-liked full-sized Prvke bag, the ‘Lite’ mannequin is ideal for smaller kits, together with mirrorless cameras.

Design and Building

A lot of the bag’s inside actual property is for storing digicam gear, however this part could be collapsed all the way down to retailer different stuff as effectively.

The Prvke Lite is similar to the unique 25L Prvke, with a couple of key variations that give it its decrease profile. It’s manufactured from the identical waterproof tarpaulin and robic 1680 ballistic nylon with YKK weather-resistant zippers. To attain the bag’s smaller dimension, the Prvke Lite has a built-in digicam dice (as a substitute of a detachable one) that may be collapsed down if you wish to use the digicam bag as a standard backpack.

A glance contained in the Prvke Lite’s expandable rolltop. The bag presents quickdraw entry to the primary digicam compartment through a aspect zipper.

The bag has three factors of entry for grabbing gear: the expandable roll-top, a quick-draw aspect entry pocket, and the clamshell opening on the again of the pack. The laptop computer and pill sleeves have been mixed into one pocket and could be accessed by unzipping the clamshell opening.

The Prvke Lite can match as much as a 16″ Macbook Professional.

The entrance of the laptop computer/pill compartment has three zippered pockets excellent for storing spare batteries, reminiscence playing cards, a small SSD drive, or any private objects. A small zippered pocket above the built-in digicam dice provides you entry to the objects within the roll-top, whereas a fleece-lined pocket on the highest again of the bag is the right place for stashing objects like your cellphone.

On the aspect of the bag, one can find an expandable pocket for a water bottle or a small tripod. The entrance of the bag options a big zippered pocket that’s good for storing a small pocket book.

A fleece-lined pocket on the high of the bag is a superb place to hold your cellphone or the rest susceptible to scratches. There’s additionally a entrance pocket, excellent for storing a pocket book or small pill in addition to an exterior water bottle pocket.

The roll-top is secured utilizing the acquainted velcro and steel hook discovered on the unique Prvke. The bag additionally has tote handles on the highest, a baggage pass-through for stacking on high of a curler bag, and a detachable chest strap.

The Prvke Lite has six completely different attachment factors for connecting equipment, like a full-sized tripod, to the bag. To make use of them you’ll have to spend money on a few of the Prvke accent straps although, as they aren’t included with this model of the bag.

The Prvke Lite eliminates a few of the different options which might be discovered on the full-sized Prvke to simplify the design and save on area. The devoted passport pocket and key clip have been eliminated and the Lite model of the bag doesn’t include the beforehand talked about accent straps, a detachable waist belt, or a rainfly (although it is pretty effectively weather-proofed with out it). These three equipment all nonetheless work with the bag, you’ll simply have to purchase them individually.

In Use

Don’t let this bag’s small dimension idiot you, the Prvke Lite can nonetheless maintain loads of gear comfortably. Though the Prvke Lite was clearly designed with mirrorless cameras in thoughts, it should work simply tremendous for a DSLR shooter who likes to journey mild. Throughout my time with the bag, I used it with each a light-weight mirrorless setup and a heavier DSLR setup and located the bag lots purposeful for each.

The Prvke Lite is completely balanced when full of a Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm prime, 18-55mm lens, and a few extra equipment for filming a livestream occasion. There’s even area to carry alongside a compact movie digicam.

Issues obtained just a little heavier when the bag was full of a Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm lens, 35mm prime, 85mm prime, some LED lights and a full-sized tripod connected to the underside of the pack. Though packing it took some maneuvering, it was snug sufficient that I used to be capable of bike eight miles to my photoshoot with out the bag feeling overly heavy or unbalanced.

Issues obtained just a little heavier when the bag was full of a Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm lens, 35mm prime, 85mm prime, LED lights, and a full-sized tripod connected

The aspect entry on the bag makes it simple to seize a digicam physique with out having to take away the pack out of your again, whereas the expandable roll-top is nice for stashing further layers of clothes and different odds and ends.

Even stuffed to the gills with gear, the Prvke Lite is well-padded and cozy to put on.

The zippers unzip and shut easily and the shoulder straps and again panel have simply the correct amount of padding for a cushty carrying expertise.

It might be good if the bag got here with the accent strap system since you’ll be able to’t connect a tripod with out them

It might be good if the bag got here with the accent strap system since you’ll be able to’t connect a tripod with out them, however I didn’t discover myself lacking a few of the extra options discovered within the authentic Prvke. I really discovered the built-in digicam dice simpler to arrange than the unique detachable digicam dice; as a result of it’s constructed into the bag, there isn’t any difficulty of zippers getting tangled collectively when attempting to take away gear.

Backside Line

The Prvke Lite delivers as a compact model of the very well-liked authentic Prvke bag. It’s snug to hold however roomy sufficient for a mirrorless digicam setup or a DSLR with minimal lenses. Though it lacks a few of the options discovered within the authentic pack, I truthfully didn’t discover myself lacking them because it makes for a bag with a slimmer profile and a extra streamlined design.

The unique Prvke was ‘practically excellent’ and if you’re a photographer who likes to journey mild, the Prvke Lite could also be even nearer to the mark of perfection

The unique Prvke was ‘practically excellent’ and if you’re a photographer who likes to journey mild, the Prvke Lite could also be even nearer. We do want that it got here with at the least one set of the accent straps ($15), though including them to the bag as a bundle nonetheless makes the Prvke Lite setup cheaper than Prvke’s full-sized luggage once you add in the price of the required digicam dice.

What We Like

  • Compact bag with a slim profile
  • Snug to hold even when it is absolutely loaded with gear
  • Streamlined design
  • Constructed-in digicam dice
  • Roll-top makes it simple to develop capability
  • A lot of pockets to stash private objects

What We Don’t Like

  • Accent straps for tripod attachment bought individually
  • No choice to ‘bundle’ particular equipment with the bag when buying on-line

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