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Review: MindShift UltraLight 36L backpack proves lightweight bags can be comfortable and durable

MindShift Gear recently sent me one of their new UltraLight backpacks to review. I used the UltraLight Dual 36L, the largest of their three UltraLight offerings, and found that it provided an excellent balance between volume and comfort.

According to Mindshift, the UltraLight is the "lighest photo daypack series ever" and the 36L (36 liters of...

Chase Jarvis shares a dead-simple tip to prevent your camera gear taking an unwanted spill

Commercial photographer Chase Jarvis is back at it again with episode 6 of his ongoing photo tip video series, #cjRAW.

In this episode, which comes in at just over two minutes in length, Jarvis shares a simple, but important tip that can prevent a tragic incident that almost all photographers experience at some point in their career; having gear...

Review: f-stop’s Lotus is a mean, modular camera bag for weekend backcountry adventures

Photography backpack manufacturer f-stop is the self-proclaimed ‘global leader for adventure and outdoor photography packs’. Until now, I couldn’t vouch for that, as I’ve never owned an f-stop bag. However, as part of our bag review series, we reached out to f-stop and within a matter hours they offered up a bag for review, the Lotus, the latest bag...

We review Think Tank’s robust and versatile StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack

The Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack is a very well designed backpack that can comfortably carry a lot of gear. It's the largest in Think Tank's StreetWalker series with interior dimensions of 11” W x 19” H x 6–7” D. Despite its large interior space, the backpack only weighs between 3.8 and 4.6 lbs depending on what is attached to...

We take MindShift’s rotation180º Horizon 34L camera bag for a literal spin in our newest review

One of the most unique camera bag designs on the market is held by the rotation180º series from MindShift, ThinkTank’s sister company. Each bag in MindShift’s rotation180º series features a wrap-around beltpack that can be securely housed within the backpack when not in use and pulled around to the front for easy access to your gear.

As part of...

Meet TEKNIQ, the modular 3-in-1 camera bag

 
 

Finding just the right bag for your camera setup is often a struggle. Every style of bag has its own purpose and depending on how much gear you want to take along with you on any given day will decide what bag you go with. Do you need a full-fledged backpack? Sling bag? Messenger bag?

You might not have to choose...

Airport Helipak, the backpack designed for your drone

 
 

Think Tank Photo has officially unveiled the Airport Helipak, a camera backpack specifically designed to safely store and transport your DJI Phantom drone.

Powerful but fragile beasts, drones can be troublesome to carry around with their fragile rotors and handful of necessary components. To solve this issue, Think...

Think Tank Photo’s new Perception backpacks and Digital Holster 5 are for the mirrorless photographer on the go

 
 

At Photo Plus Expo 2014 in New York City, Think Tank Photo has announced a new backpack series that is aimed at users of mirrorless cameras. It's called the Perception series, and ThinkTank touts it as its smallest and lightest backpack series. Coming in three sizes and two colors, the Perception backpacks offer space...

Think Tank Photo’s Airport Accelerator carry-on gains split personality, swaps cameras for drone portage


 
 

Have you joined the aerial photography trend? Specialist carry cases for multicopters are easy to find, but if you don't travel regularly travel commercially with your drone or take it on long hikes, a multi-purpose bag that you can also use for your camera gear probably makes more sense. Most affordable...

Hip style, enhanced ergonomics and ingenious features elevate these 10 camera bags to a new level

 
 

Camera bags have undergone a notable transformation over the past five years or so. The best ones are now precision engineered products designed with extensive hands-on input from end-users, and precisely targeted at specific user niches. The profusion of new large, medium, and compact-sized DSLRs and compact system...

The Camera Bag: Lowepro announces sleek and stylish Transit photo packs for travelers

 
 

Whether you're hiking a mountain with your DSLR or hoofing it through an urban jungle with your mirrorless camera, Lowepro's new Transit AW series photo packs are designed to help you haul your gear. 

The new Transit AW bags from Lowepro include the Transit Backpack 350 AW and Transit Sling 250 AW and and both look...