Gitzo unveils trio of premium “Traveler” camera bags to celebrate their centennial


posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST


For Gitzo's biggest fans, their ongoing centennial is prime for new premium products. Earlier this summer, the esteemed company, which is owned by Manfrotto, released a pair of limited edition Traveler tripods. If you have one of the special edition tripods, or any other Gitzo tripod, then you might very well be interested in one of the new trio of Gitzo 100th Anniversary bags the company just announced.

The new Century Camera Bag Collection is comprised of the Century Traveler Backpack, Century Traveler Messenger and the Century Compact Messenger. All three bags are made using genuine Italian cow leather and use wear-resistant nylon. Further, the bags are water repellant and include carbon fiber-inspired styling reminiscent of the Gitzo Traveler tripod legs.

For backpack users, the Century Traveler Backpack has a roomy internal insert which can fit a medium-sized DSLR camera or a premium compact system camera with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens plus an additional pair of lenses. It can also carry a drone such as the DJI Mavic Pro with its remote control and accessories. The backpack offers dual side access and the front opening is designed to carrying a Traveler tripod (or any other similarly-sized tripod). The Gitzo Century Traveler backpack is available for preorder for $300 ahead of its September release.

The Century Traveler Messenger bag uses a G-lock flap closing system with a Fidlock enclosure. The bag can hold a mid-range DSLR or compact system camera with standard zoom lens plus another lens and a detached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Further, the Century Traveler Messenger can hold a mirrorless camera with an attached telephoto zoom plus two or three additional lenses. The Messenger can also hold a DJI Mavic Pro-sized drone plus control and accessories. Like the backpack, it can hold and protect a Series 0 or 1 Traveler tripod. You can preorder the premium messenger bag for $200 ahead of its September release.

Rounding out the trio of Gitzo 100th Anniversary bags is the Century Compact Messenger bag. This smallest bag can hold a premium mirrorless camera with a standard zoom lens attached plus two additional lenses. Or it can hold a Mavic Pro-sized drone and smaller accessories. The Compact bag uses a G-Lock flap closing system similar to the Traveler Messenger bag. Like the other two bags, the Compact Messenger will be available in September. You can preorder it now for $170.

To learn more about Gitzo's ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration, visit their special website.