We don't feature bags too often on here, but the BOLD bag from Wooden Camera definitely stands out among many other competitors. Travelling with gear is a pain, no question about it, and if you're flying with an expensive camera, the last thing you want to do is put it in checked baggage -- because there is always that chance it won't make it to your destination. You've got to have a bag that fits airline regulations, but you also want it to be strong, and the BOLD bag checks off both boxes without being a hard plastic case. Check out the videos introducing the BOLD bag:
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More details about the bag:
- The BOLD Bag fits a complete camera package and meets FAA requirements for carry on. It includes:
- Large internal storage area (18.5 x 10.5 x 8 in)
- 2x mesh lid pockets
- 1x clear plastic pocket
- 2x large dividers (10.5 x 8.5 x .5 in)
- 2x small dividers (7 x 7 x .5 in)
- Removable carry handle
- Removable front handle
- Removable shoulder strap
- Extra hook and loop strap
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Dimensions: 21 x 13 x 10 in
I really like when a lot of thought is put into designing a product, and there is no question that is the case here. The fact that it fits perfectly in the Pelican cases as described above is a huge benefit, and it means you can be extra secure about your gear when you know you need to be in a harsh environment and it's going to be knocked around, or you need it to be absolutely sealed and protected from the elements. This isn't going to fit a large camera like an Alexa, but it will fit practically everything out there, and if you've got a Canon C300, EPIC/SCARLET, or DSLR, you can leave the camera more or less fully kitted and ready to go when you need to start shooting.
The see-through panel inside is a nice touch, and it's just another one of those additions that makes its way into a product when people are really thinking about production first. This definitely isn't a cheap bag at $460, but with bags you usually get what you pay for. If you buy a bag like this, it should last you 5-10 years, so if you consider the cost over a number of years, it ends up being a good investment to protect your camera on the go.
[via DSLR News Shooter]
Disclosure: Wooden Camera is a NoFilmSchool advertiser.