Bag design throws light on interiors22 November 2010
Petrol Bags has three new bags – a doctor’s bag with interior lighting, a case for lights, and a backpack for DSLRs.
The new Black Deca Dr. Bags have a lighting system for the bag’s interior, making contents easier to see. The battery-powered LED lights are replaceable and easily installed or removed via an internal zipper.
Inspired by a traditional doctor’s bag, the semi-rigid equipment bag is designed to hold a camera and accessories comfortably and securely and offer fast and easy access to its contents. It is made from black 900D and ballistic nylon fabrics, with a floor made from Petrol’s new shock-resistant, moulded AbsorbaPad. Attached by Velcro, it provides extra protection against accidental damage from the jolts. A pattern of ridges and raised dots on the Pad’s surface provide extra grip to keep the camera steady. Twin connecting brackets on the bottom of the bag allow for the quick and easy connection of Petrol’s new Snaplock wheel and trolley system (purchased separately).
The design includes: hinged, extra wide opening for fast and easy access to the camera with a mattebox and microphone attached; detachable padded internal dividers for custom configuration; bottom panels of shockproof, cold-moulded laminate for extra equipment protection; exterior side pockets for additional storage; U-Grip interlock carrying handle; adjustable, ergonomic padded shoulder strap; and dual directional easy-glide zippers. The Deca Dr. Bag is available in six models, to fit compact camcorders or full-size broadcast cameras.
The new Deca Light Case is a lightweight, semi-hard carrier that holds up to four light heads and four stands (up to 88cm). Five internal cushioned dividers separate the main chamber into sections for storing heads, cables and gels. The dividers can be removed to create a single large compartment.
Features include: rugged twin side handles; an ergonomic interlock carrying handle; and dual-directional, easy glide zippers. The exterior is constructed of heavy-duty water-resistant 900D and ballistic nylon fabrics. On the bottom, twin connecting brackets allow for the quick and easy connection of Deca’s new Snaplock wheel and trolley system.
There is also a smaller model for three light heads and stands up to 73cm long.
The top lid of the new Digiback DSLR Backpack unzips to reveal an upper compartment contoured to fit a DSLR camera with the lens attached. When outfitted with a telephoto or other extra long lens, the camera can be inserted with the lens in a vertical position. The spacious lower chamber has ample room for accessories. Removable internal dividers help secure contents and create pockets for holding a mattebox, camera plate, follow focus, extra lenses, camera light, spare batteries, viewfinder, and more. There’s also space for holding a laptop. The contents are cushioned by layers of padded brushed polyester, and double-sided exterior monopockets offer additional storage.
The integral backpack system uses breathable 3D mesh, with padded shoulder straps and adjustable sternum and waist straps, and cushioned back support. Contents are accessible from either side, and a rear zipper completely exposes the pack’s interior.