Petrol Bags zooms in on HD DSLRs10 September 2011
Petrol Bags has three new bags for DSLR cameras: the Digiback Jr. DSLR Backpack, the DSLR Campack Plus, and the DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case, writes David Fox.
The €155/£130 Digiback Jr. has an upper compartment that fits a DSLR with lens mounted. When outfitted with a telephoto or other extra long lens, the camera can be inserted vertically. The lower chamber has removable internal dividers for holding a mattebox, camera plate, follow focus, extra lenses, and more. Contents are cushioned by layers of padded fabric.
The backpack uses breathable 3D mesh, with padded shoulder straps and adjustable sternum/waist straps for proper weight distribution and easier carrying, with cushioned back support. There are pockets for extra storage, a removable rain cover, and a memory card pouch (holds up to four cards).
The €290/£246 DigiSuite DSLR is a semi-hard suitcase-style carrier that can take two DSLR cameras with lenses attached. Detachable dividers create pockets for everything from a mattebox to cables. With the dividers removed, it can serve as a regular suitcase. A padded interior pouch can hold a 17-inch laptop. Twin brackets allow users to connect Petrol’s Snaplock wheel and trolley system (PA1001).
The €320/£270 Campack Plus can hold two HD DSLR cameras with lenses mounted, plus accessories and a 17-inch laptop. Features include a memory card pouch (up to four cards), exterior front/side accessory pockets, padded top handle, removable rain cover, and exterior straps for carrying a tripod.