Top 5 Manfrotto bags to help you carry your gear while travelling

Choosing the best bag to travel with brings with it a number boxes that needs to be ticked. These include comfortability, versatility, security and durability. Carrying your camera gear up a mountain shooting landscapes, through a forest snapping wildlife or capturing the beauties that a city break brings all require the best carrying solution for your needs. Below is a selection of Manfrotto bags that not only tick those boxes but does so in style.

  1. Advanced Travel Backpack 

Advanced Travel backpack

An award-winning backpack for design – as the name suggests this is a bag that has been made for travel for the hobbyist photographer that shoots on the move. Sitting within the ever popular Advanced Collection the bag features a super useful tripod compartment specifically designed for the Manfrotto Befree travel tripod. The expanding pocket securely carries and protects the tripod. The smartly designed side opening allows you to access the bag to retrieve your equipment without the need to put the bag down – a simple swing to the side and you have easy access. Internally the bag has the distinctive Manfrotto Camera Protection System with its well-padded dividers protecting your gear and allowing for easy configuration. With space for a DSLR and up to 3 lenses and plenty pockets to keep accessories. A central divide keeps your personal gear separate to your camera gear and a separate padded compartment provides safe storage for a laptop up to 15”. The main zippers are designed to house a padlock providing the security element every travel photographer desires. You will also a find a rain cover included, ideal when you’ve are caught out in the rain. (Available in 3 other colours)

2. Manhattan Mover-50 Backpack

Manhattan Mover 50 Backpack

The Manhattan Mover-50 Backpack is one of three bags from Manfrotto’s latest Lifestyle Collection [Manhattan] to hit the streets. The super smart backpack comes equipped with an array of features perfectly suited for that urban photographer/commuter. The removable insert allows you to quickly and easily convert your bag from a camera bag to an everyday backpack while keeping all your camera equipment safe within the zippered insert. Designed to carry anything from a DSLR with 70-200 f/2.8 lens attached plus up to 4 lenses and a flash, a premium mirrorless camera and laptop –  this bag has ample space. The innovative Flexy Camera Shell dividers allow for easy configuration so you can arrange your equipment the way you want it with absolute ease. Rear access gives you the added confidence that your equipment remains safe whilst on your travels. Multipurpose rubberised straps will help you to secure a tripod, helmet, jacket or other bulky items on the front of your backpack. These bags are designed to resist the elements – with tough high-quality-water resistant fabric, an easy to clean base and a rain cover included.


3. Pro Light 3N1-36 Backpack

Pro Light 3-in-1 Backpack

For those enthusiast/professional photographers that seek adventure on their photography travels then this bag is a must. The Pro Light 3N1-36 is a triple award winning bag and with no surprise as its quality, versatility and feature set is best in class. The bag can be carried in 3 different way ways: as a backpack, as a sling or across the body. It is also designed to carry 3 different types of recording equipment: photography gear, videography gear or a DJI Phantom Drone. From water-resistant rip-stop fabric to the Manfrotto’s Camera Protection System (CPS) this bag is made from premium and durable materials designed to withstand the tough elements that you put it through. The padded straps and padded waist harness will give you extreme comfort allowing you to focus on your shots. Access to your equipment can be made from either side by simply swinging your bag in front of you eliminating the need of taking it off. When the need for a tripod is almost critical to capture the perfect shot the 3N1-36 is designed with the perfect and simple carrying solution. Like all the Pro Light bags this one is also supplied with a double sided cover – protection from rain and protection from the sunlight/UV.

4. Advanced Pixi Messenger

Advanced Pixi messenger

This bag shares its name with the ever popular Pixi tripod family and similar to its namesake it is compact and super versatile. Ideal for a compact DSLR or CSC kits this bag makes a great choice for that travel photographer the wants to travel light and have super quick access to their gear. The top opening zip allows you to access your camera very quickly so you don’t miss a moment.  You will find a dedicated compartment to carry your Manfrotto Pixi or Pixi Evo tripod and a padded pocket for your laptop (up to 12”) or tablet. The adjustable shoulder strap with anti-slip fabric gives you comfort as well as convenience. Be reassured that your equipment stays dry with the included rain cover.

5. Pro Light Messenger-10

Bumblebee messenger

A backpack is not always the answer and for those enthusiasts and professionals that much prefer a comfortable, feature packed messenger bag when shooting in the outdoors, then this bag is the answer. New to the Pro Light family the Messenger-10 is a slim profile messenger bag perfect for premium CSC systems. The bag also features a ‘XtraSecure’ strap designed to hold a DJI Osmo. The Manfrotto Camera Protection System with its superior padded dividers gives you the choice in configuring the layout of your gear. The thought-out bag features bungee cords to securely hold a monopod or pole for those moments where a support is essential. You can access the bag very quickly through its zippered top opening. The front flap has a Velcro system than can be silenced by the ‘NoiseFree’ cover. A big ‘EasyGrip’ buckle adjusts the length of shoulder strap in an instant, enabling you to swing the bag quickly across body. The messenger’s water-repellent and ultra-lightweight Rip-Stop nylon/polyester fabric is strong enough to withstand the most intense use, ensuring long-term protection for large amounts of gear. If that wasn’t enough the Messenger-10 has a removable extra padded strap for ultimate comfort and a double sided cover for both rain and sunlight protection.

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