Manfrotto has announced a range of redesigned Pro Light camera backpacks and hard cases, Advanced backpacks and messenger bags, and an updated Street collection with cases, and backpacks designed for content creators on the move.
Manfrotto say the Pro Light range has been designed for professionals suiting a range of cameras, lenses and drones. The range starts at £169.96 for the Pro Light Backloader backpack S, going up to £299.95 for the Pro Light Flexloader backpack L.
The Advanced range has been made for “urban photographers” with a design style that is likely to not scream “photography bag” meaning you can use the camera bag, without drawing attention to expensive kit. The range starts at £27.95 for an Advanced Should bag XS III, going up to £210.95 for the Advanced Rolling bag III.
The Street collection is primarily aimed at those who use mirrorless cameras, with the range starting at £17.95 for a Street Crossbody Pouch, going up to £105.95 for the Street Convertible Tote Bag.
Manfrotto Unveils Redesigned Camera Bag Range
- All-new PRO Light Collection with 5 backpacks and 2 new Tough hard cases to fit any professional workflow and style
- Redesigned Manfrotto Advanced collection with a wide range of carrying solutions for every creative
- Renewed and expanded Manfrotto Street collection for the everyday on-the-go content creator
- Unparalleled gear protection and shock resistance in all renewed collections with the the M-Guard™ Protection System
From Manfrotto: Cassola, 5th October 2021 – Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, videography and imaging equipment and accessories industry, is thrilled to present an entirely renewed collection of camera bags and carrying solutions that were carefully and brilliantly designed to fit the needs of every kind of imaging creative. With the all-new PRO Light, and the redesigned Advanced and Street camera bag collections ushering in an all new padded protection system, the Manfrotto camera bag range ensure stylish and customizable carrying solutions with best-in-industry gear protection.
Manfrotto re-focuses on the core professional and advanced users providing the best-in-industry CSC protection for professional photo and video applications. The new PRO Light 2021 collection is a specialized camera gear carrying solution line that was conceptualized and developed to cater to specific gear needs of photo and video professionals.
This includes 5 uniquely designed backpacks that offer various capacities, access points, and specialized compartments, as well as two Tough hard cases that expand the line up of rolling bags with the launch of the new Tough carry-on sized with pre-cubed foam insert and check-in sized rolling bag and unique modular Tough accessories.
With this also comes the re-launch of the Advanced series that is geared towards the everyday needs of urban photographers. The all-new Street collection completes the range of Manfrotto carrying solutions with specific models designed for vloggers and content creators who use compact system cameras.
Manfrotto PRO Light
Pro Light is an all-new collection of 5 high performance professional grade backpacks along with 2 professional hard cases that can be utilized entirely for carrying photographic equipment, expanding the already wide range of Manfrotto roller bags.
PRO Light Backloader
The PRO Light Backloader S and Backloader M come with a safe rear access into a fully padded camera gear compartment with customizable interiors. A second, top access point serves as an alternative for reaching into the most used cameras or lenses. In front is a multi-section compartment for small accessories and personal items plus a checkpoint-friendly laptop section that holds a 15” laptop. The Backloader bags feature a double-sided tripod connection for travel sized tripods, an adjustable chest strap for better carrying, and a DuoFace sun and rain cover that repels moisture and reflects sunlight to keep the gear cool and dry all day long.
PRO Light Frontloader
The PRO Light Frontloader backpack offers a fully padded gear compartment with customizable interiors that can be accessed through a front access door. A secondary single side door offers quick access to most used gear that can fit a full frame camera with an attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens with a service pocket on the interior panel for crucial small accessories. It features a side tripod attachment, a checkpoint friendly 15” laptop compartment, adjustable chest and waist straps, along with a DuoFace sun and rain cover for moisture and heat protection.
PRO Light Flexloader
The PRO Light Flexloader L is a backpack that literally expands to cater to your needs created for professional DSLR or mirrorless photo and video gear. It features a full front access to a fully padded gear compartment with customizable interiors, a front pocket compartment for small accessories, multiple attachment points for tripods and sliders with extensions, an included accessory organizer pouch and a a DuoFace sun and rain cover for moisture and heat protection. The rear pocket is an expandable compartment that can be designated for CSC/VDSLR 3-axis stabilizer gimbals and other accessories. This compartment is entirely separated from the main camera compartment and provides extra space without compromising the main compartment’s capacity.
PRO Light MultiLoader
The PRO Light MultiLoader M backpack offers 4 points off access for the ultimate carrying flexibility. The main front access door opens into the fully padded camera gear compartment. 2 side doors allow for quick access to strategically placed cameras or lenses for a quick gear change, and the top access allows for a quick grab of the most used gear. The Multiloader backpack offers an entirely modular bag that has 3 different carrying configurations. With the use of different combinations of the harness and straps, it can be carried as either a backpack for maximum comfort, a sling bag for speedy lens changing, or as a duffle bag for on-the-go full gear access. It also offers a side attachment that can carry a full-sized tripod (up to the 055 series) and a front attachment that can be split into 2 to carry monopods or small light stands. It also features a checkpoint friendly 15” laptop compartment, adjustable torso height, double chest straps and a padded waist belt for load distribution. Also included is a DuoFace sun and rain cover for moisture and heat protection.
PRO Light Tough
The Manfrotto PRO Light Tough roller cases offer the highest level protection for even the most delicated gear. The PRO Light TL55 and TH55 were made specifically to fit the most common airline carry-on luggage restrictions, hence the two variants specifically made for versatility, while the new PL-RL-TH83 was specifically created for checked-in luggage. These cases offer an airtight compartment with pull release latches, an easy to open release telescopic handle, and padlock compatible points for optimum security. These Tough cases are like no other because of the modular optional accessories specifically made to latch and attach onto the metal attachment pins. The Tough accessories such as a tripod bag and laptop bag for added capacity, and a special harness system that allows the user to carry the Tough case like a backpack. The fully protective interior comes in either Manfrotto CPS dividers with shock absorbing foam, or new multiple layers with pre-cubed foam. The Pro Light Tough cases were made to withstand dust and moisture, rated IP67 standards, optimal impact resistance and shock absorption, and can survive the extremes of both hot and cold temperatures. All this to ensure a worry-free experience to even the most rugged locations in the world.
The Manfrotto PRO Light collection is the most expansive, versatile, and multi-purpose carrying solution in the market. Most competitor brands offer bags that require you to choose one setup over the other, often having to separate carrying photography from video gear. The PRO Light collection doesn’t just offer fully customizable padding architecture and strap configurations, but it raises the bar for camera gear protection with superior shock absorbing performance and cushioning living up to be the best in the industry. For any professional photographer or filmmaker, with simple, intermediate, or even the most complicated gear setup, the PRO Light collection offers not just carrying solutions but a multitude of choices as well. Unparalleled gear protection, ingeniously designed for modularity, and outstanding performance that does not compromise the user’s preference.
The reputable Advanced collection has been revamped with a renewed design. This collection includes an all-new carry-on sized rolling bag for expansive photographic gear requirements. The backpack range offers the most diverse selection of camera backpacks that are designed for specific needs of photographers and filmmakers.
The Advanced Compact, Active, Befree, Gear, Fast, and Travel backpacks offer a diverse variations of backpacks that differ in overall capacity, designated compartments for camera gear and personal items, and various options for access points to the gear compartments that complement the needs of every creator with any kind of on-the-go workflow.
For quick and easy on-the-go shooting that requires controlled movement and protection, the Advanced Holster comes in small, medium, and large sizes, the Advanced Shoulder bag comes in extra small, small, medium, and large for the carrying needs of different sizes, and the all-new Advanced Messenger bag that pack a fully adjustable and customizable cross-body carrying solution for protected yet comfortable shooting.
Topping off the collection is the Advanced Rolling Bag that offers a full photographic carrying solution for all kinds of camera and support gear in the size of a cabin-friendly carry-on sized luggage.
The iconic Manfrotto Street camera bag has also been refreshed to give 100% convertible bags that shift from a full photography gear centric configuration to a lifestyle bag in an instant. Its contemporary urban design perfectly goes with the demands of a dynamic daily life.
The Street collection caters to users with mirrorless cameras and related modern imaging accessories that aid in digital storytelling and creation on-the-go. The Street backpack now comes in a slim form with interchangeable front or back opening, and removable inserts that converts it into a 100% everyday lifestyle bag.
The Slim backpack is now accompanied in the range by a convertible Street tote for a modular and trendy lifestyle bag that instantly turns into a backpack with the harness stowed in its own dedicated compartment. This Street Convertible Tote bag has a top opening compartment for personal items, and a rear opening compartment for compact camera gear.
This expanded line also comes with the Street Waist bag, that can be carried through a variety of ways and carries compact camera gear and accessories. The Street Tech Organizer is a handy compartment for small and medium sized tech accessories such as cables, batteries, portable lighting, and small audio accessories, and topping off the collection is the Street Crossbody pouch, a compact compartment for smartphones and small accessories that can be carried individually through a pull-out drawstring, or as an extended compartment to the Street backpack or tote.
M-Guard™ Protection System
All of the renewed Manfrotto camera bag and carrying solutions collections feature an all new protection system in the form of high-performance modular divider that improve customizability and cushioning of the internal compartments. The M-Guard™ Protection System was specifically designed and laboratory tested to guarantee the highest level of protection and shock resistance especially on areas of the bag where protection is most crucial. M-Guard™ dividers are made of high-density EVA foam that provide exceptional shock absorption while maintaining a super slim profile.
The renewed expansive Manfrotto bag collection made up of the stylish Street collection, the urban-centric Advanced collection, and the Professional grade PRO Light bag collection stand in the front lines of Manfrotto’s aim to provide iconic and stylish carrying solutions that raise the bar in gear protection that is unrivaled and maintained to be the best in the industry. The vast collection of renewed products is aimed at providing uncompromising options for any kind of photographer and filmmaker no matter the workflow requirements and individual skill level.
Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs. Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its ten key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong, the United States, Benelux and Australia – it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors.