Aimed at the urban photographers the new Manfrotto Advanced2 range of camera bags features a minimalistic design with plenty of choices.
As far as choice goes there’s certainly a few in this new collection with 5 shoulder bags, three holder bags and six backpacks. Whatever type and style of photography you do there should be a bag here to suit your needs.
As camera sizes split into DSLR and Mirrorless, the Advanced range looks to cater for all, and likewise, the larger bags are ideal partners for the BeFree Advanced tripods while the smaller can be coupled with the JOPBY GorillPod.
Aiming to give you complete choice and customisation of the bags to adapt to your style of photography the line includes the Compact, Active, Gear, Fast, Hybrid and Travel models.
All bags feature the same design principles with comfort maximised with sternum straps and padded back panels where needed.
Material choice is always essential, and here Manfrotto has selected premium coated fabrics that help protect your kit whole, giving the bag a stylish look.
The fourteen bags in the collection are:
<h2>The Advanced2 Compact backpack</h2>
Designed for travelling light with a mirrorless, and one or two extra lenses, and 13-inch laptop/tablet, personal gear, and compact tripod. It features easy top access to photo gear, bottom access to personal items.
<h2>The Advanced2 Active backpack </h2>
Like the Advanced2 Compact backpack, the Active holds a similar choice of gear and a 14-inch laptop and has a bottom compartment to keep photo kit safely organised, a top compartment for other items, with a tripod attachment and water bottle pocket on the outside.
<h2>The Advanced2 Gear backpack </h2>
A full access front compartment for a full-frame CSC, three extra lenses, foldable drone, handheld gimbal, as well as a 15-inch laptop and tablet. Personal items are kept in the compartment above, and a full-size travel tripod attaches on the outside.
<h2>The Advanced2 Fast backpack </h2>
Designed to hold a Pro DSLR, four extra lenses and flash in a full-access photography gear compartment you can reach from 3 sides, which opens completely for rapid gear changes. Personal items are kept at the top and on the side, there is a special sleeve for a 15-inch laptop and tablet, and an attachment for a travel tripod onto the front.
<h2>The Advanced2 Travel backpack </h2>
Plenty of room for a DSLR, four extra lenses, or full-frame mirrorless with two additional lenses and a foldable drone, 15-inch laptop and tablet –safely organised in two quick-access side compartments, with other items at the top. The side compartments open fully, and for effortless use on the go, slip the straps off your shoulders, rotate the pack to one side to access gear. There is a dedicated pocket for a gimbal or tripod, and a travel tripod attaches to the front of the pack.
<h2>The Advanced2 Hybrid backpack </h2>
A new form factor has been created for the Advanced2 Hybrid backpack, created to maximise versatility, to cater to the different needs of amateur photographers. It is designed to easily transform from backpack to shoulder bag to top handle carry bag. This model has a removable camera protection unit, and dedicated pockets to organise personal gear.
<h2>The Advanced2 Messenger </h2>
Everyone loves a messenger bag and this one is designed to organise and protects gear with a handy quick access feature, and a chest stabiliser strap for easy carrying comfort.
Alongside these seven bags are the Advanced2 Shoulder Bags in four sizes and three Holster bags, these start from rom £27.95.