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Morally Toxic Wraith Review

Morally Toxic Wraith review
Review

Price when reviewed

£169.99

$209.99 / £179.99 / $219.99

Our Verdict

The Morally Toxic Wraith is a fairly traditional-looking shoulder bag that is smart enough to be used at events like weddings and is capable of housing a decent amount of gear. There are also some excellent organisation features with the dividers helping you to get the most from the bag.

For

  • Smart
  • Good organisation sections
  • Sturdy configurable dividers

Against

  • Access to the main compartment feels a little snug
  • Dark interior makes it hard to spot small dark items
  • No tripod carry points

What is Morally Toxic Wraith?

Morally Toxic is a new brand of camera bags introduced by the team behind 3 Legged Thing, the popular brand of tripods.

The Wraith is a courier or shoulder bag style of camera bag that’s available in two sizes, medium with a 15L capacity and large with a capacity of 20L. The two bags are identical aside from their capacity. This review focuses on the larger version.

Morally Toxic has launched the Wraith alongside the Valkyrie backpack which is also available in two sizes (15L or 20L) and all four bags are available in three colours, Onyx (grey), Emerald (green), and Sapphire (blue).

Specification

  • Product type: Messenger bag
  • Capacity: Medium: 15L, Large: 20L
  • Construction: Jacquard fabric, YKK & YKK Aquaguard zippers
  • External dimensions: Medium (15L): 37 x 24 x 19cm, Large (20L): 41 x 29 x 19cm
  • Internal dimensions: Medium (15L): 32 x 22 x 15cm, Large (20L): 37 x 27 x 15cm
  • Weight: Medium (15L): 1.3Kg, Large (20L): 1.45Kg
  • Laptop capacity: Medium (15L): 13-inch, Large (20L): 15-inch
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Features

The Morally Toxic Wraith has a rectangular shape with a long zip across the centre of the top to give access to the main compartment. There’s also a zip across the top of the front section that opens a large flat pocket and beneath that there’s a flap held down by two magnetic snap closures.

Lifting the flap reveals two good-sized pockets with organiser sections to hold things like pens business cards, tickets and a notepad. There’s also a split ring on a loop that’s handy for keeping your keys safe if they’re on a keyring with a carabiner or something similar.

Morally Toxic has given the Wraith a laptop section with a nice, soft lining. This opens via a two-way zip that runs across the top and down one side of the bag. It means that it’s easy to remove your laptop but you need to take care to close the opening fully to keep your computer safe.

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The other side of the bag has an unusual inclusion for a camera bag, the ‘Frog pocket’. This is a water-resistant wet/dry pocket that’s designed to hold a wet jacket after a rainstorm passes. It’s large enough to hold a ‘shell’ type or cagoule jacket rather than a long coat.

Morally Toxic Wraith review

Inside the main compartment there are dividers that can be folded and moved around the bag to accommodate your gear. While these are thin, they are tough and robust so your kit is kept in place and space is maximised.

Cleverly, some of the dividers have a velcro-closing pocket that’s convenient for holding small items like a lens cap or spare battery.

While the Wraith has two top handles that can be held together with a padded piece of fabric that press-studs around them, there’s also a detachable shoulder strap that can clip quickly on either side and has a well-padded section for comfort.

In addition, Morally Toxic has given the Wraith a pass-through luggage strap so that it can slipped over a suitcase handle for easier transport.

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Performance

The rectangular design and slim dividers of the Morally Toxic Wraith mean that you can make good use of its full carrying capacity, but you may need to stack one lens on top of another. The large (20L) version is tall enough to house a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens vertically, but that may be a bit of a stretch for the medium (15L) bag.

Alongside the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, I was also able to fit in a fairly large full-frame mirrorless camera (the Panasonic S1R) with an S 24mm f/1.8 lens mounted and two other quite large optics.

While the main compartment of the Morally Toxic Wraith opens wide at the centre, the access feels a little restricted at the sides and you may find that things like lens hoods catch on the zip as you pull your kit out.

If it’s dry weather, the frog pocket is useful for storing an additional lens that you can access quickly.

On the subject of weather, after using the Morally Toxic Valkyrie backpack in rain, I’d be sure to fit the Wraith’s supplied shower-cap-style rain cover at the first sign of precipitation.

While the top handle cover of the Wraith is fiddly to snap closed properly, it can be just wrapped around the handles and it makes them more comfortable to use. In addition, the shoulder strap has a good pad with a grippy texture and can be adjusted in length quickly so that it can be worn across your body or on one shoulder. Crucially, the strap doesn’t extend of its own accord when you carry the bag.

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