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Scott_online
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Aug 06, 2014 03:06 |  #1

Any recommendations for a good quality, wheeled, duffel bag capable of holding a GT3532 tripod (minus head)?

I've looked at the North Face Rolling Thunder series but the large one has a pocket that significantly reduces the internal length.

Thanks.


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Aug 14, 2014 12:22 |  #2

Scott_online wrote in post #17079342 (external link)
Any recommendations for a good quality, wheeled, duffel bag capable of holding a GT3532 tripod (minus head)?

I've looked at the North Face Rolling Thunder series but the large one has a pocket that significantly reduces the internal length.

Thanks.

The www.511tactical.com (external link) SOMS rolling duffel. Exactly 62" L+W+H which is the max on airlines without paying an oversized fee. It's built like a tank, meant for overseas military deployments. I use two when I travel, one for photo stuff (not the bodies or lenses) and the other for regular clothing. Three full-sized pockets that will billow out to 2-3" beyond the bag itself. Also, three colors...black, grey and coyote brown.

These duffels have been tossed about over about 4 overseas shoots so far, and they don't show a sign of it. Reasonable priced, same as most similar bags, but head and shoulders above in construction. Amazon has best prices.

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Aug 16, 2014 00:18 |  #3

The reviews are truly awful.


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Aug 16, 2014 04:30 |  #4

Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up going for an Osprey Shuttle 110.


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Aug 16, 2014 08:26 |  #5

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #17099237external link
The reviews are truly awful.

Not on Amazon or any places I've seen on the web; tactical and luggage sites have 4/5 or 5/5 star reviews. I have had them for four years and would give the SOMS a 5/5 star review. Do you have one?


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tvphotog wrote in post #17099645external link
Not on Amazon or any places I've seen on the web; tactical and luggage sites have 4/5 or 5/5 star reviews. I have had them for four years and would give the SOMS a 5/5 star review. Do you have one?

I've no use for one. I just went to the link and read the reviews there.


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Aug 16, 2014 11:45 |  #7

I would also read the reviews for the larger 511 CAMS bagexternal link to get more reviews with a 4/5 rating on Amazon. I have that bag as well for larger gear; it's oversized but built exactly as the SOMS; it's as tough as the SOMS. You have to use these bags to get a sense of how tough they are. I can't speak for those who have not had good experience.


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