Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
Thread started 06 Aug 2014 (Wednesday) 03:06
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Check-in luggage

 
Scott_online
Senior Member
360 posts
Gallery: 80 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 907
Joined Aug 2009
     
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.


flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
tvphotog
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,093 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 37
Joined Aug 2007
Location: New York City
     
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.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Jay
Ireland in Word and Image (external link) Jay Ben Images (external link)5D IV | 5DS/R | Powershot S100 | 24-105L | 100-400 IIL | 16-35 f/2.8 IIL | 24 T/S f /3.5L II | 17 T/S f/4L | 50mm f/1.2L | 35mm f/1.4L | 70-200 f/2.8L II | 580 EX II | 600 EX-RT | Feisol 3441T/Markins Q3T lever QR | Gitzo 3542L Markins Qi20 BV-22 | Gitzo 5561T RRS MH-02

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Simon_Gardner
Goldmember
Avatar
1,305 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Twitter @Simon_Gardner
     
Aug 16, 2014 00:18 |  #3

The reviews are truly awful.


@Simon_Gardner | Since 27 Nov 1987 | Tripod fetishist - moi?

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Scott_online
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
360 posts
Gallery: 80 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 907
Joined Aug 2009
     
Aug 16, 2014 04:30 |  #4

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


flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tvphotog
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,093 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 37
Joined Aug 2007
Location: New York City
     
Aug 16, 2014 08:26 |  #5

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #17099237 (external 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?


Jay
Ireland in Word and Image (external link) Jay Ben Images (external link)5D IV | 5DS/R | Powershot S100 | 24-105L | 100-400 IIL | 16-35 f/2.8 IIL | 24 T/S f /3.5L II | 17 T/S f/4L | 50mm f/1.2L | 35mm f/1.4L | 70-200 f/2.8L II | 580 EX II | 600 EX-RT | Feisol 3441T/Markins Q3T lever QR | Gitzo 3542L Markins Qi20 BV-22 | Gitzo 5561T RRS MH-02

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Simon_Gardner
Goldmember
Avatar
1,305 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Twitter @Simon_Gardner
     
Aug 16, 2014 11:32 |  #6

tvphotog wrote in post #17099645 (external 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.


@Simon_Gardner | Since 27 Nov 1987 | Tripod fetishist - moi?

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tvphotog
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,093 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 37
Joined Aug 2007
Location: New York City
     
Aug 16, 2014 11:45 |  #7

I would also read the reviews for the larger 511 CAMS bag (external 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.


Jay
Ireland in Word and Image (external link) Jay Ben Images (external link)5D IV | 5DS/R | Powershot S100 | 24-105L | 100-400 IIL | 16-35 f/2.8 IIL | 24 T/S f /3.5L II | 17 T/S f/4L | 50mm f/1.2L | 35mm f/1.4L | 70-200 f/2.8L II | 580 EX II | 600 EX-RT | Feisol 3441T/Markins Q3T lever QR | Gitzo 3542L Markins Qi20 BV-22 | Gitzo 5561T RRS MH-02

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,290 views & 0 likes for this thread
Check-in luggage
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is RoydonsPhotography
410 guests, 377 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.