Friday, November 27, 2015

HOLIDAY Camera HAULERS: Gift Ideas


NYC/SLC

INCASE-Kelly Slater, PACSAFE, LOWEPRO, L.L. BEAN-Scott Wescott, BERGANS of Norway, GRIP Handbags, BE BRILLIANT BAGS


Capturing a moment - seems like an activity-that occurs few million/second. Accordingly, what a better gift than protection for the tricked out drones mounted action options, DSLRs, state-of-the-art mirrorless-and plain ole' ubiquitous smartphones that safely transport those recorders of life on and off planet earth.

INCASE-has a slew of urban slick looking haulers -including a few cool collabs with athletes-that of COURSE-are for GoPro cameras.
Surfer Kelly Slater and INCASE-have gift ready "action packed bundle"...including highly functional Camera Pro backpack...with quick access padded and mesh side +interior compartments, easy access large volume, customizable main compartment, adjustable straps, and durable fabric construction for riders of water waves or snow. comes ....with additional padded zip accessory organizer, GoPro cover, H20 Mono kit for GoPro camera, Accessory cartridge for up to 5, and TENSAERlite™ Go Pro canister. $329

Removable Aqua Tiger print rain fly...custom molded back panel for complete main compartment access, adjustable tripod carry straps, with bungee cord


inside-move the dividers around-integrated mount for GoPro Hero on left strap -in this pic-on the right

ez access top compartment

ez access side compartment with mesh insert-in Dolphin Gray

SETH WESCOTT-Maine native, snowboard champ-field tester






















LOTSA 'oh- wows' from attendees-male and female-for L.L.Bean's partner...Olympic Gold Medal-World Cup winner Seth Wescott...who pairs with this iconic American label on a number of backcountry tough garments and gave the thumbs up for this new SNOWFIELD multi-tasking tech daypack that is so well thought out-with a slew of functional details- ruggedly constructed to carry life saving gear -IMO  worthy of hauling around the camera that captures those brag about moments for future 'sharing.'
SNOWFIELD $149.99 25.6L capacity-210 SPK ripstop nylon w/ TPU coating on front/shovel pocket

tuck-away hypalon reinforced straps to haul skis, snowboard, or snowshoes
front/rear panel entry ez access to gear/camera+fleece lined pocket protect electronics, 2 interior water bottle pockets, avalanche probe pocket + shovel blade pocket
on hip belt-extra zip pocket-notice ez grab pull use with gloves on
in see me-dark cayenne/ flame
dual ice axe loops...



FROM PACSAFE™-many, many seriously anti-theft carry-all options...from a small add-on wrist strap like Carrysafe® 50 for one DSLR camera - $40... a Cam Safe® camera pouch $50...or the pro-worthy haulers for multiple cameras and lenses...like the award winning CamSafe Z series-including Z25 anti-theft camera w/ 15" laptop compartment $280
PacSafe...is a must for international travelers...with RFID pocket sleeves, interior hidden and/or exterior slash proof eXomesh netting. double coil slash proof zips,  anti-theft locks, smart zipper security...etc. Durable-we have/use a DSLR camera bag of their make-going on 8 years now.



LOWEPRO-one of the makers  the pro camera folks we know-use. AND NOW FOR DRONE OWNERS...above and beyond protection for the latest tech toy...with rugged 'fracto-camo'print on top and grab handle on side (not pictured)

LowePro's Purpose built cases for Drones..."Quadhopters"!!!!-FormShell® technology lightweight sturdy shell composite construction..Droneguard system of organization includes dedicated storage areas for blades, props, action camera, batteries, cables, chargers etc...
removable storage and with accessory straps to grab and go.
-haul it around with backpack straps-lightly padded back.
From outdoors brand Bergans of Norway-an urban friendly backpack/messenger bag option from their "SWITCH" series

Sleek hauler-SWITCH regular and a slim SWITCH option-in black or solid charcoal $129

roomy-grab handle+YKK zips, multiple ez access side and interior compartments
conversion system...unique way hide the straps...in seconds

SWITCH slim leather ballistic...multiple pockets including interior padded laptop sleeve...easily converts to backpack $159
For gals not quite ready or interested in backcountry jaunts---and walk more on the Red Carpet--glammy-pragmatic options for smartphones and necessities...so cleverly thought-out-obvs designed by amazing ladies who saw missing niches in the handbag market.

GRIP Back Diamond Clutch ¢285

GRIP HANDBAGS are elegant, edgy AND unique! A leather clutch embellished with hand-sewn bold Swarovski Crystals---ergonomically perfect fit gold grab handle...just turn it over for access to very roomy zippered compartments...big enough for iPhone 6S+ size smartphones, cards, lip glosses etc. LOVE THIS!!!! By award winner Daniele Gumina  Pictured NOVA $385

one hand to hold-rummage with the other. SMART!
BE BRILLIANT BAGS-shiny metallic roomy totes that stand out for the number of functional zippered compartments-3 wall pockets,  a back wall zip pocket and front padded sleeve---just under that  panel-perfect for travel documents, tablets, etc...had us thinking about NYCers who haul their lives around-can double as a work/gym/bar bag -PLUS a camera-in style. In Rose Gold, Silver, Black and our fav...Pewter
interior compartments...metallic closures, neoprene lined for ez clean-ups of all that stuff that spills, plus a clear  snap out interior case-shower/airport-security liquids that is removable-with a shoulder strap.





protective feet on bottom---of large zippered compartment (see the zip on right side)...roomy enough to stash a pair of shoes-flats or heels...! $265