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Manfrotto’s Pro Light Reloader Collection Expands With 6 New Camera Gear Travel Bags

By Sean Lewis on March 21st 2019

There are always risks involved when traveling with your camera gear, but traveling with professional-grade camera bags can minimize many of those risks. In addition to being lightweight and durable, the best travel bags should comply with domestic and international airline restrictions for carry-on luggage to ensure that your valuable camera gear stays with you at all times.

Manfrotto, a well-known brand in the photography and videography industry, recently announced an expansion of their Pro Light Reloader Collection. With the new line-up, Manfrotto aims to satisfy the needs of traveling photographers and videographers with best-in-class travel bags that feature “one-of-a-kind security, compact size, and light weight.”

Each of the following six new models have been designed to offer photographers and videographers peace of mind when traveling on assignment.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50 Roller

Manfrotto’s Pro Light Reloader Air-50 Roller bag (available for $329.99) measures 13.98 x 7.87 x 19.68 inches, which complies with international airline restrictions for carry-on luggage. This bag can fit a Pro DSLR with a 70/200mm lens attached, a second DSLR body and up to 3-4 lenses, and more. Additionally, it features two internal panel see-through pockets for small accessories and an easy-access front pocket for a 15’’ laptop and personal belongings.

In terms of durability and design, this bag features reinforced corners, safe and smooth zip opening, improved protection trims and two separated bottom feet for stability. Furthermore, it has an internal EVA molded tray providing a solid structure, 12 protective dividers and 2 CPS dividers to fully absorb shock, as well as fixed TSA technology with an integrated 3-digit locking system. All internal dividers are customizable: they can be moved at any time within the roller bag, according to the shape of the gear to be carried.

All external fabric is water repellent and a rain cover is supplied in case of extreme weather conditions. Two handles are located on the top and side of the roller bag.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-55 Roller

Manfrotto’s Pro Light Reloader Air-55 carry-on roller bag (available for $379.99) measures a bit bigger than the Air-50 at 13.98 x 9.06 x 21.65 inches. Front and side pockets maximize the capacity, which securely protects a pro DSLR with a 400mm lens attached, a second DSLR body and up to 3-4 lenses or a modular camcorder with lenses and accessories. In addition, it is equipped with 2 internal panel see-through pockets for small accessories and an easy-access front pocket for a 17’’ laptop and personal belongings.

Like the Air-50, it features reinforced corners, safe and smooth zip opening, improved protection trims and two separated bottom feet for stability are what make it so reliable. Furthermore, it features an internal EVA molded tray providing a solid structure, 14 protective dividers and 5 CPS dividers to fully absorb shock, as well as fixed TSA technology with an integrated 3-digit locking system. All internal dividers are customizable: they can be moved at any time within the roller bag, according to the shape of the gear to be carried.

All external fabric is water repellent and a rain cover is supplied in case of extreme weather conditions. Two handles are located on the top and side of the roller bag.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Switch-55 Roller

The most versatile product in the Pro Light Reloader collection, the Pro Light Reloader Switch-55 (available for $389.89) measures 13.98 x 8.66 x 21.65 inches and complies with international airline restrictions for carry-on luggage. This two-in-one roller bag can be turned into a professional camera backpack, simply by taking the padded shoulder straps out of the front pocket. It securely protects a pro DSLR with a 400mm lens attached, a second DSLR body and up to 3-4 lenses, or alternatively a modular camcorder lenses and accessories. In addition, it is equipped with 2 internal panel see-through pockets for small accessories and an easy-access front pocket for a 17’’ laptop and personal belongings.

The shoulder straps are located on the front of the roller bag for extra padded protection on the front, as well as for enhanced comfort, preventing users from getting dirty and the wheels from digging into the photographer’s back.

Its reinforced corners, safe and smooth zip opening, improved protection trims and two separated bottom feet for stability are what make the Pro Light Reloader Switch-55 so reliable. Furthermore, it features an internal EVA molded tray providing a solid structure, 14 protective dividers and 2 CPS dividers to fully absorb shock, as well as fixed TSA technology with an integrated 3-digit locking system. All internal dividers can be moved at any time within the roller bag, according to the shape of the gear to be carried, providing ample customization possibilities.

The water repellent bag comes with a rain cover so the user is fully prepared for extreme weather conditions. Two handles are located on the top and side of the roller bag.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Spin-55 Roller

The Pro Light Reloader Spin-55 (available for $399.99) measures 13.98 x 8.66 x 21.65 inches, and it has a polycarbonate external shell and an internal EVA molded tray, maximizing its capacity and lightness and minimizing shock, to provide full protection of valuable photographic gear. It incorporates four double spinner wheels that help professional photographers and videographers transport heavy gear, making the Pro Light Reloader Spin-55 easy to maneuver in the most crowded spaces. This roller complies with restrictions for international carry-on luggage.

The Reloader Spin can accommodate the following photographic gear: a Pro DSLR with a 70/200mm lens attached, a second DSLR body and up to 3-4 lenses, a premium CSC with additional lenses, plus a DJI Mavic Pro combo kit in addition to a 15” laptop, which is accessible via a fast front access. Photographic gear is accessible from the main access, as well as from a secondary access.

The Pro Light Reloader Spin-55 has a solid structure composed of 12 protective dividers and 2 CPS dividers to fully absorb shock, as well as fixed TSA technology with an integrated 3-digit locking system.

Like the other bags featured here, all internal dividers are customizable: they can be moved at any time within the roller bag, according to the shape of the gear to be carried. Furthermore, the internal cradle that holds the protective dividers can be easily removed to turn it into an everyday travel bag for a 2-in-1 travel experience.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 Low Lid

The Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 Low Lid (available for $299.99) measures 13.78 x 7.87 x 21.65 inches. It is based on lightweight and military standards and features original Manfrotto styling. The safe-release system latches located on the main access are what make it secure. This roller  and complies with even the most stringent international airline restrictions regarding carry-on luggage.

The roller also features a removable external tripod holder that attaches to the front of the roller by means of metal retaining pins. It also features a 2-stage retractable trolley system. The case securely protects a pro DSLR with a 70/200mm lens attached, a second DSLR and 4-5 additional lenses. All internal dividers are customizable: they can be moved at any time within the roller case, according to the shape of the gear to be carried. The internal camera protection system unit can also be effortlessly removed.

In any weather conditions and whatever the destination, Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 Low Lid case protects costly imaging gear from water and dust. It also incorporates two handles on the top and side of the case.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 High Lid

Manfrotto’s Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 High Lid (available for $329.99) measures 13.78 x 8.86 x 21.65 inches and is also made using heavy-duty materials. This roller complies with international carry-on luggage restrictions.

Like the low lid version, this roller features a removable external tripod holder that attaches to the front of the roller by means of metal retaining pins. It also features a 2-stage retractable trolley system. The case securely protects a pro DSLR with a 400mm lens attached, a second DSLR and 3-4 additional lenses. All internal dividers are customizable: they can be moved at any time within the roller case, according to the shape of the gear to be carried. In addition, two handles are located on the top and side of the roller case.

The Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 High Lid roller case is built to protect your camera gear safe from water and dust.

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Sean fell into photography while teaching for a non-profit. What started as a minor task – documenting guest speakers and classroom activities – grew into a major obsession, and eventually led to a position shooting with Lin & Jirsa. Nowadays, at SLR Lounge, Sean’s work as a marketing associate merges his interest in the fields of photography and education.

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