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On the Case
Manufacturers are outfitting their bags, cases, portfolios, and carts with the latest technologies and convenience features to maximize their functionality and accessibility for photographers on the go.
The PCS283, a "one-case, carry-on solution," features a removable messenger-type computer case that holds a 17-inch monitor laptop and becomes a second carry-on. The main case carries many of today's DSLRs and advanced compacts, plus lenses, flashes, and other accessories. Made of 1680D nylon material with full-grain leather trim and padded with high-density foam, the PCS283 has a removable tray and extra-large wheels, and includes a nylon storm cover. The case is available in black or green.

"I have been a commercial photographer for 20 years and have logged many airline miles carrying my equipment to various locations. In the past, I've always had to carry on two cases for all of my equipment, but with new laws prohibiting two carry-ons, traveling became a challenge. Which camera do you sacrifice to the baggage handlers: your $10,000 camera or your $30,000 camera?

"With the new Pelican RSV 283 case, I can carry all my equipment in just one compact bag. In addition to its ample main storage area, the case has a removable computer compartment that holds my 17-inch laptop. There are many other features I appreciate about the Pelican RSV Series case. The look of the bag is appealing: It looks like a suitcase and, therefore, does not ‘advertise' photo equipment. The extra-large wheels make this case easy to maneuver because it rides smoothly on all surfaces. The leather handles are sturdy and reliable for carrying when necessary. All in all, I'm pleased with my Pelican case. It has become a standard piece of equipment for my work."

—Charlie Mayer, Oak Park, IL

The PL03CSPhotogenic
The PL03CS is an extra-large soft case made of Cordura nylon with polyurethane padding. The durable, zippered case offers internal Velcro straps and two large external pockets. It also features two large, external locking straps and handle. This bag was designed with heavy-duty wheels and a top tow handle for the traveling photographer. The heavy-duty case will hold stands, tripods, and umbrellas up to 44 inches in length.

Porter CasePorter Case
Porter Case introduces the new Mil-Spec high-impact PE airline carry-on rolling cases with a built-in cart designed for ease in travel. Organize and protect your equipment in camera cases, ATA shipping cases, computer/projector cases, backpacks, and more. Click on the 45-second Action Video on the lower left of Porter Case's home page to view its full selection of cases, bags, and accessories.


Savage Universal Corp.Savage Universal Corp.
Savage's new Pro Equipment Bag (G-001) is a sturdy, black-nylon bag with three adjustable padded inner dividers, a generous outside zip pocket, and a comfortable shoulder strap. With overall dimensions of 28.25x9.75x9.75- inches, this bag is perfect for carrying a variety of different-sized equipment.


Seahorse's new aircraft carry-on case, the Model 920, is a wheeled, large-capacity hard case with a telescoping tote handle that you can pull through the airport, down the aircraft aisle, and into the overhead bin on most major airlines where it's safest—with you! The watertight, airtight, dustproof, case is available with diecut foam, padded dividers, or empty. The case comes in four colors.


Slappa has launched a new version of its popular Velocity SPYDER Laptop BackPack. The V2 SPYDER was re-engineered to better meet the demands of Road Warriors, while also incorporating more advanced features and qualities into the bag. The new bags include the following features: patented CORE3 protection, a dedicated inner laptop sleeve, padded backpack straps tested to 50 pounds, and two bump-and-run underguards.


The SpeedrollerTamrac