Manfrotto Pro Light FastTrack-8 Sling Bag Review
Imagine this. You’re a photographer with a lot of lenses, but don’t actually want to pack a giant bag to travel with. You’re going to do some street photography, and maybe only need your trusty 16-35mm and your nifty 50. A big clunky bag isn’t going to cut it. That’s why you should think about investing in something like the Manfrotto Pro Light FastTrack-8 Sling Bag.
The Manfrotto Pro Light Sling Bag is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a bag with one strap, designed to be slung over a single shoulder, or across your chest like some kind of grenade belt that Rambo would wear. It’s small and compact, and has enough space for the essentials including your camera if you didn’t want to hold it.
What more, if you want to keep your camera close, rather than using a neck strap, the case has a built-in strap, enabling the bag to take the weight of the camera. Pretty handy if you’re someone who shoots with a larger device like a Canon 1DX.
There are several compartments on the Manfrotto Pro Light that you can use, some larger than others. The two main compartments, one accessed from the side and one from the top are for your main gear. A couple of lenses and a camera really. It’ll be full with any more. The compartment on the bottom is tiny and will only hold things like memory cards and spare batteries for your camera, while the one on the back is thin, spans the entire real estate of the bag and will hold documents. maybe a tablet. It’s not big enough for even the smallest Macbook Pro.
The quality of the bag is absolutely outstanding, as always very impressed with the goods that Manfrotto pump out. The bag is made from Nylon, RipStop, Synthetic Fabric according to their website, which seems very strong and is water resistant too so if you’re caught in a shower like I was, don’t worry. Gear will stay safe.
The biggest downfall I suppose is the fact there is no room for personal items as space is limited. I’m thinking things like a wallet, or an item of shopping if you’re exploring a town on your countryside escape. But, the bag isn’t really designed for that. It’s first and foremost for photographers wanting a lightweight solution to carrying around minimal amount of gear. For more information on the Manfrotto Manfrotto Pro Light bag, you can visit the website.