Vitec Imaging Co., Ltd. released two new Manfrotto camera backpack for urban photographers: the Chicago Backpack 30 and Backpack 50.
The interior of the new Manfrotto backpacks can be accessed from three sides: from above and from both sides. The inner part for storing the camera can be used as a standalone shoulder bag. For the strap on the back of the backpack, you can attach the backpack to the handle of the suitcase on casters. The tripod can be secured using a tripod holder and a strap sewn to the front of the backpack.
The main compartment flaps have inner pockets for storing a gimbal and other accessories, and on the opposite side of the flaps are outer water bottle pockets. The rear pocket on the back of the bag can accommodate a tablet and a 13/15″ laptop.
In addition, durable and water-repellent fabrics and reliable branded parts such as YKK zippers and Duraflex fasteners are used. The Chicago Backpack 30 holds a mirrorless camera, a 70-200mm lens, 2 additional lenses, Tablet and 13-inch Laptop. While the Chicago Backpack 50 holds a mirrorless camera, a 70-200mm lens, 3 additional lenses, Tablet and 15-inch Laptop.
Backpack 30 is measuring 44 × 33 × 19 cm, weighs 1.6 kg, a slightly larger 49 × 35 × 20 cm Backpack 50, weighing 2 kg, which comes with an extra case for storing small items.
Price and Availability
Manfrotto Chicago Backpack 30 has been priced at $199.95, while the Chicago Backpack 50 would cost $239.95 and both can be purchased through the Bhphotovideo.com online store.