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Manfrotto Advanced2 Range of Camera Bags Announced

- 5 years ago

A new selection of 5 shoulder bags, 3 holsters and 6 new backpacks, designed for advanced photographers with an urban lifestyle has been unveiled by Manfrotto.

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The new Advanced2 Gear backpack [open] from Manfrotto.

This new Advanced² range of carrying solutions from Manfrotto offers simple and secure safety systems keep your gear safe while you’re on the move, whilst offering minimalist urban style and premium materials.

The Advanced 2 range is the new version of the brand’s Advanced series has been designed for busy advanced amateur photographers looking for reliable and functional bags to transport their precious gear.
The new bags suit most camera types, from DSLRs and mirrorless cameras to drones and handheld camera gimbals to boot.

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The new Advanced² range from Manfrotto in its entirety.

The Advanced² backpack range includes the Compact, Active, Gear, Fast, Hybrid, and Travel models, offering a complete choice of configurations for differing personal preferences. The range features advanced protection systems to keep camera kit safe and is designed to maximise comfort with sternum straps and padded back panels.

The new bags are all water-repellent and have a rain cover to protect your kit from the worst weather and boast new tripod holders, storage systems for photographic gear, laptops, tablets, and personal items.

Advanced2 Compact backpack

Great for travelling light with a mirrorless, and one or two additional lenses, and 13” laptop/tablet, personal effects, and compact tripod. It has easy top access to photo kit, bottom access to personal items, and comes in at £89.95 [RRP].

Advanced2 Active backpack

WIll take a similar selection of gear and a 14” laptop, has a bottom compartment to keep photo kit safely organised, a top compartment for other items, with a tripod attachment and water bottle pocket on the outside. It comes in at £99.95 [RRP].

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The new Advanced2 Active backpack from Manfrotto.

Advanced2 Gear backpack

Offers a full access front compartment for a full-frame CSC, three extra lenses, foldable drone, handheld gimbal, as well as a 15” laptop and tablet. Personal items are kept in the compartment above, and a full-size travel tripod attaches on the outside. Its price is £114.95 [RRP].

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The Advanced2 Gear backpack from Manfrotto.

Advanced2 Fast backpack

Will hold a Pro DSLR, four extra lenses and flash in a full-access photography gear compartment you can reach from 3 sides, which opens completely for rapid gear changes. Personal items are kept at the top and on the side, there is a special sleeve for a 15” laptop and tablet, and an attachment for a travel tripod onto the front. It’ll cost you £134.95 [RRP].

Advanced2 Travel backpack

Will take a DSLR, four extra lenses, or a full-frame mirrorless camera with two extra lenses and a foldable drone, 15” laptop and tablet; safely organised in two quick-access side compartments, with other items at the top. The side compartments open fully, and for effortless use on the go, slip the straps off your shoulders, rotate the pack to one side to access gear. There is a dedicated pocket for a gimbal or tripod, and a travel tripod attaches to the front of the pack. It comes in at £142.95 [RRP].

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The new Advanced2 Travel backpack from Manfrotto.

The Advanced2 Hybrid backpack

Has a new form factor in the Advanced2 group, designed to maximise versatility and to cater to the different needs of amateur photographers and is intended to transform from backpack to shoulder bag to top handle carry bag.
This model has a removable camera protection unit and dedicated pockets to organise personal gear. It’ll set you back £149.95 [RRP].

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The Advanced2 Hybrid in alternate formats for ultimate flexibility.

The Advanced2 Messenger

Organises and protects camera gear and offers a fast access feature and a chest stabiliser strap for easy carrying. It comes in at £99.95 [RRP].

The Advanced2 Shoulder Bags are smaller and come in four sizes and 3 Holster bags. They cost [from] £27.95.

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The Advanced2 Shoulder bag fro Manfrotto – one of the smaller bags from the new range.

For more info, head to the dedicated pages at Manfrotto’s website.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.