We were looking for a case to consolidate cameras, lenses and camera related gear for video shoots. Ideally we wanted to fit 2, possibly 3 small video cameras or DSLRs, multiple lenses, cabling, batteries/chargers and camera/lens accessories in this unit.
The adjustable sections are great and they are high quality...something you pay a LOT extra for with other solutions like Pelican cases. I also like the handly, removable padded top piece, which gives added protection to expensive gear. Everything fits comfortably in the case but I was surprised at how heavy it is when loaded. Certainly a trade-off since we went from carrying 3 bags/cases of camera/lens gear to one.
It's a very nice kit bag at an unbeatable price and it's held up very well over the 6 months we've had it, showing almost no wear and tear. The problems I have with it (same as the large case/kit bag) are as follows:
-There is a handle ONLY on one end. A bag this size really needs matching handles on each end. This REALLY should be fixed on this unit and would be a great improvement.
-The wheels only roll smoothly at certain angles, mainly at about 45 degrees. If you have the unit too upright or too low to the ground, the case itself drags and the wheels are almost useless.
-The case has two straps that hold the top open at about 90 degrees when opened, however they continually fold outside the zippered area when you close the top. This is just bad design in my view. I don't have a better idea for a solution, but it's a huge pain to have to constantly tuck the straps back inside so we can close the zippered top. Another design would be welcome here.
-The case has two strap on the outside that close with an overlapping, velcro wrap, Again, this is a pretty useless feature on a case this large, which is too big and heavy to throw over your shoulder and is VERY awkward to pick up using these straps. Some sort of reinforced handle or smaller reinforced strap that doesn't require this awkward velcro wrapping would be a big improvement.
Overall though, we're VERY pleased with the unit and it was BY FAR the best value to performance and size option available. If they could address the few issues above this would be the PERFECT kit bag in my opinion. We previously used Pelican cases and a KATA camera bag and this solution is WAY better overall and WAY cheaper with no drop-off in quality.
Thanks for your review. We're glad you're enjoying the kit bag. We do have a new version of the Medium and Large kit bags coming in January 2021 with an additional handle and a revised wheel design. Thanks again for your input.