Vanguard Alta Rise bags
Vanguard’s new Alta Rise bags have a secret weapon – you can unzip an extra 6cm of depth for carrying larger loads, then zip it back up to make the bag smaller again for everyday use. We took a look at the Alta Rise 28 Messenger bag, with enough space for a DX or Nikon 1 body with lens attached, two further lenses, flash, accessories and a 10-inch tablet in a padded compartment at the back. For a 13-inch laptop and more kit you’ll need the Alta Rise 33, while the Alta Rise 38 is spacious enough for a 15-inch laptop. The range also includes an Alta Rise 43 Sling Bag, as well as two backpacks: the Alta Rise 45 and 48.
First impressions_ The versatile expandable design of these bags gives them an edge over much of the competition, and keen pricing will doubtless add to their appeal.
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