Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55
55 x 35 x 23cm, 4.9kg www.manfrotto.co.uk
The Reloader-55’s boxy design and 55x35x23cm external dimensions fully utilize the carry-on size limits of most airlines. That gives it the most practical interior layout here, rivalled only by the Think Tank bag. You can also fit a 17in laptop and 10in tablet in slots on the outside of the front flap for easy access, and the underside of the flap contains plenty of pouches for filters and memory cards.
Compared to the featurepacked Calumet bag, the Reloader’s extras are more subtle. One nice touch is an integrated zipper locking point on the side of the bag that’ll secure the main zippers more elegantly than a padlock.
It nails the basics though. Extra-thick dividers are sized to fit perfectly around full-frame kit, giving unmatched gear support and protection. The tough exterior is well reinforced on key wear points and includes user-replaceable wheels of a common size.
Pros Excellent interior and exterior quality; good kitcarrying capacity Cons Doesn’t come cheap; comes up short on extra features We say
A serious investment, but a great combination of practicality and quality Overall score