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It’s the sub­tle dif­fer­ences that can make or break a rolling bag, so it’s worth con­sid­er­ing these things be­fore you splash your cash

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Flight friendly

A bag of 55x35x23cm or smaller will see you through most air­line check-ins, but travel light, as many air­lines won’t al­low more than 10kg of carry-on lug­gage.

Di­vide and con­quer

Most bags con­tain a three col­umn lay­out, so over­all in­te­rior width is crit­i­cal when pack­ing larg­er­diam­e­ter lenses. Wellde­signed di­viders can adapt to su­per-tele­photo lenses, or even to stow video light­ing.

Built to last

Roller bags can take a lot of abuse. Qual­ity, user­re­place­able wheels should roll with the punches, while re­in­forced outer corners and tough­ened un­der­sides add ex­tra longevity.

The com­plete pack­age

Car­ry­ing cam­eras and lenses is just the start. Look out for bags that boast a lap­top slot and tri­pod at­tach­ment sys­tem. Easy-ac­cess outer pock­ets are a bonus, as is a com­pletely re­mov­able in­ter­nal com­part­ment. Lit­tle ex­tras A roller bag with a pair of back­pack straps is great when ne­go­ti­at­ing stairs or rough ground. Ex­pand­able com­part­ments can be use­ful, and some bags will even carry a drone.

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