The Ranger Collection consists of an innovative Clamshell Backpack as well as a Sling. Both bags come in all black Cordura® as well as a fresh new camo. The bags were developed over an extensive period of real-world testing and input from several top photographers. This input makes these bags unique and very intuitive, since photographers were so involved in the development process.
“We have been really involved in the photography community for many years,” says Trent Valladares, Co-Founder. “and we are very excited to have had the opportunity to include input from photographers into these bags. We think the results speak for themselves.”
The Clamshell Backpack is not only a new design, but a new concept. The patent-pending design allows the photographer total control in setting up the bag to be top, left, or right-side loading. The internal compartment structure is totally customizable with EVA foam partitions. Other features include fully padded and faux-fur lined device pockets for phone and laptop, a hideaway rain-fly, pass-thru luggage partition to allow the bag to be used in conjunction with roller luggage, a new shoulder strap design for added comfort, numerous accessory pockets, water bottle holder, security clip, molle systems, compressions straps, and tripod straps.
As you can see, this bag boasts an amazing level of functionality.
It was also important to our development group that the bags were comfortable and discrete so as to not draw attention to the expensive gear being transported.
The Clamshell Backpack retails for $199.95
The Sling was designed to go hand-in-hand with the Backpack and function as a day bag for shorter, more focused excursions. The bag has a fold-out bottom pad that allows the Sling to be packed flat and transported in a carry on, then folded out to provide full EVA foam protection when it’s time for use. There are several removable foam dividers that lend to this ability to both be a structured, protective camera bag, but also be packable as needed. The Sling includes a roomy main compartment, separate faux-fur lined pockets for both phone and tablet, compression straps, mini tripod straps, and 2 discrete stash pockets.
The Sling retails for $99.95
As part of the launch, we spent some time with renowned photographers Trashhand, Misshattan, and Travis Jensen. We developed insightful videos with all three that provide a unique window into their craft. They also share their opinions about the new bags from a hands-on perspective. Click here to view these videos.
The new Ranger DSLR Camera Bags join an already extensive and award-winning line of stylish accessories that complement the creativity of the modern lifestyle. To view the entire collection of HEX products, visit their website, or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.