How Do You Carry It as Carry-on?

The topic of camera bags would probably, and will probably, take a multi-part learning topic and in the future we’ll cover that.  In the interim the question has come up several times on what I use to “carry-on” my cameras

First, if at all possible I won’t check my cameras or other valuable electronics.  In today’s world of high security checks we’re most often told to leave our luggage unlocked.  If we do lock it we’re told to be prepared to find they’ve cut the locks during security screening.  I can easily insure my gear and I do, but if my gear disappears on my way to an assignment, or in the case of an expensive vacation, the insurance won’t cover the loss of my job of the cost of my vacation.  If I can’t carry my gear as “carry-on” then I carefully pack it in military grade hard cases, use the best locks, and FedEx it (heavily insured) to my destination.

If I can carry-on my gear I want a bag that will be easy to transport through airports, is secure, and protects my equipment.  Wouldn’t it be nice if it had wheels?  Wouldn’t it be nicer if I could easily pile my regular luggage on top of my camera case and easily pull it through the airports as easily as a luggage cart?  There is such a case.

PorterCase makes a model with nice padded camera dividers, big 4” poly wheels, and a near indestructible construction.  I’ve wheeled this case, with my checked luggage on top, through airports, hotels, and all over Thailand as it’s the bag I pack when I work from my car  

PorterCase makes a model with nice padded camera dividers, big 4” poly wheels, and a near indestructible construction.  I’ve wheeled this case, with my checked luggage on top, through airports, hotels, and all over Thailand as it’s the bag I pack when I work from my car.

Yes, it’s expensive.  But I’ve tried many other products and my storage room is a testament to how many I’ve tried.  Nothing works as easily and as well as a PorterCase  

Yes, it’s expensive.  But I’ve tried many other products and my storage room is a testament to how many I’ve tried.  Nothing works as easily and as well as a PorterCase.

 

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