Manfrotto has been on a roll with camera bags this year. Their latest, the Manfrotto Windsor Collection, appears to be aiming for a certain sense of London class and English stiff-upper-lip attitude. The collection includes the Windsor Backpack, Windsor
The collection includes the Windor Backpack, Windsor Messenger (in small and medium sizes), and the Windsor Reporter, which falls somewhere in between a messenger bag and a briefcase. The Backpack is the largest of the bags, while the Messenger S bag is smallest.
The Backpack can carry a DSLR with an attached 70-200mm F2.8 lens, two extra lenses and a 15″ laptop, and various accessories. A tripod can be attached to the exterior of the bag using provided straps.
At the small end, the Messenger S can hold a compact camera system with a standard lens, plus one or two other lenses. According to Manfrotto, it could potentially hold an entry-level DSLR with “multiple lenses” (we assume a mix of macro and standard lenses, telephoto might be a bit much), and a tablet.
The other two bags (the Messenger M and Reporter) are capable of holding a medium DSLR with an attached 70-200mm lens, plus at least two other lenses and a tablet.
All four bags feature water repellant coating, internal dividers that are configurable, and are feature tartan pattern lining.
The Backpack is priced at $170, and down from there with the medium Messenger at $140, the Reporter at $130 and the small Messenger at $120.
For more details check out the press release below.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (November 17, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, announces the launch of the Manfrotto Windsor Collection, a stylish addition to their Lifestyle camera bag offering. The Windsor Collection features genuine leather trim, premium water-repellent fabric and metal details. The interior of each model is enhanced with a tartan pattern lining. This collection was designed for photographers who enjoy traveling in comfort while having their equipment within easy reach.
- Superb quality photography carrying solutions
- Carry gear safely, comfortably and in timeless style on field trips
- A variety of models to hold different equipment configurations
- The perfect bags to explore with – even when not taking pictures
The new Collection caters to a variety of photographic styles:
The Manfrotto Windsor Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLRs – a perfect choice for field trips, this bag features a removable padded internal compartment which holds a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200 mm lens attached and two additional lenses. Equipment is always at hand through the quick-access side opening, so no shot is missed. All delicate essentials stay safe in the top compartment. The internal photography insert can be removed to turn what is a camera backpack into a traditional one. A padded compartment fits a 15” laptop and two adjustable leather straps on the front of the bag keep a tripod secured.
The Manfrotto Windsor Camera Reporter Bag for DSLRs is a shoulder bag designed to keep photography gear safe in flawless style. It fits a medium DSLR with a 24-70 lens attached, an additional 70-200 mm lens and up to two standard lenses. When photography is not on the agenda, it remains a perfect bag for everyday use. With plenty of pockets, it keeps personal items and a 13” laptop securely organized. It also features a hidden side pocket to store a water bottle and two adjustable leather straps on the front of the bag which can keep a tripod secured. An adjustable shoulder strap and shoulder pad provide additional comfort.
The Manfrotto Windsor Camera Messenger for Compact System Cameras come in two sizes, Medium and Small. The Medium size fits a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200 mm lens attached and two to three additional lenses. A 15” laptop is kept safe in its own padded compartment. The Small size holds a Premium Compact System Camera with a 24/70 lens and two additional lenses. It features a safe compartment for a tablet. All personal items can be safely stored on the inside and outside zippered pockets. The adjustable shoulder strap and the shoulder pad provide additional comfort. A zippered top opening gives you the ability to access your gear in the fastest way possible.
All four models are engineered with internal dividers, providing maximum protection for photographic equipment and other electronic devices. Lenses and accessories are kept safe in the special protection areas at the heart of the bags. The dividers can easily be configured to accommodate varying photography equipment requirements.
MB LF-WN-BP Lifestyle Windsor Backpack $169.99
MB LF-WN-RP Lifestyle Windsor Reporter $129.99
MB LF-WN-MM Lifestyle Windsor Messenger M $139.99
MB LF-WN-MS Lifestyle Windsor Messenger S $119.99