Manfrotto Backloader backpack is available in two sizes: S and M. This review specifically focuses on the backpack size M variant, which provides ample space and functionality for photographers on the go.

Backpack has been my trusted travel companion on photography adventures across Ireland, Norway, and the Czech Republic in the last year. Its robust design and reliable performance have proven to be invaluable during my journeys. And it looks pretty cool isn’t it?

Backpack features

One standout feature I appreciate is the backpack’s rear-opening design. Because of it I feel safe anywhere on the streets. Backload part includes dedicated pocket for my Macbook. This pocket is perfect for securely storing my laptop and provide convenient compartments for accessories. There I store Lavalier microphones, SD cards case, batteries, drone filters and more. It’s reassuring to know that my gear is well-protected and easily accessible as well.

Another fantastic aspect of this backpack is its versatility. The adjustable dividers inside the main compartment allow me to customize the interior layout. This flexibility enables me to transform the backpack into a 1/3 or 3/2 configuration, while still having additional space to utilize as a regular backpack for carrying personal items or essentials during my travels.

What can be fit to backpack

In terms of gear, I typically carry my Sony A7IV with a Tamron 28-75mm lens attached. Additionally, I bring a Sony 20mm 1.8 lens, a Sigma 85mm 1.4 lens, and a DJI Air 2S drone. Furthermore, the last thing I change in my backpack is either the Tamron 150-500mm lens or the Manfrotto MVG220 gimbal. However, the backpack accommodates all of these items comfortably and provides adequate protection for each piece of equipment.

In addition, the Manfrotto backpack has proven its versatility by accommodating my Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon Fibre tripod on the side. Moreover, the backpack’s expandable design allows me to securely attach and carry the tripod, ensuring that I have all the necessary equipment for capturing stable shots in various shooting scenarios.

Overall value

Overall, the Manfrotto Prolight 2 Backloader M backpack has exceeded my expectations as a reliable and versatile photography bag. Its ability to withstand the rigors of travel, combined with its thoughtful design features, make it an excellent choice for photographers who value convenience, organization, and protection for their gear. Whether I’m exploring breathtaking landscapes or capturing memorable moments in urban environments, this backpack has consistently delivered the functionality and peace of mind I require.

Vojta Kosobud
Vojta KosobudDigital Content Creator
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