Last Updated on 12/21/2016 by Chris Gampat
The never ending struggle as a photographer is finding that perfect bag. The one that carries everything you need it to without a ton of wasted space, that also looks good and matches your unique style. The one that can double as a camera bag, or a travel bag when needed.
For most of us, we never really find the one bag that covers it all, instead resorting to multiple bags for each use. This is expensive and not very space efficient (just ask my wife) but, lucky for us, there is a new option on the horizon that could be the answer to all our prayers – The 48hr Switch.
The 48hr Switch is a Backpack/Messenger/Briefcase that is currently on Kickstarter seeking the funding to launch their production run. The bag features full grain leather and British cotton canvas that will age with your bag to give it a unique look and feel over time. It will come in five style variations, one of which will no doubt strike your fancy.
The bag itself, the 48hr Switch, is based on the company’s original bag design, the 24hr Switch. The main difference, right off the bat, is that the 48hr Switch can hold a lot more despite being the same size. How does it accomplish this? It features an expandable compartment that, when unzipped, allows for a whopping 70% increase in storage capacity. That makes this a great bag for taking on trips.
The 48hr Switch also feature a padded laptop compartment, a place to put your phone, some pens, and a notepad, making this a great bag for business uses as well. Oh, and let’s not forget the camera dividers that also let the bag be used like any other camera bag. This really is an incredibly versatile bag.
The Kickstarter campaign is currently at ~$84,000, a pretty huge bump over its original goal of just $37,000. If all goes according to plan, the company says they should begin shipping the 48hr Switch in April of 2017. If you are interested in learning more, supporting the campaign, or getting one for yourself, you can get all the information over on Kickstarter, here.