Like Magic, This Bag Converts: Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III Review

Backpacks distribute weight on both shoulders for more comfort, but shoulder bags offer fast access to gear. For photographers stuck in the middle, there’s the Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III camera bag. Part backpack, part shoulder bag, the Advanced Hybrid III allows photographers to convert from a backpack to a shoulder bag with just a few zips and clips. But, is the Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III a useful convertible, or is it a bag that’s just stuck in the middle?

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Manfrotto’s New Stile Line of Bags Think They’re Cool Because They Spell Style Wrong

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Manfrotto has shown that they’ve created some stylish items before: especially with their leather photographer gloves that we reviewed a while back. But today, they’re introducing their new Stile line of camera bags that they say fuses Italian design (hopefully someone from Milan is making these) and functionality.

The new line, despite scant details, includes slings, messenger bags, backpacks, holsters, and more. Manfrotto is saying that each of the bags will come in three colors: black, blue and dove. Dove is interesting, but sure can be stylish and blend in well with the snow so you can avoid Polar Bears and other beasts. Black and blue are what we expect to be the mainstay though.

Apart from the style though, the company says that each bag has extra padded removable inserts for total customization of the inside. Plus, there are pockets…and stuff.

No word on pricing or availability yet. Maybe we’ll hear something around Fashion Week.