Hex releases new camera backpack and sling as part of its 2018 Ranger Collection
Bag and accessory manufacturer Hex has shared its latest pair of bags as part of its 2018 lineup, the Ranger Collection. The collection consists of a clamshell backpack and a sling backpack that are "designed to be discrete and street-ready for the modern photographer."
The Clamshell Backpack is constructed of water-resistant 500D Cordura nylon and uses what Hex says is a patent-pending clamshell design. It features a typical internal foam divider system that can be arranged to fit your equipment and uses YKK zippers with metal pulls to access the compartments.
According to Hex, you can expect to fit one or two DSLRs and a few lenses, ranging from small primes to telephoto zoom lenses. There are also dedicated pockets for your phone and laptops up to 15 inches. A hidden rain cover is also included for when the weather takes a turn for the worst.
Like the Clamshell Backpack, the DSLR Sling is constructed of water-resistant 500D Cordura nylon and YKK zippers with custom metal pulls. One of the most interesting details about the DSLR Sling is its ability to pack down flat when the bottom panel is removed, making it easier to travel with as an auxiliary bag.
The DSLR Sling can carry a non-gripped camera body and a lens or two, depending on what glass you're using. It's not large enough to fit a laptop, but there are dedicated faux-fur lined pockets for smartphones and even smaller tablets.
The Hex Clamshell Backpack and DSLR Sling are available through Hex's online shop. They retail for $199.95 and $99.95, respectively. Both bags come in black and camo colorways.
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