It is said “that photography is really the pursuit of the perfect bag”.
This is never truer than my own experiences, I have been through various bags and cases in my lifetime of photography and whilst some seemed to work many didn’t.
Around three weeks ago I decided to purchase a Peli 1510 to house all my photography equipment this was delivered with the standard padding sold with the case and the usual fare of Velcro and padding etc. Whilst this seemed to provide some protection for my equipment it really wasn’t the solution for what is a sturdy strong Peli case, the padded inserts didn’t stand up very well and it was very difficult to adjust any size area to re design the case for other equipment.
Below shows my Peli 1510 loaded up with the standard Velcro arrangement, you can see the sides were sagging and slightly misshapen, this was after two weeks and hardly any use!
I looked around on the internet and then read and review of the Trek Pak system from the USA it seemed such a simple idea but then sometimes the best usually are!
It consists of a series of foam panels with a liner of tubes these form the walls of the bag liner, these are held together with u shaped pins linking one panel to the next – endless layouts!
It took a few attempts to work out the best system for my kit; but as you can see below the whole thing looks just a whole lot more professional and secure. My kit had pre-cut walls for the case and inserts to fix in a multitude of layouts.
The quality is second to none and the ease of adding new or different kit to the case now takes seconds and it looks and feels a lot better.
The kit for the Peli can be found here at www.trekpak.com