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carrying bag for audio kit, looking an alternative lightweight to pelican.

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what do you use as carrying bag for daily works to travel with your kit, recorder (in own bag), 1or 2 windshield, radio mic etc. how do you fit all your gear?

I actually own a photo small bag with batteries, lavs accessories, transmitters, ifb, tape etc. 
I fit the photo bag, the zeppelin boom pole, my sound devices 664 in petrol bag, into a pelican trolley, but it is really heavy. 

Pelican is really great for safe transfers on an airplane, but not for daily small travel by car and or public transportation. 

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I use the Orca OR Cart for larger productions where I don’t quite know what gear is needed.And the CineBags Revolution BackPack CB25B for gigs that are more simple/prepared.

 

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It is just a bigger "urban traveler" backpag/bag padded to host a laptop computer. You won't fit a soundbag inside. The Companion is dicontinued but ther e should be similar bags on the market. 

Here are some pics (and a non-english) review: http://deuterbackpacks.blogspot.de/2009/08/companion-deuter-mochila-de-notebook-ou.html?m=1

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Over here these plastic boxes are very popular:

https://www.utzgroup.com/en/products/stacking-containers/

Look for the Rako series with lid. (grey / dark grey.) Lightweight and cheap.

They are way more sturdy than they look, you can stand on them.

The el cheapo looking white plastic closure clips are actually really good.

No need for a lock. If you want to ship something, just two tie rips will do the trick.

 

They come in a lot of sizes, all Euro sized, so they stack well in a lot of combinations, also with half open crates from other brands.

Foam sized to fit is avaialable in varous thickness.

 

Problem with Pelicase is that it does not stack on anything, and everyone who sees a pelican immediately knows there is something valuable inside.

(While the caterer on the job also has these cases for his coffee cups...)

 

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I use the sort of "wheely" briefcase/computer bag that I see lots of nerds using in the SF downtown tech world.  Could not be more anonymous, in that context...

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 I really like the look of the build quality of the Cinebags - would be great if they had 1 with a side access like some of the LowePro bags. Could set bag up so a M.P3/6 could be operated through the the side access and then zipped up and quickly swung onto the back for a fast move.

 

https://store.lowepro.com/slingshot-edge-250-aw?_ga=2.82009558.1779729650.1529094340-1538507024.1529004073

https://store.lowepro.com/freeline-bp-350-aw?_ga=2.19017208.1779729650.1529094340-1538507024.1529004073

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