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 Post subject: I need a good bag!!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:01 am 
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Hi, I will be leaving home for 2 years. (not sure where yet will know in the comming few months)

but its VERY likely that i will be sent to an area where people are not so honest...

So i need a locking bag with some sort of cable where they can't take off with the bag.


(The bag cannot stay with me 24/7, it is against policy to carry it with me while working)


Any suggestions on a bag?

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I don't think there are any bags designed with your specific requirements in mind.

I would suggest a bag with zips than can be locked as the normal buckles will not do. Most camera bags have all sorts of loops hanging off them for extra storage accessories so maybe you can loop a bicycle lock though one of them to tether them to a spot. Most of this accessory loops are attached quite well to the rest of the bag so probably won't be torn off.

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A determined thief will be able to get into any bag/case. Any soft bag even if tethered and locked can be opened with a knife. You could go down the hard case route but again these can be smashed or pried open.

Unless you can find some insured method of storage e.g. hotel safe then the best you will do is increase the time it takes for things to be taken.

Maybe an alarm system for the bag would help deter any criminal
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Check the biggest Camera Bag website below and go to "cases" you will find any kind of camera bag that you need. I think Lowepro Omni Pro will suit you best :wink:

http://www.cambags.com/

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If you're going to an area where theft is a problem, I'd recommend getting a bag that doesn't obviously look like a camera bag. I use a vareity of Crumpler shoulder bags and Jansport rucksacks with my cameras in jiffy bags inside for protection. Looks more discreet in my view.

You may find this article interesting:

http://www.cameralabs.com/blog/may06/29/


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Take a look through the bags from ThinkTank. One (or more) of them had steel wire woven into the fabric, so you can't cut through the outside.

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LDS mission? I too live in utah :D

and ThinkTank does make some bags that lock but I think they are more designed for airport use. Here is an example:

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/ ... a-bag.aspx

The only other solution I can think of would be to use a pelican case, those have spots for locks and such.

I think gordon has it right though, what ever bag you get don't get one that shouts "EXPENSIVE GEAR IN HERE"!

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A Google search for "knife proof soft bag" found these products...
http://www.pac-safe.com
http://www.travelsmith.com/jump.jsp?ite ... 8&sortBy=0

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I just got the Lowepro classified AW160.

Wow! fantastic. there is alot going on in that bag. Can wait till my camera equipment comes and I can make sense of it all. But gorgeous bag. really proper. Great size also. I thought it would be far too big. But it wasnt at all. the 140 must be tiny.

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you can have the nicest equipment you want. in a bag that has a sign saying how much your stuff inside is worth. Just make sure you also carry a gun. It's very difficult to run away with a camera bag when there is a bullet in your spine.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:32 am 
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ambrose21 wrote:
you can have the nicest equipment you want. in a bag that has a sign saying how much your stuff inside is worth. Just make sure you also carry a gun. It's very difficult to run away with a camera bag when there is a bullet in your spine.



I would in 2 seconds.. but where im going no guns are allowed.. but when i get back i will surely carry one. :D

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