Manfrotto Releases Six New Carry-on Roller Bags for Camera Gear

Manfrotto Releases Six New Carry-on Roller Bags for Camera Gear

If you travel with gear, you know one of the most important rules to follow is to carry on all the cameras and lenses and pricey equipment you can. The expanded line of Manfrotto's Pro Light Reloader carry-on trolleys are designed to meet these needs of traveling creators.

The headline features of the Pro Light Reloader collection, according to Manfrotto, are their security, protection and durability, and lightweight design. All bags are sized within international carry-on restrictions, and some even fit domestic flight guidelines. Of course, check with your airline to confirm their current bag size restrictions as these may change over time.

Pro Light Reloader Air-50

The Pro Light Reloader Air-50 measures 13.98 x 7.87 x 19.68 inches and can fit a DSLR with 70-200mm lens attached, plus another camera body, 3 to 4 lenses, and a 15-inch laptop. It's priced at $329.99 and is available now.

Pro Light Reloader Air-55

Sized at 13.98 x 9.06 x 21.65 inches, this larger Pro Light Reloader Air-55 model can fit a DSLR with 400mm lens attached, a second camera body, 3 to 4 lenses, and a 17-inch laptop. The Air-55 is priced at $379.99 and available now.

Pro Light Reloader Switch-55

Manfrotto's Pro Light Reloader Switch-55 is 13.98 x 8.66 x 21.65 inches and can be converted from a roller bag to a camera backpack with the inclusion of its padded shoulder straps. When not in use, the straps can be tucked into the front pocket. This carry-on roller fits a DSLR with 400mm attached, a second camera body, 3 to 4 lenses, and a 17-inch laptop. It's priced at $389.99 and available now.

Pro Light Reloader Spin-55

The Pro Light Reloader Spin-55 features a polycarbonate shell and measures 13.98 x 8.66 x 21.65 inches. Inside, the Spin-55 fits a DSLR with 70-200mm attached, plus another camera body, 3 to 4 lenses, and a 15-inch laptop. This roller bag costs $399.99 and is available now.

Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 Low Lid

The Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 Low Lid is a lightweight hard case design that measures 13.78 x 7.87 x 21.65 inches. The Tough-55 Low Lid case fits a DSLR with 70-200mm lens attached, a second DSLR, 4 to 5 lenses, and a removable external tripod holder can attach to the front. The Tough-55 Low Lid model is priced at $299.99 and is available now.

Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 High Lid

The Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 High Lid model shares many of the same features as the Low Lid, however it measures 13.78 x 8.86 x 21.65 inches which can fit a DSLR with 400mm lens attached, a second DSLR, and 3 to 4 additional lenses. Both Tough-55 cases have a IP67 waterproof rating. The Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 High Lid is priced at $329.99 and is available now.

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12 Comments

Rob Mitchell's picture

Can't look, won't look. I've already got a boat full of ThinkTank bags and rollers.
Nope, definitely not looking.

I want a bag that is bigger on the inside than the outside and no matter how much I put in it, it will still weigh 5kg :-] Boring physics… lol

michaeljin's picture

If only the Bag of Holding existed in real life...

michaeljin's picture

I'm not sure you could carry that on a plane, though. 🤔

Jeff McCollough's picture

You wouldn't need a plane hahaha

michaeljin's picture

This is true...

As far as I know, most of carry-on allowances stop around 7-9 kg. So, 3.5-4.5 kg of this bags won’t help me to carry a lot...

Adam Ottke's picture

I don't know anyone that's ever stuck to this... My carry-on is regularly 20kg+. I've only had an issue once in Chile, but it worked out..I just pushed and pushed and they finally just said whatever.

Most airlines give you a "Personal Item" and a "Carry-on". I use my camera backpack (Lowepro ProTactic 450) as my personal item. I then use a Pelican 1510 for my Profotos. (The 1510 perfectly meets all carry-on specs.) In the last 18mos. I've flown with that gear combo to 20+ countries on 5 continents and it's never been an issue.

Tim Gallo's picture

So often overlooked problem that I want to discuss is rollers (gear, wheels? not sure the proper word) itself... manfrotto uses rollers that are not very durable with time and are noisy on some roads (probably because there is a lot of plastic in there? i dont know) and what i see from the pictures - they still use the same ones.

so
what i did is i changed the rollers of my manfrotto pro roller case(not sure the model now) to a silent-rubber-made, basically roller-skate, wheels... and its unbelievable silent and smooth now. depending on the model of your rolling bag - you can actually swap the rollers/wheels to actual roller-skate ones with different colors and stuff, pretty cool

Just got back from a trip to Panamá, I lined my hard shell carry on with memory foam and fit all this gear perfectly (with each lens inside a protective pouch):

Tamron 150-600, 24-105L, 135L, 50mm, 14mm, TC, two full frame bodies, a flash and batteries/cables.

Cost: free! I already had the carry on and foam.

But I still want one of those Manfrotto carry on bags for next time : )