Living in NYC and having to drag gear around I have become very particular about my camera and gear bags. Comfort, size, weight, and protection are the deciding factors, then I worry if I look cool or not (you can’t go wrong with a black bag). I started looking for a small light stand case that would fit nano stands, a small umbrella and a monopod. This is usually what I use for reception lighting at weddings. After searching through all of the camera stores online, I finally stumbled across the StandBagger.
As soon as I saw the minimalist design of the StandBagger I knew I was going to have to buy one to see how well it would work. I loved the idea that it could expand and contract depending on how much gear I packed. It also does an awesome job of protecting the stands from the little nicks that most light stands end up with from being packed together.
The other thing I love about this design is how everything has it’s own slot. You can quickly tell if you grabbed all your light stands and other gear in one glance. You can also snag any particular light stand you are looking for without having to unload your whole bag.
The StandBagger Original comes in 3 sizes. Model 6 has 4 pockets and can accept 24" in length, Model 8 has 6 pockets and can accept 34" in length, and Model 13 has 5 "double" pockets and can accept 44" in length.
You should be able to find the bag to fit your needs with those choices. Prices range from $65 to $120 plus shipping. If you are not a fan of the roll up design, they also carry the Grab 'n Go series which is one large bag with two outside pockets for your speedlights.
If you think the StandBagger is what you have been looking for check out their website and place your order.
This is not an advertisement for the StandBagger and they did not ask me to write this. I bought the StandBagger on my own and wanted to share the great experience so far.