Bug Out Bag EXT

Some people say, bigger is better. Well, you asked for it and we delivered. The EXT is the Extended edition and it comes with more space. Carry your camera body and 4 lenses or load her up with 5 lenses while you work with your camera. In addition, we added a carry handle to make it easier for you to grab the bag and go. See below for more info.

 

What is the bug out bag?

The Bug Out Bag from Salvatore is the last shoulder bag you will ever need. Designed by professional wedding and portrait photographer, Sal Cincotta. It has been designed to be a working field bag. Meaning, your bag should make it easier for you to work and move around with your gear in the field.

Take advantage of early-bird pricing.

This bag will retail for $299 once the early-bird pricing is over. It WILL NOT be cheaper than the first round pricing. You are buying the actual bag. They are in stock and NOW SHIPPING. We are offering a VERY LIMITED run at the $249 price - so do not wait for a better deal. Once we hit our initial target, the bag will go up in price without notice.

What’s in a name? 

In the doomsday scenario or military world, the bug out bag is used to allow one to evacuate quickly with enough supplies to last 72 hours. Well, in the world of photography, we are adapting this to ensure you have everything you need to quickly grab and go. All your gear, including flashes, triggers, lenses and more.

Grab your bag and go. From your house to the car. From the car to your shooting location or your bride’s hotel room. With the Bug Out Bag, you can have confidence that everything you need is within reach and in a single easy to use bag.

What makes this the best camera shoulder bag you will ever have?

As an full-time wedding and portrait photographer, I needed a bag that met the demands of working in the field. The bag had to maximize the use of space.

One day, while sitting on a plane, I took out a piece of paper and started sketching out what I would need in a bag.

How could I get all the gear I needed in and out of my car and on-location quickly and efficiently? I was tired of always having to lug around a roller bag. More importantly, my body was tired.

On that very plane ride, the Bug Out Bag was born.

Whether you are a travel photographer, a portrait photographer or a wedding photographer, this bag gets the job done.

It's lightweight, good-looking, and functional.

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bug out bag ext // quality construction in our photography shoulder bag

 NEW // bug out bag carry handle.

NEW // bug out bag carry handle.

What makes the Bug Out Bag so unique?

Quality construction.

We went the extra distance. With a weather resistant shell and a padded interior liner for additional protection.

In addition, on the bottom, we used special 1200D nylon, plus PVC material with shockproof feet for even more protection - weather proof, wear resistant and easy to clean.

Maximizing space.

There is no wasted space in this bag. This bag is built to utilize every single inch of space. Most photographers have one long lens and several shorter ones. Most bags don’t accommodate this creating deep pockets creating a ton of wasted space.

In this bag, we built a shelf allowing for 3 shorter lenses and 2 long lenses - creating a drawer underneath for easy access to triggers, cords, and the rest of the junk we carry with us.

In addition, you can configure the bag to carry your camera and 4 lenses for easy travel.

 

Flash and battery pack holder.

The bag is built for the active photographer. And as working photographers, We typically have flash and battery packs along with a host of other accessories.

The 1.5in attachment bands allow the bag to be customized to your specific needs through the use of clips or standard clip hook D-Rings. 

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The Lens-Swapper.

One of my favorite features, this bag is built to allow you to work in the field and acts like a second set of hands. There is nothing worse than killing one of your pockets to act as a lens changer or worse yet, putting your lenses on the ground, under your arm or any of the other insecure places you use to swap your 2k lens.

The Lens-Swapper allows you to securely change your lens in real time. It becomes your extra set of hands and ensures you never lose or drop your expensive equipment.

And no matter where you go - the bug out bag is ready to grab and go.

 lens swapper - securely swap your lenses.

lens swapper - securely swap your lenses.

 

The Lens Swapper // Step by Step

 step 1 // open lens swapper and remove lens from camera.

step 1 // open lens swapper and remove lens from camera.

 step 2 // place lens securely in the lens swapper pouch.

step 2 // place lens securely in the lens swapper pouch.

 step 3 // grab new lens from bag and attach to camera body.

step 3 // grab new lens from bag and attach to camera body.

 step 4 // remove lens from lens swapper and place securely back in bag.

step 4 // remove lens from lens swapper and place securely back in bag.

 

Key Features (see pics below too)

  • Weather resistant construction

  • Waterproof YKK zipper provides quick access to main compartment

  • Shock proof foot cushion

  • Quick release buckle for easy access

  • Business card holder

  • Dual zipper pockets on inside top cover

  • Reinforced lens-swap pocket lined w/ micro fiber for extra lens protection

  • 3 - card pockets each capable of holding 2 SD cards and 1 CF card

  • Quick access storage compartment bottom with 2 expandable velcro pockets on flap

  • Removable quilted dividers 1.5” attachment bands on side panels

  • 4 - slim side pockets (fits cell phone, wallet, etc)

  • 3 - expandable pockets to accommodate flashes or other gear

  • 1 - zipper compartment for your valuables (passport, wallet, cash, keys)

  • Roller bag compatible - zips at bottom for optional pocket (that can hold a 15” Mac book) when not in use with roller bag

  • Strong, adjustable nylon strap with shoulder pad for extra comfort

  • Solid steel hardware

  • External dimension: 19 x 4.5 x 11 in (48.26 x 11.43 x 27.94cm)

What can you do with it? 

Well for starters, you can take all this…

  • Configuration 1 // Store up to 5 lenses. 2 long like a 70-200mm lens and 3 shorter lenses like a 24-70mm, an 85mm and a 50mm

  • Configuration 2 // Store 1 camera body and 4 lenses.

  • 2 battery packs

  • 3 Profoto A1s or speed lights

  • Business cards

  • Cords galore

  • Triggers

  • MagMod accessories

  • Memory cards in case or in built-in card storage

  • 15in laptop

  • and more

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and do this...

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Alternate Configurations

The bag is meant for the working professional. It is completely customizable and can support your lenses and DSLR camera. Using the movable and adjustable velcro dividers you can adjust to meet your own workflow needs.

Configuration 1 // Camera and 4 lenses (2 short lenses stacked with divider where you see 35mm)

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OR

Configuration 2 // 5 lenses (2 long and 3 short)

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Specs and Improvements

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bug out bag specs

 

Strength

Another question that comes up - strength of the overall construction and how much weight it could hold.

How does a fully loaded bag with a sand bag on top sound? Sturdy enough? :)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will the bag retail for? The bag will retail for $299. Your best bet is to get in on the action early at this substantially discounted price. This $249 early-bird price will only go up from here.
  • Can the bag hold a DSLR as well? Yes. the bag was built to carry your camera. See configuration pics above.
  • What colors are available? Right now, the bag is only available in black. We will be evaluating different color options in the future, but none are planned at the moment.
  • What if I don't like the bag? We offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The bag has to be in unused condition with all the tags still on the bag.
  • Are the bags shipping? Yes. The bags are in stock and shipping. Normal turn time is 2 business days plus ship time.
  • How much does the empty bag weigh? 4.2lbs