Camera equipment & bags

7 Oct 2007 said

Anyone know of any good companies that make slingback or messenger bags that are slashproof and comfy?

I refused to leave camera, other valuables in the hotel room.

Should I worry about leaving stuff like that in a hotel room even if it's in a safe?
  • 7 Oct 2007 ashleightara said


    Check out Pacsafe.
    They have a range of bags and some camera straps and ‘bag inserts’.
    Hope that helps.

  • 7 Oct 2007 MJ said


    ahsleightara hit the nail on the head. They make an awesome camera strap and have some good back packs. Also check out a local good camera store there are tons of backpack camera cases to choose from. I saw many good ones at Ritz/Wolf Cameras but they were pricy. I have the pacsafe 200, sling safe 50 and the portable safe as well as the camera strap. They make a good product. REI online also has some pacsafe products. And ships within 2-3 days.

  • 7 Oct 2007 said


    thanks Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

    Do you find that the Pacsafe 200 can fit a large camera?

  • 8 Oct 2007 timtam said


    Does anyone know somewhere in Australia to buy the pacsafe products?

  • 8 Oct 2007 MJ said


    It depends on how large the camera is I have a canon reble digital slr xti and it fit just fine. It does hold alot. With extra room. I think the city safe 200 is the best way to go has a spot for a water bottle on the side too.

  • 8 Oct 2007 said


    great thanks Melanie!

    does the strap of the 200 hurt your shoulders….my concern was going out at night…does the bag get in the way of dancing? lol

  • 8 Oct 2007 MJ said


    I don’t know I took my small camera and left the huge bag and huge camera in the safe in the hotel room. I took the small slingsafe50 out at night. No the straps never hurt my shoulders but i’m also kind of use to it.

  • 16 Oct 2007 Laurenic said


    stocks all of the Pacsafe stuff and is free delivery!! That’s where I bought my shoulder bag it’s slashproof, tamer proof etc…

  • 16 Oct 2007 ashleightara said


    Laurenic – that link doesn’t work

    For Aussies, check out just do a product search by brand (Pacsafe) to see all their stock.

  • 18 Jan 2008 nazza1 said


    In perth i went to the city and found pacsafe stuff just in teh normal travel shops and stuff liek that…. they mite even hav them in myer

    Originally posted by timtam:
    Does anyone know somewhere in Australia to buy the pacsafe products?

  • 24 Jan 2008 Ringles said


    Hi, if you’re not opposed to having a larger backpack to cart around – I bought the Naneu Pro K3L backpack yesterday as am planning a trip thru Europe at the end of this year or thru next year – it has heaps and heaps of compartments, it’s really comfy to wear and has chest and waist straps, a waterbottle holder on the waist strap and a compartment at the bottom big enough to fit my canon 400D with 18-55 attached and my 50mm and 75-300mm lenses as well as possibly a speedlite.

    Has anyone else taken a backpack like this over?? Is it the best option for those with DSLR’s??

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