Manfrotto Announces The Chicago Collection

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Calibrated for performance, designed for dynamic urban creatives

  • Functional design: Dual-sided access, enhanced comfort and premium protection (Manfrotto Slim- Tech protection system)
  • High-performance materials: Resistant and water repellent with Kevlar, Hypalon, and aluminum hardware
  • Dynamic organization: Customisable space, modular components, easily adapting from photo assignments to everyday use.

Vitec Imaging Solutions, world leader in the photography and videography, imaging equipment and accessoriesindustry brings you Chicago, the new collection of premium photography backpacks: outstanding performance andpremium design built to serve dynamic urban creatives as they live their best city life.

The Manfrotto Chicago collection consists of two photography backpacks and is the most desirable yet. The philosophy behind this assortment is to combine exclusive quality materials, ultra-stylish design, and exceptional technical features. Chicago is a multi-purpose, modular system devised to fulfil the needs of today’s most energetic promising city-based photographers.

If you’re an image-making mover and shaker or content creator and you loveusing the coolest, most powerful and versatile gear, including full frame mirrorless cameras, premium laptop, handheld gimbal or drone, the Chicago collection is for you: it’s a photography bag designed to stay with you throughout your day to day experiences of life in the city, on the most epic photoand video shoots, and on to exciting weekend getaways. 

You’ll love the carefully selected materials and design details that make this pack built to last: Kevlar® yarnfabric on the bottom part of the bag for extreme protection and durability, coated fabric with matte finish, Duraflex®buckles and YKK zippers. Moreover, external fabric is treated to make it water repellent and a rain cover is also supplied in case of extreme weather conditions.

Both the Chicago camera backpack Medium and Small models feature a removable photo insert that enables a switch from 100% photography to 100% lifestyle in an instant. The internal camera unit slips out and works perfectly as a shoulder bag when only photography gear is needed. The packs feature symmetric dual-accessorganizer pockets, so you always know where to find your gear. And when you need a handy day pack that looks as cool as you are, simply remove the camera unit and convert to a city travel bag.

The Manfrotto Chicago camera backpack Medium and Small hold a full-frame mirrorless or DSLR camera with standard zoom lens attached. On top of this, the Medium holds 3-4 extra lenses, whereas the Small fits 2-3 additional lenses, depending on size.

Both models have a top compartment designed for personal gear. They also fit a DJI OSMO Mobile in a dedicated gimbal pocket on one of the double-sided flaps. Moreover, the Chicago Medium also features a media organizer pouch designed to keep your essentials media accessories to hand, including SD cards, cables and adapters. 

A separate laptop compartment on the back of the packs’ main compartments store a 14’’ laptop in the Small, and 15’’ laptop in the Medium. 

For your peace of mind, both models feature the Manfrotto Slim-Tech Protection System, which offers the benefit of more space for gear along with uncompromising protection from shock inside the bag, thanks to a slimmer, high-performance divider system. You can always have your trusty tripod with you thanks to the versatile tripod holder, designed to hold a tripod horizontally across the front or under the pack, or vertically on the front of the pack. Slip anything you need easy access to into thedouble-sided external stretch pockets on both sides.

The Manfrotto Chicago camera backpack small is available for £182.95,

The Manfrotto Chicago camera backpack medium is available for £213.45.

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Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production of professional products for photography and videography. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience and mission to supporting and simplifying the work of reporters, photographers and videographers. The Imagine More line adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of amateur photographers and supporting the surge of independent content creator.

Vitec Imaging Solutions

Vitec Imaging Solutions (VIS) is a division of the Vitec Group, a global provider of products and services for the broadcasting and imaging market. Vitec Imaging Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes high performance, premium branded products, which enable the capture and sharing of exceptional images. With a portfolio that includes nine premium brands - Manfrotto, JOBY, Lowepro, Gitzo, Syrp, Rycote, Colorama, Lastolite by Manfrotto, and Avenger - Vitec Imaging Solutions is the world's leading provider of accessories for the imaging market. In its ten key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong, the United States, Benelux and Australia – VIS is represented by its own direct distribution system, Vitec Imaging Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors.

Vitec Imaging Solutions