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I have been getting a lot of questions from you guys on how I protect and carry my camera gear for shoots or on my adventures so I am hear to talk about Sovrn Republic. They are a company based out of California that produce quality gear for a great price. I am going to talk about the two bags I own and use.
First I will talk about my favorite and the one I get the most use out of, there Ambassador Bag. I use this bag for my daily use of work, bike rides, hiking and photoshoots. It is a great size bag, water resistant and very comfortable to wear especially when you are carrying some heavier gear.
It has nice breathable padding on the straps and for your back along with a nice shockproof sleeve for a laptop inside which can hold laptops up to 15 inches. It has 8 zipper compartments which really comes in handy to keep everything separated and organized.
Now they truly designed this product around a convenient way to travel and keep your items inside safe. I love they made a hidden stash pocket behind your back where you can stash your wallet, phone, keys or something delicate. And I like that I have an external headphone port as well. It is stylish, low profile and it works the best I have found holding all my gear I need for shoots no problem.
This bag has stood up great to a lot of my adventures and I think that has to do with the Ballistic Nylon Material it is made out.
The second bag I wanted to talk about is the Sovrn Drifter Bag. They have multiple colors but I own and love the charcoal bag. It is awesome for traveling and this bag is kind of like a hybrid, you can use it as a backpack or convert it into a duffle bag with a couple of zips.
It makes it really convenient to carry all your gear like your tripod, stabilizers or glidecams for large trips or shoots. I did hike the Grand Canyon using this bag as my pack which was about a 3 day 30 plus mile hike and it held up great.
My only complaint was it does not have padding on the straps and was little uncomfortable for such a long hike but would not want it to have padding since it would not be as easy to convert into a duffle bag, so I was just advise you not to do more than 15 mile hike with heavy gear and you will be fine.
My main use for this bag is when I am going overnight somewhere I use this for my clothes and necessities. It has compression straps to compact everything along with a mesh water bottle holder which I actually fit my 64 oz water bottle in it. It also has utility straps on the side which I used for my tripod and GoPro Poles.
They are both super high quality and worth the money. I do not ever see myself switching back to my other camera bags. These are much more convenient, comfortable and won’t break your wallet.