Organizing Our Gear for the New Year

Filed in Products by on January 6, 2012

January is a great time of year to clean out closets, review upcoming expenses, and even tackle that messy garage. But what about your camera gear? Over time we tend to collect lenses and other accessories. How are you storing them? On shelves where they’re exposed to dust? In various camera bags? Desk drawers?

One of the best systems for protecting your equipment in an organized manner is with a roller bag. You can create compartments for each item, with everything clearly visible when you open the bag.

Open - Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150 AW

When it’s time to go on a shoot, you can select the pieces you need and put them in your favorite backpack or shoulder sling. And if it’s a big assignment, just take the entire roller with you. If you review the options on the Lowepro Pro Roller x-Series page, you’ll see that there are a variety of sizes to accommodate the amount of equipment you use.

Rollers are easy to store. They don’t take up much room, even in the tightest quarters. Yet, you have bodies, lenses, flashes, and other accessories readily available… and protected. While you’re organizing the rest of your life in this New Year, consider treating yourself to a sturdy, efficient, and handsome roller bag. What a great way to start 2012.


Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.

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Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Lynda.com. Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story (www.thedigitalstory.com) that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at DStory@lowepro.com

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  1. Marcus says:

    When I am out on the job, a LP Classified is what I use.

    The Roller Pro is what I am looking for to safely travel with my $50,000 investment in equipment between jobs.

    I am entrusting your bags with gear worth more than my car. On planes. In cars. On boats. On trains. On helicopters. Even on a camel more than once.

    I need the best. I need Lowepro.

  2. Saad Ahmed says:

    With the start of the new year new project comes around from orphan house photo shoots to the covering of different school events, fashion shoots and event coverage. what stays with me all the the time is my lowepro and my shooting buddy my very own camera :)

    pro roller x series is one of my all time favorite, ample spacing with ultra portability,currently i use to carry my equipment in three different bags at one time :(

    But with my very own pro roller x series i can rule the world and like always lowepro my camera caretaker whom i can trust :)

  3. Greg L. says:

    I have been storing my gear in slingshot aw100 but I’m finding out that I need more storage space as my collection of camera gear grows. The Lowepro Pro Roller x-Series bag would be the perfect solution!

  4. Ben T says:

    I am heading out of town in a few weeks and I am actually contemplating to store camera gear & lenses in my jacket pockets because I don’t own a “airline approved” backpack that can haul my gear. Having a roller would take the stress out of leaving home and focus more on the time off and taking pix than stressing/risking gear loss or damage

  5. Chen Yongsheng says:

    This will help me reduce my back pain. Ouch.

  6. Chen Yongquan says:

    To carry my other Lowpro bags. Yes you heard me right, bag in a bag.

  7. David Kim says:

    I am already carrying too many lighting equipments too!!
    This bag will really help me to carry all my gears!!!

  8. Greg Jaeger says:

    I always get hassled I can’t carry all my wife’s bags to or from the car when on travel, and having my gear in a roller bag would allow me to carry two more of my wife’s bags. Plus, then she won’t mind all my gear coming with us if we had the Lowepro Pro Roller x200.

  9. Billy Jay Gelle says:

    I will used it every time i travel with my wife she like me to take picture of her all the time and i want to carry all my gear. This will be a nice case for me to carry all my gear.

  10. Maureen OKeefe says:

    This bag would be great to carry all my camera gear when traveling overseas.

  11. Jeff Whitford says:

    This bag will actually fit my new D700

  12. Ruben Co Jr. says:

    I will use this bag to store all of my camera equipment when not in use because it is more organized this way and more protected. If the job calls it, I’d take this bag with me.

  13. Que says:

    I’d use this bag to keep my gear nicely organized for shooting event gigs!

  14. Oliver Ian Atienza says:

    This is by far the most functional, elegant, eye-catching Lowepro product I’ve seen. I’m still trusting the “Original” :)

  15. LIM HAN says:

    This bag will help me transport my camera equipment to work in school on the Water Village in Brunei Darussalam where i am a Teacher and a photographer to my students.

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