Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55 – Roller Carry-On Camera Bag

A few months ago, we saw the announcement of the Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55: a new international carry on camera bag. We caught up with them at Inter BEE 2016 to check out the new roller.

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55

Manfrotto has been steadily upping its bag game since absorbing Kata some 2 years ago.

pro-light-reloader-55_8The Pro Light Reloader-55 is one of Manfrotto’s newest roller bags, built to the maximum of international carry on sizing.

As expected with any bag of its kind, the main compartment is well equipped with padded dividers, and the red flexi sections make it particularly easy to spec up the inside to your exact requirements.

Despite being billed a carry-on roller, the Reloader-55 still features a TASpro-light-reloader-55_11 approved lock for added security. Travellers will also appreciate the well-built wheel system that can also be easily replaced should any breakage occur.

The Roller is water repellant, and also features a rain protector for harsher weather conditions.

You can squeeze up to a 17” laptop and 10” tablet in separate compartments, and the exterior side has a pocket and anchor points for connecting small tripods and light stands.

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The lid has a host of interior pockets, some of them webbed to quickly identify contents. The lid is also supported with two removable strap supports.

There’s not much else to say about the Pro Light Reloader-55, except a few specifications on size and weight which you can find at the bottom of this page, along with links on where to get it. Here’s also what Manfrotto has to say about some possible setups this case can hold:

“It fits typical DSLR camera sets (e.g. 3 bodies with 8 lenses), super-tele DSLR set (e.g. 1 body with 400mm f/2.8 lens attached and 3 more lenses) & camcorder with lighting set (e.g. disassembled Canon C100 with 2 light kits)”

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Specifications for the Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55

  • External (HxLxW): 55x35x23cm
  • Internal (HxLxW): 48x32x18cm
  • Weight: 4900g/10.8 lbs.
  • Laptop Compartment (HxLxW): 40x32x2.5cm
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Keith Testerman

Is this small enough to be carried on to regional jets and turbo props?

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Is the 4.9kg spec correct? That’s way too heavy for a carry on with most airlines limiting you to 7kg total per bag. You could push a few kg but with a base that heavy you may as well go a pelican which would be protective enough to check in if required.

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Good. ThinkTank needs more competition. I’d like these roller bags to be a little cheaper.