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.


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)”


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 November 18, 2016

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

Tim Fok Reply
Tim Fok November 18, 2016

Restrictions can no vary, just compare the external dimensions with your airline service guidelines

Keith Testerman November 18, 2016

In the past I have not been able to get solid information from the airlines. It seems like it usually comes down to a judgement call from the A la cart employee as you board.

Tim Fok Reply
Tim Fok November 18, 2016

Information is always on ones website, surely?

Keith Testerman November 18, 2016

You’d be surprised. (For reference I live in America and United and Alaskan fly to my airport) Usually it lists the carry on size limitations and has a small disclaimer that on regionals you may be required to check your bag during the boarding process due to smaller overhead bins and gives no size requirements for those planes. I have had a few friends with bags that fit the requirements for carry-on forced to check their bags on regionals. It always feels like a game with no solid answers.

Michael Wolf November 19, 2016

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.

T F November 19, 2016

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

Kim Marvin Albert Reply
Kim Marvin Albert November 19, 2016

Erik Przybilla 😱

Erik Przybilla Reply
Erik Przybilla November 19, 2016

Alter brutal !! 😍😍