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The past few weeks I have been to Spain on summer vacation and doing a lot of filming for various gear reviews. To help me with these I packed my GoPro and the TomTom Bandit action camera, which I was also testing; and I packed them into the Case Logic Konstrast Action camera bag.

Normally I have a rather large hardware suitcase (one of the grey yellow ones you pick up in a DIY store) in which I jus chuck all my stuff, camera’s mounts, chesties, headstraps, mounting pads, the whole shabang. And when I need to find something I rummage and normally find what I need. I had been looking for a measure of oragnisation and the CaseLogic provided that. I took the bag into the mountains, camping, on hiking tripsand to the beach.

The Case Logic Kontrast Review

I like the simplicity of the case, it has just a few segments, and you can change these around with small padded velcro lined seperator walls to arrange your compartement just like you like it. It fits three action cams easily, of you want, and in the small zipper closed pouch you can stow away your tiny bits. There are a number of other compartements to stow cables and Sd cards so in that sense the case works rather well. The materiaal is really good, with a solid base that can withstand some impact and can be used actually as a fairly good camera base when you place the case upside down on uneven terrain.

The case however was, in a sense too small. And that has more to do with the number of mounts an accessories I carry around and use to actually film. A headstrap fits into the case but that’s just about it: extension poles, the GoPro Jaw clamp and gooseneck which I use quite often, a chest harness and other my collection of smaller mounts will not fit into the case when packed with the camera’s. So if you do use these accessories you will need additional packing to bring it along. So either pack one camera and a very limited number of mounts or pack double.

What also crossed my mind was the necessity of packing action cams in a protective casing. In themselves the action cams are made to withstand punishment. On a trail ride I will normally just jam my camera stuff into my back pack and head off. I’ve cartwheeled over my handlebars with this backpack on my back on numerous occasion and have never damaged my cams. So in that sense a protective casing is a bit pointless.

Where it does come in handy for an essentially disorganized person such as myself, is adding that measure of organization, especially where the small parts are concerned. I haven’t lost a single mount the past weeks, and that is a good thing in itself.

So I have decided to continue using the case, and just pack it into my DIY Case along with all my larger action cam shizzle. Works out great!

Retail price: € 35,-

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Mark Stokmans

Sinds mijn jongste jeugd ben ik een zeer actief sporter in heel veel verschillende sporten: begonnen met honkbal, tennis en paardrijden later nog hockey, voetbal, hardlopen en aikido. Daarnaast sinds twaalf jaar oud into actionsports: als eerste windsurfen, later klimmen, skaten, snowboarden, mountainbiken. Gek ook op video’s maken van action sports. Verder al sinds 1990 werkzaam in de sport, en sportmarketing eerste bij de Judobond en tot eind 2016 bij NOC*NSF. Naast GearLimits in het dagelijks leven part-time werkzaam bij digitaal bureau Infocaster.

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