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"Tactical" Camera Bag.

For this idea, I use a Maxpedition Jumbo Versapack multi-purpose bag for a camera bag. Maxpedition gear is made very well, and designed to hold up to tough use. The bag is double-stitched throughout, and uses high quality YKK zippers.

The Jumbo is available in several versions and colors, including Black, OD Green, Khaki, Dark Blue, Royal Blue, Yellow, Red, Orange, Maroon, and even Pink. The various versions of the bag include:

  • Standard "Jumbo" version.
  • Jumbo "S" version for left side carry.
  • EDC (Every Day Carry) version with larger side pouch; removal of rain sleeve.
  • Law Enforcement version with larger side pouch; removal of water bottle holder and rain sleeve.
  • KISS version which is a stripped down version with fewer pockets and pouches.

For this project, I am using the standard - original Jumbo version.

I would recommend either the standard or "S" Jumbo or EDC versions. The EDC version's side pouch can hold most speedlights, while the standard Jumbo cannot. However, the rain sleeve for the main compartment is removed on the EDC version. But this is not a problem as I will explain later.


Maxpedition Jumbo

Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack

Style: Multi-purpose Sling Bag
Size: 13"W x 5.5D x 11H
Weight Empty: 1.8 lbs
Features: Shoulder strap.
Manufactured: Taiwan
Street Price: $85




One thing lacking in all versions of the Jumbo is a padded compartment for camera gear. But I have found that the Ape Case ACQB33 Cubeze Interior Case for Cameras is a perfect fit for the main compartment of the Jumbo.

This is my recommended solution for protecting your camera gear. And the Ape Case sleeve has it's own draw-string top enlcosure so it works well with the EDC version of the Jumbo that lacks it's own draw-string top.

Ape Case ACQB33 Cubeze


Recommended Accessories:

Ape Case ACQB33 Cubeze
Maxpedition 3-Inch TacTile - Pack Of 4
Maxpedition Barnacle Compact Utility Pouch
Maxpedition Anemone Compact Utility Pouch
Miscellaneous Maxpedition Pouches