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Moment Launch Impressive New Camera Sling
If you’re not familiar with Moment, they make some of the very best lenses for smart phones, and have built one heck of a community for film and photo creatives, dishing up pro classes and amazing festivals to a super loyal following. They’re killing it right now. And we’re total fans.
So when they dropped their second sling and it skidded across our desk, we were pretty eager to have a play.
Introducing their Rugged Camera Sling. A bag that provides that all-important blend of comfort, protection from the elements and access in a super sleek and compact form.
Two sizes, multiple gear setups
The Rugged Camera Sling comes in a 6L and 10L option to accommodate a variety of loads, whether you’re a photographer, drone user, filmmaker or all of the above.
The 6L option measures 13″ x 7.5″ x 4.5″ (33cm x 19cm x 11.5cm) and weighs 1 lb. 6 oz. (622g). The 10L sling measures 14.5″ x 8.25″ x 5.5″ (37cm x 21cm x 14cm) and weighs 1 lb. 12 oz. (790g).
Putting access front and center
Photography often requires quick and convenient access to gear on the fly. And that’s what the Rugged Camera Sling provides. The sling can be swung from your back to your front without needing to take the bag off. A top-loading dual zippered opening reveals your gear for easy retrieval or storage, and once you’re done you can sling it back out of the way to get on with the task at hand. And for added functionality, the sling’s ambidextrous shoulder strap suits both left and right-handed users.
Getting on top of organization
Keeping camera gear organized helps to protect it and make it more accessible. So Moment have included two removable padded dividers that allow you to create compartments for organizing various gear setups. Additionally, the interior features a slip pocket for a tablet and a zipped pocket with its own internal organization to store smaller accessories and day-to-day items.
The sling fits up to an 11-inch tablet and also provides tripod attachment straps with magnetic hardware for ease of use. Plus with a zipped exterior pocket and a key clip, you’ve got somewhere to stash frequently used items too.
Add in the sling’s well padded construction and you’ve got yourself a reliable grab-and-go camera bag to keep gear tidy and protected while you focus on getting those epic shots.
A material difference for weather protection
Inclement weather poses a big risk to camera gear. However, the Rugged Camera Sling takes a unique and sustainable approach to weather protection. It’s made with NorthPak, a tough and waterproof fabric crafted from 100% recycled polyester fiber and film. Made by the sailcloth experts at North Sails, the fabric results in significantly less CO2 emissions than manufacturing virgin nylon or polyester fabric. Adding to the protection are water-resistant YKK zippers, ensuring your gear stays safe and sound whatever the weather has in store.
Comfort that’s ahead of the curve
Even small camera gear setups can be heavy to lug around. So Moment designed the sling with a padded winged back panel that curves around the body for comfortable carry over extended periods of time.
The sling also has a wide and padded quick-release strap to help distribute weight effectively for increased comfort, while an included stability strap keeps the load stable and secure during active use.
Placing priorities in the frame
Camera bags should provide tough, protective builds. They should offer effective gear organization. And they should deliver a thoughtful approach to carry comfort. But they don’t always do so. The Rugged Camera Sling appears to address all three needs, and in a classy design that suits professional settings as much as casual personal use. If you’re interested in adding the bag to your carry quiver, the Moment Rugged Camera Sling is available to pre-order now, with shipping expected around 1 to 5 June 2020. And starting at $89.99 USD, it’s one heck of a good deal!