Your gear is worth protecting. Sure, the extra cases and compartments might feel like overkill at times, but don’t you feel better knowing your precious, expensive tools aren’t jostling around in your bag or collecting dust on a shelf? Protection is not only important in case of an accident―it ensures the longevity of your gear. Today, we are spotlighting protective accessories with Ruggard, a brand that spans a wide array of camera bags, cases, rain covers, battery pouches, dry cabinets, and so much more.
Bags on Bags on Bags
Anyone who has any sort of camera or audio gear, laptops, and so on, will want and eventually need a bag to transport those items safely and conveniently. Ruggard has a bag to fit just about any carrying need you could think of, so let’s start with photo bags.
A popular shoulder bag due to its practicality and spacious interior, the Journey 44 can hold larger-sized DSLRs, as well up to four lenses and other accessories. The interior dividers come with a hefty amount of padding to ensure that your gear stays safe and, more importantly, cozy.
Designed to keep your camera close and accessible, the water-repellent Hunter Pro 45 allows you to carry a medium-sized DSLR with a lens in a minimal form factor. There are several additional compartments spread throughout the bag, allowing users to keep track of all necessary photo peripherals such as memory cards, batteries, lens caps, etc. There are several iterations of this model in different sizes to best suit your camera and lens of choice.
A timeless classic, top tier, the ol’ reliable Thunderhead 75 backpack is a DSLR and laptop combo carrying machine. For those who want to be a walking production and post-production house, you simply cannot go wrong with this installment, because it not only has room for a full-size DSLR and nine lenses, but a 17-inch laptop, as well. On top of that, several exterior and interior pockets are available to make sure everything you need for a long photo excursion has a place to call home.
Point-and-shooters listen up! The Lyra camera pouch line was designed to allow you to carry your camera snugly via a shoulder strap or on a belt. Its clamshell opening and weather-resistant nylon not only make accessing your camera incredibly quick, but they also ensure that unwanted elements don’t find their way to your precious.
For those who enjoy the practicality and spaciousness of the Thunderhead 75 but aren’t fond of only being able to carry gear on their backs, the Optica 15 comes with two wheels and a fully retractable handle. Additionally, this bag is loaded with a variety of other features, such as expandable side pockets for increased interior space, a tripod carrying system, hide-away shoulder harness, touch-fastening dividers, and more.
Accessory Cases and Pouches
For those accessories on the smaller side, Ruggard has an expansive list of cases and pouches designed for all your smaller tools.
The Leda line features a variety of memory card cases, each of which is designed with a polycarbonate exterior shell and a molded-rubber lining. Within the lineup, users can pick between cases that hold CFexpress cards, SD cards, microSD cards, CFast, and XQD cards. Regardless of which you end up with, you can be assured that your cards will be snug, secure, and protected in these durable little cases.
Storing and transporting batteries is an utmost necessity when working in any technological environment; Ruggard’s battery pouches help you carry your batteries around and can be strapped onto your belt for quick access.
Proper cable management and storage is a crucial aspect of maintaining and ensuring the longevity of your cables. The EPP-CCL helps you organize cables safely in a portable, simple manner. The window display makes navigating and quickly accessing the bag extremely simple, and its weather resistance keeps the elements out and your cables dry. The case comes in an 8 x 8" model and a 4 x 8" model.
A simple but useful addition to the list is the padded equipment wrap. These water-resistant 420-D nylon wraps are built with one goal in mind, and that is to act as a cushion for your more delicate pieces of equipment, such as camera bodies, lenses, and anything else that is considered fragile. By wrapping it around your equipment of choice, your gear becomes shielded not only from environmental elements but also from impacts that would normally cause damage to unprotected gear.
Designed to keep your most important electrical components moisture, dirt, and dust free are Ruggard’s Electronic Dry Cabinets. These cabinets are electronically controlled to reduce humidity levels precisely, which in turn prevents corrosion or natural damage that can occur over time due to excess humidity. The cabinets come stocked with padded shelving, interior LEDs, combination locks, as well as adjustable feet that can be leveled on surfaces that are not flat. They come in a variety of styles and shapes to accommodate a wide range of gear; the EDC-600LC is currently the largest cabinet option available.
Speaking of keeping your equipment moisture free, Ruggard’s rain shields boast a water-resistant 210D ripstop nylon that makes busting out your camera of choice in inclement weather an absolute breeze. By locking it onto your shoe mount and cinching the front cord around your lens, your camera becomes a rainproof machine.
This list features just some of the many products that Ruggard has designed to keep your equipment in tip-top shape. From rain covers to photography bags, there is a little something for everyone. Which of these products from Ruggard would you like to implement into your day-to-day life? What do you think would benefit you the most and why? Let us know, below!