If you are in photo-industry, then you are familiar with Manfrotto – one of the most popular and known brand in photo industry. Manfrotto is known for tripods & their awful bags and I’m die hard fan of Manfrotto products. Recently bought the Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod, Manfrotto 498RC2 Midi Ball Head, Manfrotto MB MBAG70N Tripod Bag and Manfrotto Vivace 20 Hostler Blue Stile Bag. In this post I’m reviewing Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Blue Stile camera bag and it is obviously a shoulder bag but also meant to be placed somewhere in the middle. It is an affordable camera bag and after using it for more than 10+ days I’m quite impressed with the way it works in real life. It is designed to hold a Digial SLR and a prime lens, this bag looks pretty cool in Blue and comes with a wide shoulder strap, metal closing clip and zipped main compartment.
- For Digital SLR
- Holster-Style Design for Rapid Access
- Wide Adjustable Shoulder Strap
- Water-Repellent Nylon Exterior
- Quick Release Buckle and Zipper Closure
- Front Pocket for Power Cord, Cards, Batteries
- Lightweight and Durable
Pros and Cons
|Stellar Build Quality||Shoulder Strap not padded|
|Fairly Stylish||Strap can’t be detached or twisted like other camera bags|
|Great Padding||No Enough space to carry extra gears|
|Very Secure with Zip|
Not much enough space available, so if you are thinking to carry all your gears then it won’t be possible. I stuffed it with Canon EOS 70D Body with strap attached and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens and outside a pocket is available where I used to keep memory cards and battery without any issues.
A red dot is available on top of the Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Bag and this is bag is all about functionality & simplicity, it does not focus on lot of luxury features.
Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Bag Handling
I’m going to cover what you want to see first: the Inside. Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Bag – undo the front zip to get into the bag and it is well padded to protect your DSLR and lens.
The back of the bag is where you’ll find a handle to pick it up, although it is not padded. The wide shoulder strap is adjustable in length, although does not feature padding either, nor it is detachable.
Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Bag Performance
The zip is very secure and when opened there is ample padding, both inside to protect the camera and outside, although it does not feature a soft texture on the inside unlike other bags.
Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Bag holds Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR and 50mm f/1.8 I I lens. The front has a small pocket and it is an ideal place for storing other accessories like memory cards, cables and battery but isn’t particularly deep. The bag is reasonably comfortable to wear thanks to the wide shoulder strap.
On top of the bag, there is a zipper that allows you to access your gear really quickly and directly.
Value For Money
The bag is available for around $30 which is reasonable value for money.
Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Blue Stile Camera Bag Verdict
The Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Blue Stile camera bag does the job of holding the camera and prime lens pretty well and that too securely with lots of padding for the camera. There is a secure fastening using a zip. The strap on the bag is the biggest let down with no padding and there is also no padding in the handle. The strap is simply stitched onto the bag. If you need a quick access to camera, then this is a fine bag and you’ll quickly fall in love with it.
Specifications of Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Blue Stile Camera Bag
|Specifications||Manfrotto Vivace 20 Holster Blue Stile Camera Bag|
|External Height (H)||7.28-in|
|External Length (L)||6.5-in|
|External Width (W)||5.31-in|
|Internal main compartment height (H)||6.69-in|
|Internal main compartment length (L)||5.71-in|
|Internal main compartment width (W)||4.33-in|
|Weight||0.69 lbs (315 grams)|