Pelican ProGear U160 Urban Elite
For those who need more than just a rain cap and extra padding to protect camera gear, check out Pelican's ProGear line of bags, including the U160 Urban Elite. The bag, which runs around $180, has a crushproof camera compartment that seals watertight with an O-ring gasket keeping your equipment dry in up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes.
The main compartment is configurable with room for a body, a couple lenses, and a flash. On the inside of the compartment's door are zippered removable pouches for storing smaller items like cables and batteries, and there are additional zippered pockets on the sides, as well as hidden tripod straps.
Above the camera compartment is additional storage space with a dedicated tablet pocket and a rigid front plate to protect your stuff from impacts.
Though heavy at just more than 7 pounds, the U160 is comfortable to wear thanks to ample padding on the back and straps, an aluminum S-curve spine, and chest and waist stabilizer straps.
Also pictured is the Pelican 0915 memory card case, a $20 watertight case that holds up to 12 SD cards, six miniSD cards, and six microSD cards.
December 2, 2013 11:51 PM PST
Photo by: Joshua Goldman/CNET
| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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