Carryology 2018 Best Camera Messenger Bag of the Year

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The shoulder strap tails are moved from the bottom to the sides to better distribute weight on the back

Dimensions adjusted to fit large full-frame DSLRs (with battery grip)

Added detachable Latex foam shoulder pads

Added detachable leather chest strap fastener

Built-in aluminum frame for better structure when carrying

Interior lining upgraded to Velcro-compatible medical grade microfiber

Replaced the top/bottom zipper divider with a removable Velcro divider plate to secure the insert to the top half

M size Interior Module Pockets can be velcroed to the side doors





WWII details

Replicating the historic WWII Swiss "Salt & Pepper" Rucksacks vintage elements, the Commander uses a full leather strap system.

Raincoats, tripods, jackets can be fastened by the front leather straps

The adjustable leather chest strap adds stability and comfort when carrying the Commander around.


Quick access side zipper pockets

The side zipper pockets allow direct and quick access to the main compartment when holding the Commander on one shoulder, making it easy to store and reach for your camera and gear.



A top-bottom divider plate, a velcro insert, velcro camera/lens dividers are included to organize your Commander freely.


Upgrade your Commander with optional combos

Optional velcro module pockets are available to be anchored to the side doors and the 360° medical grade velcro covered interior. A 750ml water bottle pouch could also be hung from the side of the Commander. CLICK HERE




30 x 18 x 47 cm



Main Compartment
28 x 17 x 44.5 cm


The 21 liter capacity can be divided freely by adjusting the dividers according to the user’s needs.

Bottom compartment - DSLR with lens attached + 70-200mm lens + flash
Top compartment - Can fit 3 lenses within the insert or remove the insert and fit in clothing, accessories, toiletry pouches, etc.



Side Openings
14 x 19 cm


Optional Velcro Module Pockets can be attached to the side doors. “CLICK HERE”



Laptop Compartment
38 x 27 cm


Can fit up to a 15” MacBook Pro(”CLICK HERE” for Macbook dimension comparison)



Front Pocket
13 x 25 cm


Can fit a 600ml bottle or foldable umbrella



Right & Left Zipper Pockets
11 x 17 cm


Can fit passports and A6 size memos (such as a MUJI A6 5mm or FIELD NOTES memo)



Front Zipper Pocket
26 x 17 cm


Can fit a coin pouch, passport, boarding pass, etc.



Main Compartment Zipper Lid
28 x 16 cm


Optional Velcro Module Pockets (M size x1 + S size x1 or S size x2) can be attached to the lid. Be aware of the module opening direction so that items would not fall out when opening the lid. “CLICK HERE”



Top Flap Zipper Pocket
28 x 19 cm


Can fit wallets, keys, pens, etc.



± 2.8 kg





Nylon 6,6 Cordura ® 500D waxed canvas (CLICK HERE to see more)

"Battle-distressed" cowhide leather (CLICK HERE to see more)

Ultra-strength bonded Nylon 6,6 thread

Medical grade durable micro-fiber lining, less likely to fuzz after Velcro attachments

Cotton fabric liner

Zinc alloy & brass hardware, with vintage finish

high-density EVA foam padding (entire body and dividers)

Latex foam (shoulder paddings)

bronze YKK Zippers with rustproof coating



Package Include


main bag x1

detachable shoulder pad x2

detachable chest strap x1

quick-draw insert x1

velcro divider S size (with lid) x1

velcro divider S size (without lid) x1

top/bottom divider plate x1

divider plate tab x2

T-shaped divider x1

dustproof bag x1


Take not: The “Water Bottle Pouch” is optional, NOT included with the Nomad Backpack.



Q & A


Q:  Is there warranty to Wotancraft bags?


A:  All Wotancraft products have a 3-year warranty period (“CLICK HERE” for more details).



Q:  How do I attach the pouch onto the COMMANDER?


A:  Install the pouch onto the COMMANDER’s side D-rings according to this sequence:

① Thread the strap through the upper D-ring
② then through the first MOLLE loop
③ then through the lower D-ring
④ then through the second MOLLE loop
⑤ snap the button close

When installed correctly, the pouch will be tightly secured to the D rings.



Q:  Can this bag hold a laptop?


A:  Yes, it can fit up to an 15” MacBook Pro(”CLICK HERE” for Macbook dimension comparison)



Q:  Can the laptop compartment fit A4 size files?


A:  Yes.



Q:  Where can I fit the velcro pocket modules?


A:  In the entire main compartment including the top zipper lid and on both side doors.



Q:  What is the maximum sized lens that I can fit into this bag?


A:  The bag’s main compartment is 28 x 17 x 44.5cm. After removing the top/bottom divider plate, it can fit lenses such as the Sony 600mm f4 lens (28 x 17 x44.5cm).



Q:  Is this bag water resistant?


A: The bag has been test out in rain for over an hour and the interior still remains dry.

”Click HERE” for more details of the water repellent fabric.



Q:  Is the leather water proof?


A:  No, but it is water repellent for a short while. When water is collected on the leather surface, the water will eventually seep through. Just in case the bag gets wet, please take reference from the next Q & A question “Leather Maintenance”.



Q:  How do I maintain the leather parts?


A:  “CLICK HERE” for more leather maintenance information.



If you have any questions regarding the ordering process at WOTANCRAFT, click here for more details.

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