Wotancraft

For the past decade, Wotancraft has been expressing our love for vintage, photography, adventure, and WWII aesthetics through our creations. Pursuing "Style & Functionality" has always been Wotancraft's long term goal.

 

"Style & functionality"

 

When designing the PILOT, chief designer Albert Y. combined WWII military gear details with modern lightweight technology, creating a bag that can adapt to outdoor photography, travel, and adventure use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple design

 

"Designed according to instinct"

 

When designing a camera bag, multiple functions are often added in to fulfill different needs of a photographer, ending up with functions not even being used in the end.

“As photographers, we understand”

When designing the Pilot, Wotancraft designer Albert Y. collected feedbacks from professional photographers and only kept majorly used functions they would use. Omitting miscellaneous functions of a camera bag, users can understand and use the bag according to their instinct, allowing them to focus more on their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A true lightweight bag

 

”Deducted weight & weight distributing designs”

 

Having to carry a bulky bag for a full day of shooting, photographers often suffer from back and shoulder pains. To alleviate the soaring pains, the lightweight PILOT is designed with a soft and comfy Latex foam shoulder pad and uses swivel snap hooks on both ends of the shoulder straps, making sure the PILOT stays upright and distributes weight evenly when being carried.

Being able to be carry with ease and shot all day, a lightweight bag is an absolute necessity for a photographer.

 

”How does the PILOT achieve its feather weight?”

 

Built from lightweight CORDURA ®, the fabric is at least 60% thinner than traditional canvas, 50% lighter, 10 times more durable and also tear-resistant.

By reducing the use of leather and switching metal accessories to “Duraflex Accessories” (also used by Columbia / Patagonia / Mystery range / Lululemon), the Pilot’s net weight is kept under 900g, leaving more room to carry more gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORDURA® Waxed Canvas

 

 

 

Water Repellent, Anti-Scruff & Lightweight

 

For the love of the canvas, early Wotancraft bags were built from traditional waxed canvas. However, due to the bulkiness of traditional canvas, Wotancraft has developed a new lightweight CORDURA Ⓡ Waxed Canvas. Presented as cotton-like fabric, the new CORDURA Ⓡ canvas is soft and durable, unlike ordinary CORDURA Ⓡ that has a plastic-like texture.

With use, WOTANCRAFT waxed CORDURA ® bags will develop light shaded scuff marks, similar to the “fading” effect you find on raw denim pants. Even with the lack of leather and metal accessories, the PILOT still inherits Wotancraft’s “Vintage Soul” vibe.

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about CORDURA Ⓡ

 

 

 

 

Simple, yet practical

 

"1 + 2 Add-on Modules”

 

 

 

When planning for a trip, the Wotancraft Pilot solves the dilemma when deciding to bring along a large or small size bag.

Integrating WWII concepts with the Pilot, designer Albert Y. added 2 vertical loop strips to the front for attaching 2 optional pouches, functioning as front pockets. The optional pouches could be used individually on different occasions such as taking a stroll around the hotel during a trip.

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Pilot, click on “Features & Specs” below.

Features

 

[ Designed for Photographers ]

 

A True Lightweight Camera Bag

Built entirely from lightweight CORDURA ®, the Pilot’s CORDURA ® is at least 60% thinner than traditional canvas, 50% lighter, 10 times more durable and tear-resistant

By using “Duraflex Accessories” (also used by Patagonia / Mystery range), the Pilot’s net weight is kept under 900g, leaving more room to carry more gear

 

"Seashell Flap" Design

Similar to any other bag with a zipperless opening, the “Seashell Flap” wide opening allows quick access to your gear and prevents your gear from being scratched by zippers

 

Add-on Tactical Design

Compatible with Wotancraft Interior Modules, the Pilot camera bag also has 2 vertical loop strips for 2 new Outer Module Add-ons

 

Tripod Stabilizing Straps

Located on the bottom of the Pilot, there are 2 adjustable straps for stabilizing your tripod. The straps can hold up to a Peak Design Travel Tripod (Collapsed dimensions: length 39.1 cm, diameter 7.9 cm)

 

 

[ Designed for Travelling ]

 

Hidden Zippers

With all zippers hidden from sight to prevent pickpocketing, the Pilot is a secured bag for traveling

 

Add-on Pouches

Detached from the Pilot, the optional add-ons can be used as individual sling pouches, suitable for taking a stroll around the hotel

※ CLICK HERE for optional Add-on Pouches

 

Broaden Shoulder Strap and Padding

For a more even weight distribution over the shoulder, the shoulder strap and padding have been widened. Also, to ensure the bag stays upright at all times, a 360° rotatable ring has been added to each end of the strap

 

Travel-Friendly Details

Allowing the Pilot to sit firmly on a trolly, a luggage handle strap has been added to the back of the bag. Easy to access but hidden from sight, a hidden zipper net pocket is located in the front to place your passport and boarding pass

 

 

[ Appearance ]

 

“Triangular Side Flap” Design

Specially designed by Wotancraft, the “Triangular Side Flaps” allows the lid to be flipped all the way to the back of the bag, making it easy to access the main compartment. When closed, the side flaps on the lid prevents rainwater from seeping into the bag and avoids small accessories from falling out of the gaps

 

Vintage brass buckle

To achieve the iconic WOTANCRAFT vintage look, the hook buckle is made of brass metal with matte black coating, which develops a gradient fading with use, like a vintage Leica camera

 

 

 

Dimensions

 

Exterior (W x D x H)
40 x 16 x 28 cm

 

 

Main Compartment (W x D x H)
38 x 11 x 24 cm

 

  • Dividers included
  • Interior Module compatible
  • Able to fit 1 body + 3 lenses with laptop divider removed

CLICK HERE for more layout examples

 

 

13 Inch Laptop Divider
36 x 22.5 cm

 

Can fit up to a 13” MacBook Pro, CLICK HERE for MacBook size comparison

 

 

Front Zipper Pocket
27 x 23 cm

 

Can store coins, keys, etc.

 

 

Net Pocket within Front Zipper Pocket
14 x 16.5 cm x2

 

Can store phones, power banks, cables, FIELD NOTES memos etc.

 

 

Hidden Zipper Pocket
20 x 16 cm

 

Hidden from sight, the hidden zipper pocket can hold your passport, boarding pass, cash, etc.

 

 

Side Pockets
19 x 17 cm

 

Able to fit 500ml water bottles, foldable umbrellas

 

 

Back Zipper Pocket
32 x 20.5 cm

 

Can fit pamphlets, maps, memos, books, etc.

 

 

Luggage Strap
Opening width 21 cm

 

 

6 Slot Vertical Loop Strip
Width 2.4 cm
Slot opening 3 cm

 

※ CLICK HERE for optional Add-on Pouches

 

 

Tripod Straps x2 (located on the bottom)

 

Can fit tripods within a 27cm diameter

 

 

Weight (including shoulder strap)
± 900 g

 

 

Materials

 

Nylon 6,6 yarn Cordura ® 500D tear-proof waxed canvas(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

Duraflex Swivel Snap Hook

High-density EVA foam padding (bag and dividers)

Neoprene Scuba Fabric (shoulder padding)

Latex foam (shoulder padding)

YKK water resist zipper

 

 

Package include

 

main bag x1

laptop divider x1

dividers, large(with lid) x2

dividers, large(without lid) x1

detachable shoulder strap x1

detachable shoulder pad x1

cotton dustproof bag x1

 

 

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:  Are there any other sizes for the Pilot?

 

A:  Yes, other than the 10L photography / travel version, there is a 7L Pilot, suitable for everyday use and street photography. (CLICK HERE to check out the 7L Pilot)

 

 

Q:  Can the laptop divider fit a 13” laptop?

 

A:  With the divider, the Pilot can hold a 13” MacBook Pro. Please check if your laptop is within 36 x 22.5cm before purchasing.

 

 

Q:  How many bodies and lenses can the Pilot 10L hold?

 

A:  Without the laptop divider, the Pilot 10L can hold a full frame body + 3 lenses.

 

 

Q:  Can the Pilot 10L fit a full frame DSLR with a battery grip?

 

A:  Yes, it can hold a full full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark IV a battery grip.

 

 

Q:  Can the Pilot 10L fit a drone?

 

A:  Yes, it can fit up to a DJI Mavic foldable drone.

 

 

Q:  Is the Pilot 10L waterproof?

 

A:  No. but it is water-resistance. The interior remains dry even under heavy rain.

CLICK HERE for more details of the water-resistance fabric.

 

 

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

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