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2018 version
upgraded features

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

Removing zippered divider for top/bottom segments, using Velcro to secure insert to the top half

Added top/bottom section divider plate, detachable

Side zipper opening lids are now Velcro-compatible, can fit large sized Interior Module accessories to them

 

Scale
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Full-frame DSLR,
1 body + 5 lenses

COMMANDER backpack is designed for "outoor photography", capable of fitting large full-frame DSLR camera (eg. Canon 1D, Nikon D850 with battery grip), and you can access your camera from side zipper openings.

The bottom portion of the backpack can fit a DSLR camera body + lens, a 70-200mm lens, an a flash. The upper portion with Velcro-secured insert can fit up to 3 lenses, or 2 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The bottom portion of the backpack can be divided with T-shaped divider, to accommodate your DSLR, lens and flash. Or, you can fit 2 DSLR cameras, and access them through the left/right side zipper openings.

The camera tripod you need for landscape photography can be secured with the front leather fastener straps.

 

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Pressure
alleviation

The "full leather shoulder strap system" on the COMMANDER backpack is derived from WWII Swiss Army "Salt & Pepper" rucksack, using metal pin buckles to adjust the length of the shoulder strap, and using the top "auxiliary fasteners" to pull the backpack close to the body, preventing the overall weight from tilting backwards.

The detachable shoulder pads are built with Latex foam cushion, distributing weight more evenly across your shoulder muscles.

In addition, we have created the detachable "leather chest strap fastener", stabilizing weight to the center of the body, minimizing the stress from dangling backpack.

 

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Single-shoulder
maneuvering

COMMANDER's "left/right side zipper openings" and "zipper pockets" are designed to be accessed while carrying the backpack with one shoulder, unlike common camera backpacks where you need to set the backpack down and open it like a luggage.

Whether you are reaching for your camera, exchanging lens/batteries/memory cards, or dismounting the tripod, you can do them all while still carrying the backpack.

The backpack has independent laptop compartment at the back, capable of fitting 15 inch laptops.

 

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Interior Module
compatible

The 21-litre interior of COMMANDER is lined with of "medical grade microfiber", a Velcro-compatible material that allows you to freely attach Velcro dividers for better gear assortment.

After mounting and tearing Velcro multiple times, WOTANCRAFT's microfiber lining doesn't develop torn frizzy surfaces like common Velcro loop fabrics. This "fiber retention" feature will increases the life span of Velcro cohesiveness for WOTANCRAFT bags.

The left/right "zipper opening" lids also have Velcro compatible backsides, with dimensions perfectly aligning the larger sized WOTANCRAFT Interior Modules such as the battery/SD card holder (optional accessory).

You can select these Interior Module accessories from the "OPTIONAL COMBO" menu at the top/bottom of this page.

A top/bottom section divider plate is also included, you can adjust the height of this divider plate depending on the gear placement, eg. moving the divider plate higher when you have a camera body with 70-200mm lens attached.

 

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FOG CAMO
Cordura ©

Imagine a piece of military grade tear-resistant Cordura © canvas, the pinnacle of ultra-strength fabric since its invention in WWII, capable of gradually developing water-washed fading like Japanese raw denim.
 
In 2014, WOTANCRAFT developed what we nicknamed the “FOG CAMO”, a 500 Denier Cordura © fabric made of heat resistant / ultra-strength Nylon 6,6 yarn, with waxed treatment and underside water-repellant PU coating. The fabric is printed with random fog-like camouflage patterns, based on WOTANCRAFT’s original design.

Unlike most Cordura © bags, FOG CAMO bag owners can enjoy the process of "bag aging".

The surface wax coating will develop scuff marks, and the wax substance caught within the weave cavity will have different color depth against the wax scuffed away over time. This gives the FOG CAMO a "denim-fade” pattern, while functional strength of the fabric remain uncompromised.

To arrive at these comprehensive qualities, WOTANCRAFT FOG CAMO canvas costs 5 times more than regular Cordura ©. It is our signature material true to the essence of WOTANCRAFT: tough, utilitarian, with a heavy vintage sensation.

 

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Battle-distressed
cowhide

WOTANCRAFT’s vegetable-tanned full-grain cowhide leather has a distinctive battle-distressed look, which accentuates the bag with an “out of the ashes” antique vibe.
 
When you bend the leather, the oil among the leather fibers will be squeezed and shift, causing the surface to manifest a temporary dual-tone color. This is called the "Pull-Up effect", which greatly enriches the character of our cowhide.
 
Pull-up effect color shifts, leather patina development, coupled with the natural skin pores of thick full-grain leather… these remarkable features give our leather an iconic "vintage soul", which is like nothing you've seen in common chrome-tanned leather materials.

 

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Ultra-tenacity
Bonded Nylon

WOTANCRAFT knew from our camera bag making history that to build a reliable heavy duty bag, the generic poly or cotton based thread simply wouldn't hold.

We've adapted the "Bonded Nylon" thread commonly used for leather boots or saddles, a thread type based off the ultra tenacity Nylon 6,6 yarn with protective coating against chemical and elemental corrosion, designed for leather products that needs to sustain use and abuse.

 

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Product specs

Specifications:
Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height)
Exterior: 30 x 18 x 47 cm
Interior: 28 x 17 x 44.5 cm
Left/right side zipper openings: 14 x 19 cm
Back laptop compartment: 38 x 27 cm
Large front pocket: 13 x 25 cm
Left/right zipper pockets: 11 x 17 cm
Upper zipper pocket: 26 x 17 cm
Top flap zipper pocket: 28 x 19 cm

Weight:
± 2.8 kg

Materials:
Nylon 6,6 Cordura © 500D waxed canvas
vegetable tanned cowhide
Medical-grade microfiber, Velcro compatible
Cotton fabric
high-strength zinc alloy & brass hardware
bronze YKK Zippers with rustproof coating
High-density EVA foam padding
Latex foam padding (for shoulder pads)

Package include:
main bag x1
detachable shoulder pads x2
detachable chest strap x1
quick-draw insert x1
divider, small x1
divider, large x2
top/bottom divider plate x1
divider plate tab x2
T-shaped divider x1
cotton dustproof bag x1

 

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