What is my purpose with this camera bag? First, I’ve got to have a safe and reliable place to store my camera, lenses, and accessories. Compartmentalization is key to prevent unwarranted movement, scratching, and loose bumping from one gear piece to another. I don't carry every piece of video gear while I'm out shooting, but I make sure to have a compact storage solution for my core camera bodies and lenses. I rarely find myself in a situation where I need a full-size rig or gimbal, hence why I love bags that are simple, straightforward, yet provide quality protection and quick access.
When I first started shooting YouTube videos, I'd often throw my camera into an open-aired backpack without giving much thought to the safety of its surroundings. Once I began leveling up my shooting, which required carrying more than one piece of camera gear, I chose to compartmentalize my tools within a camera insert. The insert had several repositionable Velcro dividers, allowing me to accommodate both small and medium-sized accessories; however, eventually the insert caused more problems than it solved, as I had to pull it out of the bag before I could access my gear. I was in need of a pack that offered a seamless, user-friendly experience, that both protected my expensive goods and afforded me quick access to the gear I needed, when I needed it.