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GEAR BAGS / CASES
Gotta schlep all that gear around somehow, right? I used to use a Pelican case, but grew tired of lugging it around, plugging and unplugging my gear before and after every show to fit it into the smallest Pelican case possible. Nowadays, I'm thrilled with my MountainSmith Cairn lumbar pack setup. While my Cairn isn't super cheap, it also is less than 1/2 as expensive as some of the field recording specialty bags and in my mind just as functional. Compact, reasonably protective, easy to schlep! Some popular options:
Complete Gear Bags and Cases
Various camera bags suitable for our needs
1400 | 13-3/8" x 11-5/8" x 6"
1420 | 15" x 8-1/2" x 10-1/2"
1450 | 16" x 13" x 6-7/8"
1500 | 18-1/2" x 14-1/16" x 6-15/16"
1520 | 19-1/8" x 15-7/16" x 7-9/16"
1550 | 20-11/16" x 17-3/16" x 8-9/16"
1600 | 24-1/4" x 19-7/16" x 8-11/16"
Cairn lumbar pack
Blaze lumbar pack
Sonic Sense (http://www.sonicsense.com/
Various SLR camera bags which are suitable for our gear
) (or equivalent)
Add foam from your friendly neighborhood crafts store.
Toothbrush Holders (no joke!)