Last year I wrote a short text about SAGear’s Lens pouch in OD. In the meantime I got a second one in Greenzone. This particular article is the same one from 2013 with just updated photos.
It will be a fairly short text.
“I’m a pro-photographer.” Yeah, it’s me. I have a Canon 70D and on a par with snapping pictures of airsofters running around like drunken monkeys, I co-make SCDTV reviews. Two years ago, I invested some considerable money in the new wide-angle lens – the Sigma 10-20mm. Those who are a bit into photography know what I’m writing about, the rest can google it.
I like tactical gadgets and most, if not 99%, of shops selling photo related stuff couldn’t offer anything that would meet my expectations. Firstly, the color. I wanted something in the vain of Olive Drab, which at the moment is the color of my gear. Secondly, the molle system as, on a daily basis, I use Specops patrol bag to which I am able to hook different pockets and pouches.
This was back in 2013, now I run mostly Greenzone and that’s why I asked SAGear to make another piece.
During filming, shooting or walking with my family I always carry a second lens. Until now, I kept Canon or Sigma in the bag. However, this is not the best place for transporting lenses, because of the possibility of scratching or damaging the not so cheap equipment.
As soon as I found out from my friend Paweł, that his company SAGear is introducing a new line of gear dedicated to photographers, I decided to order a lens pouch-size S (12cm long, 8cm in diameter).
The pouch, like the other SAG products, is sewn perfectly. The pouch is made from 500d cordura. The whole pouch has 1cm protective foam sewn under the material. Additionally, the bottom layer is made using additional rigid foam.
The pouch has a two-way YKK zipper.
The back of the pouch has a molle/pals webbing which, in combination with two mounting straps that come with the pouch, make it easy to mount. However, I’d prefer SAG to use traditional straps, as I tend to lose the ones provided.
Of course you can buy something cheaper or more expensive. Maybe this design has no revolutionary solutions but it does the job. SAG’s offer is addressed to the militarists who like taking photos; both amateurishly or professionally.
Personally, I prefer to support a Polish, European based, company than buy a Chinese made product.