CRDBAG is a new Swedish company that specializes in creating storage solutions for photographers and filmmakers. The company has just released its first two products: CRDPOUCH and CRDWALL. Let’s take a closer look at these!
I think there are two kinds of people in the photo/video world: ones that throw all their gear in all types of bags without caring much, and ones that are obsessed with organization and storage. I’m part of the second group, and I love to store my gear nice and clean with all its dedicated accessories in a dedicated bag.
As a long-time user of the Think Tank Cable Management series of pouches, I was curious to check what these new CRDBAG products have to offer.
CRDBAG CRDPOUCH features
Let’s start with the CRDPOUCH, which are a set of pouches available in four different sizes:
- CRDPOUCH SMALL: 10 x 23 x 0.5 cm / 3.9″ x 9″ x 0.2″ for a weight of 95g/0.2 lbs.
- CRDPOUCH MEDIUM: 15 x 28 x 0.5 cm / 5.9″ x 11″ x 0.2″ for a weight of 115g/0.25 lbs.
- CRDPOUCH LARGE: 20 x 33 x 0.5 cm / 7.9″ x 13″ x 0.2″ for a weight of 145g/0.32 lbs.
- CRDPOUCH EXTRA LARGE: 25 x 43 x 0.5 cm/ 9.8″ x 17″ x 0.2″ that tips the scale at 195g/0.43 lbs.
As you can tell, all pouches have the same depth of only 0.5cm/0.2″, so they are skinny. It can be an advantage and a bad point if you’re trying to store large items, especially inside the LARGE/XL models.
The CRDPOUCH is made of Cordura, which is a very durable material. In front of the pouches, there is a semi-transparent panel so you can quickly identify what’s inside.
Talking about gear identification, this kind of plastic panel lets you put gaffer tape/labels that help identify your gear quickly. All pouches are closed by a weather-resistant YKK zipper.
On the outside, you’ll also find a custom Apple AirTag pocket, as well as a tactical hook for hanging the pouch in different ways.
You’ll find a zipped inner organizer pocket on the inside, which can be useful for batteries/memory cards/screws, or any other small items.
CRDBAG CRDWALL announced
CRDBAG also announced the CRDWALL, which is a wall-mounted modular system to hang your gear. This system consists of two bars – which is very similar to truck tie-down systems – and 8 hooks on each bar. Then, there is a cord to attach your gear.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of hanging up my camera equipment in the air, especially because there is a risk it might fall if not attached correctly, but also because it’ll probably ruin my drywall’s paint behind the gear.
Price and availability
The CRDPOUCH are available now in different 4 pack kits:
- CRDPOUCH 4 sizes kit: $129
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (SMALL): $108
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (MEDIUM): $119
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (LARGE): $139
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (EXTRA LARGE): $149
As a direct comparison, the Think Tank Cable Management 10 V2.0, which is close to the CRDPOUCH Medium, retails for $19.75 each, so $79 for a 4 pack.
The CRDWALL will be available in Q4 2021 for around $200.
For more information, please visit CRDBAG’s website here.
What do you think of CRDBAG’s first products? Do you carry your gear in individual pouches? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!