Velcro. I love it and I hate it, and it seems I’m not the only one. The folks at TrekPak took one look at their camera bag and realized that, while velcro does indeed let you easily customize the dividers within, it also drives you crazy by grabbing those same dividers before you get them into place. Their answer is TrekPak, a modular padded insert for your camera bag that doesn’t use velcro.
TrekPak uses pins. The water-resistant divider inserts all have lots of channels running through them, and long, tuning fork-shaped pins slide into these holes to fit everything together. Thus you can lay a camera body or lens in the bag, arrange the dividers exactly around it and only then secure it with pins. Compare this to Velcro, which — even after many attempts — only gives you an approximate fit.
The system is being launched on Kickstarter, and currently can be bought configured to fit into Pelican cases of various sizes. Depending on how you want it set up, you can pitch from $46 (TrekPak only) through $65 (Pelican 1200 case with TrekPak) all the way up to $370 for the “Deuter Freerider Pro alpine pack outfitted with a custom TrekPak insert” and even $750 for a completely custom design all your own.
I can’t wait for this to go on general sale. It looks to be pretty much perfect for dividing up my bike’s Ortlieb handlebar bag.
- Via PetaPixel