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Bellroy Enterprise Digicam Sling 10L Evaluation


Once I reviewed the Bellroy Enterprise Sling final autumn, I used to be very impressed. It instantly shot to the highest of my favourite slings (together with the Evergoods MHP and Trakke Largo) . I keep in mind talking to JJ (Bellroy design lead) shortly after it launched and he stated he had one thing particular to indicate me. That was after I first noticed the prototype of the Enterprise Sling Digicam version. I used to be past excited to mess around with it, so for the final three months, I’ve been taking this sling in all places with me. How does it evaluate to the remainder of the Enterprise sling line? Let’s discover out!

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Key Details

  • Value: $175USD
  • Quantity: 10L
  • Dimensions: Exterior: 215 x 360 x 120mm
  • Inside: 190 x 270 x 100mm
  • Max. lens size (vertical): 175mm
  • Max. lens size (horizontal): 230mm
  • Weight: 500g
  • Colors: Nightsky (Leather-based Free), Midnight (Leather-based Free), Ranger Inexperienced (Leather-based Free)

Who it fits, how have I used it?

When you’re a photographer, that is made for you. Smooth design, glorious supplies, and flawless performance ought to put this proper on the high of your record of issues.

Who it doesn’t go well with

10L is a comparatively sizable sling, and when packed out it may be weighty. When you desire a minimalist look and smaller carry look to their 6L non digicam choices. When you’re searching for an On a regular basis Carry sling, this may very well be too area of interest for you.

Underneath the Radar

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Bellroy have at all times been centered on closed loop manufacturing, and minimizing their environmental affect. Equally to the Enterprise 9L, the inspiration of the 10L Enterprise is their waterproof ripstop nylon. It’s strong and light-weight, and to this point has dealt with all the pieces that I’ve thrown at it and has shed grime, sand, and rain comfortably. It seems new each time after a fast wipe down. The Enterprise 10L is available in three colors at the moment, and I’ve been testing the completely beautiful Nightsky colourway. This wealthy blue must be seen to be believed and may be my favorite color for a bag in a protracted, very long time. 

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This up to date digicam model has a detachable padded sleeve too, which could be very welcome when carrying the additional weight related to cameras, lenses, and their equipment. Similar to the unique Enterprise 9L, the shoulder strap is detachable due to the customized duraflex {hardware} and thru this strap design and {hardware}, it nonetheless self compresses when not full. I really feel as if the detachable strap is much more vital on the digicam sling, because it permits this for use as a digicam dice. The opening is accessible from both finish due to the 2 method shingleback zipper, and the YKK® AquaGuard zip has saved all of my valuable digicam gear dry. This can be a gloss zipper, which looks as if a wise selection given the longevity and chipping points that you simply hear about with the matte model of the identical zipper. This can be a sling designed for the outside in spite of everything.

Organisation

The quantity of pockets on the Enterprise digicam sling drops from the EDC model, and there are technically solely 4 pockets in comparison with eleven on the 9L. Two mesh pockets internally, a zippered pocket on the within lid, after which the entrance zippered pocket. Nonetheless, every of those pockets additionally has loads of inside slip pocketing. The lid pocket has three slots for batteries or reminiscence playing cards, is microfiber lined, and has a stretch mesh so you could possibly accommodate bigger equipment.

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The facet pockets are stretchy sufficient to accommodate a lens or massive accent corresponding to a flash or drone battery, however lay utterly flat out of the way in which if not in use. The entrance pocket has two stretch mesh slips, that are additionally microfibre lined, these are meant for lens caps, however I discovered them to be higher for EDC, significantly when paired with the important thing loop. My pockets, iPhone 13 Professional Max, and keys slot in there comfortably with room to spare. I believed I might miss the additional organisation pockets that lived on the rear wall of the 9L model, however in use, I didn’t need for them. That is positively extra of a specialist sling, however I’ve discovered it to be lots helpful for EDC in a pinch.

What’s most notably totally different while you open the sling is the dividers. Designed for any array of kit, these dividers are hooked up and ‘float’ on a really comparable mesh to the tip pockets. There are two dividers, one inflexible, and one foldable. The foldable one means that you can create a shelf for a bigger gripped physique, or to accommodate a smaller APSC lens beneath. I’ve grown to like these dividers as I historically discover the loud, scratchy, and rigid dividers of different slings a bit cumbersome. If, like me, you alter your loadout on the every day on account of your work, conventional digicam slings with velcro attachments require a superb 10-Quarter-hour of configuration to just be sure you can match what you want within the sling. With these hooked up floating dividers, you simply put the physique, lens, or drone within the sling and with a fast wiggle, you’re able to go. Now that I’ve develop into accustomed to how fast these transitions are, it’s laborious to see me going again the opposite method, significantly for sling carry.

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Performance

Historically, I don’t love digicam slings. Whereas I see their worth, I don’t like strolling round with a field on my again. Personally, it took me some time to get on board the sling prepare, and now that I’m there, I discover myself valuing their flexibility and minimalist design. I’ve discovered most digicam slings to be overbuilt to a fault. I perceive the premise, to have safety in your gear, however some are basically a fortress like field hanging off one shoulder. At that time, it negates the purpose of carrying a sling and also you may as nicely use your hard-sided gear case or a devoted digicam backpack. The Enterprise digicam sling is the alternative of that for me, it’s padded sufficient to guard my gear (they’re instruments, so I don’t child them an excessive amount of) however nimble sufficient, mild sufficient, and versatile sufficient as I transfer that I don’t need to roll with a full backpack or case. I like that, as a result of I could be fast on my ft and get to what I would like.

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The consolation of the Enterprise 10L is to not be underestimated, I’ve spent full days on my ft with a number of our bodies and lenses and I’m but to expertise any vital discomfort. The shoulder pad and further padding on the rear of the sling actually excel right here. Not solely that, however as a result of the Enterprise is a tender sided sling, it strikes with me, moderately than resisting each transfer or bouncing round on my again like a number of the boxier slings on the market. In reality, this malleability makes it a pleasure to work out of. As you may see within the photos, the broad opening from the aforementioned zipper is actually helpful because it provides you glorious entry, significantly when utilizing on physique whereas I’ve my digicam in hand. I can go away the sling open and nonetheless have entry to a secondary lens, physique, or accent.

I’ve used the Enterprise open on my hip numerous instances, and it’s now certainly one of my favorite methods to shoot. Infact, I typically use the Enterprise as a “major” dice (you may take away the strap if wished) in different backpacks or digicam set ups. By that I imply I’ll have my first selection lenses/our bodies able to go, then any additional or much less used lens in my backpack. I’ve actually loved studying this workflow for each pictures and video work.

When it comes to what the sling can carry, the reply is rather a lot. These are a number of the totally different digicam configurations I’ve had within the Enterprise Sling at anyone time*:

  • 1 x Full body physique, 2 x Lens, 1 x flash, equipment.
  • 2 x Full body physique with prime lenses hooked up, equipment.
  • 1 x Full body physique with telephoto lens, equipment.
  • 2 x Small Physique digicam, equipment.
  • 1 x APS-C digicam, 4 lenses, equipment.
  • 1 x Drone, three batteries, distant management, filters. APSC-Digicam.

*tripod can at all times be carried due to the helpful tripod straps. I’ve additionally discovered this a great spot for a jacket or they are often eliminated utterly too in case you desire a cleaner look.

In my eyes, that’s extremely spectacular. The floating dividers are the star of the present in the case of that degree of versatility. I’ve at all times spoken extremely of Bellroy’s performance of their merchandise, and that is one other instance of a product doing one factor exceptionally nicely, moderately than attempting to do 5 issues poorly.

Digicam  Heaven?

For me, sure. That is precisely what I hoped for from the day JJ talked about it to me. It’s a refined specialist, and I’m smitten. When you’re searching for an EDC sling, this can do the job in a pinch, however you might be higher suited to sticking to the unique Enterprise 9L. Nonetheless, in case you’re seeking to carry digicam, drone, or video gear in a compact arrange, I believe you’ll be laborious pressed to discover a higher choice. The Enterprise Digicam 10L straddles the road of operate/vogue very nicely, and I’m impressed at the way it has streamlined my workflow. I’ve used this every day for 3 months now, and in all the opposite luggage I’ve examined, this has include me, both within the bag as a dice, or slung over my shoulder because the workhorse.


This can be a specialist sling, however an excellent specialist. Versatile, each actually and figuratively, with nice supplies and distinctive operate, the Enterprise Sling Digicam 10L is an excellent evolution of Bellroy’s slings. When you love all the pieces that they stand for, from design by to circularity, and also you’re searching for the following addition to your digicam carry, I don’t assume you may go flawed with this.

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