Photo Plus Expo 2012: The Best New Camera and Photo Gear
BX2 Brenthaven Camera Backpack
We're always on the look-out for new or unique camera bag designs. Brenthaven, a company deeply rooted in gadget cases and bags, recently stepped into the DSLR bag market with an impressive and sophisticated-looking line of backpacks and messenger bags. The BX2, which will retail for only $180, features the company's Xtreme foam padding. In a quick demo in which heavy metal balls were dropped on traditional foam, found in most bags, followed by the Xtreme foam, it was pretty clear just how much cushioning the right foam can provide. Xtreme foam is to normal padding what a memory foam mattress is to a traditional spring mattress. Other cool features include a tiny built in LED flashlight, front and side zip access to your gear, a rain sleeve and a lifetime warranty.