Manfrotto Manhattan Speedy-30 Messenger bag review

Organize and protect your gear on the go with this well-made shoulder bag

Manfrotto Manhattan Speedy-30 Messenger

Digital Camera World Verdict

There are plenty of courier bags available, but the Manhattan Speedy-30 Messenger is one of the smarter ones and it provides a good level of protection for your gear.


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    Comfortable strap

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    Plenty of storage

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    Room for laptop

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    Tripod mounting clips are awkward to use

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The Manfrotto Manhattan Speedy-30 Messenger has an attractive, streamlined appearance. It’s perfectly sized for use as carry-on luggage or as an everyday commuter bag. Inside it has a removable padded section for housing a DSLR or mirrorless camera along with four or even five lenses – including a 70-200mm f2.8.

As usual, the dividers inside the camera holder have Velcro attachments so they can be configured to suit your kit. The red Flexi dividers are useful for moulding around items or sitting between two lenses – they’d be more useful if they had Velcro tabs, allowing them to be repositioned independent of the larger dividers that they’re stitched to. 

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.