Manfrotto Pro Light Flexloader L camera backpack review

The Manfrotto Pro Light Flexloader L is a great looking bag for pros with a lot of gear, but its design won’t suit everyone

Manfrotto Pro Light Flexloader L
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Manfrotto Pro Light Flexloader L has some heavy-duty features ideal for photographers who need comfort, maximum space and 100% peace of mind that their gear is going to be safe. However, the frontloader won’t suit everyone and it’s too deep to be accepted as carry-on luggage on most airlines.


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    Takes lots of gear

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    Comfortable to wear

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    Built-in lock

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    M-Guard shock-proof dividers


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    Too large for most airlines

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    Frontloading design

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    Waist belt can’t be removed

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Have you ever dropped your camera bag while on an important paid commission? If so then the Manfrotto Pro Light Flexloader L camera backpack is aimed at you. A professional camera bag designed to be versatile enough for all kinds of professional photographers and filmmakers, its headline act is its use of Manfrotto’s new M-Guard dividers that boast lab-tested shock absorption properties. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.