HEX has recently collaborated with respected filmer Rory Kramer to produce a signature Cinema Backpack that meets the demands of Rory’s supercharged needs. Rory is well known for his creative and immersive style of filming and editing. He is an adrenaline junkie who has been the videographer for anyone from Justin Bieber to The Chainsmokers. He is also the creator of the MTV show “Dare To Live”.
Rory’s life and style fit perfectly with HEX’s design ethos of “Innovation, Authenticity, and Community” and so the partnership was born.
Rory needed a pack that could carry his cinematic gear – specifically a Canon 1DX with lens attached. Most bags are not deep enough to accommodate this even though it is a standard go-to camera for the filming community. He also needed a bag that would travel well on his long days of terrain trekking. Rory has scoliosis, so designing a system of implementing additional lumbar support was key to him to reduce the load carried through his shoulders and back and re-distribute that weight onto his hips and legs, which are much larger and more stable muscle groups. He also wanted multiple access zones for his various needs, laptop storage, and plenty of extra gear pockets. Oh, and it had to look great. Rory has always had great style, so this was something that could not be overlooked.
This project took over a year to bring to completion through many meetings with Rory. Prototype designs were made and field-tested by Rory and then modifications were made from the results of those tests until we arrived at a backpack that both Rory and HEX were proud to put their names on.
"The Ranger Collection sets the standard for discrete, street-ready DSLR camera bags."View full product details
"The Ranger Collection sets the standard for discrete, street-ready DSLR camera bags."
The all-new Ranger DSLR Sling is constructed in premium, water-resistant 900D ballistic poly. Genuine YKK zippers with custom metal pulls for strength and a consistent experience.
The Sling features a fold-out bottom panel that can be folded out of the way or completely removed to allow the bag to be packed flat for travel. Once at your destination, simply fold out the bottom and the bag returns to a structured, protective camera bag.
The Ranger Sling features a padded and fleece-lined, multi-use main compartment with configurable and removable partitions to store all of your camera gear. Zippered mesh accessory pockets throughout the internal portion of the bag help organize smaller accessories and cables.
This small, lightweight sling is designed to streamline the storage of DSLR essentials. The EVA padding will protect your gear with flexibility to organize your kit with the padded, adjustable, and fold-away dividers.
The back entry zippered tablet sleeve will hold your iPad Mini or other similar sized tablets. This compartment is padded soft faux-fur lined. The front of the bag has a faux-fur lined zippered pocket to hold your phone or a pair of sunglasses.
"This is my number one street bag"
"I know what I want in my camera backpack, and this is it"
"I love the Ranger Backpack because it is fully customizable, very comfortable, and looks pretty damn good"