CRDBAG is a Swedish start-up that specializes in creating storage solutions for filmmakers and photographers.
CRDPOUCH is their latest product and it consists of a range of different sized pouches that can be used to store a variety of items.
Why pay more when you can buy cheap cases & bags?
Bags, cases, and storage items are not that exciting, however, they are a crucial component in any shooter’s arsenal. Being organized and efficient saves time and knowing exactly where that cable or product is can be very helpful when you are dealing with lots of kit.
Look, you could spend a few bucks and buy cheap pouches and cases from a stationary store and that may get the job done, but usually, the zippers end up getting broken or the material ends up getting ripped. I am guilty as charged when it comes to trying to shoehorn gear into cases and pouches that aren’t made for those types of products.
Good quality bags, cases, and pouches will cost you more money upfront, but in the long run, they will still be going strong years later. A good proportion of the bags and cases I own are either made by Think Tank, Porta Brace, or Pelican. All of these cases and bags have traveled around the world with me and they are still going strong more than a decade later.
I have always struggled to find good-quality pouches and small cases. Most of the ones I have been using I bought from the ¥100 store (like the $1 store in the US) here in Japan. As the saying goes, you pay for what you get. Most of them end up breaking or the zippers come off or jam up and you can’t open the pouch.
The CRDPOUCH comes in four different sizes:
- Small CRDPOUCH
- Medium CRDPOUCH
- Large CRDPOUCH
- Extra Large CRDPOUCH
The dimensions and weight of the four different pouches is as follows:
Dimensions: 10 X 23 X 0.5 cm (3.9″H X 9″W X 0.2″D)
Weight: 95 g (0.2 lbs)
Dimensions: 15 X 28 X 0.5 cm (5.9″H X 11″W X 0.2″D)
Weight: 115 g (0.25 lbs)
Dimensions: 20 X 33 X 0.5 cm (7.9″H X 13″W X 0.2″D)
Weight: 145 g (0.32 lbs)
CRDPOUCH EXTRA LARGE
Dimensions: 25 X 43 X 0.5 cm (9.8″H X 17″W X 0.2″D)
Weight: 195 g (0.43 lbs)
What are they made out of?
The CDPOUCH range is made out of military spec Cordura, e-Hypalon, and EVA/ mesh film. The aquagaurd zipper is made by Japanese company YKK and there is an HK sling hook.
These are all quality materials, and as a reference, Think Tank also uses YKK zippers.
These are really well-made and solidly constructed pouches. The material is very robust and the zippers give you a sense of confidence when you use them.
- Clear window for labels
- Transparent front mesh
- Weather-resistant YKK zipper
- Zipped inner organizer pocket
- Custom Apple AirTag Pocket
- Tactical hook
The CRDPOUCH’s can be labeled in a variety of ways. There is an insert that was made specifically for 32mm DYMO labels which is a nice touch.
There is also plenty of places to put tape and label your pouch with a sharpy. Because of the types of material being used, tape won’t peel off or come off accidentally.
I like how the pouches are clear so you can see what is inside them without having to open them up. This saves time which is always a good thing.
Thoughts after using them
I really like the CRDPOUCH’s. They are well made, well thought out and most importantly they fitted into my kit without me even noticing. What I mean by that, is that a good product shouldn’t draw attention to itself, it just does the job it was designed for without getting in your way.
I didn’t have to worry about the zippers breaking, the material ripping, or finding that half the contents of the pouch had fallen out.
Price & Availability
The CRDPOUCHES are available now for the following prices:
- CRDPOUCH 4 SIZES KIT $129.00 USD
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (SMALL) $108 USD
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (MEDIUM) $119 USD
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (LARGE) $139 USD
- CRDPOUCH 4 PACK (XLARGE) $149 USD
Yes, they are a little on the pricy side, but they are going to last you a long time and outlive the equipment you are storing inside of them.
As they say, buy once, cry once.