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02-09-2018, 10:36 AM   #1
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Looking for a light stand bag that is not a light stand bag

I have acquired a couple about 39” inch tall (when folded up) light stands and a pair of 40” umbrellas.

I can’t shoot portraits at home so I will need to haul the gear around.

I have been looking at light stand bags but I wonder if someone can think of a similar size bag that I might use so I have more options for buying used or on sale.

Also, I am getting into this DIY stuff a bit and improvising is fun.

Thanks.

02-09-2018, 10:48 AM   #2
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Golf club bag? They even have wheels
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I'm looking for the same. Was thinking about a yoga mat bag. It won't be big enough to completely cover a light stand but I'm not sure that would be completely necessary.
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Maybe something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Carrying-Storage-Camping-Outdoor-folding/dp/B01EFZYQI...r+carrying+bag

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I use a mic stand bag. This bag from Hercules has taken a huge beating but managed to hold up across some 30+ flights and 2+ years of abuse.

https://www.amazon.com/Hercules-MSB001-SPKR-Microphone-Stand/dp/B0035FZMYG?tag=pentaxforums-20&
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The golf club bag idea sounds like a good one and they are a dime a dozen at thrift stores. You might also consider an Army issue duffle bag if waterproofing is a consideration.
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I am pretty much settled on a used golf bag. I have at least one friend at work that thinks he might have one and if not, I can probably find one on Freecycle or my neighborhood group.

Thanks for the input everyone.
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Is there a reason you need a bag? I use bungie cords to bundle four or five together at a time and carry them over my shoulder.

I personally found a large bag to be more clumsy. Even the golf bag with wheels I found a while back was more effort than help.
Although a wheeled bag would probably work better for more heavy weight C-stands, the bungie cords works well when traveling with lighter weight fold up light stands.

I just figured I'd throw out the option, as it's cheaper and might end up being an easier to find option as well. :-)

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For bags and storage, I always check Cowboy Studio. Reasonable quality and selection. If searching their site, look under "carry bags". Hope this helps.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
I have acquired a couple about 39” inch tall (when folded up) light stands and a pair of 40” umbrellas.

I can’t shoot portraits at home so I will need to haul the gear around.

I have been looking at light stand bags but I wonder if someone can think of a similar size bag that I might use so I have more options for buying used or on sale.

Also, I am getting into this DIY stuff a bit and improvising is fun.

Thanks.
Just did an outdoor portrait session this weekend. Since I hadn't had time to look for a proper bag for a lightstand, umbrella, sandbags, reflector, etc., I used what I I could find around the house... the Ikea Frakta bag. It worked well.

Pluses: water resistant so I did not worry about setting it down on damp grass, super wide opening so easy to find stuff, cheap
Minuses: does not close properly, a little too big, cheap

Ikea also has more stylish Ypperlig bags made of the same material. You pay double for the style points... a whole $1.99.
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I have one of the large wheeled totes from Walmart holds all my studio lights plus light stands and everything else I carry
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