WANDRD ROAM Sling Now Available Directly and First Hand Account

The WANDRD ROAM Sling was announced on Kickstarter about a month ago and it was a great success. Now you can order them directly from WANDRD here.

WANDRD was kind enough to send me a 9L that is pretty close to the final design and I have been using it on and off try to capture lightning on my beach and it is a nice little bag. It is very well thought out, but I wish there was a bag above the 9L since it will not fit my GFX100 with a lens attached, but it should just barely fit the GFX100S. I can’t test the GFX100S in the bag since I don’t have access to one, but my Fujifilm X-T4 fits extremely well along with two large lenses or three lenses of various sizes.

The bag is comfortable, but not as comfortable as I find the backpack. The main reason is that the backpack can be locked down tight to your body using the straps, but the ROAM always has a bit of play no matter how tight I try to make the bag on my back. The give allows the bag to be slid around the body for easy access, but I wish it could fit more snuggly for running and being active with equipment.

The ROAM is very well thought out, but I think the 9L is going to be the best option for most photographers while the 6L and 3L are probably best for casual use. The bag has some utility hooks for carrying additional items, but I wish the strap had a good cellphone holder that is easy to access. Beyond the lack of easy access to a cellphone, the tripod sleeve is a bit limiting and could be replaced with some of WANDRD’s adjustable straps or maybe they could design a way to use the utility hooks with a tripod. I will try to take some pictures of how cameras fit in the bag soon, but the above example photos are pretty accurate.

What I like

  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic
  • Build Quality
  • Materials
  • Zippers
  • Durability

What Could Use Improvement

  • Cellphone access
  • Tripod holder
  • Could fit more snuggly

Update: we have already made significant adjustments to the shoulder strap to fix the tightening, securing, and quick-adjust issues that the beta sample had. We added a new adjustment point at the bottom of the strap and implemented a “roll and velcro” webbing management system on both the top and bottom of the strap that help with securing the bag in place.

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