2 thoughts on “Case Logic FLXM-101 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Small Cross Body Bag (Anthracite)

  1. Sam Archer
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fits your SLR camera and then some, April 25, 2013
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    Sam Archer (USA) –
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    This is a rugged messenger style bag which has a single strap that goes across your body.

    The material is smooth but tough and feels good to the touch.

    There is a large central storage pocket which is padded on all sides and can fit a larger SLR such as the Canon 5D Mark II with a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached and still has room for one extra lens and flash and your ipad.

    There is a padded pouch (which is removable) which will fit a smaller dSLR like a Rebel XT or similar entry level SLR with lens attached and has a separate lens pocket. This pouch will NOT fit larger SLR bodies.

    There are two water bottle holder pockets on the exterior which fit typical water bottles and are a bit tight with gatorade size bottles. There are little holes at the bottom of the water bottle pockets to let out liquids if you spill or have leaky bottles so it doesn’t pool in the pockets (a nice touch).

    There are plenty of exterior pockets and zippered pockets to hold battery chargers, memory cards, headphones, and lens caps.

    There is an easy to reach external pocket to access your cell phone or lens cap.

    The zippers are very sturdy and work smoothly.

    The shoulder strap is padded and adjustable.

    The bag is large enough that it doesn’t look like a man purse.

    Overall, well made bag with many uses and nice details.

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  2. D. Giller
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great bag! Read the dimensions!, November 15, 2013
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    D. Giller (Portland, OR) –

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    I see people complaining that this bag is too small. I find this odd, because it’s called a “Small Cross Body Bag”. Also, the dimensions, both inner and outer, are given in the description. And Case Logic makes a slightly larger version of this same bag, the FLXM-102.

    While this bag is small, I find that it has plenty of space for its intended purpose.

    I’m using this bag with my OM-D E-M1 and a Really Right Stuff base plate, mounted with the 4/3 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II attached using an MMF-3 adapter and its hood reversed. Also an adapted legacy Canon 50/1.4 with Bluecell screw-on hood in the smaller side division of the inner bag. The camera just slides in lens down and with the legacy lens, just fills padded inner bag.

    Under the inner bag, at the bottom of the outer bag, is my FL-600R Flash laying flat in its bag.

    Next to the inner camera bag on the left side, in its own cheap neoprene case, is my 4/3 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 (non-SWD), which, while small for what it is, is NOT a small lens in absolute terms (it fills the whole height of the bag and about 1/4 of its width). Dropped into the bottom near the 50-200 is the FL-LM2 Flash that came with the E-M1.

    On top of all of this, I can put my iPad in the padded side pocket, and cleaning supplies, media, a transfer cable, and extra batteries in other small pockets. I even have a small emergency table-top tripod stuffed in there.

    The bag isn’t the easiest to get closed with all of this stuff in it. The way Case Logic have made the zipper work, with the end tabs, has advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, it makes the top of the bag open wide when you need it to, without adding to the bulk of the bag. The downside is that you have to use two hands on each side to close the zipper, one to hold the tab, and the other to close the zipper. If the bag is too full, you have to go back and forth between stuffing things back in the bag and moving the zipper.

    That said, opening the bag IS quite easy. Just grab one zipper in each hand and zip outward, and the bag is totally open. Or, if you’re doing it one-handed, just pull each zipper tab towards the outside. Because of the way the shoulder strap is attached, the bag stays upright, and you won’t topple your gear out onto the ground.

    Overall, I’m quite happy. I’m using every cubic millimeter of this bag, which means I’m carrying no more bulk than I need to. Once I get my 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens, which is smaller than the 14-54, I expect it will be a little less tight in there, which will help a touch, though it’s really not a problem right now and well worth it for the compactness of the overall package.

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