3 thoughts on “Situation reasoning FLXM-101 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Small Cross Body Bag (Morel)

  1. Sam Archer
    16 of 16 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
    12 of 12 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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    This review is from: Case Logic FLXM-101 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Small Cross Body Bag (Morel) (Electronics)
    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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  3. Lynn May
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Big Bag in a Small Package, May 30, 2013
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    Lynn May (DEN,CO) –
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    I really like this bag more than I thought that I would.

    My complaints:

    Only the Zipper secures the camera main compartment and
    there is no cover over the zipper for weather resistance.
    If the Plastic zipper dies there is NO way to secure the
    camera/lens compartment.

    The cross body strap CAN NOT be removed. You have no choices if the
    strap is damaged or you want to connect it to something
    to keep it more secure.

    The outer flap pocket is made more for fashion than
    function. You really can’t put much in it due to the slanted
    slash opening. I use it for extra memory cards.

    Things I like about the bag:

    It has a removable camera/lens pouch which I keep in the bag
    and insert my Canon 5DII with Canon 24-105 WITH lens hood
    in the Vertical position and right next to it I have the
    Canon 70-300 L IS lens.

    I do wish there was more padding
    in the ends, but there are water bottle holders ( for skinny bottles)
    that can be padded for extra protection when not being used
    for bottle holders.

    This bag does NOT scream, “Steal me I’m expensive camera gear”.
    Great for travel and it has compartments for passports, extra notepads
    etc under the outer flap.

    There is also the iPad/Kindle/whateverpad slot in side the main
    compartment, but I can’t get the zippered main compartment closed
    with my Canon 5DII and Canon 70-300 L IS and iPad Mini in side.
    This is NOT a deal breaker for me and I have found that if I rearrange my gear I can MAKE
    things fit, just not an easy fit with my kit set up.

    The material is very durable and there is a rubberized bottom as well.
    There is a small zippered pouch inside the main compartment which
    works well for filters, batteries etc.

    I like the top handle, but I wish it was a bit beefier for my gear.

    A touch larger would be nice for those of using pro gear, but
    for lighter/smaller gear probably just right.

    I would consider a bigger bag, but I love the size of this bag, so I make do with
    the tighter quarters for my “by the door” kit.

    Overall, a nice travel bag or in town bag with a few caveats.
    For a heavy duty/weather bag I’d look else where.

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