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Forward Observer™

molle slr camera bin

Our exclusive, solution for carrying popular S.L.R. cameras such as Nikon D90, Rebel, and other bulky optics on modular webbing vests, bags, etc.

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_ will work stand-alone w/ our available shoulder strap & pad
_ expand with our lens pouches to make a camera-bag
_ molle webbing arrays on all sides to outfit with accessories
_ top organizer fits: filters/cards/phone/pens and is shelf-like
_ optional padded 4-way chest-harness available
_ flat pockets x 3 for papers, etc., also hide strap d-rings
_ padded divider included for flash units etc.


What's included:
_ 1x Padded divider


Additional Info

Additional Info

External Size ~9.25" L x 7.1" W x 5.5” D (23.5 x 18 x 14 cm)
Main Compartment ~7.8" L x 6.1" W x 4.1" D (20 x 15.5 x 10.5 cm)
Laptop Compartment No
Total Gear Capacity No
Product Weight No
Care Instructions See product tag
Main Material Invista® 1000D Cordura®; PU x2 water repellent coated for superior water resistance.
Overall size No
Design Long Beach, California - In-House Team.
Manufacturing Imported


Customer Reviews (5)

This one will (finally) fit a Hasselblad Medium Format CameraReview by jean
just received the Forward Observer.
I have searched for a good bag for my workhorse; the Hasselblad V-Classic Medium Format Camera. Most if not all bags are meant for DSLR's and not the odd shape of the Hasselblad.
This bag will fit a 500 CM with a Hasselblad 80mm lens and the filmback /Digital Back.
It fits like a glove and a perfect fit.

The bag itselve fits in my Burton Photobag but will have its place on the ballistic batlle waist belt.

Why not 5 stars? There is Cordura and there is Cordura 1000 as used in i.e. Portabrace.

****Edit by Hazard 4: The Forward Observer does use 1000D Cordura**** (Posted on 3/21/2017)
Good chest packReview by Ed
Combined with the Varness Kit, it makes accessing gear easier. The handle is well centered and MOLLE all around makes it very customizable. Great especially for Mirrorless cameras. (Posted on 1/31/2017)
Good!Review by raffaele s

A goog hardware for a camera, make sure you check the size because doesn't fit very some longer objective lenses... (Posted on 7/4/2011)
MrReview by Huu N
I got this molle DSLR bag hoping that I would be able to weave it to my molle backpack. I really like the design and it fits my DSLR perfectly, but in the end, I could not attach it to my molle bag. This is partly due to the fact that my bag has only 3 rows of Molle atachements and that's not quite enough for a big pouch like this. Even with 4 rows, the bag would probably have an odd shape due to the weight of the camera. (Posted on 9/27/2010)
Excellent item for my cameraReview by Nicholas B
This is the only MOLLE pouch for a camera that I can find anywhere. It fits very well on my patrol pack and enables me to carry my D90 camera (with camera armour) and a 18-200mm VR AF-S lens. This works very well with my combat gear and I commend it for all combat photographers (Posted on 8/14/2010)

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Am I able to attach this bag to other molle gear, for example my hiking pack?
You can pretty much attach this to any other product that has webbing/molle compatible. The Forward Observer does come with 2 molle straps on the back (for easy attachment) as seen in the photo here: https://smhttp-ssl-53379.nexcesscdn.net/media/extendware/ewimageopt/media/inline/40/4/forward-observertm-081.jpg
Customer Support answered on September 15, 2016
What are the dimensions of the included padded divider?
The dimensions for the pad included are 12cmx8cm
Customer Support answered on December 27, 2017
Are inside dividers included?
Yes, they're included.
Customer Support answered on December 4, 2017
Forward Observer. Has the openning lip changed? Online reviews show a smooth thicker padded opening. There are also images with a seam/looser padding
Our current online photos reflect the current version. If you can submit a help ticket showing us photos or links to the reviews you were referring to, we'd be able to assist you better. Thank you.
Customer Support answered on May 23, 2016

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