Feel the Smoothness in Action
A bag designed according to user instincts
Released in 2020, the Pilot bags were already a near to perfect design. Praised by many major review websites/YouTubers, the Pilot 10L was also chosen by Chris Niccolls, editor/host of DPReview TV, the Pilot Travel Camera Bag 10L has become the Gear of the Year 2021 on DPReview.
”Maybe the best compliment that I can give this bag is that, while I'm using it, I never really think about it at all” - Chris
During these 2 years, Chief Designer Albert Yuan wanted to perfect the Pilot design even more...
"Style & functionality"
In the upgraded version of the Pilot Series, we added the Fidlock and Quick-Adjust Shoulder Strap as standard features so that users could have a smoother experience when using the Pilot bags.
No matter if you are shooting photos, riding, commuting, or traveling, you can adjust your shoulder strap and access your Pilot bag in a blink of an eye.
A simple yet multi-purpose bag
"Modular add-on pockets for different occasions"
When designing the PILOT, chief designer Albert Y. combined WWII military gear details with modern lightweight technology and the MOLLE concept, creating a bag that can adapt to outdoor photography, travel, and adventure use. Add-on Pocket Modules can be attached to the front of the bag and also used individually as sling pouches. For example, use the Add-on Zipper Pouch Sling Pouch to carry important belongings for a stroll nearby your hotel when traveling.
A true lightweight bag
”Deducted weight & weight distributing designs”
Having to carry a bulky bag for a full day of shooting, photographers often suffer from back and shoulder pains. To alleviate the soaring pains, the lightweight PILOT is designed with a soft and comfy Latex foam shoulder pad and uses swivel snap hooks on both ends of the shoulder straps, making sure the PILOT stays upright and distributes weight evenly when being carried.
Being able to be carried with ease and shot all day, a lightweight bag is an absolute necessity for a photographer.
”How does the PILOT achieve its featherweight?”
Built from lightweight CORDURA ®, the fabric is at least 60% thinner than traditional canvas, 50% lighter, 10 times more durable, and also tear-resistant.
By reducing the use of leather and switching metal accessories to “Duraflex Accessories” (also used by Columbia / Patagonia / Mystery Ranch / Lululemon), the Pilot’s net weight is kept under 900g, leaving more room to carry more gear.
WOTANCRAFT Waxed CORDURA ® Fabric
Water Repellent, Durability & Lightweight
Wotancraft used to use traditional waxed canvas for its vintage looks and durability. However, the downside to traditional waxed canvas is relatively bulky and becomes a burden to photographers when in use.
We developed the iconic Wotancraft Waxed CORDURA ® Canvas and discovered that once CORDURA ® is wax coated, the synthetic Nylon sheen will be gone, creating a soft, fuzzy cotton fabric look.
With use, WOTANCRAFT waxed CORDURA ® bags will develop light shaded scuff marks, similar to the “fading” effect you find on raw denim pants.