Gitzo Century Messenger Bag

After launching their Century Camera Bag Collection, I received the Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger to demo and it’s even nicer in person.

The quality details are in the fitments, leather, technical aesthetic, and tuck-away tripod holder. Combined with a unique Italian style, they make for a premium bag. It’s also very unique, launched to celebrate Gitzo’s 100th anniversary, you’ll likely not see many of these around at the next photowalk.

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The Gitzo is also different than the more urban, causal style of the Black Forest, I’ll use it for meetings with clients instead of a date night or quick shoot.

Here’s an example, that flap in the front is to hold a lens caps and the top zipper means you can get to your camera quick.

The Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger ($199.99 on Amazon) holds a mid-range DSLR or a compact camera system with a standard zoom lens attached plus another lens and a detached 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 lens, or a mirrorless camera with a 70-200mm attached plus two to three standard zooms, or small drone and accessories. It also can accommodate a 0 and 1 Series Gitzo Traveler or similar-sized tripod.

For my trip to NYC next week, I’ll pack it with the Manfrotto Pixi and Twist Grip Clamp, plus a camera or two.

My daily shooter is Sony a9 with a vertical grip and various Sigma lenses attached like the 14mm 1.4 Art. Find more gear recommendations in our shop.