Hey, we are miggo - camera's best amigo (-: A year after we've successfully lunched our first Kickstarter project, we are back with the AGUA - and its great to be here again! The AGUA ("Water" in Spanish) is an IPX3-standard storm-proof camera-carrier.It is different than common water-resistant camera carriers because it allows intuitive quick-drawing of the camera. AGUA'a quick- adjusting padded strap allows perfect fit to the user's body. The AGUA's special structure allows the photographer to comfortably carry his camera close to the body in any weather - rain, snow, sandstorm or even in a dense urban environment, without worrying about the fate of his expensive equipment - and draw it quickly and with ease at the right moment to capture a perfect shot.
Here are 3 main reasons why we believe the AGUA is one of the most versatile and functional camera carriers you can find today:
Drawing a camera from most rain-proof bags is slow and awkward while AGUA enable to quick-draw so fast you will never miss a shot!
The AGUA provides excellent protection for the camera against severe weather conditions, according to the international IPX3 standard.
What is IPX3 standard?
The official IPX3 standard states: IPX3 Protected against spraying water: water spraying up to 60º from vertical at 10 liters per minute for 5 minutes at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2. To adhere to this standard, we perform strict tests at a special "wet" lab, located at the factory which manufactures our bags. In addition, just to be sure, we put the bags through a series of intensive field tests.
To sum-up: You can trust AGUA to protect your gear in any kind of rain. Having said that, here's a friendly advice: the AGUA is not waterproof; therefore you should refrain from dropping it in water or swimming with dolphins .Enjoy!
Say goodbye to your old camera strap… One of the AGUA's unique features is the fact that the camera is attached to the bag with quick-release buckles, including a failsafe connection. This method eliminates the need for the original camera strap because the AGUA's strap is used to carry the camera itself. Why is this method so successful? Because when the photographer draws the camera it stays connected and protected from falling, if for any chance the camera slips out of his hands. The photographer can also choose to disconnect the camera completely.
These are the three main advantages over traditional camera bags, but we didn't stop there:
AGUA's quick-adjusting padded strap can morph into a great "classic" camera strap in no time! The AGUA offers a comfortable diagonal strap with the most convenient mechanism for quick and perfect fitting with one hand. The strap has 2 buckles that allow quick attachment for disconnecting and reconnecting to the camera, thus turning into a high-quality camera strap. This is a perfect solution for situations in which the photographer wants to carry the camera without the carrier.
On a wild life adventure or the crowded metropolitan, sunny beaches or snowy peaks, riding a mountain bike or roaring off-road motorcycle - the agau will always be your perfect companion for every shooting opportunity.
The AGUA provides excellent double-layer protection against water and impact, thanks to an outer layer of waterproof tarpaulin in matte black, and a padded inner layer of Neoprene and Lycra. it offers smart design that allows carrying it in many ways while keeping your gear secured and ready to shoot.
Each agua includes:
1 x Main case
1 x Padded neoprene strap with 2 quick-release fail-safe buckles and 2 quick-adjusting buckles.
2 x additional quick-release fail-safe buckles allowing the user to detach the strap from the bag and connect it to his camera
- Storm-proof quick-draw holster for all day & all weather use.
- IPX3 rain-proof standard: Protected against spraying water - Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min. Fits camera’s body + lens.
- Eliminates the need for additional camera strap – agua's dual-use strap carries both bag and camera.
- Quick-Adjusting detachable padded strap can be attached to the camera (with supplied adapters)
- Front “Thermo-forming” lens protector. Ultra rigid from outside – soft and padded from inside.
- Double-layered construction enables protection against water and impacts
- “Quick-Draw” mode for instant shooting while the camera is secured.
- "Failsafe" connecting buckles
- Left and right handed operation
- Maximum lens’ diameter: 10 cm / 4”
- Note: Increase lens’ diameter by 10% for camera body + lens’ total length that is 5 Cm / 2” shorter than the bag’s maximum recommended length, and 20% for camera body + lens’ total length that is 10 Cm / 4” shorter than the bag’s maximum recommended length.
- Color: Black-blue
The Agua 25 will fit: Mirrorless (CSC) and Small superzoom cameras such as Sony A7, Fuji X-T1, Olympus OM-D and similar
The Agua 35 will fit: Large Superzoom and medium DSLRs cameras such as Nikon D5200, Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and similar.
The Agua 45 will fit: Large DSLRs such as Canon 5D Mark3, Nikon D800 and similar pro-shooters. Mid-size lenses only.
Introducing the AGUA Kickstarter Limited Edition
Price is $130. Choose any model you wish: 25 / 35 / 45. We will ask for your preferred model and the name you wish to be printed on the bag shortly after the project ends.
You've done it! AGUA reached it's first stretch goal ($120,000) and now we can add an inner pocket for memory card to all AGUA models. Well done!
meet the SideKick! The SideKick is a IPX6 Waterproof (!) detachable case for extra battery. We have a working prototype that looks great, and so is the price: Only $10. Please Help us reaching the next stretch goal and producing the SideKick by sharing the project with other photography lovers.
Q: Can I order multiple items?
A: Yes you can!
Here how it goes: Actually, its simpler than it looks. Kickstarter's system allows you to back only once, but you can order more than one item by using the following way: For example: if you wish to order the agua 45 ($65) and a 2 way speed strap ($30) you simply click on the agua 45 reward button and then adjust the total charge from $65 to $95 (65+30=95). Once the project ends, Kickstrater will send each backer a survey where you are asked to select your desired item(s) according to the amount of money invested. When the project ends - you'll be able to claim your goods with no problem.
Based on the Agua's strap the miggo Two Way Speed Strap offers an additional connecting bolt, (or "Bottom connector") + 2 Fail-safe quick-release connectors that enables the strap to be connected to the camera's bottom as well as to it's sides. that's why we call it "Two Way Speed Strap"
Note: This bolt is not supplied with the agua.
The 2 way speed Strap is a unique and versatile camera strap that enables serious photographers to carry their camera comfortably and switch quickly between two carrying modes. "Sling" mode (across the torso) where the strap is connected to the underside of the camera with a designated screw, and "Classic" mode (around the neck or over the shoulder) where the strap is connected to the sides of the camera with quick-release buckles. In addition, it enables the user to easily adjust the length of the strap with only one hand, with the help of the quick-adjust buckle. The two carrying modes – sling and classic – enable photographers to choose the required carrying mode that suits them, and to change between them without releasing the camera.
The strap is equipped with four quick-release buckles with a safety mechanism to prevent unwanted opening. Looking for more than two main carrying modes? You can combine the strap, buckles and screw to create unique carrying modes. Please read the user manual to learn more. The main part of the strap is made from high quality Neoprene covered with Lycra fabric which provides features such as comfort, non-absorption of perspiration and light weight. An attractive price and a variety of unique features make the miggo Two-Way Speed Strap an ideal choice for photo enthusiasts seeking maximum comfort and customization without compromise.
The revolutionary miggo Grip&Wrap Mini is the world’s first camera strap for compact Point &Phoot cameras that morphs into a protective case. Wear the Mini around your wrist to prevent your camera from dropping and when done shooting, just wrap it around your camera and slip it into your personal bag to protect it from scratches and impact. Designed for right and left handed, the Grip&Wrap mini will accommodate the majority of compact Point & Shoot cameras or small Mirrorless equipped with short lenses. Note: Before ordering, please measure your camera by using the measurment chart:
Bird watchers and nature lovers, this one for you:
Introducing miggo’s new game-changing design! miggo Strap&Wrap binoculars is the world’s first binoculars strap that morphs into a protective carrier. Intended for hikers, bird watchers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, this revolutionary carrier lets users easily carry binoculars around their neck, with the added benefit of position adjustment to suit the user’s convenience. After using the binoculars, simply re-zip and wrap the strap around them. Within 2 seconds it becomes a protective padded carrier which can be dropped into a backpack. Designed for ROOF and PRISM type binoculars of up to 10x42. miggo Strap&Wrap is made of light, high quality, impact-resistant neoprene and pleasant Lycra fabric that allows carrying binoculars all day without tiring your neck. The Lycra is noise-less to ensure viewing animals without fear of revelation. A pair of designated pockets protect the binoculars from sharp objects when around your neck, during movement. When in wrapped mode, miggo Strap&Wrap protects the binoculars from scratches and impact inside your backpack - even if it is full of other equipment. miggo Strap&Wrap comes in two colors: black with touches of blue, and camo design. Note: Before ordering, please measure your binoculars by using the measurement chart:
Don't worry about anything else until this project ends. After the project ends (June 30) we will send you a survey asking you for shipping information. We will also ask you which items you are ordering from the reward menu. Until then, you do not need to specify any details to us. You can kick back and enjoy life, knowing that you've got some sweet camera gear coming your way.
BRING BACK REAL PHOTOGRAPHY!
That was our motto when we established miggo in 2014. We discovered (we know it wasn’t exactly a cure for cancer, but still…) that more and more photography enthusiasts were leaving their camera at home and favoring candid shots with their smartphones. That wasn’t much of a surprise, because smartphones go with us everywhere and it’s not much fun schlepping your camera around like a tourist… and that was the trigger that inspired miggo. We established the company to provide all photography enthusiasts with comfortable, smart and simple carrying solutions for their “real” cameras.
A bit of history? miggo was established by a group of designers who worked together at Kata Bags and Manfrotto. Kata is known for its countless camera and video bags, which were developed in-house and marketed worldwide. It’s not surprising that to this day Kata bags are still considered some of the world’s best camera bags around. After the company was merged with the headquarters in Italy, we founded miggo. We had years of combined experience in developing award-winning camera cases and bags, as well as a passion to bring to market new concepts for carrying cameras. In 2014, miggo successfully launched its first round of products on Kickstarter – the strap&wrap and grip&wrap series – comfortable camera straps which morph into protective carriers. The Kickstarter campaign was successful beyond our wildest dreams – raising over 400% of the original funding goal and receiving great responses from users and professional magazines and websites alike. Today the company is busy developing a number of new products, for photographers and people who like outdoor activities.
So this is it... We hope you like what you see. Thank you so much for your support! back our project or just share. we'll appreciate it all.
LOVE, team miggo
Risks and challenges
We have invested tons of effort in order to make sure we will be able to deliver the AGUA on time but, Murphy is always on the lookout and many unexpected things can happen .
The factory we selected has decades of experience in producing neoprene bags and cases and we have made prepared many samples and carefully selected material suppliers and shipping companes. Backup plans are in place and we promise to make our up-most efforts to reduce any delays that might arise to minimum.
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