Morally Toxic are the first two camera bags from U.K-based makers of the 3 Legged Thing tripods. The company claims the bags are “a bold approach in a market saturated with staid and corporate designs. The debut products are the Valkyre camera backpack and the Wraith messenger/sling bag. Each of the bags is available in two sizes and three colors – Onyx, Emerald, and Sapphire.
Valkyrie and Wraith have water-resistant Frog wet/dry pocket for storing electronics. The interior has “Pocket Dividers” which bag dividers with integrated pockets that ensure cables, cloths, filters and the like can be stowed separately. Both bags are constructed from premium fabrics including Morally Toxic’s own unique jacquard, which combines a vintage map of the company’s home village, Stagsden, with a reptilian print. Due to the woven pattern, and the way the fabric is cut, each bag will be unique.
“This has been a long time coming, and it’s so exciting to launch another brand, eleven years after I brought 3 Legged Thing to the world,” said Danny Lenihan, CEO and founder, Morally Toxic and 3 Legged Thing. “I have much greater aspirations for Toxic, and we’re already working on an entire range of bags for hiking, gym, kit bags, fashion, and any number of other bags that you see every day on the high street. I’ve spent five years working on the initial designs, honing and redesigning to optimize everything, from the aesthetics, to the workflow, to security and protective innovations.”
Toxic’s Valkyrie backpack is available in Medium (20L) and Large (25L) sizes. With quality YKK standard or Aquaguard zippers on all compartments to keep gear secure, there’s even a secret stash pocket to stow money or a passport. The Valkyrie backpack has a soft-touch protective padded pocket for laptop or tablet carry – up to 13” in the medium and up to 15” in the large bag, that keeps them separate from the main interior space. Valkyrie has a suggested retail price of £259.99 / US$299.99 / €249.99 (Medium) and £269.99 / US$309.99 / €258.33 (Large).
Externally Valkyrie is built for comfort as the rear fascia features a 3-point, air-flow back support system, with cushioned lumbar and scapula pads, designed to allow air to flow freely, keeping users’ backs cool. The shoulder straps have been contoured to fit all body shapes and sizes, and feature thick, comfortable padding with air mesh. They feature both horizontal and vertical webbing, for attachment of accessories. An adjustable chest strap adds security, and detachable padded waist straps are included for comfort, and security on more challenging terrains.
Valkyrie can carry even more gear on the outside, with built-in tripod carry straps and retaining loop to hold the legs together when walking. All straps stowaway when not needed. A roomy side pocket can carry a drinks bottle or small marsupial.
Wraith is a camera messenger / sling bag that challenges conventional design, and is available in Medium (15L) and Large (20L) sizes. The bag’s front flap protects the two organiser pockets, that have counter-flow zips to prevent side access or theft and houses a hidden pocket for those valuable items like cash and passports. Wraith has a suggested retail price of £169.99 / US$209.99 / €166.66 (Medium) and £179.99 / US$219.99 / €174.99 (Large).
At the rear of Wraith is the laptop pocket, with corner access YKK Aquaguard zipper. The rear panel also houses a luggage strap, for connecting to suitcases or roller bags. The side of the bag features a mesh pocket for a water bottle or flask.
The shoulder strap is made of woven nylon webbing, smooth and tactile, with easily adjustable length, and finished with a detachable shoulder pad, with air-mesh and silicone grips. It has a choice of side or rear attachment points to enable use as a messenger or sling-style bag. All D-rings and hardware are Duralock nylon and designed to withstand the rigors of everyday professional use.