Alta Access 38X


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£99.99 £129.99 In Stock


The ALTA ACCESS 38X is the largest shoulder bag that is designed to carry pro levels of kit in comfort, fitting 1 or 2 Pro DSLR camera bodies with lens (up to 300 f2.8) attached, 5-6 additional lenses, a flash, a 15” laptop/tablet.  It also incudes a separate, detachable pouch for additional kit, and features a discrete tripod carrying system for a full sized tripod. Perfect for Photojournalists/Event Photographers on-the-go, we guarantee no more fumbling with our ‘get that scoop’ quick-action split second top access.


  • Well padded and customisable inserts for 1-2 Pro DSLR camera bodies with lens (up to 300 f2.8) attached, 5-6 additional lenses
  • Separate detachable pouch for additional kit
  • Removable insert for up to a 15" tablet/laptop
  • Tripod holder that can carry a full sized tripod, but tucks away discretely when not in use
  • Numerous pockets and organizers, including secure rear and front pockets for passport or other accessories


  • Full wide access to your kit by opening the top flap, but secured by a zip and clip for maximum protection on the go
  • Quick top access with single zipper motion on the go
  • Brightly coloured interior to make it easy to find your kit, even in low light conditions


  • Well-padded, anti-slip shoulder strap and torso stabiliser
  • Converts to a "backpack" system for longer journeys
  • Rear strap connects to the handle of your wheel-along luggage


  • Advertise your business when appropriate with the double flap to hide or reveal your business card when needed, with bonus "PRESS" sign.
  • Off the clock? The camera insert can be removed to transforms the Alta Access into an everyday messenger bag
  • Clean and dry – water/scratch resistant material on the bottom and a rain cover is included

The Alta Access camera bags come in a range of three sizes and you can see the full range by clicking here

£99.99 £129.99

The ALTA ACCESS 38X is the definitive ‘get that scoop’ quick-action messenger bag, designed for on-the-go photojournalists and event photographers. With just one swift top zip opening we guarantee shooting in seconds. Not to mention no more fumbling about for a lens to change, to reach the flash, or any other in action working function.

Well-padded internal compartments, dividers and pouches offer easy, versatile setup. effortlessly carries a large professional gear kit, which consists of a Pro DSLR, an additional body, 5-6 lenses (up to 300mm f/4), a flash and a multitude of accessories. Other essentials are also addressed and protected in a 15” laptop pouch, dedicated accessory pockets and internal and external pouches. For the rapidly growing video-driven professionals, our optimal tripod carrying system is integrated into the design and this unique connector can also be used to attach personal items such as a jacket.

For easy setup/access, the Alta Access range opens up wide, allowing easy access to the interior, which is brightly coloured to make finding your kit easy, even in low light conditions.  For maximum security on the go the top flap both zips down and clips up.

At Vanguard we know that a great bag is one you want to carry even when you're off the clock, so versatility is key, and the detachable insert, dividers and pouches can be removed and reloaded in one easy step, giving you a seamless transition from camera bag to an everyday messenger bag, and back!

All-encompassing protection features begin with our second-to-none quality, materials and bag construction, are reinforced within by our padded dividers & pouches, and finally are always ready for any eventuality, staying dry with our reinforced water/scratch resistant material on the bottom and our total coverage rain cover.

The ALTA ACCESS messenger style carrying mode is enhanced by a well-padded anti-slip shoulder strap and an additional torso stabilising strap, for optimal weight distribution when slung diagonally. When quick action is not required, then other comfortable carrying modes can be utilised, such as the simple conversion into the backpack configuration, or the connection to the handle of your wheel-along luggage.

Can’t afford to miss a beat? The ALTA ACCESS is the working solution you have always wished for!

Access To Camera Kit Top (full wide opening or fast top zip) Top (full wide opening or fast top zip)
Accessories Accessory pouch / Rain cover / "Press" decal Accessory pouch / Rain cover / "Press" decal
Colour Black Black
Suitable for DSLR 1-2 Pro Bodies with lens up to 300 f2.8 1-2 Pro Bodies with lens up to 300 f2.8
Extended Warranty Limited Lifetime if registered with Vanguard Limited Lifetime if registered with Vanguard
External Dimensions 17 1/2 × 10 1/4 × 12 inches 445 × 260 × 305mm
Hand Luggage Compatible No No
Internal Dimensions 15 × 6 1/4 × 11 inches 380 × 160 × 280mm
Max Lens capacity 6 6
Suitable For Mirrorless No (too big) No (too big)
Notebook capacity 15" 15"
Suitable for PRO Kits Yes Yes
Rain Cover Yes Yes
Series Alta Access Alta Access
Shoulder Bag Type Shoulder bag Shoulder bag
Tripod Storage Yes - Front (tucks away when not needed) Yes - Front (tucks away when not needed)
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year
Weight 4.4lbs 2.0kg