...and my 5 cents:
Manfrotto BumbleBee 220 (https://www.youtube....h?v=AO2SnpkG-58)
Been using it for years now, and it works very well. Good quality, and thanks to being a backpack, and of a smaller appearance it usually does not attract any attention at the check in Easily fits into the overhead lockers or under the seat.
As for all the crap inside:
-Nauticam GH4 housing + 6" dome + 4.33" fisheye dome + 45 macro port + housing handles
-2 Sola lights + charger
-2 dive computers
-2 Inon Z-240s
-2 lenses 45 and 12-35
-misc crap - pump, Nauticam tool, o-rings, 5 sets of Eneloops, some paperwork, camera charger, usb cables, strobe ball mounts, extra ball mounts for housing, fiber optic cables, 3 pairs of diffusers, yellow filters etc
Basically most of the stuff..only things that travel separately are: GH4 body + 7-14, 8,14-140 + 2 fluro filters (small camera bag, over the shoulder), clamps, floats, arms, dyi snoot, AA battery charger (main suitcase)
Total weight round 12 kg, and that is including a laptop. Again, since it looks smallish, nobody bothers to check it. Once got pulled by some overzealous SwissPort employee, but as soon as the nearby Garuda rep arrived and heard it is a UW camera, it was immediately waved through, no further questions asked. Never flew via US though so dunno about the famous TSA...
Pics attached (took out two plastic bags with some paperwork, o-rings and tool, that usually are on top of the pile)
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