To compliment the other two photo bags, ILE is now producing the Prime. The Prime is a very similar setup to the original, just in a smaller size. The camera compartment is the same as on the larger bags, but the top compartment is a bit smaller. This makes the bag suited well as a carry on, and it’s more maneuverable for hiking and biking. The Prime is also available in a MOLLE equipped variant as well. This downsized Prime runs $320.
Along with the updated bags, ILE is now producing two new accessories in the form of a phone holster and seat bag. The phone holster attaches to any ILE or other bag for quick access to your phone. The holster is not limited to just the iPhone either. Other phones, as well as some point and shoots will fit, since the holster is made with elastic sides that can accommodate a wide range of devices. The holster is constructed out of military spec 500D Corduar nylon, Velcro, and elastic. Cost is set at $40.
The ILE seat bag, as you probably guessed, is also made out of the same super tough Cordura Nylon. The bag is designed in standard fashion, and attaches under the seat. This is one for the minimalist though. Expect to fit a CO2 inflator, multi-tool, tire lever, and tube. Custom colors are available so you can be all matchy matchy. The ILE seat bag runs $40.
All ILE products are handmade by Eric and his assistant in the USA. These bags made in small production runs, and often they are even made to order. ILE is always thinking up new designs that push the envelope as well. Keep your eyes out for a review of their upcoming Flaptop bag soon.