“The maker of the most recognized brand of professional video equipment bags and accessories on the planet. From ballparks to battlefields, from San Francisco to Shanghai, news crews the world over use Porta-Brace.”
-Mike Hegedus, CNBC
Because when it comes to their equipment’s protection and performance, there can be no compromise. Porta-Brace has been designing and manufacturing the highest-quality cases and covers, without compromise, since 1972. Porta-Brace sets the industry’s highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Each case is hand-inspected to ensure that we never miss a stitch or cut a corner. There are no “seconds” or “irregulars” at Porta-Brace. If it’s not exactly right, we fix it. And when it’s our best work, we sign our name on the tag you’ll find in every Portabrace case.
We use only the highest-quality, field-tested materials such as solid maple handles, steel rings and clips, genuine suede leather, YKK® zippers, cold weather insulation, and Cordura® fabrics.
All Porta-Brace field-production cases are made with Cordura® nylon, a remarkable fabric with at least twice the strength and abrasion- resistance of canvas.
We buy the heaviest, urethane-coated (for water-resistance) Cordura® available. We then construct our cases with a double thickness of this costly material. In addition, polyethylene foam padding is inserted between the double layer of Cordura® - an extra measure of protection for your equipment.
Technology advances fast in the world of creative production and Porta-Brace designers and production leaders are committed to being at the forefront of technological evolution so that you remain Shoot Ready®, no matter how often your equipment requirements change.
From new cases and covers for the latest video cameras, to new protective materials, to completely new product ranges for major technological shifts- no other company brings product innovation to market faster and more completely, than Porta-Brace.
Porta-Brace has over 700 current products (and over 1,000 in our Case Archives), many of which are custom fit to specific equipment models. All our cases and covers are designed and fabricated specifically for the harsh and unpredictable conditions typical of remote field use and demanding transport. Extreme heat, cold, moisture, impact and other environmental risks are central factors in the product-design process for all Porta-Brace products.
Founded in North Bennington, Vermont in 1972, Porta-Brace still operates in a century-old mill on the banks of the Walloomsac River, at the base of Mount Anthony in the Green Mountains. Each case is still cut, sewn, framed, and inspected by hand by an experienced and dedicated team of craftspeople. The Porta-Brace heritage of quality workmanship and exceptional performance is inherent in the Vermont traditions of artistry, free-expression, woodworking, cottage industry, and fierce independence. Vermonters are a proud lot, and the Portabrace team is no exception.
Please compare the design and quality of our cases and covers with any other. We offer only professional-quality products – for amateur as well as professional photographers, videographers, and sound recordists.
We believe that your field carrying solution should never be considered an “accessory”- your purchase of a Porta-Brace protective carrying solution represents and investment in well-constructed, thoughtfully designed product, which will protect your expensive equipment as it promotes efficient and flexible field-production.