I purchased Inglot’s makeup backpack about a month ago. As a busy artist, there are always bags and carriers that you need to get because even though you’ve been briefed on your jobs, you always take with extra. You know, just in case and this backpack has been a nice (and all too welcome) addition.
Inglot’s website states:
INGLOTs new Pro-Artist Backpack is lightweight yet durable enough to carry all makeup artists’ needs when on the go. The backpack contains two removable and hand washable pouches inside for larger cosmetic items and another four clear vinyl pouches can be found on the door panel to easily store small items.The Pro-Artist Backpack is made from Dacron and features INGLOTs white logo on top. Weight: 1,5kg
Dimensions: 400mm x 320mm x 180mm.
While reading that I thought “Oh, cool. It’s made with Dacron. What is Dacron?” Hop on Google and:
a synthetic polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) with tough, elastic properties, used as a textile fabric.
Great, so this means it should last some time but we shall see. I generally tend to put my tools and carriers through some rigorous use (and I’m not the only,first or last artist to do so) so when I buy bags and such, longevity is what I’m looking for and not destruction over one season but it happens. So far, the bag has held together very well and I’m rough with my goods. Yes, there are times when I just smuit the bag down (and cringe hoping the goods inside are ok).
While it’s certainly not the biggest bag, it’s great for smaller jobs or as a supplementary bag. I’ve been using it as a hair kit carrier, a small job use bag, an extra makeup bag as well as an on-set stand by bag and it’s worked well during each task. All-in-all, a very good buy and at R1500 (ZAR so you can work out the exchange) it was worth it.
Have you or do you use a makeup backpack? Add your thoughts in the comments!