Kartmaster HD500 S hand truck (wheeled cart) for moving digital camera equipment out on location or while traveling.

In the beginning a backpack-kind of pack is enough, especially if you take pictures mainly on the weekends and vacations. But once you move up to a more advanced level of photography you will eventually need a means to carry your growing quantity of equipment. About 20 years ago I bought a wheeled cart but shortly it fell apart. Then I saw an ad for Remin Kart-a-Bag that offered free repairs for five years, so I calculated this was a practical deal (since I overload all my carts, hastening their premature demise).

Remin. Carry camera cases and equipment
This is Andrea David, now ten years later Andrea Rickert with her first child named Maya in remembrance of her years in Guatemala working as a volunteer. She still lives in Germany and still helps FLAAR projects when she has the opportunity and when FLAAR staff are in Germany attending trade shows.

Eventually the subway stairs of the world's cities and countless miles of rough pavement throughout Latin America wore out even the Remin Kart-a-bag units, but their repair facility put them back in tiptop condition at no cost. Furthermore, they honored the guarantee in a friendly manner (as opposed to one tripod company which kept charging huge replacement fees even through their advertising claimed their tripods were flawless, would last your entire lifetime, and would be repaired free).

Our review policy is to list as many viable alternatives as possible. In the case of this class of cart, I have never found any other that is either comparable or a realistic alternative. I have recommended Remin products to many people, in fact finally the marketing department of the Remin company heard about my comments and called my office to offer their new Kartmaster model HD 500 S to test out.

I currently have four Kart-a-bag carts, two model 800 and two model Super 600. I station some in Germany and keep others in the USA. When I am totally overloaded I have learned to use two of them simultaneously, pushing one while I pull the other.

Utility hand truck (cart) for carrying your camera cases

After we had been testing Kart-a-bag equipment for a year, Remin developed their Kartmaster model HD500 and HD 500 S (for shelf). If you have to set up a computer for your digital camera then the shelf can be quite helpful.
Today in 2009, ten years later, we still have these Kartmaster HD500 S hand trucks for carting around camera equipment.

Since FLAAR itself is an evaluation institute, we do not ourselves sell any equipment. For further information, contact Remin (Kart-a-bag), 510 Manhattan Road, Jiliet, IL 60433, tel (800) 423-9328.

Kart a bag from Remin. Carrying your camera cases
Here Andrea David is using the Remin Kart-a-bag Kartmaster... to load photography equipment into a boat to return to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. On the other side of this inlet is Belize.  The Coleman coolers hold camera equipment, unfortunately not ice and beer.


Kartmaster cart seting up our equipment at the UFM
Kartmaster cart at the UFM
At UFM, seting up the Kartmaster cart, which can be converted into a solid work table.


Nicholas Hellmuth seting up his computer, working on the Kartmaster. Luis seting up the equipment
Kartmaster cart at the Capuchinas convent
At Capuchinas Convent, seting up the Kartmaster cart, which can be converted into a solid work table.



Additional photographs added March 2009.
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