CRDPOUCH From CRDBAG – Accessory Organizer Review

CRDBAG is a Swedish company specializing in organization and storage for creative professionals. Suppose you’re a photographer, filmmaker, DIT, or sound professional constantly battling an ever-growing pile of cables, dongles, widgets, and kits. In that case, CRDBAG’s CRDPOUCH range of organizer bags is designed for you.

Disclaimer: CRDBAG provided me with some of the CRDPOUCH bags for review. They were prohibited from seeing the review before publication, and no money was exchanged. I may make a small commission if you buy these products through the links on this page.

How Do You Pronounce CRDBAG?

A CRDWALL to store your CRDPOUCH collection.

I wasn’t sure about this, so I asked the company after sending me these products for review. CRD is pronounced “cord,” so the company is called “cord bag,” and the product name is “cord pouch.” It is not named after the cords and cables you might store inside them, nor the Cordura material they are made from. The name is derived from the CRDWALL system pictured above. The CRDWALL is an innovative space-saving storage solution designed to work with the CRDPOUCH bags.

With that out of the way, let’s get into our deep dive into the CRDBAG CRDPOUCH bags.


CRDBAG’s CRDPOUCH is available in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. You can use my hand in the gallery above to gain a sense of scale when comparing the relative sizes, or you can refer to the dimensions in the table below if you want to choose a model to fit specific items in your kit.

CRDBAG CRDPOUCH Specifications

CRDPOUCH Small15 X 23.5 X 0.5 cm (5.9″H X 9.25″W X 0.2″D)95 g (0.2 lbs)
CRDPOUCH Medium18.5 X 27 X 0.5 cm (7.28″H X 10.6″W X 0.2″D)115 g (0.25 lbs)
CRDPOUCH Large23.5 X 32.5 X 0.5 cm (9.25″H X 12.79″W X 0.2″D)145 g (0.32 lbs)
CRDPOUCH Extra Large28 X 44 X 0.5 cm (11″H X 17.3″W X 0.2″D)195 g (0.43 lbs)
These are the specifications for the current (v2) version of the CRDPOUCH bags.


While you can’t buy V1 CRDPOUCHES anymore, I include their dimensions below for those who may own V1 pouches and are interested in how they compare to the updated V2 sizing.

  • CRDPOUCH V1 Small – Dimensions: 10 X 23 X 0.5 cm (3.9″H X 9″W X 0.2″D)
  • CRDPOUCH V1 Medium – Dimensions: 15 X 28 X 0.5 cm (5.9″H X 11″W X 0.2″D)
  • CRDPOUCH V1 Large – Dimensions: 20 X 33 X 0.5 cm (7.9″H X 13″W X 0.2″D)
  • CRDPOUCH V1 Extra Large – Dimensions: 25 X 43 X 0.5 cm (9.8″H X 17″W X 0.2″D)


CRDPOUCH bags are available in singles, 2-packs, 4-packs, and 8-packs for each size, and a kit that includes one of each size. You can also save 15% if you use out discount code: SHUTTERMUSE15. (Prices correct as of January 2024)

  • CRDPOUCH Small $36USD ($30.60 with our discount code)
  • CRDPOUCH Medium$38.50USD ($32.73 with our discount code)
  • CRDPOUCH Large$43USD ($36.55 with our discount code)
  • CRDPOUCH Extra Large$47USD ($39.95 with our discount code)
  • CRDPOUCH Organizer Kit (One of each size)$149USD ($126.65 with our discount code)

These are high prices for accessory pouches, but as you’ll see when we delve into the features, they are justified by the durable materials and high-end hardware chosen. The CRDPOUCH bags are hitting the high end of accessory management options but are not disproportionally expensive. Instead, they are unashamedly high-end. I recommend the Shimoda Accessory Pouch or the Think Tank Cable Management bags if you want something great but a little more wallet-friendly.

CRDPOUCH Features and Design

Handling these bags, it’s immediately apparent that no expense has been spared with material and hardware choices. These are the kind of bags that you buy once in your career.

Weather-Resistant Zippers

YKK AquaGuard zippers

The bags use a weather-resistant YKK AquaGuard zipper with a tough Hypalon zipper pull. There is a zipper garage at each end of the zipper to prevent water ingress at the most vulnerable points. These YKK zippers are the best. No expense has been spared in creating a long-lasting product.

Spring-Loaded Clip

Every bag has a heavy-duty spring-loaded clip.

In keeping with the rugged design of the CRDPOUCH bags, the spring-loaded metal clip is a heavy-duty piece of hardware attached to the bag via a Hypalon loop. These clips can secure the bags to the CRDWALL product mentioned earlier or clip them to a line attached to your on-set cart. I have been using the small pouch clipped to the key clip in my camera backpack to keep it secure.

Velcro Label Panel

Labeling the contents of your CRDPOUCH is essential, so CRDBAG has provided several different ways to do it. The first is a Velcro panel, which can be used in conjunction with various patches sold in bundles via the CRDBAG website. The bundles include patches labeled with common filmmaking items, such as Sound, Batteries, Filters, Wireless, and Cables, and several colored tabs for further identification. The patches are incredibly well-made and stick solidly to the CRDPOUCH Velcro strips.

Clear Labeling Window

Alongside the Velcro labeling panel is a clear window that can be used in three ways: Firstly, you can quickly stick up to 1-inch gaffer tape for sharpie labeling items specific to a current shoot. For gear items that will live longer in your CRDPOUCH and don’t have a matching patch available from the CRDBAG store, you can use CRDTABS. Write directly on the tabs or use the CRDBAG wireless label maker to print custom stickers perfectly sized for the tabs. The printer’s companion mobile app contains a range of common photography and filmmaking logos to speed up your custom label designs.

Internal Pocket

Each CRDPPOUCH features a zippered internal pocket. The inner mesh pocket’s zipper placement is the only part of the product that I feel could be improved. Due to the large zipper garages on either side of the external zipper, the opening of the pouch does not cross the entire bag. On the other hand, the smaller internal zipper does cross the whole width of the bag, which means you have to reach inside and somewhat awkwardly up into the corner to find the small zipper. It’s quite fiddly, and exacerbated by the small size of the zipper. I plan to fix this minor issue by adding a small cord to each internal zipper to make them easier to grab.

Apple AirTag Compatibility

CRDPOUCH bags have an Apple AirTag pocket to help you keep track of your gear’s location.

I first discovered CRDBAG while researching an article on how photographers and filmmakers can use Apple AirTags to keep track of their gear. If you are unfamiliar with this fantastic technology or want exact details on how to use it to keep track of your gear, read that article. When Apple AirTags were launched, CRDBAG immediately recognized their potential usefulness and built a small AirTag pocket into all their CRDPOUCH bags.

The short version is that they are Bluetooth devices that create a mesh network with other Apple products to piggyback off their location data and help you to locate your gear. Not only can they help you find a lost piece of equipment, but they can also send you notifications when you accidentally leave a piece of gear behind. Both of these scenarios are useful. On a busy film set, it’s easy for a small bag to get packed into the wrong case. AirTags can help prevent this, and they can also notify you if you left something important at home on your way to the job.

CRPOUCH Accessories

CRDBAG has carefully thought about how filmmakers and photographers will use their gear. The PALS Molle adapter and CRDSLING Strap are great ways to add functionality to your CRDPOUC bags, allowing you to join multiple bags together, turn them into a shoulder bag, attach to them a belt or bag strap, and hang other oft-used on-set items from the bags.

Using CRDPOUCH Bags With a Pelican Case

crdbag crdpouch in pelican case

The Pelican 1510 carry-on case and the newer, lighter Pelican 1535AIR carry-on case are standard carry options for photographers, filmmakers, DITs and audio professionals worldwide. As such, the dimensions of the CRDPOUCH bags have been designed with the internal Pelican case dimensions in mind.

The case in the photos is my Pelican 1535AIR that comes with me on all my jobs. Specifically, because I know somebody will ask, this is the Pelican 1535AIR TRVL model that comes with a zippered organizer built into the lid. When considering the relative size of the CRDPOUCH bags compared to the Pelican’s internal size, keep in mind that I usually run this case empty to maximize the available volume. I use a second 1535AIR with a padded insert to carry cameras and lenses. If you put a padded insert into your case or use the popular TrekPak divider system, there will be a little less room, although, by design, still enough to hold the Extra Large CRDPOUCH.

Related Reading: Best Pelican Cases for Photographer and Filmmakers

The Medium CRDPOUCH is designed to fit within the width of a Pelican 1510 or Pelican 1535AIR.

The clever sizing of the CRDPOUCH bags opens up a ton of options for the creative professional that wishes to get their kit perfectly organized. If you like to keep all of your organizers the same size, you could use roughly twenty medium-sized CRDPOUCH bags all lined up in the Pelican case. If you have more oversized items to organize, you could stack several of the Extra Large CRDPOUCH bags on top of one another. If you want to mix up your sizes, you can line up two rows of small and medium bags, or a row of large bags, with small and medium ones perpendicular to them. The photos below should help you visualize these options.

Two rows of Small and Medium CRDPOUCH bags can be lined up side-by-side.
A large CRDPOUCH bag in a Pelican 1535AIR.
Large bags mixed with small and medium.


There will no doubt be some people who turn their noses up at the price of these bags. They certainly aren’t the cheapest option. But I’m just as sure that plenty of people will feel their inner organization nerd being drawn immediately to the CRDPOUCH products. For some people – and I must admit this includes me – there is something incredibly satisfying about outfitting your camera case with a well-organized set of matching cases like these. If that sounds like you, and you think long-term and like to buy things only once, I highly recommend the CRDPOUCH lineup.

Where to Buy – Save 15%

CRDPOUCH bags are available directly from the CRDBAG website. Express international shipping is available and free for orders over $350. The bags are available as singles or discounted multi-packs of 4 or 8 pouches. You can save 15% on your order from the CRDBAG website using our special discount code: SHUTTERMUSE15.

The pouches are also available from B&H Photo. However, you won’t be able to use the 15% discount code, and the discounted multi-packs are also unavailable. It’s probably not the best option for most people, but I’ll include the links anyway.

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Professional photographer based in Yukon, Canada, and founder of Shutter Muse. His editorial work has been featured in publications all over the world, and his commercial clients include brands such as Nike, Apple, Adobe and Red Bull.

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