Well I'm off to WRC Portugal in May and my normal Portabrace camera bag wont get through hand luggage so I bought one that will just. Although its a little bigger than I thought its still cool! It will also fit a 17" laptop in the back of the bag but I plan to put a ION2 netbook when they are released. Fits everything in perfectly! Tis a bit big My Next purchase for the Rally and other things is a solid state recorder for my Sony HVR-Z1E. As this camera is tape based it used to take hours to get all the footage off tape onto the PC for editing. Now all I have to do is remove the CF and copy the files onto my PC - Having hours of processing time saved. Then I needed some decent CF cards so I purchased: Sandisk ones will be used mainly but transcend is there for back reasons. They will give me about 150mins per 32GB 2 sets of CF readers and Sony Pro Duo for 2 other HD cameras I have. To give you an idea of the tapes I've used here is most of them and they are about £10 per tape. There is about 50 tapes there so the MRC1K over time will save me some cash and a hell of alot of time!