Musikmesse 2013: Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL

Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL

The Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL is for a Traktor Kontrol S4 or equivalent sized DJ controller, and is designed for frequent, pro use.

DJ accessory manufacturer Magma has added a new high-end DJ bag to its line-up, the Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL. Aimed at the frequently touring DJ who needs to carry a Traktor Kontrol S4 or equivalent plus all the accessories needed for a DJ show away from home.

Generously padded, and with high quality construction and jumbo zips, the backpack-style bag has user-configurable internal padding, so you can use it to carry different shaped mid-sized DJ items too (such as a four-channel mixer, for instance). It should also be suitable for the larger Reloop and Vestax controllers - anything that's the same size or slightly smaller than the Kontrol S4 ought to fit it.

As well as a DJ controller (with a Decksaver cover for extra button protection, if desired), the bag is designed to hold a large laptop, extra modular controllers (such as a pair of Kontrol X1s), headphones, timecode vinyl, cables and a substantial laptop stand. It has a zip-out extended to make it several inches deeper if needed.

Rather than being fabric, it is manufactured in a thick, high-quality and 100% waterproof rubberised plastic material, with water-sealing on all zips too. The back is deeply padded for comfort (that amount of gear would be heavy!) and the two shoulder straps have horizontal stabiliser straps.


• The Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL is due soon, at €199.

Are you looking for the "perfect" Traktor Kontrol S4 (or equivalent) bag? Do you like the look of this? If you've already got a controller bag, what did you go for - and why? Please share your thoughts in the comments.


  1. I really enjoy Magma bags, my Digi-Control XL works pretty well even though I have a far more modular setup now.

  2. DJwookieGBG says:

    Looks nice, but I think trolley/sling bag is more comfortable.
    I just ordered Magma Digi-Bag. Hope its good as they say!

  3. I think I'd prefer a trolley if I were carrying that much gear. I presume the backpack's price doesn't include visits to the chiropractor... 😉

  4. Seems like it does't even compare to my Mono Konroller bag, having to use dividers or anything like that is defiantly irritating to me. The only thing that is a turn on about this bag is the backpack design, even then still would be HUGE backpack. Making bags for large items is always difficult, but Mono nailed it.

    I would love to see more gear bag reviews I always enjoy them! Keep it up Phil!

    • I agree! I love my Kontroller bag too - In fact, pretty much anything made by Mono rocks! I have a Kontroller for the S4, a Kondenser backpack and a Civilian Expander pack, and pretty much spend 90% of my time on the road. These are really high quality bags!

  5. DJ SpecializED says:

    my namba "big namba" bag has served me pretty well, phil do you know the msrp of this magma?

  6. Michael kirby says:

    Just crap bags. Had it for about 3 months minimal minimal use, never even had it loaded just a laptop and headphones zippers a re completely ripped off and the stitching has all came apart, can't find anything on warranty. Go buy a real backpack instead of wasting 300$ on this trash.

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