As you can tell, the Franiec grip that I have is much smaller than the Fotodix grip/bracket. The "additional bulk" of the Franiec grip does not increase the depth of the camera at all, even if you have the smallest lens possible mounted on it. So I don't find it any less pocketable or packable. The Fotodix grip seems to increase the dimensions in 2 if not 3 directions, and makes it essentially non-pocketable. However the Fotodix grip is easily removeable if you so choose.