Vanguard UP-Rise 48 Backpack Review
..so since I can't write a full fledged review I'll make it a post! First the pictures.
Link to item - Vanguard Up-Rise 48 Backpack:
PART 2 PICTURES IN POST BELOW.
This is the biggest backpack of the UP-Rise series from Vanguard - as you can see I compared it to my Flipside 300 from Lowepro. Doesn't look that much bigger (great plus IMO I hate boxy looking big bags especially when I swing and I slug someone), I was able to put 2 gripped bodies in my backpack (60D + 5D II gripped) and walk around without feeling discomfort. Yes the bag is a itty bit heavier than normal but heck I am okay with it since it balances a lot for me. Now the biggest thing I noticed I dislike - I just don't like waist straps but they are there and when you load in a laptop - the backpack gets mondo heavy. Not sure if that's a killer for you but it sucked having 2 bodies and 1 laptop. Without the laptop, it felt great. OH, and a major killer ..the bag is meant to be a sling type bag as well so you can "quick" access the camera from the side - well bad news, if your camera is gripped it won't work. Only non grip bodies can come out the side access. Hmm..other than that ask questions!
besides all that of what I said above. I LOVE THE BAG - it can be as my daily backpack when I don't wanna bring the Flipside 300 or when I need to seriously bring both camera bodies onto the location with everything else..and just for fun lug my 15.6" laptop. I do plan to add a locking mechanism to the zippers so they are secured when I have a 2nd camera body in the upper compartment...hmm and has that lovely rain cover.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, the divider that sits between my Kenko and 60D - the divider is NOT removable...everything else you can play tetris with. The other side of the bag has a little tripod holder...not sure bout it cause I carry my heavy tripod in another bag.