Ascenta wrote in post #18382757
I picked up one of these - a $18 special deal impulse buy (but not on amazon): https://www.amazon.com ...pack-Camera/dp/B009HPC21O
CRAZY small. When I opened it I was about as upset as you could be over $18. But then I started thinking, it may come in handy for quick/lighter trips. And the built-in rain cover is a nice touch (if it works).
I just need to get over the aesthetics...it looks ridiculous on me. The only thing missing is some Hello Kitty graphics.
I read this and couldn't help but smile.
This is my bag that I carry with me every day, https://www.amazon.com ...age_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It's a Manfrotto MB MP-BP-50BB Pro Backpack 50, it's HUGE! but, I really love it! I carry so much stuff in it that when fully loaded with my camera bodies, lenses, MacBook Pro, iPad, flashes and so much other stuff, the bag weighs 39 pounds. If I'm gonna hike out for pictures, I do lighten it up a bit but, it still weighs 20-25 pounds. Obviously that bag is too big and heavy to wear hiking around as I had been doing especially like when I recently went to Sedona and was climbing to get to Devils Bridge.
I ordered that exact same bag from Amazon, Case Logic CPL-108BK, I absolutely love it! To me, it's the perfect size. I carry one body with lens attached, a couple extra lenses, a flash and spare batteries for the camera and flash and a couple other miscellaneous items and I still have room for a couple more lenses or an extra body if I want.
It doesn't bother me that I have to remove the pack and remove the camera. Me personally, I don't care for side access packs, just my own preference.
The funny part is that when I read the original post, the first thing I thought of was this Case Logic backpack and then I read your post now, I'm jealous that I didn't get mine for $18.