Just received my Guru today after figuring out a seven mile hike sucked with my Crumpler 7MDH over my shoulder and my tripod held in hand the entire way. I did about two months worth of casual research and decided upon the f-stop Guru due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews everywhere I looked.
What I purchased:
Guru backpack - Foliage Green - $149
Medium Slope ICU - $85
Small Rain Cover - $19
Small Gatekeeper Straps - $12
Grand total = $280
The bag comes in Black, Foliage Green and Malibu Blue. When I was originally ready to buy a few weeks ago only the Blue was in stock. I emailed them and they promptly got back to me stating that more colors were due to arrive any day now.
Sure enough, less than two weeks later the Foliage Green was available.
Received today and via UPS Ground in a 20 x 9 x 12 x cardboard box.Opened up to find the pack and ICU enclosed in individual woven totes, a nice touch.
The bags screams quality. Really nice stitching and places all over to attach extra accessories.
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/sdPtmC]IMG_5039.jpg by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
The ICU itself is a very nice padded insert that can easily be removed to store by itself and swap out another ICO or just use the pack as a day pack without camera gear...
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/svoaVg]IMG_5052.jpg by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ryppHC]IMG_5049.jpg by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
I inserted the ICU from the top front and adjusted the compartments for my 6D and assorted lenses. Very easy to do with velcro dividers and a few keepers as well.
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/sdPrLo]F-Stop Guru by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/sdQvDU]IMG_5038.jpg by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
A few more various shots...
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ryAZTZ]IMG_5053.jpg by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/svq3vX]IMG_5048.jpg by FarmerTed1971, on Flickr
I loaded it up with quite a bit of stuff and it feels nice on the shoulders. First impression is VERY good. I think I'm really going to like this bag.
I'll update when I actually get to take it out for some field testing.