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After selling my Flipside 300 (review here:http://photography-on-the.net ...light=Flipside+300+​review) I decided to pick up either a Burton Zoom pack or the dakine. I chose the Dakine. I picked it up for 119.

Why did I sell the flipside?
1. Kind of awkward. The shell was very hard, and the back was ONLY a camera bag. No room for anything else.
2. Not big enough. I found that it weighed about 25 lbs with all my gear in it
3. Looked like a camera bag. Im going to have this bag in my high school, I defiantly do not want it to scream camera bag!


First thoughts:
This bag is HUGE! I havent even found all the pockets yet! There are alot of straps going everywhere around the bag. I am not sure even how properly carry a skateboard on it!

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There are side pockets on either side, for just about anything.
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On this bag, You access the camera for the back. This is bad because you cant get the camera quickly, but alot better if you are in a town or something because thieves cant get to your camera!
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The camera block. In it was my 1D with 70-200 f4, 430ex, 50 1.8, caps, and 2 1D batts. The 1D batts would be where my XTi would go, and the lens would go next to it. On the flap, there are 2 pockets for a rocket blower, lens cleaner, cables, just about anything. There is also room above the block for a light rain jacket, etc.
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The camera block out of the bag. It has a shoulder strap, so you can just take the camera, and not the whole bag.
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The main pocket. This is big enough for a reflector, pens, cards, personal needs, etc.
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This is the top pocket. There are 2 sections, I have glasses in one, but the other one is big enough for another pair of glasses, or anything.
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I am 6'1"
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Things I like about this bag
1. Does not look like a camera bag
2. It's HUGE
3. removable camera block
4. Its fairly comfortable
5. my flash can sit it the bag standing up. This saves an enormous amount of room.
6. Relatively inexpensive compared to other brands.

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I like it. I'm getting one.:) I hope I can put bit more gears into it than current North Face Recon.

Post #3, Mar 26, 2008 17:41:10


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You forgot to mention that although its huge it doesn't look it and goes on planes as carry on. To mount a board you attach the strap that was stored where your Oakleys are to the top and at the very bottom (where it says sequence in your pix) there is another strap hidden in the bag which goes around the bottom.

I love mine and prefer it to mu Lowepro Phototrekker AWII. It fits everything in my sig (including the tripod if I dont have skis)

Make sense?

Neil

Post #4, Mar 26, 2008 20:02:01


1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

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Decided it would be easier to show what I meant by editing your picture, I hope you dont mind

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1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

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Wow thanks ha ha

I dont think I would have figured that out on my own... :lol:

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I found the straps by accident to be honest. If I'm attaching my tripod I wrap the top strap aound the head a few times and slip the legs through the loop on the bottom (its in the small velcro pouch bottom left)

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1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

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da_nige wrote in post #5199164external link
I found the straps by accident to be honest. If I'm attaching my tripod I wrap the top strap aound the head a few times and slip the legs through the loop on the bottom (its in the small velcro pouch bottom left)

Any chance of a pic of your bag loaded. My range of gear is similar to yours and I might be on the market for a bag. Thanks

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Yeah no problem, I'll get on it tomorrow if thats OK. Do you just want a shot of the main part of the bag(i.e inside the camera block)?

Neil

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1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

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post it up brah!

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da_nige wrote in post #5206162external link
Yeah no problem, I'll get on it tomorrow if thats OK. Do you just want a shot of the main part of the bag(i.e inside the camera block)?

Neil

Cheers Neil. I think I'm looking for a shot of the bag loaded with the camera and lenses. Also one with the tripod attached would be really fantastic. Thanks again.

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No problem, there are too few pictures/reviews of the Sequence.

Sorry I haven't done it already, I didn't plan on skiing today(i'm in Canada on holiday) then went up so I'm just in. I'll post some pix within the next few hours.

Neil

Post #12, Mar 28, 2008 16:51:37


1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

Gitzo 3530LSV tripod and Manfrotto monopod, various pieces of camo gear, various filters and cables. Lowepro (x3) Dakine and Crumpler bags.

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also looking forward to a pic with the tripod attached! Thanks!

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Ok as promised some pix.

First up the bag loaded and labelled and a photo to show the size of the top pocket

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1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

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OK next we have a shot of the bag with the tripod attached

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1DIV -- 40D -- 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX -- 17-40mm f4 L -- 24-70mm f2.8 L -- 70-200mm f2.8 L II -- 100mm f2.8 Macro -- 300mm f4 L IS -- 500mm f4 [COLOR=red]L IS -- 1.4 II -- 580EXII x2 -- 430EXII

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