ZSutton wrote in post #11787521
And its built well?
I've been eying the Vertex 200AW
yes, extremely well built.
Beware of the T-Zip though. Some folks don't like it because it takes "more than ordinary effort" to zip it close. But, I've only had the use the feature once or twice, while out, and it began to rain. Stuffed everything inside, closed the TZip, and walked back to car w/o an umbrella. I was drenched, but inside equipment dry as a bone. (Even put my wife's camera in the bag during one downpour...)
Heck, the bag is designed to be submerged without water getting in (30 feet?).
I bought it precisely because the first time I was caught in a torando by the LI Sound, I had a regular camera bag, but my camera still got soaked, and 2 lenses. Lenses dried out nicely on the stove top... camera didn't. Had to send for repair.
Happens ofter enough since over the last 2 years my wife and I have made a photowalk every single sunday, rain or shine...just because...
the adjustable back plate was a fantastic idea. I can adjust the bag for carrying comfort based on the weight inside, and how the weight causes the pack to lay its torque either on my shoulders or waist.
For the Roller, I do have a LowePro as well. Only, i really use that for storage, and when going on vacations so I can store all my lenses and camera with a lock in one spot. (Still take the Dryzone when I go out, though, even when on vacation). Yes, the 300x can take a laptop, and the inner case separates from the roller portion if desired so you could carry as a backpack. But, the 300x would be overkill? maybe something smaller? [Unless you're planning to add more later, then, in that case, get the bigger one now and the smaller one wouldn't have to be sold later.]