I have a Tenba Messenger, and use it more as a briefcase. I don't recommend it to others as a camera bag.
Last time I checked, Henry's had discounted the Retro bags...all but the Retro5. The only way I know how to reduce bulk in a bag is to leave the padding out. That's what Domke does. Have you looked at Domke bags? I have 2. My F3X is a delight. My F2 becomes very heavy with my gear. I use a Domke Postal Pad on both bags.
I like my Think Tank Urban Disguise, a UD40. But it wouldn't carry all your gear. I sold my Retro10 because it was too big and bulky, packing light. And I didn't like the raincover. I am the only one here speaking badly about the Retro bag; however, I don't see any alternatives.
Iused to have good luck working with 2 bags. A storage bag. And a shooter's bag to shoot from.
I get sore carrying my gear. So I intentionally pack light.
https://www.vistek.ca …uper-compact-bagsand.aspx This is it right? I don't know why Vistek is only showing the bare minimum of info on it...
Do you know what it can carry (look at my sig, but minus the T2i and the 18-55, 55-250 lenses) ? Is it tall enough to take the 70-200 f/2.8 standing tall?