So, I've seriously been scouring the web for 3 weeks trying to find a backpack to fit my gear and that also doesn't look like a mini-fridge on my back.
I pulled the trigger and bought two bags...
1) Thule Perspektiv Daypack: The bag looks and feels amazing...only catch was that it had the worst build quality I've ever seen. One of the zipper finger loops broke the first day I opened it, and the interior felt was the worst quality in a bag I've ever seen. The removable compartment was also put together with glue and tape! I was so disappointed bc the bag was super comfortable and looked great.
2) KATA 3n1-22: This bag looked cool online and sounded like it could fit my gear but it was a real tight fit. The bag has great build quality, but its so narrow and bulky that it made it uncomfortable to wear. It was even worse trying to wear it as a sling. It felt like I had a UPS box strapped to my back.
So, I returned them both and I'm back on the hunt. So, I need a bag to hold the following gear...
-Canon 7D with 28-135 lens attached
-canon ring flash
-space to stash papers, small booklet, ipad mini
Here are some of the bags I've been debating between...
1) Crumpler Karachi Outpost: Do I get the small or the medium? I cant really find too many good pictures of people wearing the bag, so its hard to gauge how it would look on my back. I'm 6'1" 220lbs
2) Lowepro 22L AW: Looks slim, but I think there isnt much room for my gear.
3) Clik Elite Probody Sport: Love the concept and the space, just not sure what I think of the outside look of the bag. It has this weird elongated appearance.
4) Incase Pro DLSR backpack: I think it will fit my gear with ease, but Im afraid its going to look super bulky on my back.
I would love to hear y'alls recommendations!