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ovega03
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Jan 31, 2013 19:00 |  #1

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.

http://www.thule.com …le-Perspektiv™-Daypack- (external link)

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
-100mm macro
-50mm prime
-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!




  
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Jan 31, 2013 19:08 |  #2

if you think one backpack will meet all of your needs and make you happy, you are sorely mistaken! its an addition and you cant have just one backpack.

all joking aside, the clik bags are great. i dont think the 22L AW will fit all your gear, unless you store in the top space as well.


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Jan 31, 2013 20:01 |  #3

Have you looked at F Stop bags?

www.fstopgear.com (external link)


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Jan 31, 2013 21:10 |  #4

pdrober2 wrote in post #15557774 (external link)
if you think one backpack will meet all of your needs and make you happy, you are sorely mistaken! its an addition and you cant have just one backpack.

all joking aside, the clik bags are great. i dont think the 22L AW will fit all your gear, unless you store in the top space as well.

I'm beginning to realize that, haha.




  
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Jan 31, 2013 21:38 |  #5

Sirrith wrote in post #15557985 (external link)
Have you looked at F Stop bags?

www.fstopgear.com (external link)

The Kenti looks pretty sweet. Just the style that I like. Not a huge fan of that roll-up top compartment...




  
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Jan 31, 2013 22:59 |  #6

I was in your exact situation until yesterday..

I ended up getting an Ogio Atiba Mini, I was searching my local skate shop for some new wheels and I ended up walking out with a camera backpack!

I love it..

Build quality is amazing, Price is amazing, And fits alot of gear for it's size!

A quick google search should give you a few ideas :)


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Feb 01, 2013 18:44 as a reply to  @ interlopr's post |  #7

I am a fairly serious hiker. Check out Clik elite. Great build, great for photog equipment with enough room for hiking stuff.
Good luck searching.
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Feb 01, 2013 20:17 |  #8

I was in the same position as you and bought the Kata 3in1 33. It's nice but, I will have to agree with Pdrober2.....I am looking another back pack now so I don't have to carry the larger Kata when I only need a body and 2 lenses...it's never-ending


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Feb 02, 2013 16:31 |  #9

Maybe consider Kata...
http://www.kata-bags.com/photo-by-carrying-type (external link)

I use their bags, and I am really happy with them.


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Feb 02, 2013 21:31 |  #10

One thing i've learned is that you'll need at least 2 bags. I have 4 currently but will be getting rid of 2. I realized I just need one for when i'm doing photoshoots and need to take everything along with my pelican which is my newly acquired Tenba Shootout Medium and then I have my Lowepro Sport 15L for when I do photo walks and wanna just carry 2-3 lenses. I also have a Tamrac Evolution 8 which has served me well but the Tenba is replacing it since it can hold a bit more and I dont have to keep the lens hoods seperate from the body.


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Feb 02, 2013 21:56 |  #11

triton3k wrote in post #15565996 (external link)
One thing i've learned is that you'll need at least 2 bags. I have 4 currently but will be getting rid of 2. I realized I just need one for when i'm doing photoshoots and need to take everything along with my pelican which is my newly acquired Tenba Shootout Medium and then I have my Lowepro Sport 15L for when I do photo walks and wanna just carry 2-3 lenses. I also have a Tamrac Evolution 8 which has served me well but the Tenba is replacing it since it can hold a bit more and I dont have to keep the lens hoods seperate from the body.

I also have the medium tenba and the 15L lowepro. They are the perfect duo and cover all my needs.


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Feb 06, 2013 21:03 |  #12

Can you have too many...lol...I just ordered a karachi Outpost Large for a big trip later this year...I love my Dakine Sequence, and won't get rid of it, but it won't hold two bodies, 6 lenses and other small gear...I think that brings me up to 5 bags of various types...but they all server their purpose...


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Feb 06, 2013 21:48 |  #13

I only use Think Tank products. They a top quality and back their stuff with a lifetime warranty.


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Feb 07, 2013 07:01 as a reply to  @ TheFloridaShooter's post |  #14

I was in a similar situation as you, and have roughly the same size gear as you give or take and had been considering most of the bags already mentioned but ended up just getting a Dakine Mission Sequence (external link). It's a great bag, very well made, comfortable, looks nothing like a camera bag (unless you strap a tripod to it!) and isn't too big but swallows up all my gear with ease. Give it a look, there's a few video reviews around. I got mine on special in a green colour which isn't on their website, I assume it's last seasons.


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Feb 07, 2013 07:06 |  #15

The Dakine bags are great, they are built really well...I love mine...it has been all over the place with me, and still looks great and has held up well.


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