I've been scouring the internet looking at reviews and videos of bags, and figured I'd ask for some advice here as well.
I currently have a Lowepro Slingshot 302AW bag. At first, I really liked it (I still do, mostly). But, I've since upgraded some lenses and such, and if I walk around with my pano gear and tripod, it's HEAVY. It's not the weight I mind so much, but the fact that it pulls all on one shoulder, it really hurts my back.
I'm in pretty good shape (work out regularly) and most of my shooting is in and around the city, or on day trips or smaller day hikes.
What do I pack? I have a Canon 5D III with battery grip. Lenses are a 8-15mm F4L, 16-35 F2.8L II, 24-70 F2.8 II, 24-105 F4L, 70-200 F2.8 II, 50mm F1.2L and a 100mm F2.8 L Macro. For a tripod, I have a Feisol carbon fiber tripod with a Photo Clam ball head. I also sometimes pack my pano head, a Nodal Ninja M2 with 16 rotator and leveler.
I don't necessarily bring every single component with me every time, but sometimes I want my mostly full assortment of lenses.
I'm about 5'7", so not a huge guy. Is the Flipside 400 going to be too small for a gripped pro body and pro lenses? In one of the videos I saw the 500 looked to be quite large on this guys back, I wonder if it's too large for a day pack kind of bag?
Or is there an even better bag out there for my needs from another vendor? I just tend to like the Lowepro designs.