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Are there no decent looking backpacks?

 
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Aug 06, 2014 13:00 as a reply to  @ post 17080179 |  #16

Dakine makes bags for skateboarders and snowboarders as well as for photographers. I love how their bags look and they are put together very solidly.


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Aug 06, 2014 15:37 |  #17

All my bags match my shoes perfectly. I feel so dapper with any of them.:)


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Aug 06, 2014 17:28 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #18

Another vote for the Dakine Mission Photo here, but only if you're into that kind of look.


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Aug 07, 2014 07:07 |  #19

:D

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Aug 07, 2014 14:56 |  #20

I have a Versa which is nice for day trips but I never find anything great aside from one of my other Bug-Out style bags and an insert.

On another note, man it's been a long time since I've been here.


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Aug 07, 2014 19:44 |  #21

I use a LowePro SuperTrekker AW2, It makes me look like an overweight Ninja Turtle - not certain if that is a good look but it attracts attention and sympathy!


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Aug 10, 2014 12:34 |  #22

Echo63 wrote in post #17080179 (external link)
My opinion is something along the lines of "I don't give a f**k what it looks like, as long as it is comfortable and works properly" (actually covers my feelings on a lot of things)
It's a backpack, it's going to be on my back, so I don't have to look at it.

Personally I like Kifaru bags, but they don't do a camera bag (the founders previous company, mountainsmith, does however !)

As long as it doesn't look too much like a camera bag or backpack. I'm still using that Tenba P595 (shoulder bag) I bought in 1988 and I love it, but it just looks like there are cameras in it.


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Aug 10, 2014 15:31 |  #23

5280Pics wrote in post #17078960 (external link)
Personally, I am fond of the Click Elite back packs.

http://clikelite.com/p​roducts/ (external link)

+1. Do some work with the company testing their other products (they make a lot under a different name) and got one as a project bonus. Fits my stuff looks good and is durable.




  
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Aug 11, 2014 04:53 |  #24

When my kid is not looking, I take her SpongeBob Squarepants backpack with the Hello Kitty accoutrements. It's a stunner for formals. :lol:




  
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Aug 11, 2014 17:05 as a reply to  @ MDJAK's post |  #25

Hazard 4 photo recon


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Aug 12, 2014 02:22 |  #26

well, if your tastes are along the lines of rugged/manly yet modern/tactical looking backpacks, fstop (previously mentioned many times in this thread) has some of the best looking out there:

http://fstopgear.com …cing-loka-ul#.U-m-6RuBFmM (external link)

http://vimeo.com/27558​846 (external link)

I personally have 3 of their backpacks. yes they do have their faults. but I never found any other backpack better looking.

this guy Jimmy Chin is famous (mountain climber / photographer):

http://www.nationalgeo​graphic.com/explorers/​bios/jimmy-chin/ (external link)

look carefully at the picture of him with a black backpack. that's a fstop. these backpacks definitely have street cred.


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Aug 12, 2014 08:27 |  #27
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I think it is much better to focus on accessorizing around a pack like an f-stop. Get a nice Tilley hat, a great bug repellent shirt and some matching khaki shorts, some knee high hiking socks and light weight merrel boots and you are all ready to stroll the streets in fashion.

Or you can puck your pack for comfort so you can carry your gear all day without feeling dead after the day.




  
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Aug 12, 2014 08:57 |  #28

JM Photos wrote in post #17079076 (external link)
The MindShift backpack is awesome. I put one on and tested it out in my local camera store and it was crazy! There is a pocket on the right side of the pack that holds your camera. When you want to access the camera, you reach over and the pouch itself comes sliding around your hip and to the front side of you so you can grab the camera all without taking the backpack off.

Watch example videos here.
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=0awle01Ep6Y (external link)
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=mvUZDtkXUXU (external link)

The Mindshift 180. Most functional backpack out there.


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Aug 14, 2014 06:59 |  #29

i just bought a lowepro flipside 400 aw and it looks just like a regular black backpack to me




  
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