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Camera bag for gears & 15" laptop as small 'personal' item w/ regular check-in bag?

 
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Aug 14, 2014 15:37 |  #1

I used to have a tamrack aero 70 for my canon XSi with 28-135/3.5-5.6 lens, waterproof P&S camera, laptop, large tablet, and lots of other things. That thing was always loaded over 20lbs and never had a problem along with my regular carry on going through airports. I've expanded since and been looking for something to fit 5d3, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 35/1.4, flash, 15" laptop, and other small things for a day outing as well as small enough to accompany a regular carry on for flights.

I really like the crumpler karachi outpost bags (not the newest ones, but previous ones). The small doesn't seem to fit 15" laptop (can anyone confirm please?), the medium one might fit but not sure if it looks too big as a second item. The thinktank airport hard drive seems to work too, but looks boxy and also not sure if it's too big. What other options??

If you use a camera bag with laptop as a second item along with your regular carry on, what are you using? What do you think would work?




  
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Aug 15, 2014 09:01 |  #2

I'm using a Billingham Packington for this. It's about the size of a briefcase. I chose it to hold as much stuff as I'd care to carry, but still fit under an airline seat. It should be about the right size for what you want to carry. Since I bought that, they've come out with a Hadley Large Pro, and the Photo Eventer which seem comparable in size so you might want to check those out. Fantastic bags.




  
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Aug 15, 2014 12:33 |  #3

the Billingham bags are gorgeously elegant with price tags up there as well... right now I am checking out messenger bags with tenba (or alike) inserts. So far seems to be the lightest choice, but doesn't seem to fit what I need...




  
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Aug 15, 2014 18:32 |  #4

I use Thinktank's Shapeshifter for this purpose and it serves my needs perfectly. It'll hold 2 DSLR's 3+ lenses, a 15" laptop plus all the accessories and more if you choose. The nice thing about the bag is it's not boxy or bulky unless you overload it. It looks like just another backpack but the build quality is definitely superb. I usually carry just over 20 lbs. in it but have had over 35 lbs in it one time.




  
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Aug 21, 2014 22:26 as a reply to  @ shutterbug guy's post |  #5

I have used a Lowepro 300 AW Slingshot fully loaded with a laptop and ipad in the padded slot plus a full load of camera, lenses, chargers, cards, cables, etc. and never had a problem with it either as the main carry on or as a personal item addition under the seat. I mostly fly JetBlue but have also taken the same configuration on Delta with no problem.


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Aug 23, 2014 01:29 |  #6

Lowepro Classified 200 sounds like it would fit your needs. I happen to have one for sale here!




  
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Aug 24, 2014 09:15 |  #7

Lowepro Stealth Reporter series. Bulletproof and in sizes for a 13" and 15" laptop. Professional use bags. Unlike all the wimpy bags I've seen recently that are meant to look like messenger bags, this baby is made for work. The construction is made to last years, as are most Lowepro items, and will easily hold your gear. I've been using the 200 and 550 for about six years now, without problems despite heavy use. Easily fits under the seat or in the overhead. If you don't want it to be so obvious, paint over the Lowepro logo with a permanent black marker.

You'll note that the strap connections are D rings and the straps are removable. Because I travel in some places where theft is common (like New York City), I've put Pacsafe 200 steel cable straps on all my bags.

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Aug 24, 2014 13:23 |  #8

Thinktank urban disguise 50 or 60 may be a solution. I own both and I am very happy with them. And it doesn't look like 'hey I have expensive camera gear here'. That would be one of the disadvantage of the Lowepro brand that is well known in the consumer market for making camera bag.


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Aug 24, 2014 15:20 |  #9

Guragear Chobe, 2 pro bodies, couple of lens, 15" laptop and ipad


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