Done a search, but I have a specific need.
I have a big laptop - HP Pavilion dv9000 series (15.16" (L) x 11.65" (W) x 1.57" (H), 7.5 lbs.) and a fair amount of photography equipment (2 bodies, 3 lenses, flash, batteries, hard drive backup). I also carry a fair amount of computer accessories with my laptop (remote control, power supply, spare battery, etc.) and a handheld (Garman eTrex Vista) GPS, etc., etc.... you get the general idea.
I currently use a Targus 17" Shield Backpack (link) which I can't say enough good things about... it's comfortable, and I'm carrying a lot of stuff in it, but it's not suited for camera stuff. (On a side note, if you have a 17" notebook and need a backpack, this is definitely the one you want!!!)
A Lowepro 200AW... in it I have TOO much stuff:
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 5D
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM w/ET-65III Lens Hood
Extender EF 1.4x II
B+W 77mm MRC (010) filter x2
Sandisk Extreme III CompactFlash 8GB
Sandisk Utra II CompactFlash 2GB
DigiMate III w/20GB Hard Drive (field backup)
BG-E2N Battery Grip
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
3x OEM Battery Pack BP-511A w/charger
Lens cleaning kit (mini brush/blower, filter paper, solution)
Ultrapod II Mini Tripod
Anyone have both a similar pack load and recommendation? I'm looking for someone that is actually packing this kind of load.
I will be keeping the Lowepro for "day" trips, but I often leave for an entire day and am carrying both bags anyway, so I'd like to consolidate!
Yeah, I know it'll be heavy - I'm carrying both bags now, so one bag will be lighter just because it's one bag and can ride on both shoulders!
Anyone have pictures too?