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Reccommend a backpack (very specific!)

 
da9k1ne
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Apr 04, 2012 06:48 |  #1

I do alot of traveling, and flying, and currently own the incase sling bag which I love. There is not one thing bad I can say about it.

On the other hand, I'm traveling to greece fairly soon and simply need a bigger bag that can hold my photo equipment as well as some personal items (sweatshirt, magazines, etc). I've done alot of research and really like the bags and have the photo gear in the bottom half, and the top half is dedicated personal space.

The problem is I cant find any of those bags anymore!

I also really like the burton backpack that is reviewed on this site. I LOVE the fact that you can only access the camera stuff from the back of the backpack (where it cannot be accessed by thief if you are wearing it, but I'm not sure it has any "personal" space.

Please let me know of any backpacks that you think will fit the bill. I'm looking 100% for a backpack, not a messenger bag or sling.

It needs to hold the following:
Canon 50d
Canon 18-135
Sigma 30mm
Rokinon 8mm Fisheye
All the random cords, lens caps
Personal stuff (sweatshirt, a book or two, water bottle, anything else)

Thanks in advance! My budget is also around $100 if possible.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 07:12 |  #2

Lowepro fastpack 350 fits your criteria perfectly.


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Apr 04, 2012 12:03 |  #3

You seem to be looking for a lot of what I was looking for in a backpack. I ended up with the Dakine Quest. Check out my review here.


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Apr 04, 2012 13:19 |  #4

Thinkgtank streetwalker series, but the access is on the front.


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Apr 04, 2012 13:21 |  #5

Sirrith wrote in post #14207532 (external link)
Lowepro fastpack 350 fits your criteria perfectly.

i dont really like the looks/layout of this bag, but it does fit my needs. thanks!

mag10 wrote in post #14208798 (external link)
You seem to be looking for a lot of what I was looking for in a backpack. I ended up with the Dakine Quest. Check out my review here.

this seems to be a great option, however is is about 80-100 dollars more than I want to spend.

i have found that the burton zoom pack seems to be right around the 100-110 mark, and is pretty much handles all i need. so far that bag is in the lead.

does dakine offer any other photo bags on a smaller budget range that would work with my needs?




  
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Apr 04, 2012 13:29 |  #6

also, i have heard that dakine makes some rear access backpacks?

that is probably my favorite thing about the burton, so I would be very interested in buying a dakine backpack with rear access. only problem is i cannot find any, but they are apparently out there!

as you can see buy me username, i'm trying to be partial towards snowboarding/dakine bags!




  
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Apr 04, 2012 13:38 |  #7
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I have two Dakine Reloads. Old is back entry and the new one unfortunately is front. But the sequence and the mission photo are back access. http://www.dakine.com/​w/packs/photo-packs#4=38 (external link)

Those were our go to bags in the backcountry for video and photo gear.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 13:43 |  #8

Gameface wrote in post #14209275 (external link)
I have two Dakine Reloads. Old is back entry and the new one unfortunately is front. But the sequence and the mission photo are back access. http://www.dakine.com/​w/packs/photo-packs#4=38 (external link)

Those were our go to bags in the backcountry for video and photo gear.

great, the sequence does turn out to look exactly what i need. i may just have to splurge! it's not between the sequence, but i still like the burton as well.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 13:53 |  #9

I have the Kata 3-n-1 30, and it might be what you are looking for. It can be a backpack as well as a sling, has side access and also an area on the top for personal items. the bottom portion has enough space for my 5dii gripped, with 24-70, 70-200, sigma 50, and a flash. The 33 is the same as the 30, but adds the ability to put a laptop too.

http://www.amazon.com …pack-Laptop/dp/B002UHKR6I (external link)




  
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Apr 04, 2012 13:58 |  #10

da9k1ne wrote in post #14209200 (external link)
does dakine offer any other photo bags on a smaller budget range that would work with my needs?

da9k1ne wrote in post #14209249 (external link)
also, i have heard that dakine makes some rear access backpacks?

You know, there's something called the internet where most businesses now have websites about their products. http://www.dakine.com/​w/packs/photo-packs (external link)

Trust me, I dislike unhelpful and smart a$$ posts as much as anyone else, but it just seems like you're not doing any due diligence on your own before you post.

In any case, Dakine does have back-access packs (Sequence and Mission), but none that has a separate compartment for other items. The Mission can be had for less than $100, and you might be able to find the sequence for mid-$100's if you look around. I looked long and hard for a backpack and I don't recall many that have a separate compartment for personal items and a relatively large camera compartment, especially for around $100. Most of the ones I saw with a feature set like the Dakine Mission were more expensive. For example, the F-stop Guru has back-access, and room for personal items on top of a medium ICU, but that will cost you well around $300 out the door.


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Apr 04, 2012 14:33 |  #11

Check outt he Kenti by F Stop
http://fstopgear.com/e​n/product/mountain/ken​ti (external link)


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Apr 04, 2012 14:44 |  #12

Definitely F-stop. They would be perfect for your needs. Yes the packs are pricey, but are built like a backpacking pack and will last your years and years of abuse. I picked up the Loka about a year ago and couldn't be happier.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 16:38 |  #13

+1 for the fastpack 350


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Apr 04, 2012 17:14 |  #14

Bianchi wrote in post #14209541 (external link)
Check outt he Kenti by F Stop
http://fstopgear.com/e​n/product/mountain/ken​ti (external link)

I'm a huge fan of my F-Stop bag (Tilopa BC), but the Kenti might be a little small for the photo gear plus other stuff. The Guru (external link)might be a better size to look at for that trip/application.


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Apr 04, 2012 17:42 |  #15

mag10 wrote in post #14209358 (external link)
You know, there's something called the internet where most businesses now have websites about their products. http://www.dakine.com/​w/packs/photo-packs (external link)

Trust me, I dislike unhelpful and smart a$$ posts as much as anyone else, but it just seems like you're not doing any due diligence on your own before you post.

In any case, Dakine does have back-access packs (Sequence and Mission), but none that has a separate compartment for other items. The Mission can be had for less than $100, and you might be able to find the sequence for mid-$100's if you look around. I looked long and hard for a backpack and I don't recall many that have a separate compartment for personal items and a relatively large camera compartment, especially for around $100. Most of the ones I saw with a feature set like the Dakine Mission were more expensive. For example, the F-stop Guru has back-access, and room for personal items on top of a medium ICU, but that will cost you well around $300 out the door.

i obviously used the internet if i suggested the burton bag and a dakine bag in my first post. i went onto every big name bag makers website, but going back to the dakine website i see that i missed the search refiner where there is a back access option. my fault.

it seems like either dakine bag will work for me since I do not have any long lenses like as advertised in the bags, which makes me think i can rearrange the camera space to be about half the size as advertised. the rest of the space i could use for personal stuff (jacket, etc).




  
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