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North Face Recon + Ape Case Review

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Joined Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Dec 19, 2013 22:09 |  #1

Like many of you, I've got a problem. I need different bags for different things. When I am bringing everything, I have been using a jansport messenger with a timbuk2 snoop insert, size medium. When I need everything and it is going to be a long day, or a physical day, I place the snoop into my trusty North Face Recon. This is not ideal. However, it fits.

But what to do on long days when I don't need errythang? I considered a smaller bag but I was like OMG where will I put all my other things? I wanted something to hold my iPad. And Nalgene bottles. Food. Bandages. STUFF.

Needed an insert and I took a chance on an Ape Case Cubeze ACQB37. The 6D fits, with enough room for a 50mm 1.8 and a black rapid sport strap, or a 50mm 1.8 and say a flash or so.

The padding leaves something to be desired and I will be incorporating additional foam padding on the bottom of Recon, using hook and loop fastener, for when I use this insert. The three dividers are of the same quality and thickness as the exterior padding. I placed one on the bottom, one on the narrow side, and one in the middle to more or less partition the insert between camera and camera stuff.

I am not sure it is waterproof with the hood drawn up, but it is definitely highly resistant to liquid.

In my Recon, there is still room enough on the inside of the pocket to add a mefoto sized tripod, to give you a frame of reference. I am not sure what else to add, so if you have questions, ask and I'll get pics up addressing them or whatever.


Fits nice
Water resistant
Durable feel
Collapses near flat

Lacks Protection from bumps and drops
Cheap feel (in spite of the fact that it feels like it will last forever)

On to the pictures (sorry but some where taken by Potato Phone):







Bonus: Timbuk2 Snoop inside Recon...



Canon EOS 6D | 24-105mm f/4 IS USM | 85mm f/1.8 | 430EX II | Mefoto Roadtrip | RC6 remote

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Dec 21, 2013 23:25 |  #2

I bought a web belt from Lowe's ($5) and I have a few Tamrac pouches for lenses, filters, and miscellany (about $20 each). I carry my main camera attached to my tripod. When I want to take everything, I use a back-pack. I have given up on shoulder bags.

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