I have a large backpack (Protactic AW450) and a small Kata 3n1-20. The Kata doesn't get much use because is an old design, access to camera is cumbersome and has no stern strap. As a result I carry almost always the large Protactic even when I don't need such huge space for a simple day out shooting.
I am looking for a medium size backpack for an outdoor day out alone for landscapes or as walkaround with family. I plan to carry 5DsR + 2-3 lenses OR Sony a6300 + 3 lenses and eventually Zhiyun gimbal or tripod.
I have selected:
F-Stop Guru UL
- once set up with the medium ICU it doesn't leave much space in the top?
F-Stop Loka UL
- light but maybe too big as it may compete with the Protactic I already have (and like a lot)
Lowepro Flipside Trek AW350
- camera compartment seems a bit on the small side
Mindshift Lightback 26L
- the heaviest of the group, it would have been nice if it had top opening to achieve with the dividers a separation between personal items (jacket, etc..) and camera gear
All of them have rear access because 90% of the time I need to lay down the backpack outdoor on sand or dirty places.
I would appreciate your suggestions