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03-14-2016, 09:52 AM   #31

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I replaced my LowePro Slingshot 300 AW with a Manfrotto 3n1-35 pl pro light backpack, which I quite like for its versatility. This seems to fit your requirements, so that's another one for you to consider?


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humm...thanks for the different suggestions guys. i think i'll wait for to own the K1 first, and see what bags will fit it with my other gear. that way i'm not fighting my bags in the future.
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Be prepared, finding the perfect camera bag is a bit of an endless quest for a holy grail that just may not exist.

The only comment I have is that as much as we want to carry a lot of gear, think critically about the need for all that gear. Even in a comfortable backpack, pounds or kilos of camera gear get tiring pretty quick. If you are hiking around, it'll shorten your range even if you think you are managing ok. I learned this on a hiking trip where a heavy bag of camera equipment kept a day hike from making it to the end destination. 10 extra pounds didn't seem like much, but hiking up a 5000 foot mountain never happened because after 3000 feet, I couldn't go any further. That 10 extra pounds felt like 30.

I've since cut my travel kit down to my camera and one or two lenses (or perhaps four small primes). I do like carrying dedicated backpacks as they are ergonomically better suited to travel. Inserts make them a camera bag and more.
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I found this bag recently.
Seems to fit your description

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For your list of requirements, it seems obvious that the best choice will be an actual backpack with an insert. You will get much, much more convenience this way, a better fitted bag, less obvious, etc. You can get inserts to fit just about any bag format if you shop around a bit (in particular, the Cubeze from Ape Case come in many shapes and sizes). You can find a bag with two compartments, and have the insert in one of them, the erst of your gear in another. for instance, I use the McKingley Lynx 28, which fits me well (and even has a mesh back) and an insert for the lower compartment:

Mine can carry a camera with 16-85 lens attached, a flash, two Limiteds accessories (batteries, cleaning kit, etc) and a 100 macro WR. If I need to carrry the 60-250 it goes, in its pouch, in the top compartment (which carries a water bladder, lunch, jacket, etc). The tripod (Sirui T-025X) goes on the side, held in the bottle pocket and with the compression strap. I also have a Op-tech lens pouch with belt hooks which attaches to the hip strap and lets me switch lenses easily on the fly.

You seem to require a bit more capacity, so maybe a second, smaller insert at the bottom of the top compartment could complete your kit. Or another bag with a different configuration would be better. In any case, I doubt you'll find a dedicated camera bag fitting even closely what you require.
This is exactly the way I am going. Just looking for a backpack with the bottom (sleeping bag) compartment that's not too big. So far the ones I came across in our camping store are too big - 65 liters and up...
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Yes, it exists. (Except for the passport part) Called Fancier Kingkong 40. I have one and it does everything you want, cheaply. It even has a rain cover and tripod capability.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IgorZ Quote
This is exactly the way I am going. Just looking for a backpack with the bottom (sleeping bag) compartment that's not too big. So far the ones I came across in our camping store are too big - 65 liters and up...
For reference (and again, I'm not saying you should get that one, just get one with a good fit for you) the Lynx 28 has a... 28 liters volume. I find it's perfect for me. They also do a 25 liters version. I'm sure you can find a day pack to fit your needs.


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