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Good discounts on some backpacks at BH
Posted By: micromacro, 12-23-2017, 01:04 AM

There are a few good discounts on probably to be discontinued backpacks at BH.

Lowepro Pro Runner x450 Rolling AW Backpack - $239.99
Lowepro Pro Runner x450 Rolling AW Backpack LP36147 B&H Photo

Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack - $189.95
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black) LP35019 B&H Photo Video

Ikigai Medium Rival Backpack with Camera Cell - $99.99
Ikigai Medium Rival Backpack with Camera Cell (Black) KIT102 B&H


Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack - $149.95
Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack 14-81240-65 B&H Photo

Vanguard Skyborne 45 Daypack - $49.99
Vanguard Skyborne 45 Daypack (Black) SKYBORNE 45 B&H Photo Video

Ruggard Thunderhead 75 DSLR & Laptop Backpack- $129.95
Ruggard Thunderhead 75 DSLR & Laptop Backpack PBB-275B B&H

Tenba Discovery: Mini Photo/Tablet Daypack- $39.95
Tenba Discovery: Mini Photo/Tablet Daypack (Sage/Khaki) 637-322

Manfrotto Off road Hiker Backpack (30L, Green)- $119.88
Manfrotto Off road Hiker Backpack (30L, Green) MB OR-BP-30GR B&H

Think Tank Photo TurnStyle 5V1 Sling Camera Bag - $39.75
Think Tank Photo TurnStyle 5V1 Sling Camera Bag (Charcoal) 455
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I hope this helps people out

I'm trying to decide between the Ruggard Thunderhead $129 on sale and the Lowepro Flipside 500 AW II $179 not on sale (unfortunately)

the box is about 19 inches

Ruggard - 20.5 H x 13 W x 9.25 D inches

Lowepro - 18.9 H x 11.8 W x 7.5 D inches

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the Lowepro has a removable pouch

the Ruggard has pull down straps to adjust the shoulder straps and a better chest strap since it is not a snap on connection as is found on the Lowepro

the Ruggard appears to be much bigger to me

and would be the pack I would choose if I was packing gear over long distances, all day because of the pull down straps and the better chest strap

short distances ???

Ruggard has a 5 year warranty Lowepro has a life time warranty
will update after I receive my Christmas/Birthday Present K 3 II

I will put a full load in later to compare capacity and will post photos
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I have the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW and it is really well padded/built.
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QuoteOriginally posted by C_Jones Quote
I have the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW and it is really well padded/built.
I too have the Lowepro flipside 400 AW

it is a good back pack but I have a problem with the chest strap, it keeps popping off

the chest strap is secured by friction only clamped onto a narrow covered tube

my other problem with the 400 AW is that it is very tight when I load

two Pentax DSLR camera bodies plus battery grips and

40mm XS 2.8

D FA 150-450mm

D FA *70-200mm

D FA 100mm macro 2.8 (not WR)

Kino Precision Japan Kiron 28mm 2.0 P/KA

DA 16-85mm + DA 1.4 rear converter

so I am trying to see if the larger Ruggard or the larger 500 AW II is worth the cost to upgrade

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
I too have the Lowepro flipside 400 AW

it is a good back pack but I have a problem with the chest strap, it keeps popping off

the chest strap is secured by friction only clamped onto a narrow covered tube

my other problem with the 400 AW is that it is very tight when I load

two Pentax DSLR camera bodies plus battery grips and

40mm XS 2.8

D FA 150-450mm

D FA *70-200mm

D FA 100mm macro 2.8 (not WR)

Kino Precision Japan Kiron 28mm 2.0 P/KA

DA 16-85mm + DA 1.4 rear converter

so I am trying to see if the larger Ruggard or the larger 500 AW II is worth the cost to upgrade
The 500 may be a good choice for you, being that it is larger like you said. You are fitting a significant load per the equipment list you mentioned. I have not had or used the 500 or the Ruggard, so I cannot tell you about them. Good luck with your choice.

Have a nice Christmas!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by C_Jones Quote
The 500 may be a good choice for you, being that it is larger like you said. You are fitting a significant load per the equipment list you mentioned. I have not had or used the 500 or the Ruggard, so I cannot tell you about them. Good luck with your choice.

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not my usual load but one intended for a whale watching trip and in the future a return trip to Tanzania

when actually there, I may leave part of it in the room

luckily I will not have to carry that heavy pack all that far.
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B & H has ended the sale on the Ruggard 75 and it has returned to the presale price of almost $300.00
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Thanks for posting. Too bad I found this post today and the Ruggard 75 is no longer on sale. Probably would have bought it that price.

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it is an impressive back pack with its construction and its " back pack " features

but I wouldn't pay the full amount either
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