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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks

For trekking into the backcountry of a national park, a backpack is the best way to haul your photo gear

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Kata GDC R-104 Rucksack
The Kata GDC Rucksack series offer light weight, extra protection and easy portability. There are models available to accommodate up to two SLRs and five additional lenses. The GDC R-104 Rucksack holds a pro DSLR with battery grip and 300mm lens and can be conveniently customized by repositioning the padded dividers. The multipurpose compartment in the back will protect a 17-inch notebook computer or personal items. Two removable side pockets provide additional storage for accessories or a water bottle, and the included tripod holder attaches to either the back of the bag or one of the sides. The well-designed shoulder harness includes a unique cushioning and shock-absorbing system, and a removable waist belt provides weight distribution and ventilation. The R-104 is compatible with Kata’s EPH system that allows connection of additional pouches and storage bags.

National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack NG-W5070
The National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack series is available in small, medium and large sizes, and offers a unique and distinctive appearance. Made of green-gray cotton canvas with leather trim, with a water-resistant nylon interior and brushed aluminum rings and rivets, these bags are handsome and comfortable. The NG-W5070 (Medium) Walkabout will handle one DSLR, lenses, flash and most 15-inch laptops. The padded lower compartment provides excellent protection for camera gear while the upper personal storage compartment holds items like snacks and clothes. You can remove the divider between the top and bottom compartments to create one large storage space. Two side pockets provide a home for water bottles, or they can be used as
an anchored support for a tripod or monopod.

Tenba Shootout Daypack
The popular Tenba Shootout Daypack holds two DSLRs, five to seven lenses (up to a 70-200mm ƒ/2.8), plus accessories, clothing, food and other items you need for an extended excursion. The Daypack is similar in size to the Small Backpack, but instead of including a removable interior, tripod carrier and computer sleeve, Tenba provides their exclusive PackOUT pocket, which uniquely expands to provide about 240 cubic inches of additional storage space.

Petrol PMCK-1N
The PMCK-1N Shell Camera Backpack from Petrol weighs just 5.7 pounds, but is large enough to carry a camcorder such as a Canon XH A1, Sony PMW-EX1 or Panasonic DVX-100B, plus accessories. Made from blue and black Cordura and ballistic nylon, the PMCK-1N provides full protection and features removable, padded dividers inside and double-sided pockets on the exterior. The backpack system is constructed of breathable 3D mesh and provides adjustable sternum and waist straps.

Adorama Slinger
The Adorama Slinger Single Strap Backpack is a combination shoulder bag plus backpack plus sling-type pack, all in one. The exterior of the Slinger is water-resistant and durable. The main compartment measures 10x10x4 inches. Main features include a quick-release snap closure, padded wide shoulder strap, comfortable two-inch waist strap, D-rings for clip-on accessories and molded carrying handle. Three outer pockets offer extra storage space for small items, and a zippered security pocket protects tickets, maps or other valuables.


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