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 Post subject: recommend a rucksack
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:56 pm 
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can anyone recommend a rucksack which will hold a nikon d40x and d90, a tripod and about 3 lenses, im currently using a normal rucksack which ive padded with bubble rap but im looking for something better


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Lowepro's Pro Runner AW series - either the 200 or 200 AW should be perfect :). I suggest Lowepro as I have very few experience with other brands.

I'd also consider the Flipside 400 AW...

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Pro ... W,2181.htm

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Pro ... W,2182.htm

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Fli ... 116,14.htm

In case you'd ever want to take a laptop with you I'd suggest the Pro Runner 350 AW :). If you plan on getting quite a bit of gear, you may want to look at the 450 AW which is the largest model in the Lowepro Pro Runner series and quite a bit deeper than the other models - it's for pro-sized gear.

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Pro ... W,2183.htm

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Pro ... 184,16.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:23 am 
What I don't like about the camera dedicated rucksacks I have researched is that most don't allow space for personal items (e.g. small bottle of water, maps, small travel book, etc..).

Any suggestions for this perfect travel bag cum camera storage?


P.S. sorry for thread hijack - but might be of interest to the OP too.


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If you look at the product pages I posted in my previous post, you'll see that there is a fairly large front pocket on both the Pro Runner AW series (all models) and the Flipside 400 AW ;).

Also, all of them have SlipLock attachment loops - using a SlipLock attachment (like the Bottle Pouch, PixelPak V2 or a lens case) you can expand the carrying capacity easily if needed ;).

In the laptop compartment of the Pro Runner 350 AW and an 450 AW there's plenty of space for magazines or so (in case you'd want to read a bit while using public transportation). My CompuTrekker AW's laptop compartment has been used for this purpose as well :)...(the CompuTrekker AW, CompuTrekker Plus AW and the rolling versions of these bags were replaced by the Pro Runner AW series but the design is pretty similar).

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You might have a look at Kata's 3N1 line...the 3 in 1 bags are sling style or backpack style, and have a separate side-access compartment for camera access, a full camera compartment for gear, and a separately sealed compartment for personal stuff. Kata bags are super-strong and very well built. I don't have the bag - I use a Kata R102 backpack as my main gear bag (no personal compartment needed for me), but I know a few folks who got the 3 in 1 for just that purpose you named.

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