Summary: I wanted this bag, so I could easily store my camera gear and know it would be protected during travel. I went with the right bag. It isn't too big, but it is big enough to easily store all of my gear. I haven't gotten to put it to much use yet, but it seems like it will work wonders when I am flying, and traveling about.
Summary: I was tired of lugging around my previous bag that didn't seem to hold my digital canon camera, a wide angle lens and a portable flash. It was annoying to fight to get the camera in and out and to have to disassemble it each time. Plus I always had to put my video camera in another bag or leave it home. When looking for a new bag I did not want something as large as a duffle bag or large backpack.
Nice Bag for your camera but not really enough room for laptop
Derek Dalton, Amazon
17 December 2009
Summary: This is a nice well designed bag. It is very appealing in design and looks. I like the bag for what it is but I purchased this bag to fit my d3000 and a small 10'' netbook because of previous reviews stating it could hold a macbook air. The bag fits my camera, lens, and accessories very well but I can't see how this bag really is made to hold any laptop much less a macbook air or 15''.
Summary: I was comparing LowePro to Kata straight up. I've used Lowepro for a while and was hesitant to switch but man am I glad I did. The mechanism for camera storage on this bag is awesome. The bag looks like a a nice regular backpack, which I like a lot, because it's a lot more discreet when you travel. As others have said it's amazing how much you can fit in to the pack. The compartment on top is great.
Summary: I already own a Lowepro Computrekker AW, which is a very good bag but too big to carry around and is not suitable for personal belongings. So I had to get a smaller bag for a 9 days trip which required allot of walking and biking. After reviewing various models of Lowepro, Tamrac and Kata, i decided on this one. I packed a Canon 40D, 2 prime lenses of 35 and 50mms, 28-135mm IS, a polarizer filter, card reader, battery charger and couple extra memory cards.
Summary: I spent a long time searching for a camera backpack that would work well for me. I am a small woman (5') who uses this pack for hiking and biking. I am able to put my Canon 30D w/70-200 F4 L lense attached in either the bottom or the top sections. I do have to rearrange the foam dividers to put the camera on the bottom section, but it is very secure and still easy to access. I usually have a 28-80 lense inside the bottom section too.
Summary: This bag has been fantastic. I bought it September of 2008 and it has been my main method of transporting gear. I use it for day hikes, site seeing and just general transport. Fit under the front seat on an airplane(barely). Good way to carry gear as a carry on. Has great protection from the bumps and bruises of usual travel. The bottom compartment has room for 4 medium-small lens and a small camera body. Largest lens was a 24-105mm that fit.
Pros: Comforable, Easy to access equipment, Good capacity for size, price, Protection
Summary: Just received mine today & loaded it up for a week-long trip to Germany. In went my Nikon D200 with 18-200 mounted, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, and SB-800 flash + various accessories, all in the lower compartment. The way this rotates out is brilliant. My computer is a Macbook Air, which fits widthwise into the computer area, leaving about 1/2 of it for papers, etc. Overall the external dimensions don't suggest how much capacity this bag really has.