Excerpt: I purchased this Backpack so I could consolidate the number of cases required when traveling or just out and about. It can handle a lot... The 5549 BP handles and safely protects my Canon Digital EOS with extra lenses and accessories as well as my 15.5" laptop w/accessories leaving room for some extra clothes and snacks. Has side pockets for water bottles and whatever. Very comfortable.
Excerpt: This bag has a lot of room. I can fit my d90, 4 lenses, 2 speedlights and a lot of accessories. I can also cary my laptop and a few personal things...and it looks pretty nice. Oh yeah, and it's completely customizeable with velcro dividers everywhere. I know there are other bags that have aluminum framing and mesh back panels for airflow, and for the money, I wish this one did too--but I can't complain. It's a great bag.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Have had SLR's for over 25 years. Was looking for a bag for my new cannon 40d with the 128mm lens. On the big side. Camera in fits nicely and still have room for extras like a lite jacket ect. Camera compartment outside walls have velcroe all around making it easy to custom arrange the inside dividers to my liking. Many bags I look at did not have that limiting the set ups you could do. Especialy like the inside velcro attached restraining strap.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great bag to carry your gear and a little extra around campus. I am also planning on taking this as my main carry on for my gear when I fly cross country to a photo workshop. It fits everything a student or accomplished enthusiast needs with room to grow: a 40D with battery grip, a 24-70, a 70-200, with room for a second body or flash and cords. There is also a good sized pocket for chargers and card readers as well as small pockets for batteries and cards.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this pack for three things: I store my DSLR, extra lens, and most accessories in this. I use it as my airline carryon for camera, computer, toiletries, medication, etc. And I use it without the computer for carrying as a day-pack when doing photo sessions. As a carry-on, the top compartment is a bit small. But the more expensive Adventure 10 isn't much larger (although the camera section is quite a bit larger).
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Cons: Minimal addl attachments, Small top compartment
Excerpt: I bought it to replace my bag that was a "top loader", i.e. you had to open half the bag to get at the camera equipment. The front opening on this one is much handier. And the pocket for the charger is great.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This backpack is just what I was looking for...plenty of room for all my gear and even my laptop if I want. I love the red & black color of the backpack too. I can carry my 40D Canon camera with a lens attached and room for a couple other lenses. I can put my personal items in the top zip compartment. I like how the compartment that stores the camera zips open right from the front, it makes it easliy accesible.
Excerpt: I chose this over the Lowepro Mini Trekker, for price and for the extra room at the top. I do not have that much equipment (one camera body Nikon D40, 3 lenses, filter case, mini & full tripods, Canon digital Elf s410), But I do carry a lot of other things; my laptop, notebooks, field guides, and lunch. So, Lowepro fully compartmentalising their bags would have left me carrying another bag. But if you carry lots of equipment, Lowepro may be the way to go.