Excerpt: I've used this pack on several day hikes in the three weeks I've had it. I converted it to a camera bag on the bottom and day pack on the top. It works great. Plenty of room in both sections. I usually carry a Canon 7D with a 70-300 mm lens attached and a Canon 6D and 24-105 mm lens detached. And still have room in the bottom section for additional lenses. The shoulder harness and waist belt are comfortable for long hikes.
Excerpt: the potential the design was not fully utilised. could have been a great bag if a few more thought was put into the design. the padded inserts were poorly designed and i have to use the ones from my old Kata bag in place of the ones that came with it.<br /><br />the construction however was incredible, it is also roomy enough to accommodate a pro camera with a long lens attached.
Excerpt: I searched for days and choose this to replace my Tamrac expedition camera backpack. At first I dismissed it since it said it was for birders but I am so glad I chose the Kinray 53. I carried a Nikon d7000, a 50mm, a 18-200, and a 12-24 lens, a Manfrotto tripod as well as water and food for 2 sons and my wife for full day hikes in Zion. I removed the large cushion for the "Birder" scope and it becomes a perfect Camera backpack.
Pros: Adjustable For Laptop, Customizable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Room For Other Gear, Well Padded
Excerpt: The very best pack for birdwatchers. Can carry 1-2 spotting scopes, tripod(s), and digital camera(s). Need to create a strap to carry the second tripod. Only negative is Vanguard (who makes Kinray) cannot supply spare parts such as buckles, strapping, etc. I asked for before going on an overseas trip. But these can be easily obtained from a camping store.