SLR + Laptop Bags

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by johnmartin78, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. johnmartin78 macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    I'm looking for a new camera/laptop bag.Something not too bulky,but can hold my laptop,camera and several lenses and accessories.I've got it narrowed down to a couple manufacturers....Kata and Tamrac.Does anyone have any suggestions on which is a better bag.And if anyone has a suggestion on another manufacturer let me know.
  2. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Lowepro makes the Fastpack which houses gear and a laptop - take a look at those.

    I personally have the Kata Dr467 which I cannot recommend enough. Great size...not too big and bulky. You can check out this great video review of it.
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    There are a slew of recent threads on this, but be sure to check out LowePro's offerings. Very popular, very well made.
  4. jbernie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Just got a Crumpler "Whickey & Cox", very nice bag, maybe a little tight but to counter that the zippers for the main section are against your back so it isn't easy to for someone to get access to your kit when in crowded spaces, obviously it also means it isnt ideal for quickly grabbing your camera but with a laptop potentially in there you have two potentially very expensive items you want to protect so being slow/controlled is more desirable.
  5. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002
    I like my Tenba. Fits a bunch of lenses, two bodies and holds my macbook... a lot of weight, but good for the road.

    BTW.. I use a crumpler 6milion dollar home for my day to day bag and only pull out the tenba when I need to take everything.
  6. NintendoChick macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2008
    the mandatory "I Love Crumpler" post. Seriously, check them out.
  7. scotthayes macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Birmingham, England
    ^^^^^^ totally agree, have a look at Crumpler bags.

    I've got the daily 600 and it's a fab bag. Takes my camera, battery/grip sigma 24-70, nifty 50mm, canon 70-200 L, 430ex flash loads of bits and bobs and my 15" macbook pro.

    Even with all that in there, still nice and comfortable to carry.
  8. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    I picked up a Lowepro Fastpack 250 for the trip to Sydney I am currently on and am rather impressed so far. Comfortably holds my Macbook Pro, D90 with the kit 18-105mm fitted, my 70-300VR lens, lens hoods, filters, chargers and other random stuff. Access to both the laptop and the camera is quite quick.
  9. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    LowePro Computrekker. I've had mine for years - rough conditions from beat-up trucks on horrible roads in Haiti, to raging blizzards on a snowmobile in Montana, to 5 foot seas in an open Zodiac. It's held up exceptionally well and offered great protection for my equipment. I'm sure there are other bags that work well - certainly there is no shortage of camera bag offerings out there - but the durability and weather proofing of the LowePro AW bags is really excellent.
  10. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Lowepro Fastpack 350 for 17" laptops is what I'm considering. Apparently, much better quality and construction than the kata...
  11. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
    If you have a 17" laptop I can really reccomend the Lowepro Compurover AW. Really nice backpack that fits a 17" laptop, crop camera with battery grip, 3-4 lenses and a flash. And that's just in the bottom camera compartment. There is a big compartment in the top of the bag that fits everything else, like cables, memory cards, clothes and other "random" stuff.
    I had the Lowepro Computrekker for half a year but never used it because it lacked a compartment for the "random" stuff which the Compurover has :).

    Oh yeah and comfort with this bag is great. Fully packed with all my camera gear, laptop, tripod and some clothes it is still rather comfy to carry around.

    Edit: plus the all-weather(AW) function is a life saver if you live in or travel to a country with shifting weather conditions.

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