High Quality Dslr Backpack

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  1. dang

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    I need a good high quality backpack that is water resistant and can do well on excursions outdoors (wildlife photography). I have read Ben's tenba bag review but I also want a good sizable pocket to carry non camera related items (water, snacks, etc.) I also want this pocket to be not just part of the main camera compartment, I want it seperate from the camera compartment. The closet thing I have come across is the Tamrac adventure backpacks. Basically, I want one backpack that will carry everything, I dont want to have to carry an extra bag with my non related camera items.

    Is there anything else available?

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  2. Ben Stafford

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    Check to see if Lowepro has anything that matches what you're looking for - they're also known for high quality. I reviewed a waterproof model they have that was pretty impressive, although it would be overkill if you don't need a waterproof bag: http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=2658.
     
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    I think the model you reviewed is not big enough; I would have to get the 100 or 200, however, they are very expensive. Water resistance is pretty necessary because I will be hiking away from shelter and I couldnt bare the fact that my gear could get damaged. It doesnt have to be literally totally waterproof but it needs to be at least water resistant.

    I have found this bag, the only problem is that it doesnt say anything about it being water resistant/waterproof:

    http://www.mountainsmith.com/produc...tegoryId=13&subCategoryId=14&subCategory2Id=0

    However, I guess I could just get their rain cover:

    http://www.mountainsmith.com/produc...ategoryId=22&subCategoryId=0&subCategory2Id=0

    What do you think?

    Also, is there a dedicated camera bag page with all the reviews you have done?


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    Last edited: May 26, 2007
  4. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    If at all possible, take your gear to a store that has a good selection and fit it into various bags/packs and try them on yourself for fit.

    BTW, I have used a backpack rain cover that I picked up at REI on all my photo backpacks and my hiking/camping packs as well.
     
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    I haven't actually reviewed a MountainSmith bag, but they look pretty good. We don't have a dedicated bag page - it's something on our list of features to add. If you search for "bag review" in the site search, you'll probably find all of the ones that I've done.
     
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