Looking for DSLR + Daypack

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imrankhan1984
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Looking for DSLR + Daypack
May 6, 2013

Hi,

I am looking for a backpack that can serve me both as a DSLR bag and carrying other stuff like t-shirts, jacket, book, food and similar stuff.

My camera gear is modest, Nikon D90 with Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. This summer I will be going to see different european cities, mostly 2 or 3 day trips from my base in Paris. So I am looking for a backpack that can serve me well while keeping me light for budget airlines and city travel.

I have found these two options from Crumpler.

http://www.crumpler.eu/index.cfm?seite=collections&productID=8318&sprache=EN

and

http://www.crumpler.eu/index.cfm?seite=collections&productID=8000&sprache=EN

Both are within my budget, and thing I like about them is that the camera compartment is at the bottom so I have all space at the top.

I wanted to know if someone else is using one of these or any other brand with same gear as me. I can also look into buying a simple day pack (I have a camera insert from Vanguard Up Rise 33 messenger bag), but I have no clue about simple hiking backpacks. Some are 25 liter and some are 30, 35, 40 or even above 40 liters. I am confused which one to get, I do not want to get a big one to carry (I am 5'7") or too small.

Any help or suggestion will be appreciated.

Regards,

Imran

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GUYVER423
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Re: Looking for DSLR + Daypack
In reply to imrankhan1984, May 11, 2013
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masak
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In reply to imrankhan1984, May 11, 2013

What I do in similar situations is use a regular day pack and wrap the gear in a towel or clothes.

IMO most camera bags have way more padding than needed, if you are the least bit careful.

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Re: Looking for DSLR + Daypack
In reply to imrankhan1984, May 19, 2013

Thank you for the replies, the Compuday 250 is bit small for my needs. I will probably get a 35L regular backpack than then put camera with some sort of protection.

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Imran

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