richard cohen: can you fit a 500vr inside the bag?
also imo a real hiking pack has to accommodate a hydration bladder. very few bags do this (clik elite comes to mind). it's great to carry all that gear, but not if you get dehydrated along the way...
I do believe he can fit the 500 VR in this bag. My 200 -400 VR this with no problem. Check on the site and I think they show the 500 in place. I hope this helps
After reading this review I just had to put in my two cents. I purchased the Kiboko bag when it 1st came out. No it is not cheap. However, after 3 trips to Africa, one trip to Europe, the Caribbean, and multiple other trips around North America I can give a pretty solid view. In Africa on multiple occasions I had to crawl through the Bush dragging this bag behind me while it was tied my leg, so I could get into position to get the shots I needed. I have completely and totally used this bag, and yet it still lives. I would recommend this bag to anybody who is serious about their craft. Not only is this bag built to last, but it has successfully fit in all of the overhead compartments of both the large and small aircraft I have flown on. The harness system works great and is comfortable. This is by far the best and most versatile camera bag I have had the privilege to purchase. I also purchased the Chobe bag for trips requiring less gear. And it is equally as impressive. Thanks.