Gear for the Trail....

Started Mar 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
dharma108 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,662
Re: Gear for the Trail....after a lot of experimenting

After investing in a multitude of photography backpacks and finding deficiencies in all of them. Eg. Not enough space--no tripod attachment--inadequate hip belt--too expensive--I have now settled on a REI day pack. It has numerous storage spaces--loops and compression straps and water storage (both bottles and bladder) It has superb hip-belt and shoulder straps and about 35/40 liters of space.

When I packing photo gear, I just slide in pieces of foam-2"X 8"X 10" to separate camera bodies and lens. On a trip I may have two bodies, long zooms--Bigma and 50-200 +extenders--12-60-9-18--binocs--gadget bag--water--food and extra clothes. I found this set works far better than any camera bag I have used and the REI Daypack only cost about $80.00. It also comes with a waterproof cover zipped in at the bottom of the pack and carries this considerable amount of weight with comfort and ease.

Cheers, Dharma

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