Laptop pockets on camera bags lately implemented in the flap

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szfofa New Member • Posts: 9
Laptop pockets on camera bags lately implemented in the flap

Just wondering what others think... Rolling bags are bit of an exception. But regarding backpacks.

Does anyone else dislike bag manufactures (almost all of them these days) adding the laptop sleep in the flap that opens to access the camera gear in lieu of a compartment between person and camera compartment? Or on the bag exterior pocket if the camera compartment is accessed from the person side (eg lowepro flipside, Tenba Roadie 20)

I personally think it's lazy/cost cutting design and you have to be more careful opening the flap to access the camera gear. It also makes the flap heavier.

Examples: Lowepro flipside II

ThinkTank Commuter

New Lowepro pro trekker bp 350 II

Tenba Axis backpack

(some examples are major offenders  as the sleeve looks to leave  laptop end exposed and possible direct contact with gear

Examples that don't do this.

v1 Thinktank StreetWalker hard drive
I currently use an old Lowepro computrekker AW and the laptop compartment is awesome, but I wish the bag was just a tad deeper to better accommodate pro bodies and tall accessories.

thoughts/opinions??

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