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Too Expensive For What It Is
on April 6, 2014
I had gotten this bag to store and carry my DSLR and its various lenses and bits. As others have mentioned its an odd shaped bag and doesn't have a lot of organization. Its one big open space with 2 dividers. It can easily handle a small/medium body and its lens and 2 other lenses. If you have a bigger semi-pro body I am guessing it would handle the body, lens and one other lens.
Crumplers are supposed to be for people who want a camera bag that does not look like a camera bag. It looks like a camera bag to me. Go figure. I bought it before I realized that I am a lot more comfortable with a backpack or sling. Even though you can wear it like a sling, you won't. Trust me.
Pros: The bag is exceptionally well made. Mine has 2 clips on the flap and not one. Inside the flap there is a zippered mesh compartment to store odds and ends.
The inside is covered with this soft material that lets you put the dividers wherever you would like which is nice.
Cons: Here is a list…
-The strap is not detachable. It would be nice if it came off.
-The strap is not padded. Though its a very tough strap that appears to be the same material as car seat belts it has no padding. They say it will break in. Good luck with that. You load up this bad with a DSLR and 2 lenses + accessories and you let me know how it feels on your body.
-There is no rain cover. The competition usually comes with one.
-The bottom does not have feet and its not thickened up/armored.
-The bag and strap is not ergonomic. Its just a big piece of canvas with a strap. If you load this bag up and put this across your body it will cut right into your neck. When you walk it will be banging into you. If you put it on just the shoulder without slinging it across you will have all this weight on your one side.
I would put this bag as just ok. If you are just going to put in your car and move it from point A to point B and not carry it, than its fine. Otherwise I would not want to drag this around with me all day. Its very uncomfortable, I would rather carry my stuff in a sling or backpack.
For what it costs you can buy a very nice camera backpack from Lowepro, Tamrac or Kata that will be 100x more comfortable than this. Even a basic model from any of these companies has padded straps.