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Really want to use this bag more but...
on February 8, 2014
I'm going to cut to the chase - if you prefer to have the sling strap go over your right shoulder, then DO NOT buy this bag. I did not think this part through and the bag sling strap only goes over your left shoulder. While this is awkward at first, I did somehow get used to it. With the waist straps you relieve your left shoulder of some weight but I just would not recommend this bag for long hikes. For me, since the sling strap was on my non-dominate shoulder, fatigue was an issue during long hikes. And after awhile, taking the camera put while you're tired from hiking is just a bear. The bag has a lot of compartments. I can literally fit in 5 lenses with one that's already attached to the camera. I can also include a flash and a few filters. But its a tight fit. Get it down to 3 lenses and everything is comfortable.
The padding on the side of the bag and the protection it provides to me is questionable. Seems to be on the thin side.
Overall, if you want a stylish bag, go for it but if you want a functional one especially for hiking (5+ miles), then skip it. Ive considered getting the Pro Backpack version but the huge disadvantage is that version does not come with a waist strap which is an absolute must when hiking.
Lesson learned: I'm getting one of those 3 in 1 bags where it can convert into a sling bag, left or right and a regular backpack. They may be at the $170+ range but trust me - after using the Incase, its best to spend a little more.