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Kata KT D-3N1-10 Sling/Backpack (Black)


Color Name: Black
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  • Easily convert your 3N1 from a right-handed sling to a left-handed sling or a backpack
  • Features "Thermal Shield Technology" to ensure optimal camera protection
  • Included rain cover folds neatly away into an integrated pocket
  • Fast, one handed camera access with "Quick Release Buckle"
  • Waist strap is included to provide maximum comfort to your back when using the 3N1 in backpack mode
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Product Description

Why Choose? Why Settle? Introducing the New Kata 3N1!
Why choose between a backpack and a sling when you simply can pick up one of the new Kata KT D-3N1 bags and get the best features of each type of bag? These unique bags provide ultimate freedom designed with three carrying options in one bag: right-handed sling, left-handed sling and backpack. Quick access to a camera has never been faster with a sling that offers a quick release and one-handed bag opening for camera access. Left-handed photographers can celebrate as they discover the first photo bag that can be configured as a left-handed sling. When not in a situation that requires quick camera access, convert the 3N1 into an ergonomic and comfortable backpack. All these product features come in a package that includes the unique combination of protection, light weight and style that has become Kata’s calling card.

Kata KT D-3N1-10 Highlights

Flexible Configurations to Ensure Maximum Use

Kata 3NI Highlights
Use both as a sling and backpack
As a photographer, you choose a sling for the ability to gain quick access to your camera in shooting situations. A backpack is key for carrying your equipment long distances without straining your back. Finally, there is a bag that offers the best of both worlds in one sleek design. By including two padded straps that can be easily hidden, you decide which product configuration works best for you. Large sturdy strap buckles make it easy to quickly convert your 3N1 from a right-handed sling to a left-handed sling or a backpack. A waist strap is included to provide maximum comfort to your back when using the 3N1 in backpack mode. You no longer have to decide which camera bag to bring with you into the field. Load up your 3N1 and you are set for all photgraphic situations.

Kata 3NI Highlights
Uses Thermal Shield Technology to ensure maximum protection
Superior Protection for Your DSLR
Superior protection is key to the Kata design philosophy. The creation of TST (Thermal Shield Technology) is a physical expression of this philosophy. TST is modeled to create protective zones where your camera will most likely be impacted. Impact force is distributed to ensure that your camera remains safe and always ready for that important scene or shot. The 3N1 is also designed with reinforced corners to ensure that when in sling mode, the bag holds its shape to ensure your camera does not fall out.

Fast, One Handed Camera Access with Quick Release Buckle
When in sling mode, quick access to your camera is provided via a quick release clip with single pull opening of the camera compartment door. Pinch the clip and pull and the zippers easily slide to offer one-handed access to your camera. Easy access means you are always ready when the action happens and need to capture that perfect shot on the fly.

Kata 3NI Highlights
Rain Cover Provides All-Weather Protection
Included with each 3N1 model is a sturdy all-weather rain cover. You never know when Mother Nature will throw you a curve and you need to be prepared. This rain cover wraps around your entire sling / backpack ensuring that your valuable gear is protected. The bright color also reflects sunlight to keep your rucksack and sensitive digital equipment cooler in hot locations.

Optional InserTrolley (KT VG-DTS) for Easy Traveling
Both the 3N1-20 and 3N1-30 have a sleeve for use with the Kata InserTrolley (Model KT VG-DTS) or most luggage trolleys. This allows for easy transport of your camera. While connected to the trolley, your camera remains fully accessible. The Kata Insertrolley can be folded for easy storage when not in use. Kata's patented extendable wheel system provides better stabilization when wheeling your 3N1 bag.
Kata 3NI Highlights
Ensure you find the right fit for your camera

Why choose between a backpack and a sling when you simply can pick up one of the new Kata 3N1 bags and get the best features of each type of bag? These unique bags provide ultimate freedom designed with three carrying options in one bag: right-handed sling, left-handed sling and backpack. Quick access to a camera has never been faster with a sling that offers a quick release and one-handed bag opening for camera access. Left-handed photographers can celebrate as they discover the first photo bag that can be configured as a left-handed sling. When not in a situation that requires quick camera access, convert the 3N1 into an ergonomic and comfortable backpack. All these product features come in a package that includes the unique combination of protection, light weight and style that has become Kata’s calling card. In sling position, the bag easily swings around from back to front providing quick draw access to your main camera & accessories via a quick release clip with single pull opening of the camera compartment door. In standard backpack position and “X” position (both straps crisscrossed over the user’s chest) you can comfortably carry your equipment for long distance walking when needed. The included balancing hip strap helps take the load of your heavy equipment off your shoulders. The 3N1-10 is designed to fit a D/SLR with a mid-range zoom lens attached and 1-2 extra lenses with accessories.

  • ASIN: B001BP432E
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.5 x 16.1 inches; 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: KT D-3N1-10
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Comfortable to wear for long periods.
Anthony U.
If you do not need to carry a lot of equipment, this bag is perfect.
John Lyons
Well constructed with a quality feel to it.
Burty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sandman on February 2, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The Kata 3-in-1 model 10 replaces the Lowepro Slingshot 100 that that got handed off to my daughter. (OK, I admit to being a camera backpack junkie.) Kata's configuration assumes you'll insert the camera & lens ito the bottom section, through one of the handy side flaps. A spare lens or two would fit into the spaces left in the middle section and you could put other stuff (or your lunch) in the top section. That would be OK for Canon Rebels, Nikon D40/D60 etc. But I have a Canon 5D - a mid-sized SLR. With a wide-angle lens and a moderate telephoto the interior configuration as shipped is a bit of a squeeze. The Kata comes in three versions. The Model 10 is about one inch smaller all around that the model 20, and I probably should have purchased the Model 20.

It's possible to reconfigure the interior, use the top section for a mid-sized SLR and put lenses and other accessories in the middle section. That makes it a bit harder to access the camera when you use it as a slingpack, but a whole lot easier to get at the lenses. And you just have to carry your lunch someplace else ;-)

Reconfiguring the interior is easy enough, but it's not quite as flexible as the interior of some larger Kata models, or as flexible as the Lowepro "Slingshot" models. So consider the Kata 3-in-1 Model 20 if you have a medium-sized SLR.

The construction quality and comfort are strong suits. I used the Kata for long hikes on two successive days and it was very comfortable -- more so than the Lowepro Slingshot. It's built very well, with heavy duty zippers and snap closures and excellent padded straps. The interior padding is excellent and there are some small zippered pockets for small items.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Burty on October 8, 2008
Color Name: Black
Great bag. Well constructed with a quality feel to it. Feels like it is really protective for my gear - very strong, semi-rigid material. Compact size, but still fits in my D90, 18-105mm, 50mm, Lensbaby 3G, SB600 flash and spare batteries. Nice quick access panel on either side too. Lots of cool touches. Best of all for me.... no velcro fasteners, just zippers or clasps, perfect!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ronald on August 30, 2008
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I wanted a camera bag that is bigger than a Lowepro Slingbag 100 and smaller than the Slingbag 200. And, I was looking for a slingbag that could convert to a backpack. The Kata D-3N1-10 is just that. This is a well made comera bag. It can hold an Olympus E-3, 50-200mm and 11-22mm lens. The fit is a little tight, but I like it for travel.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CyberSimba on July 15, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought my first DSLR and lenses with it. Since I transitioned from SLR like point and shoot camera to DSLR I was not used to huge backpack cases and I never imagined myself getting one of those professional DSLR cases because they look so bulky and inconvenient to carry. So I bought USA Gear compact bag that can carry two lenses and a DSLR. However, I quickly realized that this bag though looked compact in the picture was not exactly that compact. What I mean is if I consider its volume it was bulky enough in a way. Plus the amount of protection it provided was not enough for my expensive DSLR and lenses. Above all I realized that I needed to pack a little more stuff in my bag and this bag was (contrary to my original statement :) ) turning out to be not big enough to carry it all. In short, I was looking for a "Sweet Spot" for a compact enough bag that is easy to carry and gave me confidence to carry my equipment securely. After fair amount of research, I settled on Kata 3N1-10.

Things you should consider 3N1-10 for:
-If you want to carry a compact DSLR along with maximum two lenses (in addition to a lens attached to camera) and accessories in order to not make it too bulky.
-Great quality, durable construction.
-Very versatile as it can be used as a backpack, sling on either arms (works for both left and right handed person).
-This bag when carried like a sling can be brought forward easily to quickly remove the camera and take that important shot. Interestingly in that position it even provides you enough support to rest your elbow on something while supporting your camera lens!
-Comes with water proof cover for a rare downpour, if you experience any.
-This bag has a strap to tie along your waist.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Polishedimage. on May 13, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I have to say, this back pack looks amazing. It looks like a prop from a futuristic movie. Great style, very comfortable and did I mention it looks good? There is plenty of padding so if you drop your bag, your gear should be safe. Can be easily pulled around front to grab your camera. I have in this bag: Samsung HD camcorder and two batteries plus charger. Two lenses for my D60 and the body itself. 4 secure digital cards, 3 batteries for the D60 and its charger and cleaning supplies. And this is the small version of the bag. You can also choose to order a larger one. Do your self a favor and get this bag..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Coffeecat on February 20, 2011
Color Name: Black
If you're looking at the Kata 3N1, you're probably trying to decide between this and the Lowepro Slingshot.

I have tried both, and the Kata 3N1 comes out as the winner. It is much more comfortable to wear, has excellent padding, and is extremely durable. I was hiking Half Dome on the cables portion when the person in front of me slipped and knocked me on my back. My gear was fine, and the Kata was not any worse for the wear.

However, this bag does has limitations, chiefly regarding size. I own a D90 and a 17-55mm f2.8 lens (a very large lens), and that's pretty much all this bag can fit. I highly recommend buying the next-largest bag that Kata offers, the Kata 3N1-20 or even the 3N1-30.

Although the Kata allows you to switch between using it as a slingpack and a backpack, I almost always use it as a backpack, since it's so much more comfortable.

Overall, the Kata is a great bag for the money (I picked it up for eighty bucks). However, I'd highly recommend that you pony up the extra 20 bucks and get the 3N1-20 model.
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