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Kata KT D-3N1-33 3 In 1 Sling /Backpack with Laptop Slot

by Kata
54 customer reviews

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  • Sets up properly for left or right handed use
  • Converts quickly from backpack to sling.
  • Built in laptop compartment.
  • Rain cover included.
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Product Description

The Kata 3N1 Sling / Backpacks provide photographers with the quick access of a sling and the comfort of a backpack. The 3N1 with laptop slot has the unique ability to be used as a right-handed sling, left-handed sling and backpack In addition to different carrying options, the 3N1 includes ample storage for photo and personal gear. Photo equipment is stored in the bottom main compartment of the pack taking full advantage of the modular dividers to custom fit the bag to your exact equipment. The large top compartment will hold personal items or additional gear, and the internal pockets and MP3 player pouch will allow you to organize your personal effects as efficiently as your photographic gear. Two external pockets allow quick zippered access to accessories without opening the main compartments. The 3N1 also includes a rain cover for protection in inclement weather. The 3N1-33 will hold a DSLR with battery grip & long-range zoom lens attached as well as, 5-6 lenses, flash, laptop computer (up to 15.4-Inch ) and personal gear. It also makes a great video bag and can hold a compact camcorder and accessories. External dimensions: length 12.6-Inch ; width 9.3-Inch ; height 18.1-Inch ; weight 3.7 lbs. Internal dimensions Length 11.6-Inch ;Width 6.3-Inch ; Height 11.8-Inch . Laptop compartment dimensions Length 10.6-Inch ; Width 1.6-Inch ; Height 16.5-Inch .

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 9.3 x 18.1 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002UHKR6I
  • Item model number: KT D-3N1-33
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 17, 2009

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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful By E. Lacey on February 20, 2010
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Last year I decided that it was time to replace my camera backpack and after much research, realized that the SINGLE perfect bag just does not exist. So, I decided that I would need to get 2 bags-- one for my day out excursions and another for my week+ long vacations when I am away from home. For the former, I got the Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black), which is GREAT (see my Amazon review for details). However, it isn't big enough to carry as much of my gear as I want for longer trips, including my laptop. So, I knew that I was going to be buying a complementary bag for those occasions. I have been waiting for the 3N1-33 since I first learned of its impending arrival in November 2009. As soon as it became available on Amazon, I snapped one up.

First, I will highlight what I like about this bag:

1. It is light-- much lighter than the camera backpack that it is replacing.
2. It has a huge capacity-- I can easily pack everything I own into this bag, including my Canon 30D, 70-200mm 2.8 IS and hood and case, 17-55mm 2.8 IS and hood, 50mm 1.4, Canon 1.4 multiplier,430EX II flash, Kenko extension tubes, Arctic Butterfly and Loupe, filter packs, Pocket Wizards, BH-55 tripod head, battery charges, manuals, cords, lens cleaning supplies, and more.
3. ALL the backpack straps tuck away-- LOVE this feature! Nothing to hang out when carrying it around as a bag instead of a backpack. ALL camera backpack makers should follow Kata's lead here.
4. The quick-draw release system-- VERY quick to get at your camera.
5. Carries my 15.4" laptop with room to spare.
6. Comfortable waist straps
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Scott R. on August 5, 2011
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I was looking for the perfect camera bag for a DSLR camera, 3 common lenses (70-200 telephoto, wide angle, and 50mm prime), flash, and a few filters. Additionally I want to carry an iPad and misc. things like lunch, guide book, water bottle, tripod, etc. Perfect to me means light weight, easy access, rain proof, flexibly configurable interior, and good padded straps so it is comfortable on a longer walk/hike.

After an exhaustive search the Kata 3N1-33 was the closest I could get to perfect. Other bags I considered were the Lowepro Fastpack 250, Tamrac Evolution 8, Tamrac 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85, Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW, and the Lowepro Flipside 200. I read extensively about them all, compared stats on weight and dimensions, and tried all of them on in stores too.

Bottom line is the camera gear above is a lot - both in terms of volume and weight. There is just no small/light pack that will carry all of it, and there's no getting around the fact that you have a big bag and a lot of weight on your back.

I quickly ruled out all the sling-only models as that much gear gets too uncomfortable with the weight on 1 shoulder. I tried it and they would only work on very short excursions. For the backpack models, the Tamrac Aero 85 is nice (good waterproof zippers, fairly light, laptop compartment), but it doesn't have a waist nor sternum strap (very important for longer walks/hikes). The build was a tad thin too - less protection - but OK for a short jaunt or day trip.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robert B. Kidd on April 6, 2010
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This bag is BIG and it gets to 25 pounds easily with your camera gear & laptop on board. It is perfect for a carry on bag that holds everything you need (and probably some that you don't) for a photo trip. I easily put a laptop, 3 SLR bodies, 5 lenses (including my old school 80-200mm telephoto), charger, flash and a point and shoot into it.

Once loaded, you really need both shoulder straps to carry the load. The waist strap secures the pack nicely. That makes it a little harder to access your camera from the side zippered flap, but it is still very convenient. This pack is going from car to plane to car to travel destination. From there, I will unpack what I plan to bring on a walk about and put it in a Kata DT-213 - a much more reasonable sling pack. I don't see myself doing any hiking with the 3N1-33.

Laptop sleeve is well thought out and perfect for holding both lap top and charger. Zippered outside pocket makes it convenient for airport security compliance.

Design, materials and features are exceptional. Let's see how it holds up after a few trips.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. Johnson on August 27, 2011
I did a lot of research on camera bags. I looked at the Tamrac Evolution 8, Lowepro fastpack 350 and this Kata 3n1-33 bag. By the way, i'm a 5'5" male. Here's what i came up with:

Lowepro Fastpack 350:
-decent quality
-fits large computers (at least 15.6"-17")
-kinda boxy and large for my size
-no tripod holder (not that big of a deal, you'll figure out a way to attach it)
-quick access only on one side
-no rain cover

Tamrac Evolution 8
-build quality slightly better than Lowepro
-quick access both sides
-tripod mount
-sling/backpack option
-better shape. It tapers at the top so i think it looks better, but you will sacrifice some space. It's more aerodynamic if you were flying through the air like superman.
-most expensive!
-heavier (from specs)
-barely fits my Dell Precision M2400 (14") with larger battery. If i had a 15.6", it may not fit.

Kata 3N1-33
-Great build quality
-tripod mount
-access on both sides
-comfortablly holds my computer
-sling/backpack option
-It's super boxy for my size

Here's my take. I dont feel much of a difference in weight. Lowepro may be a tad lighter. Having the sling/backpack option seems like a clever idea, but i dont know if i would ever wear these bags as a sling because it just feels awkward. the bags are too big for a sling. the raincover is nice, but putting it on is not as easy as the videos. but if you do plan on going to niagra falls or plan on a rainforest trip, you may want one. Access on both sides is nice so you can access lenses.
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