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Kata KT PL-BG-205 Pro-Light Bug 205 Backpack

by KATA
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  • Elements Cover: The provided elements cover will protect your valuable equipment during extreme weather conditions. Simply install over the bag on the black side for rain protection, the silver side for heat deflection, or use as a dust cover
  • On Board: This bag complies with most airline regulations for carry-on luggage. Due to ever changing carry-on requirements please check with your airline carrier prior to departure
  • Laptop Compartment: This bag features a padded laptop compartment which will allow you to always have your computer at hand and easily accessible. Please check the Kata bag Chooser for compatible laptop models
  • Tripod Holder: The Kata tripod holder allows you never to leave your important tripod behind. Simply attach to the designated clips on the bag and put two legs of the tripod in the sling to comfortably carry your tripod along with you wherever your shot may be
  • Camera Strap: This feature allows you when carrying a Kata backpack to take the weight of your camera off your neck by attaching your camera to the straps of the backpack. Your torso carries the weight of the camera instead of your neck making for a much more comfortable shooting experience
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00433SRPU
  • Item model number: KT PL-BG-205
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,705 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2010

Product Description

This Pro-Light Bug 205 Backpack fits Pro DSLR with up to a 300mm lens attached, 6-8 lenses, an extra camera body and flash. There is also room for a 17" or smaller laptop and accessories.

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Laptop does fit but a bit snug.
Ricky
I love the feeling of the nylon, it feels strong yet very light.
Humberto Martinez Abed
I liked the bumblebee style of the Kata bags.
B Tennyson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Travis North on April 13, 2011
I reviewed the bag formally for Shutter Photo Magazine (Full review: [...] ). In short...I love the bag. It is one of two bags that I regularly use depending upon the circumstance. For a typical day-to-day use, I still prefer the Kata DR-466i Digital Rucksack (Red), if only for it's internal organization for daily use. But when I need a larger bag to carry more stuff and to easily access any and all of my equipment quickly, the Bug-205 PL is my baby.

Size - The bag is designed for use by those with more advanced setups. You will easily be able to fit a camera body (pro or consumer) into the bag with a large zoom lens mounted. I use mine with a 200mm zoom with its glare shield mounted - and I even have a pocket stored at the end with two additional lenses. One could easily mount a 300mm lens (or longer) without any problems. Those with smaller setups should move on - this bag is probably too large for you.

Durability - let's face it, Kata is known for making durable bags. This is a lighter weight construction than they're older bags, but that was not at a cost to durability. I have been using the bag for 6 months now without any visible signs of wear. And I am tough on bags. This has followed me into ruins and through the woods.

Comfort - Don't let the size scare you. It is narrower (front to back) than many bags with comparable storage, so it doesn't get in the way of your moving around. The straps are perhaps the most comfortable straps I've used. At first, the straps will appear hard. But as you use it, they soften up and really fit to your frame. Give it time - they work out well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Rodriguez on June 22, 2012
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I bought this backpack about a month ago for a trip, in order to be able to carry my DSLR and laptop in the same place.

Overall, the design is nice, the internal layout is nice as well, with the removable dividers making it easy to rearrange stuff as you see fit. The protection and cushion for the laptop and the camera gear is very good, but as title of my review says, I feel Kata messed up badly with the straps. It's so bad I will be selling it.

The bad things about the backpack?

1. The straps are not meshed or soft at all. Apparently they're EVA, but all EVA, no covers. I took the backpack on a trip, basically carrying the full backpack with me for a whole day of airport traveling (from 4 pm to 3 AM), and the feeling on my shoulders after taking it off its horrible. I'm not weak by any means, and it's not the weight that was the problem, it's the way the straps pull your skin because of the plastic.

2. The straps don't start from the top as most backpacks do, but from lower, and that makes it a bit uncomfortable.

3. As some reviews I had read said, the laptop is not easy to take out. Not impossible, but certainly not easy.

Again, the construction and internal layout are great, but if you're planning to carry the laptop for a whole day (say hiking, or a long walk), it's something I believe you'd end up regretting.

Hopefully Kata will improve the design.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miles Gwyn on April 26, 2011
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I think this is a great bag.It was surprisingly light weight. I didn't think that would be an issue but I really enjoy that. The compartments hold a lot of gear. The bag is a little big for what I have now but it allows me to expand. It is a great example of using space well. Cables go in the bag and add to the protection of gear. The bag is rugged and the compartments are easy to get to for pulling out a quick shot. The side compartments are tight but they work. Currently holding Canon 60D, 50mm lens, 17-35mm lens, tripod plate, cables, ipad or laptop (fits both but I never carry both), hard drive and light with room to spare. Getting an extend grip battery soon that should fit right in there.
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I purchased a cheaper (still decent) Dolica bag a couple years ago, but I noticed the velcro pads were shifting and not holding the weight of my gear. I wanted a more durable "professional-standard" bag. I liked the bumblebee style of the Kata bags. This makes it 10x easier to see my gear and locate items quickly. I recommend this backpack to anyone working outside of the studio. It also has plenty of pockets for storage which is always a plus for me!
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This is the first kata I have. I'm a Vanguard lover, but the last one I got didn't cover my needs. I wanted a medium bag for those occasions when I don't want to carry my Skyborn 53 which is huge (and perfect when I take all my gear) or my Lowepro Classified 160 (I use it when I'm just taking my camera and an extra lens or flash), so I went for this one. I love the feeling of the nylon, it feels strong yet very light. I also like the yellow inside, it makes it very easy to find little stuff.

Another plus is the fact that it comes with little bags that attach to the inside with Velcro. Great to keep lens caps, batteries or other stuff.

There are 2 things I didn't like, the waist strap which is that, just a strap, no cushion and makes it look cheap (and could be very uncomfortable when using it wearing just a t-shirt). I mean, this is such a good looking bag with great finishes and seems like they were out of budget when somebody remember to add a waist strap.

The other thing is the rain/sun cover which comes as a separate item instead of tucked in like the Vanguard and Lowepro. If you're shooting outside and suddenly it starts to rain, you have to open the bag exposing your gear directly to the elements to extract the cover and use it. I know that you could keep the cover in your jacket or cargo pants, but as a photographer you need all that space for other things, don't you? Plus, if you keep it separately from you bag, sooner or later you will forget to bring it with you and, according to Murphy, it will happen exactly the day you'll need it.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes I would, but I'd also tell him/her to look other options before making a decision..
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