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Vanguard Skyborne 48 Daypack (Black)


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Skyborne 48
  • Quick access main opening with smooth-open zipper
  • Unique ergonomic shoulder strap angled at the base to rest on your shoulder more comfortably
  • LCD screen cover
  • Inside zippered pockets offer immediate access to lens cap
  • Inside dimensions: 6.25 x 8.625 x 11 .375 inches
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Product Details

Size: Skyborne 48
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.1 x 13.8 inches ; 5.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00452UX9C
  • Item model number: Skyborne 48
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 20, 2010

Product Description

Size: Skyborne 48

From the Manufacturer

Skyborne 48 is a thrill-loving daypack that will have you on Cloud 9 in no time. Its advanced design with air-infused cushioning in key areas results in reliable gear protection like never before and the most shockingly featherlight, comfortable bag you'll ever love.

Skyborne 48 highlights
Skyborne 48 photo daypack highlights

In for the long haul
Skyborne 48's ergonomic harness system with easy-adjust shoulder straps coupled with air infusion technology provides a never-tire experience, so your gear won't weigh, or slow, you down. Thick lower back padding and shoulder straps that can be buckled at the top relieve lower back pressure.


Your bag, laid out your way
No one knows your gear better than you do, which is why Skyborne 48's super soft, thickly padded interior is completely customizable. It's also bright orange, so you'll never waste time digging for a hidden lens cap. When you're not shooting, remove the interior for a roomy travel bag.

All-in-one transport
Leave the tripod bag and laptop case at home; you can attach your tripod to Skyborne 48's easy-to-adjust buckled strap and holder, and securely tote your laptop in its well-padded compartment with anti-theft buckles.

Adventure ready
Plus, its bottom and top access points enable you to go from traveling to shooting mode in just a few seconds. It delivers on the details, too, with generous space to hold your gear along with other adventure essentials, and it boasts numerous pockets for small accessories.

Skyborne 48 highlights
Other highlights
  • Quick access main opening with smooth-open zipper
  • Unique ergonomic shoulder strap angled at the base to rest on your shoulder more comfortably
  • Inside zippered pockets offer immediate access to lens cap
Capacity
One Pro DSLR with attached lens (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), 3-4 extra lenses, a flash unit and accessories (memory cards, cables, battery and charger) plus a laptop up to 14 inches wide

Product Description

Skyborne is a thrill-loving daypack that will have you on Cloud 9 in no time. Its advanced design with air-infused cushioning in key areas results in reliable gear protection like never before and the most shockingly featherlight, comfortable bag you’ll ever love.Its ergonomic harness system with easy-adjust shoulder straps coupled with air infusion technology provides a never-tire experience. Attach your tripod to its easy-to-adjust buckled strap and holder, and securely tote your laptop in its well-padded compartment with anti-theft buckles. Plus, its bottom and top access points enable you to go from traveling to shooting mode in just a few seconds. It delivers on the details, too, with generous space to hold your gear along with other adventure essentials, and it boasts numerous pockets for small accessories.

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Very well thought out design with excellent overall quality.
Evan Behringer
To its credit, you can also pack your laptop, clothes, jacket, snacks, and maybe even a small dog (just kidding!)
W. Chang
These days traveling can be a bear and no one wants to lug a laptop case and a camera bag through the airport.
aaa-Pam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By aaa-Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 13, 2011
Size Name: Skyborne 53 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
These days traveling can be a bear and no one wants to lug a laptop case and a camera bag through the airport. (You'll spill your coffee and drop your Cinnabun.) Which is no doubt why Vanguard whipped up the Skyborne 53. It fits up to a 17-inch laptop (I tried it with my MacPro) and as much camera gear as most people who aren't planning on hiring a sherpa, are likely to carry.

LAPTOP notes:::
--The laptop will sit next to your back when everything is put together. It's compartment is cushioned twice. One by the structure of the backpack, and once by it's own traveling bag. (This bag zips and is certainly water resistent.)
--When waiting for airport security I'd have the laptop and it's case out so the guys can do whatever they need to do to verify it's 'safe'. Otherwise you'll hold up the line while you unzip and unzip again. After you regain your shoes you can slide everything back into place.

CAMERA STOWAGE notes:::
--This bag is HUGE! I believe most folks will be able to tote their many lenses, a tripod .AND. rain gear and a change of clothes. The whole, extremely well-padded interior is made structurally flexible with strong velcro. This means that you can carry up to 11 small lenses without having to jury-rig something, or quite a few telephoto's.
--You could store the tripod internally, or there's an external rig for it.
--Besides the big compartment, there is another shallower compartment perfect for cleaners, rags, film (if you do that), passport, cellphone etc. There is a pocket and some pen-type holder slots.

OVERALL STRUCTURE notes:::
--This is a BIG backpack with a big price, and I wouldn't suggest it for someone with a small camera.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Goodier on January 12, 2013
Size Name: Skyborne 49 Verified Purchase
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I bought both the Skyborne 49 and the Tamrac 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo/Laptop Backpack (Black) because at the cost of these bags, I wanted to make sure I got the right one.

I don't really like how Amazon combined all the Vanguard bags under this one page. All the reviews are mixed together and the pictures of the product are not easy to distinguish.

There's no doubt that this is a high quality bag. Good materials and I like the look.

I'm giving the bag 3 stars because I don't think it is that great of a design with all the clips that are not removable.

For my money, there are better options available at this price point.

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Gamer at Heart TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 11, 2011
Size Name: Skyborne 53 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Length: 3:57 Mins
Click the video for a walkthrough of the Skyborne 53 Camera Bag. As you will see, this camera bag offers an excellent combination of protection, accessibility, and functionality.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Question on November 20, 2012
Size Name: Skyborne 49
This bag is only listed $150 at Adorama, I don't know why there are so many people chasing after the "deal"...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glauco on April 26, 2013
Size Name: Skyborne 49 Verified Purchase
I made a lot of research before buying this back pack. I wanted one that could fit a very good amount of gear, but I wish I could have one that would have lateral access to the camera. I wasn't able to find one that could be big and have the lateral access. After reading a lot of reviews and watching many comparisons, I gave it a shot. I'm not disapointed with the product. The quality of the bag is superb. They think of every little detail. I just think that it doesn't have enough small pockets to carry small things, like batteries. The side pocket isn't big enough. Here is a list of gears I carry inside it:

- Nikon D600 with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and grip mounted
- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II lens
- Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens
- Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens
- Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX lens
- Nikon TC17E Teleconverter
- Nikon SB-910 Flash in it's case
- Nikon SB-700 Flash in it's case
- Pack of close up filters
It's all inside the main compartment.

In the pocket inside the main compartment, I carry: (it's a flat pocket)
- a Flash Rogue
- Small Gray Card
- Small cables from the wireless flash receiver

Now, inside the notebook pocket, I took the notebook case off (I don't carry notebooks with me) and put:
- Battery charger
- Battery charger cord
- TTL Cord
- 3 wireless flash trasmitter/receiver

On the pocket on the side of the bag I carry: (and it's full already)
- 3 memory cards
- 1 Lens back cap
- 1 Body cap

I was going to carry two bodies in it, but with all this gear, it's impossible. I would have to give up a lens or the SB-910 flash to fit another body in there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimbo on February 11, 2013
Size Name: Skyborne 48 Verified Purchase
I've had this for about a week now and have finally been able to figure everything out and make it work well for me. I had trouble in the beginning getting the velcro dividers to sit properly, but now have it down to a science. I even to some dividers out of my canon bag to create even more compartments in the lower portion of the backpack….
The rain cover feels too bulking in the back pad, so I removed that and just placed it in my luggage… The tripod holder on the back is not as sturdy as I would have thought, but it gets the job done.
There is a lot of room for all of my camera gear plus accessories and much more.
currently I have my camera body with lens attached, 2 extra lenses, a flash, microphone, 4 batteries, 4 sd cards, portable speaker, chargers for computer, camera batteries and iPhone/ipad, a portable hard drive, laptop, and iPad, and that is all just in the front and bottom compartment. There is still an entire compartment left to fill!
I wish the zippers were metal instead of cloth so that I could put a lock on them when no in use. I will be traveling overseas, and the side compartment seems to be vulnerable to pickpockets, although it is nice to have the primary storage on back of the pack rather than the front….
I will try and update my experience down the road when I actuarially arrive to my destination.
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