|Item model number||KT D-3N1-22|
|Item Weight||3.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.3 x 9.1 x 17.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.3 x 9.1 x 17.3 inches|
Kata KT D-3N1-22 3 In 1 Sling /Backpack with Laptop Slot
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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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Top Customer Reviews
But I've wanted a backpack camera bag. Shopping around, I kept coming back to the Kata 3N1 for its versatility: regular backpack, left or right sling with quick access on either side, and criss-cross to go from backpack to sling in seconds.
But which one? The 20 or the 30? I didn't need the netbook / laptop compartment, since I don't plan to tote one. The 30 sounded a bit large.
I ordered the 20, then changed my mind and chose the 22 -- WITH the netbook compartment. Because I realized I would use it for manuals and bounce cards. And maybe a netbook, if I like . . .
The Kata 3N1 22 arrived in four days and it's been everything I hoped. Beautifully designed and constructed; high quality; amazing in operation.
Right away, out of curiosity, I wanted to see how I could configure it and load it up. Here it is, packed, at 14 pounds. (3 of those are the bag, so that's 11 pounds of gear in a deceptively compact and comfortable backpack.)
580 EX II Speedlite (in its case, with stand)
430 EX II Speedlite (in its case, with stand)
8 spare AA batteries for Speedlites
RIGHT EXTERIOR POUCH
Second Canon camera battery
Canon battery wall charger
LEFT EXTERIOR POUCH
Polarizing and other filters
Tamron 70-300mm and reversed hood (on camera)
Canon 50mm 1.Read more ›
I'm a photo enthusiast and I take my camera nearly everywhere. If you're like me, you're obsessing over this bag purchase, looking at all of them and trying to choose the one that works best for you. I bought this bag thinking it would be nice to have plenty of space to hold all my gear. And it does just that. I have a Canon 40D, two telephoto lenses and a short prime lense. Add to that all the usual stuff you need to own - battery pack, cleaning supplies, a few filters, and spare SD cards. It all fits in the bag with room to spare for my passport, sunglasses, wallet items, even a snack and a bottle of water. It's comfortable, secure, has a waste strap for support, and the quick side opening works well. I got the one with the laptop compartment and my netbook fits in it just fine.
But - the thing is just too darned big! I feel like I'm shouting TOURIST!! It sticks way up on my back and looks silly. If I use it in the criss-cross configuration, it crosses over my breasts and makes them look like Zena the Princess Warrior. I can get the side opening to work using the backpack configuration, but it's not as stable. And it's so bulky that it feels a bit unwieldy.
Finally, carrying all that stuff around made me realize that doing so is not really necessary. Do I really need to carry all three of my lenses and all my cards, filters, and gear on an outing?Read more ›
Cons: Uneasy access to lens at center comp., top is not fully open enough. computer compartment can only fit iPad or 11" laptop
Overall: highly recommended
- a Nikon D7000 with 2 extra lenses
- a macbook air 11 inch
- a sony coolpix
- two mobile phones
- a wifi hotspot
- two pouches with cables and wires and chargers
- passport and money pouch
- rain sleeve
- ultralight windbreaker
-small spiral paper notebook and pen
I used to have to carry a much larger bag to accommodate these items. But the 3N-22 works perfectly. Its a snug fit, but with all of the pockets and points of access, I can get to everything quickly. It is also sturdy.
The flexible straps work really well. I recently tested these on a mountain biking excursion in China. Used both straps while biking and pulled one to quickly slide the bag towards my chest for easy access to my DSLR. Worked quickly and easily.
My only suggestion for improvement would be for Kata to re-inforce the bottom of the bag with a water proof fabric. I set mine down all of the time, and not always in the driest of places. Otherwise, I would say this is the best bag I have ever owned... And I have tried many.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great camera bag, lots of nooks and crannies, lots of padding. It's pretty bulky, and will only accommodate one DSLR. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hank
Perfect fit and customizable compartments work great to fit camera and accessories. Waterproof cover works beautifully. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Kelly S.
Bought this for photo trips to Europe. Comfortable but should have gotten a larger version. However it is very well constructed with high quality materials.Published on September 11, 2013 by Sashabeagle
This bag was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a bag to carry my Canon T3I plus extra zoom lens and LOTS of other accessories. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by norskcamp
I love this thing! There is so much room for one camera, with an extended grip. A lens and a flash or another lens. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by SyITec
i had two bags, but want a new one for hiking, etc.
so after a lot of reading, i chose the 22. Read more
I have a canon 60d, 2 large lens, 1 small one, and two flashes. This bag fits it all perfectly. This is my 3rd camera bag and I finally found one that is good for carrying around... Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by Lance
Works great does as advertised. The quality is great and is very durable. I can toss this thing around without fear of breaking anything. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Wicked Mainer