So for the past 3 or 4 months, I've been on a serious hunt for a new camera backpack. Well, not really a hunt for a new one, I knew which one I wanted, it was more of a hunt for the best deal, and finding it here in Toronto. This thing was literally nonexistent here. It's called the Incase DSLR Pro Pack. When I first saw it, I was blown away. I was like "I NEED THIS BAD BOY NOW" It would solve all my travel problems. I wanted this backpack especially for when I'm shooting destination weddings. The best part is, it's a backpack and it can fit under my seat. I hate when I get on the plane and all the overhead compartments are full, and I have to check my bag. NOT HAPPENING. Anyways, I saw this backpack on B&H (The Camera Mecca) on sale for $130 USD. I missed that sale, and it went back up to $150 USD (Boo!). Not to mention the conversion and our crappy dollar, it came up to like $200 CAD, plus tax so now I'm at $230. EEEEEEEK!!!!!! I checked the American Amazon and they had it for real cheap, like $118, but they didn't ship to Canada, and my buddy in the States wasn't coming up anytime soon. So I went to the Canadian Amazon, and it was $350 CAD!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? $350????? Oh heck naw!!! So I was back to square one. A few weeks go by, and I find a guy on Kijiji in Toronto selling one for $100 CAD, said he only used it once. I messaged him this morning and BOOM! I met up with him at Yorkdale Mall and made the transaction. The bag looks real cool and kinda stylish.
I can fit most of my camera gear in here. My two bodies, 4 lenses, batteries, flashes and remote triggers. Pretty much all the important stuff I'd need for a destination wedding. My light stands, umbrella and tripod I would check in my suitcase, I wouldn't cry if those got lost or stolen lol. The dividers are velcro, so I can re-arrange them to my liking. This is pretty much how the guy had it, I will do some adjustments to cater to my needs. There's two mesh pockets as you can see, I can throw some business cards and my MacBook card reader in there. The top pockets above them I'll probably put my memory cards in there.
The best part is, there's a compartment for my 13" MacBook Pro with the charger and my iPad. I can fit 2 hard drives in there as well. I always edit on the go, especially for destination weddings. And I always bring 2 Hard Drives so I can back up my work while I'm down south. I can throw my passport and boarding pass in there, I think I can fit my iPhone 6 Plus in there too, but I usually have that on me. I'm not sure what else I can fit in there, I'll mess around with it, but that's pretty much my essentials for travel or shooting a destination wedding.
And it's kinda stylish. Looks like a regular backpack, it feels real comfortable, and it doesn't feel all that heavy. The shoulder straps feel sturdy, and it rests on my back quite nicely. Mind you, I only had it on for like 2 minutes. We'll see how it feels when travelling for hours to Europe or The Caribbean. I'll be sure to let you guys know.
Not bad for only $100 CAD. I just feel super relieved that I finally found this backpack that I've been literally dying for. I can't wait to bring it on a few destination weddings this year. I'll be sure to let you guys know my real life experiences with it. If any of you have used or owned this backpack or any other camera backpack, please drop a comment and let me know your thoughts. I'd love to hear your stories.