Next weekend is our annual Fall Outing. We'll be heading to Western MA for a few days of hiking, photography, and a visit to MassMOCA. As always, we'll be bringing gear with us to review. One item we are excited to field test is this new digital camera backpack from Kata. Most readers know that we are partial to Kata gear. We have quite a few of their bags. So do we REALLY need another one? The answer is, of course, YES!
Our everyday "goto" bag is the Kata T-212 sling. We love it because it is easy to use, offers great protection, and is just big enough for the D90 with the 18-200mm VR lens. When we heard that Kata had a new line of camera bags, we made a note but did not check it out. However, we kept getting emails asking about it and our interns kept bugging us to take a look. Finally, we relented and put it our our review schedule.
The new line is the Kata 3N1 Sling-Backpack. It comes in three sizes (10, 20, 30). The really cool thing about the bag is the multiple ways in which it may be worn: right sling, left sling, backpack. The handles are strategically placed and nicely integrated into the bag.
The compartments are easily accessible from multiple angles and the various carry positions. Additional internal and external pockets and storage let the user easily organize small accessories (flash cards, cables, etc...) for quick access.
The Kata 3N1 bag is padded at all of the critical contact points for maximum in-use comfort. High quality parts were chosen throughout. This is one awesome bag.
In the next installment of the FirstLook series, we'll show you just how much gear this Kata 3N1 bag will hold. With the 3N1 in the lineup, our T-212 sling may not get as much "field time" as in the past! [Permalink] - Kata 3N1 FirstLook