Thoughts on Larger Gear Bags (50L+)

8 months 6 days ago #712665 by davesusko
I'm looking to outfit myself for some extended (a few days) hiking and photography trips, so I'll be taking supplies (tent, sleeping bag, food, etc.) along with my camera gear.  I've noticed something about the larger camera gear bags that would be appropriate for this sort of duty.  Once you get above a certain size, the quick access panels to get directly to your camera gear disappear.  It seems that what you get is essentially a large backpack, for which one would have to buy additional "camera cubes" or other internal gear packing items sold separately. 

So with that in mind, it seems that it would be just as effective and cost less if I were to buy a regular hiking backpack and either one of the many "camera cubes" or even just stuff my normal camera day bag into the backpack.

Is there some benefit that the larger bags made by the camera gear companies have over normal hiking backpacks that I'm just not seeing in the reviews and specs?


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8 months 4 days ago #712884 by Erin Young
My husband has fstop bag and it's 70L.  He loves the bag, it's super comfortable even loaded.  Best for him it's durable.  He's a bit rough with his gear and that bag has been through a lot.  I would highly recommend.  


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