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Gura Gear Contest Winner Announcement & Coupon Code

Gura Gear Contest Winner Announcement & Coupon Code

Congratulations to Andrew B on winning the Gura Gear Uinta giveaway contest, you have been notified by email!

Consolation
For the next 48 hours, Gura Gear is offering 10% off of all their goodies for the next 48 hours. Use the coupon code “CRUMORS10″ without the quotes at checkout.

I highly recommend everything Bataflae as well as the Uinta. My favourite Gura Gear accessories are the Et Cetera cases, I never leave home without them.

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Gura Gear Introduces New Adventure Backpack for Photographers

Gura Gear Introduces New Adventure Backpack for Photographers

Gura Gear, a CR favourite, has launched a new bag which is sure to be a hit for professional photographers everywhere. From their release:

“We are excited to introduce the newest addiition to the Gura Gear product line, the Uinta adventure backpack system. Named after the majestic Uinta mountain range located right in our backyard of Northern Utah, the Uinta is the ultimate adventure pack ready to haul camera gear and hiking essentials wherever your travels take you.

The Uinta is an adventure pack designed to utilize our new modular photo inserts and tripod and hydration system. Small Pro and Medium Pro Modules as well as a Tripod & Hydration System (THS) are available as separate components.”

JVL’s take:
We all tend to pack our bags to capacity, or even beyond it, often forgetting we need basic survival gear for ourselves. A bottle of water, an apple, maybe a sweater. The modular nature of the Uinta gives you the opportunity to choose how much space you need for gear, and how much for everything else. I could have used this bag when I went to Iceland a few years ago. I also know CR swear’s by his GuraGear packs and won’t hear about anything else from anyone else. From what I can see (I don’t own one myself) I tend to agree that if you need to max out your gear in a bag that works perfectly, GuraGear is the choice of many pros and amateurs alike.

Gura Gear has a special when you purchase a Uinta with the Small Pro and Medium Pro Modules; you receive a free Tripod & Hydration System when you mail in this form. (Valid until February 28th 2014)

You can see full details on the bag, including many photographs on the Gura Gear website.

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Gura Gear Launches New Color for Bataflae

Gura Gear is excited to introduce the newest limited edition color in the Bataflae 32L – Stone Green. Stone Green was inspired by our recent work in the field and will be available exclusively in the Bataflae 32L beginning in Mid-January 2014. The limited edition Grey and Tan colors of the Bataflae 32L were discontinued last fall, and we 32L_StoneGreen are currently out of stock of the Grey Bataflae 32L and have limited quantities remaining of the Tan Bataflae 32L. Pre-order the new Stone Green today to receive it in the first shipment later this month. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Hamilton at sarah@guragear.com or +1 (801) 823-2809.

CR’s Take
I love the Bataflae 32L bag, I think it’s the best travel bag when you have to move lots of gear. Below is the gear inside my Bataflae 32L right now. I’m currently travelling through Florida, Costa Rica and Suriname. I’ve never had a problem with getting this bag onto an airplane as carry-on. As it sits, it’s a solid 40lbs of gear!

I like this bag as it’s a backpack, a rolling bag would be quite cumbersome when travelling to locations that do not have paved paths. This bag itself weighs about 4.5lbs, which is extremely light for a backpack.

There’s no laptop pouch in the 32L, which is ok, as I wouldn’t want 40lbs of gear on top of the laptop if the bag falls that way, the Bataflae 22L does have a laptop sleeve. That being said, every airline I’ve flown with allows a separate laptop/messenger bag, which I use for laptop, headphones, media tools.

There’s no perfect camera bag, as most of us have more than one. If you’re in the market for a versatile gear mover, take a look at the Bataflae line of bags.

Gura Gear Bataflae 32L loaded up.

Gura Gear Bataflae 32L loaded up. – Click for larger

Contents of the bag

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12 Days of Christmas at Gura Gear

From Gura Gear
Here is the deal: For the next 12 days we will be giving away incredible prizes from a ton of awesome brands. At the end of the 12 days we will draw a winner from all entries to win the grand prize of a Bataflae 18L, Tembo 8-0, Water Bottle, Et Cetera 1L Case and an Et Cetera 0.75L pouch.

Enter every day’s giveaway to put your name in more and increase your chances! Each giveaway opens at midnight (EST) and is live until 8pm (EST). Winners will be announced by the following day.

Today’s giveaway is a Really Right Stuff MTX Multi-Tool valued at $50.

There are multiple ways to enter below. Complete all of the options to increase your chances. Good luck!

When you’re done make sure to come back tomorrow and enter to win the next prize: The Compact HoodLoupe 3.2 from Hoodman!

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CLOSED: Gura Gear Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed to entries
The giveaway is now closed and the winners have been selected.

Grand Prize Winner

  • aerowing

Accessory Pack Winners

  • juro294
  • rpt
  • J_P
  • @Mike80F
Please check your inboxes on the forum and on twitter to claim your prizes.

Gura Gear Giveaway!
If you’ve followed Canon Rumors for a while now, you probably realize that I am a rabid Gura Gear fan. I could be called a camera bag dork, I just love their stuff that much. They are my Louis Vuitton, and a lot cheaper and more functional! I’ve taken my Kiboko all over the planet and it works the same as when it was new, I don’t think you can get a better travel backpack then what Gura Gear produces.

Gura Gear has recently been launching a wide array of new products. Most notably the Bataflae line. New 18L, 26L and 32L bags. I recently purchased (nope, they didnt give them to me) the Bataflae 18L and 32L.

So I thought we could give away some Gura Gear products, I know whoever wins them will love them. We will have 4 prize packs of Gura Gear accesories and one Bataflae 18L & accessory pack to give away as a grand prize.

Grand Prize Package

2nd Prize Package (4 to give away)

How to win
The contest is now closed.

We will be picking the winners on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. 

Gura Gear Giveaway Prizes | Click for Larger

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Gura Gear Announces The Bataflae 32L & 26L Camera Backpacks

GURA GEAR ANNOUNCES THE BATAFLAE RANGE OF CAMERA BACKPACKS FOR TRAVELERS
Introducing the camera bag with an innovative patent pending multi-access system designed for traveling visual artists. OGDEN, UT (September, 2012) – Designed by Gura Gear, the company that developed the revolutionary Kiboko photo bags, the Bataflae represents the next evolution of creative design and refinement for photographers and videographers featuring a patent pending butterfly multi-access system and stowaway harness. Bataflae is aimed at traveling photographers needing to navigate through the world’s airports with carry-on compatibility and a lightweight durable design.

Bataflae’s unique patent pending butterfly multi-access system features a smarter way of carrying and accessing camera gear. The unique configuration maximizes the interior space making it possible to work out of the bag with multiple bodies attached to lenses in the field. Available in 32L and 26L variants, the Bataflae swallows professional size DSLRs, medium format systems, and long lenses. The butterfly flaps provide access to just the gear needed, useful in tight environments like tour vehicles and stadiums, or in rough conditions where exposing the entire kit is less desirable. There are times, however, when opening the bag completely is helpful, like loading and unloading or in studio environments. With the quick pinch of a buckle, the butterfly flaps release to a full traditional opening.

Gura Gear Bataflae 32L & 26L Camera Backpacks

Available in black, grey, and tan, the Bataflae is PVC-free, features durable materials, flawless craftsmanship and the world’s best zippers, YKK RC Fuse with a weather resistant coating that repels dust and water while remaining flexible and easy to operate.

Additional innovative features of the Bataflae include a M.O.L.L.E. compatible side attachment system that allows for unique multi-point tripod/monopod configurations as well as the attachment of other accessories with the innovative quick-hook side straps. Each bag comes with a removable seam-sealed adjustable rain cover/ground cloth, fully riveted handles, and color-coded zipper pulls that can easily be operated with gloved hands. Two full-length external accessory compartments on the front allow for the storage of travel documents, light jacket and snacks, while the multiple internal mesh pockets and a fully adjustable divider system help keep gear organized.

Bataflae is Bislama (Vanuatu) for ‘butterfly’.

Bataflae 32L and 26L are available for pre-order at www.guragear.com or by calling +1 (801) 823-2809.

Gura Gear Announces the Et Cetera and Tembo Range of Accessory Cases

GURA GEAR ANNOUNCES THE ET CETERA AND TEMBO RANGES OF POUCHES, CASES, AND MEMORY WALLETS
Introducing the solution for keeping your cables, chargers, batteries and ‘everything else’ organized.

OGDEN, UT (September, 2012) – Gura Gear, an innovator in carrying solutions for passionate visual thinkers and travelers, introduces a range of solutions for organizing the chaos that follows any digital imaging user. Et Cetera cases and pouches are finely made bags in a range of sizes from 0.5L to 3L for cables, adapters, power blocks, chargers, batteries, pocket wizards, flash units, and the rest of the “extra stuff” that needs a place to call home.

Et Cetera Range of Accessory Cases

The Et Cetera range features top-quality YKK zippers, Velocity Nylon exteriors, luxurious linings, and PVC-free TPU micro mesh windows for viewing contents. The Et Cetera cases all feature interior elastic battery keepers and a convenient external slot for business cards and ID tags. In practice, the Et Cetera bags allow for easy sorting and organization of kits for GPS units, adapters, or charging sets so photographers can simply grab and go, rather than sorting through a nest of cables and electronic components. Et Cetera is available in three pouch sizes from 0.5L to 1.0L and three case sizes from 1L to 3L.

The Tembo Memory Card Wallets

The Tembo range of memory card wallets take a fresh look at a classic design correcting some key annoyances with wallet-style memory card holders by eliminating noisy Velcro and opening like a book; no more unrolling. Available in three versions holding various combinations of compact flash (CF) and smart disc (SD) memory cards.

All Et Cetera and Tembo products are finely crafted of the highest quality materials to exacting specifications.

Et Cetera is Latin for ‘other things; odds and ends’. Tembo is Swahili (East Africa) for ‘elephant’.

The Et Cetera and Tembo ranges of pouches, cases, and memory wallets are available for pre-order at www.guragear.com or by calling +1 (801) 823-2809.

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Save $80!
I love and own all the Gura Gear products, and use the Kiboko 22L for quick photo excursions, or if I don’t have to carry an 800mm with me.

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Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Preview

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Preview

Introduction
I have yet to meet a single person that has purchased the “right” backpack for their needs the first time. I’m not saying that person isn’t out there, I just haven’t met him or her. I went through 3 different backpacks before I discovered Gura Gear.

This preview and future review will hopefully help at least a couple of people not fill their closet with camera backpacks like I did.

Gura Gear introduces the Kiboko 22L
Having bought and loved the original Kiboko  30L for my personal needs, I went out and bought a bunch more of them for my lens rental business. It just seemed like the perfect backback to carry large lenses and lots of other goodies on airplanes and into the field. I loved it so much we gave one away in a previous contest.

I had talked to Andy Biggs, the founder of Gura Gear a few times about the Kiboko 30L, and he let me know a year or so ago that new bags would be coming down the pipeline. Recently they have introduced the Chobe 19L-24L (which we’re giving away in the photo contest) and a week or two ago, the Kiboko 22L. This is smaller backpack sibling of the original.

Gura Gear was kind enough to send me a Kiboko 22L to preview, review and enjoy. This is the first article about the full line of Kiboko bags, this is a preview review just to give you an idea of what the bag is capable of carrying and initial impressions. I will go more indepth in the coming weeks. I will also be doing a preview and review of the new Chobe 19L-24L  and I’ll end it off with the best travel backpack I have ever used, the original Kiboko.

Marketing Stuff from Gura Gear
The Kiboko 22L+ was designed from the blueprints that our customers provided over the last couple of years while working out on Safari, touring southeast Asia, or simply shooting at home. Much like its more mature sibling, the Kiboko 22L+ is lightweight and durable, but this bag has a thing or two to teach big brother; like how to carry up to a 15″ laptop computer. Sized to fit the most stringent of international carry on requirements without sacrificing carrying capacity; this gem can carry up to a 500mm f4.0 lens in style. The Kiboko 22L+ was made to travel with a beefed up harness system that features memory-foam shoulder straps, a vented and padded back panel, a removable waistbelt and shoulder straps that can tuck away when not needed.

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L | Showing that the Canon EF 500 f/4L IS fits inside

Initial Impressions
My personal preference with a backpack is the ability to be filled with a wide range of things. Some days I have no idea what I am going out to shoot, so I bring an array of camera bodies and lenses. I need to be able to carry a big supertelephoto, a medium telephoto zoom, a wide angle, a couple of camera bodies and accessories. I also need a place to stick a tripod. Most bag manufacturers haven’t figured out to do this effectively. Gura Gear was the first company that provided a solution that fit me.

I also needed  bag that I could carry onto an airplane without much trouble. The original Kiboko 30L allowed me to do this, the 22L will be even less conspicuous when boarding domestic and international flights.

The bag is without a doubt made to the highest standards in materials and build quality. The main material on the outside is a durable sail cloth material, this keeps the bag super light as well. All the stitching, zippers, shoulder harness and handles feel and look like they will never separate from the bag.

What can fit inside?
Below is an image of what I was able to stuff into the Kiboko 22L without any trouble at all.

All this will fit comfortably inside the Kiboko 22L

Gear List

  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
  • Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS
  • Canon EF 500 f/4L IS
  • Canon 580EX II (Not in picture)
  • Canon 1.4 & 2.0 TC
  • Gitzo 3541LS
  • Wimberley Type 2 Gimbal
  • Macbook Air 11.6″
  • Various other accessories

Laptop?
As you may have noticed, the Kiboko 22L features a laptop area that the original Kiboko does not. It can fit up to a 15″ laptop. I use a MacBook Air, so it fit perfectly.

Review Coming Soon
I will continue to use the bag on a daily basis and will do a full review down the road. I don’t believe you can adequately review a bag in a day or two.

Technical Specifications

  • Customer driven design
  • Carries up to 15″ laptop
  • Fits most DSLR bodies
  • Will accomodate up to 500mm f4.0
  • Unique butterfly-style opening
  • Made from high-tech, durable sail cloth material
  • Comfortable, fully-functional harness
  • Removable waist belt
  • International airline carry-on compliant
  • Removable rain cover
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14x18x9 inches (35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm); 22 Liters useable
  • $379 USD

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