I need an new xl backpack

daniela

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Aug 19, 2012
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Hi Guys!
I´ve started looking for an new xl sized backpack.
My equipment for wildlife: 600mm L II, 100-400 L, 2 bodies, two smaller lenses, an flash and an extender to carry. And some food. Oh, yes and an tripod
My long time used Tamrac expedition 9 has been "retired" by my dog. :rolleyes:
Looking in the web, it brought me to Loewpro 650 pro trekker. This bulky backpack looks quite stable, but is heavy too.
Do you recommend another model for carrying heavy equipment with you?
f-stop seems to sell interesting models, but I do not know how robust they are.

Thank you a lot
Daniela
 
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Del Paso

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F Stop backpacks are highly recommendable, very satisfied with mine.
They are durable, modular and designed by photographers.
And they don't have front-opening!!!!!:)
And: can be fitted with a water-pouch!!!! :love:
 

Don Haines

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Jun 4, 2012
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I have a pro-runner 450. It is considerably lighter than the pro-tracker 450 or the 600.

Depending on what you have for lenses, you can get two bodies in there, but it really depends on your individual kit.
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LDS

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Sep 14, 2012
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My long time used Tamrac expedition 9 has been "retired" by my dog.
If you were satisfied by the Expedition 9, you can look at the Tamrac Anvil series also, which is its successor. It has the same capabilities to mount add-on pockets to fit it to your needs.
 

RGF

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Jul 13, 2012
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I have put a 600, 200-400, 2 1DX-ii bodies, 70-20, and I think 24-70 into a gura gear bataflae. Lifting / carrying the best was difficult but everything did fit
 
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I have a pro-runner 450. It is considerably lighter than the pro-tracker 450 or the 600.

Depending on what you have for lenses, you can get two bodies in there, but it really depends on your individual kit.View attachment 183881
That's a nice bag but it certainly won't fit a 600 II L in there.

My advice is to pick up a 2nd hand Gura Gear back pack. They are still the best large lens back pack available.
 

daniela

EOS RP
Aug 19, 2012
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Thank you for all answers.
I´m going to see some of your rcommended bags in Munich at several shops.
The Gura gear bags look quite interesting, also the Anvil.
The f-Sop bags seem to be interesting too, but they are in the same weight class as the Lowerpro 650 with the ICU. Also the big lens ICU is out of production.