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Gura Gear launches their latest bag, the Gura Gear Kiboko City Commuter 18L+

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Gura Gear has officially launched their latest bag, the Gura Gear Kiboko City Commuter 18L+. This bag hits all the marks of what you’d expect from the Kiboko line of bags along with some new features and advancements.

We have been using this backpack for a couple of weeks now and there is a ton to like.

Full Disclosure: Gura Gear sent us the bag for free but without any expectations of whether or not we’d even post about it.

As with all Kiboko bags, the City Commuter is super light, so you’re carrying the weight of your gear, not the weight of your bag.

The use of magets for the closing clips and water bottle holder are quite welcomed new features to the Kiboko lineup.

Gura Gear is launching the bag on Kickstarter, which has become somewhat of the norm with these sorts of products. You do not need to worry in the slightest about whether or not Gura Gear will be shipping the bags on time. They have completeled multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns.

We need to spend more time with the bag to give our honest impressions of living with it day-to-day, but after the first two weeks, we think the cons list will be very short.

Take advantage of he discounted launch pricing with shipping scheduled to start October 1, 2022.

Check out the Gura Gear Kiboko City Commuter 18L+

Kiboko City Commuter 18L+ Technical Specifications

  • Weight: 3 lbs, 11 oz / 1.7 kg
  • External Dimensions: 18.5” x 12”x 8”
  • Side Access Opening: 6.5” x 4.5”
  • Fits: 16” MacBook Pro AND iPad Pro 12.9in

Internal dimensions:

  • Roll Top Compartment
  • No extension: 11” x 4.5 x 5”
  • Fully extended: 11.5” x 4.5” x 12”
  • Main Compartment : 11” x 11” x 4” AND Two mounted cameras with additional lenses

Top Features:

  • First roll-top bag by Gura Gear
  • Side panel camera access
  • Magnetic hiding water bottle side pocket
  • Center channel tripod holder
  • Upgraded high quality shoulder straps
  • Fidlock® magnetic fasteners
  • Gura Gear Standard features:
  • All bags use X-Pac® VX21 fabric by Dimension Polyant
  • YKK high quality zippers with custom pulls
  • Fully customizable camera storage compartment
  • High visibility Gura Gear Blue lining
  • Ultra light-weight construction

Check out the Gura Gear Kiboko City Commuter 18L+

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Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
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Looks decent but at 18L it might be too small for carrying decent sized kit.
 
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Canon Rumors Guy

EOS-1D X Mark III
CR Pro
Jul 20, 2010
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Looks decent but at 18L it might be too small for carrying decent sized kit.
I have been using it with an R5, 28-70, 50L, 85L and an XPS15, with space to spare. Normally I wouldn't have both primes with me, but I was just trying things out. It's definitely not for a safari and could be tight for some event photographers.
 

Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
1,641
900
36
Pune
I have been using it with an R5, 28-70, 50L, 85L and an XPS15, with space to spare. Normally I wouldn't have both primes with me, but I was just trying things out. It's definitely not for a safari and could be tight for some event photographers.
I generally have my macro setup(100mm Macros, extension tubes, 28mm and 50mm MF lenses with reverse rings, flash and trigger) plus few essentials which get quite cramped for 18L sized bags. These days I use camera insert in my 35L hiking pack.
 
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Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
CR Pro
Aug 9, 2018
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I'm just about to visit a city, with a Mindshift Backlight 18L.
For me, the ideal size.
Holds (easily!): Leica M + 35mm, 75mm and 18mm
EOS 5 D IV + EF 14mm, EF 135mm and 24 TSE (with lens-shades)
A light jacket, spare batteries, a 25mm close-up ring, water 1L, Michelin guide vert.
I happen to hate huge backpacks when visiting cities (think of entering china-stores, patisseries, restaurants etc...).
And I use exclusively rear-opening backpacks.
 

ag25

I'm New Here
Jul 1, 2013
15
9
Was also sent the bag to test, Made a video about it if you're interested in another take.

Was able to fit my R5 w/ 24-70 attached an RF 70-200 f2.8 and my Air2S.

Solid day bag and definitely a unique design if you want something that's not your typical camera bag.
Not sure I would try to fit multiple camera bodies, but then again this is more of an "everyday" bag and not one you would necessarily bring to a studio shoot.
 
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Blue Zurich

The artist formerly known as slclick
Jan 22, 2022
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After a year of use I am finally coming to really like my rolltop bag (Tenba Futon) however the Gura Gear 2 clasps solution might be what has always bugged me about mine (only having one). Nice looking bag.
 
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Random Orbits

EOS 5D Mark IV
Mar 14, 2012
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I have been using it with an R5, 28-70, 50L, 85L and an XPS15, with space to spare. Normally I wouldn't have both primes with me, but I was just trying things out. It's definitely not for a safari and could be tight for some event photographers.
Interior depth is only 4 inches, which is fine for a R5/R5 and a 70-200/100-500 on its side. Were you able to store the lenses vertically? 4" in the diagram seems a little too small for the 15-35 or 24-70 f/2.8s.
 
Aug 27, 2022
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The side access nice but can you get a canon R5 out easily (I.e. without having to wrestle with it)?

I have one of the Gura Gear's butterfly bags as I have a 600 lens and love everything about it