Camera bag talk again

I am still searching for a suitable camera bag for mountain climbing or trekking. And I found this interesting discussion.

I like this opinion….

Matt W , Oct 17, 1997; 01:29 p.m.

I think Ron Goodman had probably one of the best solutions. I was a climber and hiker before I was a photographer. I have search for numerous solutions since taking up photography several years ago and am convinced that there is a better solution than what I have come up with.

I don’t like the backpacks designed for cameras because they seem to have left out the fact that while you are out in the wild you might need more than your camera. When hiking in Big Bend I need to carry lots of water. In Colorado, I’ll carry several layers in case I get caught in bad weather above timberline. Camera bags just don’t give me the flexibility I want. So what I do is find the best backpack I can. Generally, you would want one for serious, several day backpacking, and one for those day trips, which for me seem to be more strenous because I am trying to get somewhere in a short amount of time.

Then what I do is pack all gear, putting the camera gear at the top. I like Rob’s neoprene pouch idea. I need to spend the money on something like that. I usually poor boy it. I slip my lens into a thick sock, stuff it in a Ziplock or stuff-sack and go.

I agree that no camera bag which are available in the market suits real outdoor activity. I tried Lowepro Computrekker AW, Off Trail II & now Inversion 200AW…..all are not good enough.

Having said that, am thinking to buy this bag…

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