I wore a TopLoader 70AW for 3.5 months through Nepal, India, and Thailand. It’s a great unit for backpacking since it allows you to have quick access to your camera all while trekking down the trail wearing your backpack. It’s also good for world travel since it keeps your camera firmly attached in front of you (very hard for slashing pickpocketers to lift your camera). The waterproofing cover does double duty by “hiding” the fact that you’re wearing a camera bag. I even wore it to bed with me on the trains (it’s that comfortable). It held my Canon Elan IIe, Canon 28-70mm 2.8L, a Sigma 17-35mm (sideways in the bottom), and my Leica BCA compact binocs (in the bottom zippered compartment). It takes a little getting used to not being able to see your feet while walking but it’s nice being stable while carrying a load. …… I would get the 75AW TopLoader if given a choice- but it wasn’t available when I made my trip. Source: http://photo.net/filters-bags-tripods-accessories-forum/00C1cq
I also wondering what backpack suitable for outdoor since I already sold my Computrekker (rarely I carry notebook during photo outing).
1. Lowepro Primus AW. A good review about this bag is available at Firemonkeyfoto.
2. Lowepro Flipside 400AW
Update: 12th Sept 2008 12:49 PM
Thanks to my friend Mat Salo, I bought myself the Primus plus the Toploader 75AW! Alhamdulillah. Thanks MS!