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sdwilsonsct

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Big backpack, low price
« on: November 27, 2018, 10:58:43 am »

UPDATE, later today: "...the Lowepro Whistler BP450AW Grey bag you ordered has been discontinued and is no longer available from Henry’s. Because we have no stock to fill your order, it has now been cancelled."

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Regularly 500 $CAD, on for 184 $CAD:

https://www.henrys.com/91356-LOWEPRO-WHISTLER-BP-450-AW-GREY.aspx

Still $500 at Lowepro and Amazon.ca.

I've been wanting something to carry day-hiking gear as well as camera stuff, and ordered one.
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Re: Big backpack, low price
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 01:37:12 pm »

That's a great price for that pack...but man is it a pig weighing in at over 7lbs empty. Have you looked at true trekking packs and getting a camera insert for those packs. I find they are much lighter and their support systems are much better than dedicated photo packs. I particularly like the Osprey Kestrel line. Have a look.
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Re: Big backpack, low price
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 05:50:44 pm »

I've been happy with the Atlas Adventure for the combo of lots of non-photo stuff and lots of camera stuff that still carries like a dream. It has great easy access too, which I never found using a hiking pack and insert combo...
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Re: Big backpack, low price
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 08:34:28 pm »

Thanks, Guido, looks good! Sized harnesses and belts!

Hogloff: I agree, it's overweight, but I'm a sucker for a bargain.

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Re: Big backpack, low price
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 02:18:26 pm »

Access is the issue for hiking packs, but if you don't mind taking the pack off your shoulders, the Mystery Ranch "Y" zipper panel access series of packs accommodates large padded inserts.

(for example, this: https://www.mysteryranch.com/scree-pack  )
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hogloff

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Re: Big backpack, low price
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 06:12:38 pm »

Access is the issue for hiking packs, but if you don't mind taking the pack off your shoulders, the Mystery Ranch "Y" zipper panel access series of packs accommodates large padded inserts.

(for example, this: https://www.mysteryranch.com/scree-pack  )

Depends on the hiking pack. The Osprey Kestrel line of packs open from both the top and back...just like the F-stop bags. I find access even easier with my Osprey than my F-stop bag.
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Re: Big backpack, low price
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 04:23:23 am »

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The Osprey Kestrel line of packs open from both the top and back...just like the F-stop bags. I find access even easier with my Osprey than my F-stop bag.

I'm surprised… Which model of Kestrel bag has back access? My Kestrel 48 doesn't.
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