Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 23/05/2013 00:01am
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    Best photo backpacks: Vanguard Quovio 44

    Best photo backpacks: Vanguard Quovio 44

    Price: £150, $200
    Buy it: www.velbon.co.uk
    This split photo/daypack goes extra-large on versatility. The shoulder straps can be swapped around so you can wear the bag as a messenger-style slingback over either shoulder, or as a regular backpack, stowing unused straps in the pockets provided.

    In slingback mode, the quick-access side opening is particularly useful. On the other side, there’s a pull-out tripod attachment system.

    You can easily adjust the internal partition between photographic gear and the general storage area, which is useful if you want to stow a camera with a very long lens attached.

    You can also use the whole main compartment for photo gear, or remove the photo cradle completely and simply use the bag as a regular backpack.

    Other features include a separate tablet compartment and slip-over rain cover.

    Our Verdict
    Pros… Versatile, strong build quality, smart slingback option
    Cons… Photo cradle needs reorienting for side-flap access
    WE say… It’s a clever design that offers plenty of customisation

    Score: 4/5

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    Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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