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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Default Double duty backpack - DSLR + hiking

Hello, I am an avid hiker and amature photographer.
Prior to becomming interested in photography, I developped an interest for hiking and backpacking. I have explored much of the coast mountains in British Columbia, been mountaineering, rock climbing, and on extended backpacking trips. What I have learned is to pack light, don't wander beyond your experience level, and always always be prepared for the unexpected. As such, I never wander into the woods, even for a couple hours, without essentials; first aid kit, small tarp, rain gear, fire kit, food, water, etc.
Now that I am into DSlR photography, I have acquired a nice photography kit, but I am stuck. I can't seem to find a back pack that can do double duty. Here is what is important to me in a backpack:

Sturdy structure
Pro quality harness
Light weight

Here is what I would like to put into the pack;
Hiking gear;
The 10 essentials (backpacking/hiking)
+
Sweater
Small sil tarp
Water

Camera gear;

Canon EOS 70D
60mm lens
18-270 lens
150-600 lens
Hoods
Tripod
Extra batterias
Cleaning kit
Memory cards
Medium size flash
Remote
Extension tubes
Misc accessories

Ideally, the empty pack would weigh +/- 3 pounds
There would be a place for a water bag.
32-36 liters.
Any recomendations?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2014, 11:32 PM
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I don't know how to tell you this, but quite simply, the pack doesn't exist. IF u find something it will be a trade off between "too large" because it has to accommodate 8kg of camera gear PLUS everything else, OR it will be perfect for hiking, backpacking(I use a climbing pack almost always)in which it will be too small for your photo gear.

Camera specific backpacks are woefully inadequate as hiking/backpacks.

Life's a bowl of trade-offs.

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Hello, I am an avid hiker and amature photographer.
Prior to becomming interested in photography, I developped an interest for hiking and backpacking. I have explored much of the coast mountains in British Columbia, been mountaineering, rock climbing, and on extended backpacking trips. What I have learned is to pack light, don't wander beyond your experience level, and always always be prepared for the unexpected. As such, I never wander into the woods, even for a couple hours, without essentials; first aid kit, small tarp, rain gear, fire kit, food, water, etc.
Now that I am into DSlR photography, I have acquired a nice photography kit, but I am stuck. I can't seem to find a back pack that can do double duty. Here is what is important to me in a backpack:

Sturdy structure
Pro quality harness
Light weight

Here is what I would like to put into the pack;
Hiking gear;
The 10 essentials (backpacking/hiking)
+
Sweater
Small sil tarp
Water

Camera gear;

Canon EOS 70D
60mm lens
18-270 lens
150-600 lens
Hoods
Tripod
Extra batterias
Cleaning kit
Memory cards
Medium size flash
Remote
Extension tubes
Misc accessories

Ideally, the empty pack would weigh +/- 3 pounds
There would be a place for a water bag.
32-36 liters.
Any recomendations?
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 06:26 PM
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60 L at 4 lb. Will take all your gear and ultralight hiking stuff for the weekend. It will not work in areas where bear canisters are required. Good luck!
http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/product...atori-exp.html

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