Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Hiking

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

Like most camera-specific hiking bags, there really is no way to organize your gear this way and maintain the easy access. So, there is a trade-off for the rotational quick access. There are a lot of ways to attach and configure gear to the outside of the bag, which does help to move some of the heavier bits to better locations.  You can break the bag down into three main sections: the ROTATION 180° 10L waist pack, the main 40L compartment, and the external pockets and attachment points

Positive
1 month ago

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

(1/1)

Pockets galore! The only downside is that it is a little heavy to be used as a hiking pack. About double the weight you would want it to be. But this bag will take a beating! I trekked 8k to see the Navy plane in Iceland while it rained the entire time. This bag is not waterproof but does have water resistance

Negative
infinite216
2 years ago

Carry-on

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

For me, the 34L is plenty bag for my photo trips - and it fits in most overhead bins (check those regional flights ... smaller planes are always a challenge)

Positive
1 month ago

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

(1/1)

Cons: wish it had a rainfly for the price, also a hip belt that would help a lot for how big the bag is. Along with that some molle style hoops would be nice in different locations to use molle attachments.

Negative
Eddie
2 years ago

Comfort

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

You can also use the pouch on the left side of the bag. There is a strap on the side to secure the top of the tripod, lashing it to the side of the bag. Heavier tripods may skew weight distribution, though. Wide shoulder straps distribute the back weight and a padded, breathable back make the Rotation 34L Backpack comfortable

Positive
1 month ago

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

(1/1)

..this is so important for me. It feels good! Also, there is a double layer compartment on the reverse side for laptops and tablets and is padded firmly to protect things nicely

Positive
Daves Archives
6 years ago

Size

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

(1/2)

My only problem is how small the camera area is. For example i use the Thule Aspect for a day to day use and it can fit almost everything i need in the camera area when i go out (Nikon FF camera with a 70-200, 24-70 and even a 14-24) so my problem with the Thule Covert is that i cant't fit all this stuff in the camera compartment i even though of send it to someone to fix it for me because i would really like to use this bag as a Trekking bag for 2-3 days without long walks but being able to take all my camping, food, clothes plus camera stuff and i dont like the bags where is 100% camera space, i really like the side access for the camera area which is divided from the top. Please Thule have this in mind for a next backpack!

Negative
2 years ago

Strap

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

(1/1)

This is honestly an awesome urban camera bag. I have not used it as a hiking bag yet, however I have walked around the city for long periods of time with it - the straps are not the most comfortable, but if you have layers on it's totally fine. There is no waist strap so if that's important for you in terms of hiking, then this might not be for you. But if you're into a cool-looking, urban bag then check this out!

Negative
Rushil Randive
4 years ago

Zipper

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

(1/1)

No problems with the zippers. DSLR insert for when I take my equipment to events. The inside lining is starting a fray a bit from too much use, but I'll likely be buying it again in a year!

Neutral
Alex
2 years ago

Compartment