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
25 days ago

Topo Designs Klettersack

(1/1)

Or heck, maybe the cheapest ultralight hiking bag? It's about 700g lighter than my Klettersack, which on a trip when I'm only packing \~5kg of stuff, seemed like a significant savings.

Positive
better_information
7 months 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
25 days ago

Topo Designs Klettersack

(1/1)

Topo Designs Rover Pack Classic | The YKK zippers on the quick-grab pockets feel chunky and easy to use

Positive
1 month 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
25 days ago

Topo Designs Klettersack

(1/1)

So with lots of putzing around and drinking little coffees mixed in, some highlights are:

Positive
better_information
7 months ago

Size

Strap

Topo Designs Klettersack

(1/1)

Fortunately, the two buckles are length-adjustable, so that shouldn’t pose a problem.

Positive
1 month ago

Zipper

Compartment

Topo Designs Klettersack

(1/1)

Before you can get inside the main compartment, there are two layers you need to get through. You first have to undo the two Woojin buckles to get the flap up, and then you need to undo the drawstring cinch. It’s not the most quickly accessible main compartment ever, so the two aforementioned quick-grab pockets thankfully complement it. Side note, by the way, the drawstring is quite long and will peek out of the flap

Positive
1 month ago