Reviews by Topic

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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 Travel Bag 30L

(1/1)

* Hip belt: I've read on here that hip belts aren't really that helpful, especially if the bag isn't suited to your frame (which it certainly won't be), but I've used the one on my LLBean Stowaway while hiking, and I've appreciated even the modest amount of help.

Positive
tothesmoon
4 months 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 Travel Bag 30L

(1/1)

I've been lurking for a while but I am relatively new to one-bagging. I come from using a carry-on rolling suitcase for most trips, but I would like to transition to a personal-sized backpack when I can. I am not looking so much for a bag that I can carry around long-term while traveling, just something that would make getting to and from my destination a little easier.

Positive
tothesmoon
4 months ago

Size

Topo Designs Travel Bag 30L

(1/2)

Looking for a clamshell style backpack, between 30 and 40L. I want something that has some style, a little less backpacker-y, a little less REI. Initially was planning on doing the 2 month trip to Europe with my Everlane ReNew Transit Bag (27L), but I think it’s gonna be a tad too small and though I love it for short trips, it doesn’t work as well for me when packed full.

Negative
WinSensitive2918
4 months ago

Strap

Zipper

Compartment

Topo Designs Travel Bag 30L

(1/1)

* Front organizational pocket: a separate pocket to fit medications, snacks, smaller chargers, keys etc.

Positive
tothesmoon
4 months ago