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

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

(1/1)

We like to say that the Setout Divide is what the Homebase should have been... We think that Tortuga has really learned a lot and upped their game when it comes to this smaller pack

Positive
1 month 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

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

(1/1)

came off. With really no effort from us at all—they just popped off as we were putting the bag on. Weird.

Negative
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

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

(1/1)

Plus, the Osprey is unable to stand upright on its own (due to not having a flat bottom) and the Tortuga can. Thus, making it easy to put the bag down on the floor when not carrying it. -comfortable carry-on bag that is designed as a minimal backpack. Can be incognito from budget airlines and can blend into a crowd of people in a city without looking like a tourist

Positive
Jon
1 year ago

Size

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

(1/2)

As someone else noted, I think you’re going to have trouble going any larger than 27/28L if you still want it to fit underseat, and that’s going to limit the laptop space size you can get away with.

Negative
eamus_catuli_
5 months ago

Strap

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

(1/1)

Though the Osprey had a better harness/waist strap system, but for the size of bag, the Tortuga's removable waist straps works just fine. Most times I don't even use the waist straps unless I know I will be walking for over 20+ minutes. Plus, the Osprey is unable to stand upright on its own (due to not having a flat bottom) and the Tortuga can. Thus, making it easy to put the bag down on the floor when not carrying it

Positive
Jon
1 year ago

Compartment

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack

(1/1)

And one last thing on this laptop compartment... We really like it, but we do wish that there was some weather resistant or aquaguard YKK zippers used, just for some additional moisture protection for your tech

Positive
1 month ago