I’ve been looking around for a good photography bag or backpack that would work for my long distance and local travels. Those who know anything about photography gear and bags in particular would know that this is an extremely difficult task, since myriad bags out there are good for few applications but most people are saying that there is no ‘the one’ bag. So, I’ve spent some considerable time looking around and reading up on different means of carrying my photo gear. At first I was shocked by the cost of such bags, as it always happens once you start looking at some photography gear, but then it slowly grew on me and I accepted that I would have to spend a small fortune on a bag. That’s how I ended up with Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ backpack. Highly praised and called ‘the holy grail’ of bags by a lot of reputable online resources. So I was ready to make a plunge.
Fortunately a local store here in Calgary (The Camera Store) recently started carrying the brand which used to be only sold online from the US. I stopped by and emptied my wallet in hopes that this is it, that I got the bag that would serve me long and hard and make me happy. Got home and started packing my gear getting ready for a trip to Vancouver. Surprisingly enough the big backpack quickly got filled with all the gear I had and I noticed that it is heavy on the shoulders. Ah, well, I didn’t expect it to weight nothing with camera, few lenses, filters, tripod, a laptop and bunch of other miscellaneous items. Well, the time will tell if I made a right decision and got a right bag.