good camera bag

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  1. papatooth

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    hi anyone know what a good camera and accessories hiking backpack would be?
    one that can handle say a day or 2 doing going back country camping. also what would be a good camera and gear backpack?
     
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    I have a Lowepro flip side 200 and love it
     
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    Planning to take all your lenses + camera? or just a camera + a single lens?
    Tripod?

    When I did go on long hiking trips, I would pass up any camera backpack for the comfort of a nice well designed frame pack. I simply packed everything well inside my frame pack with the tripod strapped to the outside. A shoulder bag (in my case lowepro stealth reporter 200) would be an option to allow easy fast access and still allow for a backpack for provisions. Another option that I have seen others use is a top loader case worn on the chest. Again, allows for the use of a hiking backpack of your choice.
     
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    2x!!! I love my flipside 200!!!
     
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    Agree with the comments above re the Flipside. It's an incredibly well-designed bag.

    Don;t have mine any longer, as I switched all my bags over to Think Tank, but I am sorely tempted to get another!

    The Flipside also features attachment points/straps, so you can start off with a small Flipside then expand with lens bags if you need (of course not idead if you carry stacks of equipment on a day-to-day basis).
     
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    If you are thinking about hiking that includes camping, then you probably don't want a camera specific backpack because it won't be ideal for your more important gear. As suggested, you will probably want a proper hiking pack and then just fit your camera gear in with the rest of your stuff.
     
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    its seems that i should make a choice about the types of pictures i want to take before i head out. its kinda tough because i have picture ADD and love to shoot all sorts of stuff. maybe i should get a 28-200 lens to cover wide to zoom, but then i lose the option of macro. i think this calls for a try and succeed or a try and fail senario.
     
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    Just hire a Sherpa to carry your gear so you can take it all. ;)
     
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    I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
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    They'd take it right up Mt. Everest. Now if only I could get them to carry me up Mt. Everest...... :biggrin:
     
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    I would go with an internal frame hiking pack. They hold a lot and you could reserve a portion of the pack for camera equipment. A Camera bag won't hold enough for a 2 day hike. I use an external frame but I think you would be good with an internal. That's what most hikers use now.
     
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    i just ordered a lowepro compudaypack, hope i like it!!
     

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