I need help on choosing a bag!

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  1. Veha13

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    Soon enough, I will be getting the Canon T2i and will be wanted a sturdy backpack to travel with. I don't know what lenses I will have, but will need a backpack that can hold a 15.4 inch laptop and tripod. I will also be going to Europe this summer, so I need a backpack too that does not scream CAMERA BAG! but can hold my camera and laptop and accessories(Wallet, passport ect...) and souvenirs.=) Oh, and also something under $150. I have been looking at the Vivitar DKS-20. Is that a good choice? Or is there something better.
    Thank you so much for your help!
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    Check here and compare bags: bhphoto.com
     
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    I'm in a similar situation and have been looking at bags from Clik Elite, Tamrac, and Kata. Also check out cambags.com.
     
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    It sounds like you might want this mostly for travel since you mentioned passports and souvenirs. One thing to keep in mind when picking out a bag might be whether or not it will fit in the in-room safe if your hotel or place you're staying at offers one. I've got a Domke F2 that I keep most of my gear in but when I went to Punta Cana in November I knew that I needed something smaller if I wanted to keep it in the safe in the room. I was able to comfortably fit the F-5XB in there but anything larger probably wouldn't have fit. I know a bag like that wouldn't fit all you want, but if you are looking mostly for travel, it's something to think about.
     
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    The tripod being strapped onto the backpack might give away that it is a camera bag.

    Look at the Tamrac Adventure 9 and get some cinch straps the tie the tripod to the bottom of the bag.
     
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    if at all possible go some ware where you can try a few out. I ended up buying 2 within months of each other as the first one was to small and uncomfortable. If your traveling w would not keep everything n your backpack. Move your wallet and passport to something else you can carry like a small bag or something you can wear around your neck. If your backpack gets stolen your screwed if your ID is gone
     
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