Here it is... I decided that I would love to get into photography. My experience is mainly using my phone to take pictures. After researching online, I bought a Nikon D7200 kit with the 18-140 lens. I purchased it from B&H Photo which, along with a few essentials, came with a standard box like Ruggard shoulder bag. I carry a backpack with me everywhere I go. Everywhere. So, I figured I would pick up a backpack for everything. After going on the Ruggard site and finding one video of their backpacks, I purchased their Thunderhead 55, also from B&H. When it came I wasn't really expecting it to be as big as it was. When I decided on it, I thought in my laptop, gopro stuff and the new camera with lens and one more lens that I wanted to buy. It easily fits all of that and can do more but it is huge. I did the measurements, compared those to 3 day packs I own and watched the one video I found of someone wearing it. So, I thought I had a decent mental of picture of its size...I didn't hahaha. Fast forward a few weeks- The shoulder bag that B&H threw in, is the cameras home. It easily holds the camera with the 18-140 lens attached, hood on backwards while it's in it and it works great for the little bit I have used the camera, so far. But with a second lens, it just wont be big enough anymore and I'm not a huge fan of having a shoulder bag on and wearing the camera, at the same time. I am buying the Nikon VR 70-300 lens this weekend and I would love to pick up a new backpack as well, to hold the few things I carry/will be carrying with me when I go out to look for things to shoot. I have tried a few of my Maxpedition bags and none of them offer the protection I want with the camera gear I'm going to carry. (Im not surprised since they aren't camera bags to begin with but was hopeful in the beginning) Finally.. My question... Does anyone know of any small, slim backpacks or even a small gearslinger available? I have found a lot from various makers but I dont want to repeat with the noob trap I set for myself and promptly fell into a few weeks ago. It will need to carry - Nikon D7200 with strap and one of the following lenses attached with the other lens in it the bag 18-140 lens with hood backwards during storage 70-300 lens with hood backwards during storage A Nikon flash (undecided which but there will be one purchased in the future) A polarizing filter for each lens in its own factory protective case A few SD cards Cleaning cloth/kit I don't plan on taking tons of camera gear with me everywhere, I don't see myself getting a tripod for quite some time either. I would honestly just like a pack that is as small as possible and can protect the gear mentioned, well. Ive carried heavy ( my personal opinion =+40lb) gearslingers, my shoulder was not a fan of those days no matter how long or short they were. But in this case, what I am going to carry shouldn't weigh enough to be a real issue. So, I sm open to a gearslinger as well. Though two straps and no waist strap are preferred (I am more than willing to simply cut a waist strap off if needed, having one from the factory is not a deal breaker). I'm also not worried about cost as much as I am size and quality. I would honestly appreciate any suggestions the community may have. I really hope this wasn't too long and that I included all the necessary info you may need to give me an honest suggestion. Also, I have a Ruggard Thunderhead 55 for sale, if anyone is interested. I took the tags off but it hasn't been out of the house . If you're interested in it, shoot me a PM and make me an offer hahaha. Thanks in advance and my best, to all.