The astonishing AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack A review of the excellent and affordable AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack. The high quality of this bag defies the very affordable price tag.
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In a recent video I featured my new camera backpack the F-Stop Sukha camera bag. Whilst this is an amazing camera bag many people were offended, and rightly so in some cases, about the huge cost.
To balance that out I am today reviewing the AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop backpack. This bag is much more affordable at £35/$40 and will fit most budgets. It was recommended to me Danny, a very early subscriber to my channel. He sent me some pictures of the bag and it looked very impressive so I ordered one straight away to check it out.
When the AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop backpack arrived the first impression was that the quality was much higher than I had expected. The material feels sturdy and similar to many other, more expensive, camera bags. This is the ethos of AmazonBasics. They make big quality products using quality materials but remove the frills branding and posh packaging associated with many other products. Simple yet effective.
Big Cameras, Big Lenses
The video shows that that bag is capable of carrying a large amount of camera gear including my Canon 5D Mark IV and several lenses. This include the Canon 400mm f5.6 L lens. Astonishing. The AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack also provides handy clips on the side to easily attach your tripod. In the video I attach a relatively small travel tripod but bigger tripods can also be carried.
The AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack is not waterproof but the material is think enough that it will require a significant amount of prolonged and heavy rain to breach the material. For that time you get caught in a storm, Amazon provide a very handy rain cover that you can pull over the bag to keep things dry.
Accessibility of this bag is probably it’s main weakness, especially once the rain cover is fitted. In order to get at your gear you need to take the bag off and fully unzip the cover because your camera body must be stored at the bottom. There is no clever access panel like several, more expensive bags, feature.
The only other problem is the padding in the straps and back is not particularly thick. It feels a little bit cheap and after wearing it for a reasonable amount of time will become compressed and provide very little padding and support
However these are minor gripes and I can highly recommend the AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack is you are looking for a camera bag under £50/$50.
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