Upload & Sell: On
Sigh, I know! I don't really have much of a choice when I want something to accomodate a massive laptop, a gripped body, 3-4 lenses, travel docs and still be within 18 lbs/carry-on size limits. Never again, Lufthansa..
I will probably end going with the shapeshifter.
you're not gonna do that and get around much. the shapeshifter isn't going help too much either.
with that load you need a "real" pack. you need to look into makers like F-stop that will support you with reasonable comfort. i'm sorry shoulder loading that bag your gonna be far from the happy face I wanna shoot mentality. another thing, a 17" monster Alienware thing was not designed to go the distance w/o a Sherpa to assist. what kills AW is that its 1.75" thick.
Alienware M17x: 9.4lbs
then there's the camera gear: