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diamondroad
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Paria Backpack help!!!


Hello all,

This summer we'll be hiking Paria, White pocket along with Zion and Bryce. I own the Tamrac Expedition 7 backpack....yes it holds everythings BUT after an hour or two of hiking, my back is killing me. I do A LOT of hiking without my gear where I use a GREAT North Face backpack but sadly, it won't hold more than my camera and maybe one lens.

Anyone use a comfortable, proper fitting backpack that can hold a D700, 700-200 and maybe a 24mm prime lens?

Thanks
Steve



Nov 16, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Paria Backpack help!!!


check out f-stop bags. they are quite comfy loaded down.
I have an old gregory large pack that is quite supportive loaded down and find it is a little better, but its overkill and the f-stop (loka) works fine.



Nov 16, 2013 at 01:17 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Paria Backpack help!!!


i use a fstop loka and find it perfect for what you describe. i have a 5D2, 35/1.4 135/2 and a 17-40/4 along with like 15 filters and i still have room for water, clothes, food and personal gear. i also strap a RRS tvc-34L onto the back of it. feels real comfy and is designed for photography and hiking.


Nov 16, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Paria Backpack help!!!


Thanks Killersnowman, those F-stop bags look AWESOME. Now, time to decide which one to buy?

Thanks
Steve



Nov 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Paria Backpack help!!!


An alternative would be to grab a real pack with a rear opening like the Deuter FreeRider Pro (many winter sports backs have rear openings) and an F-Stop ICU. The large shallow ICU fits in the FreeRider Pro and holds my D800 with mounted 24-70, 70-200 VRI, 14-24 and Zeiss 100/2.0 with a bit of extra room in the ICU for filters and batteries. The rest of the pack has plenty of room to mount a tripod, add some water, food, 10 essentials and clothing layers. For longer hikes I like this setup better than my F-Stop Loka. That said, if I'm taking more camera stuff that what's listed my Loka with the Pro ICU is a better choice.

Peace,

Todd



Nov 16, 2013 at 08:51 PM





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