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Lowepro Mini Trekker AW

Review Date: Dec 30, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $100.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Definitely does not look like a camera bag Straps make carrying comfortable Despite the small size, it can carry quite a good bit of equipment should you need it to
Belt doesn't tuck away as neatly as it should when you're not using it. If there was away to detach the belt and stow it, that would be a nice solution.

I have different bags depending on what I'm doing. At events, I use a ThinkTank Speed Racer for easy access to the gear I'll need. Whenever I'm out shooting nature or when I need more of my equipment on me, the Mini Trekker AW is the bag I go to. Despite it's relatively small size I'm able to carry:

Main compartment:

5D with BG-E4 Grip - 24-70 2.8L mounted
20D with BG-E2
70-200 2.8L IS (hood reversed)
50 1.4
GF lightsphere + hoods for the lenses and an off-camera shoe cord

Interior pockets:

cable release
a few filters
2 extra BP-511 batteries
extra tripod camera plate

Exterior pocket:

Sekonic 558R meter
Think Tank Pixel Pocket w/10 CF cards
Rocket blower
4 sets of 4-AA batteries
Small flashlight
Business cards

Like most backpacks, you do have to take off and put the bag down to access the contents. That's just how that works and the reason I use the Think Tank for when I need immediate access to things. LowePro's design makes for a nice, compact way to carry your gear around comfortably and inconspicuously.