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    Monoprice DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack 14L, Black
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    Would a 13" Macbook Pro - Retina laptop fit in this bag?
    John T on Mar 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The 13" MacBook Pro Retina is fairly thin. It shouldn't exceed a thickness of an inch. Most models have been less than an inch. It should fit in the side laptop pocket just fine. I hope this helps.

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    I travel a lot with media bags. I need a camera bag like this that can roll up easily and pack away with my clothes, and pull out and use at events. Can this bag be easily rolled up?
    William S on Feb 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This bag has a lot of padding in the back and a couple of collapsible slots at the bottom for the camera. You can fold it/ roll it to fit into a carry on, but it would take up about 1/4 to 1/3 of it. (rolls to about 10x10 x width)I use it to travel with me on Business trips, I can fit clothes in the top, slide a laptop thru it and put all of my field equipment on the bottom. It is a very versatile bag.
    Where exactly is this Hydration storage pocket? I purchased this pack and don't see any hydration pocket that is funcational.
    Dante P on May 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It's nestled within the top cover, you can see the hole near where the hang strap is. Admittedly, it's not the best sized hydration pack storage, and won't likely accommodate even a medium sized one. When I recently took this pack on a long hike, I stowed my 100oz Camelback in the laptop compartment. It fit, though I was worried about it breaking due to the pressure against my back. Thankfully, that didn't happen.
    What is the longest lens this bag will take. I use a 150-600 Tamron? Most bags do not cut it. The lens is 4*10 (D*L)
    daniel t on Apr 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I do not have that lens, but I believe it would. The padded camera/lens compartment that is accessed through the side flap, runs the entire width of the bag, looks like you have about 10 1/2" L. I'm actually going to sell my bag, though haven't used it yet -- looks like a good solid bag, well-made and designed, but I really need a shoulder-strap or sling bag for my shooting style, don't want to have to take the bag off to get to my gear.
    Hello. Does it have a strap to attach the backpack to the extending handle of wheeled luggage? The waist and chest straps are usually not good for that function.

    If this backpack does not have the luggage strap, does Monoprice have one that does? Thank you.
    Marc R on Sep 21, 2017
    4.2 / 5.0
    15 Reviews
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    Disclosure - I was provided this item for review by monoprice.

    I've gone through my share of camera backpacks. I own a kata, lowepro, tamrak, timbuk2, and a fstop. That being said, I definitely know what I like, and what I don't like when it comes to bags.

    When I opened up the box. the first thing I noticed was a very discrete monoprice logo on the bag. Thank you Monoprice. Nothing really annoys me more than having a photobag plastered with some companies logo on it. It screams, hey I got thousands of bucks worth of camera gear in this bag. Please steal me. Logos make me nervous, especially when I'm travelling or commuting.

    2nd thing I noticed was the nicely padded hip strap, shoulder straps, and backing. I've been carrying this bag around for about a week now, and I have to say it's one of the more comfortable bags I own. You'll have to spend some time adjusting this bag to your needs and comfort level.

    This is a great bag, and I'll be using it a lot.

    PROS: Small logo


    Lots of padding for back, shoulder and hip strap

    Hip strap

    Holds my gear (nikon d610, tamron 24-70mm, nikon 70-200mm, sb-900 flash, nexus 7 tablet.

    Straps for tripod

    Enough Pockets for stuff

    Fully adjustable

    Includes rain cover

    CONS: Side loader for your camera gear. I prefer loading camera from the back of the backpack because it's more secure, and I can organize my stuff better. The camera is secured from prying hands though. The zipper is tucked in, and there's an extra strap that covers opening.

    Buckles are a little awkward (I'm just nitpicking at this point.)
    September 24, 2015
    Great design and fit, not so great quality
    I really like the minimal design, and the size is perfect for my needs. I tend to carry a 5D body, 24-70mm and 16-35mm lenses, along with some accessories, and this is the perfect size. The rain fly is a also really nice addition.

    My only complaint is that I've had this bag for a little over a year, not using it regularly (just for trips and jobs here and there) and it just has not held up. One of the straps is fraying and coming apart where it attaches to the bag (!!!), and the mesh lining around the (very comfortable) foam inserts on the straps is twisting around the foam. It would make more sense if the fabric/mesh around the foam was somehow attached or sewn into it and not just around it.

    Overall a great bag for the price – I just wish it was constructed a little better.
    August 2, 2017
    over 2 years ago
    DSLR Travel Blogger Bag
    *Monoprice.com set me a review sample in exchange for a unbiased review*

    After opening the box that this bag comes in, you immediately notice how good it looks. Its made out of a black outer rain fly material, so you know that your expensive camera equipment and laptop will stay dry. It also comes with an over the bag rain fly. Overall the backpack is well built and is very comfortable when using it due to the nicely padded shoulder straps and waist strap.

    The lower compartment can hold 2-3 lenses depending on size, while also holding 1-2 DSLR cameras that have lenses removed. The dividers can also be removed to turn the bag into a normal hiking backpack. I tested this bag with 2 Nikon DX 18-55mm, Nikon 55-300mm, Nikon D5200, Nikon D5000, and a Sunpak Hot shoe flash. They all fit snugly inside the lower compartment. Now I didn't really use the top compartment all too much when testing but it has ample space for any extras you bring along with you. i.e. Water, Snacks, Solar charger, etc. Also included in the bag is a small grommet for a water bladder hose. Its located at the top of the bag right between both shoulder straps.

    **(My Dell Latitude did not fit in the laptop compartment. Honestly I'd recommend a small windows tablet/ultra-book if you need a computer.)

    PROS: Lots of pockets with ample storage space in them.

    Shoulder straps fit nice and snug, which alleviates back and shoulder stress.

    Rain cover is a nice addition and keeps the bag nice and dry in the rain.

    Removable dividers in camera pocket.

    CONS: Not enough lens dividers for different lens sizes

    Bulky when you do not have a lot of equipment

    Laptop compartment should accommodate a larger laptop size. 13-15" instead of just 13" **
    September 10, 2015
    Excellent Quality Camera Bag
    I have really enjoyed this excellent camera bag. It is spacious without being bulky, it provided excellent protection, and is easily reconfigurable. The suspension is excellent as it takes the load off your back and puts it in your hips.

    PROS: *Well designed

    *Excellent materials

    *Very easy to reconfigure

    *Makes excellent use of space

    *Excellent suspension

    *Provides good protection for equipment

    CONS: Could have used 1 or 2 additional smaller zippered compartments for pens, memory cards, cables etc.
    September 2, 2015
    Felix the Cat's Magic Bag
    Full Disclosure: I recently received this Monoprice DSLR travel Blogger Backpack 14L in exchange for a fair and honest review

    This initial review will be my first impression after comparing it with my current backpack - a Kata 3n1-33. A more comprehensive review will be added after I have had a chance to give this backpack a real-world test

    tldr Summary - it looks smaller than my current backpack, but can hold a ridiculous amount of gear.

    Main differences from the Kata 3n1-33 backpack:

    - Flip down top compartment cover

    - Side Pocket with adjustable strap

    - Front zipper pocket for thin/flat items

    - Zippered top lid pocket

    - Small Zipper pockets on the waist straps

    - canvas loops on the shoulder straps

    - adjustable chest strap to help distribute weight

    items that I was able to fit into it:

    Top Lid:

    - iPhone 6 with case, wallet, keys, flashlight, laser pointer, microfiber cloths

    Inner pocket inside top compartment:

    - External USB Drive, Storage card wallet, USB Charger, assorted cables

    Top Compartment:

    - Nikon SB-600 flash in pouch, Nikon SB-800 Flash in Pouch,Nikon SB-800 Flash in Poch (yes, TWO), Nikon SB-900 Flash in pouch, Nikon 28mm 1.8 lens, Nikon 28-300mm Lens, Nikon 85mm 1.4 lens

    Main Compartment:

    - Nikon D800E body with 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom, 14-24 ultrawide zoom, 24-70 wide zoom - nikon battery charger

    Laptop Compartment:

    -Microsoft Surface 3 Pro with Keyboard, case and charger

    Front center zip pocket:

    - Passport wallet, assorted flat documents

    If I were any better at Tetris, I'm sure I could have added more stuff into this bag

    As it is, I do not ever travel with this much gear, this was just a quick test to see just how much I could stuff into it, should worse come to worst. The answer is, you'll probably get a back injury before you can reach the limit of this bag. It's ridiculous

    Check out the video of the review, to see that I'm not exaggerating.

    PROS: -Top compartment lid with Pocket

    - Drawstring top for easy access

    -Side Pocket with cinch strap for tripods, bottles, etc

    - can hold a surprising amount of gear

    - waist straps to distribute load from back to hips

    - Chest strap to distribute load from shoulders

    - Lots of easy access compartments

    - lots of adjustable straps to help keep everything secure

    CONS: - waist strap should be wider to better distribute weight

    - chest strep should be wider to better distribute weight

    - main gear compartment door needs to be a little bigger

    August 18, 2015
    Excellent Photography Pack
    Disclosure: I was provided this item for review by Monoprice.

    I was provided the Monoprice DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack for review so I decided to really put it through a more thorough test than a simple trip to school or work – I was headed out on vacation with my fiancée and we decided to hike up in the Indiana Dunes. Over 2 miles of sand and dunes that extend vertically up 200+ feet, I put this backpack through the test and I have to say, it pleasantly surprised me.

    Let’s start with the internals, the entire pack is configurable with a detachable internal compartment at the bottom of pack. The detachable compartment internally is where you’ll store all your camera goodies – lenses, charges, camera body, and any additional accoutrements that you normally carry with you. The internal camera compartment is very well shielded and padded for your camera’s protection and will comfortably house a DSLR and a few other attachments (just don’t expect to fit multiple zoom lenses or anything extravagant in the bottom). The camera and other parts are accessible via a side compartment that’s really quite handy and works really well for quick access.

    On the top of the pack, nestled safely above your camera and its supplies is a medium sized compartment that can fit some additional documents, snacks, and maybe a few other supplies. Overall, the pack has a 14L capacity, meaning you shouldn’t expect it to carry much more than your camera and some hiking/adventure essentials. As an unexpected feature, the camera compartment and any internal separator is either removable or can be pushed to the side with Velcro so that the entire pack’s capacity can be used and configured to the way you’d like it to be.

    Aside from the internal compartments, there are a few other zippered compartments, including a front slim document compartment and a very nicely padded back compartment for your laptop/tablet. There is also a hydration storage pocket for any beverages to keep you cool and some side straps Monoprice has told me can carry a folding chair or tripod (disclosure: I did not test the tripod straps as I didn’t bring a tripod with me on my hiking trip). There is also a bottom strap for a sleeping bag or other larger object you may want to bring along with you.

    You’re here to know: how does this hold up in the actual outside world? It holds up more than well, it’s a really nice pack for anybody who’s expecting to go to an outdoor LAN or for an extended photoshoot session outdoors. Monoprice offers a very affordable pack that also includes a rain cover that protects the entire pack and there was some consideration given to how the pack should close and zip up so that even without the rain cover, there’s very little chance that your camera or other electronic equipment will get wet.

    The look and feel of the pack is great as well – wearing it for a solid 2-3 hours outside while trekking through the dunes felt as good as any other Kelty or Osprey pack I’ve tried in the past, except significantly lighter, as I wasn’t carrying a full backpacking supply out into the wilderness. The back straps and hip strap provide comfortable support all while keeping your back cool and your pack light.

    Overall, I would recommend this backpack to anyone who needs a large outdoor pack for carrying camera gear. The pack does admirably carrying other gear as well, but it really shines when it comes to using the compartments and features that are camera-specific. Definitely worth it for your next photography adventure.

    PROS: Lightweight, good looking pack

    Good airflow along straps and back of pack

    Good internal storage compartments for camera and camera equipment

    Added rain cover!

    CONS: Pack might be too small for people who are camera gear fanatics

    Strapping items to one side of the pack makes it harder to access your gear
    August 19, 2015
    Walked away WOWED
    This was sent to me by Monoprice for a fair and honest review.

    At first I was thinking a typical backpack…boy was I wrong. For someone who loves to hike/walk or venture off into the unknown for an afternoon or weekend this is an excellent companion piece.

    With excellent modularity to the compartments you’ll be able to carry not only a DSLR camera with on a hike, you can fit additional camera’s and lenses, and not to mention even a lunch box!. A side access panel for the camera/lens compartment means you don’t have to dig down through all of your gear to pull out what you need. The side pockets are easily accessible without removing the backpack so that you can eliminate the need to carry cell phones or wallets/keys in your pants pockets so they stay dry and protected, but easily retrievable when needed. I was also able to strap my tripod to the side of the backpack so that I was able to capture some great shots without the shake.

    The build of the backpack was well thought out and allows absolutely no restriction in movement meaning your arms and body movement is unrestricted so that you can climb about with no worries. With the water resistant nature of the backpack you’re free to roam where you please without fear of equipment being damaged by moisture. There is also an additional “wrap” for the backpack in case of downpours or rain showers that offers extra protection of your gear.

    Only a couple of aspects keep this from being an absolute perfect buy, but they’re mostly subjective. One thing is that you could be unable to use this if you’re big enough, I’m a regular sized guy (5’9” and 180lbs) and found that being much rounder/taller could have introduced fitment issues. The other issue I had was there weren’t any “suggested” uses of the compartments, and while it would be hard to do because of it’s modular nature, that could be beneficial to new shutter bugs and adventurers.

    My final take away from my time with this backpack is pretty much summed up as this 10 out of 10 The only flaws I found were merely subjective. The product itself is spot on. I went in meh and came out wowed :)

    PROS: Very Flexible

    Weather resistant

    Comfortable to wear for lengthy amounts of time

    Easy access side pockets

    Does not restrict range of motion

    CONS: May be a bit small if you’re a larger person

    No guide of use

    August 14, 2015
    Good Bang for your Buck.
    Fantastic backpack for travel with your DSLR

    You can stash stuff in the waist straps, a computer in the back, expedition cloths or camera stuff up in the top, your camera and 3-4 lenses (depending on size), a monopod on the bottom strap, a water bottle in the side pocket and whatever else you can clip onto the straps!

    Super low price and well designed.

    My only whim with it is that it sits a bit high on your back -- even when adjusted to fit your body size/type.
    August 9, 2017
    1 year ago
    Overall, a decent pack.
    I purchased this pack to use on my trip to Costa Rica. I used it for several of our excursions as well as a carry on for the plane. I planned on this being my one carry on so I didn't have to carry a pack and a camera bag.

    The pack is definitely a compromise between a dedicated day pack and a dedicated photography backpack.

    The main compartment was large enough to accommodate what I generally needed for hiking, but not trips that required a bathing suit and towel along with a change of clothes. I also had to minimize what I brought for carry-on items for the plane ride.

    The camera compartment was sufficient for what I brought, for the trip. One SLR with a kit lens, a zoom & macro lens, and filters.

    The padding, shoulder & waist straps were in the right areas and made the pack comfortable to carry.

    The additional straps made it easy to strap on my hiking monopod and raincoat.

    Computer compartment is sufficient for a tablet or Chromebook.

    Included rain cover


    Lack of built in pen/pencil organizer

    The bottom panel of the pack made difficult to fit under the seat on the plane.

    Overall, it is what it says it is. A good pack for a travelling blogger with a camera and a computer with space to spare.

    Could I use it for a carry on? - Yes.

    Can I use it for day hikes w/ camera gear? - Yes

    Can I use it as an overnight bag? - Yes, without camera gear.

    Can I use it as a dedicated photo backpack? Maybe, but you would have to find additional internal padded dividers for the main compartment.

    If you have a lot of gear, this pack will force you to rethink what you want to bring. Which is not always a bad thing
    February 17, 2017
    over 2 years ago
    It serves well enough
    it's a nice little backpack that with a couple of improvements would make it an amazing backpack. I am very happy with everything but:
    1. Lining of the shoulder straps. Current material is slippery. Backpack slips off the shoulder too easily. I'm going to sew some grip tape on them.
    2. Waist strap is useless. if you are not using it, it just hangs on the sides looking silly. if you fold it into the mesh backing, it forms a nice little bump that hits your lumbar section and slides the whole backpack off your shoulders. I cut it off altogether.

    Overall I am happy with this backpack.
    January 22, 2018
    9 months ago