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Kata rolls out the Beetle

Stills and video camera bag specialist, Kata, has wheeled out the new Beetle backpack, which they claim conforms to most airlines carry-on restrictions. The Pro Light Beetle-282 is capable of carrying a 17-inch laptop, a couple of camera bodies and a lens up to 300mm. For a shade under £270 inc VAT, the pack is also compatible with the Kata Insertrolley option, making it a breeze when navigating the busy check-in. For more information, please see the press release below.


Press release:

Carry On Convenience for both DSLR and HVD with the new Kata Beetle!

29 June 2010
Kata has done it again with another brand new feature-packed backpack – the Pro Light Beetle-282 – yet another super-light and protective camera bag from the Kata stable, which offers unrivaled protection for your camera gear.

Perfect for travel, this new backpack manufactured in the latest lightweight ripstop fabric, is suitable carry on for most airlines* and can hold an impressive array of kit.

The Beetle 282 can house up to 2 or 3 DSLR bodies with a further four to six lenses (right up to 300mm), plus additional room for a laptop (up to 17”) and all the necessary accessories.

Alternatively – with totally adjustable inner dividers - the bag is also suitable for HD Video cameras or a combination of both video and stills equipment – the choice is yours!

This brand new backpack incorporates Kata’s brand new Gecko harness system for ultimate comfort on the go. The Gecko EVA foam harness straps provide extra cushioning where it counts, micro hatch texture ensures straps say put, and the harness moulds to fit your own individual shape without any pinching. The adjustable hip belt is designed to transfer the weight of your gear from your back to your hips and a sternum strap adjusts to various heights to ensure individual comfort. There’s also a clever camera attachment device which enables you to take the weight of the camera on the harness, rather than around your neck.

The Beetle also boasts Kata’s new Aerifoam dividers – which while still providing 100% of the protection are 25% lighter, together with a new foam encased spring-steel Spine Guard feature, which gives the Beetle the ultimate in structural protection.

And as you’d expect from a Kata backpack, there’s two different ways to attach a tripod (on the front and on the side), together with Kata’s unique Elements Cover for added protection in even the harshest environments. The Elements Cover, which folds away neatly into its own pouch, is black on one side and silver the other – great for reflecting heat away or providing additional protection from the weather.

Perfect for the demanding pro or keen enthusiast photographer, the Beetle-282 is also compatible with Kata’s Insertrolly, so can easily be transformed into a rolling bag for when four wheel drive is an option!

To find out where you can get your hands on one of these hi-tech new backpacks visit or call 01293 583300

*Always check with the specific airline you are traveling with as regulations often change.

SRP for the Kate Beetle-282 PL is £269.95 inc VAT .



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