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Gura Gear out Chobe 19-24L

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Earlier this month, and under our radar, Gura Gear announced the Chobe 19-24L shoulder bag. After the success of the Kiboko (30L) back-pack, this new bag promises to be a versatile addition to the range. As well as accommodating a 15-inch laptop, a couple of pro DSLR bodies and lenses the Chobe can be expanded to include an over-night change of clothes. The bag is constructed of lightweight but tough Sailcloth (a kind of heavy-duty ripstop), features a removable padded inner and has a 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects. It's available for pre-order now at $349 plus shipping.

For more information please visit: www.guragear.com

Editorial comment:

While the Kiboko was outstanding (I reviewed one for BJP) this is a much tougher segment to crack, as there are very strong rivals in the form of ThinkTank Photo's Urban Disguise 60 and LowePro's Pro Roller Attache, to name but two (also reviewed). The Chobe promises to be light in weight though (well under 4 lbs with the insert) and it's able to accommodate pro DSLR bodies width-ways, something the Urban Disguise 60 and reserve shoulder bag of the Attache x50 can't.

I'm also looking forward to the Kiboko 22L. There are far fewer credible small backpacks out there. This* is one of the most compelling pro-level packs I've seen on the net, but, unfortunately, I've not seen it in the flesh. If the Kiboko 22L is similar (and it should be if it's a Kiboko) it should be equally outstanding.

*UPDATE 19/9/11: After sports photographer Dan Carr made comment about the WRP MP-5, it made look back to check and sure enough I'd made a mistake. It was this pack, the MP-7, I was referring to.

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I forgot to mention the ThinkTank Photo Glass Taxi, seen above with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II, complete with hood. This is another often over-looked back-pack as it's most likely used as a shoulder-bag (it has a built-in harness but also ships with a padded shoulder strap). The bright green grass comes courtesy of the JPEG engine of the Leica X1.

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Here's another shot of the same bag, this time holding a D3x or D3s, I can't recall, but also the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II (albeit without the hood) and AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G, with room to spare...

Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L additional images

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Comments

  1. Have you not heard about the packs from F-Stop then ? http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2011/06/01/f-stop-bag-review-index/

    They are leagues ahead of the MP-5.

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  2. Hi Dan


    Thanks for the comment. I completely forgot about them. They're not well known in the UK; indeed they've no real presence here unfortunately.

    I also forgot to mention the ThinkTank Photo Glass Taxi. It's hugely versatile and more accommodating than its size would suggest.

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