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Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I

B&H # MAABP1 MFR # MB MA-BP-A1
Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I

Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I Back View With Tripod Camera Compartment Camera Compartment Empty Top Pockets Rain Cover Shown in Use

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Product Highlights

  • Holds DSLR, 3 Lenses, Flash
  • Accommodates 15" Laptop
  • Removable Camera Insert
  • Red Rigid Interior Dividers
  • External Tripod Connection
  • Water-Repellent Materials
  • Rear Trolley Strap
  • Removable Rain Cover
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You Pay: $99.88

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The black water-repellent Advanced Active Backpack I from Manfrotto holds a DSLR with an attached lens, two additional lenses, and a flash inside a removable camera insert that fits in a retractable camera compartment. It also accommodates a 15" laptop behind a dedicated divider at the back of the top compartment. Additionally, the backpack features numerous storage compartments and pockets.

A tripod can be attached to the side of the backpack using a detachable quick-release belt that secures to a loop above an exterior side pocket. To attach a tripod, place a tripod leg inside the pocket and secure the top of the tripod with the belt. For comfort carrying the bag, there is a padded shoulder harness with a sternum strap. Also, a padded top grip handle and a rear trolley strap allow for quickly transporting the backpack.

Pockets

Two external side slip pockets; one doubles as a tripod cup
Small exterior front zippered pocket
Mesh zippered pocket in a spacious front pouch
Two padded accessory slip pockets inside top compartment

Construction

Detachable camera insert quickly removes gear to use backpack as travel bag
Touch-fastener patch secures camera insert in backpack to prevent movement
Red rigid dividers in camera insert create structure and protect gear against impact
Touch-fastened tab secures laptop behind divider
Floor of top compartment unzips to create one large interior space inside the backpack
Removable rain cover for protection from inclement weather
Ergonomically padded breathable-mesh back panel
Materials High-density nylon
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 13.8 x 10.6 x 18.5" / 35.0 x 27.0 x 47.0 cm
Interior Dimensions Main compartment: 13.0 x 5.9 x 7.5" / 33.0 x 15.0 x 19.0 cm
Laptop compartment: 10.2 x 1.6 x 15.0" / 26.0 x 4.0 x 38.0 cm
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt No
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness
Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Quick-Release Belt
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ManfrottoAdvanced Active Backpack I
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Lagarto

      from Buenos aires - Argentina

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Travel

        Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

        I don't know about first version, this one is a great backpack, tough, practice and very versatile. This one already has traveled many miles and is like new.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera backpack!

        By PTK

        from Chicago, IL

        Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

        As I suspected from Manfroto, this bag is fantastic. It's durable, sleek and intuitively designed for a camera enthusiast or light traveling DSLR professional.

        If you plan to pack in lighting and sound equipment as well you might want to go with a larger model but even then you might consider a second pack altogether. I'm not sure smashing your gear in one back for sake of traveling light isn't wise. Buying this handy little pack for your camera gear however, is!
        Highly recommended!

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        4.0

        Great for travel

        By noved1

        from Greenville,SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

            Great for travel, but my 15" laptop was too big and poked out the corners of the bag. If you need to fit anything about the dimensions of paper or notebook go for the bigger II version

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            5.0

            A great backpack

            By Pete

            from NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

              I have to carry everyday my photo stuff for shootings with the following equipment:
              Nikon D200 DSLR
              two Nikon flashes, SB-900 (quite large)
              2 lenses
              11'6" laptop
              batteries
              laser distance meter
              plus some small accessories

              These things just fit in the backpack. I can't put the camera with battery grip, but at least my stuff is less heavy.

              The backpack seems good quality, it looks stylish BUT it doesnt look like a photo backpack. Which is very good, because bad guys maybe don't suppose that expensive photo stuff is there in it.
              The only bad thing is the tripod carrier pocket. You can only put the tripod in it without tripod cover. And the tripod strap is not fixed to the backpack, so there is a chance that sooner or later you will lose that, unless you fix it to the backpack somehow.
              It is very good to carry, my former Samsonite photo bag caused me back pain (which was not exactly backpack, rather a sidebag that i Could use as backpack too), and this one is very good for my back.
              It has several small pockets where you can put little things.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Well Designed Camera Backpack

              By Wonder Woman

              from South Lake Tahoe, CA & Park City, Utah

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • No Small Compartments

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

              I use this top quality camera/laptop backpack for taking landscape pictures while hiking and traveling. The size is great, it is made well but I would have liked some small pockets or zipper slots for lens filters, lens cleaners and the like. The backpack size is great for the camera body and a number of lenses and it has side compartments for water, a top compartment for snacks or a light jacket. The best feature is that the camera compartment opens with an easy access on the bottom without unzipping the whole bag.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent, lightweight daypack

              By Mu

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

                PROS: I use this backpack for travel/on-the-go photography. Having the camera stored at the bottom, completely separated from other personal items, allows for quick and easy retrieval/storage of my DSLR (Rebel T3i w/ 18-200mm). There are four other storage compartments which are more than enough for for my wallet, phone, ipad, and other items I carry (the smaller size also encourages me not to overpack). Importantly, this backpack does not feel heavy -the weight is very well balanced throughout the pack. CONS: My tripod (Manfrotto 293) seems to overwhelm the bag when in the side storage compartment. The bag cost $30 more in store than I could buy it online at [*]. But the flawless BH Photo experience is worth it. OVERALL: Highly recommend.

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                • No

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