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Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack

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Product Highlights

  • Holds DSLR, 70-200, 3 Lenses, Flash
  • Rear Zippered Compartment for 15" Laptop
  • Converts to Right or Left Sling
  • Triple-Entry Base Camera Compartment
  • Top Storage Compartment with Organizer
  • Dual Front & Dual Side Zip Pockets
  • Front Tripod Attachment
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Modular Backpack Harness
  • Top Grip Handle & Rear Trolley Strap
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You Pay: $199.88

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Offer ends: MAR 31 '15
Price after rebate: $169.88

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The water-repellent, black with red Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack from Manfrotto holds a DSLR with an attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, three additional lenses, and a flash between padded, touch-fastened dividers inside a triple-entry camera compartment at the base. Since the modular backpack harness converts from a left-handed to right-handed sling, there are three options for entry into the camera compartment; One from the left side, one from the right side, and one from the middle. Each option can be opened while the others stay closed, or the entire compartment can be opened at once.

For storing your accessories, there are dual side zip pockets and dual front zip pockets as well as a spacious storage compartment at the top. The top compartment features an interior organizer comprised of numerous pockets for further organizing your gear. There is a front tripod attachment, and a removable rain cover for unpredictable weather. The rain cover features a silver fabric that helps diverts sunlight to keep your gear from overheating. In addition to carrying the backpack like a sling, the harness can be worn like a regular backpack or in an X-position across your torso. Alternatively, you can carry the backpack using the top grip handle or the rear trolley strap.

Interior Camera Protection System provides extra protection for vulnerable gear in the center of the bag and is comprised of 3D shock-absorbing foam with structural reinforcement board that is surrounded by soft brushed-fabric for cushioning
Rear trolley strap for securing onto luggage
Material Not specified by the manufacturer
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 18.1 x 13.0 x 10.6" / 46 x 33 x 27 cm
Interior Dimensions 12.6 x 11.0 x 6.3" / 32 x 28 x 16 cm
Laptop compartment: 15.75 x 10.6 x 1.6" / 40 x 27 x 4 cm
Tripod Holder Front
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness, left-sling, right-sling, X-position, top grip handle, rear trolley strap
Weight 4.4 lb / 2 kg
Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack
  • Detachable Tripod Cup & Strap
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    ManfrottoPro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack
     
    4.5

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (12)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Attractive (5)
    • Roomy (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Quite pleased, with some shortcomings

      I've spent ages looking for an well-made bag which I can use travelling:

      - comfortable to wear
      - fits carry-on bag sizes
      - allows me to bring 3ish lenses...Read complete review

      I've spent ages looking for an well-made bag which I can use travelling:

      - comfortable to wear
      - fits carry-on bag sizes
      - allows me to bring 3ish lenses plus some gear
      - has a reasonable seperate storage area to avoid carrying another bag with phones, food, etc.
      - Doesn't scream camera-bag from the branding / shape so it can be carried safely enough
      - Reasonably secure but with easy-access when needed
      - Able to carry laptop/ipad

      I found almost nothing that fit these requirements - either there was a great bag, but all the gear was accessed from the back (i.e. needed to be removed) or it lacked space up top for other items.

      This bag ticked all those boxes
      - Lightweight, easy to use as carry-on
      - Customisable bottom for gear, with access to top part if needed
      - Reasonable space to carry other things
      - Mix of zippers/clips which would make pick-pocketing more of an obstacle.
      - Ability to sling around and quickly access camera (if said zips/clips are arranged appropriately)

      Downsides:
      - Comfort: When carrying the backpack with the standard strap configuration, even with the waist-buckle, the straps remain too loose for me. This means on a trek it will begin to weigh you down. I'm considering adding my own mid-chest clip-strap like on most hiking bags to balance out the strain
      - Some zips are strange and frustrating - the top section has a different type of access which means it often gets caught up in the clips for the laptop space in the back. No big deal, but makes the bag a little less 'quick access' than I thought.
      - Inner compartments: I've yet to find a 100% satisfactory layout for my gear. Some of the moveable walls lack velcro in the exact spot I would need to secure them. Overall though, it's robust and there seems to be enough padding.

      Generally I'm happy to have got this - I have never found 'the perfect bag' and this was a god-send for a 3 week trip where a shoulder-bag or wheelie-case wouldn't have been practice. I would love the ability to lock my gear but that doesn't seem to exist in back-packs either. It may just be me but I also like the fact the bag appears like a standard backpack to most people at first glance.

      Definitely worth considering if you are looking for something similar!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      too much whiz and not enough bang

      while the product has so many features as pockets and specific compartments for mid size lenses and a big capacity for its size, it doesent feels sturdy enough for this load. Lacks the rings...Read complete review

      while the product has so many features as pockets and specific compartments for mid size lenses and a big capacity for its size, it doesent feels sturdy enough for this load. Lacks the rings to carry the camera on the shoulder straps as an example. The handler si supported on a zippered cover that doesent feels strong enough.

      manfrotto should consider keeping kata´s cuality

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      High Quality Materials and Functionality

      By Chris, Pro Photographer

      from New York City

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Computer

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

      This is an exact copy of the Kata bag. Did Manfrotto buy Kata? Anyway, this bag is well constructed and the fabric is much more durable than Lowepro. This pack also has dual side access. Use either side to get your gear. I wish there was more storage in the camera compartment, but overall this is a good backpack that is versatile for carrying a laptop with professional camera gear. Don't wear it as a sling if you're loading up a lot of gear, in my opinion. Want a cheaper option? Get the Lowepro. You won't lose much but it will wear out faster. I expect this bag to last 4-5 years.

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

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      4.0

      Good Quality Bag

      By lucasan

      from Evanston, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Roomy

      Cons

      • Formatsetup Not Ideal
      • Format Setup Not Ideal

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

        This is a great looking bag with plenty of storage options. Unfortunately it just didn't work for me in terms of the format. I do not especially like the side access for the camera. I suppose the top compartment could be reconfigured to make it the compartment for the camera but I didn't look into it.

        For a photographer who likes this kind of access to their camera bod, this is a great bag. Plenty of pockets to store cards, batteries and whatnot. The durable ripstop nylon and red trim give this bag a sharp look. I wish Manfrotto would apply this aesthetic to their pro line.

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

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        5.0

        Lov th backback

        By Jose

        from Buena Park, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Travel Photography

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

        This is a well designed bag. the only thing that would make it better would be a large catch-all area in the top of the bag.

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

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        5.0

        Excellent backpack

        By FB

        from Hoboken, NJ

        About Me Modern, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

          Large enough to fit several lenses and even 2 camera bodies. It has multiple pockets and isolated section where you can carry other things besides the camera equipment

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

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          5.0

          Camera Backpack I was looking for.

          By Iron Guru

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer
            • Travel

            Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

            Attractively designed and built to last, high quality material make it yet more pleasing to use. With customizable space arrangement it is capable of holding all of my gear plus some more. Very convenient and useful tripod holder attachment. 5 stars !

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

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            5.0

            Very good backpack

            By Pedro luis bacre

            from Atlanta

            Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

            This backpack is great . You can lots gear inside I think is one the best backpack I have, I relly recommend this products 5d can fit good, with 16-35 mm lenses .

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            5.0

            "I would buy this product again and agai

            By Tata Vasta

            from Mexico City

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

              Excelent

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

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              4.0

              Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35

              By Msraider2001

              from California's Central Coast

              Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

              I bought this bag just prior to a vacation to Vermont at the beginning of October. First let me say the storage in this will not disssapoint. Plenty of room for my camera body and several lenes. Along with filters and chargers. Extra battereies etc. I took it as a carry on with three connecting flights. No problems with overhead storage. I will say it is a Big Bag. Wasn't my choice for hiking through the woods chasing that perfect Fall Foliage shot. I had brought a smaller bag for that. But, that being said I purchased this bag to carry my equipment to one spot in one bag. It does just that. Short walks it wouldn't be a problem. Its well constructed and seems durable.

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              3.0

              too much whiz and not enough bang

              By fotopescador

              from Mexico

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                while the product has so many features as pockets and specific compartments for mid size lenses and a big capacity for its size, it doesent feels sturdy enough for this load. Lacks the rings to carry the camera on the shoulder straps as an example. The handler si supported on a zippered cover that doesent feels strong enough.

                manfrotto should consider keeping kata´s cuality

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great camera backpack

                By Jon

                from Gilbert, AZ

                Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                I bought this bag to replace by TamracAero Speed Pack, and love it. Comfortable to wear, multiple options (traditional backpack or sling style), more room for kit, and tripod carry system, make this the ideal bag for me. Great construction with multiple ways to access my kit. Couldn't be happier.

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                5.0

                Lots of space but can get heavy

                By ShotByJacob

                from East Bay

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Deep Upper Pocket
                • Durable
                • Great Weight Distribution
                • Lots of Pockets
                • Well padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                  The construction of the bag is really rigid. It holds its shape well. The material is heavy duty. The straps and back padding are soft but firm and help to not cut into you when loaded down. The waist strap is great to put the weight on the hips and help your shoulders and back have a break. The tripod mount is great and carries my heaviest tripod with ease. This bag is large, and being large you tent to pack it full of gear. This can be a mistake because it can get heavy fast. My pack is about 30lbs right now. Its not an all day wearing pack with that much gear. Easier said then done choosing gear to leave behind. With all that said, this is a great pack. I would buy it again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Organizes it all, sets weight perfectly!

                  By Doug

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Work

                    Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                    Love this bag. I am able to carry 2 long lenses, 3 shorter, doubler and some light gear all in the lower area, nicely boxed up/protected. All of the external pockets are great and allow me easy access to filters, triggers, etc. while on the go. Lastly, this pack sits very nicely on the back, and compared to my previous packs, makes the load feel lighter. Great job !

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Quite pleased, with some shortcomings

                    By Pastiglie

                    from London, UK

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Choice Of Straps Layout
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Straps Lack Support

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                    I've spent ages looking for an well-made bag which I can use travelling:

                    - comfortable to wear
                    - fits carry-on bag sizes
                    - allows me to bring 3ish lenses plus some gear
                    - has a reasonable seperate storage area to avoid carrying another bag with phones, food, etc.
                    - Doesn't scream camera-bag from the branding / shape so it can be carried safely enough
                    - Reasonably secure but with easy-access when needed
                    - Able to carry laptop/ipad

                    I found almost nothing that fit these requirements - either there was a great bag, but all the gear was accessed from the back (i.e. needed to be removed) or it lacked space up top for other items.

                    This bag ticked all those boxes
                    - Lightweight, easy to use as carry-on
                    - Customisable bottom for gear, with access to top part if needed
                    - Reasonable space to carry other things
                    - Mix of zippers/clips which would make pick-pocketing more of an obstacle.
                    - Ability to sling around and quickly access camera (if said zips/clips are arranged appropriately)

                    Downsides:
                    - Comfort: When carrying the backpack with the standard strap configuration, even with the waist-buckle, the straps remain too loose for me. This means on a trek it will begin to weigh you down. I'm considering adding my own mid-chest clip-strap like on most hiking bags to balance out the strain
                    - Some zips are strange and frustrating - the top section has a different type of access which means it often gets caught up in the clips for the laptop space in the back. No big deal, but makes the bag a little less 'quick access' than I thought.
                    - Inner compartments: I've yet to find a 100% satisfactory layout for my gear. Some of the moveable walls lack velcro in the exact spot I would need to secure them. Overall though, it's robust and there seems to be enough padding.

                    Generally I'm happy to have got this - I have never found 'the perfect bag' and this was a god-send for a 3 week trip where a shoulder-bag or wheelie-case wouldn't have been practice. I would love the ability to lock my gear but that doesn't seem to exist in back-packs either. It may just be me but I also like the fact the bag appears like a standard backpack to most people at first glance.

                    Definitely worth considering if you are looking for something similar!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nearly perfect backpack

                    By Light Catcher

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                          This is my 2nd (Kata) 3n1, and this one adds a laptop compartment, which makes it better for travel. I like the side access, switchable between left and right side access. The additional pockets on the front, along with the tripod holder also make welcome additions to this already great bag. It probably deserves 4.5 stars.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Versatile Pack with Plenty of Room.

                          By Grant

                          from Louisville, KY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                            I was a bit surprised at first with the rather large size of this backpack. Even with the compartment for the laptop, the pack has great depth. While I haven't walked around all day with it, it seems pretty comfortable even loaded down without the waist-belt. Plus, having the waist-belt just hidden away to pull out any time is handy and will surely make a huge difference if you plan on carrying this around all day. So many other packs seem too big or too small, and this hits a pretty good sweet spot with the size allowing room for plenty of stuff for everyday use in a large daypack-type size without becoming the mammoth size of a camping backpack.

                            Something I found very cool for anyone who carries around a go pro camera along with their DSLR or Mirrorless camera, I can fit my GoPro with case (probably a 6 x 9 inch case where I have all of that little stuff along with that camera organized) into the main camera compartment of this bag. It fits nicely and takes up only a small portion of the bag in the main camera compartment at the bottom, which is a cool bonus for me. If you look at the 3rd picture of this bag on this site, they are showing you only the bottom of the main compartment and you can use the area where they have 2 lenses + the rain cover to put that go pro inside while in its own case… there is an area not shown, above the camera slot, where you have room for several more lenses if you open the main compartment a bit further. If you don't have the telephoto lens mounted you would have room for an extra lens at the end of the camera as well. There is a good organizational space inside of the extra top inside compartment for things like memory cards, etc, and lots of useful extra small outside pockets for random stuff.

                            Ultimately I decided I like the idea of a little more space in this pack compared to the size of the smaller 3N1-25 version, and the flexibility for travel to put my laptop in this back is also a key consideration. Time will tell more once I get to really put this bag to the test, but so far so good. Construction quality and zipper quality seem to be excellent. The conveniently removable attachment for the tripod seems a better system than most bags offer. I did a ton of research and reading and so far I am happy with my purchase of this bag.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic Design with Massive Space

                            By WLiCPSC

                            from Richmond, BC, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                              Very nice bag! I have put all of my gears inside including 4 lenses, 5d3 body, speedlite 600ex, and lots of filters + accessories. Pretty much fits all the needs. Italian design is just splendid. Lo adoro!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Solid and spacious bag

                              By Vondrian

                              from San Juan, PR

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                                The Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 is a solid bag for the pro photographer or videographer for when they need to carry a lot or all of their DSLR gear because it is sturdy and spacious and fits a good deal of accessories and gear such as multiple lenses, sound equipment, lights and mounts.

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                                4.0

                                Options Galore!

                                By Mach

                                from Austin, Texas

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Roomy

                                Cons

                                • Interior Color

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Manfrotto Pro-Light 3N1-35 Camera Backpack:

                                I have been looking for this bag for a while and after Manfrotto absorbed Kata Bags I contacted Manfrotto who told me that it would be a couple of months before they would fully rebrand the Kata line. I kept checking and the first place I found the newly badged bag was B&H.

                                The bag is all that I expected from it and from my previous Kata experience. Lots of pockets large and small and the attention to detail is great. My biggest reason for buying this bag was the ability to wear it in 3 different ways. I expect to carry this bag all over the world so I need it to be flexible. It is. Well designed it also comes with a tripod pocket and a rain cover that doubles as a reflective sun cover. I'm looking forward to wearing this bag out over many years. The only thing I miss is the almost luminous orange of the Kata bags which in dark light helped see things in the bag. Now it is Manfrotto gray.

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                                • No

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