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ikan Explorer Bag

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Product Highlights
  • Fits 1-2 Pro D-SLR Cameras Kit
  • Holds Laptop with a Screen up to 17"
  • Cotton Canvas Exterior
  • Removable Padding in Compartment
  • Removable Tripod Holder
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Backpack Shoulder Straps
  • Wide Adjustable Waist Belt

The iKan Explorer Bag (Golden Tan) is a full-size backpack designed to carry and protect 1 or 2 Pro D-SLR camera bodies, a 17" laptop, 6-8 lenses, a pro flash and other accessories. The pack is made from cotton canvas with removable padding in the main compartment and an interior nylon lining. The backpack has a main compartment with 11 removable, touch fastener modular interior dividers and a padded laptop compartment in the rear. There are 2 interior clear plastic pockets and a removable tripod pocket. There is also a removable rain cover to protect the pack from inclement weather. It is carried by 2 padded backpack shoulder straps, a padded, wide, adjustable waist belt and an adjustable chest strap.

Construction
  • Cotton canvas exterior
  • Removable padding in main compartment
  • Interior nylon lining
  • Zipper closure
Compartments
  • Main compartment with 11 removable touch fastener modular interior dividers
  • Padded laptop compartment in the rear holds a laptop with a screen up to 17"
Pockets
  • Two interior clear plastic pockets
  • Removable tripod pocket
Removable rain cover protects the pack from inclement weather
Numerous sewn-in webbed attachment points
Carrying options
  • Two padded backpack shoulder straps
  • Padded, adjustable wide waist belt
  • Adjustable chest strap
Material Exterior: Cotton canvas
Interior: Removable padding in main compartment
Interior: Nylon lining
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 13.7 x 11.4 x 21.6" (34.8 x 28.96 x 54.86cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 12.2 x 6.5 x 20.4" (30.99 x 16.51 x 51.82cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates 1-2 Pro D-SLR cameras with 6-8 lenses, flash and accessories
Laptop with a screen up to 17"
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness
Weight 7.3 lbs (3.31kg)
ikan Explorer Bag
  • Rain Cover
  • Tripod Holder
  • 11 x Dividers
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    ikanExplorer Bag
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (11)
    • Good protection (11)
    • Comfortable strap (10)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Too bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (14)
    • Daily transport (8)
    • Storage (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The best

    I've tried so many different bags and backpack over the years. The Ikan Explorer is by far the best that I've used. The amount of room in it is amazing. I put a...Read complete review

    I've tried so many different bags and backpack over the years. The Ikan Explorer is by far the best that I've used. The amount of room in it is amazing. I put a pro camera with a 70-200 attached. Then I added 3 lenses ,flash, filters and a bunch of extras. There was still room left over..

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    The quality of this bag isn't good.

    The quality of this bag matches its price - LOW!I bought this bag last year while it was on sale for $. I thought it was a great deal since it was big...Read complete review

    The quality of this bag matches its price - LOW!I bought this bag last year while it was on sale for $. I thought it was a great deal since it was big and deep enought to carry all my gear (D700 with 70-200 VR II plus battery grip, D800 with 24-70 plus battery grip along with filters and other accessories. However the first time I took this bag out on a trip to Europe the problem with its shoulder straps appeared. First it was the right shoulder strap that had a minor tare. I was careful not putting too much stress on that strap. However while I was at the airport ready to come home, the right shoulder strap ripped half way through. I had to hand carry that bag most of the time rest of the way. Also the left shoulder strap was starting to tare as well. A bag of this size is designed for a lot of gears that can be heavy. One obviously would not use it to carry marshmallows, and yet the quality of this bag does seem to suggest it's only good for carrying marshmallows.

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    4.0

    Good on-the-go bag.

    By Chaarrllee

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Protection
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Travel

      Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

      I'll start by saying this is the first camera bag I've owned. Therefore, I can't really compare it to other camera bags out there. I can say that, for locations where lugging around a pelican case is impractical, this bag is great.

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      1.0

      The quality of this bag isn't good.

      By Iman

      from Boston

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pocket Room

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

        The quality of this bag matches its price - LOW!I bought this bag last year while it was on sale for $. I thought it was a great deal since it was big and deep enought to carry all my gear (D700 with 70-200 VR II plus battery grip, D800 with 24-70 plus battery grip along with filters and other accessories. However the first time I took this bag out on a trip to Europe the problem with its shoulder straps appeared. First it was the right shoulder strap that had a minor tare. I was careful not putting too much stress on that strap. However while I was at the airport ready to come home, the right shoulder strap ripped half way through. I had to hand carry that bag most of the time rest of the way. Also the left shoulder strap was starting to tare as well. A bag of this size is designed for a lot of gears that can be heavy. One obviously would not use it to carry marshmallows, and yet the quality of this bag does seem to suggest it's only good for carrying marshmallows.

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        4.0

        ikan bag great buy.

        By Ron

        from MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

          Fits my EA-50 fine

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          4.0

          A great bag for a lot of gear

          By James

          from Missouri

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Durable
          • Good Protection

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pocket Room

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

          This bag is a great fit for our wedding photography business and carries everything we need. It's large enough to hold three DSLR bodies with battery grips, 1 long lens, 4 medium lenses, 3 flashes, all the batteries, SD cards, and little things we need. Plus there is a laptop pocket that fits my 17 inch laptop and charger.

          With so much equipment the bag can get pretty heavy. Luckily the shoulder pads are very well padded and durable. Also the built in hip belt takes the load off my shoulders when I'm required to hike to out of the way locations.

          I've only found two issues so far. First the tripod attachment is small and very flimsy. It just barely holds my tripod. Also, there isn't enough separate pocket storage for all of our little gear like batteries and sd cards. There are only two large pockets so the gear tends to get mixed together instead of organized. It does seem to support the Molle system so we'll be adding more pouches to fix that issue.

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          5.0

          just the size ive been looking for

          By g carter

          from new york ny

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Durable
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Travel

            Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

            i made the mistake of buying a bag online instead of going to b&h and seeing it in person. that bag has great features it was just entirely too small for me. the ikan explorer is the perfect size for me and my needs. it holds all of my equipment lenses, cables, filters, flash, several lenses including and 70 - 200mm lens.

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            5.0

            Too Big!

            By Mushroom Dr

            from Berkeley, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Durable
            • Flexible Space
            • Good Protection

            Cons

            • Too Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Storage
            • Travel

            Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

            I think, too big, is the worst thing that can be said about this bag. I can get my two DSLR cameras, three lenses four flashs extra batteries, etc in just one side and my 16" laptop rattles in the front pocket. There are a number of good provisions for straping things on the outside, however, the strange flap that seems intended to hold a tripod is a little better than useless. The label says "Lockable Tripod Case." However, nothing can be locked.

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            5.0

            "Very Big Bag"

            By Running Shush

            from Mexico

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Big
            • Durable
            • Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

              This bag is so big, you will be tempted to carry more stuff than usual. It might get heavy, but all your equipment will be well protected.

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              5.0

              Great bag, but much bigger than expected

              By jordan may

              from Connecticut

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Too Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

              I just got this bag in and it is HUGE. I mean massive, around the same size as a small/medium suitcase. This may appeal to some people but i guess i should have some more research before i purchased it. I shoot for fun so i really don't have that much gear.( canon t2i with extended grip, a 50mm, 2 telephotos, and a 10-22mm, i also have 2 external flashes, extra batteries, lens hoods, triggers.) with all of this in the bag, it is only half full. i bought this bag because of the MOLLE webbing around the entire thing. I just assumed this would be a great day pack and if i wanted to bring along my flash stands, tripod and umbrellas i could simply attach extra carrying space with things i get from airsoft sites or army surplus stores. But I'm afraid with all of this on-top of the bag it looks pretty ridiculous. So in conclusion i have to say if you are looking for a bag you can store 2-3 pro DSLR's and 15 lenses and is super rugged and adaptable then look no further. but if you are like me and don't have a ton of gear and are just looking for a day pack, i would not advise getting this.

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              5.0

              Solid and Roomy

              By Frank

              from Harrisburg PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                A great backpack, sturdy and solid. Big enough to hold two Canon 5Ds with battery pack and 24-105 attached. 70-200 zoom and a dedicated Flash. Extender and extension tubes. It still has plenty of room for batteries, cards, flash reflectors, & filters. All this gear makes it a bit heavy, but the shoulder pads are well padded and the waist/chest straps hold it tight in place while you walk. I am very happy schlepping my camera gear through the fields in this backpack.

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                5.0

                Really big bag for your stuff

                By RM

                from Columbus, OH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Looks awesome

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                  I wanted a bag that I could fit all my gear in for the occasion that I might need everything. This is that bag. I was actually shocked when I opened the box because I did not expect this bag to be nearly this size. It is about the size limit of a carry on bag. When empty, it is very lightweight.

                  The nylon material constuction seems tough and I was also surprised by how "broke in" the material felt. For me, this is desirable as you don't have to carry a stiff bag around for 2 or more years before it becomes supple and conforming. The shoulder straps and waist support have quality stitching and seem like they will last for years to come. The Tripod attachment is also very strudy and well constructed.

                  I currently have a Canon 60D, 24-105mm, 70-200mm F4, 50mm F1.8, 18-55mm, Canon T3, two flashes, spare batteries, chargers, cables, and some other misc junk in this bag with PLENTY of room to spare. I plan to add one more large telephoto lens to the bag which will take up the remainder of the available space.

                  My only complaint is that I wish there was a place to tuck away the waist strap for when I'm not using it. It is heavily padded, which is nice for long day treks but kind of obnoxious when you are carrying back and forth from your vehicle.

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                  4.0

                  Very nice / very big

                  By Dan

                  from Haines, AK

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                    This bag is very big, about the size of a weekender pice of lugage. I live in Alaska and was looking for a bag that could take all my camra geat (large telephoto-600mm), med zoom-70-200mm and a small wide angle) plus my basic outdoor gear for a day. This bag is perfict and even has space left over.

                    It is the only bag I have found with MOLY/PALS webbing that allows me to use my "tatctical" addons for me that is a HUGE positive and gives me a lot of flexibility.

                    The heavy duty canvas offers good water protection and is very wear resistan for outdoor use. The stitching seems to be well done and should hold up to heavy outdoor use.

                    I think the bag is kind of like most Alaskan's, she ain't sexy, she ain't skinny; but she is tough, rugged, and roomy. For the size of the pack it is surprisingly light too.

                    Straps are very plush and comfortable, the material is similar to my Maxpadition packs so should wick water and sweat away.

                    I would be willing to bet money this will be my last camera bag for a very long time. So happy with it.

                    I'll try to remember to take some photos of it and add to the review.

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                    4.0

                    Huge heavy duty bag

                    By MBPhotography

                    from Phoenix

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Tons Of Space

                    Cons

                    • Heavy When Filled

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Travel

                    Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                    This bag is gigantic. It dwarfs my canon backpack! My fiance laughed at me when I put it on and said I couldn't wear it at weddings because I'd likely knock over an elderly person because they couldn't get out of the way in time of my turning around. I love how much space the bag has though. I can put 2 bodies gripped, 4 lenses, 2 flashes, the radios for the flashes and still have space. Since it's so long you can put telephoto lenses attached to the camera in easily. No need to constantly remove longer lenses to put in the side. The straps are padded really well but with so much equipment it is very heavy. I'm curious to see how long that puffy padding stays that way. But in the end I only have 1 bag to cart around if I'm not bringing lightstands and sandbags. It can carry a smaller tripod on the back and has numerous spots where you can add pouches. The only thing I wish it had was a small zippered pocket on the outside above the laptop zipper. Great bag, but very big. I'm 5'11" and it's really big on me.

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                    5.0

                    A lot better in hands

                    By Linimberg Photography

                    from Boston MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                      Great inside space, can have a lot gear inside. Excellent value. I will buy another one.

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                      4.0

                      Comfortable, roomy, and easy access

                      By A photographer

                      from San Francisco

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Good value

                      Cons

                      • Too Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                      The bag is bigger than it appears in the product image and is borderline carry on size based on the measurements. It could be a little smaller but there is adequate space for a telephoto lens, three professional lenses, two camera bodies, the neccesary accessories and then some extras. It is very hard to find a versatile pack that meets all your personal preferences. There is substaintle padding and all the equipment is easy to access.

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                      5.0

                      The best

                      By Goofy

                      from Palatine,Il

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                        I've tried so many different bags and backpack over the years. The Ikan Explorer is by far the best that I've used. The amount of room in it is amazing. I put a pro camera with a 70-200 attached. Then I added 3 lenses ,flash, filters and a bunch of extras. There was still room left over..

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                        5.0

                        Dont Go by the Picture

                        By Rao

                        from Houston Texas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about ikan Explorer Bag:

                          Its a great bag with lots of Room in it.
                          Dont go with the Picture

                          This bag fits in all the below Equipment and still has room for one more Camera body.
                          1. Sigma 150-500 OS
                          2. Nikon 70-300 VR
                          3. Nikon 18-105 VR
                          4. Tokina 11-24
                          5. Tamaron 28-300 VC
                          6. Nikon 1.4 Teleconvertor
                          7. Nikon 2X Teleconvertor
                          8. Nikon Remote Shutter Release kits.

                          And also a 17 Inch HP DV7 Laptop

                          I say any one this bag is one for travel. Strong safe and easy to Hangon

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