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National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown)

B&H # NANGA5250 Mfr # NG A5250
You Pay: $89.00
Product Highlights
  • Holds Pro or Amateur Camera Gear
  • Holds Laptop with a Screen up to 15.4"
  • Used as Rucksack or Shoulder Bag
  • Water Repellent 100% Cotton Exterior
  • Padded Interior
  • Water Repellent 100% Polyester Lining
  • Carrying Handles
  • Detachable Shoulder/Backpack Straps

The brown National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag is designed to carry and protect professional or amateur camera gear and accessories. There is a rear padded compartment that can hold a laptop with a screen up to 15.4". A front compartment holds pockets for accessories. The patent-pending design lets the bag be carried either as rucksack or shoulder bag by connecting the left shoulder strap differently. It is made from water repellent 100% cotton with a padded interior. It has a water-repellent 100% polyester lining. The bag is carried by 2 handles or detachable shoulder/backpack straps.

Bag Basics
Patent-pending design lets the bag be carried either as rucksack or shoulder bag by connecting the left shoulder strap differently
Construction
  • Water repellent 100% cotton coated with PU (polyurethane) exterior
  • Padded interior
  • Water-repellent 100% polyester coated with PU (polyurethane) interior lining
  • Zipper closure
Compartments
  • Front compartment holds pockets for accessories
  • Main rear padded compartment will hold a laptop computer with a screen up to 15.4"
Pockets
  • Multiple inside organizer pockets keep personal accessories neatly within the bag.
  • Two outer easy-access pockets for accessories
  • Two side pouches can be used to support a tripod or water bottle
Backpack Carrying options
  • Top carrying handle
  • Padded side carrying handle
  • Detachable, adjustable backpack straps
Shoulder Bag Carrying options
  • Padded top carrying handle
  • Side carrying handle
  • Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap
Material Exterior: Water repellent 100% cotton coated with PU (polyurethane)
Interior: Padded
Interior: Water repellent 100% polyester lining
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 12.2 x 4.7x 16.7" (31 x 12 x 42.5cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Main compartment: 11.4 x 3.1 x 16.1" (29 x 8.0 x 41cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt No
Carrying/Transport Options Padded handles
Detachable straps
Weight 2.0 lbs (900g)
National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown)
  • Shoulder Straps
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    National GeographicNG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown)
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable harness (5)
    • Comfortable (4)
    • Easily accessible equipment (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Great Shoulder Bag

      By Edu

      from Rio de Janeiro

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown):

        Perfect for my needs.
        Great storage space.
        100% satisfied!

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        5.0

        Best Bag Ever!

        By Maddie

        from Iowa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown):

          This is the bag of my dreams! For at least two years, I have wanted a bag that could be a messenger bag or a backpack and was a tough leather or canvas type of material. This bag is quality, well made and so easy to use. Buy it! I could not have asked for a better bag, and actually I bought two, but I don't expect the first one to be worn out for a very long time!

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          5.0

          Best rucksack I've ever owned.

          By Daniel Uzupis

          from Langhorne, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown):

            I own a few of the National Geographic Earth Explorer products and I was looking for something a bit smaller and more versatile. I mean, I love my NG-5162 backpack, but it's way too large to carry in most urban areas and on public transportation for casual, everyday use.

            What makes this rucksack such an amazing product is the construction (I have never seen such attention to detail, quality, and reliability in a product as I have with the NG products) and how it protects everything with so small a footprint. The laptop section can easily manage a 15" MacBook Pro or 15" Dell Latitude E64XX-series laptop, and protects it with plenty of firm cushioning. The other storage compartments will manage pretty much all your basic accessories; however, fitting anything beyond a point-and-shoot camera is out of the question with this pack.

            In addition, this rucksack can effortlessly convert into a shoulder-bag. Though this would probably be more akin to form rather than function, it makes this rucksack a lot more stylish if you're not wearing an outfit conducive to a backpack.

            The only thing I would recommend is to purchase the rain-cover, which is not included. They usually sell for about $9 and will allow you to wear the bag in both positions without risking getting your hardware wet in the rain.

            TL;DR: stylish, solid construction with excellent materials and versatile design. Too small for the serious photographer, but will accommodate the basics. If you want something that will handle everything you need, look at the NG-5162 or NG-2475, which are built just as well, but made for serious protection and storage.

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            2.0

            Not Sure What this is Good For

            By Traveler

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness

            Cons

            • Cumbersome
            • Hard To Access Equipment

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown):

              The handles are awkwardly placed, small and of very little use. Although it would be possible to carry a camera in the bag, it would merely lay there. There is no protective padding, except to protect the laptop, which is not easy to insert. I just used it for a trip to Ireland as a test for a hiking trip in the fall. It will be staying home.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The perfect combination

              By Bryce

              from NYC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about National Geographic NG A5250 Africa Series Small Rucksack/Shoulder Bag (Brown):

                - Very solid built
                - Discrete look (it looks a bit vintage and doesn't say there are valuable equipment inside)
                - Love the backpack/shoulder bag possibility

                CONS:
                - handles are not well placed and affect the balance
                - Doesn't like rain. The material its made of absorbs liquids like a sponge
                - Could be a little bigger (I carry a DSLR and 1-2 lenses)

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                • No

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