National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown)

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Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR Camera Kit
  • Fits Camcorder Kit
  • Holds Laptop with a Screen up to 15.4"
  • Water Repellent 100% Cotton Exterior
  • Padded Interior
  • Water Repellent 100% Polyester Lining
  • Two Side Pouches
  • Two Easy-access Pockets
  • Backpack Straps
  • Sternum Strap

The brown National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack is designed to carry and protect a D-SLR camera or camcorder with media and accessories. A padded rear compartment can hold a laptop computer with a screen up to 15.4". A lower padded compartment holds the camera or camcorder gear. An upper storage compartment holds personal necessities. It is made from water repellent 100% cotton with a padded interior. It has a water repellent 100% polyester lining. There are 2 side pouches that can be used to support a tripod or water bottle. The pack also has 2 easy-access pockets for accessories. It is carried by backpack straps with a sternum strap. Padded, breathable fabric on the back ensures cool comfortable carrying.

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
  • Lower padded compartment holds a D-SLR camera or camcorder with media and accessories
  • Rear padded compartment will hold a laptop computer with a screen up to 15.4"
  • Upper storage compartment holds personal necessities
Pockets
  • Two side pouches with strap and buckle closure that can be used to support a tripod or water bottle
  • Two easy-access pockets for accessories
Carrying options
  • Backpack straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Padded, breathable fabric on back ensures cool comfortable carrying
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 7.1 x 17.3" (31 x 18 x 44cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Main camera compartment: 11.4 x 4.7 x 9.8" (29 x 12 x 25cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt No
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack straps
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.1kg)
National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown)
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    National GeographicNG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown)
     
    4.8

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Durable (18)
    • Good protection (18)
    • Comfortable strap (15)
    • Compact (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (22)
      • Daily transport (19)
      • Storage (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21), Yes (5)

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      5.0

      Photo's on the go

      By Andrew

      from La Crosse, WI

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pocket Room

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

      I bought this bag to keep my camera nearby while I'm biking around to get to and from class, shoots, work or whatever else I have going on with my day. It is a fantastic bag and definitely comes through with the everyday needs of what you'd want from a backpack, while giving you piece of mind that your camera is going to be safe.

      It would be nice if there was a little bit more room for my school books and other necessities of my school life, but I can't complain too much as compared to how well this bag has been working for me the past few weeks I've had it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Particularly well suited to Micro 4/3s

      By Brit in Pgh

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

        A well made, good looking photo backpack that doesn't scream "camera equipment inside". The padded and divided bottom section is ideal for a complete Micro 4/3 system. I have mine configured to take a Lumix G5, Lumix GX1 with electronic viewfinder, plus 14mm, 14-42mm, 45-150mm and 100-300mm lenses. It takes that and the chargers with room to spare all in the bottom compartment. Top section is good for a light rain jacket, or could take more equipment if have a padded insert. Laptop sleeve perhaps best suited to an iPAD. Outside pockets useful for small things like spare batteries, memory cards, cables etc. Chest strap needs a re-think though as you have to unthread it to take pack on and off. Also, I agree with others that the way the bottom opens lends itself to being left open and then having stuff fall out if you don't pay attention. Got this for when traveling and don't want to use my Domke shoulder bag. I really like it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Jack

        from Toronto

        Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

        Very light. Good quality. Love it!

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        4.0

        POCKETS! Not only camera compartments.

        By Helen

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection

        Cons

        • Possible Smell From Dye
        • Temporary Smell From Dye

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Travel

        Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

        I love this bag for daily or light travel. Its a perfect carry-on for under an airplane seat. It doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, screaming 'specialized backpack - steal me, I have goodies' so that's a comfort.

        The pictures here really do a good job of showcasing it. The bag is padded for daily travel: big computer slot; on the bottom, with adjustable camera dividers and pads. You shouldn't be slamming around your bags anyway, but it's definitely fine getting bumped in the airport or pushed under seats and things.

        The front four pouches are good for small things like card readers, cords, or an external hard drive.

        I kept a 70-200 lens on my camera body and it's a tight squeeze from top to bottom, but has more room for a couple more lenses and a flash and a battery charger.

        The top, unpadded part is good for reporters notebooks, iPads, pens, travel docs, whatever smaller miscellaneous things.

        I also left it in a hot trunk and my stuff was pretty cool when I finally realized where it was. Though it is dyed with natural materials and smelled like wood-chips or earth or something when hot. It also could bleed, but I haven't had that problem.

        Overall: Great for daily photo excursions or travel.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Backpack

        By Rachel

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

          I love the size of this bag. There isn't room for a TON of gear, but just enough. As a woman, it's been really difficult to find a bag that isn't too big. I'm so happy with the size/weight!

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          • No

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          5.0

          The bag every travel photographer need

          By JFer

          from Bogotá

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Durable
          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pocket Room

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Travel

          Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

          It's comfortable, offers good protection and it's good looking. I carry two DSLR, 5 prime lenses, different filters and accessories and a macbook pro 15''. the space is perfect for my needs. if you like to travel confortable, with your precious equipment next to you in a very safe, well built and stylish bag, this one is for you!

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          • No

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          5.0

          It's Actually Going to Africa!

          By Traveling Kathryn

          from Denver, Colorado

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

            I bought this backpack to have a smaller camera bag to take to Africa with me. It is about half the size of my normal one, and just perfect for trekking across the continent. It fits my 3 favorite prime lenses, one camera body, my laptop, and plenty of accessories. It has all the space I need without being too huge. The best part about this particular camera bag is that it doesn't scream "steal me, I'm a camera bag". Traveling alone as a female, I just like to take as many precautions as possible, and not having things that LOOK really expensive is great. This bag can take a beating and is good for the wear and tear. I've broken it in in the Colorado mountains already and it is worth every penny.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would say the perfect bag!

            By Le Québécois

            from Québec

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Inadequate Protection

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Travel

            Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

            Ce sac est simplement merveilleux. À première vue, le style, la couleur et les textures sont poignantes. On se sent soudainement devenir explorateur et on ressent le désir de découvrir des contrées lointaines à la simple vue de ce sac. Puis dès l'ouverture de celui-ci, on découvre les différents compartiments qui sont très bien réparties. Portables, lentilles, appareils, carnet de notes, etc. tous y trouvent leur endroit appropriés et se rangent facilement. En résumé, on a droit à un super produit de la part de NGS. Par contre, il faut faire attention de bien zipper le compartiment à photo du bas, car sinon tout notre équipement tombe sur le sol. Deuxièmement, du fait que le compartiment photo soit au bas du sac, il faut prendre garde à ne pas laisser tomber son sac de trop haut, car le rembourrage du bas du sac n'est pas très imposant.

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            4.0

            Great Camera Bag

            By Dave S.

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bottom Compartment

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Storage

            Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

            As a professional photographer and filmmaker, having a DSLR with me at all times is a must. Considering I do a lot of documentary and photo journalism work, it makes sense for me to want to blend in with the crowd. I don't need a bag that says, "hey, look here! thousands of dollars of gear inside!" This bag fits that niche.

            Currently, I have the bag packed to the max. Here's what I carry:

            Canon 5D Mark II w/ Grip
            Canon 1D Mark IV

            70-200 f/2.8
            24-70 f/2.8
            14 f/2.8
            50 f/1.4

            580 ex II Speedlite
            15in Macbook Pro

            Other misc. objects

            I've had the bag for over two years, and it really is pretty great. Over all comfortable (though not the best for long treks), functional, and easy to get to the gear.

            The ONE thing I dislike about this bag is that the bottom flap tends to look like it is zipped up when it isn't. This, in the past, has caused me to pick up the bag and have lenses fall out. Luckily, I only damaged a lens hood when the lens was dropped, but I'm sure you can all imagine the fear that was associated. I always try to remember to double check, but when you're needing to relocate for a shot, move the bag quickly, etc. it can get you.

            Also, the tripod holder would be nice, but it doesn't fit my tripod. Oh well. :)

            I highly recommend this bag.

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            5.0

            Excelente

            By TIAGO FRECHIANI

            from BRAZIL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Travel

              Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

              I bought my 3 day trip. The backpack is great. Unlike ordinary backpacks, that has room for a camera, lenses and accessories. Also has room to computer and other things on top. Great stuff and not look like a bag of photographic equipment.

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              5.0

              Just what I wanted

              By livskunst

              from Sacramento

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Travel

                Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                I bought this rucksack to replace my worn out N.G. canvas bag. Excellent purchase. Better organized, firm - not floppy, the side pouches are setup for tripods or umbrellas. One caution: the bottom section has the zipper along on the bottom of the bag. If you forget to close it, your your gear is on the ground. A couple straps are longer than necessary (minor irritation). Also, the "thumb" straps on the shoulder pads were sewn in upside down so they don't catch into the upper metal rings (also minor irritation). However, it is overall a better product that sits well on the back. An outstanding day pack for photography or commuting.

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                5.0

                Fancy camera backpack

                By Yohan kim

                from Emporia ,KS

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                • Too Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                Before decide to buy this backpack, i spend time to research for good and fancy camera backpack. Many friends recommend to buy this bag. So i purchased this back two weeks ago. Most friends, who are interesting fashion asked me where i bough this bag. They want to buy this bag. The inside of this bag also good. Good inside space to keep extra eqiupments. i higly recommamd to purchase this one

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                4.0

                My new favorite bag

                By Mikal

                from Washington DC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Good Protection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Travel

                  Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                  I carry this on a daily basis and it is almost perfect. The only things I am not crazy about are the accessibility of the camera and the tripod holder.

                  The bag is great for carrying the camera but if you want to access it, you really need to take the bag off to get to it. Not a big deal but it is a little awkward at times.

                  The tripod pocket is a fantastic idea and I really love the fact that if I am not carrying the tripod, I can close the pocket and it doesn't look like something is missing. My only complaint with it is the certain tripods are a very tight fit depending on how the tripod folds.

                  Other than that, this is a great bag for traveling anywhere. It is very "low key" and does not scream "camera bag!". It looks like a regular backpack. HAs a lot of space and convenient front pockets for smaller items.

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                  5.0

                  Best Carry Backpack

                  By Syphon

                  from Mount Vernon, OH

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight
                  • Plenty of room

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Bike Riding
                  • Hiking
                  • Travel

                  Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                  I have been looking for something to carry my camera (Canon T1i) and lens as well as my tripod with me on the local bike trails. Before I could not carry anything but my camera and one small lens in a small case but nothing else. This rucksack is great, I can now carry my camera, lens , tripod and other camera gear with me. It's lightweight, comfortable, and have plenty of pockets for everything I want to carry with.

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                  5.0

                  Great bag

                  By LKH

                  from Atlanta, ga

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Storage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                    I gave this bag as a gift for my husband and he loved it. It fit all of his gear plus he had extra room to fit stuff for our day hike. I love that it doesn't look like a camera bag.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Amazo.

                    By Jay

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport

                      Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                      As with any purchase I make over [$], I spent a large amount of time reviewing my options. This bag came up on my initial searches, but it looked ugly on the website. Then I *went* to B&H, saw the bag first hand and immediately fell in love - it was beautiful. BUT, it failed to meet all of my criteria - although it was water resistant, lightweight and had compartments for laptop AND DSLR equip., it lacked a waist strap. So I moved along. After purchasing another bag and being dissapointed at the strapping, I decided to go with my shallow, girly side and bought the beautiful NatGeo. It's amazo. Room for everything, comfortable and rugged straps, and it's already beaten some serious rainfall I had to endure during a conference (without having to unpack the rain cover I purchased separately). I hated the DSLR equip velcro-job (whoever created it never excelled at Tetris), but I had tons of pieces from my smaller Nikon carrying case, so I solved my own problem.

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                      4.0

                      What I need

                      By The Journey Man

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Dynamic
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • No waist strap

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                      I think that for my purposes, a backpack that is at once a padded camera bag, laptop bag and multipurpose day/travel pack (all while being lightweight) is nearly impossible to find. It's basically impossible! However, this bag makes a pretty good attempt to do it all. Good space for basic photo gear and a laptop as well as other things, it's still lightweight and waterproof (if you get the rain slick guy, which I recommend). And it's got style.

                      Too soon to tell if it's well made...

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                      5.0

                      Awesome!

                      By A&M Photography

                      from Payson, Arizona

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection

                      Cons

                      • No Media Card Holder

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                      This bag is absolutely perfect! Easy to cary, holds ALOT and about the average backpack size! Seems very safe for our equiptment. Awesome purchace!

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                      5.0

                      Love It!.

                      By Chino.roc

                      from New York, New York!.

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport

                        Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                        Great high-quality backpack for all of my needs - I can fit a 60D, good sized lenses,13" MacBook, cables, cards, pens and notebook, blower, cleaning supplies, and a tripod all in a good-looking backpack.

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                        5.0

                        Great Bag - Wish there was one bigger

                        By Nathan Ward

                        from Morgantown, WV

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Too Small

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Travel

                        Comments about National Geographic NG A5270 Africa Series Medium Rucksack (Brown):

                        This bag is great, it is comfortable and looks awesome. I just with there was a bigger version in this style.

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