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Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Fits Most Notebooks Up To 17"
  • Oxford Fabric 600D
  • Unique Sling Strap Design
  • Quick Access Side Pocket
  • Tripod Connecting Straps
  • Mesh Accessory Pocket
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Foam-Padded Top Compartment
  • Internal Foam-Padded Adjustable Dividers

The DKS-25 large black Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack from Vivitar is a triple threat when it comes to buying this type of pack. It can be worn in three different ways and therefore serves as a durable pack for both transport and shooting. It's made from tough Oxford Fabric 600D.

When worn as a traditional backpack, it carries more than its weight in equipment including a 17" (43.2cm) laptop. When worn as a shoulder bag, you have rapid access to your gear through the zippered lower half of the bag. When used as either a left or right sided sling-style bag, the quick access zippered side pockets (on either side) give you even faster access to your equipment. An additional mesh storage pocket is supplied for small accessories.

The bag is essentially divided in half with the top being used for personals and smaller items in their own foam-padded compartment. The lower half is the main compartment where your gear is safely stored within additional foam-padded, adjustable dividers. There's an additional zippered mesh accessory compartment for batteries, media cards, cleaning cloths, pens or even business cards.

Carrying a tripod is no problem since the bag comes with connecting straps on the back that will hold your pod securely. This is a relatively lightweight pack that is functional, durable and flexible for the shooter who likes to be outside and constantly on the move. It's carried by two wide, padded and adjustable shoulder straps that are supported by an adjustable chest strap that helps keep the pack steady and centered on your back. The waist belt is also adjustable and helps prevent the pack from swaying while hiking or climbing. There's a comfortable back pad and easily removable and deployable rain cover for when the weather turns sour. Finally, if you're just trying to get the pack out of your car trunk, Vivitar has added a strong top carry handle.

Can be worn as a sling-style bag on either left or right side - accessory pockets on each side provide rapid access to equipment
Multiple versatile storage compartments - top and bottom halves separate personals and photo gear
Internal, adjustable foam-padded dividers
Accessory mesh side pockets for small items like batteries
Padded shoulder straps, chest strap and waist belt add stability
Rain cover provides additional protection from the elements
Material Oxford fabric 600D
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 20 x 12 x 9" (50.8 x 30.5 x 22.9cm)
Interior Dimensions 18 x 10 x 6" (45.7 x 25.4 x 15.2cm)
Tripod Holder Connecting straps
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder straps
Top carry handle
Chest strap
Sling strap
Weight 3.75 lb (1.7kg)
Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
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    VivitarDKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 91 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (67)
    • Comfortable (63)
    • Roomy (58)
    • Adjustable harness (56)
    • Strong construction (43)

    Cons

    • Cumbersome (9)
    • Heavy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (63)
    • Protecting gear (48)
    • Storing gear (44)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (27), Casual photographer (10), Pro photographer (9), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (73), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    GREAT pack so far.

    The only reason this hasn't gotten 5 stars from me is that I've only had it two, maybe three weeks now.

    It balances WELL. Feels in many respects like my favorite...Read complete review

    The only reason this hasn't gotten 5 stars from me is that I've only had it two, maybe three weeks now.

    It balances WELL. Feels in many respects like my favorite camping pack (a climber's pack made by Trango), a valued, steadfast companion of the last 12 years.

    Fits snugly on the back and rather comfortably (provided the laptop's positioned properly) at that, and is well designed / crafted enough that it's not flopping all over when you have to break into a sprint. Puts my last camera pack (by Delsey) to shame.

    Plenty of room. Right now I've got my Canon 20D (with battery grip), 3 lenses, a teleconverter, a few filters, the laptop, a couple paperbacks, an external drive... You get the picture.

    Their approach to the sling function is common sense and simple: Well padded, extra long backpack straps with easy quick release clips (made of metal, I was happy to see). I've only used it as a slingpack once, but no complaints there. It came sledding with my daughter and I, flipped to the front for gear access and right back again for the ride(s) down the hill, no complaints. It passed both that moisture test and a rainy trip to work on public trans with flying colors. I didn't and don't plan to use the rainfly that came with. A good pack doesn't need it, and so far this one hasn't.

    The accessory pouch in the flap for the camera bay is a little odd. Small things (like CF cards) tend to fall out, and the camera / lens bays are... Loose-ish(?) for lack of a better word. The gear does seem to shift a little more than I'd like, but it's still well protected.

    I'm very happy with this purchase so far. Great pack for the buck.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice bag w/ some negative

    The Large bag is really big for a D5000, 3 lenses and other accessories. I think small is the right size for my camera and stuff.
    The dividers are made of poor...Read complete review

    The Large bag is really big for a D5000, 3 lenses and other accessories. I think small is the right size for my camera and stuff.
    The dividers are made of poor materials (nylon like) and the stitchings are bad ( it ripped on my first use). Contacted customer service for the dividers and still waiting after a month. I like the over-all design and function, but the craftmanship is poor (not durable)

    Reviewed by 91 customers

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    4.0

    Great Bag

    By Ed

    from Canoga Park

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Needs More Outer Pockets

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

    Very useful bag for 3-4 lens. straps seem durable. and i like the little pocket for the tripod's feet. i don't use a battery pack on my camera (d7100) so it has a lot of space vertically when the bag is laying on its back (Unlike what they show in the picture where the top of the camera is leveled with the main compartment zipper) Wish it had more side pockets for a water bottle

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    • No

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    4.0

    Secure, but none to big

    By Brett

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

        I bought this bag so I would have a place to put my laptop as well as my camera and gear when I travel.
        By the time I got my 7D w/ 100-400, 10-22, flash, laptop and a few other accessories in there, it was pretty full. If you take the long lens off, it's a challenge to fit it all back in the bag.
        However, the side opening is awesome for quick camera retrieval.
        Overall, I'd buy it again, just need to figure out to best set it up.

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        • No

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        5.0

        GREAT BACKPACK I WOULD BUY AGAIN +

        By Angel Villanueva

        from Canóvanas, Puerto Rico

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

          I have two Nikon cameras Gopro 5300 and needed a lot of space for accessories, and this bag is great and super-spacious. I recommend a very good price too.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good product with some limitation

          By Chand

          from Ohio

          Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

          Material is very good and holds camera with 3 lens, flash and charger, extra batteries etc in main compartment easily. Very good top and side pockets for extras and laptop charger, mouse. Holds laptop very well. Design can be better if side access have more safety. Make sure we zip up all the way properly otherwise our gear can fall down easily. There should be some extra velcro on sides to help hold camera better and allow us to reorganize the way we want. Extra peddling is also required on bottom. But I manga it by adding some foam and old bag padding. My only fear is, - if I ever forget zip up main compartment openings, it will make me cry.

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          5.0

          Lots of Extra Space!

          By zab

          from OK

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

            I purchased this bag for traveling as a way to carry my camera, extra lenses and laptop. All these items fit great, plus there is a nice pocket for extras. I love all the compartments!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice size, okay build

            By Aron

            from Morton Grove, Il

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Big
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • NOT durable

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

            I really love this bag because it's big and it's able to hold all of my things. I filled every single space with something - so I can say i'm happy with it.

            On another note, the build quality seems.... cheap-ish. The strap feel like they might break from all the weight. I would have gave this product 5 stars if the straps felt a bit rugged/thick. (i hope they don't break)

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice bag, holds what I need

            By HartmanPictures

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

              Just the right size for my gear, without wasted space. Straps also seem strong.

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              4.0

              Great trail bag

              By Kent

              from Northeastern Ohio

              Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

              I bought this bag for day trips on the trails. A good bag for the price. It is great to be able to carry two DSLR cameras and have easy access to each from the side openings. Plenty of room for spare lenses, flash, etc. being able to carry my tripod easily on the pack is great.

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              4.0

              Good backpack

              By rob

              from TN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                I bought this for my D300 and extra lenses etc. Once I arranged the velcro panels everything fits well.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Pretty Good Bag

                By rayrayled

                from Mendham NJ

                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 Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                  Bag has done well. I have a Nikon D5200 so I had to make a few adjustments but nothing that a craft store can't fix. For the price it does the job well.

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                  5.0

                  enjoy using this backpack.

                  By mike

                  from New Jersey

                  Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                  Use this packpack for trips overseas. No problems. xperienced

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Back Pack

                  By Bilex

                  from Laurel MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                    This is a great Backpack. I can comfortably pack a minimum of 3 Nikon D90 and lens including other accessories in this backpack securely. I am impressed and very satisfied with this product

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good Camera Bag

                    By Richard

                    from Waycross, GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pockets

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                    This bag is good as a large camera bag. But don't expect to fit anything but camera equipment in it. Also there is not enough pockets for accessories.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Seems to be high quality and durable

                    By Stefka the photo nerd

                    from Edmonton, Alberta

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Cumbersome
                    • Too Big

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                      Difficult to rate a product I have not used yet but so far it looks to be durable. I do find the bag to be a bit too big for me gear however and it seems to float around a little but I will manage as I do not want to pay return shipping.

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                      4.0

                      Good backpack, comfortable, compact

                      By Golden Hour lovers

                      from Greenville, SC

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome

                      Best Uses

                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                      The Vivitar backpack is very helpful and easy to use. It holds all my camera equipment together securely without the padding taking up too much space. The rain cover is a huge plus since I do adventure photography and videography, and it is not bad on a hike, although I wouldn't choose this for a long trip. The pocket at the top is very roomy and very convenient. The access openings from multiple angles really help convenience-wise, but it would be easy to steal from it in a crowded city.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Bag for Travel

                      By Bova Photography

                      from Watertown, New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                        Bought this bag for a recent photo trip to Jamaica and it worked like a charm. Big enough to hold my camera and computer.

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                        5.0

                        Great price for the product

                        By Zach

                        from Collinsville illinois

                        Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                        Great bag at a great price, tons of storage, great grab and go bag. Tripod holder on the front is a bit short for a full size tripod.

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                        5.0

                        Great value

                        By linimberg Photography

                        from Boston MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Roomy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                          Excellent back pack for the price, will fit one body, 70-200mm plus couples lenses and flash

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great backpack

                          By Juanete

                          from Colombia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear

                            Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                            Big and great dispositions

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Excellent backpack

                            By N G

                            from Orange, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Roomy
                            • Support Your Back

                            Cons

                            • The Interior Not Strong E

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear

                            Comments about Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack, Large (20 x 12 x 9", Black):

                            This is easy to access for both left or right-handed users

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