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Clik Elite Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black)

B&H # CLCE621BK Mfr # CE621BK
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You Pay: $305.10
Product Highlights
  • Holds Ski and Climbing Gear
  • Holds Photo Gear
  • 330D Ripstop Cordura Nylon Exterior
  • Fully Lined Interior
  • Internal Aluminum Frame
  • High-Tech Harness System

The Clik Elite Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black) is a 1800.2 in³ (29.5 L) capacity pack designed for the serious photographer and the back-country skier and climber. It has a side entry portal for quick swing-around access to the camera. There is a padded internal Cradle Zone camera bay accessible through the back-panel, protecting contents from snow and dirt. The interior can be organized using the included Cradle Lens dividers. There are exterior ChestPort attachment points on the shoulder straps and waist belt that can carry optional Clik Elite ChestPacks and accessory pouches. The backpack is made from 330 denier ripstop Cordura and 1680 denier ballistic nylon with fully lined, finished seams.

For the avid skier or climber, the pack has an internal aluminum frame that adds support for heavy loads, as well as reinforced board straps that hold skis diagonally or a snowboard vertically. There are side compression straps that stabilize the load and carry skis in an "A" frame. Gear loops on the hip belt hold climbing or other gear. There is an outdoor gear compartment with top and side access that accommodates plenty of essentials, including a shovel and probe. Reinforced accessory loops are positioned to attach a helmet, rope, and other items. A hydration compartment fits an optional 3.0 liter (100 oz) bladder that is useful for active people.

The Contrejour Backpack has an included mesh accessory pouch that manages cords, lens caps, data cards and other small items. There is a top organizer pocket that stows data cards, batteries and hard drives with room left for goggles and food. A mesh side pocket keeps your water bottle or other items handy, or can hold a tripod or light stand using the side compression straps. The pack is carried by a high-tech harness system that consists of; padded shoulder straps that cushion against heavy photo gear, with additional support from load lifter straps and adjustable sternum strap. A split-contour waist belt with a bi-directional buckle cradles and comfortably transfers weight to your hips. It also has a comfort molded back panel that sheds snow and dirt while venting heat and moisture. A tuck-away rain fly offers protection against water.

Pro Photo Backpack Basics
  • Side entry portal for quick swing-around access to the camera
  • Padded internal Cradle Zone camera bay is accessible through the back-panel, protecting contents from snow and dirt
  • Modular organization includes Cradle Lens dividers
  • ChestPort attachment points on shoulder straps and waist belt host optional Clik Elite ChestPacks and accessory pouches
  • YKK Weather-resistant zippers seal out the elements and help protect the gear
  • Tuck-away rain fly for protection against water
Ski/Climbing Backpack Basics
  • Internal aluminum frame adds support for heavy loads
  • Reinforced board straps hold skis diagonally or a snowboard vertically
  • Side compression straps stabilize the load and carry skis in an "A" frame
  • Gear loops on hip-belt hold climbing gear or other need-it-now gear
  • Outdoor gear compartment with top and side access accommodates plenty of essentials for the back country including a shovel and probe
  • Reinforced accessory loops are positioned to attachment helmet, rope, and other items
  • Hydration compartment fits an optional 3.0 liter (100 oz) bladder essential for active endeavors
Material
  • 330 denier ripstop Cordura and 1680 denier ballistic nylon trim
  • Fully lined with finished seams
Pockets
  • Included mesh accessory pouch manages cords, lens caps, data cards and other small items
  • Organizer top pocket stows data cards, batteries and hard-drives with room left for goggles and quick access food
  • Mesh side pocket keeps water bottle or other items handy or holds a tripod or light stands utilizing the side compression straps
Carrying Options
  • Padded shoulder straps cushion against heavy photo gear, with additional support from load lifter straps and adjustable sternum strap
  • Comfort-molded back panel sheds snow and dirt while venting heat and moisture
  • Split-contour waist belt with bidirectional buckle cradles and comfortably transfers weight to hips
Material Exterior: 330 denier ripstop Cordura and 1680 denier ballistic nylon trim
Interior: Padded cradle
Interior: Fully lined with finished seams
Interior: Aluminum frame
Type of Closure YKK zippers
Exterior Dimensions 24.8 x 12.8 x 11.5" (63 x 32.5 x 29.2 cm) (HxWxD)
Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Volume Interior volume: 1800.2 in³ (29.5 L)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Top handle
Backpack harness
Weight 4.12 lb (1.87 kg)
Clik Elite Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black)
  • Mesh Accessory Pouch
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    Clik EliteContrejour 35 Backpack (Blue)
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (11)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Adjustable harness (8)
    • Roomy (8)
    • Easily accessible equipment (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (8)
      • Protecting gear (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      AMAZING

      By Aydin Mayers

      from Westchester, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

      This backpack is probably one of the best backpacks on the market. If you are hiking, biking or anything like that this is the bag for you. The trampoline system is awesome. And it is so comfortable. But most importantly it has sooooo much space.

      It has enough room for four lenses and a pro body with lens or three lenses and a flash and a pro body with lens attached. And also has room for jackets, water bottles, and a lot more in the main non camera compartment.

      Overall it is one of the best camera bags. And if you are traveling or hiking than this is the pack for you.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just the thing you need off road

      By Claus

      from Switzerland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Lots Of Small Pockets
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking with gear
        • Protecting Gear
        • Skiing With Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

        I have owned the Contrejour for a year - bought it off their home page directly (Sorry B&H)

        I use the Contrejour 35 for skiing (boys are racers), both training sessions and day long race days s well as normal days of skiing on and off piste. I use it for hard core hiking, both day trips and 3-4 day tourings between mountain huts in CH and AT. I use it for international travel - carry on, was only challenged once in San Francisco Airport, but got through in the end.

        It has lots of small zipped pockets that you can use for what ever stuff you bring with you. The padded shoulder straps are well designed, but the waist belt could be a little more padded to match the waist belt quality of real backpacks, but not a big issue.

        The backpack has never let me down, best photo gear pack you can get, trust me... I have tried a lot.

        The hydration compartment should be redesigned to include straps to hold the bladder pipe though.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great backpack

        By Rio

        from Colorado

        Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

        I took a lot of time looking at all the different backpacks and liked this one. For hiking into remote areas, this backpack holds all of my gear plus some.

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        5.0

        Light but Sturdy

        By Jack

        from Simi Valley CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

          I travel a lot and needed something that could hold a camera body, several lenses, and my other gear. I had another brand, but the shoulder straps were ripping out too easily. This one is reinforced so holds up to a lot of handling. It has lots of pockets and protects my camera gear well. The only drawback is that the access isn't quite as easy, but it's rugged and I would definitely recommend it. It's also very comfortable to wear.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great pack

          By MIke B.

          from Idaho

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Skiing
            • Sports
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

            If you have to go skiing, climbing, Hiking with your gear this is the pack.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Photo Backpack

            By Tim

            from York, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

              I've had this pack for a month and waited until I took it on a couple of longer hikes before writing a review. This pack has finally met my needs of carrying all of my photo gear AND my hiking gear. There is plenty of room for both. On a recent Appalachian Trail day hike I carried a Canon 7D and 60D plus 3 lenses. With all of my gear it weighed about 25 pounds and I didn't even feel it. The waist belt carried most of the weight, and the shoulder straps are very comfortable. The top pocket is very roomy and hold extra batteries and memory cards in nice inside compartments.

              The only negative thing I noticed is the zippers aroung the camera gear section are very tight. It takes a lot of muscle to open/close them.

              I also used the Cotton Carrier Strap Shot on the left shoulder strap and it worked very well. It attaches nicely to the shoulder strap and the loop on the top of the pack.

              I highly recommend this pack to all active photographers.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Expectations met

              By Say Cheese

              from Sunshine Coast, Australia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

                  Comfortable and harness adjustments will allow a good fit for a range of body styles. It fits my Canon 1D and attached 100-400mm L series lens (hood reversed) with a bit of room to spare. In addition it also has good room for a range of smaller lenses and accessories. Getting the camera in and out of the side access panel is also very easy. It has a lot more room than I expected in both the camera and general storage parts of the bag.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great pack

                  By KateHausPhoto

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Blue):

                    I just used this pack to travel around Europe! It's a great pack, and organizes my gear well. I fit 4 lenses, two canon mark 3 bodies and two speedlights in there along with two sets of 4 cards, batteries etc. And then had a whole other compartment for my random stuff like a jacket, and other bags etc. It's great for travel and has great comfortable straps for walking around. It's also got a secure pocket for the gear so you don't have to worry about anyone unzipping the bag and stealing your gear while you're in a big crowd.

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                    5.0

                    Best adventure sport backpack out there!

                    By AJCrawford89

                    from Whistler,BC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Blue):

                      I bought this bag a couple months ago and feel that I have used it enough to give a fair review. I bought this pack specifically for a ski assignment that i was assisting with. I was following around the photographer on skis all day for week and a half, skiing some of the craziest lines in BC, and the bag stayed properly adjusted and felt comfortable the whole trip. The best thing about this bag is that it fits the body amazingly, it gave me the confidence to ski the same lines as the athletes. This bag offers superior protection to any other bag in its class that I have used without giving up a lot of weight. I have found that this bag is not limited to just ski photography, but can also be used as a hiking/trekking bag. If you are just going for a day trip and don't need to much equipment, this bag will do the job fine. the large compartment is plenty big enough for extra clothes, food, ETC... Conclusion: If you want a bag that fits the body well and gives you the ultimate protection for your hard earned gear, get this bag. Especially if your into ski/climbing photography ( i personally wouldn't consider anything else).

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                      5.0

                      Best designed camera pack I have used

                      By Hardie

                      from New Paltz, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Blue):

                        I have been a professional Landscape Nature Photographer since 1981 and have had to climb, ski, hike, snowshoe etc to get to my photo destinations. Till now, I have not found a pack thought out well to handle serious weight comfortably with easy access to my camera gear as well as ample room for my other gear such as clothing raingear hydration systems and other essential gear. I am really pleased with this system and wish I had it several years ago.

                        Hardie Truesdale

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                        5.0

                        Great backpack

                        By Babar

                        from Norway

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Black):

                              Fits the gear I need for hiking and is pretty comfortable. Best solution I have found for my needs.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The most comfortable pack I have owned.

                              By Brendan

                              from Canmore, AB, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment

                              Cons

                              • Price

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Blue):

                              This pack was fairly expensive. However, it is worth the cost. Everything is very high quality.

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                              4.0

                              Solid Product

                              By Warby1980

                              from Los Alamos, NM

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Roomy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Contrejour 35 Backpack (Blue):

                                  I am only giving this a four for now because I have not put the pack through it's paces.

                                  That said, initial impressions are good. Solid construction and a good size without being bulky. I had questions on the size of the storage compartment, for other than camera equipment, and there is certainly enough room for a change of clothes.

                                  The camera compartment is good size. I have three lenses, a 40D, flash and some odds and ends with plenty of room to go.

                                  This backpack will hold a lot of camera gear and a decent amount of personal stuff. A small lap-top would fit in the storage area (it is not designed for that and there is no padding for a lap top).

                                  This was a solid buy and the outdoor, non-bulky, camera backpack that I had been looking for.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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