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Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black)

B&H # APACPRO1700 MFR # ACPRO1700
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You Pay: $53.32
Product Highlights
  • Holds DSLR, 4 Lenses, Flash, Accessories
  • Multi-Access System - Top, Side, Back
  • Pack Swings to Front Sling-Style
  • Side Mounted Caddy Tripod System
  • Yellow Easy View Internal Dividers
  • Can Be Used for Long Lens Bag
  • Internal Zippered Accessory Pouch
  • Dual Zippered External Accessory Pockets
  • Built-in Rain Cover
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

The black ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack from Ape Case is a combination shoulder and sling-style bag that gives you extremely rapid access to your gear. The bag will hold your DSLR and up to four lenses plus a flash and numerous accessories like memory cards, cables, batteries and adapters. However, the best part of the bag is that you can access your gear from the top, side or back without having to remove the pack from your body. As a shoulder bag, it's quite comfortable with its fully adjustable harness system. However, it can quickly turn into a shooting bag providing rapid access to your gear using a zippered pocket with long pull tabs - excellent when you're wearing gloves.

The bag is made from a durable water-resistant nylon exterior and complimented by an interior made with bright, Hi Vis yellow adjustable dividers that are not only easy to configure but that make locating your gear easy when the light is low. Inside, there's a mesh stash pocket for filters, batteries and other small stuff. Outside, there are dual zippered pockets for additional gear like a flash, instruction manual or pair of gloves.

The bag is carried by its adjustable harness system that is supported by strong plastic snap couplers. The harness allows it to rest comfortably on either your shoulder or back. There's even an additional top grab handle for retrieving the bag from your car or off a closet shelf.

For even more protection, the bag comes with a tuck-away rain cover that, when deployed, covers the entire bag including your tripod that is carried in its own side mounted caddy. The feet rest in a neat pull out pocket while the legs are secured by an adjustable snap coupled tab.

And, if you don't want to carry lots of gear, you can use the ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack as a long lens bag - a real money-saver. All in all, this pack offers many features that make it appealing to someone who wants a flexible, easy-to-use pack at a reasonable-price. It's backed by Ape's lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

A clever side panel with double-zippered flap provides quick access to your DSLR, media cards, batteries and more. Get to your camera fast without taking the backpack off
Multiple access system, with top, side and back access to equipment
Single padded sling shoulder strap for easy move-to-front access
Retractable any-weather rain protection system
Built-in and retractable side mounted tripod caddy system
Hi-Vis yellow interior makes finding your equipment easier
Multiple exterior and interior pockets for media and accessories
Easily converts to long-lens bag
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 38.0" (96.5 cm)
Material Water-resistant nylon
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 10.0 x 18.0 x 10.0" (25.4 x 45.7 x 25.4 cm)
Interior Dimensions 8.5 x 17.0 x 7.0" (21.6 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm)
Tripod Holder Side mounted caddy
Waist Belt Not Applicable
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder sling strap
Top grab handle
Weight 2.7 lb (1.2 kg)
Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black)
  • Built-in Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Ape CaseACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (14)
    • Easily accessible equipment (12)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Roomy (11)
    • Adjustable harness (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting gear (14)
      • Transporting gear (14)
      • Storing gear (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best small camera bag/pack I've owned!

      Well thought out design with quality construction and excellent attention to detail. At B&H's price it's a great value to boot- especially when compared to other mfg.'s higher priced sling style...Read complete review

      Well thought out design with quality construction and excellent attention to detail. At B&H's price it's a great value to boot- especially when compared to other mfg.'s higher priced sling style packs. I purchased it prior to a shoot of a paddle board race on Lake Superior from a small open boat and used the rain cover to keep my gear dry from spray when motoring to new locations, and then took it on a train trip to the D.C. area. It carried exceptionally well, was very comfortable and with all the well located access zippers, I found it easy to quickly access any needed item. Very customizable- take the time to modify it for the gear you want to carry for a shoot and practice finding, removing and replacing items. A little forethought can make this bag a joy to use in the field. The bright yellow interior makes it easier to see and find what you need quickly. Items I carried at one time included a 30D Canon body with a 17-40mm L zoom attached, a 100-400mmm L zoom,a 85mm prime, small flash, spare batteries and charger, 1/2 dz. filters, 2 pelican flash card cases, 1/2 dz. CF cards, large blower bulb, micro fiber cloths, a sensor cleaning kit and a pair of small 10x20 Leica binoculars! Didn't use the tripod/monopod carrying feature, looks well thought out for a compact unit, but may not work for larger and heavier tripods.

      Took it to Assateague Is. beach and reversed the attached rain cover to its reflective silver side and kept my gear cool while exposed to a day of full beach sun! What a great feature, especially since the bag only comes in black. This cover stows away in a zippered compartment, is easy to deploy,has elastic in its margin and velcro straps that attach to the bag straps to keep it firmly in place. Choice of lighter and brighter colors would be nice and the diagonal strap is too narrow- it needs to be better padded and attached like the shoulder strap. I would definitely purchase a larger version that could accomodate my entire kit.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor Design Make for Poor Functionality

      I purchased this big with a couple main goals in mind. First, I wanted a bag that fit comfortably and securely to my body so that it would not swing around while I was...Read complete review

      I purchased this big with a couple main goals in mind. First, I wanted a bag that fit comfortably and securely to my body so that it would not swing around while I was moving about. Secondly (and more importantly), I wanted a bag that had instant access to my lenses.

      Unfortunately, this bag did not satisfy on either account. I found that the bag does not sit flat and tight across my back. Though it stays on, the bag hangs awkwardly.

      I was also disappointed when it came to lens access. Even with the many different configurations possible with this bag, the dividers do not fit into the bag in such a way that the lenses can be accessed from the "quick access" opening on the side. This is because not all the surfaces in the bag are velcro. If you look at the picture that shows the fully loaded bag, you can see that the lenses are organized and easy to access. HOWEVER, this is from the back of the bag, meaning you must remove the bag to access your lenses! This was the deal-breaker for me.

      One more minor thing: the tripod cady is too small to hold a quality, sturdy tripod.

      Bottom line, this bag is well-built and the idea behind the bag is perfect. However, the design was executed poorly, making a bag that did not meet my expectations.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      Looks Good So Far at Least

      By Old Guy

      from Wyoming

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

        I found the bag to be as described on the web site. For my use, the bottom portion is long, deep, and wide enough to hold a 300mm lens (hood reversed) with body attached as well as an 80-200 lens in its soft case. The top part (i.e., above the movable divider) holds a 28-80mm zoom with body attached. Plus, the pockets hold various other small items. For my use, most of the divider cushions are removed. The bag seems plenty sturdy, but time will tell. At the moment, I'm quite pleased and, so far at least, like the bag as well as the longer Tenba Long Lens Bag. That bag holds a 500mm lens and body, along with a short zoom and body above it, cushioned with a piece of soft foam packing. Both bags loaded are both a little heavy, but seem sturdy enough to handle the weight.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice case

        By ernfav

        from Shrewsbury, MA

        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 Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

          I was able to place two cameras, 3 lenses,my flash and used the pockets for all my small accessories. All the compartments are removable and I was able to position all my gear for easy access.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Tight

          By Shortshot

          from Chicago

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness

          Cons

          • Hard To Access Equipment

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

          Although this case is convenient it lacks space. I use it with my Nikon DSLR and find the case to be cramped with little room for any accessories.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great case, but not big enough

          By G-woman

          from Illinois

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Bright interior
          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

          I had originally intended to order this bag for my son who is getting into photography, but later decided to order it for myself as it seemed like it would be easier on my back than the one I currently have. I liked everything about the bag...except the size. It won't hold my current equipment, which includes one DSLR, 3 lenses (incl one small zoom), flash, and accessories. However, the construction of the bag is topnotch! Your camera equipment will be quite protected with this bag. I also liked the bright yellow cloth inside. Very easy to see things. Despite the fact that I returned it, I would still recommend this product to anyone starting out.

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          • No

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          5.0

          very good bag

          By Andrey

          from Russia, Magadan

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

            Nice bag. Well made. It has enough room for my sony DCR VX2100e and different accessories.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Want access and versatility? Buy this!

            By offthegridinperu

            from Cusco, Peru

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Airline Carry On Size
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Many Pockets
            • Strong Construction
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Straps Do Not Stow

            Best Uses

            • Airline Carry On
            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

            I ordered this bag as an airline carry on as well as an all around carry solution for my Canon 60D, 24-70 and 70-200 lenses.

            The multiple access points is why I bought this bag and it did not disappoint! I can access my personal items, which if desired, can be stored separately from my gear in the front outer pocket. You can access everything at an overhead view by a full zipper on the back. There is also access on the side or top, both of which lead to internal pockets and access to that area of the bag. The bottom has 2 heavy plastic "feet", so I have no problem setting it down on the ground. The padding is superior and the bag is very comfortable to carry. I love the small grab and go handle at the top! My gear is safely protected in this bag, even without a wrap or case!

            The configuration options with this bag is another reason I purchased it. It comes with several velcro ended padded panels allowing me to choose exactly how I want to arrange my gear. Because there are 2 internal pockets, one that covers the entire top and one at the bottom on the side, these areas cannot attach to the panels. Still, you can work around it because so many panels come with the bag.

            The reasons I did not give this bag 5 stars is 1) my zipper sticks at the top and 2) If I want to leave my 70-200 lens in it's standard padded pouch, it's a very tight squeeze to get the body and 24-70 lens into a good carrying position and 3) The waist pad is bulky and does not stow. Sometimes when I access the bag from the main zipper in back, the strap is just awkwardly "there".

            Still, I love this bag for daytime use. For an airline carry on, I will go a bit bigger on my next purchase so that I can carry more than just my camera gear. But if camera gear is all you want to put in this bag as a carry on, then buy this for sure! Just double check the internal measurements against your gear and realize the padded panels quickly reduce the amount of space you have to work with.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best small camera bag/pack I've owned!

            By SeaDog

            from Lake Superior

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction
            • Very reasonably priced

            Cons

            • Croos chest strap

            Best Uses

            • Carrying gear comfortably
            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

            Well thought out design with quality construction and excellent attention to detail. At B&H's price it's a great value to boot- especially when compared to other mfg.'s higher priced sling style packs. I purchased it prior to a shoot of a paddle board race on Lake Superior from a small open boat and used the rain cover to keep my gear dry from spray when motoring to new locations, and then took it on a train trip to the D.C. area. It carried exceptionally well, was very comfortable and with all the well located access zippers, I found it easy to quickly access any needed item. Very customizable- take the time to modify it for the gear you want to carry for a shoot and practice finding, removing and replacing items. A little forethought can make this bag a joy to use in the field. The bright yellow interior makes it easier to see and find what you need quickly. Items I carried at one time included a 30D Canon body with a 17-40mm L zoom attached, a 100-400mmm L zoom,a 85mm prime, small flash, spare batteries and charger, 1/2 dz. filters, 2 pelican flash card cases, 1/2 dz. CF cards, large blower bulb, micro fiber cloths, a sensor cleaning kit and a pair of small 10x20 Leica binoculars! Didn't use the tripod/monopod carrying feature, looks well thought out for a compact unit, but may not work for larger and heavier tripods.

            Took it to Assateague Is. beach and reversed the attached rain cover to its reflective silver side and kept my gear cool while exposed to a day of full beach sun! What a great feature, especially since the bag only comes in black. This cover stows away in a zippered compartment, is easy to deploy,has elastic in its margin and velcro straps that attach to the bag straps to keep it firmly in place. Choice of lighter and brighter colors would be nice and the diagonal strap is too narrow- it needs to be better padded and attached like the shoulder strap. I would definitely purchase a larger version that could accomodate my entire kit.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Poor Design Make for Poor Functionality

            By WBennett

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Hard To Access Equipment

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

              I purchased this big with a couple main goals in mind. First, I wanted a bag that fit comfortably and securely to my body so that it would not swing around while I was moving about. Secondly (and more importantly), I wanted a bag that had instant access to my lenses.

              Unfortunately, this bag did not satisfy on either account. I found that the bag does not sit flat and tight across my back. Though it stays on, the bag hangs awkwardly.

              I was also disappointed when it came to lens access. Even with the many different configurations possible with this bag, the dividers do not fit into the bag in such a way that the lenses can be accessed from the "quick access" opening on the side. This is because not all the surfaces in the bag are velcro. If you look at the picture that shows the fully loaded bag, you can see that the lenses are organized and easy to access. HOWEVER, this is from the back of the bag, meaning you must remove the bag to access your lenses! This was the deal-breaker for me.

              One more minor thing: the tripod cady is too small to hold a quality, sturdy tripod.

              Bottom line, this bag is well-built and the idea behind the bag is perfect. However, the design was executed poorly, making a bag that did not meet my expectations.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome Bag!

              By serenapop10

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                I'm really glad I purchased this particular bag out of all the others. It looks sophisticated, and holds quite a bit. On top of that

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very nice camera pack

                By Chris10452

                from Gallupville NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                  Thoughtfully designed and secure. Easy on, easy off and once you've got it organized, everything is simply accessible.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great bag!!

                  By The Ogre

                  from Rocky River,Ohio

                  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 Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                    This really is a great bag!! Well built and just enough room for my canon 7d with 18x135mm and the 70x300mm. Both will fit with the camera from the slide sling position from the top. Great for easy access when biking or hiking! It holds my filter case,camera,18x135mm,70x300mm, cables,extra battery,extra flash cards and towel. Just about all you need and comfortable!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black)

                    By [*]yank

                    from north carolina

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                      holds everything I need.

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                      5.0

                      Great Camera Back Pack

                      By Cher the Bird Lady (Painter)

                      from West Bank, B.C., Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                      I use this back pack while traveling. It holds everything, from large lenses to all the small accessories. I just love it!

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                      4.0

                      Perfect bag for my Canon T2I plus lenses

                      By Lance from Forest Hills

                      from Forest Hills, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                        I love this bag. I put my Canon T2i + 28mm-70mn lens + fixed lens + my Zoom audio recorder. They all fit snugly in the bag. The bag is really confortable and compact and you don't really fit the weight of the equipment on your shoulder. Although the bag offers several smaller zippers to get to the innards of the gag, I really use the main one.

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                        5.0

                        Just what i was looking for.

                        By DryFlyRy

                        from Huntington, MA

                        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 Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                          I needed a little bigger bag as my gear collection was growing and I decided on this guy. It was absolutely perfect. I was able to customize the padding to it fit everything perfect. I love all the different access points, the "tripod jockey" is great compared to some other bags i have owned and the built in rain cover is just the icing on the cake. Worth every penny.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love is bag

                          By Jon Baxter

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear

                            Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                            The perfect camera bag. It stores all my camera gear and my camcorder.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great case!

                            By MizzV

                            from Tampa, Florida

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Roomy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Ape Case ACPRO1700 Digital SLR Swing Pack (Black):

                              My husband uses it for the Canon EOS Rebel t3 camera and the accessories. It also has enough space for the camcorder we have as well. I really enjoyed it too. No bad things to mention.

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                              • Yes

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