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Kata KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black)

B&H # KAPLRPT20 Mfr # KT PL-RPT-20
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Product Highlights
  • For Two DSLRS,70-200 Lens.3-4 Lenses
  • Also Holds 12" Laptop
  • Customizable Aeriform Internal Dividers
  • Foam Encased Spring Steel Spine
  • Quick Release Buckles/Top Zipper Access
  • Front Organizer Pockets for Accessories
  • Padded Shoulder Strap/Detachable Handle
  • Modi-Vers Divider System Compatible
  • Elements Cover Protects From Rain
  • Insertrolley Compatible

The black KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 from Kata Bags is a sleek, trim and efficient bag for anyone in the field on a constant basis. It's rated to hold gear such as a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with a 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM and a Canon 5D backup, Canon Speedlite 550EX, 4 additional lenses such as Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L , Canon 100mm Macro and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM and up to a 12" ( 30.5 cm) laptop / notebook or iPad.. The bag contains a separate compartment for your computer. Constructed of durable EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate and EPE (polyethylene), the bag is meant to to suit the needs of the hardworking reporter/photojournalist.

The spine of the bag is foam encased to help with shock-absorption - a real benefit for when you're working in a crowd. Even the bottom of the bag has been supplied with Kata's Toblerone's that guard the bag from the potential damage from ground impact. They also keep the bag off the ground giving the bag extra protection against ground water. The interior is customizable with Kata's movable Aeriform dividers that permit you to configure the "guts" of the bag to accommodate the gear you carry on any given day. The internal removable padding also gives you the flexibility to determine how rigid you want the bag to be.

The bag is accessed via its front protective flap that contains dual quick release buckles and a top zipper. Use both opening methods together for maximum security or individually to suit your shooting style. Leave the zipper open and just use the flap for rapid access to the bag or lock the flap while leaving the zipper open for another method of quick access.

It's carried by its shoulder strap or detachable top carry handle. The click handles provide a firm grip and are comfortable in your hand. In addition, the bag can be used in conjunction with Kata's optional Insertrolley that will permit you to toss the bag over the trolley using the built-in sleeves on the back of the bag. This makes for easier navigating through crowded airports and parking lots.

For even more convenience and customization, the bag uses Kata's optional Modi-Vers dividers that can be cut to conform to whatever size you need inside the bag. In this way, you can tailor-make your bag to fit certain gear. It's yellow color makes for easier location of gear when the light is marginal.

The handy elements cover can be quickly deployed when the weather turns against you. This cover serves multiple purposes with the black side for rain protection and the silver side for heat deflection. Furthermore, the silver side can be used as a quick reflector when you're in the field doing a portrait. As a final touch, the front organizer pockets are used to hold your small stuff like pens, cell phone, note pad, lens caps or business cards.

Toblerone
Located on the bottom and dangerous spots of the bag, the Toblerones will protect your case from bumps, tears and sudden shock by absorbing any accidental impact. Additionally, the Toblerone can elevate the bag above standing water or wet spots, keeping your case dry
Elements Cover
The provided elements cover will protect your valuable equipment during extreme weather conditions. The element cover is two sided - the black side for rain protection, the silver side for heat deflection, dust cover or even a reflector if needed
Laptop Compartment
This bag features a padded laptop compartment which will allow you to always have your computer at hand and easily accessible
Click Handles
Kata's patented handles have been designed and field-tested for sure grip and optimal comfort. For heavier and wider bags, the left side of the handle locks to the right side of the handle for added security
Insertrolley Compatible
This bag is compatible with the optional Kata Insertrolley (KT VG-DTS) - a simple yet ingenious system that allows you to carry the case, or even several cases at once, on a trolley. Simply slide the trolley through the integrated sleeve on any of Kata's compatible cases for secure and easy mobility. Even for larger cases - Kata's extendable wheel system helps to improve stabilization. You can detach the trolley when you want to store it, or for maintenance
Modi-Vers Compatible
This bag is customizable through the use of the optional Modi-Vers divider system (KT VG-MDK). This allows you to fully customize your bag to protect and fit your gear. You can cut custom dividers to fit whatever size you need to keep your equipment snug. The yellow material makes it easy to find even the smallest components and accessories
Spine Guard
Specially formed foam encasing a spring steel spine will protect your gear by absorbing the shock from incidental impact
Shoulder Strap
This bag comes with it's own shoulder strap, designed specifically for it by Kata. You can upgrade the included strap to the optional GSS strap (KT VG-604-DH)
Aeriform Foam
For unique combination of light weight and protective material, Kata developed the Aeriform Foam. It's a perforated, laminated and reinforced foam of EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) and EPE (Polyethylene) materials. The result is super-light foam that keep your gear protected
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 34.7" (88.1 cm)
Material EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) and EPE (Polyethylene)
Type of Closure Quick release buckles
Top access zipper
Exterior Dimensions 9.5 x 11.8 x 13.4" (24.1 x 30.0 x 34.0 cm)
Interior Dimensions 6.3 x 10.6 x 11.8" (16.0 x 26.9 x 30.0 cm)
1.4 x 11.8 x 11.8" (3.6 x 30.0 x 30.0 cm)
Tripod Holder Not Applicable
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Detachable top carry strap
Insertrolley compatible (sleeves on back of bag)
Weight Max: 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
Min: 1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
Max refers to the bag with dividers
Min refers to the bag without dividers
Kata KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KataKT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
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      4.0

      high capacity everyday carry

      By Alfred

      from Hong Kong

      Comments about Kata KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black):

      it's a very good bag, i can put my slr with 3 lenses, a EVIL, tablet, and all other accessories and personal stuffs in.
      But in fact avoid packing it full as it will become too heavy for my shoulder, despite it has the best shoulder strap I've ever used.
      Plus, it looks a bit large with Asians

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      4.0

      Nice carry bag, nice size

      By Brian

      from Farmingdale, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Travel

        Comments about Kata KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black):

        Wanted a bag that could hold my Canon 7d w/ battery grip and my Ipad, as well as extras when needed like lenses and flashes. Looked at this bag versus the Lowepro stealth 550 a few months ago, went with the Lowepro because I felt it had better padding for protection especially on top where the zippers are but liked the size of the Kata bag. Like the Lowepro and still have it but its just too big for everyday use unless I need all of my equipment. The Kata met my needs in a more convenient size and is lightweight which is nice. Both have rain covers but like how Lowepro has a sleeve underneath to hold the cover as opposed to the little bag Kata gives which could take up room.
        Was weary of the rubber strap but very surprised how comfortable the strap is and does not slip.
        Very satisfied with the Kata bag.

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        5.0

        very versatile bag

        By photo artist

        from California

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Travel

          Comments about Kata KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black):

          We love KATA bags and their bright yellow interior in general. This bag not only fills a need as a bag to fill up with camera gear to carry on a plane, but also, with the adjustable interior, works as a walk around shooting bag while on the trip.
          THe only negative comment is that a pro DSLR with a 70-200 f2.8 attached will not fit up right, in the vertical position. It fits, however, there is no padding to protect the LCD. Still is will fit if laid horizontally in the bag.
          Gecko strap is great, and comfortable.

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          5.0

          A serve you well camera gear

          By Simon

          from san Francisco, California

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Kata KT PL-RPT-20 Reporter BagIT-20 (Black):

          As I travel, the bag really serves me well. The compartments can be reset to meet my purposes so that it can accommodate all the equipment, including the tripod, that I want to use. I can also carry my iPad so that I can view the pictures as soon as I took. Extra space for accessory as well as my travel document offers a good plus.

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