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Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)

B&H # GUK22LPBP Mfr # GG13-1
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You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Holds 2 DSLRs, 4 Lenses, Accessories
  • Holds up to a 500mm f/4 Lens
  • Holds 15" Laptop; MacBook Pro 17"
  • X-21 Sail Cloth Material/Tear-Resistant
  • Butterfly Flap Opening
  • Tuck-Away,Adjustable Foam Harness Straps
  • Removable Waist Belt / Vented Back Panel
  • Tripod Attachment
  • Top/Side Grab Handles
  • Rain Cover

The black Kiboko 22L+ Backpack from Gura Gear may not be as large as its big brother, the Kiboko 30L, but it still packs a big bang for your buck. With its capacity to hold two DSLRs, four lenses - one up to a 500mm f/4, plus accessories, this lightweight pack has one advantage over its larger sibling. The 22L+ has a separate pocket for a 15" laptop but can also accommodate some 17" laptops such as a 17" MacBook Pro. Kiboko recommends placing your camera bodies along the center spine of the bag but smaller DSLRs can be placed wherever it's convenient.

The exterior is made from the very same rugged VX-21 sail cloth material as the 30L and the customizable interior, with its soft dividers, allows you to configure the bag to suit your needs. VX-21 material is abrasion and tear-resistant and is used on some of the world's most celebrated America's Cup racing boats because of its strength and durability.

Kiboko's unique zippered butterfly flap design permits you full access to your gear without the need to unzip multiple pockets found on other backpacks. The central flap unzips to give you a complete view of your contents. It's also handy for storing the tuck-away harness and waist belt system. The zippers contain handy ring pulls that are quite useful especially when you're wearing gloves.

The harness system is wide, foam-filled, comfortable, fully adjustable and supported by an additional snap coupled sternum strap for added stability while walking or hiking. The back panel has been vented to provide enhanced air circulation and heat dissipation while on the move. The waist belt is also wide, adjustable and fully removable in case you aren't carrying a heavy load and require a lighter, less cumbersome pack. When not needed, both the straps and belt can be hidden within the central butterfly flap. To compensate for that, Kiboko provides both top and side grab handles for quick retrieval from a car, closet or luggage rack. A handy tripod attachment will come in handy for those long exposure or macro shots.

For inclement weather, a rain cover is included to completely enshroud the 22L+. Kiboko's fix it or replace it five-year warranty against manufacturer's defects is respectable. Its lighter weight design is a trade-off between similar packs that contain more padding that add weight and the 22L+'s lighter, more durable fabric that permits you to carry more gear but save on the overall weight of the pack.

Carries up to 15" laptop; some 17" also fit including the Macbook Pro 17"
Fits most DSLR bodies
Will accommodate up to a 500mm f/4.0 lens
Unique butterfly-style opening
Made from high-tech, durable, VX-21 sail cloth material
Tripod attachment
Comfortable, fully-functional harness
Removable waist belt
Removable rain cover
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 41.0" (104.1 cm)
Material Exterior: VX-21 sail cloth material
Interior: Customizable, soft dividers
Type of Closure Zippered central butterfly flap
Snap couplers
Exterior Dimensions 14.0 x 18.0 x 9.0" (35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm)
Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Volume 22 Liters usable (1342.5 cu in)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes - removable
Carrying/Transport Options Contoured, adjustable harness system
Top/side grab handles
Weight 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • Removable Waist Belt
  • Five-Year Warranty
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    Gura GearKiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (6)
    • Comfortable (5)
    • Adjustable harness (4)
    • Easily accessible equipment (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (6)
      • Protecting gear (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      My best photo bag ever

      By Vine man

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Airline Carry-on
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

        Like most serious photographers, I have owned many camera bags, in my case probably several dozen over forty years. The include fancy leather kit bags, expanded belt sacs, expedition bags for my 4x5 gear, class canvas photo-journalism bags, and many others. The moment I unpacked my Kiboko 22L I saw it surpasses all those for anything less than a full-on expedition. In its compact carry-on format I comfortably fit two Canon 5D ii bodies, 14 f/2.8L, 16-35 f/4L, 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/4L, 100 f/2.8L macro, 1.4 iii extender, extensive Lee filter kit, incident and spot meters (yes, I use both), spare batteries, and other essentials. Sounds like a lot, and it is. But it all fits neatly in a flat, compact package which is easy to lift, carry, wear, and stow.I think the Kiboko bag is perfect for my field work searching for abstract composition were nature takes man's artifacts apart.

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        5.0

        Great Bag!

        By HRMgr

        from Evansville, IN

        Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

        I've never written a review, but I had to on the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+. I've got several different bags - sling bag, shoulder bag, other backpacks, but this holds everything and with room to spare. It's light weight, handles are sturdy and did I say plenty of room. I'm not light other photographers as I've sold all my heavy Nikon gear and switched to Olympus OMD EM5s. I have two of them with battery packs. I've got 5 lenses, filters, macro clamps, flash, cords, headlamp, etc. I basically keep one camera on each side and keep the longer lenses on one side and my shorter lenses on the other. I have a Benro tripod that fits nicely in the tripod pocket. This is a comfortable pack for a 5'1 female. This is definitely the best bag I've got!

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        5.0

        Lightweight and perfect setup for travel

        By vangoghbouvier

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

          I just received my new Gura Gear backpack and so far I love it. It sure helped that it was $100 off of regular price at B&H. I would say the only thing I'm not crazy about in this size is that it doesn't have a great tripod holder for the larger carbon fiber tripods. We had to rig it a little. Otherwise, it is great and as described.

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          5.0

          Nice Bag

          By Lisa

          from West Chester, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

            I am upgrading from a typical hiking backpack. It is much easier to find what I need. Also, the pictures on the website make this bag look huge, it's not that big. I was afraid that it would be too big. Everthing I need fits inside and is easly found. I haven't used it on a big trip and time will tell.

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            5.0

            Fantastic

            By tdavisphoto

            from Richmond, Va

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

                I have used this for about a week now on a large construction site. I carry this loaded pack up ladders an stairs, and it is comfortable and secure. Build quality is excellent and on the whole, this bag is very well thought out. My only thought is that the dividers should allow you to make a t-shaped compartment for carrying your camera with a lens attached.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not too perfect, but acceptable.

                By ratnev

                from Kiev, Ukraine

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Hard To Access Equipment

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

                Great backpack overall, but with minor issues.
                The exterior of the bag looks perfect, strong and durable.
                As for me, the issues are:
                1. The zipper are cheap for that price of the bag. (Think Tank are much better). Sometimes it's hard to open, even with the advertised loops.
                2.The mesh pockets are not too deep. Could be some compatibility issues with long (over 25 inch) tripods. The pockets too short to hold long tripods legs firmly.
                3. The harness system (material) of the straps, padded part, is too bulky and not breathable.

                The interior looks great, but feels like it was made on the Chinese factory. The padded dividers are somewhere short, somewhere long for interior deepness. And the common configuration is not for all purposes. To change the configuration you are given only three sizes of dividers (small, medium, long), but missed some kind of medium-small at the same time. I mean, when I've had reconfigured the interior for lens, body setup, I've managed only five of all given dividers. The rest of them are somewhere on the shelves. )))

                Overall the backpack is great, but not perfect. And not for that price.

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                2.0

                Too bulky and not very convinient

                By deal-entry

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Cumbersome
                • Not a pro quality
                • Overpriced

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

                Returned mine. The bag is too bulky for the amount of gear it can hold and the harness system is not very convinient - the bag is suppose to be heavy when full and it pulls you back and out of balance. Tension straps on the shoulders don't really do anything. I think the problem is in the dimensions - it's too short and fat so it hangs below your sholder blades. The good thing you can hide the harness in the special pokets, but why no one thought about a zipped cover? Without it you can't even think about putting you bag on the ground to get your equipment - you are risking to get the bag and your back dirty and wet. In addition the overall quality is not even close to other brands like Kata or ThinkTank. Looks and feels home-made. For that price???

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                4.0

                Best Bag So Far

                By Harry

                from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Needs place for laptop

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

                Only thing missing is the space for a laptop

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                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Hands down the best camera bag ever!

                By Marjo

                from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Light
                • Practical
                • Roomy
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction
                • Well designed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black):

                  I carry camera gear in the bush, on boats, in airports, often in very rough condition and my gear needs to stay safe. I have gone through alot of camera bags throughout the years and I am always making modifications to my bags, trying to come up with the best, most practical solution. This is the first bag that I won that I can really tell that it was designed by a real photographer, around the actual real needs of a working wildlife photographer. The bag is extremely rugged, yet surprisingly light, the exterior being made of the same material as the sails of my boat! The padding in the bag is sturdy, yet about half the width of the padding that comes with most camera bags. This makes it so that you can hold a lot of gear in the bag. They give you a whole pile of extra pads with the bad so you can custom configure the interior to your gear, and of you feel like extra protection, you can add double pads where needed. The butterfly configuration makes it so that you can work out of the bag in a very small confined space without having to "spread out". Also since you can access your gear without opening the entire bags, you can keep your gear safer and more protected than in bags where you hav to open the entire bag each time you wish to access one piece of equipment. Also, I lolve that there is a solution to keeping dangling webbing straps out of the way on this bag; a very clever velcro fastener that allows you to roll up the extra webbing into a small roll. A seeminly small detail, but it makes a big difference when you move in environments where dangling straps snag. For airport travel, I love that I can tuck away the backpack harness system ito a zip compartment and put the bag on a travel trolley. As the bag has two sturdy handles, one on the "top" short end and one on the "side", I can carry the bag easily "suitcase style". The elastic tripod pocket is fortunately on the side of the bag, which, again, makes the bag easy to work out of. There are two large compartments in the Butterfly lids, that allow for storage and eacy access to all sorts of accessories. On teh inside of the lids, there are long accessory pockets that can either be used full length or dividen into two smaller pockets with a clever velcro divider. Between the hrness system and the main comaprtment there is a laptop holder poker which comfortably holds at least a 15" laptop, but probably a larger one too. One neat feature is that the raincover that comes with the bag is not attached to the bag (as it usually is in most camera bags). It has its own little pocket, but it can be completely removed, whenever you go somewhere where you know you won't need it or if yo need to use it to wrap som other piece of gear. I actually moved the raincover to the laptop compartment, and am using the raincover pocket for easy access to my keys and vallet instead. Simply put, this bag has everythin that you need to work and keep your gear safe. Its sturdy, yet light and very practical. All of the features in the bag are there for a good reason, and there is no extra irritating "design just or looks" BS to get in your way. This bag is a keeper that will stay with me for many years.In my opinion, it is a really good investment and I only wish I would have found it sooner.

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