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Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black)

B&H # KAKTDL3N133 Mfr # KT DL-3N1-33
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Product Highlights
  • Three Carry Options/Two Slings/Backpack
  • Holds PRO DSLR System, 5-6 Lenses
  • Holds 15.4" Laptop or iPad/Tablet
  • Can Hold Compact Video Camcorder
  • Top Compartment Holds Personal Gear
  • Two External Fast Access Zipper Pockets
  • Tripod Straps
  • Memory Card Storage Area
  • Optional Insertrolley Compatible
  • Includes Rain Cover

The large black KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack provides a 3-in-1 way to store, carry and use your gear. It has the capacity to hold your pro DSLR with battery pack and a long-range zoom attached plus 5-6 additional lenses, flash and accessories including a dedicated area for memory cards. It's also sized to hold your 15.4" laptop, iPad, tablet or netbook. For the videographer, it can hold a compact video camcorder plus accessories.

The unique design of this pack offers you a way to gain access to your gear while still maintaining its traditional backpack format. In the backpack or "X" position with the straps across your chest this allows you to easily and rapidly swing the pack to either your left or right side by simply releasing the quick release buckles. In this way, you won't have to remove the entire pack to retrieve gear.

The pack is essentially divided in half with the bottom half designated for your photo or video gear and the top half for personals such a maps, paperwork, cell phone and 15.4" laptop or iPad. There is also an MP3 pouch for added convenience. The overall design maintains a thin, efficient profile. The main camera compartment comes with modular yellow padded dividers that give you the freedom to configure the pack to suit your gear needs.

The top compartment can also be used to store less frequently needed gear. There are two external zippered pockets that allow you to retrieve accessories without having to open the main compartments. The front of the pack contains tripod straps that can accommodate a small field tripod.

The pack is made from durable ripstop nylon and comes with a handy rain cover that can be readily deployed when the weather turns against you. For added convenience, the KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack is compatible with KATA's optional Insertrolley or any wheeled cart. Simply thread the pack over the tow handle and you'll have the ability to place all your luggage on one rolling cart. The pack comes with a 5-year warranty from KATA.

Three Carry Options
Wear as a right or left sling or as a traditional backpack; change from one style to the other using easy to use quick release buckles
"X" Position
Wear the pack as a traditional backpack with the option to swing the pack left or right for a sling design providing rapid access to your gear
Storage
Top compartment is for personals and laptop or iPad while the bottom half is for photo/video gear
Modular Dividers
The main compartment can be configured to suit your gear needs
Insertrolley Compatible
This bag is compatible with an optional trolley. This is a simple system that allows you to carry the case, or even several cases at once. Simply slide the trolley through the integrated sleeve on the pack for secure and easy mobility
Rain Cover
The provided, easy to deploy rain cover will protect your valuable equipment during extreme weather conditions
Compatibility
Pro-DSLR with battery pack and long-range zoom lens attached plus additional lenses (5-6) and other photo equipment, or a compact video camcorder with accessories; also holds an 15.4" laptop or iPad/tablet/netbook
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 41.5" (105.4 cm)
Material Ripstop nylon
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 10.2 x 18.3 x 13.0" (25.9 x 46.5 x 33.0 cm)
Interior Dimensions Main compartment: 6.9 x 11.0 x 11.4" (17.5 x 27.9 x 29.0 cm)
Laptop Compartment 1.6 x 17.1 x 11.4" (4.1 x 43.4 x 29.0 cm)
Tripod Holder Yes - front straps
Waist Belt No
Carrying/Transport Options Wear as backpack or easily switch to left or right sling-style
Weight Maximum: 2.8 lb (1.3 kg, with dividers)
Minimum: 2.1 lb (1.0 kg, without dividers)
Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KataKT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (8)
      • Protecting gear (6)
      • Storing gear (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Rugged, Roomy and Nicely Laid Out

      While rounding out the list of gear I needed I discovered my current "large" camera bag was being dangerously over compressed trying to fit even the simplest set of my gear. Having...Read complete review

      While rounding out the list of gear I needed I discovered my current "large" camera bag was being dangerously over compressed trying to fit even the simplest set of my gear. Having read several positive reveiws I purchased my Kata Sling Backpack and love it. Theres enough room for "all" my current gear plus several unused slots for additional cameras and lens, accessories and laptop. While the backpack is larger than my old camera bag it's much better laid out for accessing my gear, small enough to tranport easily and attractive. I also lets me carry my tripod attached to it. A must buy for anyone gearing up and out of room.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Extremely light backpack, some cons

      I haven't taken this backpack on the road yet (I'm a documentary filmmaker), but so far, I can already tell what it's going to be like.

      I was very...Read complete review

      I haven't taken this backpack on the road yet (I'm a documentary filmmaker), but so far, I can already tell what it's going to be like.

      I was very impressed at how light it is. Even with my 7D, microphone set, batteries, laptop, accesories and all, it felt extremely light.

      The bottom zipper is somewhat confusing. It has the potential to open up the entire bottom and both sides with one zipper. You kind of have to master the one-size zipper in order for your stuff to not fall out.

      I don't care much about the switch-a-roo straps. I plan on using the regular straps. If I were to truly "sling" it, the side zipper would again, get in the way.

      I would recommend a regular backpack with zippers. Although this is light and carries everything AND a tripod, it has the potential to be a mess.

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      5.0

      Review

      By Jen

      from Michigan

      Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

      I recently purchased the Kata KT DL-3N1 sling backpack. Aa student who also works in the photography industry this backpack works well for me. I can store sketchbooks and ipad in the top compartment as well as my laptop while also carrying my camera, a couple of lenses, a flash and my computer charger in the bottom compartment. I only wish the top compartment was bigger to fit notebooks.

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      5.0

      Rugged, Roomy and Nicely Laid Out

      By More2Learn

      from Slingerlands, NY

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Multiple Carrying Modes
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

        While rounding out the list of gear I needed I discovered my current "large" camera bag was being dangerously over compressed trying to fit even the simplest set of my gear. Having read several positive reveiws I purchased my Kata Sling Backpack and love it. Theres enough room for "all" my current gear plus several unused slots for additional cameras and lens, accessories and laptop. While the backpack is larger than my old camera bag it's much better laid out for accessing my gear, small enough to tranport easily and attractive. I also lets me carry my tripod attached to it. A must buy for anyone gearing up and out of room.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect for outdoor hiking adventures.

        By Gabe the Photographer

        from Bozeman, MT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

          I can drop it on the ground and the camera gear will be protected. It can get wet or cover with snow and everything inside will remain dry. The different ways you can set up the pack straps is really a good advantage. It is also very easy to access your gear in the field.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good product but not so happy

          By Borgas

          from Mexico

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

            The access to the gear is kind of limited because you cant open the top of the bag :(

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            • No

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            5.0

            It hold everything I need , more

            By Big Al

            from Staten Island 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 Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

              I like it , it holds everything I need and more

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              • No

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              4.0

              Love it!

              By Dreadlock Jay

              from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Carry-on Friendly
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Rain Cover
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Small top compartment

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

              I travel (backpacking) a lot and I needed something that I could carry my Nikon,macbook, several books and other various supplies. It holds up quite well. I got the DL-3N1-33 so I can eventually carry more lenses as well (I currently only have one other zoom lens) I collapsed the dividers in one of the top sections so that I can carry other suplies and it works like a charm. The rain fly is a much appreciated addition as well. I would have given it 5 stars, but it could use a little more room in the top compartment for personal items. Other than that, it's a great buy!

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              5.0

              very well designed

              By Yossi

              from Bay Area, ca

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

                It will fit a 5kMIII with battery grip and a canon 70-200 2.8. Quick draw from sling works well. Materials inside are soft, protective and adjustable. Laptop padding is great. It is relatively light (not absolutely, but given the padding its good).
                The top compartment can ope to the bottom, not sure if I like that feature, but it could be valuable if you want access from top.
                Sits well on your back, love the straps and that you can hide one.
                Did not find the two straps across checst carrying comfortable but its personal.
                Overall extremely happy with it.

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                5.0

                Best travel camera bag by far

                By Phototally Happy

                from Gaithersburg, MD

                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 Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

                  Great for travel - fits under airplane seats and holds a laptop in addition to camera, lenses and accessories.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Extremely light backpack, some cons

                  By Ana Breton

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Access Equipment

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

                  I haven't taken this backpack on the road yet (I'm a documentary filmmaker), but so far, I can already tell what it's going to be like.

                  I was very impressed at how light it is. Even with my 7D, microphone set, batteries, laptop, accesories and all, it felt extremely light.

                  The bottom zipper is somewhat confusing. It has the potential to open up the entire bottom and both sides with one zipper. You kind of have to master the one-size zipper in order for your stuff to not fall out.

                  I don't care much about the switch-a-roo straps. I plan on using the regular straps. If I were to truly "sling" it, the side zipper would again, get in the way.

                  I would recommend a regular backpack with zippers. Although this is light and carries everything AND a tripod, it has the potential to be a mess.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Alkemi

                  from Durham nc

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Storing Gear

                    Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

                    Super spacious and very modular. The only problem is tha r you coul easily fill it with all your equipment and end up carrying way more than you need. If you are constrained by a smaller bag you will be more picky...no such thing with this bag. I was able to easily firmly laptop external hard drive, filter sets speed lite, 70-200 f/2.8 24-70 f2.8 5Dii 16-35 f2.8 and 35 f1.4 with no problems....until
                    I was about 30 minutes into the trip.the padding is decent..and the bag is a nice rectangle shape so it's easy to fit anywhere.

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                    5.0

                    good camera bag and i have a few

                    By JOE

                    from chicago

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Kata KT DL-3N1-33 Sling Backpack (Large, Black):

                      Compact and still fits my gear

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                      • No

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