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Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black)

B&H # KAKTPLMB110 Mfr # KT PL-MB-110
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Product Highlights
  • Holds DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 Attached
  • Holds 3-4 Extra Lenses,Flash,Accessories
  • Holds 11" Laptop, iPad and Personal Gear
  • Exterior Top Organizer Pocket
  • Stretch Side Pockets for Water Bottles
  • Rear Tripod Holder
  • Lockable Zippers
  • Foam Harness/Sternum Strap/Waist Belt
  • Insertrolley Compatible
  • Multi-Purpose Rain Cover

The black Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack from Kata is a small backpack designed to hold your DSLR (without grip) and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached. It also has room for 3-4 more lenses, flash and accessories. There's also a separate rear 11" laptop compartment as well as a slip-in pocket for your iPad/tablet or eReader.

The pack is designed to also hold personal items. By using the included yellow Aeriform dividers, you can configure the interior to accommodate your gear. The yellow coloring gives you extra light when you are using the pack in marginal light. A rear tripod holder is provided using the included straps and sling that holds the tripod's feet. The holder can be attached to various locations on the pack to suit your need. Smaller tripods can be carried on the side of the pack using the tripod holder. The exterior top organizer pocket holds personals such as wallet, tickets, ID. It's here you'll have the slip-in pocket for your iPad or tablet.

The pack is made from a combination of ripstop nylon and polyethylene and supported by a rib structure and aluminum stave (rod). There's also a spring steel spine guard for added support while carrying the pack.

The Gecko harness is made with molded EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam straps and tapered as well as cushioned for additional comfort. A waist belt and sternum strap will help you maintain balance and weight distribution. A top grab handle is included for rapid access from the trunk of your car or luggage rack. The Minibee 110 is Insertrolley compatible. You can thread the pack through the rear trolley sleeve for use with your optional rolling luggage cart. The zippers are lockable. There is a rubber/plastic connector mid-way on the back of the bag. If you close the zippers and put this through the parachute zipper pull, it essentially locks the bag.

The Pack comes with a rain cover that serves multiple purposes. It's two-sided with the black side for rain protection and the silver side for heat deflection, dust cover or even a reflector if needed. This pack accepts KATA's optional Modi-vers system. These are dividers that can be cut and fitted inside the pack to further configure the Minibee to suit your gear needs. The pack comes with a 5-year warranty from KATA.

Laptop Compartment
This bag features a padded laptop compartment which will allow you to always have your computer at hand and easily accessible
Material
The exterior is a combination of ripstop nylon and polyester and supported by a rib structure and aluminum stave (rod). There's also a spring steel spine guard
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
Tripod Holder
Simply attach your tripod to the designated loops on the bag and put two legs of the tripod in the sling to comfortably carry your tripod along with you
Insertrolley Compatible
This bag is compatible with an optional trolley - 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 for secure and easy mobility. 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 KATA's 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
Aeriform Foam
For a unique combination of lightweight 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 keeps your gear protected
Compatibility
Fits a DSLR with up to 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 3-4 lenses, flash and accessories. Additionally, it can carry an 11" laptop/iPad/netbook and personal gear
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 36.6" (93.0 cm)
Material
Exterior: Ripstop nylon and polyester mesh exterior
Exterior: TST (Thermo Shield Technology) rib structure
Interior: Aeriform EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) and EPE (polyethylene) foam
Interior: Yelloop lining
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 9.5 x 16.1 x 11.0" (24.1 x 40.9 x 27.9 cm)
Interior Dimensions 5.1 x 15.0 x 10.6" (13.0 x 38.1 x 26.9 cm)
Laptop Compartment 1.4 x 12.8 x 9.1" (3.6 x 32.5 x 23.1 cm)
Tripod Holder Yes - using included straps and sling
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack straps
Waist belt
Sternum strap
Top grab handle
Weight Max: 3.6 lb (1.6 kg, with dividers)
Min: 2.7 lb (1.2 kg, without dividers)
Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KataMinibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (8)
    • Comfortable (7)
    • Easily accessible equipment (7)
    • Roomy (5)
    • Adjustable harness (4)

    Cons

    • Too small (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (6)
    • Protecting gear (4)
    • Storing gear (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    Versatile, well made.

    By Yellowhorse

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

      I bought this for use with an extensive mirrorless system, including a body with a vertical grip attached. I don't have the grip yet, but so far it looks good. There is space for a number of large and small lenses. iPad/laptop compartment is a plus. The yellow interior is a great idea. Only 2 wishes: that the misc. accessory compartment was a bit bigger, and that the main zipper was more robust.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Mid-Sized Backpack Camera Bag

      By AlanofMA

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

        I purchased the Kata Minibee-110 because I needed a mid-sized backpack for my gear. I didn't want something too big, but I needed to be able to carry my Canon EOS 6D, along with the attached 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II lens. This backpack is perfect for this. Plus, I can carry two small lenses and a flash, along with a few smaller items. Overall, very satisfied.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good bag but has its issues

        By AVC

        from Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Cumbersome

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

        Holds my 1D Mk 3 attached on a 300mm (hood reversed) 2.8 and an extra body with 70-200 not attached (there's not enough room to hold 2 cameras side by side. you have to put one body perpendicular to the other hence having the lens detached). Will hold up to 400mm 2.8 but not attached and with significantly less equipment.

        There is just enough space for me to squeeze in a 24-70, 600ex and a 1.4 converter. nothing else will fit in the main compartment.

        the bag is very comfortable but a bit bulky if you are working in tight spaces (it has a permanent shape- even if it is empty the volume will remain the same)

        When working long days with heavy equipment, the comfortable rubber straps turn enemy. the friction caused slight bruising on my shoulders.

        the bag is very well built. the only part that is a bit flimsy is the zipper. the loupe on one zipper broke (not completely off where it made the zipper useless but its still a bit annoying)

        Laptop compartment holds my Mac retina display very comfortably but without a case. there isnt enough room for a case

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great backpack!

        By Gg

        from N. Potomac, MD

        About Me Pro 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 Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

          Both my daughters play indoor club sports, we travel a lot and this backpack has made my life easier caring all the gear from game to game. The size is great, especially for women, I find most backpacks too big but this Kata bag sits comfortable on my back. It fits all the gear that I need, exactly showed in their pictures. I also travel by plane a lot so it fits perfectly in the overhead compartment.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black)

          By Deb

          from Princeton, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear

          Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

          Built extremely well. Like the option to carry a water bottle in a side pocket.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Choice

          By Chris

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

          Initially, the bag seemed almost a bit too much, but then I put in all my equipment, accessorize the bag to my characteristics, and made it fit my needs, I was overly happy with the bag. Plus, with the Kata guarantee, you can't go wrong. Altogether, the bag design and construction makes this bag supreme. I'd recommend to anyone. Enjoy!

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          5.0

          Perfect backpack for my gear

          By Larry

          from Tracy, Calif

          Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

          The Kata Minibee is perfect for my Olympus E-5 and my three lenses. It is very comfortable, well padded, and of sturdy construction.
          I like the easy access it provides for my gear and the customizable interior divider system. The tripod holder is a bonus feature that has made transporting my tripod so much simpler. This backpack was really well thought out. I especially liked the special offer price B&H offered - it was half the price of their competitors.

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          5.0

          Fits My Needs Perfectly

          By Rman

          from Beaumont, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accommodate A 70-200 Lens
            • Accommodate A Tablet
            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

            I have been looking for a backpack that would accommodate a 70-200mm lens and a tablet. There are much bigger backpacks available, but I was looking for a smaller one and this works perfectly.

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            • No

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            5.0

            It's a Kata

            By David

            from Pittsburgh

            Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

            Top quality and materials. Nicely thought out as all their bags. I have a holster style bag of theirs as well. Their bags can't be beat.

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            5.0

            Love this backpack!

            By Jess

            from TN

            Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

            This backpack can hold all the things I need for everyday use, especially hiking!

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            4.0

            Good but can be better

            By Zimin Huang

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

            I like this very organized backpack, but I'd like it more if it is a little bit bigger like the discountinued 120PL.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love It

            By GG

            from Maryland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

                  Great bag. The quality was very good. I like the layout for gear placement and it is well padded. This was a gift and I like it better than the two bags I have now.

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                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fits my gear

                  By vmk

                  from bloominton, il

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack (Black):

                    Fits my gear(70-200, 16-32, 50mm, 24-105, mark iii, flash, few filters)

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                    • No

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