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.
This bag features a padded laptop compartment which will allow you to always have your computer at hand and easily accessible
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
9.5 x 16.1 x 11.0" (24.1 x 40.9 x 27.9 cm)
5.1 x 15.0 x 10.6" (13.0 x 38.1 x 26.9 cm)
1.4 x 12.8 x 9.1" (3.6 x 32.5 x 23.1 cm)
Yes - using included straps and sling
Backpack straps Waist belt Sternum strap Top grab handle
Max: 3.6 lb (1.6 kg, with dividers) Min: 2.7 lb (1.2 kg, without dividers)