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ManfrottoPro Backpack 20
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Roomy (4)
  • Adjustable harness (3)
  • Easily accessible equipment (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (4)
    • Storing gear (4)
    • Transporting gear (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    2.0

    too small

    By Ken

    from Royal Oak, MI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

      I thought I would have plenty of room for my gear, but that is not the case. I have a tough time getting my DSLR, 70 - 200, 10 - 22, 24 - 70 lenses and a flash to fit. I wish I would have purchased the larger backpack for more space.

      Something to think about, to maximize the use of the bag, the 70 - 200 mm lens needs to be on the body, and I use the 24 - 70 mm lens the most. So I frequently have to change the lens, just to get started.

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      4.0

      Great Backpack

      By Cruz

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

      Great for protecting DSLR and lens

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid gear

      By Mr. C

      from Central Valley, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Roomy

      Cons

      • Wish It Were Cheaper

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

      Its nice and tidy and strong. Good protection where its needed. Love the fact that you can carry it and when need be, if you set it down, it stands upright. Awesome protection inside the bag and plenty of room for my Nikon DSLR and lens, MBP and iPad as well as all chargers too. Great design and comfortable when carrying too.

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      4.0

      Plenty of space for a beginner

      By joser1223

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

        This backpack offers plenty of space for 1 or 2 DSLR body plus 2 or 3 lenses, a flash, triggers, a laptop and other accessories.

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        5.0

        Great traveling bag

        By RonS

        from Fairview, TX

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

        I've been looking for a bag to carry my photo equipment on extended trips (2-3 weeks). This bag carries my Nikon DSLR with zoom lens two additional lenses, a 15 inch laptop, a tablet, batteries and chargers. It also has ways of carrying a tripod strapped on the outside of the backpack. The built quality is excellent, great materials and extremely flexible arrangement(s). It also has a luggage sleeve and comes with a rain cover. I am looking forward to my next trip

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        4.0

        Good bag

        By MikefromCT

        from Connecticut

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

        I was looking for a good bag for my 6D, 24-105, 17-40, 24mm, and 50mm, along with lens hoods, flash, tripod and iPad. This fits them all and is nicely laid out. I tried it on a 2 mile hike and it worked ok. I think the straps could use a little more padding, but overall, it did the job. I have 2 other bags; a Kata 3N1-10 and a Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L. Surprisingly, the Kata fits all the camera items (except the iPad) and is a smaller form factor. The Kata can be used as a sling bag also, which is nice, but because it isn't laid out as straightforward as the Manfrotto, it's a bit more cumbersome to get to everything. The Lowpro is a little smaller than either of the others, and would be good for a day hike with 2-3 lenses and a tripod. Both the Kata and Lowpro seem to have better padding on the shoulder straps. I think the Manfrotto would be better suited to carrying all your gear through and airport or for packing it for a road trip, but I think the Kata or Lowpro would be better for a hike. Build quality is good (Manfrotto and Kata are both part of the Vitec group). Like some others here, I'm struggling to find the perfect bag, but I'm finding that it all depends on what you're going to shoot that day; do you want to bring everything or just a couple of lenses. If I'm heading into NYC for the day, I might just want a sling bag and a lens or two. If heading out for a longer excursion, the Manfrotto would easily hold everything.

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        5.0

        This backpack covers all the bases

        By Dragon Tortoise

        from Lander, WY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

              For years I have travelled with Billingham canvas shoulder bags, but find this backpack is excellent for long haul air travel and sightseeing on foot. Small enough to call hand luggage, roomy enough to stow everything I need. Some forethought, however, is necessary at the packing stage, as items stowed at the bottom are less easily accessible.

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              5.0

              Great features

              By JeffYoung

              from Carmel, Indiana

              Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

              I like the layout of the bag and the various straps and compartments too. My only complaint is that it gets rather heavy very quickly once you add in all your gear. I think it will hold up well.

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              5.0

              Great Camera Bag

              By "AW"

              from Burlington, North Carolina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

                "The Pro Backpack 20 is an ideal size for me, (an amateur photographer). The bag is easy for an "experienced, 70+ person" to carry and take all the gear you need. My Manfrotto tripod fits nicely. Would highly recommend.

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