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ManfrottoPro Backpack 20
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Adjustable harness (7)
  • Roomy (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Easily accessible equipment (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (7)
  • Transporting gear (7)
  • Storing gear (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good bag

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

too small

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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4.0

small but packs a punch

By ALS

from new jersey

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Need Spot For Rain Cover

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

fits my d610 with 24-70mm, 70-200 mm, 50mm, sb910 flash, phottix wireless trigger with two receivers 3 nd filters and roomy enough to fit my 15" mac boo pro

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5.0

Very protective!

By Klezmer

from Long Island, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Haven't found any

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

While this isn't the largest backpack out there it seems to hold a great deal of gear in a logical arrangement. The partitions are movable and the pack is built to provide protection for your valuable equipment. There are plenty of attachment points and it hold a tripod securely.

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5.0

Great for a long hike

By George

from San Luis Obispo, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adjustable Harness
  • Comfortable
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

      I've had so many camera cases and backpacks it's ridiculous. This one takes the prize for usability so far. It's tough, lightweight, and compartments are intelligently laid out. It has a built-in tripod pouch and straps, and two outside side compartments that are perfectly sized for water bottles. Unless you're a mountaineering beast, you won't want to carry more gear than can be stuffed into this. Now, having said that, I find that I'm forced to switch lenses often in order to fit the most commonly used ones during my trip. Typically I'll carry the Canon 5D body, 16-35 f2.8, 70-200 f4, and a pack of filters, maybe a third lens. When I have configured it to perfectly fit the 70-200 mounted on the body, but then I have the 16-35 mounted and I try to put it away, the 70-200 won't fit without moving the internal dividers (and who wants to do that?). It's not really a problem with the bag. It just means that you'll probably find it comfortable to fill it slightly less than full, just so you don't need to swap lenses and reconfigure as much. So, be sure to get a bag that's larger than you think you will need.

      Very comfortable straps and weight distribution, so I've walked miles with it loaded and barely felt it was there.

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      5.0

      Very nice backpack!

      By Austin

      from Lancaster, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

      Fits all of my lenses, about 3 medium sized lenses and my vintage nikkor 200 f/4, my Sony a7s, rode mic, batteries, chargers, really anything. I mainly got this one for it's ability to hold two tripods on the outside, while not doing this perfectly well, it does let me carry both my small/medium sized tripod and my GlideCam XR2000. It gets a bit heavy being loaded with EVERYTHING, but I'm glad it's resistant to shock, water, etc.

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      5.0

      well designed bag

      By Tim

      from Nova, OH

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Plenty Of Storage Space

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotographhy
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

        I wanted one bag the would handle my Canon 60D, lens and accessories. This bag fits all my needs. I'm able to fit my camera astrophotography adapters and filters into this bag. Nice to have all the camera gear in one bag as I head out to the observatory. The bag is well designed for travel and will work as a carry on at the airport. The stitching is of very good quality and the overall construction is very durable. Plenty of interior space with the pockets to secure all those small camera items.

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        4.0

        Good bag for the price.

        By BobinSudbury

        from Sudbury, ON

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

          So far the bag works the way it is supposed to. Lives up to the claims in what it can carry. I would have liked it to carry a 15" laptop. Seems there is room if the zippered opening was a little longer. It is comfortable and well designed.

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          5.0

          Great camera bag

          By Mark

          from Maryland

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

          Even better than I expected extremely well-built with almost more than enough space I would highly recommend it to anyone

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          5.0

          Great Bag

          By BBAX

          from New Mexico

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

          I like the fact I can grab the bag from my car, throw it over my shoulder and I have everything I need.

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          5.0

          So far so good

          By Jim the Runner

          from Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 20:

          This is a premature review as I haven't yet fully used the Manfrotto 20 at full capacity. I do love how it does fit my 15" Macbook pro. I was worried the 20 would not. But it does with space to spare! It also fits my Edelkrone slider!

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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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This backpack covers all the bases

              By Dragon Tortoise

              from Lander, WY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                • No

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