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ManfrottoPro Backpack 20
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (4)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (4)
    • Storing gear (4)
    • Transporting gear (4)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    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.

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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

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              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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                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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                  (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

                  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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                        (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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