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ManfrottoPro Backpack 30
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Easily accessible equipment (6)
  • Roomy (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (6)
  • Storing gear (5)
  • Transporting gear (5)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Manfretto pro backpack 30

By Yves

from Lac-des-Seize-Iles, Quebec, Canada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Small

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everything

    Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

    Small is beautiful!Light backpack, lots of room, easy access for D4S and 20-70mm and all my stock.Now I can bring my equipment everywhere whitout any problems. (soccer, hockey, plane theatre etc...) Protection is fine. Quality is present.Not a $ or $ backpack but I care not to spend my money just for look.I repeat small is really beautiful.Enjoy life!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30

    By Nikon F2 from '72

    from Vacaville, Ca

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Looking
    • Holds All You Gear
    • Hook For A Water Bottle
    • Lightweight
    • Space For A Tripod
    • Space For Other Essential

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

      Great pack so far. It will hold all my gear (D7000, + 2 lenses) and the additional camera (D610) and 2 more lenses I will purchase shortly. Well made (even though it's made in China-which I dislike) Materials are first rate but some of the straps are too long in my opinion but I have yet to fully adjust to my body. I'm sure it will serve me for many years to come. Another reviewer wrote that it would fit into the overhead bin of aircraft; another reviewer wrote the "50" was too big - those are the reasons I purchased this backpack. I would definitely recommend this to other photographers.

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      • No

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Almost Perfect

      By Poles

      from Edmonton, AB, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

      4.5 Stars! This backpack has almost everything. It holds my D7000 and F5 bodies along with an assortment of lenses, a flash, film, memory cards, 13" Macbook Pro and more! It just fits in overhead storage when fully loaded, so if you're thinking this bag might not be big enough, keep in mind whether you will need to take it on a plane or not. I've had this bag loaded with around 40lbs of kit and it has never showed any signs of strain or places where it may tear. Incredible build quality! It is easy to grab your main camera from the top compartment but I find getting additional gear from deeper in the bag can be a bit of a hassle if you're in a hurry or in a cramped space. I would like this bag to have more useful compartments on the outside, but I see how it adds to security when in a crowd. Overall this is an incredible backpack, and the only bag I will need for a long, long time.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect Airport Backpack

      By Nikon Shooter

      from Orlando

      Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

      It fits up above or under the seat!! This backpack was just what I was looking for on my short travel photo shoots.

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      4.0

      Manfrotto Photo Backpack

      By Jeff in Cave Creek

      from Cave Creek, AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reasonable price

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

        Lightweight and durable. Holds most of the gear that I use, love the way it packs my tripod when needed. I like the easy access to my primary camera at the top. Wish it had more pouches for smaller items - filters, cords, etc.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great bag

        By Cyn and the 3 bears

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

          Love the red inside in this bag. Helps to find things. Bag is sturdy and roomy and very well designed overall. Good adaptability. Would like to have had a wider waist strap

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Protection in a Camera as it should be.

          By Dom Rotondo.

          from Frankfort, Il. Suburb of Chicago.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

          The Manfrotto Bag 30 is perfect for the amt. of gear that I would be traveling with on my trips out west. I hope it will work , as far as a carryon with the Airlines . If it does I found the perfect bag.

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          • No

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great pack for day use or storing equipm

          By cz3056

          from Mid Michigan or coastal bend of Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Good Small Storage Areas
          • Long Tele's Easyly Handle
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Taking Equp In Feild
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

            Was looking for a good backpack that I could put camera with long telephoto lens attached, but was easy to remove from the pack and also carry one or more lens depending on the need. This pack is great. The removal of the camera with lens is easy, and you do not have to open up the whole pack. It is well made, easy to carry and not two heavy when loaded up.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Its all I need

            By Rick

            from Spokane wa USA

            Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

            I love this bag. It is the best ive ever had for protecting my camera gear. Inside is real thick padding and the outside shell is rugged. It has more than enough room for my 7D with a 70-200mm, 3 flashes and 2 extra lenses, transcievers, batteries, you name it. Plus a spot for my ipad and laptop, I couldnt ask for more.

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I like this backpack

            By Terry

            from wv

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear

              Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

              lots of room

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this backpack

              By Love this bag

              from Pittsburgh PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

              well constructed with heavy duty padding and lots of space. Would have liked a larger interior zipper compartment for storing small valuables. Needed a bag for travel to take my 70-200 f/2.8 plus other lenses. When loaded it's heavy, but any bag with that lens would be heavy - thats the other reason I love this bag it has the trolly strap that fits my carry-on so I can wheel through the airports instead of carry.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Manfrotto at is best !!!

              By Eric Beauchamp

              from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

              About Me Photography Student

              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 30:

                The design of the bag is a masterpiece. It's rigid, give a strong protection, durability and surprising light. The straps are a example of quality. The functuality of the tripod holding system is perfect. I show the bag to my colleagues (experience photographers)and they went nuts.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Well made, well padded camera backpack

                By Bob

                from New York City

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Compact Overall Size
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

                  I bought this backpack for upcoming trips and to fill out my new L series canon lenses. It easily fits my 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 and still has room for 16-35mm f2.8, the 100mm f2.8 macro, a canon 380EX flash and an additional DSLR or lense.

                  It is really well made with rigid padding on all sides, a hideaway pouch for strapping on a tripod and a rain cover. The way the zippers close and a couple of snap closures over the zipper make it difficult for someone to attempt to open it if you're walking through a crowd.

                  I love it. Much better than another make backpack that I returned.

                  The reason I am giving this 4 stars rather than 5 is that compartments for accessories such as cleaning kit, lense filters, connecting cables, extra batteries, etc. could be better organized. It's not a big issue. There are interior and side compartments. They could just be better organized. If I could give this 4 1/2 stars rathter then 4, I would.

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                  • No

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                  (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By RoguePhoto

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  About Me Semi-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 Manfrotto Pro Backpack 30:

                    I was debating between this or the Pro 50... glad I got this one. This holds my Gripped 6D, spare body, extra lenses and flashes, tablet, and while it says it fits a 13" MacBook Pro, it fits a 15" easily. Almost wish I would have gotten the 50 as I wasn't sure I could fit everything, but there are a few nuances that make this bag just work. Most of all, I was worried about the 50 being too big to use as a carryon (and not check at the gate)... this one fully loaded just barely makes it in the overhead or under the seat. Glad I opted for the 30. Also hauls 2 tripods, one on the side, one on the back. Works great to carry a tripod and light stand.

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