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ManfrottoAdvanced Active Backpack I
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

well-made well-designed daypack

By Neil

from Victoria, BC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

      This day pack fit the following needs: separate padded space for camera, large enough for a full-size DSLR with a 24-70 lens; easy to reach; separate space for lunch/jacket; pouch for cards, battery, ipad/laptop; comfortable; robust; comfortable to wear all day.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice bag!

      By Bryan

      from Belleville, NJ

      About Me Professional Photographer, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Photography

      Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

      Bought this one to use for my Nikon D810 with 85mm, Fuji x100s, Speedlight and MacBook pro 15.4" and everything fits nicely. I love the bag!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Lagarto

      from Buenos aires - Argentina

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Travel

        Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

        I don't know about first version, this one is a great backpack, tough, practice and very versatile. This one already has traveled many miles and is like new.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera backpack!

        By PTK

        from Chicago, IL

        Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

        As I suspected from Manfroto, this bag is fantastic. It's durable, sleek and intuitively designed for a camera enthusiast or light traveling DSLR professional.

        If you plan to pack in lighting and sound equipment as well you might want to go with a larger model but even then you might consider a second pack altogether. I'm not sure smashing your gear in one back for sake of traveling light isn't wise. Buying this handy little pack for your camera gear however, is!
        Highly recommended!

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        4.0

        Great for travel

        By noved1

        from Greenville,SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

            Great for travel, but my 15" laptop was too big and poked out the corners of the bag. If you need to fit anything about the dimensions of paper or notebook go for the bigger II version

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            5.0

            A great backpack

            By Pete

            from NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

              I have to carry everyday my photo stuff for shootings with the following equipment:
              Nikon D200 DSLR
              two Nikon flashes, SB-900 (quite large)
              2 lenses
              11'6" laptop
              batteries
              laser distance meter
              plus some small accessories

              These things just fit in the backpack. I can't put the camera with battery grip, but at least my stuff is less heavy.

              The backpack seems good quality, it looks stylish BUT it doesnt look like a photo backpack. Which is very good, because bad guys maybe don't suppose that expensive photo stuff is there in it.
              The only bad thing is the tripod carrier pocket. You can only put the tripod in it without tripod cover. And the tripod strap is not fixed to the backpack, so there is a chance that sooner or later you will lose that, unless you fix it to the backpack somehow.
              It is very good to carry, my former Samsonite photo bag caused me back pain (which was not exactly backpack, rather a sidebag that i Could use as backpack too), and this one is very good for my back.
              It has several small pockets where you can put little things.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Well Designed Camera Backpack

              By Wonder Woman

              from South Lake Tahoe, CA & Park City, Utah

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • No Small Compartments

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

              I use this top quality camera/laptop backpack for taking landscape pictures while hiking and traveling. The size is great, it is made well but I would have liked some small pockets or zipper slots for lens filters, lens cleaners and the like. The backpack size is great for the camera body and a number of lenses and it has side compartments for water, a top compartment for snacks or a light jacket. The best feature is that the camera compartment opens with an easy access on the bottom without unzipping the whole bag.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent, lightweight daypack

              By Mu

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I:

                PROS: I use this backpack for travel/on-the-go photography. Having the camera stored at the bottom, completely separated from other personal items, allows for quick and easy retrieval/storage of my DSLR (Rebel T3i w/ 18-200mm). There are four other storage compartments which are more than enough for for my wallet, phone, ipad, and other items I carry (the smaller size also encourages me not to overpack). Importantly, this backpack does not feel heavy -the weight is very well balanced throughout the pack. CONS: My tripod (Manfrotto 293) seems to overwhelm the bag when in the side storage compartment. The bag cost $30 more in store than I could buy it online at [*]. But the flawless BH Photo experience is worth it. OVERALL: Highly recommend.

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                • No

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