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KataDT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Highly compatible (4)
  • Professional quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best value camera bag on the market!

      This Kata bag is a great bag at an excellent cost.
      The bag is surprisingly small and compact, yet was able to hold my Sony A200, Minolta 70-210mm, Minolta 50mm,...Read complete review

      This Kata bag is a great bag at an excellent cost.
      The bag is surprisingly small and compact, yet was able to hold my Sony A200, Minolta 70-210mm, Minolta 50mm, Minolta 20mm lens, and external flash comfortably. I was also able to fit all other misc. stuff (extra battery, memory card, straps, usb cables e.t.c). The inside of the bag is compartmentalized by thick velcro straps and can be moved/adjusted/configured however you like.

      The design is brilliant and exactly as the website shows. I usually have the 70-210mm lens attached to my cam and this fits easily in the center console for quick access. I have the 50mm and 20mm in one compartment, flash and other accessories in the other. There's a battery and memory card holder in an external pocket, as well as a phone pocket on the strap.

      The padding of the bag is also a major plus. The bag is padded in all the right areas to prevent damage to the bag and your stuff. The straps are also comfortable, and the bonus 'rain cover' for the bag is also a good addition. The bag seems very well built and durable.

      Only con with this bag is that it does not come with instructions on how to set it up properly. But a quick look at the website and how it is positioned on the model will steer you in the right direction.

      Overall, perfect bag for outdoors or sports events where you need quick, easy access and lightweight portability. Forget those backpacks.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not What It Seems...

      Totally disapointed with this bag. It is represented as adequate for a 70-200mm lens. IT DOES NOT FIT the NIKON 70-200mm whcih was my planned use, coupled with a D-200...Read complete review

      Totally disapointed with this bag. It is represented as adequate for a 70-200mm lens. IT DOES NOT FIT the NIKON 70-200mm whcih was my planned use, coupled with a D-200 body.

      Secondly, the strap ergonomics are terrible in my opinion...it rides on my neck rather than shoulder and no amount of adjusting will fix this.

      On the positive side, the quality of construction is great.

      I have other KATA bags that are wonderful.

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      5.0

      Excellent Sling-Pack

      By JL

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Yellow interior
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

        Extremely comfortable to wear, and very functional. Holds the D7000 and a few lenses, with plenty of small pockets for misc items. extremely satisfied with Kata, I own another backpack from them, its the only brand of camera bag I'll purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Not What It Seems...

        By NY Shooter

        from NY, NY

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Limited Compatibility
        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

        • Non-pro DSLRShort lens

        Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

        Totally disapointed with this bag. It is represented as adequate for a 70-200mm lens. IT DOES NOT FIT the NIKON 70-200mm whcih was my planned use, coupled with a D-200 body.

        Secondly, the strap ergonomics are terrible in my opinion...it rides on my neck rather than shoulder and no amount of adjusting will fix this.

        On the positive side, the quality of construction is great.

        I have other KATA bags that are wonderful.

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        5.0

        Exactly what I wanted

        By Karen

        from St. Paul, MN

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Easy to "grab and Go"

          Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

          Easy to use.. I can get just enough gear in this bag and still be mobile. I was surprised at what a great bag I got for the price!

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          4.0

          Great Bag

          By SAM

          from OC, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

              Price and quality are good. !

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Comfortable and with size perfect.

              By Douglas

              from São Paulo - Brasil

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                Comfortable and the perfect size for my needs.
                I stayed under gentle rain, without problems.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Steveo

                from Bakersfield CA

                About Me Business Owner, Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Its a handy case
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                  it's a great bag to have its handy to carry the camera

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Bag

                  By Photographer

                  from Ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                      This bag fits my camera, an extra lens, a large blower, flash and SD card case.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Surprised at how good this is

                      By kuba

                      from Toronto, ON

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                      Went into B&H to buy a LowePro bag based on reputation and selection, and came out with something much more useable and better designed.

                      Bag fits my 5Dii & 70-200 f/4 IS and still has room to spare for my 17-40 and other small goodies.
                      Very happy.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good quality... But..........

                      By HiloDaze

                      from Hilo, Hawaii

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Excellant construction
                      • Great Value

                      Cons

                      • Does not fit camea wlens

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                        I bought this bag to carry my Nikon D700 with the 70-200VR lens attached. This combination does not fit in the bag. The camera with the lens attached is too long to fit in the bag. Also with the MB10 vertical grip attached the bag is not wide enough and closing the bag is very difficult. On the plus side the camera bag is very well constructed and a great bargain for it's price.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Bag

                        By Cheeko

                        from Milwaukee, WI

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable light weight
                        • Easy to access
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel in busy cities

                          Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                          I arrived in Boston yesterday. Pulling two bags from the airport and helping my wife with our child and his stroller and I didn't have to worry about my camera. I had my new Kata 213 sling which held my camera comfortably to my torso. It didn't swing around and didn't cause any discomfort. My camera was in place to be grabbed quickly for when i saw something i wanted to take a pic of. I would recommend this bag to anyone. My sister-in-law was so impressed with it she is going to buy one herself.

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                          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best value camera bag on the market!

                          By gp

                          from Chicago, IL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durbale
                          • Lightweight
                          • Portable
                          • Solid Construction

                          Cons

                          • Lacking instructions

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor
                          • Sports

                          Comments about Kata DT-213 Digital Torso-Pack Sling Case:

                          This Kata bag is a great bag at an excellent cost.
                          The bag is surprisingly small and compact, yet was able to hold my Sony A200, Minolta 70-210mm, Minolta 50mm, Minolta 20mm lens, and external flash comfortably. I was also able to fit all other misc. stuff (extra battery, memory card, straps, usb cables e.t.c). The inside of the bag is compartmentalized by thick velcro straps and can be moved/adjusted/configured however you like.

                          The design is brilliant and exactly as the website shows. I usually have the 70-210mm lens attached to my cam and this fits easily in the center console for quick access. I have the 50mm and 20mm in one compartment, flash and other accessories in the other. There's a battery and memory card holder in an external pocket, as well as a phone pocket on the strap.

                          The padding of the bag is also a major plus. The bag is padded in all the right areas to prevent damage to the bag and your stuff. The straps are also comfortable, and the bonus 'rain cover' for the bag is also a good addition. The bag seems very well built and durable.

                          Only con with this bag is that it does not come with instructions on how to set it up properly. But a quick look at the website and how it is positioned on the model will steer you in the right direction.

                          Overall, perfect bag for outdoors or sports events where you need quick, easy access and lightweight portability. Forget those backpacks.

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