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Clik EliteImpulse Sling (Gray)
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Easily accessible equipment (16)
  • Strong construction (14)
  • Adjustable harness (10)
  • Roomy (9)

Cons

  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (12)
  • Transporting gear (11)
  • Storing gear (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Bag!

I was so glad to find this bag available online! I really wanted the black one and was sad to find them backordered everywhere. I wasn't disappointed with my exhausting search, as this...Read complete review

I was so glad to find this bag available online! I really wanted the black one and was sad to find them backordered everywhere. I wasn't disappointed with my exhausting search, as this bag is fantastic.Used the bag while on vacation this past week. It was very comfortable! I loved the large amount of space in the top half of the bag which allowed me to carry everything I needed during the day (wallet, sunscreen, water bottle, etc.). The extra strap that snaps across was great for added security and stability (the bag didn't jostle around). I am fairly petite and was afraid the bag would be too large, but it was just the right amount of space for everything I had and didn't feel cumbersome at all. My brother wore the bag for a while, too, and he is a very large guy (300lbs +) but the strap adjusted just fine and was comfortable on him, as well.I had my Nikon D3100 with a 50mm lens, lens cleaning kit, and filters in the camera storage area of the bag with ample space left over for more lenses, flash, etc. The extra space at the bottom of the bag for spare SD cards (or any other semi-flat accessories) is nifty. I've read reviews that only monopods fit in the holster on the side of the bag, but I was able to get my tripod attached with little effort. Very impressed with the construction, as well. The part of the bag that rests on the wearer's back is padded and the strap doesn't dig in to the shoulder. Even the zipper pulls are strong!Great bag if you can get your hands on one!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Large but too small.....

I took a lot of time to compare sling camera bags; going so far as to list on a spreadsheet the price and dimensions of each sling or backpack I was considering. While I...Read complete review

I took a lot of time to compare sling camera bags; going so far as to list on a spreadsheet the price and dimensions of each sling or backpack I was considering. While I didn't want a backpack I thought the Clik elite was large enough to hold my Canon 6D along with 2 telephoto zoom lenses. The clik elite had approximately 1500 cubic inches according to the outside dimensions which was larger than several others I considered. I had watched the Video and after seeing them put 2 lenses and camera into the sling I felt it was exactly what I needed. Sad to say I could barely squeeze my 6D into the bag let alone 2 telephoto zoom lenses. I think what I failed to consider is that much of the space is used for storage of things other than camera and lenses. I sent the sling back...

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4.0

Well made bag that fits my needs

By Hark00

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

The bag has a good fit and finish and is comfortable to carry fully loaded. My Nikon D750 (or D7100) with 16-35mm lens (or 24-120mm lens) fits in the camera compartment. As for additional lens, there is room for both my 20mm and 35mm f/1.8 primes. Although it is a tight fit with the two primes, the camera w/lens goes in and out without much difficulty.
Since it says the bag will fit a "Pro digital SLR camera with zoom lens" I tried it with my D7100 w/lens plus vertical grip and L-bracket. It was tight but still fit with both primes. A Nikon D4 or D5 should also fit.
I was also able to put in a SB600 flash but opted to use that space for spare batteries and camera strap. A poncho and water bottle fit in the external pockets. The upper compartment will fit a light jacket plus snacks, etc.
For day hikes or walking around, I carry my camera in a Spider Holster and the sling bag will be used for a second camera w/lens and accessories. With the camera compartment packed, I can put the additional camera and lens in the top if necessary.
Unlike earlier models, the upper compartment does not have an open slit at the top where water could get in.
A longer lens, like the 70-200mm f/4, will not fit in the camera compartment along with a camera w/lens. However, it will fit into the upper compartment and still be accessible from the sling position.
I have not given the bag 5 stars because of the lack of a simple rain cover. Plus where the under arm strap attaches to the shoulder strap the clip has a cover over it. Although I guess this is to prevent it from accidentally opening, I have a difficult time getting it undone when I want to sling the bag to the front. I will probably cut this cover off.

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3.0

Another So So Camera Bag

By dbug

from Georgia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Cumbersome
  • Too Small

Best Uses

    Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

    I added this bag for day hiking. The bag is comfortable to wear and has YKK zippers but that's about all I can say in its favor. The bag's interior is just not very functional for organizing camera gear. The dividers are flimsy and difficult to move. Also the bag doesn't come with a rain cover. I tried using it with different cameras configurations but after several trips, I realized that it just doesn't work for my needs. It's now living in the closet with other rejects.

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    5.0

    This is the most versatile camera sling I ever have!

    By Jeff

    from SF, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

        This is the most versatile camera sling I ever have! Tough yet slight, with much space I even need.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Large but too small.....

        By dlrwest

        from Atlanta Georgia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Camera Space
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Too Small

        Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

        I took a lot of time to compare sling camera bags; going so far as to list on a spreadsheet the price and dimensions of each sling or backpack I was considering. While I didn't want a backpack I thought the Clik elite was large enough to hold my Canon 6D along with 2 telephoto zoom lenses. The clik elite had approximately 1500 cubic inches according to the outside dimensions which was larger than several others I considered. I had watched the Video and after seeing them put 2 lenses and camera into the sling I felt it was exactly what I needed. Sad to say I could barely squeeze my 6D into the bag let alone 2 telephoto zoom lenses. I think what I failed to consider is that much of the space is used for storage of things other than camera and lenses. I sent the sling back...

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fantastic Bag!

        By SnapAholic

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear
          • Vacationing

          Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

          I was so glad to find this bag available online! I really wanted the black one and was sad to find them backordered everywhere. I wasn't disappointed with my exhausting search, as this bag is fantastic.Used the bag while on vacation this past week. It was very comfortable! I loved the large amount of space in the top half of the bag which allowed me to carry everything I needed during the day (wallet, sunscreen, water bottle, etc.). The extra strap that snaps across was great for added security and stability (the bag didn't jostle around). I am fairly petite and was afraid the bag would be too large, but it was just the right amount of space for everything I had and didn't feel cumbersome at all. My brother wore the bag for a while, too, and he is a very large guy (300lbs +) but the strap adjusted just fine and was comfortable on him, as well.I had my Nikon D3100 with a 50mm lens, lens cleaning kit, and filters in the camera storage area of the bag with ample space left over for more lenses, flash, etc. The extra space at the bottom of the bag for spare SD cards (or any other semi-flat accessories) is nifty. I've read reviews that only monopods fit in the holster on the side of the bag, but I was able to get my tripod attached with little effort. Very impressed with the construction, as well. The part of the bag that rests on the wearer's back is padded and the strap doesn't dig in to the shoulder. Even the zipper pulls are strong!Great bag if you can get your hands on one!

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          • No

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          3.0

          So far so good

          By Mikal

          from Virginia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

            Have not been able to give this bag a full trial yet but so far I do like it. Construction is good, style is nice. It does not scream "camera Bag" which is exactly what I was looking for. It has some storage space in the top portion but not as much as some reviews seem to have claimed. The one thing I would love to see added would be a pocket large enough to carry an ipad or eReader.

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            2.0

            great bag

            By Big Daddy

            from St Charles, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

            I love this bag but had to send it back. It couldnt hold my 70-200mm lens. The bag had a great look and i really didnt want anything to big. I wish they made this bad just a little bit bigger.

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            5.0

            Nice fashion bag

            By guaco77

            from Sonora, Mexico

            About Me 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 Impulse Sling (Black):

              Its a quality bag and its on fashion

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very Pleased

              By Yosemite_Lady

              from Yosemite, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                I am very happy with this purchase. The pack is bigger than I originally imagined, but love it because it has so much room to fit a number of extras. It is perfect for the traveling photographer, and it very comfortable and extremely well made. Highly recommend.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Clik Sling

                By Big H

                from Naples FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Hard to get to IDwallet

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

                Superb design

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great bag

                By Kelly

                from Wesley Chapel, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day trip
                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                  I bought this bag and another bag prior to a trip to Disney World with the family. I couldn't decide between the two online so I purchased both. I was really hoping I wouldn't like this one because it was the more expensive of the 2 (by a lot) but of course this sling won out and I couldn't be happier with the choice. This bag was easy to get into, very sturdy, and much roomier than I expected. I was easily able to load my camera and photo accessories in the bottom section and had more than enough room for the usual daytrip snacks, wipes, and other necessities. Since that first trip I've used it many times for daytrips and sports outings. So far it's been worth every penny. The only complaint I have is that I use the small zippered pocket on the top to keep my phone and that section doesn't seem to be as easily accessible, but a very small complaint.

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                  5.0

                  Best Bag Ever!

                  By Sonera2006

                  from Union City, NJ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                    Fits camera with 75-300 lens attached, spare lens, mountable flash, and a few accessories in the smartly placed padded camera hold compartment and has a ton of space/pockets that are conveniently located on top and bottom of the bag. Not only does it fit everything comfortably, but it looks AMAZING! Can be used by men and women alike without looking like your carrying a standard camera bag. The style is just perfect!!! Beautifully designed.

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                    4.0

                    Exactly What I Was Looking For!

                    By Chris B

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage
                      • Day Hikes
                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

                      I was looking for a bag that I could use for my day hikes and would allow me easy access to my camera and accessories. This bag fit my needs exactly. Perfect amount of space for my T3i w/ 18-135mm & my 70-300mm. I am extremely happy that the construction of this bag lives up to what I have encountered with Clik Elites other bags (I also own the Clik Elite Hiker).

                      The zippers on their bags are a little stiff but nothing I wouldn't expect from a bag with weatherproofed zippers.

                      I would recommend this pack for anyone looking for a camera pack that allows easy access to camera and accessories (plus what else you bring along)

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                      5.0

                      Convenience & organization

                      By Babs

                      from New york, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Padding

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Impulse Sling (Black):

                      I love this back because it very easy to access and I love all those spate compartments, they keep organized and make easy to find things on the go.
                      I hate backpacks and was getting tired of my shoulder bag, this is the just right bag.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Great Bag great for subway

                      By rmiranda76

                      from west palm beach

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear

                        Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                        this is a great bag to take camera and one lens. great on subway or any place you don't want to tell everyone you have over 2000.00 worth of gear in your bag.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Bag

                        By Ben

                        from Santa Barbara, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Built in stabilizer
                        • Comfortable
                        • Discreet
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Odd hole at top

                        Best Uses

                        • Hiking
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Taking Camera to Beach
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                        It's a little weird to get used to the sling style, but it is comfortable and very secure. Take the camera in and out is easy and the sling style allows you to rest your arms on it if you need to steady your camera. There is plenty of space and plenty of protection - I carry an XSi, a 10-22, a 55-250, and there lens hoods no problem. I can fit a full change of clothes if I wanted in the top compartment, and fit plenty of smaller things in the misc pockets around the bag.

                        There is a place for water to get to the top compartment, which is odd, but an easy fix. I just taped a sponge in there and you can't even tell is there.

                        When it comes to the zippers, I read they were unusable because they are so hard to move.... Which is not the case. They are just like normal weatherproof zippers, you have to hold the bag steady to zip/unzip them but it is easy enough to do.

                        Great bag, looks great, and doesn't look like a camera bag so I feel better keeping my gear in it: easily gets five stars

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                        4.0

                        Very Convenient

                        By Robert

                        from New Haven, CT

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Too Small

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                        Although, I feel this product is very limited in what it can hold, it still does the job. I'm able to fit my DSLR and my SLR bodies, both lens, my card reader, my battery charger for my DSLR, and a couple other things in the compartment for the cameras.

                        It has a few more pockets that are great for small things. I also love the bungee cord which I use to hold my tripod.

                        I also like the compartment for the cameras is lined with a material to keep them from getting wet during bad weather.

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                        4.0

                        Great bag for traveling

                        By 5BID

                        from Ketchum, Idaho

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Not too big
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                          I flew into Rome today with my new Impulse bag with my camera, extra lens, snacks and books for the plane ride over.... Easy to use and holds a good deal of extra things in the top compartment. I also really enjoy the sling part of it. It is very easy to use and keeps camera very accessible. The sling aspect is also great for traveling in big crowds, trains, and things because you can move bag to the front of your body to avoid pick-pocketers, too!

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                          4.0

                          Excellent pack - with one possible issue

                          By Rj

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Serious amateur

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel around town etc

                            Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                            Great pack - fits my D90 with extra lens, my Canon G9 p&s, and spare batteries. Top section big enough for misc items (rain shell, light pull over, guide book, etc). Only issue I see (and I have an email into Clik for an answer) is that the very top part of the bag (where the top section goes into the sling portion) isn't sealed or sewn across. This leaves it open to the weather (granted it's not a big opening, but it still could potentially let water in). I see this as a potential problem as not only could it leak into the top section, but it could potential let water make it's way down to the camera section. Weird design in my opinion. Other than that - great pack. Fits excellent, comfortable, and 'slings' around to get camera access easily.

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                            5.0

                            great bag

                            By Zacmando

                            from Oxnard, Ca

                            About Me Film Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Out in the field

                              Comments about Impulse Sling (Gray):

                              i love this back pack! all the room you need unless your looking to carry over 3 lenses. the price is a little high but its so coviniant.

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