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Clik EliteTrekker Waist Pack (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily accessible equipment (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Adjustable harness (9)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (11)
    • Protecting gear (9)
    • Storing gear (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Practical But Limited In Size

    First, I love Click Elite products. As an avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast, I appreciate the company's stylish designs and rugged materials used in their product line. That's why when I started looking...Read complete review

    First, I love Click Elite products. As an avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast, I appreciate the company's stylish designs and rugged materials used in their product line. That's why when I started looking for a small bag to supplement my Clik Elite backpack for short day hikes and around-town excursions I was confident in choosing the Trekker Waist Pack. The Trekker offers flexibility in wearing the pack facing towards your front or back, but having my gear in front of me for easy access was appealing, and the fact that the pack could also be used as a small shoulder bag sold me on the waist pack.

    The size of the waist pack was smaller than I expected and it did not protrude uncomfortably from my waist. However, being smaller in size also limits the camera gear that can be carried. The interior camera compartment is well-padded and measures approximately 8"h x 9"w x 5"d. Note the manufacture's exterior dimensions of 8.5" x 11.5" x 8" may be confusing if used to estimate the amount of camera equipment that can be stored. This smaller size is good for compact SLR equipment, but eliminates the possibility of carrying pro-sized camera bodies.

    The only negative comment I have on the design is the rain fly cover and bottom compartment that holds it. It is difficult to fit the rain fly into the small Velcro-closing bottom compartment and it makes the pack too bulgy underneath to sit properly. The rain fly can easily be removed and stored in the small front compartment to eliminate this problem.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Smaller than it looks

    For carrying a large SLR with lens and large external flash... no more.

    For carrying a large SLR with lens and large external flash... no more.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Love this bag

    By Greatbeck

    from Los Angeles, CA

    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 Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

      I use this mainly for work on the field and it's the best thing to help carry my accessories and additional equipment on location shoots. I wish I had purchased this product sooner. It's comfortable to wear and I can move easily without any obstacles. I would highly recommend this camera bag, if you need something for carrying extra cards, batteries, lens, even iPad, this is the perfect bag. You can move comfortably on location, especially if you shoot sports without having to drag a larger bag behind you. After a long day of shooting it doesn't bother your back.

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      5.0

      Great Product .

      By Clik Elite User

      from Saint Johns, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear

      Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

      This is my second Clik Elite product . Great quality. Build to last. I am using it with X-t1 and about 3-4 lenses.

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      5.0

      Another trip with the bag

      By allfish

      from Chicago area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

      Last year wrote about my experience in Spain. Everything stands as written, see below. This time went 12 days thru Britian. The huge plus this year is the built in rain slicker for the bag. In Britian, it rained, who wud of thunk it. We walked around at the Edenburgh Castle in a steady soaking rain. I was so happy that rain slicker was there. It protected the bag very nicely from the rain. I have raised my rating to 5 stars based on my equipment staying dry in all the rain.
      This is the best piece of photo equipment that I have ever bought that was not part of a camera system. A must if you travel with your equipment all day. 2 fiends have bought the bag on my recomendation and have been very happy with it.

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      4.0

      A lot of room

      By alejoprieto

      from Bogota, Colombia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

        This is an efficient waist pack. Has a lot of room for all you gear. I carry on it a Lumix GH2, Lumix 20mm f1.7, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm, Zoom H1 with suspension, Headphones, an extra battery with charger, magic arm, and a lot of small accessories, and I think that there are some extra room. Is a little bulky when is in your waist, but eventually you get used. The only complaint I have is that the zipper waterproof cover is very weak and breaks very easily.

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        5.0

        Trekker Waist Pack

        By Phoebe

        from Stockton, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

          So I used this pack at the drag races. I have a Nikon D5200, I knew I would be doing a lot of walking so I didn't want something hanging on my shoulders or around my neck so I opted for this pack which can be worn on your waist or by the shoulder strap. In the inside camera department I had a zoom lens on my camera (55-300) and another lens on the side (16-55mm) and a strap, it was snug but it fit. I had my keys, extra SD cards, cell phone and extra battery in the center pouch compartment. So it held a lot. I could say the pouch could be a little larger but if it was it may not be as comfortable to wear. It was heavy as it was with all the stuff I did have in it. I like how it opens away from you so you can see inside the pouch easily. I like the pouch a lot and hope to get a lot of use out of it. After owning and using this pouch I can say it was a good purchase and would purchase again if I needed to.

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          5.0

          Compact but lots of space

          By Mehmet

          from Framingham, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

            I started having back pain and need something small as size, but large for capacity. Click Elite Trekker Waist Pack is perfect for me . I can fit my D90 + 3 lenses together + battery charger + SD cards. It is comfortable, I can access camera easily.

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            5.0

            Comfortable!

            By Ali

            from Ottawa, Ontario

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

              This waist pack is great. It's comfortable and having gear around your waist is such a load off!

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              4.0

              To prevent neck and shoulder strain

              By allfish

              from Chicago area

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

                I bought the bag to avoid neck and shoulder strain from carrying around my camera and accessories. Just returned from a 2 week 1600 mile tour of Spain.
                My old Tamarac bag has a long shoulder strap. At the end of the day my neck/shoulder would be sore.

                Saw this bag in the catelog and was hopping it sould prevent this strain as it has a large waist strap.The bag was excellent. No strain, even carrying 2 water bottles which fits into the sides. The belt was very sturdy, and no sweat which was a concern. It was warm in Spain. It held my dslr, 2 extra lens in addition to my attached 17-50mm lens, a flash unit. While definitely tight, all fit. Very easy to acces the camera with the flap openning away from the body.
                The only reason not a 5 star is the front pocket rather small to hold my filters, extra battery, wipes. A very nice velcro inside slot to hold extra memory cards. The rain cover nice but never needed. Wish the pocket was 1 1/2-2" wider to better hold the extra accessories. Was it, would give a 5 star.
                Bottom line is was definitely worth the money. Really happy I took a chance on it. At the end of day, no strain on any body parts which was the sole reason for the purchase. I am 61. Construction quality excellent, this will definitely last a long time.
                Saw some cheaper versions that fit on your belt in local stores. Do not even think of them. They pulled on my pants, would have eventually torn the belt loops. No support of the bag loaded. The wide belt that is built in the only way to go.
                Never even used the shoulder strap. A built in carry handle when not around your waist.

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                5.0

                good starter bag

                By T

                from Long Island, NY

                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 Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

                  Wanted a hands free, shoulder strap free bag and this works great! Still a little bulkier than what I'm used to but I am sure I will get used to it. I like it being at my waist, but love the grab handle on top in case I want to put down/pick-up quickly. Straps also tuck in nicely. Still in the "breaking in" phase. Plenty room to grow, good pockets, room for more lenses.

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                  5.0

                  Just right

                  By JanO

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

                    The Trekker waist pack is the perfect size for a woman of small stature. It nicely holds my DSLR, telephoto lense and flash, with a few extra accessories. While it states that it isn't equipped for a tripod, there are a couple of ways one could be attached.

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                    5.0

                    this product is what i recommend.

                    By alvin the bigboy

                    from micronesia pohnpei

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

                          product is easy to use and very durable i love it

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          i should of read the dimensions...

                          By dkang820

                          from new jersey

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport

                            Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

                            works great withe smaller dslrs and lenses. Battery pack won't fit. But other that that, it's a fine bag!

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                            4.0

                            Just what I needed

                            By Jim the photo enthusiast

                            from London, United Kingdom

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

                              I was able to pack my Canon Rebel, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, Macro lens, extra battery, and fit a bottle of water with no trouble with regards to weight distribution and comfort. I walked around for about 4-5 hours with it and all I had to do was switch shoulders from time to time. It even rained while I was out and the jacket included worked out perfectly. I even forgot to use it for a couple of minutes and my gear was still dry. This pack was a great purchase.

                              The only thing that I would have liked to make it a 5 star was the front pouch and mesh pockets to be a little bigger. I could fit the plastic water bottle but not my SIG bottle.

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                              4.0

                              nice small waistpack

                              By Kiowa

                              from Udine, Italy

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact

                              Cons

                              • Short

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

                              small, fits a camera with a lens (ie nikon d90 and 18-200) plus two additional lenses.

                              pay attention: big lenses (as the 70-300 vr) are too long to be inserted while connected to the camera.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Practical But Limited In Size

                              By John C

                              from Cary, NC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection

                              Cons

                              • Too Small for Pro Bodies

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

                              First, I love Click Elite products. As an avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast, I appreciate the company's stylish designs and rugged materials used in their product line. That's why when I started looking for a small bag to supplement my Clik Elite backpack for short day hikes and around-town excursions I was confident in choosing the Trekker Waist Pack. The Trekker offers flexibility in wearing the pack facing towards your front or back, but having my gear in front of me for easy access was appealing, and the fact that the pack could also be used as a small shoulder bag sold me on the waist pack.

                              The size of the waist pack was smaller than I expected and it did not protrude uncomfortably from my waist. However, being smaller in size also limits the camera gear that can be carried. The interior camera compartment is well-padded and measures approximately 8"h x 9"w x 5"d. Note the manufacture's exterior dimensions of 8.5" x 11.5" x 8" may be confusing if used to estimate the amount of camera equipment that can be stored. This smaller size is good for compact SLR equipment, but eliminates the possibility of carrying pro-sized camera bodies.

                              The only negative comment I have on the design is the rain fly cover and bottom compartment that holds it. It is difficult to fit the rain fly into the small Velcro-closing bottom compartment and it makes the pack too bulgy underneath to sit properly. The rain fly can easily be removed and stored in the small front compartment to eliminate this problem.

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Superior fanny pack

                              By Ned

                              from Pittsburgh PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Clik Gray):

                                I use the pack to tote camera (D90 and 18-200 lens) plus flash) with success.

                                Getting the gear in the pack, plus misc. memory cards, and filters is a tight squeeze, but I didn't want a larger of a fanny pack. There is room for a water bottle and a rain jacket if necessary on the outside of the pack, which was another requirement for me. I will be carrying a wide angle lens as well although I'm unsure as to whether or not it will fit. This pack does not stick out from your back obtrusively. So it's just right!

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                                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Smaller than it looks

                                By Rando

                                from Cancun, MEXICO

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection

                                Cons

                                • Not Enough Pocket Room

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Trekker Waist Pack (Black):

                                For carrying a large SLR with lens and large external flash... no more.

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