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KataD-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (48)
  • Roomy (32)
  • Strong construction (32)
  • Adjustable harness (29)
  • Easily accessible equipment (22)

Cons

  • Hard to access equipment (13)
  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (34)
  • Protecting gear (27)
  • Storing gear (17)
  • Travel (12)
  • Computer (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (7), Practical (7), Stylish (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

As good as it gets

Pros:

- Very well designed.
- Sturdy.
- Can hold my Canon 7d with battery grip without any problems.
- Laptop compartment big enough to fit...Read complete review

Pros:

- Very well designed.
- Sturdy.
- Can hold my Canon 7d with battery grip without any problems.
- Laptop compartment big enough to fit a 15 inche laptop.
- Nice weight

Cons:

- Slightly expensive but worth it.

I carry it each day to go to work with my laptop and camera and I'm enjoying it immensly. The price wasn't a turn off at all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not too happy with the design

PRO: lightweightCONS: In my opinion, Kata missed the mark on this one. The compartment design is not well though out, and leaves little opportunity for reconfiguration. I ordered this for traveling to...Read complete review

PRO: lightweightCONS: In my opinion, Kata missed the mark on this one. The compartment design is not well though out, and leaves little opportunity for reconfiguration. I ordered this for traveling to Europe, thinking it would be good to have extra space. It was always a challenge to figure out how to fit my stuff in it. I would have returned it[...]Now it sits on my shelf in my studio.

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4.0

Great bag

By Pjay

from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

Great bag for travelling.
Good fabric and good quality

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5.0

Totally worth the investment

By Eduardo Acierno

from Mexico

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear

    Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

    The D-light bumblebee bag exceeded my expectations, it fits my gear perfectly, and leaves me enough space to carry other stuff PLUS my laptop , and its made in such a way that most of the weight is distributed, making it comfortable to carry around.

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    3.0

    Nice bright interior

    By Charlie B

    from Oldsmar (Tampa Bay Area) Florida

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Cumbersome
    • Hard To Access Equipment
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

    I purchased the bag to carry my Nikon D90, a 18-200 zoom Nikor lens, a Nikor Coolpix, and a Dell 15 inch laptop which will not fit if I have a cover on the laptop. The yellow interior helps in locating things in the bag for low-light conditions which is exactly why I purchased it. The zippers can not be locked together and no owner information card, manual, or registration was included. I emailed Kata but never heard back. I could get along without a owners manual except for the fact that the bag has more straps than a 10 passanger race car would have and I like doing things correctly.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Not the right bag for me

    By Michele

    from San Francisco

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Hard To Access Equipment

    Best Uses

      Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Gray):

      Lightweight and looks good, but the zippers didn't seem robust enough and the openings felt too small. In particular, the camera area flap opens up and kept flapping down.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great bag

      By Abraham

      from Atlanta

      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 D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

        This is a very nicely built bag with plenty of room for camera and lenses and other equipment. I have a D5200 and three lenses and there is room for at least two more lenses. I was looking to buy a laptop/dslr backpack and opted for this one, I was not disappointed.

        Its comfortable to wear and provides ample protection for the equipment. I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for combination laptop/dslr bag.

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        4.0

        Good general light camera backpack

        By mooboy

        from Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Hard To Access Equipment

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Gray):

        I got this for travel, as I wanted something lightweight for carry on, but still have a general purpose section for travelling with. For that, it fit purpose pretty well.I was able to fit a pretty extensive m43kit in bottom section (couple of bodies, flash, triggers and various lenses) and still have top section free.However, the top section seems to fill up much quicker than expected, though, I guess no real surprise as half a backpack.Only 4 stars for 3 reasons:1) I still think I would have preferred general section on bottom so when you place bag down, your expensive camera gear is absorbing less of the shock.2) There is no real way to lock the zips. I realise this would be a 'gentleman's lock' at best, but would still be good for peace of mind when leaving behind in hotel or taking a nap on plane.3) The pouch to hold bottom of tripod seems way too tight to actually fit a tripod base in.One other thing that brought me to Kata backpacks was they have a strap on back so you can slide them over your luggage handle. However, with my particular suitcase, I found bag was as tall as handle so wasn't easy to hold handle with bag attached. Just something to be aware if you plan to use this way.Final note, the grey appears darker than pictured and is much more attractive in real life (IMHO)

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        3.0

        Not for me

        By egro

        from Frisco TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Hard To Access Equipment
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

            Love Kata bags, but this one was too small for me. I also felt like the day pack was too big comparative to photo compartment. Wish it was other way around.
            I ended up returning it

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            • No

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            5.0

            More room than I expected

            By Trufflestravels

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Gray):

              I ordered this backpack right before a trip to Costa Rica. I was interested in something that was light-weight, had compartments for both camera and laptop, as well as extra room for other items. I was really pleased! It is comfortable to wear, and has plenty of room, even for its lightweight! So far, its also held up really well.

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              5.0

              Perfect for my needs

              By Bradley42

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                    Very lightweight and comfortable. Easily accommodates my D600, 3 lenses, flash, tripod, and laptop. The extra compartment on top works well for misc non photo gear. Exactly what I was looking for.

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                    4.0

                    Excellent bag - good size / form factor

                    By Mark W

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                      I bought this bag to be somewhere in between my National Geographic bag & my shoulder bag. It fits the job just about perfectly. It's comfortable & with the addition of a bungee tie, holds one compact light stand on the outside comfortably. The lower compartment opens to your gear with the usual velcro compartments, the upper compartments are more "open" for your other miscellaneous stuff.If I have one complaint it's that the lower compartments feel a bit "squished" at times & I think my newer (less durable) plastic lenses have some weight against them during travel & may eventually become damaged. I should probably either stuff it less full of gear or shuffle the lenses around so the cheap plastic ones aren't on the bottom.I would buy it again & would recommend it to a friend.

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                      4.0

                      Durable

                      By kalinski

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment
                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                      A little tight for my 70-200, body with 17-50, grip and external flash but plenty of storage space. So far I've been very happy with this backpack.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      worderful pac

                      By trev

                      from Atlanta ga

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                        Wonderful pack! Im able to pack my canon 7d, 3 prime lenses(20mm 28mm 50mm), cam filters, quickrelease, external hardrive, laptop, gaff tape, 2 wired lavs, notebook, tripod and all camera eaccesories with room to spare. the pack is built well and protects gear nicely. its a very sharp looking pack as well

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                        4.0

                        Too small

                        By Kriksis

                        from Detroit, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Too Small

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                        The bag looked great, well made. I ordered it so I can take with me my camera and some lenses and a laptop. To my surprise i could only fit my Nikon 70-200 in the bottom of the bag if the lens was horizontal and after that I didn't have enough room to put my full frame camera with attached normal lens. The top part of the bag is bigger then bottom and would nicely fit a lot of personal stuff. Unfortunately I had to return the bag because I couldn't even fit a camera body and 2 lenses. I didn't buy the bag with the intention to have all my gear in it but to have a nice backpack when I have to carry with me some equipment and extra clothes and some snacks. If you carry with you smaller lenses then this bag is great. I have couple other Kata bags and I love them.

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                        5.0

                        Good Product

                        By Eka

                        from Melbourne, Australia

                        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 D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                          Good product, works well.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          No complaints

                          By Mambo

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                            Bought it, took it out into the field the next day and it was very useful to have the space to take my laptop without the need for a second bag. It has a good number of compartments and the rain cover is a nice addition. Fits my D7000 plus three lens, cables and some other junk all in the camera compartment on the bottom.
                            Straps and back padding are comfortable and the pack fit just right.

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                            4.0

                            Perfect Backpack

                            By t88power

                            from San Juan, PR

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Light
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Access Equipment

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                            A little hard to access equipment, have to hold up lid... Otherwise, excellent bag!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I love this Bag!

                            By MC3 Studios

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Rain Proof Cover
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Can Be Heavy When Full

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                            I use this bag to carry 1 DSLR, 2 Lenses (50mm, 18-135), MicroPro Lite, Tascam DR-40 audio recorder, 3 Canon Batteries. Can be heavy when fully packed but still comfortable.

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                            3.0

                            Lots of stuff

                            By alets

                            from Mexico

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • It is light
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Access Equipment

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                              I like it, it has lots of space to put your stuff, but after a while the straps are uncomfortable. I would have liked it to have more small spaces within the compartments to accomodate accesories.

                              You can not access your equipment fast.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Daypack, comfortable and roomy

                              By Bilderknipser

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Hard To Access Equipment

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Gray):

                              This is a great daypack if you don't need to bring all your gear and want room for lunch/books etc. The camera compartment can be configured lots of different ways, I can fit a 5D2 in there w/ 24-105 attached as well as a 300f/4 OR camera and a few primes, it really holds a lot!
                              The top is great for wallet/lunch/flash etc. and I'm using the laptop part to fit books and notepad when going to school. It really is very versatile in how you can pack it and the quantity it can hold. It is still comfortable after wearing it for several hours. One of the negative things I read in reviews before buying was 'hard to access gear', which is true compared to a messenger bag, but I take the camera out and then it stays out, so not a big deal for me.

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                              5.0

                              Very good bag for the price

                              By Sunny from Montreal

                              from Montreal, Quebec

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Harness
                              • Comfortable
                              • Inexpensive
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about D-Light Bumblebee-210 Backpack (Black):

                                Wow very good bag for the price, very versatile. Padding can be remove to accommodate bigger equipment. Same as other kata bag that is 3 times the price.

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