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KataPro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Large capacity (3)
  • Roomy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Transporting gear (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    1.0

    very flimsy- great idea, poorly executed

    By helping consumers

    from san francisco

    Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

    this backpack compared to ALL OTHERS in its class is VERY FLIMSY. It looks like a very well designed bag and has a lot of great ideas. Bummer that all sides and bottom of the bag are so flimsy. it will not protect your gear. The Lowepro runner 450 is much better. Also the outter material is very thin and would easily rip compared to other bags in its class.

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    5.0

    it will be my full time backpack

    By david

    from los angeles

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

      It fits my 17" laptop. It will now be my full-time backback, not just my camera backpack. It's super durable and versatile.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By CLE

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Very uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

      This pack fit a surprising amount of gear, it was exactly what I needed to carry an HDSLR, 3 lenses, HVX and all accessories. The straps are incredibly uncomfortable however.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      perfect pack

      By mike g

      from albany, ny

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

        perfect fit for my gear and my back and for air travel

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Big Bag

        By DavidK331

        from Lyman, SC

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Travel

        Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

        Travel bag for 17" computer and Canon 7D and 40D. Fits alot of gear. Comfortable for short hikes. Sholder straps can get a little uncomfortable on long days. But all in all a good bag.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Step in the right direction

        By Photog

        from East TN

        About Me Casual Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Suspension
        • Large Capacity

        Cons

        • Difficult To Load

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

        Product will be used as intended--transporting digital photo equipment along with notebook computer and personal gear on aircraft.
        Product makes good use of lightweight but strong materials. Basic structural design is sound.
        Partition set has very limited flexibility; the mod kits are necessary to truly customize.
        Upper part of camera compartment lacks fabric that would enable installation of partitions there.
        Total dimensions are right on the borderline for carry-on airline baggage; may not make the passenger compartment on smaller aircraft.
        No stabilizer strap on hip belt.
        I would recommend with reservations.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The best backback ever

        By OMMM

        from Mazatlán, Mexico

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Large Capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Hikes
          • Extended Hikes
          • Heavy Loads
          • Light Loads
          • School
          • Travel
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

          I use this backpack for multiple and diverse things. For my professional video camera, a Sony HVR-Z7U and everything needed. Or when I travel with my canon eos 7d with lenses and my handycam canon vixiaHV30; or even for my daily life as a dancer and teacher that I need my computer, dancing clothes, my BOSE soundock system for my Ipod.
          Its perfect to put everything I need,take my bike and go to work.
          Another excelent use is for airflight travelling, you can put all your important equipment to carry onboard.
          The great thing is that its totally adaptable to all needs and its extremely light and at the same time resistant and strong enough to protect electronics.
          Its very comfortable due to the fact that it melts with your back and the weight is evenly distributed in the shoulders, the chest and the hips. The gecko straps really adapt to your torso.
          Really the best back pack ever.
          Thank you KATA

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          5.0

          A lot of Room

          By David

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Load
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack:

            I have 3 lenses and 3 camera bodies and I still have a lot of room for other equipment. it's nice to be able to have all of my equipment with me and room for any extra things that I may need. It's a little on the heavy side and a little bit uncomfortable around your shoulder blades but if you want something to be able to have everything you need in one spot i would recommend it.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist

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