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KataLighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Adjustable harness (4)
  • Easily accessible equipment (3)

Cons

  • Hard to access equipment (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Perfect for Minimalist.

By Cocomono

from Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Better Zippers Dividers

Best Uses

  • Small Cameras Lenses

Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

I carry my OMD-em5 with either 75mm attached or 17MM attached and there is room to store which ever lens is not attached. There is a wonderful balance and I find it perfect for riding a scooter or bicycle. I plan to buy another and house a OMD-em1 with a 12-40MM lens. To carry such versatility of lenses with so little weight is a dream come true. All bags involve trade offs and this bag or the pair offer me what I need, a very light carrying bag.

I formerly carried the Kata 16 sling with one or two DSLRs and that was functional but a little much for my body.

I do find the minature storage compartment has a tendency to open by itself
and I have dropped a battery without knowing it was open. The rain coat is small and does not cover the whole bag but I am willing to live with that as
I have come to enjoy minalism and the joy of not being chiropractor dependent.

One more star if pocket opening is solved and if another pocket was added. I would also like more flexibility in the way the divider moves.

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5.0

Great bag

By Big George

from Miami,Florida

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eng Work
    • Video

    Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

    A great small bag. I am using this bag to carry a spare battery, mike and p2 card for ENG work. Make life easier not having to carry a large bag with more gear than you need.

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    5.0

    great for NEX-6

    By Darkman

    from Montana

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

      I needed a small pack for my nex-6 that is easy to get into on the go and this pack does it!

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      3.0

      not to big

      By jpeg

      from brooklyn, ny

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness

      Cons

      • Hard To Access Equipment
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

        if you have a d7000 or bigger this bag is too small for you.
        because of the design the zipper always gets stuck at the curb part.
        the strap feels like its gonna break but it will hold

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        3.0

        Pretty good...

        By rvm4

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Hard To Access Equipment

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

        Bought this to carry my Lumix FZ200. It's the perfect size and the moveable divider has just enough Velcro to create a small space for extra batteries and a very small tripod. But... The rain cover. The rain cover is not attached in anyway and trying to figure out what the small clip is for left me scratching my head. It doesn't line up with any of the equally baffling small loops on the exterior of the bag. And where am I supposed to store it? There's a small pocket on the bag that, in the picture, shows storage for a filter. I guess that's where I'll put the rain cover thus making that pocket useless for anything else.

        As mentioned, there ar small loops at various places on the exterior of the bag. What for? They don't seem to serve any purpose and Kata makes no mention of what they think you'll use them for.

        And, the zipper. It's got two zipper pulls so you can open the bag completely but they're not connected so you still have to unzip each separately. Might as well just have one zipper pull that does the whole job.

        All that said, the strap and the carrying position are excellent.

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        3.0

        Nice concept, but needs some refinement

        By Big Bend Hiker

        from Terlingua, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Hard To Access Equipment

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

        I really like the way this bag hangs on the body. Because of the way the straps attach and shape of the bag, it hugs your torso well and does not protrude very far. It does not swing around when you walk or swing out from your body when you bend over. It also works well under a backpack when hiking.

        However there are two things that keep it from being useful for me. The first is the divider, it attaches by velcro and only a portion of the interior mates with it. Consequently, you can't move it very far and my FZ200 is a tight fit in the bag. Secondly, it's got a dual zipper on top and no secondary velcro flap, so quick access is impossible. So whenever you want to take the camera out to take a picture, you have to undo both zippers, or one zipper all the way around.

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        5.0

        Nice, Light, and Easy to Carry

        By FrankLee

        from Washington D.C.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

            This camera bag is perfect for holding my Nikon P500 when I do not feel like carrying my big DSLR. Do not expect this bag to hold much per its design. It holds the camera, and perhaps a small flash or your phone. There is a small side pocket for some change/bills or for an extra small battery. Ample padding which adds to the lightness of the bag but I would not say that it is well padded. The shoulder strap is comfortable and light as well and is durable for non-physical activities such as sightseeing. Keep in mind that this bag was designed to be light and small. Do not expect it to be ultra durable and/or hold more gear than it was designed for.

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            4.0

            Comfortable and lightweight

            By BB

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Not Enough Pockets

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage

            Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

            I use this as a minimalist torso pack for my NEX-7. With the kit 18-55mm lens, the camera fits nicely in the front of the pack and there's enough room for a small flash (Sony HVL-20AM), a spare battery, a remote, and a second small lens.

            Despite being lightweight, it offers pretty good protection. Also, the shoulder strap is quite comfortable and cool.

            I'll definitely get a lot of use out of this since it's easy to pack and carries just enough for a day outing with family and/or friends. All-in-all a nice little camera bag.

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            5.0

            small, handy - exactly what I needed

            By Anto

            from Montréal, QC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage

              Comments about Kata LighTri-310 DL Digital Torso-Pack:

              Perfect for a small camera with a couple of lenses (Sony nex 5). Super light, quick to access when you want to change lenses. The opening is good when you want to access your stuff, but you have to be carefull because it can let things drop if you don't pay attention.

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