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CrumplerKashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Brick)
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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    4.0

    Good for a quick and run

    By Viking

    from Doha, Qatar

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Brick):

      I wanted a messenger-type bag and was evaluating many options, including this and the Crumpler 6-million bag, until this came on sale on B&H about a week or two ago. After receiving my bag I tried fitting the 70-200/2.8, the 5D3 with 24-70/2.8 attached and 580 EX flash. The 70-200/2.8 fits very tight on the side compartment, not cumbersome to extract and insert it but it's not easy either. In the center compartment I managed to put my 5D3 with 24-70/2.8 attached (also a little tight) and the other remaining compartment the flashgun. My only gripe is that I needed to removed the hood from both lenses to be able to insert them. Construction materials, finish and padding are really good, as good as or better to other good bags brands.I bought to use it for a day-trip, to travel light and to have a bag which doesn't scream "expensive camera gear inside" and it serves me well for this purpose.

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      3.0

      Well constructed, too tight for mytaste.

      By Harleybob

      from Northern Wisconsin

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Brick):

        This bag is very well constructed, but too tight for my personal taste. I have a Nikon D7100 with an 18-140zoom, along with a 35mmf1.8 and a flash. The literature says that it will fit an ipad, but my ipad air is a very tight squeeze. Everything does fit, it is just too tight for me, an extra half to three quarters of an inch would have made it perfect. On the positive side, I really like the side pockets.

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        5.0

        Nice day bag

        By Mack

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Brick):

        Love the bag. It is very handy when I only need one camera and lens. I have larger bags for travel but this bag is a quick load for a day trip

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        5.0

        LOVE my Kashgar Outpost

        By Betsy B

        from New England, USA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy access
        • Good Layout
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Travel

          Comments about Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Brick):

          After reading/watching dozens of bag reviews, I still wasn't overly enthused about my 3 top choices (all messengers). Fortunately I stumbled on this Kashgar Outpost on sale. Unlike a messenger, it stands up firmly without sagging outward in the middle, but it's still narrow- doesn't stick out too far from your body. It's not padded on top, but also unlike a messenger, the sides extend above the back of your camera & are firm enough to protect it if something fell across the top of the bag when you put it down. Like all of Crumpler's products, it's super durable and well made- I won't worry about my gear when I'm out in the woods on a wet day. This might be a tight fit for the largest full-frame DSLRs, but it's perfect for my medium-sized Nikon. In the main part of the bag now- 5200 body with 135mm attached, 10-24mm lens (which is wide and heavy), 55mm f1.2, speedlight, and filter wallet. I could swap out either of the lenses for my big old 300mm with no problem, but it would be a tight squeeze if I had an iPad in there, too, I think. The large front flap pocket doesn't unzip all the way to the bottom on the sides, so anything you stuff in there doesn't fall out- very sensible design. My mini tripod fits easily in that space. I know it's odd, but I especially appreciate the layout of that front pocket- 1 big pocket in back- fits my HTC phone in its bulky Ballistic case, 1 good-sized webbing pocket- would hold cordless charger & two Nikon batteries, two pen pockets, 1 other pocket- would fit an iPhone, notepad, or biz cards. Two roomy end pockets, currently holding a Pelican card case in one and a 12" collapsible circular reflector- which was a little bit of a squeeze with it still in its zippered case, no problem without. The end flaps close with Velcro- the only Velcro on the bag- but the pocket flaps are a good design: even if you don't use the Velcro, they stay cupped safely over the pockets (same as the top flap). The strap is very heavy-duty webbing, wider than average, sewn on, and with extremely comfortable (removable) padding. The short handle is attached at the same spot, so you can lift the bag without worrying if the top flap is buckled. That's another thing- since there's only one front buckle, it's a good one- much thicker than the norm. The ONLY negative for me is that the inside dividers are stiff and kind of rough on the skin of my hands in winter (Stop laughing, I can't help it!), but the stiff dividers are also one of the bag's best features- they do a great job of protecting my gear. They're a design I haven't run into before- most of them have a built-in curve. When you fold the two tallest sections down, they stay folded over your lenses and support the front of your camera on top- very smart. Really, there's nothing I don't like about this bag. The "Brick" color is not a flashy neon orange. It's kind of a dark prison-jumpsuit orange. At least on my monitor, the B&H photo shows it accurately. Since I'm sick of boring black bags, I love that, too!

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          5.0

          Solid Bag

          By starky

          from Connecticut

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Durable
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Travel

            Comments about Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Rifle Green):

            It's a good size bag, that can fit a large DSLR with lens, and 2 extra lenses, or lens and flash. Very well designed and built. I bought this bag as a smaller bag to carry around instead of backpack.

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