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Vanguard Havana 48-Backpack (Blue)

BH #VAHAVANA48BL • MFR #HAVANA 48BL
Vanguard Havana 48-Backpack (Blue)
Key Features
  • Holds DSLR, 2-3 Lenses, Flash & Tripod
  • Interior Compartment for 15" Laptop
  • Zippered Insert & 2 Removable Dividers
  • Front Compartment with Memory Pouch
Whether you're hiking on country hills or urban valleys and everywhere in between, the khaki Havana 48 Backpack from Vanguard will hold and protect your DSLR camera with attached lens, 2-3 extra lenses, flash unit, accessories, tripod, and a 15" laptop. The bag features three zippered compartments – a top front compartment compartment for personal items such as clothing, books, and snacks, a side compartment for your laptop, and a lower front compartment for storing the removable photo insert or additional personal items.
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Vanguard Havana 48 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Holds
  • 3Compartments
  • 4Insert
  • 5Exterior Pockets
  • 6Interior Pockets
  • 7Memory Card Pouch
  • 8Shoulder Harness
  • 9Tripod Holder

Whether you're hiking on country hills or urban valleys and everywhere in between, the khaki Havana 48 Backpack from Vanguard will hold and protect your DSLR camera with attached lens, 2-3 extra lenses, flash unit, accessories, tripod, and a 15" laptop. The bag features three zippered compartments – a top front compartment compartment for personal items such as clothing, books, and snacks, a side compartment for your laptop, and a lower front compartment for storing the removable photo insert or additional personal items.

The front of the zippered lower compartment folds down to facilitate access to the photo insert. The insert is held in place with touch-fastening fabric and features both a zippered lid and a top handle. Simply remove the insert to free up space for everyday excursions which don't involve photography.

The top front of the backpack features a zippered pocket for storing small items such as a map, brochure, or coins. Below this pocket is a larger zippered pocket with a key lanyard, removable rain cover, and room for a cellphone, wallet, and other small items. On the right side of the backpack is an exterior, slip-in pocket with a drawstring for a water bottle. The left side of the backpack features an identical pocket for holding a tripod or monopod bottom.

The Havana 48 can be carried by its top handle or adjustable, padded shoulder harness. A center chest strap connects the shoulder harness straps for improved stability. The back of the backpack is padded for comfort and support. And for improved interior visibility when locating gear in low light, the inside of the backpack is made of light gray 150D polyester and velvet.

Holds

  • One DSLR with lens attached
  • 2-3 extra lenses
  • Flash unit
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Water bottle
  • Accessories such as memory cards, cables, battery, smart phone and charger
  • 15" laptop
  • Personal items such as clothing, books, and snacks

Compartments

  • Top, front zippered compartment for clothing, snacks, books, and personal items
  • A side zippered compartment for an up to 15" laptop
  • Lower, front zippered compartment which folds down for easy insert storage and removal

Insert

  • Padded, zippered insert with top handle for storing and organizing photo gear
  • 2 padded dividers with touch-fastening fabric

Exterior Pockets

  • 1 top, front zippered pocket for passport, transit schedules, and other small items
  • 1 lower, front zippered compartment for rain cover, key lanyard, smartphone, pens, and other small items
  • 2 side pockets with drawstring close for water bottle on left side and tripod or monopod base on right side

Interior Pockets

  • Front, top compartment features a rear, slip-in pocket for a smartphone, wallet, passport and similar small items

Memory Card Pouch

  • 1 memory card pouch sewn inside the front wall of the front compartment and features 2 clear, slip-in pockets with a touch-fastening flap

Shoulder Harness

  • Adjustable, padded shoulder harness
  • Chest strap connects shoulder harness straps for stability

Tripod Holder

  • Exterior loop on right side of bag for securing the top of a tripod or monopod
  • Lower slip-in pocket for holding the bottom of a tripod or monopod
UPC: 026196348627

Vanguard Havana 48 Specs

Water ResistanceRain Cover
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.9 x 13.2 x 2.4"

Vanguard Havana 48 Reviews

WONDERFUL BACKPACK

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

IT LIGHT ,STRONG, AND THE POCKETS AND PLACES FOR CAMERAS AND LENSES ARE PLACED PERFECT FOR MY USES. THE STRAP FOR WAIST COULD BE WIDER AND MORE ROBUST BUT IT'S OK.

nice second camera bag

By Malcolm
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

not sure what good the chest straps are as they are too short, Found space for 2 panasonic cameras and their lens... So I am happy

The Perfect Backpack

By Jorge
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

I've been using this bag to carry around a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II with 3 lenses and two film backs plus filters and film and there's still space for a candy bar or your phone or what-have-you. The camera insert is bigger than the Havana 48, the straps are padded and comfortable, and the tripod side pocket works very well with the included straps for stability. Perhaps the laptop compartment takes up more space than it needs to, but people who carry around laptops would definitely appreciate it. My one complain is I wish it was canvas, but this bag so far has met all my needs.

Perfect for Fujifilm X-T4

By Amanda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-08

I bought the Vanguard Havana 48-Backpack for my new Fujifilm X-T4. This backpack has ample room for my camera with a lens attached and room for one to two more lenses. The backpack fits my tripod perfectly on the side and has room on the other side for a large water bottle (it fits my 36 oz Yeti water bottle). The backpack has additional space in the top for extra gear and a laptop sleeve on the back. I have used this backpack several times for night beach shoots and it easily fit all my gear, as well as snack, beach towel, and flashlight. I love that this backpack can convert to a traditional style backpack by removing the camera compartment in the bottom. I have already used this backpack several times to bring my camera and gear on day hikes and it is very comfortable. Aside from the functionality of the backpack, it is also very attractive - it fits my style perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase!

Love it but a bit small

By Andres
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-24

I don’t give 5 stars because the camera bag is a bit smaller than my expectations. I guess it fits the description of you have only small lenses but I love the bag. I bought it because I needed a dual purpose bag for camera and personal stuff when I travel but I expected the bag not to be as nice as it it. It looks better than in the photos and has multiple pockets with great built quality.

Perfect!

By Normand
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-03

In February 2020 I bought the Havana 41 which I liked for its compactness and look. The location for the camera was quite limited but still ok. However the harness was a bit short and therefore less comfortable for a 6 feet and 200 pounds guy. It was more suited for a girl or a small man. Now with the Havana 48 I found the perfect bag for the comfort of the harness, longer and wider. The space for the camera is a little bit bigger (about 2 inches more). The padding is better than on the 41 but as I don't use all the dividers I've installed them on the bottom for more padding. The space for personal effects is also bigger. The harnesses are well stocked with straps for camera straps and accessories and also on the side for the tripod. The side pockets are large enough for water bottles and are also more sturdy than the 41 model. The camera access system on the front of the backpack is not the best in my opinion, I prefer the one on the back but as there is never a perfect backpack I can compromise without any problem to have a backpack of this quality of manufacture, comfort and the not a camera bag look. This bag will definitely replace my old Lowpro Hatchback 250 for hiking and travelling! The 41 I gave it to my daughter and she is very happy.

Disappointing

By Simon
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

I have been looking for sometime to replace my worn-out Tenba Shootout. Thought this Vanguard Havana was it. But after trying to arrange my accessories I find that this backpack, like so many, is severely lacking in storage pockets. Furthermore the straps are thin and cut into my shoulders and the waist band instead of helping to distribute the load is more like an anti-sway strap.. I can say that the external open pockets for carrying a tripod and a drinking vessel are stronger than the flimsy net pockets on the Tenba Shootout but that is really the sole redeeming feature. As a temporary solution I had some airline travel pouches that I co-opped to hold spare batteries in one and another for lens hoods and a graduated panning plate. Would I recommend this back pack - no, not if you carry a lot of ancillary equipment and need pockets to keep everything well organized.

Just about perfect

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I use this with a Nikon Z5, 2 lenses, filters. Top compartment is big enough for a change of clothes; if you need to carry more gear you could easily add a drop-in padded divider in the top. Pros: Comfortable; this pack has top cinch straps which let you tighten the pack against your shoulders after you put it on (many packs lack this); well made zippers; plenty of compartments; tripod and water bottle side pouches are not the typical mesh material - both sides are made with the backpack material so I would expect them to hold up much better over time. Nice to have the rain cover Cons: it could use some extra padding on the bottom as a safeguard in case you accidentally set the bag down 'hard'. I added my own by putting a sheet of 1 foam pad inside under the removable gear pouch.

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