Kata T-214 Torso-Pack

Kata T-214 GDC Torso-Pack Sling Case - for SLR Camera or Camcorder with Accessories (Black)

Kata T-214 GDC Torso-Pack Sling Case - for SLR Camera or Camcorder with Accessories (Black)

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Kata KT T-214 Overview

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The Kata T-214 GDC (Global Digital Collection) Torso-Pack is designed to keep a digital or film SLR or camcorder in quick-draw position. The pack enables frontal carrying or on your back, and change the position even while on the go. The lid is secured by a wide "hook & loop" fastener and a side release buckle, and one pull allows for a quick full opening of the parallel zipper set. It uses TST (Thermo Shield Technology) to provide a level of protection against shock, vibration and impact. The shape of the main compartment adjusts to fit your gear and can be divided into two sections. There are additional pockets that will store accessories.

Nylon sling bag for film or digital SLR camera or camcorder with accessories.
Designed to keep an SLR camera camcorder in quick-draw position
Enables front or back carrying without weighing on your neck
EPH (Ergonomic Photo System) is a modular and versatile accessory system. It allows you to adjust the configuration of the bag by attaching up to 3 EPH system accessory products.
TST (Thermo-Shield-Technology) protects the equipment while creating an extremely light product. The outer surface of the TST is thermo-formed in a protective "ribshape" construction. It is a double cord, water and dust proof, high tenacity and abrasion-resistance fabric. Underneath is a cross-linked, closed cell PE+EVA shield that provides insulation from cold, heat and moisture as well protection from impact and shock.
Pockets;
  • Adjustable front pocket
  • Cell phone pouch
  • Flat rear pocket
Compartments;
  • Main compartment can be divided into 3 sections
In the Box
Kata T-214 GDC Torso-Pack Sling Case - for SLR Camera or Camcorder with Accessories (Black)
  • 3 x EPH Connectors
  • Back Support System
  • 2 x Dividers
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Kata KT T-214 Specs

    Material Exterior: TST (Thermo-Shield-Technology) is thermo-formed nylon in a protective "ribshape" construction. It is a double cord, water and dust proof, high tenacity and abrasion-resistance fabric.
    Interior: Cross-linked, closed cell PE+EVA shield that provides insulation from cold, heat and moisture as well protection from impact and shock.
    Type of Closure Parallel zipper
    Buckle
    "Hook and Loop" closure
    Exterior Dimensions 15.7 x 6.2 x 15.7" (40 x 16 x 40 cm) (LxWxH)
    Interior Dimensions 11.8 x 5.5 x 9.8" (30 x 14 x 25 cm) (LxWxH)
    Tripod Holder No
    Accommodates Film or digital SLR camera with lens and accessories
    Camcorder and accessories
    Carrying/Transport Options Diagonal shoulder strap
    Weight 1.1 lb (500 g)

    Kata KT T-214 Reviews

    T-214 Torso-Pack is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome travel backpack! I really like how this product keeps your hands free, but it is a little cumbersome to put on and sometimes gets confusing. I love the protection and functionality of it, but when you have a backpack on, you can't have this on too, so you have to carry it. There is no handle to carry, so it is verrrrry akward to carry in your hands and gets in the way. The pockets are a little tight without having small fingers. The reason I chose the backpack was because of the quality and that it didn't look like an average photography bag so no one can tell that I'm carrying around expensive equipment. Aside from not having a handle and small pockets, I am very satisfied.
    Date published: 2010-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The fast draw I have used Lowepro before, this is the first time I am using a Kata product, It fits my EOS D30 body,70-200mm 2.8, 28-70 2.8, 10-22 lenses along with 550 ExII flash in its case along with instruction guides, cables, couple of 77mm filters without any problem, This is the first time I am using a sling bag hence little weight on my shoulders, my other bags include Lowepro AW magnum, Lowepro Back pack computer case, Lowepro Micro 100 back pack and Cullman bag, One thing I can say the construction is top notch, and I can fit all my required gear and carry without any problem
    Date published: 2008-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sling pack for prosumer gear I got this pack specifically to carry my Nikon D200/70-200 f2.8 combo. Though not endorsed by Kata, this combo does fit and the zipper does close fully. This doesn't leave a lot of excess room, but it does work in a pinch if you need a small camera bag. This is my first 'sling' style bag, and I'm not entirely comfortable with it yet. It still feels awkward switching shoulders to go from backpack to front pack, and I can't get to any of the zippered stash pockets without completely removing it. It is a very versital pack, and is now my standard day/hike/around-town bag.
    Date published: 2008-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well thought out ergonomic design I use it for street photography or when I want to travel light. It sits well on my back and slides quickly to my chest for quick camera draw. Surprisingly it has enough room for my D300 with a 17-35mm zoom on with a hood attached, an extra card, card reader, portable external drive, extra battery, battery charger, USB and charger cables. The design is very ergonomic and the gear protection is well thought out. The main compartment is configurable. It also has 2 external pockets. I use one for a portable external drive and cables. The other one is against your back and is good only for tickets, thin book or papers. My only beef is it has too many straps hanging around. Hence my 4 stars
    Date published: 2008-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from super camera pack I shoot events professionally, and of course, hike with my camera as well. This pack can ride on one's back or in front, and transfers between easily for quick access to gear without putting down the pack. The best thing is that I can load my D-80 with the 2.8 80-200mm lens attached, AND my D-70 with the wide angle lens attached, grips up, ready to go. Getting into the pack is quick, and reloading the cameras and zipping up quick as well. And with the above-mentioned cameras in the pack, I also have room inside the main compartment for 2 more items, e.g. I select from: a flash, another small lens, stack of filters, etc. Plus, there are 3 pockets on this pack that I wasn't expecting: a thin zippered pocket on the front about 4x10, a 3x6 buckle-closure pocket on the side (likely for cell phone, but I keep a spare battery and a hard 4-memory-card case in it), and then triangular zippered pocket covering the whole back (against your body) that'll expand a bit to hold, in my case, snacks and a hat or bandana. The yellow lining inside makes finding things easier, and when I leave it in a corner where it might get stepped on, I never doubt the padding will do its job. The only problem I've had with this pack is that the dual-zipper pull into the main compartment is joined by a tiny plastic buckle, and about half the time, I accidentally unbuckle it as I zip/unzip. I'll be removing that buckle to put a ring through the two ends so it stays joined.
    Date published: 2008-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect bag I got to use my new KATA T-214 on a trip to Southern California. I carried a Pentax K10d, 18-55DA, 50-200DA, 28-85FA, Promaster flash, ball head clamp, batteries, SD cards, card reader, M&Ms and paper notes. All was easily accessible. There was enough room to use the bag as a shelf while changing lenses, leaving everything inside the bag edge. The carrying weight was very well distributed and the securing strap held the bag tightly against my back. I'm a large guy (240 lbs) and all the adjusting straps had over a foot of extra length. At the bottom of the bag are extra buckles that fit my Giotto monopod carrying bag. Why not perfect? The included battery and card pouch is too small to hold my spares and card reader. The outside cellphone? pocket is too tight to easily use. and the securing front strap is a little annoying when not attached. An extra receiver buckle to cinch it down in front would be helpful. This is a great bag, the best I've tried. I recommend it highly
    Date published: 2009-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best camera bag I have ever owned or tri I cant say enough good things about this bag. It is supper comfortable to where both on the back and in front. I just got back from a two day photography trip where I carried this back around outside in sunny 80-90 degree weather with my Wolverine hard drive, Digital SLR camera, two lenses (300mm and 70mm telephotos), a six filters, a case of CF cards, a mirror attachment, cell phone, wallet, granolas bars and extra batteries. In the past I use to have a sore shoulder for a day or two after a 8 hour outing but after this two day outing no sore shoulders at all. For me that makes this product worth every cent. But it doesn't stop there. Its structure and padding make me feel extremely conferrable with the security of my equipment inside it. The construction of the side of the pack that lays against your body is done so that it does not make you feel hot in fact it is hardly noticeable that you are carrying it. In some of the reviews I read people complained about all the extra clips and accessory belts it has but I see no problems with them, haven't really needed them but having them wasn't an issue either (and one day I may use them, you never knew). When the back is pulled around from the back to the front carrying position it is a smooth transition and once in front gives you complete and access to the inside with a wide easy view opening. When it is on your back you don't have to worry about the zippers opening because the main double zipper opening has both Velcro and a clip at the end of the flap to help hold it closed. Also the bag is not so bulky that you are bumping people with it, an issue I had with the over the shoulder bag I was using before. Lastly I am a heavy set person and was concerned about the fit of this bag... no need to worry about that.. the bag has many adjustments to make it fit you perfectly and still function properly. Buy this bag and you will never change bags again.
    Date published: 2008-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY ACCESS I own several packs, but wanted an easy access one for skiing with a 70-200 2.8 attached to the camera body. This is the answer. Great for skiing or any activity where you want to carry it on your back, yet allow for quick easy access. Only issue is the strap configuration. The 1 support strap is difficult to buckle behind your right hip, especially in a ski jacket. I added a quick release female to the slide 1 strap on the front, and added a male to the cut end, so now I can have the 1 support strap be removed completely, or attach it at the chest or at the right hip. When skiing, I attach it at the hip and then have it hang on the right side when I access the pack. When I slide it the pack onto my back, I can reach down to my right leg, grab the strap and buckle it securely at the chest and tighten. Kata would be wise to make that change on future models. There are a lot of buckles out there, so be certain to get the Rock Lockster.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
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