Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds 2 DSLRs, 4 Lenses, Accessories
  • Holds up to a 500mm f/4 Lens
  • Holds 15" Laptop; MacBook Pro 17"
  • X-21 Sail Cloth Material/Tear-Resistant
  • Butterfly Flap Opening
  • Tuck-Away,Adjustable Foam Harness Straps
  • Removable Waist Belt / Vented Back Panel
  • Tripod Attachment
  • Top/Side Grab Handles
  • Rain Cover
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Gura Gear 22L+ overview

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The black Kiboko 22L+ Backpack from Gura Gear may not be as large as its big brother, the Kiboko 30L, but it still packs a big bang for your buck. With its capacity to hold two DSLRs, four lenses - one up to a 500mm f/4, plus accessories, this lightweight pack has one advantage over its larger sibling. The 22L+ has a separate pocket for a 15" laptop but can also accommodate some 17" laptops such as a 17" MacBook Pro. Kiboko recommends placing your camera bodies along the center spine of the bag but smaller DSLRs can be placed wherever it's convenient.

The exterior is made from the very same rugged VX-21 sail cloth material as the 30L and the customizable interior, with its soft dividers, allows you to configure the bag to suit your needs. VX-21 material is abrasion and tear-resistant and is used on some of the world's most celebrated America's Cup racing boats because of its strength and durability.

Kiboko's unique zippered butterfly flap design permits you full access to your gear without the need to unzip multiple pockets found on other backpacks. The central flap unzips to give you a complete view of your contents. It's also handy for storing the tuck-away harness and waist belt system. The zippers contain handy ring pulls that are quite useful especially when you're wearing gloves.

The harness system is wide, foam-filled, comfortable, fully adjustable and supported by an additional snap coupled sternum strap for added stability while walking or hiking. The back panel has been vented to provide enhanced air circulation and heat dissipation while on the move. The waist belt is also wide, adjustable and fully removable in case you aren't carrying a heavy load and require a lighter, less cumbersome pack. When not needed, both the straps and belt can be hidden within the central butterfly flap. To compensate for that, Kiboko provides both top and side grab handles for quick retrieval from a car, closet or luggage rack. A handy tripod attachment will come in handy for those long exposure or macro shots.

For inclement weather, a rain cover is included to completely enshroud the 22L+. Kiboko's fix it or replace it five-year warranty against manufacturer's defects is respectable. Its lighter weight design is a trade-off between similar packs that contain more padding that add weight and the 22L+'s lighter, more durable fabric that permits you to carry more gear but save on the overall weight of the pack.

Carries up to 15" laptop; some 17" also fit including the Macbook Pro 17"
Fits most DSLR bodies
Will accommodate up to a 500mm f/4.0 lens
Unique butterfly-style opening
Made from high-tech, durable, VX-21 sail cloth material
Tripod attachment
Comfortable, fully-functional harness
Removable waist belt
Removable rain cover
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 41.0" (104.1 cm)
In the Box
Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • Removable Waist Belt
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Gura Gear 22L+ specs

    Material Exterior: VX-21 sail cloth material
    Interior: Customizable, soft dividers
    Type of Closure Zippered central butterfly flap
    Snap couplers
    Exterior Dimensions 14.0 x 18.0 x 9.0" (35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm)
    Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Volume 22 Liters usable (1342.5 cu in)
    Tripod Holder Yes
    Waist Belt Yes - removable
    Carrying/Transport Options Contoured, adjustable harness system
    Top/side grab handles
    Weight 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
    Packaging Inforubvfwua
    Package Weight 5.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 14.25 x 10.5"

    Gura Gear 22L+ reviews

    Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag! I've never written a review, but I had to on the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+. I've got several different bags - sling bag, shoulder bag, other backpacks, but this holds everything and with room to spare. It's light weight, handles are sturdy and did I say plenty of room. I'm not light other photographers as I've sold all my heavy Nikon gear and switched to Olympus OMD EM5s. I have two of them with battery packs. I've got 5 lenses, filters, macro clamps, flash, cords, headlamp, etc. I basically keep one camera on each side and keep the longer lenses on one side and my shorter lenses on the other. I have a Benro tripod that fits nicely in the tripod pocket. This is a comfortable pack for a 5'1 female. This is definitely the best bag I've got!
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of capacity This holds more gear than the similarly-sized Tamrac expedition 7x, which it replaced. The two butterfly halves make it easy to pack a big lens on one side and lots of small lenses and other items on the other side. The biggest negative is that the harness system is not nearly as well designed as the equipment compartments. In particular, the waistband is somewhat skimpy and very difficult to cinch up. It would be a big improvement if the backpack was designed like a regular backpack.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down the best camera bag ever! I carry camera gear in the bush, on boats, in airports, often in very rough condition and my gear needs to stay safe. I have gone through alot of camera bags throughout the years and I am always making modifications to my bags, trying to come up with the best, most practical solution. This is the first bag that I won that I can really tell that it was designed by a real photographer, around the actual real needs of a working wildlife photographer. The bag is extremely rugged, yet surprisingly light, the exterior being made of the same material as the sails of my boat! The padding in the bag is sturdy, yet about half the width of the padding that comes with most camera bags. This makes it so that you can hold a lot of gear in the bag. They give you a whole pile of extra pads with the bad so you can custom configure the interior to your gear, and of you feel like extra protection, you can add double pads where needed. The butterfly configuration makes it so that you can work out of the bag in a very small confined space without having to spread out. Also since you can access your gear without opening the entire bags, you can keep your gear safer and more protected than in bags where you hav to open the entire bag each time you wish to access one piece of equipment. Also, I lolve that there is a solution to keeping dangling webbing straps out of the way on this bag; a very clever velcro fastener that allows you to roll up the extra webbing into a small roll. A seeminly small detail, but it makes a big difference when you move in environments where dangling straps snag. For airport travel, I love that I can tuck away the backpack harness system ito a zip compartment and put the bag on a travel trolley. As the bag has two sturdy handles, one on the top short end and one on the side, I can carry the bag easily suitcase style. The elastic tripod pocket is fortunately on the side of the bag, which, again, makes the bag easy to work out of. There are two large compartments in the Butterfly lids, that allow for storage and eacy access to all sorts of accessories. On teh inside of the lids, there are long accessory pockets that can either be used full length or dividen into two smaller pockets with a clever velcro divider. Between the hrness system and the main comaprtment there is a laptop holder poker which comfortably holds at least a 15 laptop, but probably a larger one too. One neat feature is that the raincover that comes with the bag is not attached to the bag (as it usually is in most camera bags). It has its own little pocket, but it can be completely removed, whenever you go somewhere where you know you won't need it or if yo need to use it to wrap som other piece of gear. I actually moved the raincover to the laptop compartment, and am using the raincover pocket for easy access to my keys and vallet instead. Simply put, this bag has everythin that you need to work and keep your gear safe. Its sturdy, yet light and very practical. All of the features in the bag are there for a good reason, and there is no extra irritating design just or looks BS to get in your way. This bag is a keeper that will stay with me for many years.In my opinion, it is a really good investment and I only wish I would have found it sooner.
    Date published: 2012-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really holds a lot of gear This bag by far holds the most gear of all my backpack bags. Example, 1dmkIV with Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport attached, 5DmkIII gripped with Canon 70-200 f2.8 is mkII attached, 24-70 2.8L II, 135 f2.0 L. That was the first time I used it and that wasn't even full. Great build. Only negative is it is the least comfortable backpack I own. The shoulder straps need to be thicker and much wider. Especially because it gets really heavy fast!
    Date published: 2015-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Search for Gear Pack Has Ended After trying many bags for traveling with DSLR camera, the search has been satisfied with the Kiboko 22L+! It is just enough room for two bodies and typical F2.8 lens (70-200, 24-70, 14-24) plus a 50mm F1.4 and a 300mm F4 with a little more room to spare. I like the compartments for organizing smaller items. This pack really incorporates a nice space for a 15 laptop when you need to travel with one. The butterfly opening is nice to access a fully rigged camera on one side and keep miscellaneous lenses separate and secure on the other.
    Date published: 2015-09-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have you been all my life??? I would like to start out by pointing out the things I do not like about this pack. 0. Okay, now on to the why I love this pack. It's light weight, with the fully adjustable shoulder and waist straps. The interior gear compartments are designed well, adjustable, and sufficiently padded. I can easily carry two full frame bodies, one mirror-less body, five lenses, and an assortment of camera straps, lens cleaning gear, extra batteries, and a plethora of needed accessories for on the go shooting.
    Date published: 2015-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My best photo bag ever Like most serious photographers, I have owned many camera bags, in my case probably several dozen over forty years. The include fancy leather kit bags, expanded belt sacs, expedition bags for my 4x5 gear, class canvas photo-journalism bags, and many others. The moment I unpacked my Kiboko 22L I saw it surpasses all those for anything less than a full-on expedition. In its compact carry-on format I comfortably fit two Canon 5D ii bodies, 14 f/2.8L, 16-35 f/4L, 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/4L, 100 f/2.8L macro, 1.4 iii extender, extensive Lee filter kit, incident and spot meters (yes, I use both), spare batteries, and other essentials. Sounds like a lot, and it is. But it all fits neatly in a flat, compact package which is easy to lift, carry, wear, and stow.I think the Kiboko bag is perfect for my field work searching for abstract composition were nature takes man's artifacts apart.
    Date published: 2014-11-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never buy this product again. Have bought the Kiboko 22L on Apr/12 and the Kiboko 30L on Feb/12. These two bags was badly damaged on the two sides of the pockets. Corresponded with Gura Gear and sent some photos of the damaged parts to Gura Gear and the responds from Gura Gear was :- Patrick, I apologize for the late replay. Thank you sending the pictures, I have spoken to the head of our repair team about this. It looks like the Kiboko 30L would be more expensive to repair than it would be to purchase a new one, or new bataflae 32L. The Kiboko 22L is repairable and would be between $40-$50 USD to repair. You would pay to have it shipped both ways. Please let me know what you would like to do. If you choose to send the 22L in, let me know so I can prepare an RMA number to send in with the bag, and start the proper process. We are here to answer any further questions. Thank you Guna Gear did not fulfil they product's warranty and the purchase. Sad and disappointed.
    Date published: 2015-09-04
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