Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling (Black)

Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling (Black)

Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling (Black)

B&H # VAQUO44 MFR # QUOVIO 44
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Product Highlights

  • For Pro DSLR,Grip,Lens, 3-5 Extra Lenses
  • Holds up to a 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens, iPad
  • Converts Backpack to Daypack to Sling
  • Tuck-Away Backpack Strap for Sling Use
  • Plenty of Accessory Storage Options
  • Holds Tripod / Quick Adjustment Straps
  • Accessory Pouch / Memory Cards,Batteries
  • Movable Interior Divider System
  • Water-Resistant Bottom/Zippers with Tabs
  • Includes Rain Cover
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Vanguard QUOVIO 44 overview

  • 1Description

The black Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling from Vanguard is a full-sized pack that holds a full load of gear. Within the pack's customizable interior, you can store your pro DSLR with grip and lens attached (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), 3-5 extra lenses, two flash units and a host of accessories. There's also a separate compartment for your iPad or similar sized tablet. Strap your tripod to the side using Vanguard's Quick Adjustment Straps.

The Quovio 44's most intriguing feature is that it is three bags in one. Ostensibly, it's a backpack but can readily be changed to either a daypack or sling bag. To convert to a sling bag, merely tuck in one of the pack's backpack straps and use the remaining strap over your shoulder with your gear being available from the front or side with one easy zipper. The interior contains padded movable dividers that cushion your equipment. If you remove all the dividers, you have one large storage space that serves as your daypack. Irrespective of how you use the pack, your gear will be held safely and remain accessible.

The exterior of the Quovio 44 is made from a combination of polyester and nylon. The interior is also polyester but contains a velvet lining that helps guard your gear from scratches. The bottom is water-resistant since this is definitely a location bag. To that end, Vanguard includes a rain cover to completely cover the pack when the weather turns against you.

There's plenty of room for accessories such as memory cards, batteries and cables in the 44's accessory pouch. A snap coupled waist belt provides added stability and balance while out in the field. The backpack straps have a sternum strap to add even more stability. Topping off the Quovio 44 is a top grab handle that will come in handy when retrieving the pack from your car or luggage rack. The pack comes with a limited lifetime warranty from Vanguard.

Multiple ways to carry; use in backpack, daypack or sling-style, Quick Adjustment Straps for tripod, waist belt, top carry handle
Tuck-away one backpack strap and the pack can be used sling-style
Separate iPad pocket
Well-padded interior divider system
Zippers with pull tabs
Accessories pouch for memory cards, batteries
Water-resistant bottom
Includes rain cover
Compatibility
Backpack mode: One Pro DSLR with grip and lens attached (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), 3-5 extra lenses, two flash units, accessories (memory cards, cables, battery and charger), iPad or similar sized tablet, tripod
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 40.6" (103.1 cm)
In the Box
Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling (Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • Accessory Pouch
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vanguard QUOVIO 44 specs

    Features Tablet Pocket
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Sling Strap, Sternum Strap, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Exterior
    Exterior Dimensions 11.75 x 10.6 x 18.25" / 29.8 x 26.9 x 46.4 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon, Polyester
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 9.5 x 7.9 x 16.4" / 24.1 x 20.1 x 41.7 cm
    Interior Material Polyester, Velvet
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 10.0 x 9.5"

    Vanguard QUOVIO 44 reviews

    Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pretty handy pack I have been looking for a good alternative for my Hasselblad 500CM. Not too big, but more convenient than my old camera bag. A bit of a struggle getting everything packed in, but I expected this, as I did not want a huge pack. I particularly liked the top access to the camera body. So far, this seems the exact size I need, with excellent padding. The only problem I had was conforming the interior to my particular use; it took a significant amount of massaging. There is a bit of wasted space in the use of the inserts. It would be convenient if the main zipper would go an inch lower on both sides.
    Date published: 2015-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design, Quality Materials First, some background. I'm an overweight 6'1, cubicle-dwelling, office geek who loves to take pictures. I was looking for a backpack-style camera bag to take on a 8-day vacation to Disney World in Florida. No, that's not a photo safari to Africa or trekking in the back woods of British Columbia. It's normal, family tourist stuff. The requirements were that the bag had to be comfortable, hold all of my gear, and be very quick to open, get what I need, set up my camera, and take the shot. When you're wandering around a park with your wife, mother-in-law, and two active boys, they don't really have the patience to have you digging through a poorly designed bag. Also, for security reasons (and to avoid being a jerk to fellow tourists), Disney has maximum sizes for bags and backpacks. This bag was about as big as they technically allow. (I saw people with bigger bags, but official policy is for one about this size.)After a week of hauling around the gear below, I can say that the bag easily carried all of my gear comfortably. I wasn't overly cautious nor abusive, but the bag looks as perfect as the day it arrived. I had two very small loose strings on a couple of pull tabs that were fixed with a cigarette lighter. The only downside is the top strap (which repositions to the side) seems to easily come undone. I fixed it with some paracord, so it only comes undone when I want it to. I also rigged another mount on the side for the monopod. (a piece of velcro and a sliding bit of paracord on the bottom.)I didn't find the cup for the tripod to be useful at all, so essentially ignored it. I tried mounting my big Vanguard Tracker 4, but it was comically large and didn't mount well. The few times I used the big tripod, I didn't attempt to mount it. I did try prior to the trip, but I didn't find a convenient way to carry a large tripod. Unless you're some kind of rigging genius (I'm not) or have a sherpa / 10 year old to carry it, get a smaller tripod for the trip.I also found the instructions on various ways to carry the pack to be difficult to understand. I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to wear it other than as a backpack. I also tried using the side load configuration, but it didn't seem all that helpful. Loading from the top seemed to be a better method and I essentially ignored the side opening.A slightly deeper back pocket would have been very helpful, along with some pen loops or other interior organizing. On the outside, I found plenty of loops and places to attach carabiners, so you can rig this pretty much as you want. All said and done, I'd rate this as a 9.8 out of 10. For the size, it is very well laid out, flexible, uses high quality, wear resistant materials, and is assembled well. I suspect this will last for years. Finally, other than having tripods and monopods hanging on the side, the pack does not scream, Hey, I'm a valuable camera bag. Come steal me. It's pretty subtle. Great bag!Here's what I carried:Body:Canon 70DVello Battery Grip + AA Battery MagazineLensesCanon 18-135mm STM Lens (my primary go-to lens. Man this one rocks!)Canon 50mm 1.8 Prime (another great--and cheap--lens)Canon EFS 55-250mmSigma 70-300mm DFS MacroHoods:Canon EW-73B (for the 18-135mm)Generic 58mm rubber hoodGeneric 58mm deep cup-type hood for Sigma lensFlash:Canon Speedlite 430EXIIMisc: Promaster 4964 Intervalometer / RF Remote & cableWestern Digital 2 TB USB 3.0 HDOptech Rainsleeve (2)Cleaning brushManuals for 70D and FlashMisc. cables4X SDHC / SDXC cards8 pack of AA batteries8 pack of AAA batteriesPRO TEC Less-Stress Ballistic Neoprene Camera Neck Strap (Very versatile and extremely comfortable.)Low quality generic hotshoe shotgun mic that needs to be crushed and melted67mm Filters:Tiffen CPL, 3 ND's (0.6, 0.9, 1.2)Canon UV58mm Filters:2 consumer-grade CPL's and UV's collected over the years (4 total)4 macro diopter lenses (+1, +2, +4, +10)Strapped to the outside:Vanguard ABEO CM-284 Carbon Fiber Monopod w/ Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head (Amazingly strong and light. About 1.2 lbs total)Vanguard ALTA + 264AP 4-SECTION ALUMINUM TRIPOD (A great travel tripod)
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Versatile Backpack I was looking for a smaller (than my LowePro AW) backpack to use for hiking and all around use. The build quality is great, all the zippers work well and everything fits together well. The cushioning seems like it will protect my gear good. I like how it's a little less wide than my other LowePro which makes it comfortable on my back. and less restrictive when climbing over big rocks.You can divide the top and bottom to hold camera gear in the bottom and stuff like sunglasses and food in the top. It comes with a mesh bag to hold stuff in the top area also. The side access isn't as easy as some others but I don't use it that often and it's not that bad, just not as good as some others.
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine bag Very well-made bag, keeps the gear well protected, holds a lot without the bag itself being too large. Lots of flexibility in how you structure the storage compartment. Will serve me well.
    Date published: 2013-07-10
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