Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Backpack (Gray)

Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Backpack (Gray)

Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Backpack (Gray)

B&H # GUB18G MFR # GG26-2
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Product Highlights

  • For DSLR, Medium Format, Video Cameras
  • For 300mm f/2.8, Hood Reversed, & Collar
  • Dedicated 15" Laptop, Tablet/iPad Pocket
  • Nylon/Polyurethane, PVC-Free
  • Water-Repellent YKK Zippers
  • Multiple Int/Ext Store Pockets, Key Fob
  • Multiple Tripod Connection Points
  • MOLLE Compatible Attachment Points
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps, Waist Belt
  • Storage Bag, Combo Rain Fly/Ground Cloth
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Gura Gear 18L Overview

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Transport and protect your photography equipment with the gray Bataflae 18L Backpack from Gura Gear. Store your standard or pro DSLR, medium format, or video camera, as well as a 300mm f/2.8 lens with hood reversed and lens collar attached, or a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached to a body. In addition, there's a dedicated pocket for your 15" laptop, tablet, or iPad.

Gura Gear includes their MOLLE side strap system that allows you to attach your tripod or monopod in any one of multiple locations. Moreover, quick-hook side straps give you the freedom to attach additional pouches and equipment on the exterior of the pack.

The pack comes with a very useful rain fly that also doubles as a ground cloth for when you're shooting nature or simply need to remove the pack in marginal weather. The handles are all riveted for extra strength, and the adjustable shoulder straps are quite comfortable. The zippers are all color-coded, YKK water-repellent and come with pulls that are easy to use when you're wearing gloves.

The front of the pack has two full-length exterior pockets that can be used for ID, tickets, passport, or other travel documents. No need to search through the interior for papers you need rapid access to. These pockets are also large enough for a jacket, snack, or book. Inside, the divider system is padded and movable, giving you the opportunity to arrange and organize your gear as you see fit. The interior also has multiple mesh pockets for all small stuff that normally gets lost in the bottom of traditional packs.

The shoulder straps are supplied with extra strong buckles. For construction, the pack is made from a durable combination of nylon and polyurethane. It also includes padded air mesh and an additional nylon lining. Extra features include an exterior water bottle pocket, key fob, expandable exterior mesh pocket, touch-fastened strap keepers, and a lockable main compartment. When the bag is not needed, it comes with a very handy storage bag to protect it from dust and dirt. The pack comes with Gura Gear's 5-year ultimate warranty for the workmanship.

Lightweight design utilizing high-quality materials
  • Dedicated laptop compartment
  • Lockable main compartment
  • Expandable exterior mesh pocket
  • Multiple interior mesh pockets
  • Interior zipper garages
  • Water bottle pocket
  • Key fob
  • Full-length front pockets for accessories, jacket, travel documents
  • Fail-safe shoulder strap buckles
  • Touch-fastened strap keepers
  • YKK RC-FUSE weather-resistant zippers
  • Color-coded zipper pulls
  • Fully riveted handles
  • MOLLE compatible attachment points with quick-hook side straps for attaching optional pouches or other gear
  • Standard and pro-sized DSLRs, medium format, and video camera bodies
  • Up to 300mm f/2.8 with lens hood reversed and lens collar attached
  • Holds a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached to a body
  • Up to 13" laptop, tablet, or iPad
  • Fully adjustable divider system
  • Multi-point tripod/monopod configurations
Carry-On Form Factor
The external dimensions of this case add up to 38". Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45". FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, so please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item.
In the Box
Gura Gear Bataflae 18L Backpack (Gray)
  • Rain Fly/Ground Cloth
  • Storage Bag
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Gura Gear 18L Specs

    Material 420D nylon with 2x polyurethane backing
    100D robic diamond nylon lining with 2x PU backing
    YKK RC-FUSE water-repellent zippers
    N/500D Spandura reinforcement
    Woojin (WJ) hardware and pullers
    Padded air mesh
    70D 190T nylon with 2x PU backing
    Type of Closure YKK water-repellent zippers
    Volume 18 L (1098.4 in³)
    Tripod Holder Multi-point tripod/monopod locations
    Waist Belt Yes
    Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable shoulder straps
    Top carry handle
    Exterior Dimensions 12.0 x 17.0 x 9.0" (30.5 x 43.2 x 22.9 cm)
    Interior Dimensions 11.0 x 16.0 x 6.5" (27.9 x 40.6 x 16.5 cm)
    Weight 4.0 - 4.9 lb (1.8 - 2.2 kg)

    Note: Weights vary based on equipment configuration including the rain cover, waist belt, and dividers, as well as the overall sewing and materials tolerances. Minimum weight is considered the basic bag without the rain cover, waist belt, and a standard divider configuration for long lens travel. Maximum weight is as shipped and includes extra dividers.
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    Package Weight 4.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 13.3 x 9.8"

    Gura Gear 18L Reviews

    Bataflae 18L Backpack (Gray) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This bag is a life/lens saver I often fly regional jets on the way to assignments. Consequently, larger rolling cases tend not to fit and I'm often forced to gate check a bag full of equipment. On a recent assignment, the airlines damaged a Nikkor 70-200mm lens. I decided that on my next assignment that required traveling by regional jet that I would use the Gura Gear 18L backpack, as it was cheaper than the lens repair. This bag held two Nikon DSLRs and 5 lenses, as well as an SB-910 strobe and CF cards. It worked like a charm AND it fit in the over head bin. In short, it solved my problem when flying on small, regional jets. It also makes a great everyday bag, too.
    Date published: 2013-11-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for air travel but terrible for hiking A light and tough bag with lots of interior and exterior compartments and thin dividers so less interior space is wasted. Shoulder straps tuck inside an exterior pocket which is great for travel by plane or car but results in an inferior strap that is terrible for carrying any load any distance. Further exacerbated by a waist belt that is not designed to support any part of the weight in the backpack.
    Date published: 2015-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad Gura I wanted a bag that could hold EVERYTHING when I travel or shoot away from my home studio. This is about 90% there. Why not 100%? Because it is a bit smaller than what I probably need. Did I not read the dimensions before purchase? Yes, but until I got it...well, I should have gotten the size larger. And yet, maybe it was good idea. To prevent the tendency to take EVERYTHING this will definitely get me to preplan any shoot. So then, in the end. I think it is going to work out. I love the fit and finish and it's lightweight with many features which makes it a pleasure to work with and use. I like it, I really do. I am glad I bought it, especially from B&H, I just love that supply company. They are #1 in my book.
    Date published: 2014-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice backpack for ladies I have a heavy photo bag and recently bought this one because it looked like it would be easier to carry on my back than a shoulder bag. My hunch was right and I have it packed with two camera's, 3 lenses, battery chargers, extra batteries, a loupe, a tablet, and a Rouge flash bender (in the compartment a laptop is supposed to go in). My laptop is too big and the handy zip only holds a 13 laptop. No matter, I've got my tablet & flash bender in there. It's heavy, but not too heavy for a female. It's just perfect and makes my life a lot easier. Guys may want something something bigger. I plan to take this packpack colorado and it will fit in the overhead of a small jet.
    Date published: 2016-08-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for air travel but terrible for hiking When fully loaded my bag holds 16 lbs. of lenses and a camera and accessories and has a total weight of over 20 lbs. which with the Bataflae 18L straps and lack of a waist band for support is most uncomfortable for use when hiking. Another design aspect that is not good is the dark material used for the pockets which makes it difficult to distinguish various items which tend to be black. The rear outside pockets would be more useful if the zipper went around 3 sides, as with the Tamrac Expedition backpacts, instead of only 2 sides which makes it very difficult to see what is in the bottom third of the pockets. I will be replacing my 18L with a Tamrac Anvil 23 which has a much better strap and waist belt design to support the load when hiking.
    Date published: 2015-10-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid pack This thing is pretty huge, I can fit Einsteins, a camera, and lenses no problem. Comfy, lots of dividers, light, sturdy. Only one thing, they could have easily made room for a 15 Macbook if the zipper was about a quarter inch longer. Mine fit in with little effort, it was just getting it out that was a pain. I spent a half an hour (fortunately I was at home at the time), and eventually succeeded by locking down the end of the zipper with a clamp, looping a shoestring under the computer, bracing the backpack against my feet and pulling really hard. Not something I'd recommend, but the pack is plenty deep to allow you to put your 15 in the main pocket on top of the dividers and things. It would get five stars if they had made the zipper go around the top of the pack so you could get larger computers in and out easily. Hopefully there will be an design revision.
    Date published: 2013-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cat's meow! The Bataflae 18L is quite lightweight but very sturdy. Because the dividers use high-density padding, they can be thinner than on other bags and backpacks. That means that this backpack can carry almost as much as much larger bags. If you've got a lot of equipment, it's a perfect daypack. And if you've only got a reasonable amount of gear, this backpack will hold it all. I wish Gura Gear would come up with a more reasonable name for the Bataflae 18L, but this pack is a delight to work with. Heartily recommended.
    Date published: 2014-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bataflae 18L Backpack by Gura Gear I had auditioned several photo backpacks before heading out on my Glacier photography workshop experience. Each of the bags I looked at were really quite good, but when it came down to selection, the Gura Gear Bataflae 18l won out over the others for several reasons! I am 5'3124.lbs and was looking to find the lightest, best made, most durable bag, that would accommodate canon mark3 and 70 D bodies with four lenses , filters, misc items, and have space for my rain gear and snacks., and water bottles. I used the laptop compartment of this bag to fit my personal items for hiking and this was terrific. The bag rested perfectly for my small frame of 5' 3 and I had plenty of room for all my bodies and lenses and even extra space was left so I didn't feel that the bag was tight and cramped like I did with the other bags. I could also tell the fine quality of this bag as soon as I opened the box and unpacked it. I knew immediately that after the last 3 bags I looked at, that this was indeed the one! The only 2 slight negatives I found were that as one other review stated that I had read, was that the main zipper was a bit flimsy for opening and closing and seem to be lacking in the quality that the rest of the bag had to offer. So, I would like to see a beefier zipper on this bag. The other thing was the quick straps need to have a way of being more secure on the bag. One strap fell off somewhere in the mountains and I took the remaining strap off so as not to part with it and will look for a better way to secure that one! These 2 negatives did not diminish my over all 4 star rating and likability of this bag and basically found this bag to be a stellar example of the close to perfect bag for me!
    Date published: 2014-07-26
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    Has anyone placed this bag in the overhead bin of the smallest regional jet, the Canadair CRJ200? The bin dimensions I found online are 20 x 14 x7. It seems like the larger Canadair jets ie CRJ700 can accommodate it, but my airport is only served by this smallest jet. I need the space under the seat for another gear bag. Thank you.
    Asked by: Kim D.
    I put this bag overhead but on all flights the planes were larger than the one you describe. Its possible if they let you stow the bag sideways it just might fit.
    Answered by: Nancy F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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