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ManfrottoAdvanced Tri Backpack S (Small)
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easily accessible equipment (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect & Best for M4/3 Gear!

I have just got into the world of M4/3 prior to that I had a Nikon D7000 which I absolutely miss but don't miss the bulkiness.Bought myself a little Panny GX7 and just cannot...Read complete review

I have just got into the world of M4/3 prior to that I had a Nikon D7000 which I absolutely miss but don't miss the bulkiness.Bought myself a little Panny GX7 and just cannot put this little gem down. My gear consists of 12-35 f2.8, 45-200 f4-5.6, FL360 Flash, batteries and various filters.I was looking for a small backpack that would fit all this gear plus a compact tripod, all the ones I was looking at from Lowepro etc were just a little too big or was not my style. Whats the point of having a CSC when you have a massive bag? And just a month or so ago came along this Manfrotto new release bag and boy am I a happy camper! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this so I ordered it here and was delivered within a week to Sydney. It was better than I thought, build quality and features of this bag are hard to beat especially for the price. Zippers have a nice feel as they are curved & branding is all over the bag. It fits my gear just right and has room for another lens that I will getting soon (25mm f1.4) Padding is more than adequate and is fully modular. Can also be converted into a sling and you can be left or right 'shouldered', just tuck away the strap you don't need! Unlike most slings they are usually one sided which I hate. For rainy days it comes with a nice cover and for your compact tripod it has extra straps. Manfrotto truly thought about this one and definitely appeals to M4/3 users (IMO) as I cannot see much DSLR gear fitting into this even though they say it will. I have included a few snaps so you can see my setup and packing into it.Good luck in your quest cheers!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Basic small bag

I purchased 4 bags from B&H because I couldn't find a good selection locally. I really wanted to closely check out bags and even do a test fit of my basic equipment...Read complete review

I purchased 4 bags from B&H because I couldn't find a good selection locally. I really wanted to closely check out bags and even do a test fit of my basic equipment before I chose one. I'm a fan of other Manfrotto equipment, so I added this one to my list. It's a pretty well made, basic bag. I liked being able to access the equipment from either side of the bag and the large top open area. But that's about it. It's not the best looking bag - and there is no sternum strap to help keep it in place when really moving around. It was also very small, even for my very basic DSLR/lens, medium range lens, extra battery and flash. It was quite underwhelming so it went back. If you want a very basic, compact bag though, this is a quality choice.

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4.0

Super Lightweight

By Adam

from Brooklyn

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

      Holds my hasselblad, and three point and shoots cameras. Also can hook a tripod to the bag without bumping around everywhere you go. The two pockets of each side of the bag can hold my phone,wallet and several film canisters. Even with all the items inside the bag, the bag is sturdy and feels lightweight when compared to bigger bags that can carry laptops/dslrs.

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      5.0

      Great Backpack

      By Felipe Molano

      from Bogotá, Colombia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

        I use this backpack for a day of landscape or architecture photography. I carry my Nikon D750 with a 24 120 lens attached, an extra dlsr camera, 50 mm lens, mini tripod, grey card, 2 filters, and other stuff. Very very confortable.

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        4.0

        Perfectly sized for me

        By Joe

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

            I didn't want a large bulky bag so this one appealed to me. My gear I fit in this bag:
            Nikon D610
            Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR
            Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X
            Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D
            It's a tight fit for this gear, but I can get it in. You really shouldn't fit the camera with the 70-300mm lens or any other long zoom attached. It does fit, but the gear comes up to the sides of the bag, so if you banged the bag most likely you would damage your gear. So it's best to fit everything in with the long zoom lens unattached. It's doubtful you could get a 70-200mm f/2.8 in here. You would have no problem with any mirrorless system with this bag.

            Like other reviews, I wish the bag had a chest strap. But if you wear the bag high enough on your back, the leftover length from the straps are long enough you might be able to tie them together at your waist. It seems like you have to adjust the straps pretty tight for it to feel secure on your back. Hence 4 and not 5 stars. You can always configure it to cross-strap for full security.

            The top compartment is relatively small but an iPad mini does fit. You could probably squeeze in a light jacket or sweater. The side pockets are mainly for small and flatter items, such as wallets and keys. If you don't fill up the bottom half with camera gear you could also put personal items there as well.

            Overall the bag is well constructed. If you need more space, check out the medium and large versions.

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            5.0

            Needed a camera case

            By None at present time

            from East Coast

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Audio Quality

            Cons

            • Poor Video Quality

            Best Uses

            • Underwater

            Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

            Works well

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            3.0

            Basic small bag

            By TXHusker

            from Texas

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Looks
            • Small

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

              I purchased 4 bags from B&H because I couldn't find a good selection locally. I really wanted to closely check out bags and even do a test fit of my basic equipment before I chose one. I'm a fan of other Manfrotto equipment, so I added this one to my list. It's a pretty well made, basic bag. I liked being able to access the equipment from either side of the bag and the large top open area. But that's about it. It's not the best looking bag - and there is no sternum strap to help keep it in place when really moving around. It was also very small, even for my very basic DSLR/lens, medium range lens, extra battery and flash. It was quite underwhelming so it went back. If you want a very basic, compact bag though, this is a quality choice.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Adequate; no more

              By TestPilot

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

              This bag has the advantage of being small enough to pass as airline personal carry-on luggage (second item), but it's also too small to work well with full-sized DSLR cameras.

              Getting a Canon 5D2 and a reasonable assortment of lenses inside this backpack requires kludging the insides, including removing all of the dividers. It's not a pretty sight.

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              5.0

              Really like this bag!

              By PS

              from CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Equipment Accessibilty
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

                  I have FINALLY found a small light weight backpack without bulkiness that fits a bit of gear. I have gone through way too many bags in the past. I use this bag with a Canon 6D and 70-200 lens attached and one or two other spare smaller lens. The compartments and dividers can be rearranged to fit any set up. Padding is more than adequate and is modular. The bag is curved and sleek looking.. It is a comfy backpack but it can also be converted into a sling for either shoulder. It has an external cover and straps for a tripod. The side openings allow for easy access to the camera and the extra lenses. There is a handy upper compartment for smaller items. There are also a few smaller outside compartments. This is a great compact bag that is well made and I can travel with it and/or use for shorter trips.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Danielle

                  from Hawaii

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

                      I have finally found a small day backpack that can also carry a full sized tripod. I have gone through many bags in the past but I have really enjoyed this one. Perfect bag for a mirroless set up or a smaller DSLR. Minimal gear with plenty of room for other things up top. You can also collapse the top compartment and remove the dividers, making it a regular backpack for daily use. Overall, great quality bag that gets the job done.

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect & Best for M4/3 Gear!

                      By Emille.S

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Multiple Features
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Value for Money

                      Cons

                      • Small Dslrs Only Or M43

                      Best Uses

                      • Csc M43 Or Small Dslr
                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

                      I have just got into the world of M4/3 prior to that I had a Nikon D7000 which I absolutely miss but don't miss the bulkiness.Bought myself a little Panny GX7 and just cannot put this little gem down. My gear consists of 12-35 f2.8, 45-200 f4-5.6, FL360 Flash, batteries and various filters.I was looking for a small backpack that would fit all this gear plus a compact tripod, all the ones I was looking at from Lowepro etc were just a little too big or was not my style. Whats the point of having a CSC when you have a massive bag? And just a month or so ago came along this Manfrotto new release bag and boy am I a happy camper! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this so I ordered it here and was delivered within a week to Sydney. It was better than I thought, build quality and features of this bag are hard to beat especially for the price. Zippers have a nice feel as they are curved & branding is all over the bag. It fits my gear just right and has room for another lens that I will getting soon (25mm f1.4) Padding is more than adequate and is fully modular. Can also be converted into a sling and you can be left or right 'shouldered', just tuck away the strap you don't need! Unlike most slings they are usually one sided which I hate. For rainy days it comes with a nice cover and for your compact tripod it has extra straps. Manfrotto truly thought about this one and definitely appeals to M4/3 users (IMO) as I cannot see much DSLR gear fitting into this even though they say it will. I have included a few snaps so you can see my setup and packing into it.Good luck in your quest cheers!

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Solid Little Bag

                      By Kanaka Lele

                      from Kaneohe, HI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rain Cover

                      Cons

                      • Definitely Small
                      • Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Carry
                      • Hiking
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack S (Small):

                      This is my new hiking bag, as I don't like to carry a lot of gear on long/technical ridges. The ability to change the strap configuration is really helpful for when I'm doing different difficulties of hikes/climbs and the pockets make it very easy to access filters, batteries and other quick-change items. The side openings allow you to configure for either left or right-hand opening and does make for easy access to the camera if not the extra lenses. I had a little trouble setting up the internal foam dividers for right-handed usage because of where the hook velcro tabs were, but have managed a workable compromise that I like.
                      The only down side is that I nearly had to return the bag and go one size larger. I use a 6D with a 24-105 lens that had UV and polarizing filters on it - that was too long to fit across the bag and I had to drop off one of the filters to make it fit. I don't particularly care for changing filters on hikes, but to me it is worth it to have this sturdy bag. The upper compartment doesn't hold a large water bottle, but it will accept your wallet, phone, SD cards and car keys easily. Basically, if you don't want to carry a computer/tablet, don' t need a lot of gear and don't have a very large lens, this is a great compact bag that is well made for outdoor activities. If you need more space, I'm sure the medium and large sizes are just as well-built!

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