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Kata 3N1-20 Medium Sling Backpack

by Kata

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  • TST Rib for Structural Protection
  • Quick Access Flap
  • Advanced Ergonomic Harness System
  • Protection From Elements

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  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 19 x 44 cm ; 1.2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: D-3N1-20
  • ASIN: B001GNBLO4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The 3N1-20 sling backpack features a unique TST RIB structural protection for a DSLR with battery pack & mid-range zoom lens attached as well as, 3-4 lenses, flash + personal gear. This unique bag provides ultimate freedom and allows for three carrying options in one while morphing from sling to backpack and back again. In sling position, the bag easily swings around from back to front to achieve quick draw access to your main camera and backup lenses as well as fast and easy changing of lenses.

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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr BD TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 May 2010
    After many years of faithful service my Lowepro Orion Trekker Camera Backpack finally gave up the ghost. I was abroad at the time and had never heard of this brand of backpack. Having tried it in the shop I liked the compact shape to it and the firm build.
    I have now dragged it around with me on several hikes and suchlike and I'm very pleased with it. It sits firm against my back and although it carries just as much equipment as my old Orion Trekker it still appears to be lighter. The straps are adjustable so you can use one across your chest, as with the Lowpro Slingshot range or as two straps for the more traditional backpack format. Panels on either side mean that you can get at your camera and lenses either way - handy for changing lenses without tipping everything out. The top compartment isn't as large as I had with the Orion Trekker, but is comparable with the Slingshot 300, and there are two smaller compartments on either side too.
    It is easily within the size limits for hand luggage on flights and easier to carry around when not slung across your back due to the substantial handle on the top.
    I've managed to fit six lenses, a small flashgun and a camera body in the main storage. It won't store my large 175-500 lens, but that isn't something I take on long hikes very often and I have a larger backpack for that if required.
    It comes with an elasticated rain-proof cover which is not attached, so it can be hung separately to dry out (a complaint of mine with the Slingshot 300).
    Backpack straps and suchlike can be stored away in sleeves if not required, which makes it tidier when storing away and other accessories can be attached. For example a sling can be added to hold a tripod on the back of it too.
    Excellent quality, storage and value for money.
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    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. Bratley on 27 Mar 2009
    It is especially handy for taking abroad as you can take this on as hand luggage (including ones with a smaller than average allowance) keeping your camara safe and provides a small area for personal belongings, like your passport, phone and money.

    You can easily fit a a dslr camara with a 70-300mm lens attatched plus carry an additional 2 lenses, 2 memory cards and some small assecories.

    The sling system works very well being, able to adapt it to either left hand or right hand draw without loosing any features. It can also be worn as a conventinal backpack.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deep on 2 Mar 2011
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    I bought this backpack as my previous one was too big for regular use. I wanted something that can have all the accessories with less size. It does hold all my stuff, DSLR, 3 lenses, cords etc. but organizing the compartments is quite fiddly & not as easy as they seem to be. I haven't yet found the optimal partitions so that they can be accessed with ease. But it is very easy to carry especially with the sling action & the ability to bring it in front is very useful. I have been on a walking trip recently & was easy to carry & handle.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Dannatt on 12 May 2010
    I have looked at several variations on a sling or rucsac for carrying my kit in the field, and noticed this bag after it won an award in one of the magazines. It is slighlty pricey, but overall a good buy.

    Went for the medium size bag (-20), which altho' bulkier than the comparable slingshot 200, was the right size. Camera, 3 lenses, flashgun and a handycam go in and still leave the top compartment for other stuff. By the way, some of the promotional videos suggest waterproofs will fit in the top easily. If you're a smurf, possibly, but otherwise a tight fit, and you won't get much else in there.

    Functionality I feel is much better than the Slingshot, and the 3n1 bit is useful - at least the sling and rucsac options anyway. I think the crossover option might be of limited use. You get very fast access to your camera, and the bag serves as a useful stabiliser as well.

    Separate raincover is a bit fiddly, but covers the bag well. The discrete shape of the bag doesn't shout 'valuable camera in here' either, which is useful. I also have the optional tripod holder, which is a clever addition and a useful bit of kit.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PavRo on 6 Feb 2010
    Superb bag for a SLR..will easily store 3-4 large lenses.
    The compartments are separated very well.
    The option of using it as a sling or a backpack is superb...and a additional option of left or right handers..can't get better!!!
    Quite a light bag too..

    The compartment on the top is more than useful to store a guide book,bottle of water,choc bars and sunglasses

    Have a Olympus 520 with three big lenses...and there is much more space than i need..so for bigger slr's it should be no problem at all!!

    And last but not the least...it looks very good !!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin on 19 Jan 2010
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    After spending weeks reading reviews, I finally opted for the Kata 3n1 medium sling, and I have to say I'm really impressed.

    I carry my Canon 450d, 18-55mm, 50mm, 70-300mm and a 105mm lens, all my accessories (torch, brush, battery, charger, filters etc) with room for more! The yellow inside really helps you find things, and you can configure the inside to how you want.

    I always use it in sling mode, and find this is the easiest way to get your kit without taking it off your back. You can then use the bag as a rest for your elbows while taking shots. Its really comfortable, and looks great. I haven't had to use the rain cover yet.

    Just one point to make, ensure you close all the zips (there are so many!) before you pick up the bag!!
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