A must for those days out in the hills or in the city.
The best things come in small packages & this bag does not disappoint. It's well made, & more than tips the hat at 1950's satchel designs from the continent (France in particular). Although it looks small it is a little tardis! First off the construction; the shoulder straps are well finished with very useful metal 1 piece D - Rings on both sides. full adjustable the nylon straps & plastic buckle feel strong. The padding is excellent, & being in mind you may be carrying anything upward of 15kg, these are be a great asset. The chest strap is elasticated , but if like me you not fussed its easily positioned lower down the pads & out of the way. I have to mention the contrasting brown & blue grey finish to the bag. It looks very flash & add to the retro feel. There's no waist strap, but its really not needed so don't let the absence put you off. as they're really not needed.The back of the has 3 good pads for covering the shoulder blades & supporting the small of the back, given that most of the weight is sat at the bottom of the bag this makes perfect sense & the designer has really done their homework on ergonomics. There's a small vinyl leather carry handle at the top, again echoing that retro look & would be useful for retrieving from the floor or a transport basket. On the rear of the bag are two adjustable vinyl leather loops. As I do a lot of outdoors photography I popped in my heaviest tripod, and they secured it without issue. As I walked it didn't shift much once settled & didn't upset the balance of the bag. Just be away that you tripod may well be wider than the bag, so be careful when your trying to move through crowed areas. Just below these straps is a small zip pocket which is just the right size for a packet of the all important sweets or notepad & pencil.The bag itself is split into 4 compartments. Top, Back, Bottom Camera, Bottom Ancillary, all of which are treated top a nylon waterproof liner. First off the top. Its big enough for a set of water proof jacket & trousers as well as the all important spare socks. Against the actual back of the bag is a pocket that runs the entire length of the bag this will catty a notebook with ease & most definitely fits a tablet. It's also padded both sides. The bottom section is the master piece of this bag. Open one side & you have padded storage for memory cards, spare batteries, filters & cleaning kit (one is kindly included with the bag, with an atomiser for your de-ionied water).The other side houses a fabric covered foam platform. This held my D300 with 18-70 lens & 55-300mm lens with ease. The platform forms a protective shell around the camera & lens that can be easily lifted out & for that the design team should be congratulated. As with all the bags sections its surrounded by a nylon water proof shell so no worries about kit getting drenched before you start. The real genius of the bag is that you can omit the camera platform & remove a spacing pad between the top & bottom sections t give you about 17ltrs of space. So I imagine if your a videoographer this is a boon.The bag itself is comfy to carry, even on one shoulder, & with continued use the stiff outer shell will soon soften & the bags water resistant outer will take on its own look.My verdict - buy it you will not be disappointed. Ideal for location shoots, suitable to take to client visits when showing off your portfolio, & the retro feel combined with space & design makes it an ideal college/university bag.