The Gura Gear Bataflae 26L Backpack (Black) features a smarter way of carrying and accessing camera gear. The unique configuration maximizes the interior space making it possible to work out of the bag with multiple bodies attached to lenses in the field. The Bataflae 26L swallows professional size DSLRs (with or without L-brackets), medium format systems and long lenses - up to 500 mm.
The butterfly flaps, first introduced in Kiboko line of packs provide access to just the gear needed, useful in tight environments like tour vehicles and stadiums, or in rough conditions where exposing the entire kit is less desirable. There are times, however, when opening the bag completely is helpful, like loading and unloading or in studio environments - this is where the genius of the butterfly multi-access system kicks in - with the quick pinch of a buckle, the butterfly flaps release to a full traditional opening.
The Bataflae is PVC-free, features durable materials, flawless craftsmanship and the world's best zippers, YKK RC-FUSE with an industry first weather resistant coating that repels water while remaining flexible and easy to operate.
Additional innovative features of the Bataflae include a M.O.L.L.E. compatible side attachment system that allows for unique multi-point tripod or monopod configurations as well as the attachment of other accessories with the innovative quick-hook side straps. It comes with a removable seam-sealed adjustable rain cover that can also be used as a ground cloth, fully riveted handles and color-coded zipper pulls that can easily be operated with gloved hands. Two full-length external accessory compartments on the front allow for the storage of travel documents and light jacket and snacks, while the multiple internal mesh pockets and a fully adjustable divider system help keep gear organized.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Great bag, very flexible, but it is much too large for my needs.
This bag was to replace my GuraGear Kiboko 30L which I've loved for over 4 years. I just wanted something smaller. From reading about the new bag, I heard the zippers were improved so I was looking forward to that. When I received the bag, it came in a nice dust cover. That was cool. Then when I took the bag out and tried to unzip it, it was really difficult to unzip. I thought maybe the zippers needed to be broken in so I zip and unzipped for 5 minutes until it frustrated me so I stopped and moved on to inspecting the other parts of the bag. The internal zippers were better but the kiboko 30L zippers were better on the outside. I was expecting the same sail cloth material, but that is not the case. The material used does not feel like the same quality. I decided to return the bag and search for something with better zippers.
Travelling with all my equipment this bag meets carry-on international airline requirements. I have all the following Canon cameras, lenses and accessories safely stored in my Gura 26L which is perfect for my pending trip to Namibia. 2 camera bodies, 5D MK II, 1D MK IV, 4 lenses 16-35, 100, 70-200 and 100-400, as well, external flash, Better Beamer, sensor cleaning kit, battery packs and chargers, 5 different filters and more.....amazing! In dusty conditions being able to access just one side of the bag keeping equipment in the other side safe from outdoor elements is handy. I highly recommend the Gura Gear Bataflae 26L Back Pack and am delighted with my purchase. Thank you to Adorama for the exceptional service and speedy shipment!