Kata Pro-Light Bumblebee 220 Backpack for 2/3 DSLR Camera Bodies + Up To 8 Lenses + Flash + Accessories+ 17" Laptop + Acc.

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About Kata

The Pro-Light Bumblebee PL-220 is a multi-featured professional backpack designed to provide the best carrying, storage and working solutions. Lightweight and Protective it will cater to the smallest detail of a professional's working needs. Specially formed foam encased spring steel Spine Guard runs down the front of the bag and an Aluminum Skeleton stave arcs across the mid section for ultimate structural protection.

Light yet durable RipStop fabrics & meshes, Aeriform foams and Spider Webbing straps all join together to create a protective and light backpack and the fantastic modularity allows you to make it even lighter by simply removing components that are not necessary for your everyday work. The main compartment is designed to hold 2 to 3 DSLR camera bodies + up to 8 lenses (space for up to 500mm but with tripod mount dismantled) + flash + many other accessories.

Use the modular Aeriform Dividers and Cocoon Pouches to custom fit your exact gear needs. Access to the main compartment can be from top, bottom or any other point so if you need to get to one specific item you do not have to open the entire bag and expose its content to prying eyes. Additional storage space is available in the large full length rear laptop slot (will fit most 17" laptops).

External top pocket and two side pockets will store personal effects such as phone, wallet, travel documents etc. These can also store small accessories you need rapid access too such as media cards, batteries or filter, while a flexible pocket on the other side will easily carry a water bottle. The double purpose pocket on the bottom front of the bag can be used either for additional storage or as a docking base to secure a small tripod.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Roomy (4),Strong construction (4)
Best Uses:
Transporting gear (3)

Kata Features

  • Elements Cover: The provided elements cover will protect your valuable equipment during extreme weather conditions. Simply install over the bag on the black side for rain protection, the silver side for heat deflection, or use as a dust cover.
  • Laptop Compartment: This bag features a padded laptop compartment which will allow you to always have your computer at hand and easily accessible. Please check the Kata bag Chooser for compatible laptop models.
  • Tripod Holder: The Kata tripod holder allows you never to leave your important tripod behind. Simply attach to the designated clips on the bag and put two legs of the tripod in the sling to comfortably carry your tripod along with you wherever your shot may be.
  • Camera Strap: This feature allows you when carrying a Kata backpack to take the weight of your camera off your neck by attaching your camera to the straps of the backpack. Your torso carries the weight of the camera instead of your neck making for a much more comfortable shooting experience.
  • Insertrolley Compatible: This bag is compatible with the Kata Insertrolley (sold separately) which is a simple yet ingenious system that allows you to either use the trolley separately or with several cases at once. KATA's patented extendable wheel system helps to better stabilize larger cases.
  • Modi-Vers Compatible: This bag is customizable through the use of the modi-vers divider system. This allows you to protect your equipment while creating custom compartments to fit your unique equipment. You can cut custom dividers to fit whatever size you need to keep your equipment snug.
  • EPH System Compatible: This bag is compatible with the Kata EPH system which will allow you to connect additional bags for extra carrying possibilities. You can add backpacks, torso packs or waist packs to any one of your Kata EPH system compatible bags.
  • Aeriform Foam: Perforated super light laminated and reinforced EVA and EPE foams.
  • Aluminum Skeleton: Formed Aluminum Alloy staves or frames for ultra light structural protection and perfect weight distribution.
  • Gecko Harness: Inimitable molded EVA foam harness straps feature 3D tapered thickness so as to provide extra cushioning where it counts, micro hatch texture secures position firmly and comfortably and shapely contour fits your body organically.
  • Spine Guard: Specially formed foam encased spring steel spine for ultimate structural protection

Kata Specifications

External Max Size (LxWxH)
13.4" x 11"x 20.5" (34 x 28 x x52 cm)
Internal Main Compartment (LxWxH)
12.6" x 7.1" x 19.7" (32 x 18 x 50 cm)
Computer pocket inner size (LxWxH)
12.6" x 1.6" x 18.9" (32 x 4 x 48 cm)
Min. Weight
4 lbs 1.825 Kg
Max. Weight
6.5 lbs 2.965 Kg

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers


Kata Pro-Light Bumblebee 220 Backpack


from Garner, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Like all Kata products - this backpack was exceptional. Kata puts a lot of thought into their products; focusing on the end user. Unfortunately I returned to 220; it was too large to travel with. You would be hard pressed to stuff it into a overhead bin; it definitely wouldn't fit under a airline seat. I will continue to use my Kata DR 467, and will continue looking.


Perfect for large capacity backpack


from Seattle, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this bag to carry almost all my gears when I'm planning on doing varieties of photography. It is very well made and roomy to accommodate my gears. I love this backpack, however this not a backpack for casual photography. In other words, if you're planning to go to a park or some place like that where you would only need a lens or two, this backpack is really too much as it is quite heavy. My main reason for buying this is I'm taking a trip later this summer and I need to bring all my lenses and two bodies (batteries, charger and a flash as well). For that purpose, it is perfect because it is big enough to hold practically all I need to bring and keep them in the same place rather bringing multiple bags.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Serious bag


from Austin, Tx  -  Casual Photographer

So far the bag has done everything that I need. I have been really just using it to store all my camera gear. It can hold a ton of stuff. The only issues I have is the material the straps are made of. With a jacket on they are not too much of an issue just a bit sticky. With a T-shirt on they kind chaff but I have not gone on any long hicks yet or traveled with it. It is well constructed, hold all my stuff and looks great. I will update when I have had more experience with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Pack


from Pasadena, MD  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great alternative to Pelikan case for transporting same amount of gear plus laptop


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ALLAN J  I think this the biggest one i could find. If there's a bigger one out there i would appreciate hearing about. i have all the equipment i'll ever own and could use a little bit bigger bag. but other than that it is a great bag.
edward o  would this carry a 17.3" laptop?
Scottie M  This is what their website says "The rear padded laptop slot fits most 17 inch laptops."
Sharie B  Does this bag meet airline specs for a carry on piece of luggage?
ELLIOT L  Yes it does. I have not had any problems.
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