Kata GDC Series R-101 Small Rucksack with TST Protection for a D/SLR Camera Body or Mini DV Camcorder and a 12" Notebook.

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About Kata R-101

The compact R-101 is designed to hold a D/SLR body with lens attached, and accessories or a Mini DV camcorder. The rear padded compartment will hold a small laptop (up to 12-inch) or additional accessories.

The special design gives quick, separate access to the camera in the central compartment, while the rest of the equipment surrounding it remains secure. Additional accessories and personal essentials can be stored in the spacious arched lid compartment, the 2 outside pockets, and the central mesh/vinyl pocket.

The ergonomic harness includes a unique cushioning and shock absorbing system, which allows for optimal ventilation and weight distribution. The Rucksacks include a well-padded dividing set, which allows you to organize it to fit your requirements, and if needed Kata's extra Modi-Vers Kits are available.

Specially designed Camera Straps can be attached to the D-rings on the harness, and will take the camera load off your neck. Full protection on the main zipper, and Kata's unique cover make sure that your sensitive equipment remains well protected from the elements.

Summary of Customer Reviews

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

Kata R-101 Features

  • EPH: Ergonomic Photo System is modular and versatile. It allows you to set the configuration required for the mission. You can attach 2 or 3 products that are "EPH System Compatible" into a set. There are more than 15 different possible combinations.
  • TST: Thermo Shield Technology is made of Super Nylon - a Mil-Std, double cord, water and dust proof, high tenacity and abrasion-resistance fabric. Underneath, a cross linked closed cell PR+EVA shield is impact and shock protective providing a comprehensive insulation against cold, heat and moisture.
  • Modi-Vers: With the Modular Versatile Divider System you can create compartments inside the case to meet your exact requirements. They can be cut with scissors to any desired size You can then attach the newly cut divider to another divider or the walls of the bag with special Hook & Loop connectors.
  • Element Cover: The Double sided Elements cover protects case and equipment in inclement weather; black side out in rain or snow, and in sun reverse to silver for heat reflection.
  • On Board: These bags meet the strict new airline regulations for carry-on luggage size.
  • Camera Straps: They are attached to the D-rings on the backpack harness to connect to your SLR and take load off your neck. The straps can easily be turned into a regular camera strap when needed.
  • Laptop Compartment: Designated Laptop compartments feature in bags and backpacks intended for field work.

Kata R-101 Specifications

Carrying Options
Camera straps
Closure type
External Dimension (L x W x H)
19.9" x 11.8" x 4.7" / 40cm x 32cm x 18 cm
Internal Dimension (L x W x H)
15.7" x 12.5" x 7.0" / 38cm x 30cm x 12cm
3.96 lbs / 1.8 kg
Kata 5 year limited warranty

Kata R-101 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Kata GDC Series R-101


from Seattle, WA  -  Casual Photographer

less expensive this is what I need on a long trip

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Nice small bag


from Baton Rouge, LA  -  Pro Photographer

Great for camera, lens and flash. Not for big jobs but easily carries what you need for trip to zoo of kids ball game.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Small but well made


from Baton Rouge, LA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Good for small stuff like going to kids sports game or zoo. Holds Canon 50D but tight with battery grip. Holds flash well and extra lens but tight if you add lens hood. Very well made.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


awesome bag


from Dallas, tx  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I wanted a bag that will protect my camera equipment. This was a perfect fit.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Tell me how the tripod strap work please. Can I attach & carry the tripod when I use the bag?
LYNN I  Have not used this rucksack with a tripod attached.
Shopper  I see the bag include with Tripod Strap. Please tell me how it work? I can carry the tripod attached to the bag?
CHRIS C  Actuallly the R-101 does not come with a pouch, just straps that you would thread throught the loops on the sides. The larger R-103 comes with a tripod pouch
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