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Kata GDC R-104 Compact Rucksack Backpak for Pro Digital / SLR Body with Up to 300mm Lens and Battery

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About Kata R-104

The Kata GDC R-104 Compact Rucksack Backpak is designed to fit a Pro Digital / SLR body with up to 300mm lens and battery grip attached, an extra body, 4-5 lenses + 17" Laptop + accessories. The unique design provides quick, separate access to your camera in the central compartment while the rest of the equipment surrounding it remains secure.

As in all the R's the entire main compartment of the R-104 can be easily customized with the well padded dividers. Additional storage is available in the form of two removable side pockets that will also fit a water bottle. A rear laptop compartment is provided with an additional elasto-guard laptop sleeve that can hold up to most 17" laptops. When using smaller laptops the compartment will suffice without the sleeve and when not carrying a laptop at all this compartment can hold personal effects. Provisions for carrying a tripod are made possible by using the included tripod holder that attaches to either the back of the bag or one of the sides.

The ergonomic harness includes a unique cushioning and shock absorbing system and an adjustable, removable waist belt, which combine to allow for optimal weight distribution and ventilation. Specially designed camera straps can be attached to the D-rings on the harness and will connect to the camera, for frontal "quick shoot" carrying that will take the camera load off your neck or shoulder. The R-104 is additionally compatible with the KATA EPH system which will allow you to connect additional compatible bags for more carrying possibilities. Full protection on the main zipper and KATA's unique elements cover make sure your sensitive equipment is well protected from the elements.

The Kata R-104 is commonly used for Protecting gear and more.The Kata R-104 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Kata R-104: Adjustable harness, Comfortable, Easily accessible equipment and Strong construction

Kata R-104 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
  • TST: TST (Thermo Shield Technology) is a state of the art solution that provides the perfect protection level for digital equipment while creating an extremely lightweight product. It is featured on the important areas of the bag that are subject to shock
  • On Board: This bag complies with most airline regulations for carry-on luggage. Due to ever changing carry-on requirements please check with your airline carrier prior to departure
  • 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 to 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
  • 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
  • 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

Kata R-104 Specifications

Accommodates
Pro Digital / SLR body with up to 300mm lens and battery grip attached, an extra body, 4-5 lenses + 17" Laptop + accessories
Compatible with
KATA EPH system
External Max Size (L x W x H)
14.2" x 10.6" x 20.9" (36 x 27 x 53cm)
Internal Main Compartment (L x W x H)
13" x 6.5" x 17.7" (33 x 16.5 x 45cm)
Weight
7.5 lbs/ 3.424 Kg
Warranty
Kata 5 year limited warranty
Mfr #
KTR104
SKU
KAR104

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

An all in 1 Bag!

Was in the lookout for an ideal Bag to carry my 17 inch laptop, DSLR, 70-200 lens - attached with DSLR, and three other lenses along with a few camera accessories. Tried various brands, but found that with laptop there used to be some difficulties or other in my travel. Once I found this was a bit hesitant to buy seeing its large size. [...] if you are used to carry your dear and near camera len ses and heavy bodies, you will really LOVE this bag - it gives that much of protection to the c...

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Was in the lookout for an ideal Bag to carry my 17 inch laptop, DSLR, 70-200 lens - attached with DSLR, and three other lenses along with a few camera accessories. Tried various brands, but found that with laptop there used to be some difficulties or other in my travel. Once I found this was a bit hesitant to buy seeing its large size. [...] if you are used to carry your dear and near camera len ses and heavy bodies, you will really LOVE this bag - it gives that much of protection to the camera lenses and body.It came with a Lens pillow - a kewl stuff for the pro lenses. and now the best thing, for getting your DSLR for quick shot, you need not worry, it just take 2 seconds - quickly pull down the front zipper compartment, and here comes the gear to your hands in the next second! its so convenient and at the same time prevents a zoom lens to fall off if you dont take it out, but just un-zip the compartment - it has a blocking strip which protects the zoom lens and makes it stay in its place.Within the bag - we have plenty of room for all your stuff - 4-5 extra lenses, flash or an extra body, adequate space for each lens, good sippers to carry chargers, extra and extra batteries, cables, several SDHC or CF cards, several filters - all fits safely in!and amazingly you wont feel the weight! its harness and support is so good that we have a feeling of our body merged to it - the back support strap is so good and it helped me in long walks many a times now. I got this back a few weeks ago, now used it for three long trips, all were fantastic, no worries about gear. I carried my 15.4 in laptop, not my 17 in, so i could simply keep the extra laptop sleeve at home and carry it simply inside the back pouch. The god part is the separate compartment for laptop which allowed me to keep my laptop cables, a portable HDD also. I thought of sticking in my compact gorillapod there, but didnt do! i kept it outside and there is good support at the back of the bag, but it will also fit in, if i had tried!! The bags material is top notch - as expected with kata which manufactures high quality bag for all conditions. The weather cover is kewl, we can use it in sun or in rain (just reverse it) and it fits snugly over the bag. It has support for a trolley, but i didnt buy it as i never plan to use it with that. I felt very comfortable without the trolley, carrying it on my back. Another key feature is wile i was using my pro 70-200 lens. the Lens is heavy, and the bag allows the camera to be hanged on the bag's straps - than on my neck! which is a great boon in a full day or prolonged shootings. No other bags come with this much pluses, and offers a good comfort to your back. I had used many slingshots earlier, which were really comfortable too, but with all my gear a slingshot will not be adequate. Final verdict is that this bag is a winner supporting all the gears and offering good comfortable travel. It is within the allowed size of flight journeys, so is a go to bag!recommends it buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A bad lesson on buying without seeing

Because of the bulkyness and weight of the backpack I will have very little use for it. I feel that I paid for something that I will probably never use. If I had it to do over again I would not make this purchase or if I had seen it before I purchased I would not have done so.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A bad lesson on buying without seeing

By

Because of the bulkyness and weight of the backpack I will have very little use for it. I feel that I paid for something that I will probably never use. If I had it to do over again I would not make this purchase or if I had seen it before I purchased I would not have done so.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great durable bag, good form factor

By

I like the form of these Kata bags, as they are not just big cubes which are too deep in most parts. Internal yellow padding makes it easy to find gear.

 
5.0

Rugged is the operative word

By

I'm planning a photo safari in Arfica and was looking for portability and especially protection of my prized and expensive gear. It's big enough to accomodate two lens bodies and a series of lenses. The construction is impressive, very tough. I'm sure it will be heavy with all the gear inside, important for people with back issues like myself. But it's got alot of adjustments for personalized ergonomic design. The price was right from adorama, too.

 
5.0

Best carier ever

By

My girlfriend use this backpack as a main carrier for her Panasonic dvx100. And instad of her small height and slim stature this item fits her quite good and it doesn't look huge on her back. It has nice weather protection cover for we used it under the rain and even snow and it proves is reliability. The thickness of the protectors looks very reliable and it is for once I drop it from 1.5 m height and nothing had happened with content. But the price that is weight. But overall I'm very happy on having this backpack.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An all in 1 Bag!

By

Was in the lookout for an ideal Bag to carry my 17 inch laptop, DSLR, 70-200 lens - attached with DSLR, and three other lenses along with a few camera accessories. Tried various brands, but found that with laptop there used to be some difficulties or other in my travel. Once I found this was a bit hesitant to buy seeing its large size. [...] if you are used to carry your dear and near camera len ses and heavy bodies, you will really LOVE this bag - it gives that much of protection to the camera lenses and body.It came with a Lens pillow - a kewl stuff for the pro lenses. and now the best thing, for getting your DSLR for quick shot, you need not worry, it just take 2 seconds - quickly pull down the front zipper compartment, and here comes the gear to your hands in the next second! its so convenient and at the same time prevents a zoom lens to fall off if you dont take it out, but just un-zip the compartment - it has a blocking strip which protects the zoom lens and makes it stay in its place.Within the bag - we have plenty of room for all your stuff - 4-5 extra lenses, flash or an extra body, adequate space for each lens, good sippers to carry chargers, extra and extra batteries, cables, several SDHC or CF cards, several filters - all fits safely in!and amazingly you wont feel the weight! its harness and support is so good that we have a feeling of our body merged to it - the back support strap is so good and it helped me in long walks many a times now. I got this back a few weeks ago, now used it for three long trips, all were fantastic, no worries about gear. I carried my 15.4 in laptop, not my 17 in, so i could simply keep the extra laptop sleeve at home and carry it simply inside the back pouch. The god part is the separate compartment for laptop which allowed me to keep my laptop cables, a portable HDD also. I thought of sticking in my compact gorillapod there, but didnt do! i kept it outside and there is good support at the back of the bag, but it will also fit in, if i had tried!! The bags material is top notch - as expected with kata which manufactures high quality bag for all conditions. The weather cover is kewl, we can use it in sun or in rain (just reverse it) and it fits snugly over the bag. It has support for a trolley, but i didnt buy it as i never plan to use it with that. I felt very comfortable without the trolley, carrying it on my back. Another key feature is wile i was using my pro 70-200 lens. the Lens is heavy, and the bag allows the camera to be hanged on the bag's straps - than on my neck! which is a great boon in a full day or prolonged shootings. No other bags come with this much pluses, and offers a good comfort to your back. I had used many slingshots earlier, which were really comfortable too, but with all my gear a slingshot will not be adequate. Final verdict is that this bag is a winner supporting all the gears and offering good comfortable travel. It is within the allowed size of flight journeys, so is a go to bag!recommends it buy.

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