Kata GDC Series T-212 Torso-Pack with TST Protection, Chest Holster Style Pouch for SLR's with a Short Zoom Lens.

Kata

About Kata

Kata's T-212 is uniquely designed to keep your Digital / SLR or Camcorder in quick-draw position, while TST protected. The T-212 enables frontal carrying and quick-draw without weighing on your neck.

The shape of the expandable main compartment adjusts to fit your gear and can be divided into 2 sections. Additional large large pockets will store all necessary accessories.

The T-212 is the central element of KATA's EPH system. It can be used on its own (with the weight distributing back-mesh piece) or attached to the W-92 waist Pack as well as one of the backpacks: R-102, Teddy-2, Panda or Grizzly.

TST (Thermo Shield Technology) is a state of the art solution that gives perfect protection for the digital equipment while creating an extremely light product. The outer surface of the TST is thermo-formed in a protective "rib-shape" construction (Patent Pending) It is made of Super Nylon - a Mil-STD, double cord, water & dust proof, high tenacity and abrasion-resistance fabric.

Underneath a cross-linked, closed cell PE + EVA shield is impact and shock protective while providing a comprehensive insulation against cold, heat & moisture. The internal padding provides the necessary cushioning & vibration reduction. The lining is Kata's unique Yelloop material which is fabricated especially for the anti-scratch and anti-static requirements while allowing divider attachment for internal partitioning.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (6),Well padded (5),Easily accessible equipment (4)
Best Uses:
Transporting slrs (3)

Kata Features

  • TST (Thermo Shield Technology): Layers of Woven Super Nylon & Closed Cell Foam Heat Molded into a Strong Exoskeleton Creates a Semi-hard Shock Proof Case
  • Super Nylon: A Mil-Std. Double Cord, Water & Dust Resistant, High tenacity and Abrasion Resistance Fabric

Kata Specifications

External Max Size, LxWxH:
15.7" x 4.7" x 15.7" / 40cm x 12cm x 40cm
Internal Main Compartment, LxWxH:
11.8" x 3.9" x 9.8" / 30cm x 10cm x 25cm
Weight:
1.0 lbs / 4.55 kg
Mfr #
KTT212
SKU
KAT212

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Kata Has Made Another Amaizing Bag Again

There are other bags out there that only cost $50 or so that provides the same amout of storage as the Kata T-212 Torso-Pack, but they lack the protection that Kata provides.This bag is very well designed. It has a large flat pocket in the back for maps & paper items, a second large flat pocket for your media items like cords, large batteries and such, and the main compartment in front that is possible to divide with a zipper. In the second large pocket, this pocket is closed by velcro, and i...

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There are other bags out there that only cost $50 or so that provides the same amout of storage as the Kata T-212 Torso-Pack, but they lack the protection that Kata provides.This bag is very well designed. It has a large flat pocket in the back for maps & paper items, a second large flat pocket for your media items like cords, large batteries and such, and the main compartment in front that is possible to divide with a zipper. In the second large pocket, this pocket is closed by velcro, and it has a lastic band were you slip in 2 memory CF Cards, and 4 AA batteries. The rest of your items, such as your real camera batteries, cords, pens, what not, are in a mess, but if they were not it would be hard to find what you need in a hurry. (The large flat pocket, and the main compartment are closed with a zipper.)This bag can be worn in the back, just like you wear it in front. It is a very comfortable bag to wear. It has much protection unlike other bags in the price range. It also is conectable to other Kata quipment, like there backpacks.In my Kata T-212 Torso-Pack I carry a D70 with 18-70mm lens attached, a large sigma flash, a tabletop manfrotto tripod (5inches when folded up), a tabletop manfrotto tripod extension(6 inches when folded up), a medium Velbun tripod head, much other media things. It is just what I have been looking for.NOTE:(1))I can see that it would be possible to connect a small tripod (10-15 inches when folded) to this bag, but my large Manfrotto (30 inches when folded) would be over kill, and would most likely hurt to cary that way[...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Big pack no room

I use it for my D7000&18-105, for that it works good. But if you want to also take along another lens there is no protection between the camera and lens.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
2.0

Big pack no room

By

from Grand Rapids,Mi  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use it for my D7000&18-105, for that it works good. But if you want to also take along another lens there is no protection between the camera and lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Interesting but limited

By

from Frostbite Falls, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

The design of this bag is interesting and takes some time to figure out what you can and cannot carry. With two odd shaped pockets you have to experiment with how to pack stuff. The design incorporates expandable but still well padded equipment pockets, a very usefull feature. Fore those not used to packs carried in the front of the body, this pack takes some getting used to. It feels awkward at first but can become more acceptable as you learn to use it. I use it for quick grab and go to the local park, museum or urban streets where one camera and second lens is all that is needed. One benefit of a front pack is security and ease of moving in a crowd. It is awkward to carry the camera in the over the neck, front, position. I use an over the shoulder strap when the camera is out and ready for action so that the pack does not get in the way.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Does not move from the front easily.

By

from Santa Fe, NM  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Had intended to carry camera on my back and swing bag to the front when camera needed. My bad, does not work that way.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Kata Has Made Another Amaizing Bag Again

By

from Fort Worth, TX  -  Professional

There are other bags out there that only cost $50 or so that provides the same amout of storage as the Kata T-212 Torso-Pack, but they lack the protection that Kata provides.This bag is very well designed. It has a large flat pocket in the back for maps & paper items, a second large flat pocket for your media items like cords, large batteries and such, and the main compartment in front that is possible to divide with a zipper. In the second large pocket, this pocket is closed by velcro, and it has a lastic band were you slip in 2 memory CF Cards, and 4 AA batteries. The rest of your items, such as your real camera batteries, cords, pens, what not, are in a mess, but if they were not it would be hard to find what you need in a hurry. (The large flat pocket, and the main compartment are closed with a zipper.)This bag can be worn in the back, just like you wear it in front. It is a very comfortable bag to wear. It has much protection unlike other bags in the price range. It also is conectable to other Kata quipment, like there backpacks.In my Kata T-212 Torso-Pack I carry a D70 with 18-70mm lens attached, a large sigma flash, a tabletop manfrotto tripod (5inches when folded up), a tabletop manfrotto tripod extension(6 inches when folded up), a medium Velbun tripod head, much other media things. It is just what I have been looking for.NOTE:(1))I can see that it would be possible to connect a small tripod (10-15 inches when folded) to this bag, but my large Manfrotto (30 inches when folded) would be over kill, and would most likely hurt to cary that way[...]

 
4.0

Great for camera and few accessories

By

from Cleveland, OH  -  Getting started

I use this camera bag to store and transport my Nikon D50. I have it rigged to carry on my back, but will swing around to the front for easy access to the camera. I use the extra straps for carrying my tripod below. My biggest complaint about the bag is occasionally when I am taking the camera out or putting it away, the on/off switch is flipped. I don't carry an extra lens now, but am soon thinking about adding one to my collection. There is room for an extra lens if you're willing to carry less accessories. The small pockets are useful and well placed, with the exception of the Velcro pocket. Overall, I am very happy with this bag. It doesn't carry a lot of gear, but it is sturdy and well designed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bag Ever

By

from Kuwait

I use the bag mainly for travelling. not only does it hold my digital camera (canon power shot SD,but the additional compartments also hold my wallet, mobile and some minor neccesities..... it deserves an A grade

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Questions about this item:

Barbara T  Will the Kata T-212 hold an Apple iPad along with Nikon D90 and 18-105 lens?
KENNETH C  I don't have an IPad, but there should be enough room.
Shopper  Is it totally crazy to think this bag might hold a Canon 1DX with a 200mm f2.0 lens?
JAMES H  It works for my Nikon 200 with 18-200 VR lens with room to spare. It is pretty bulky though.
Shopper  Will my Nikon D90 with 18-105 lens attached fit into the Kata T-212?
PATRICIA D  Yes, your camera should fit - but the pouch is weird. It is much like a snow cone paper holder. The camera just sits in a pouch. If you bend over, the camera can come out. I'm not impressed. PGD
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