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Kata Ultra-Light Bug-255 UL Backpack for 2 Pro D-SLR Cameras 5-6 Lens Kits and Up to 17" Screen Sized Laptop

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About Kata Bug-255

The Ultra-Light Bug-255 UL backpack features a combination of technology, materials and design which embody the ultimate essences of Lightweight Protection without compromises. Specially formed foam encased spring steel Spine Guard for ultimate structural protection, light yet durable RipStop fabrics & meshes, Aeriform foams and Spider Webbing straps all join together to create a protective yet fantastically light backpack.

The incredible modularity allows you to make it even lighter by simply removing components that are not necessary for your adventure. The unique design provides quick, separate access to your Pro DSLR with up to a 300mm lens attached. Additional 4-5 lenses, camera body, flash and other primary accessories fit snuggly in the circumference and specific dedicated compartments can be arranged using the Aeriform Dividers and ample Cocoon pouches. Secondary accessories such as cables, chargers etc. fit neatly out of the way in the zippered pockets on the front flap.

Along the back a padded 17" laptop compartment is located, while additional storage is available in the multiple flat external pockets one of which is designated for a small water bottle.

The Kata Bug-255 is commonly used for Protecting gear, Storing gear, Transporting gear and more.The Kata Bug-255 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Kata Bug-255: Adjustable harness, Comfortable, Easily accessible equipment, Roomy and Strong construction

Kata Bug-255 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
  • 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 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
  • Lens Pillow: Take unwanted stress and provide support for your heavy video or photo lens with the lens pillow. Situate underneath the base of lens to comfortably support and protect your gear during transport
  • 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
  • Aluminium Skeleton: Formed Aluminium 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 Bug-255 Specifications

Material
Exterior: Ripstop nylon
Interior: Aeriform foam dividers and padding
Interior: Yelloop bright yellow material
Interior: Spring steel Spine Guard
Spider Webbing Straps: Nylon and polypropylene straps
Type of Closure
Zippers
Tripod Holder
Yes
Waist Belt
Yes
Carrying/Transport Options
Carry handle
Gecko backpack harness
External Max Size Dimensions (L x W x H)
15 x 10.4 x 20.9 inches / 38 x 26.5 x 53 cm
Internal Main Compartment (L x W x H)
13.2 x 7.1 x 20.5 inches / 33.5 x 18 x 52 cm
Computer pocket inner size (L x W x H)
13 x 1.6 x 15.7 inches / 33 x 4 x 40 cm
Weight
Max. Weight: 5.3 lbs / 2.420 Kg
Min. Weight: 3.1 lbs / 1.390 Kg
Mfr #
KT UL-BG-255
SKU
KAULB255

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a quality bag

It's a good size plenty of room for gear. Doesn't have a personal compartment section was a draw back for me, but the space is perfect for all your gear. Tripod holder able to fit in the center is perfect for balance on long hikes. Can't say anything negative about this bag . Really well made as usual haven't had any thing from Kata that wasn't. Can hold a ton of stuff well thought out. Would recommend this bag

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but not enough adjustable dividers

The bag is fairly large with a lot of room for lens but is difficult to arrange the dividers. There only a few places that the velcro will stick to the outside edges of the bag. I sent two emails the Kata tying to find out if more dividers could be purchased to add additional lens dividers. Did not receive a response until two weeks after I returned the bag. You cannot purchase additional dividers according to the response I received. Very limited "pocket" storage other than using the li...

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The bag is fairly large with a lot of room for lens but is difficult to arrange the dividers. There only a few places that the velcro will stick to the outside edges of the bag. I sent two emails the Kata tying to find out if more dividers could be purchased to add additional lens dividers. Did not receive a response until two weeks after I returned the bag. You cannot purchase additional dividers according to the response I received. Very limited "pocket" storage other than using the limited number of dividers included with the bag.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
3.0

Good but not enough adjustable dividers

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The bag is fairly large with a lot of room for lens but is difficult to arrange the dividers. There only a few places that the velcro will stick to the outside edges of the bag. I sent two emails the Kata tying to find out if more dividers could be purchased to add additional lens dividers. Did not receive a response until two weeks after I returned the bag. You cannot purchase additional dividers according to the response I received. Very limited "pocket" storage other than using the limited number of dividers included with the bag.

 
5.0

What a quality bag

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It's a good size plenty of room for gear. Doesn't have a personal compartment section was a draw back for me, but the space is perfect for all your gear. Tripod holder able to fit in the center is perfect for balance on long hikes. Can't say anything negative about this bag . Really well made as usual haven't had any thing from Kata that wasn't. Can hold a ton of stuff well thought out. Would recommend this bag

 
4.0

Best for when you only need a few items

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I purchased this new Kata bag as a replacement for my ThinkTank Traveler bag and to give Kata a try. I'm very pleased with the lightweight construction, great zippers and excellent stitching, as well as the bright yellow/orange interior, which helps when trying to find small items in low light. Unfortunately, this new bag will only be used for the times I don't need most of my equipment, which isn't all that much. I can only fit my Canon 5D3 body, 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8 lens, along with a 1.4xTC. If I add any other lenses, I don't have any room for my 580EX-II flash, spare camera and flash batteries, USB card reader, Gary Fong Lightsphere, cables, lens cleaning cloths, etc. All of these items fit in my ThinkTank Traveler bag, in addition to my Canon 85mm/1.8 and Tokina 11-16/2.8 lenses, plus my laptop mouse, laptop power brick, snacks, etc. I'm taking this bag on a 5-day trip this week, to photograph an IronMAN triathlon in Augusta, so, this will be a good field test, including airplane travel. My laptop is only a 15-inch Lenovo T410, so, it should fit, with some room for a few magazines. Besides the limited space constraints, another concern I have is the zipper pulls aren't as hefty as my ThinkTank bag and I'm afraid my security lock may actually break off the tiny holes in the zipper pulls. One feature I'm looking forward to trying out is the integrated camera strap system, which relieves neck strain, by having the camera weight supported by the backpack itself, if you're wearing it while shooting. This is an innovative feature I've not seen on a camera bag before.

 
5.0

What a deal!!!

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Light weight, good size plenty of room. I bought this bag on sale and it was a good buy. Medium size bag with all the bells and whistles, just what I was looking for. Adorama does it agin!!!

 
4.0

Big on space, light on your back

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Having only had one other bag to compare too, take this for what it is worth. Also keep in mind that different people have different needs. Okay, I LOVE THIS BAG! I had another brand of backpack that was as large as this, but much lower quality. The zippers didn't hold up and after the first month I had to exchange for a new one. That one made it a week. I saw a great sale on this one so I gave it a shot. I was able to put in this bag: Canon T4i w/ 18-135mm STM Lens Battery Grip w/6 extra batteries and 2 battery chargers EF 28mm 1.8 Lens EF 50mm 1.8 Lens Memory card case Speedlight 430EX, extra AA batteries and charger 4 Filter kit Satechi Bluetooth Remote Trigger Various Cables and Card Readers Black Rapid Shoulder Strap Rain Cover Lens Pens Cleaning Kit 15" Macbook Pro with Charger Wacom Bamboo Tablet Portable Hard Drive GoPro Hero2 w/ both cases, extra battery, mounts, cables wifi backpack That is pretty much all my gear. It can get a little heavy on my back with all of that in there at the same time, but most of the time I leave my laptop out which takes a lot of weight off. The zippers seem to be of high quality and I don't have any fear of them busting as them seem solid. The bag, when empty, is incredibly light. I like that it has a rigid Aluminum frame and since I am a bigger guy (300lbs) I like that the shoulder straps are more than long enough to expand to my size. Another plus is that the waist belt is removable as I would never use it and I don't have to feel it stuffed against my back. The easy access "Front door" is nice if you just want to grab your camera quick. I also like the individual pods in the main compartment, each with their own zipper to close them. It may be another zipper to open, but it keeps your stuff from falling out if you have someone else open it while on your back. There are a lot of adjustments that you can make with the straps, which adds a lot of versatility. In my opinion, this is the best bag for what I paid for it. I would have had a hard time paying full price for this bag, before I owned it and realized how perfect it was for me. As for anything that I don't like about it, I can't think of any yet, and hope I never find a problem with it. For my needs, it does everything I need it to do. If you are looking for 1 bag to hold all of your stuff, this one is great!

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Shopper  what criteria was used in choosing this pack?
ARNOLD H  I wanted to make sure it would fit my 17" MacBook Pro
Shopper  what criteria was used in choosing this pack?
ARNOLD H  I wanted to make sure it would fit my 17" MacBook Pro
CAROL M  how about security? I'm concerned about whether someone could easily open the back zipper and remove my 7D in a crowd????????
MICHAEL D  Hello, I have not have any issues. The pack works great.
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