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Clik Elite Probody Sport Compact BackPack with Fully Padded Camera Bay, Comfort-Molded Back Panel, Gray
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.7 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
67% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Comfortable(3), Strong construction(3)
 
Good Pack!
By Chris from Colorado on 1/11/2011
Pros:
Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Holds Large Hydration Bag, Roomy, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, No Rain Fly, Slightly too large
Best Uses:
Hiking with Photo Gear, Mt Biking wPhoto Gear, Protecting Gear, Transporting Gear
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Clik Elite Clik Elite Probody Sport Compact BackPack with Fully Padded Camera Bay, Comfort-Molded Back Panel, Gray:

I had three criteria when looking for this pack. 1)Ability to carry a 3 liter hydration bag. 2) Safely carry lots of camera gear with easy access. 3)Highly functional for mountain bike use.

This pack meets all of my criteria.

Now that I have it in my hands I find it is a sturdy, well built pack. There is plenty of room for water, camera gear and a pile of whatever else I may want to haul along on a ride. In fact, there is room for more stuff than I am willing to carry while bike riding. As a result, the bag is not quite full and contents shift around more than I prefer. A little creativity though, and I have everything cinched down and tight. I wish the bag were a little more compact but otherwise it is great. Ergonomics and adjustability for strenuous activity are terrific. I've been on several 20+ mile off road rides with this pack and it performs well with no discomfort.

 
Excellent Product - Perfect for my needs
By NachoPittVerified Purchaser from Albuquerque, NM on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Protecting Gear, Storing Gear, Transporting Gear
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Clik Elite Clik Elite Probody Sport Compact BackPack with Fully Padded Camera Bay, Comfort-Molded Back Panel, Gray:

I have used this bag to hike a number of different trails in the last couple of weeks. The top storage compartment holds enough for light hiking. The camera storage area is perfect for my D40 and a couple of lenses. Combined with my 100oz water pouch, I am able to hike into some remove areas and get some amazing pictures.

The build quality of this bag is great - on par with other high end bags I have used. I expect that this bag will last for a long time.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I had high hopes for this expensive bag
By cdsuperg from San Jose, CA on 6/2/2010
Pros:
Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Cons:
Hard To Access Equipment, Sized for Kit Lenses, Small Tripods Only, Too Small
Best Uses:
Light Duty
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Clik Elite Clik Elite Probody Sport Compact BackPack with Fully Padded Camera Bay, Comfort-Molded Back Panel, Gray:

I had high hopes for this expensive bag but a body and one lens is all you get unless you spring for lens pods to mound on the wings (and they must be Clik pods because their straps are too narrow to support Lowpro or others).

On a Canon 7D, it will not fit a lens longer than a 70/200mm F4 (hood inverted) and still close.
There is no padded room for extra lenses.
Only two legs of my tripod fit in the pocket and the top strap needs a good stretching to make it around (manfrotto CF 960cx3). Even then, when wearing the pack, the tripod rubs on the shoulder.
The bottom is the "media pocket" and it is made same material as the rest of the pack (not leather or rubber like others) so it will no doubt scuff and wear poorly over time.
Most of the smaller pockets are too tight to use for anything and hard to fish stuff out of.
If the body is in the bag the way the pictures show here (flash shoe facing back), it is almost impossible to get out without fully opening the compartment.
Putting the camera back without laying it on the ground/table can be difficult because the camera section has no real support to keep it ridged so the space can collapse. As long as I put my Canon 7D in upside down (flash shoe facing down), it is reasonable to get the camera out in a sling type fashion without putting the bag on a flat surface.

It seems to have little usability as a camera bag, even for a weekender who just wants something comfortable to hike and ride with. It is best suited for cleaner environments like city parks where you can set it on a bench to switch lenses or CF card.

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