The black KT PL-MTP-120 MultiPro-120 PL; Backpack from Kata holds a ton of gear in a relatively small package. This is a tough bag meant to, on one hand, be compact, while on the other, enable you to carry enough gear to get your through just about any job you can imagine. It's rated to hold gear such as a Canon EOS 1 MARK III, with a 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, Canon Speedlite 550EX, 3 additional lenses such as Canon 100mm Macro, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM, Canon 50mm, battery charger and up to a 15.4" (39.1 cm) laptop plus a variety of personal gear.
Made from tough ripstop and standard nylon, and supported by a foam covered spine for maximum shock protection, this bag features a comfortable and uniquely designed Gecko Harness that is both ergonomic in design and textured to provide a special "feel" while worn. Kata understands that schlepping gear around can be tedious and they have made this pack to be especially user-friendly when it comes to humping loads from A-B. It even comes with a tripod holder that permits you to attach your pod to the appropriate loops on the back of the pack while the legs go into an included sling area.
As for your gear, your 15.4" (39.1 cm) laptop is secured within its own padded compartment and is readily accessible when needed. The equipment is nested within movable, padded dividers and can also work in conjunction with Kata's optional Modi-Vers system of dividers that allows you to custom cut your dividers to suit specific needs. The dividers are yellow and make locating gear easier in low light.
Kata's internal Aeriform Foam is a perforated, laminated and reinforced foam system that pads the pack and adds another level of protection. Accessing your gear is achieved via several means. The front zippered compartment reveals the entire contents or by using the top zipper, remove only your camera that is stashed with lens facing down. If that isn't enough, there are side access pockets that work well when you sling the pack over one shoulder. Unzip, grab your camera, shoot, replace and you're off to your next shot. Ultimately, all these options permit you to organize your gear in a way that makes it most useful to you and that suits your shooting style.
The rear of the pack contains another unique feature. It's expandable and can be used to stash a jacket, books, maps, lunch or items you might not ordinarily take along. It also gives you the freedom to pack items that you pick up along the way.
An elements cover serves multiple purposes as well. The gray side is for sun protection while the black side protects against the rain. In either case, it can be rapidly deployed to protect your gear from inclement weather - and anyone who spends a fair amount of time outside knows that the weather can change quickly. The elements cover leaves you prepared for the worst. This is not a pack for the faint of heart since it is meant for heavy- duty shooters who carry a host of equipment and need a bag that meets the demands of pros who don't have time to waste on inferior equipment.
|Material||Ripstop and standard nylon|
|Type of Closure||Zippers|
|Exterior Dimensions||10.6 x 17.3 x 13.0" (26.9 x 43.9 x 33.0 cm)|
|Interior Dimensions|| 6.7 x 15.75 x 11.4" (17.0 x 40.0 x 29.0 cm) |
Laptop compartment: 1.4 x 15.75 x 11.4" (3.6 x 40.0 x 29.0 cm)
|Carrying/Transport Options||Gecko Harness - Specially textured strap material is super comfortable|
|Weight|| Max: 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)|
Min: 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
Max refers to the bag with dividers
Min refers to the bag without dividers