I watched quite a few YouTube reviews on this bag before I decided to buy it. All those reviews were aglow with adoration for all of the interesting design elements of this bag but after using it for about 6 months I realized that none of these reviewers had ever really lived with this bag in the real world.
To sum it up, I have a few gripes about this bag. The first is that the front pocket is really too small to be useful for very much. The second is that the straps tend to work themselves loose which can lead to the bag unceremoniously dropping to the ground. My final grip is that it will not fit a full frame DSLR comfortably (or at all, depending on the camera). However this is not really a legitimate gripe as they market this bag primarily toward mirrorless and compact DSLR users.
But there are still many things that I do love about this bag and I’m still using it as my main camera bag for travel and day to day use.
On December 26, 2005 I purchased a 1989 Toyota Corolla DX wagon from my good friend and former San Diego roommate, Cami. I was attending film school at the time and I needed something a little roomier than my Mazda Miata to carry equipment for film school projects. I remember laughing inside a few times thinking about how I was loading $100,000+ worth of equipment into this little old car. It already had well over 200,000 miles on the clock and I honestly only needed and expected it to last me a year or so to get me through film school. In the end it completely surprised me by continuing to run and run and run and I just couldn’t justify getting rid of a perfectly good car. I ended up keeping it for 7 and a half years and in all that time the only time it had ever left me stranded was in 2010 when the original (!!) radiator finally sprang a leak.
That is until the morning of February 22, 2013 when the transmission suddenly failed while I was driving southbound on I-5 just before the Fourth Street exit. The old and faithful Corolla which had lasted me this long with a bare minimum of maintenance had finally had the catastrophic failure that would have me contemplating whether it had truly reached the end of the road.