Every summer I head out with my fiancee to camp for 2.5 months. (yay for teachers!).
Every summer I have him carry my camera in his very full and heavy backpack as we hike around all day.
Every summer I say that I will get my own camera backback to deal with my own stuff.
Every summer it doesn’t happen.
At least I found this at Vistek:
Tenba Discovery Photo/Tablet Daypack Sage/Khaki
The Discovery mini photo/tablet daypack from Tenba is slightly smaller version of their large photo backpack yet it will still hold a mountain of gear in comfort and style. This pack is not only rated to handle a DSLR with 2-4 lenses, flash and accessories but will also carry an iPad, 11″ MacBook Air or 10″ tablet in a separate rear padded compartment. In addition, there is a large top storage area that is perfect for stuffing a jacket or some snacks into. The bottom area keeps your camera gear safely tucked into their own padded pockets using the removable dividers that can be arranged to suit your needs. Both the top and bottom are secured using heavy-duty self-healing zippers. The bag is made from rugged weather-resistant nylon and can be further protected by using the included rain cover.
- Tough, water-repellent nylon exterior
- Extraordinarily lightweight construction (weighs only 1.95 pounds)
- Heavy-duty, self-healing zippers
- Compression straps secure and stabilize the load
- Large elasticized micro-mesh pockets hold water bottle or gloves
- Padded rear pocket fits an iPad or similar tablet up to 10″ (25.4 cm), or the 11″ (27.9 cm) MacBook Air
- Waterproof bottom panel keeps the bag protected if you have to put it down on a wet surface
- Front accessory pocket perfect for phone or audio
- WeatherWrap auxiliary cover included
- Large top compartment for electronics, light jacket, lunch and more
- Additional accessory pockets in front flap
- Harness and belt designed for exceptional comfort
- Tenba Discovery Mini Photo/Tablet Daypack (Sage/Khaki)
- Rain Cover
- Limited Warranty
It sounds just perfect for camping and hiking. But on the other hand…what’s one more year of enjoying a lighter load while hiking up 3,000 feet?