2 thoughts on “Case Logic SLRC-206 slr and 15.4-Inch Laptop Backpack (Ebony)

  1. Orion
    330 of 341 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great backpack but with a couple of minor drawbacks, December 15, 2010
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    Orion (USA) –

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    This is a great camera backpack, and for the price, can’t really be beat. However, there are a couple of things that I dislike about the bag.

    1) The padded dividers are quite thick and take up a chunk of space within the backpack.

    2) The hammock system for the camera is neat but it also results in a lot of wasted space at the top of the backpack on either side of where the DSLR body sits.

    3) The zipper for the main flap goes down all the way to the bottom but due to the rubberized “bucket” at the bottom, has to stop above the bucket section at the base of the backpack. This is inconvenient because the lower most compartments of the backpack are hard to get at since the flap cannot be pulled apart any more. That space is pretty much dead space because anything that is stored in there will not be easily accessible unless you lay the bag completely flat and then struggle a bit with pulling your lens out of the bottom most compartment.

    4) The pouches/flaps in this bag are not very useful due to their lack of having any real capacity as they sit flush against the body of the backpack. This is my single biggest gripe for the bag because the other points made above are more easy to overlook. I especially find it hard to store my GND filters and polarizer along with adapter rings and cokin filter holder in the front/side pouch which is where I should be able to store them for easy access.

    Don’t let my list of negatives fool you. It is still a great backpack. I just decided to list these points because I didn’t really see them in any reviews I read when researching the backpack. If I had, I might have considered a different backpack that had more pouch space for accessories.

    Edit – I just wanted to clarify that while my review might perhaps sound more negative than the 4 star rating that I gave this bag, I just chose to list the few complaints I had, that I did not find in any other review at the time of purchase. There are plenty of great things about this bag, and I encourage you to read the abundant positive reviews here on Amazon to learn about them. I’ve owned this bag for almost a year now and I still like it. My camera has always felt safe in it. Since I don’t carry more than 3 lenses at any given time, I have plenty of room in the bag for some of my other accessories.

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  2. Senor Zoidbergo
    96 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Another fantastic product from CaseLogic, December 20, 2009
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    Senor Zoidbergo (Washington D.C.) –
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    This review is from: Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4-Inch Laptop Backpack (Black) (Camera)
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    This is a very well thought out bag that really stands out from others in its class. For someone like me, who travels with their gear and does a good bit of hiking and camping, a rugged bag is essential.

    The organizational possibilities are endless with this pack. The interior is composed of numerous foam components (coated in soft felt) equipped with Velcro. It is super easy to rearrange the padding inside to give any lens a snug fit. I threw in my 200mm zoom and 1.4 prime lenses today, quickly readjusted the padding, zipped it up, and I was out the door without a worry. Of course, I still had room for about four other lenses. I also had my 20-year-old Minolta camera in there, and the design of the hammock and the way the padding angled around the camera body gave it a very secure fit. The memory foam designed to sit on top of the camera body is dense, but it is covered in felt and seems safe enough to have pressed against the display screen of a DSLR. In short, there is no need to worry about harming your gear with this pack, which is important because many of us don’t have the most rugged equipment in the world. The padding also gives me peace of mind for hauling my laptop around. My 15.4″ laptop fits like a glove in its designated spot and the padding extends to all sides of the compartment (even on top where it zips).

    I have taken this pack with me on a trek through the snow on one occasion. I had no problem or hesitation setting it down in the snow. The bottom is very durable and waterproof, and the pack does not easily tip over. I’ve even packed it lopsided and had some of the flaps hanging open, and it still didn’t tip.

    While the main features of this pack are great, the little things Caselogic added are a nice touch. Aside from the main two compartments (for camera equipment and laptop), the ancillary compartments on this bag are useful. There are two pockets on the inside flap of the camera compartment and several pockets accessible from the outside. Each of these has its own padding to some degree, and within most of the pockets are different sized pouches just right for fitting any type of smaller equipment (e.g., batteries, film, memory cards, lens filters). The tripod straps on the outside of the bag seem very durable and large enough to hold most any sized tripod, although I have not yet tried taking one out with me. Finally, it helps that the shoulder straps are padded. When this bag is loaded with a laptop and photo equipment, it gets pretty heavy, and it helps that the full length of the straps are padded.

    There’s not a lot to complain about with this pack. In fact, I only have one gripe, and it is too minor to merit the loss of a star from my rating. With the amount of padding on the back of this bag, it’s going to press against your back when you have it loaded, and it doesn’t take long to build up a sweat. It would have been nice to see Caselogic design this pack with an airflow system that holds the pack just far enough off your back to let air through (like with newer hiking backpacks). Maybe that will be the next step. For now, though, this concern is too minor for me to complain.

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