2 thoughts on “Instance Logic FLXB-102 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Backpack, Anthracite

  1. Len
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A fantastic bag for SLR enthusiasts, April 14, 2013
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    Len

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    This review is from: Case Logic FLXB-102 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Backpack, Anthracite (Electronics)
    I’m generally hesitant buying products with 0 reviews, but I took the dive for this particular bag and it payed off. I wanted a camera bag that doesn’t look like a generic Canon shoulder bag; I wanted something more nondescript with a little bit of style, but still kept my toys safe. This bag hit every mark, and I’m proud of my purchase. Hopefully this will convince some of the more cautious Amazon buyers to follow suit.

    –Fit and Finish–

    The bag is made with a high-quality feeling canvas fabric. The zippers are made with thick plastic teeth. The zippers are probably the cheapest feeling part of the bag. However, they feel sturdy enough for the long haul. The bag is fairly stiff, keeping a pretty sturdy wedge shape. The back and bottom of the bag are padded, which keeps the structure of the bag rigid. The bottom of the bag is rubberized, which was a very nice surprise. The shoulder straps are solid feeling and are comfortable.

    There are two drink holders on the sides of the back pack. One has a strap that’s great for things like umbrellas or tripods (however, of course you won’t be able to open the bottom pouch with something strapped in. Something I learned in practice).

    –Top Pouch–

    The top pouch has inflexible metal(?) wires that keep the shape of the pouch, similar to a woman’s clasp purse. The asymmetrical zipper on the front of the top half is small, but useful for things like filters or maybe an extra battery. Inside the top half there is also an extra zipper pouch, which was also a surprise. Other than that, the top is kind of unexciting.

    –Bottom Pouch–

    The bottom pouch opens up, and holds a removable bag which is used to hold a camera. The removable bag is padded all around, and has 3 individually padded sections: one for camera, and two lenses. My 6D fits snugly (a little too snugly, in fact) into the camera-sized pouch. One lens holder could barely fit my 24-105 f/4 L. Needless to say, it wasn’t meant for huge lenses. It does hold my 430EX II flash as advertised, however. The ipad pouch in the bottom half doesn’t seem useful to me, because it’s fairly hard to access. the pouch also bows a little due to the size of the padded camera insert, which would make me hesitant to put something breakable in it.

    The front snap-closing pouch has not gotten any usage from me yet. The snaps open up to reveal another zippered pouch, with two pockets and another zippered pocket. the pockets seem too small for things like the camera charger or anything of bulk. It might hold a filter in its case, or other knick-knacks, so it might have its uses later.

    –Conclusion–

    Overall I’m super happy with my risk-taking. The bag is well made overall and looks great. I would recommend this bag for anyone who had the same criteria as I put out above. I put significant effort into this, because I hope this helps someone else to take the 1-review gamble!

    *edit* I will stress that this bag has very little room for expansion of your kit. While a cannon shoulder bag can hold 2 bodies, a long lens, and 2 medium/short lenses, this bag is made for only 1-2 lenses and one body. If I were to get a longer 70-200 f2.8 lens, I’d put it in the top pouch which would put it in a slightly more dangerous position.

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  2. Amazonian Consumer
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy Access To Bag Contents, August 12, 2013
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    Amazonian Consumer
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    This review is from: Case Logic FLXB-102 Reflexion DSLR with iPad Backpack, Anthracite (Electronics)
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    The design concept of this Case Logic FLXB-102 Reflexion Backpack is stacking two separate bags and keeping them together with zippers, which permits easy ability to be carried on one’s back (freeing both hands), and accessed individually without disturbing the contents of the other bag.

    The bag’s external dimensions are 12.2″(l) x 7.9″(d) x 18.5″(h), and it has internal dimensions of 10.2″(l) x 6.3″(w) x 7.5″(h). It is a good idea to keep heavier contents in the bottom bag, so that the backpack won’t be top-heavy.

    There is an iPad pocket in the bottom bag, but if you have a thick iPad case around your tablet, it may not fit the pocket.

    I like this bag very much, as it allows me to carry lots of stuff in the two bags, and it is relatively light.

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