3 thoughts on “Instance reasoning CPL-108BK Backpack for DSLR Camera and iPad, Black

  1. J. B. Hoyos
    20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Strong, Sturdy Backpack that Holds and Protects a Multitude of Electronic Items!, March 19, 2013
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    J. B. Hoyos (Chesapeake, VA) –
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    For many years, I’ve bought and carried JanSport Backpacks (JanSport Classic SuperBreak Backpack) because they are strong, sturdy and have a long life. When I received this Case Logic CPL-108GY Backpack, I wanted to test its durability. First, I removed all the padded compartments/dividers and used it to carry novels, notebooks, pencil pouches, etc., to work, church, and most everywhere I go. For nearly four months, I have carried this backpack faithfully every day. The zippers, buckles and seams have remained intact. None have torn or ripped apart.

    I own numerous electronic devices including several digital cameras, a portable DVD player, a portable film projector, portable Bluetooth speaker, and several wireless headphones. The Case Logic CPL-108GY Backpack makes it easy to carry all of these. The padded compartments/dividers inside the backpack are easy to remove and reinsert. There is a diagram that comes with the backpack; it explains every part of the backpack, which has a multitude of compartments and pockets–more than I will ever use. If you lose the diagram, there is one on Amazon’s website for this product.

    I took this backpack with me when I photographed animals at the Norfolk Zoo. I own a Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR [Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode (Black)], which my parents bought me for Christmas two years ago. I was able to carry extra flash memory cards [SanDisk 32GB SDHC Flash Memory Card (SDSDB-032G-B35)] inside slots that are provided for them. Thankfully, this backpack has its own blue weather hood. It began raining rather hard at the zoo. I was able to put the hood over the backpack with little difficulty.

    I highly recommend the Case Logic CPL-108GY Backpack for carrying all your electronics. It is strong, durable, sturdy and should last many years with proper treatment. It reminds me very much of my JanSport Backpacks, which I have always bought. I gave a CPL-108GY Backpack to my girlfriend, Tammy, who is an amateur photographer, for Valentine`s Day. She also likes it very much because of its multitude of compartments/dividers. Also, she said it was lightweight, but strong, compared to other backpacks she has purchased.

    Joseph B. Hoyos

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  2. iReview
    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice “anonymous” camera backpack, October 25, 2012
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    iReview (Reisterstown, MD, United States) –
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    This is a medium sized camera backpack.. a perfect size for my amateur needs. I don’t want something huge, but need something to travel with that has room for my camera, a lense, and some other non-photography related stuff. I like the protected sleeve for the tablet!

    I also like that this doesn’t have a huge logo advertising Nikon or other big camera name…proclaiming that I have an expensive camera on board. This looks like a generic backback.

    One feature it doesn’t have, is a sling option with rapid access to the camera. I like the sling bags that you wear over one shoulder and you can rotate horizontally in front of you for fast access to a camera from a door on the side. Some bags allow you to convert to this configuration. This one does not.

    The internal padding is of good quality and very flexible with regard to changing configuration. There is room for all my gear if I need it (I am a casual photographer) including an SLR, extra lense, flash, sd cards and batteries. You can attach a tripod to the outside if you want.

    There is a rain cover that is easy to get to and stretch over the bag.. a very nice feature. I am not sure how water repellent the bag itself is without the cover.. not something I want to test!

    The best features though for me are that it is fairly compact, anonymous, and has room for everything a traveling amateur photographer needs. This is perfect to take with when being a tourist and wanting access to your camera, accessories, travel book, snacks etc etc.

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  3. Micheal Mathews
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for small loads on the run, October 22, 2012
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    Micheal Mathews (Berea, KY, USA) –
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    I’ve been eyeballing the SLRC-206 backpack from Case Logic for a while now so when this new one came up on the vine for review I jumped at it hoping it would be a substitute.
    While I haven’t actually used the SLRC-206 based on the video and pictures I can say that they are definitely not comparable.
    This bag (The CPL-108) seems to be geared towards light loads and less rugged use. The SLRC line of bags seems to be more geared towards hard usage and larger loads. I own the SLRC-203 bag and the features on that line that differ includes things like molded EVA bases for setting it down in mud or water, a sling system for holding your camera suspended and thicker foam dividers.

    So let me talk about what this backpack does have and why you might want it.
    First of all it’s got plenty of room for your DSLR with at least 3 medium size lenses. By medium I’m talking the 55-250mm telephoto standards but not those big ol’ Cannon Nat Geo style bazooka lenses. Alternatively you could have 2 lenses (one on the camera) and a speed light with a couple of accessories.
    I’ve got a Rebel T3i with the 18-55 kit lens in it right now and the center section still has plenty of room. On the sides of the main compartment I have a set of Macro extension rings, the battery charger and the cord along with a medium sized pocket rocket. Still with room for a few small items, could probably squeeze a speed light in the same compartment as the pocket rocket since the chambers are kind of deep.

    At the top of that same compartment there is a set of pouches that could hold 2 SD cards in cases or more if you dropped the cases and just slipped in the cards. There’s also a thin pocket on the inside of the flap for something like a grey card or an X-rite system.

    There’s a large chamber in the top that I’m keeping my flash diffuser in right now but I could actually fit a few more small items in it if I wanted.

    The pouch for a tablet is right behind your back. The bag is advertised for iPads but I have a Galaxy tab 2 10.1 with a leather case in there and if fits perfectly. I was a little sketchy about that placement thinking it would be really uncomfortable but once I slipped the pack on it was actually really nice. There’s just enough padding to keep it soft and the stiffness helps keep my posture (at least it seems that way).

    There is a small side pocket that looks like it would work for a phone or a small point and shoot and in a secondary smaller pouch on the back there are slots for a lens pen and maybe more thin accessories like a book, some lens cloths or a really compact reflector.

    The weather proofing is a cool little pouch that stuffs up in the bottom of the pack between you and the tablet/iPad. You just pull it out and stretch it around the bag and fasten some Velcro straps behind your shoulder straps and it’s on. This could seriously be done in seconds, it’s really easy which is nice since I imagined trying to do this as your walking and it starts raining. You’re gunna want to get that sucker on without any fuss and I feel like I could.

    There are straps for a light weight tripod or mono-pod, don’t expect to carry anything heavy duty.

    The carry straps are all there. You’ve got the shoulder straps, with a chest strap and a waist strap as well. You could snug this bag up tight and run with it without worrying about it bouncing around.

    All-in-all it’s a low profile lightweight pack that would definitely work well for a fast pack and go style rig.

    I haven’t field tested this pack yet but will soon and I’ll write back to let you know how it holds up. I’m a pretty rough user since most of my shoots are run n gun indoor and outdoor in the same session. The build seems to be really sturdy, which is definitely the case with the SLRC line as well. So far I’m surprisingly impressed with Case Logic’s camera bags.

    All that said the way I would probably recommend this pack is for the lightweight street photog. Someone who has a general idea of what they’ll be shooting and where; and doesn’t need to carry their whole rig along with them.
    I don’t like that you have to take the pack off and open the whole thing to get at your camera. There’s really no “quick-access” built into this one like there is the SLRC line and with a pack like this that seems even more necessary since this seems to be geared towards a street style shooter who might need to grab the camera on a whim. But again, if you know where you’re going and don’t need a big set-up this would be a very practical pack.

    PROS:
    Lightweight
    Comfortable
    Slot for iPad or 10 inch tablet
    Rain cover goes on quick and easy
    Low profile
    Good space for a small to small-medium size load.
    Carry straps for securing the bag to your torso and avoiding bounce.
    Solid build

    CONS:
    No “quick access” to your…

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