2 thoughts on “Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

  1. Kendall Giles
    40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rugged, comfortable, functional, awesome backpack, May 29, 2014
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    Kendall Giles (Richmond, VA USA) –
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    This review is from: Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack (Electronics)
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    If you are looking for a stylish, rugged, comfortable, and totally functional backpack to carry your computer, camera, and other gear, you may want to check out this new THULE Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack.

    This is a backpack with a special compartment specifically designed to protect your DSLR camera and lenses, though you can use it for so much more.

    I’ve been using this bag for a while and I really like it.

    The quality of the material (water-resistant Oxford nylon) is very rugged, the shoulder straps are very comfortable, and there is padding along the back of the bag to help cushion your back and any electronics you might be carrying.

    In the video I go into more detail about the features of the backpack.

    Again, this bag feels really great. The material feels rugged and of high quality, the zippers are strong, and the overall design, layout of the compartments, and configurability of the bag are really well thought out.

    This is an awesome bag, and I think you’ll enjoy taking it with you on your adventures.

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  2. James Becker
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Incredibly well-designed, June 11, 2015
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    James Becker (Denver, CO, USA) –

    This review is from: Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack (Electronics)
    I live and work in Southeast Asia, so I was looking for a backpack that would combine a professional look with a heavy-duty, travel-friendly design, and have plenty of room. When I glanced at this backpack in the Thule store at Amarin Plaza in Bangkok, I was immediately attracted to the design. From afar, the material looks like canvas, although it’s far more rugged (and heavy). The bag looks simultaneously modern yet classic, and very masculine—just what I was looking for. Since I carry a DSLR camera and laptop, I tested this and several other designs by putting my camera and laptop in them and wearing them around the store. These bags are expensive, so I wanted to know how they’d ride my shoulders and how heavy they’d feel after an extended period. I liked how the Covert, fully loaded, still allowed me to walk with my shoulders back with good posture. Other brands, like Timbuk2 and North Face, tend to slip backward off of my shoulders, forcing me to either use the front strap or walk with my shoulders pulled forward—not good for posture.

    No stone was left unturned by the Thule design team in crafting this backpack. Not only did they provide for a “safe” area to store a DSLR and lenses, but also a convenient laptop pocket accessible by a side zipper. I’m able to easily fit three large textbooks in the top compartment, even with a laptop and DSLR camera down below. Conveniently, both the camera safe zone and the inner lining of the top compartment are removable, allowing you to convert the bag into a regular 40L backpack in which you could safely fit a few changes of clothing and a pair of running shoes or two.

    I do have two very minor complaints: The bag (except for the side camera and laptop compartments) is not “quick access”, and will require you to both unbuckle and then unzip either of the two major compartments. This, however, is merely a result of the bag’s heavy-duty, water-resistant design, so it’s a minor gripe.

    The other is that the bag is a bit on the heavy side. For long walks (or journeys by motorcycle), a sweaty back may quickly result. However, there are two top straps that Thule added to the top of the Covert which allow the backpack to ride against your hips or lower back while its body hangs slightly away from your shoulders. Brilliant.

    One extra feature that I love about this bag is that it comes with a 25-year warranty from Thule for defects in craftsmanship. Knowing that, I couldn’t help but pick this bag up for myself. I expect to carry it with me for many years to come.

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