For the World Traveler: Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 Review

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From designs that range from hiking to street photography, camera bags are becoming less one-size-fits-all and more specialized. The Gura Gear Chobe 2.0 is designed with the opposite idea in mind. Dubbed as an everyday bag, the Chobe 2.0 easily converts from a laptop bag to a camera bag to a carry-on bag. Even the design crosses genre boundaries. It has the shape and organization of a briefcase, yet the rugged sailcloth material feels like an upscale duffel bag. The bag comes in a 13-inch and 16-inch version, with narrow and wide camera cube options (only the wide cube will fit a mounted lens).

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Review: Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 v2

Andy Hendriksen The Phoblographer Think Tank UD50 8 of 13

There’s certainly no shortage these days of fashionable and comfortable laptop & camera combination bags, and Think Tank is no stranger to the genre. Their Urban Disguise and Retrospective laptop bags have been incredibly successful, and regarded as some of the finest camera bags available for those with the need to lug around their computer as well. I recently took a trip to Canada, and brought along my Urban Disguise 50 v2.0 to test out how well it would handle my vast number of gadgets, mirrorless camera gear, and the rigor of long distance air travel.

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Review of the Lowepro CompuDay 150 (with video)

I used to work in downtown Boston a few years back and I rarely ever took my camera with me because it didn’t fit into my “work bag”. I could have added a camera insert to the bag but it would have made it awkward to carry and I would have had to remove some other important items, like my lunch. The other option would have been to use a camera bag as my work bag but, along with being big and bulky, camera bags do not excel at carrying my day-to-day items. Also, big and bulky bags make you unpopular very quickly on crowded subway cars. So what bag do you use if work/school (laptop, phone, notebook, documents, lunch, etc.) is your focus but you also want to bring along your DSLR? Methinks you should grab one of the new Lowepro ComuDay bags.

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