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National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack

Price: $240.00

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The National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack allows you to travel freely and know that you always have your essentials with you while keeping your personal items and photographic/video gear, as well as most laptops, safe and secure.

Small
Internal main compartment: 9" x 4 1/8" x 7 3/32"
External maximum size: 9 7/8" x 7 3/32" x 14 3/16"
Weight: 3.0 lb


Medium
Internal main compartment: 11" x 4 1/8" x 9 1/2"
External maximum size: 11 7/8" x 7 3/32" x 17 5/16"
Weight: 3.35 lb.


  • Lower padded photo compartment holds a camera/camcorder and accessories such as lens, flash unit, batteries, cables, charger, etc. This compartment features a set of modular dividers that will allow you to customize the bag to your gear.
  • Rear zipper-sealed, padded compartment will hold a laptop (12.1" or less) and accessories.
  • Upper personal storage compartment opens with zipper sealed flap, will hold all of your personal necessities such as food, clothes, books, etc. If necessary, the division between top and lower compartments can be removed to create one large storage space.
  • Twotuckable side pouches for water bottle can also be used as an anchored support for a tripod or a monopod.
  • Included straps allow you to tie on tripod or personal items to the bottom of the bag.
  • Front organizer pocket with four sleeves for cell phone, batteries, and other accessories.
  • Padded, breathable fabric on back ensures cool, comfortable carrying.
  • Detachable, protective pouch for your cell phone or MP3 player can be used on belt or on bag.
  • Foldable rain cover protects the bag and contents from the elements.

Medium

  • Lower padded photo compartment holds a camera/camcorder and accessories such as lens, flash unit, batteries, cables, charger, etc. This compartment features a set of modular dividers that will allow you to customize the bag to your gear.
  • Rear zipper-sealed, padded compartment will hold a laptop (15.4" or less) and accessories.
  • Upper personal storage compartment opens with zipper sealed flap, will hold all of your personal necessities such as food, clothes, books, etc. If necessary, the division between top and lower compartments can be removed to create one large storage space.
  • Twotuckable side pouches for water bottle can also be used as an anchored support for a tripod or a monopod.
  • Included straps allow you to tie on tripod or personal items to the bottom of the bag.
  • Two front organizer pockets with four sleeves for cell phone, batteries, and other accessories.
  • Padded, breathable fabric on back ensures cool, comfortable carrying.
  • Detachable, protective pouch for your cell phone or MP3 player can be used on belt or on bag.
  • Foldable rain cover protects the bag and contents from the elements.


Hand wash, hang dry. Do not dry clean.


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National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    4.0

    Used the bag so much the zipper broke

    By Anthony San Francisco

    from San Francisco

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack:

      I really, really love(d) this bag until the zipper on the laptop compartment broke. It took several years of heavy use to happen, and I've been rough on the bag - overstuffing it, banging it around, etc. Unfortunately, I can't find anyone who can fix the zipper, so I stopped using it for about 6 months. Recently I just put a strip of industrial velco in the laptop compartment, and it seems to be working (for now).

      That said, because it's not truly secure for my laptop, I wouldn't use it to carry my laptop in the field (although all my camera gear is still safe as houses in it).

      Other than that, I do truly love this bag. In spite of the care instructions, I've had to machine wash it more than once - it's gotten muddy at music festivals and gotten dirty on the ground while I was running and gunning countless times. But it actually looks better with age. The material has faded a bit, but in a cool, weathered looking way. It is an expensive bag, and it feels like one, but it doesn't look like one. People dont look at me like I'm a guy carrying lots of expensive equipment. I feel like I look like a seasoned traveller when I have it on and not like an easy target for thieves.

      I think someone more delicate with their gear (ie everyone) would not have the same zipper problem I had, but if you treat it as rough as I did, I'd just keep an eye out for pushing it beyond it's limits. Because getting that zipper repaired is going to be a challenge.

      For anyone worried it's not padded enough on the insides, I acutally use different (thicker) padding than what came with the bag for more security. I can still fit 2 Canon bodies, a prime and a zoom, and speedlight in the main compartment with ease, and still have enough room for the bigger padding and stuff like keys, flashlight, and other travel essentials in the top. I've even used this bag as my only piece of luggage for trips before, packing in a change of clothes in the top compartment. It's a smallish backpack, but it holds a lot of stuff.

      Other than that dang zipper it's as sturdy as can be. The fact that I havent caused a single rip or tear or worn out a corner on it is a miracle to me. I have a Domke F2 bag I use when I'm in the field and dont need a computer, and thats shown more signs of wear that my Nat Geo bag.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Don't judge a book by its cover

      By tiwi

      from batam, Indonesia

      About Me Photography Student

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack:

      iam using this product with love and hear heart hehe

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      is my best purchase!

      By Venegas2d

      from San Jose, Costa Rica

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack:

        I use it for short trips, ideal for the necessary equipment. The size is perfect and durable material

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Quality, Durability, Protection

        By Pete

        from San Diego

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack:

          I have the small version of this pack.

          It holds my gear, DSLR (Canon 40D for size comparison) with a short lens attached, zoom telephoto, and a shorter lens. Plenty of room is left for cables, flash, etc... in the lower portion but if you want to add a small prime in addition below these can go into the upper portion. Don't know if the computer slot will work for a 15"-14" laptop but definitely a 13" will.

          I've had this pack since 2009. It's been in rain, sleet, snow, mud and desert sand; dropped by a flight attendant getting it out of the overhead bin; accidently kicked/tripped over by someone not watching where they were going; my gear stayed safe. Love the fact it does not look like a photography backpack.

          Only gripe would there is no sleeve to slide it over the handle of a suitcase, I sometimes wish I it had more room in the upper portion of the bag, and it is a bit expensive compared to other bags of its size; but I reconciled parting with the extra cash for supporting the unsurpassed quality of all National Geographic does from it's magazine to its maps and peice of mind that my gear is safe.

          Bottom line is the bag does what it supposed to do. You can carry your gear safely, comfortably with quick access and no nonsense.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          NG W5070- The Pack it all Solution

          By Mediaguyz

          from Kerala, India

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Ergonomics
          • Good weight distributing
          • Great storage capacity
          • Superb Quality Clothing

          Cons

          • Limited colors
          • Pricy
          • Thin Padding

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about National Geographic Walkabout Rucksack:

          I got my NGW 5070 back in 2009 and still I pack my gears in it. It came as a pack-it-all solution for my photography life. I pack my camera, Telephoto lens (Canon EF 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 IS USM), Wide lens, Flash, Chargers, Laptop and my Monopod and few more accessories in addition; everything seats well in it. Apart from a few minor problems like, a higher price, thin padding (when compared to others) I found it really helpful and a durable gear that I can recommend to my friends or any other enthusiast.

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