Weight: 4.97 lb
Features: Water-repellent YKK Zippers and Duraflex fasteners; High-visibility interior lining material to help you easily locate small accessories; Multiple tripod carrying options
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Since Thule was established in Sweden in 1942, their products have become commonplace among active people and outdoor enthusiasts looking to lug their skis, bikes, and other toys from A to B—more recently, that includes camera gear. The Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack is a heavy duty option for photographers who need a little more ‘oomph’ behind their lens than the casual Instagrammer. So whether that means you’re a pro chasing the light in AK, or you’re just hoping to shoot a really, really, ridiculously good-looking family photo for the Christmas card, the Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack is a great option for hauling your gear—camera body, multiple lenses, tripod, laptop, and more—up the mountain and down.
There are about a million little pockets in this pack, so everything you need to stash can have it’s own home—but until you get a system dialed, it can be easy to forget where everything is.
The removable camera pod system in the bottom half of the pack allows for basic customization of storing and protecting your camera and lenses. You can cradle your precious cargo in the divider system and trust it’s not going anywhere. It pops in and out easily and can be accessed while you’re still wearing the pack. Just swing it around to one shoulder and you can quickly unzip, grab, and shoot. (Isn’t photography easy?!) There is also room here for two additional lenses and a flash. If you need more space, you can zip out the divider which separates top and bottom compartments and fly free. The roll-top feature is also great for stashing extra gear, be it sandwiches or an extra layer.
Also awesome: I had this pack sitting in snow all day last week and thanks to the durable and water-resistant material of this pack, I wasn’t worried about my gear getting soaked. That doesn’t mean I would take it scuba diving, but you sure can take it through the slush bumps this spring.
Skiing hot: This is a real pack that has support, cushion, and balance, all while holding everything you need.
Skiing not: Make sure you’re only taking what you need—when this pack is maxed out, it’s heavy and could get too bulky to ski with.