Looking for a camera bag that fits under an airline seat

Discussion in 'Equipment & Media' started by Brian Moore, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I have a number of bags but I'm looking for one that will fit a DSLR (Canon 6D) and two lenses (Canon 24-70 and Canon 50mm) as well as a mirrorless (Canon M2) and two lenses (EF-M 11-22 and EF-M 20mm) and a laptop. And it must be able to fit under the seat in front of me in case there is no overhead space available. (O/H space is at a premium on domestic flights over here in USA because the airlines charge for checked bags, so everyone wants to save $25 bucks by carrying their bags on.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I don't think you meant that first link, Pete.
     
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  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks, Pete. I was looking at the Think Tank Urban Disguise 60 too. I'll go to my local camera shop tomorrow and see if they have any that I can look at to gauge the size of it.
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks, Rob. Must have been in the clipboard. By the way, I find Fasthosts to be a much better hosting company and am only with the other one for that domain as that is where Vodafone dumped us after buying Demon and shedding chunks of the business. They've also just dumped the email that was associated with domains so that now you have to pay for what was included in your contract and you have no choice but to use MS Outlook365. I am in the process of dumping those services that needed it but it's too complex to move the main company one.
     
  6. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member

    For the past 30+ years I've usually just used normal backpacks to carry my equipmwent, I do have a large photobackpack but prefer to travel lighter most of the time.

    Typically I might be carrying a 5x4 Super Graphic and 3 lenses, a Gaoersi 6x17 camer, a Yashicamat 124 and a Canon 50D and lenses. For airline travel I always wear my kagool and I can put lenses, the Canon body, or film in the large pockets.

    On a trip to Canada last month I used the Kagool for the Canon, and bought a small backpack for my main camera, lenses, light meter, film, iPad. books etc, it sat nicely under the seat in front.

    Ian
     
  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you, Ian.

    Was this a "normal backpack" or a camera bag backpack? If the former, did you use dividers or any packing to prevent the equipment from colliding and bumping? If the latter, what brand and model?

    Thanks again, Ian.
     
  8. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  10. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member

    Standard small backpack Brian, it has three separate areas inside, a back pocket perfect for the iPad and two others. I wrap the LF camera in it's darkcloth the rest in plastic bags or other wraps, so much simpler than a specialist photo backpack ack far more incospicuous.

    Ian
     
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  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Ian!
     
  12. Martin Carlin

    Martin Carlin Active Member

    Hi Brian
    Not sure if you have sorted something yet but I use a Lowepro its like a rucksack has a pocket for laptop and can handle a couple of DSLRs as well as a 70-200 and another couple of lenses Im not sure of the model number but will check it out to see if I can find it for you
     
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  13. Martin Carlin

    Martin Carlin Active Member

    Found it Brian its a Lowe FastPack 450 I think mines a lot older but it has served me well
     
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  14. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks a lot, Martin. I'll look into that one. Much appreciated.
     
  15. Matt Byrne

    Matt Byrne New Member

    This is possibly too late, but I've always managed to get my 20D with battery grip and 50mm lens in one side of my Hadley Pro with room for the 10-20 Sigma or the D3300 w/ kit lens attached on the other. It surprises me how much it swallows.
     
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  16. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Matt. I ended up with a Tenba shoulder bag that is pretty big but still fits under an airline seat. Thanks again.
     
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