Linx 160 Camera Backpack


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The Linx 160 Camera Backpack


Features:


  • 11 pockets are included to organize your accessories
  • Side attachment loop that accepts an optional SlipLock add-on
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with a non-slip shoulder pad for
    easy-going comfort
  • Includes - phone pouch & key clip
  • Inner Dimensions - 10 (w) x 4 (d) x 9.5 (h)




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Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Bob Fately 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/28/2005 11:56:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/28/2005 11:56:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/28/2005 11:56:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/28/2005 11:56:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/28/2005 11:56:55 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
For what it's designed to be, the Lynx 160 is a pretty nice bag. That is, it can hold a modicum of gear, is comfortable and doesn't have that camera bag look (so it's less tempting to hooligans on the street).

The bag is essentially a lzip-topped large main compartment with a slim pocket on the back and a marginally larger pocket on the front side that is covered with a flap. The strap is designed to be worn across the chest, like a bandelero, though it's pretty comfortable in the more normal shoulder position.

The interior of the main compartment is velcro-ized, so you can insert and remove the separaters that come with the bag to create variously sizes subsections in there. I have often carries a large-ish SLR (Nikon F100) with a short tele or wide angle along with a second small lens (no big f2.8 tele-zooms here) or the SB28 flash. WHen I need to, though, I can put all of that plus a sturdy (Leitz) table-top tripod and some filters in as well - they just sort of sit on top making it less easy to reach in and just grab the camera in an instant.

The front flap covers a pocket that can, like the back pocket, fit a small book or pamphlet (or plane tickets and the like). The front pocket, though, also has myriad of mini-slots and pockets for things like pens, business cards, and a key ring clip. The flap itself is actually another pocket, with a zipper to access that, but I've rarely used it as it makes the flap too unweildy.

There is also a mesh expandable pocket on one side of the Linx; in a pinch I've shoved that tabletop tripod or other smaller goodies in there. The other side of the Linx has a loop to which you can attach one of LowelPro's Street & Field pouches - and again, I've done this to put another short (18-35mm) lens in reach.

Build quality is pretty good - up to LowePro's standards. I've had the bag for a couple of years but as an official bag-a-holic it's only one of about 15 camera bags I own (I stopped long ago arguing with my wife about her shoe problem) so it's not getting used daily. Still, it serves me well when I need a bag that a)doesn't look like a camerea bag, b) can fit a variety of stuff (sometimes my XPan camera and accessories) and c)is well designed and comfortable.

12/28/2005 11:56:55 AM
 

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