Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack review: Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good Enough room for large, heavy pro-level camera gear; holds up to15-inch laptops; relatively small size given its capacity; main compartment big enough for a hardcover book, magazine, and a light jacket.

The Bad No cell phone holder on the backpack straps; rain cover could be more fashionable.

The Bottom Line Kata's DR-467 Digital Rucksack is an excellent choice for a backpack to tote your SLR, a few lenses, some extra gear, and a laptop.

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Lately, I've been obsessed with camera backpacks. It's not easy to find one that does everything I need, since I use backpacks to haul all different size SLRs, from the smallest entry-level, to the largest, integrated-vertical-grip pro bodies. Kata's DR-467 Digital Rucksack proved to be a very versatile bag and even has a sleeve in the back for up to a 15-inch laptop, though I easily fit my 15.4-inch Dell Latitude D820.

Possibly the best thing about the DR-467 is that it's not very large, but manages to tote a lot of gear. The bag performed wonderfully when I used it at the Consumer Electronics Show and the Photo Marketing Association trade shows. Not only did I carry my laptop, but I also packed the bag with a pro integrated-vertical-grip camera body, which weighs about 3 pounds on its own, as well as a flash unit, three heavy pro-level lenses, a small backup hard drive, an iPod, chargers for all the equipment, a couple of small notebooks, and various other small items, such as microfiber cloths and a slew of memory cards. The bag was able to carry so much weight that anyone who lifted it declared me crazy for having hauled all that through a trade show. I guess I'm not in such bad shape after all. Just in case I wanted to wuss out, Kata includes a strap across the back of the bag into which you can insert one of Kata's trolleys, though I used it to attach the Digital Rucksack to my rolling garment bag while making my way through the airport. When not wearing the pack, and not rolling it on something else, a nice padded handle on top lets you tote it in one hand.

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Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack

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