AmazonBasics DSLR and laptop backpack review


Hi. In this video, we take a look at this AmazonBasics
DSLR laptop camera bag. Hi. I’m Adam and welcome to First Man Photography
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and I’ll see you there. Okay, let’s get into this. In a very recent video, I previewed my new
camera bag which was the F-stop Sukha bag. It was a very expensive package. It seem to upset quite a lot of people justifiably
so in a lot of cases. For me, it was perfect because I’m getting
out into the mountains to film my vogs and things like that. But it is overkill a little bit, there’s
no doubt about it. Something bit more modest and a bit more affordable
will definitely do the job just as well. So, in this video, I have picked up this which
is the Amazonbasics DSLR and laptop camera bag and it will fit the bill, hopefully, for
a lot more people. So we’ll get into this bag and take a look. The first thing that strikes you, when you
get this bag out of the box, is it’s, actually, pretty decent quality. That’s the Amazonbasics ethos is to have
high quality gear without the fuss and, because they’re building it in such bulk, you get
good value. That’s what this bag provides. At just over £30 in the UK and about $40
in the US it is excellent value for we get. So let’s open it up and I’ll show you. So we have the main compartment here which
you just unzip. Then, like many other camera bags, it’s got
lots of different sections and it’s going to hold all your normal gear. It’s not the biggest bag in the world but
it still is pretty roomy you’re going to be able to carry, pretty much, what you need
for your day shoot, hopefully. It does taper off towards the top. So it is thinner at the top than it is at
the bottom bottom. You’re going to have to your bodies laying
flat. There isn’t enough room to lay your body
on the side. But you probably could fit two bodies in here. It also has this area, another front pocket
here. If you can see in there, you’re going to
get loads of other stuff in there. You could put a little coat in there, if you’re
that way inclined. There’s places for pens, memory cards, wires,
things like that, that you can shove into there. Food, of course, if you’re trekking away
like me for the day. Then you have the laptop area towards the
back. So, let’s try filling this bag and seeing
what we can get in. So, we’re going to start off with a camera,
my Canon 5D MkIV. That goes in. Canon 100mm macro lens, check. Landscaping lens at 17-40, that goes in. It stands upright like that. Canon 85mm 1.8 lens, check and a flash. Now, Canon 400mm F5.6 wildlife lens. check? This is pretty impressive for this value. A couple of filters, check. There you see that is fitting everything there
pretty comfortably. I’ve got to say, I am really impressed with
that. It does feel solid as well. I feel like my gear will be safe in there. It’s padded front and back as well. Let’s just close that up, take one laptop
and then just slide that in and, again, that just sits nice. That’s a 15 inch laptop that’s gone into
there and now that’s just sat in that bag pretty nicely. Now, I need a tripod. Can we attach a tripod to this? Yes we can. Lift this little pocket up, put one leg in
there like that and then it’s just a case of strapping the straps around the tripod,
clipping in like that. Now there we go. That is is really easy. This is the Befree Manfrotto tripod. Now, is the bag waterproof? No it isn’t but Amazon do you a little of
favour and provide a nice little rain cover. So, very simply, just pull that over the bag
and it should go over the tripod as well. Lay it flat, like that, and pull it over,
fit it on. There we have it: one waterproof bag that
costs less than £40. I mean, that’s brilliant. Let’s try it on. It’s got a waist strap, a chest strap. That is pretty good. I’m happy with that. This one comes with a grey interior but it
does also come with an orange interior as well, if you want a little bit more style
in your life. So is the bag too good to be true? Well, there are couple of small downsides,
although, I emphasise that that’s a small downside. Like I said, it’s not waterproof but, still,
this is pretty thick. It will take quite a lot of rain to breach
this bag anyway but, as soon as you put that cover on, accessibility becomes a problem. In fact, accessibility is probably the biggest
problem of this bag because you have to undo the top here, open it right up. Although, it’s not too bad. You’re going to have to put the bag down
somewhere and, like I said, it’s not waterproof and then, normally, your body is going to
be right at the bottom here. So, it’s not a hundred percent ideal in
terms of accessibility. Some people may, also, not want to advertise
the fact that it’s Amazonbasics but, very simply, get a piece of tape, stick it over
there and then the job is a good one. Another small downside is the strapping on
the back here. It’s strong enough and the stitching feels
like it will hold, as well, but the padding just doesn’t feel that substantial. You can feel the foam inside almost. It just feels a little bit cheap. I’m not sure after wearing it for a little
while how much support that will provide. Having said that, the big selling point of
this bag is that cost. I’m absolutely impressed with his bag, I
really am. I could definitely recommend this, if it fits
somewhere in your budget range. I’ve put a link down below for you to check
it out. If you’ve tried this out before, please
leave a comment down below and let everybody else know what you think. Okay, I hope you enjoyed that. Please give the video the thumbs up, if you
did and subscribe to the channel, if you haven’t done so already, where I’m putting videos
out every Wednesday and every Sunday There will be another vlog coming next week. I’ll see you one another one very soon. I’m Adam. This is First Man Photography… Out!!!

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