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The Booq Python Toploader camera bag enables the user to carry a large DSLR with a long lens attached, or a more compact DSLR with a smaller lens attached and another small lens underneath the padded divider. It is a sleek looking bag that seems well made from good quality materials. Booq specialise in high quality bags, cases and covers for laptops, iPads and cameras.
The bag also features high quality dense padding, and is manufactured from 1680D ballistic nylon, a very tough material, and is water repellant.
- Dense padding
- Seatbelt nylon adjustable and removable strap
- High quality rubberised YKK zips
- Practical yet stylish red inner layer
- Two side pockets with inner elasticated pouches
- Terralinq unique barcode inside to help locate lost bag
- Water repellant
The smooth zips make it easy to get into the bag, and it is also really easy to lift your equipment out thanks to the sleek design and inward facing opening of the bag. The side pockets are also quick and easy to access, and feature several elasticated pouches to store your memory cards and other small equipment safely. It also features a detachable key chain holder, to enable safe storage and quick access to your keys.
The bag feels really well made and has a touch of class, with its metal loops around the strap attachments to ensure there is no fraying of the material through rubbing.
The inner camera compartment divider is secured by velcro and is easily positioned to add a layer of protection between the spare lens and the end of the attached one. If you choose to use the bag with a larger DSLR and one lens, the divider can be used to create a snug fit by laying flush to the side. It is well designed for access to your equipment, and also keeps your equipmet safe with its densely padded lining.
The bag on its own is really light, weighting just 0.75kg when empty, despite all its features.
Booq Python Toploader Value For MoneyAt £79.10, the Booq is a considerable investment. However, the add ons such as the Terralinq service, and the high quality of the bag itself all could make you think it's worth it.
If you're looking for a stylish and sleek bag that is made out of the best meterials and will still give you good protection, then this bag is a good choice.
Vanguard's Pampas II Range can hold up to the same level of equipment as the Booq, for around £35. Their bag lacks the side pockets, but does have a large mesh zip pocket on the closing flap. It also has rubber feet on the bottom, which the Booq does not have. Lowepro's Toploader Zoom 50 AW looks very similar to the Booq, and has one big front pocket. It is available for £27.16.
For more suggestions have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.
|The Booq Python Toploader is a great quality bag that will protect your equipment well.|
Booq Python Toploader ProsHigh quality build
Built in barcode tracking system
Luxury padded interior
Booq Python Toploader ConsLacks shoulder pad
Lacks rubber feet
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