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The Adaptor backpacks from Vanguard are versatile, allowing easy access your photographic gear whether you shoot left or right handed. The backpacks are also designed to offer plenty of protection to your kit and you can even use the backpack as a sling bag if you prefer. As well as the Adaptor 46 on test here priced at £95, there are also the 41, 45 and 48 models available. The 46 model is the only one which has room for a laptop.
- Holds a laptop up to 13 inch
- Tripod holder
- Customisable interior
- Converts to a sling bag
- Zippered and buckled top compartment
- Padded, breathable fabric on backside
- Nylon 420D/Polyester 600D exterior fabric
- Polyester 150D/Velvet interior fabric
The Adaptor 45 - this will hold: One DSLR with grip and attached lens, 3-4 extra lenses, a flash unit, accessories (memory cards, cables, battery and charger) and tripod.
The Adaptor 48 - this will hold: One DSLR with lens attached (70-200mm f/4L), 5-6 extra lenses, a flash unit, accessories (memory cards, cables, battery and charger) and tripod.
On the top of the bag is another substantial storage area, which is ideal for other larger accessories, or indeed your lunch! The cover for this section zips up and is also securely held in position by two clips, so it would be ideal for any valuables. It also has a small external zip pocket for yet more smaller accessories.
The tripod is held in place by a firm, chunky strap and it rests in a small pouch which is kept in a pocket when not in use. The strap is also a useful way of picking up the bag when it is not holding a tripod. The laptop storage are is accessed via the side of the bag, with the laptop resting along the back of your back, so it is quite close to your back. If you don't carry a laptop this area would be useful to carry a magazine or travel documents as there isn't any where in the bag that is suitable for them. There is also another pouch on the back of the bag, the primary use of this is to hold the unused strap when using it as a sling bag, but it will come in useful for holding other items.
Value for moneyThere are plenty of bags on the market, so have a look at our complete guide to camera bags for more ideas of what's available. Priced at £95.00, the Vanguard Adaptor 46 isn't the most expensive in the range, the 48 is priced around £105.00, with the lower priced 45 and 41 backpacks coming in at £93.00 and £79.00 respectively.
|The Vanguard Adaptor 46 is a great all-rounder and therefore comes recommended.|
Vanguard Adaptor 46 Backpack ProsCan be used as a sling bag
Holds plenty of gear
Vanguard Adaptor 46 Backpack ConsNo raincover
Front cannot be opened for full access
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