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I have 2 peak designs inserts (m-l) that I use in an osprey pack. I’ve tried a few osprey bags and really haven’t found one that works perfect but almost ok. I have a shimoda that I’ve learned to despise. The shimoda is more convenient but it is heavy, I hate the roll top, the front pocket is all but useless, it lacks some basic hiking features like pockets on the waist strap, ive used it in cool weather and my back sweats like I’m in a sauna. I don't really understand why companies insist on a laptop sleeve in a hiking pack? Does anyone really hike with a 5-6 lb laptop
I’ve got very few requirements
body/2-3 lenses holds a tripod and trekking poles water bladder against my back not the front a very well ventilated back and a well organized pocket system for random accessories and filters.
so far its looking like I need to start a bag business because my perfect bag does not exist..

anyone know of such a bag?
 

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I've been through a ton of bags but right now I'm quite happy with the MindShift Backlight 18L for my daypack and if I need to carry more gear I also have the MindShift Backlight 36L. I know https://atlaspacks.com/ receive a lot of praise and I'd probably consider one but for now I'm very happy with my MindShift setup.
 

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B&H has a deal on Manfrootto bags right now, not sue if that's your thing. I'm mostly a Lowepr
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I've been through a ton of bags but right now I'm quite happy with the MindShift Backlight 18L for my daypack and if I need to carry more gear I also have the MindShift Backlight 36L. I know https://atlaspacks.com/ receive a lot of praise and I'd probably consider one but for now I'm very happy with my MindShift setup.
I will second that for the Mindshift Backlight, the only thing is it has no space for a bladder for water which is a big problem for me on long hikes. I should look at the Peak Design inserts for my Osprey as I like to travel light and my Osprey pack is as light as they come but it has no protection for a camera so if I'm doing any serious hiking, I often wrap my camera in my extra clothing in the pack :eek:
 

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I've been through a ton of bags but right now I'm quite happy with the MindShift Backlight 18L for my daypack and if I need to carry more gear I also have the MindShift Backlight 36L. I know https://atlaspacks.com/ receive a lot of praise and I'd probably consider one but for now I'm very happy with my MindShift setup.
I agree, very happy with mindshgift. I am currently using the 18L for most of the time.
 

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