Recently had the chance to try some of DaKine’s latest camera packs and they all work great. DaKine is well known for manufacturing a wide variety of high-quality, functional products, and their camera packs are no exception.
This post is dedicated to the Reload pack. With 30 liters of rigid space filled with customizable padded inserts, it’s one of DaKine’s largest professional camera pack.
What I like most about the Reload is the protection it offers my gear. The Reload does an impressive job keeping expensive and fragile lenses and camera bodies safe from impact while traveling through planes, trains, boats, and automobiles.
Each photographer has their own unique set of gear and favorite way of packing it, which is why the customizable inserts in the large main compartment of the Reload are great.
The Reload is comfortable to wear when loaded down with a bunch of heavy gear and it’s ergonomic design is accommodating for walking or riding.
The Reload is a big pack built to hold a bunch of heavy camera gear, including tripods, so I recommend it for those traveling with a quiver of lenses, flashes, and camera bodies (70-200 lens fits easily even when attached to camera body).
The Reload is also a great substitute for a maximum carry-on sized roller bag when traveling through environments that are not roller friendly.
Vertical board carry straps
Photo specific main compartment
Padded laptop sleeve
Fits most 17″ laptops
Multiple internal pockets
Deployable rain cover
Padded waist belt
Compression molded back panel
Water Bottle pocket
Adjustable sternum strap
Outside dimension –
1830 cu. in. [ 30L ]
21.5 x 12.5 x 8.5″ [ 55 x 33 x 22cm ]
Inside Camera Block Dimension –
19 x 12 x 5.5″ [ 48 x 31 x 14cm ]
6 lbs. [ 2.7kg ]
420D Nylon Mini Rip
If you’re traveling light (couple lenses and camera bodies), check out DaKine’s smaller padded packs which may better suit your needs. The DaKine Mission Photo Pack (20 x 11 x 6 inch) is a great smaller pack.