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Old Saturday 13th June 2020, 19:52   #1
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Looking for suggestions for birding backpack or field pack

I'm trying to pin down what I want to get for a pack to carry my birding gear in so that when I go out, all I have to do is pick up (1) item and I'm ready to go.

My wife has told me to find what I want, within reason, and it will be my Father's Day present. I'm torn between a backpack or across the shoulder pack and which one. So, I'd appreciate hearing any suggestions you might have and how it worked, or didn't work, for you!

Thanks!

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If you are carrying it for any distance then in would favour a backpack rather than a messenger bag.

If you are going to be carrying camera equipment, particularly long lenses, then the Lowepro range offers a huge range of protective bags https://www.lowepro.com/us-en/

If you are just carrying bins, a field guide, a bit of lunch and coat then my current goto rucksack is the Petzl Bug. It is designed as a climbing sac but I love it as a general purpose bag. https://m.petzl.com/INT/en/Sport/Pac...ccessories/BUG

If you are carrying a scope and tripod then some birders use a dedicated pack. https://www.scopac.co.uk/ I have never tried them.

Hope that gives you some ideas.
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Canon still offers a camera backpack that has served me well for more than a decade, a bargain for under $50 imho.
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Deluxe-...2448385&sr=8-3

It is light enough to be an easy carry and big enough to hold gear and accessories comfortably.
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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 11:13   #4
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Ended up buying this on Amazon. It was delivered yesterday so I'll be working on outfitting it.

$37 and change shipped if you have Prime.

https://www.amazon.com/VISM-NcStar-T...g-goods&sr=1-3

Any suggestions on what "you" pack, or have "wished you'd packed", are welcomed.
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