I have a bag fetish. I will admit. But there is a semi-delusional rationale to why I lust for the containers of life. By my count, I’ve got eight or so bags used to house all kinds of things my life and job demand. Each is designed for a specific purpose, a specific fabricated need. And in the midst of this system lives the bag for daily use. And this, my friends, leads me to the Tenba Fulton v2 14L. The Cadillac of bags is really two bags in one. So sit back, pour a tall one and let me explain this ever-critical aspect of my life.
Based on my experience, I’d call your collection “Modest”
Yes, I’m learning that my addiction is only a starter addiction compared to some. And I like that.
It’s almost unavoidable. I have a ton of bags, but I wouldn’t say I have an addiction to them. I don’t want to have a ton of bags. But it seems like every bag manages to get just enough things wrong. I fully intend to take a bunch of them to Goodwill. This Tenba bag looks great. I’m curious what your travel audio kit consists of. I have a few options, none of which I use enough.
Oh ya. I see another bag in my future. Probably ten. I emailed you earlier about audio kit.
What a timely review! I was just talking with my wife about traveling and thinking its about time I upgraded my “camera bag”. In double-quotes because my “camera bag” is an old green Eagle Creek day pack that was made before the first packs with water sleeves. Its still a great day pack – but I finally want better for when I travel. The Tenba Fulton V2 looks great, I will be checking out the 10L at my local candy store, er, I mean camera shop, later today. Thanks for choosing to review this bag!
Just used the heck out of it on a short trip north. Overloaded it too just to see what would happen. It works wonderfully.
I just wish Atlas would make a smaller version of their Athlete pack and I’d be happy.
Me too, don’t need expedition size- smaller, lighter
Addendum: Local camera store did not have the 10L in any style/color. But I brought my old Eagle Creek along for comparison and the14L was only slightly larger. So I came home with the 14L. Very happy it turned out that way.
And it warms my heart that you’re a minimalist when it comes to travel kit. At home or abroad I only bring my T4 and two lenses, 23mm and 35mm (35 and 50 equiv), a couple of filters, a rain sleeve and a tool kit that fits in a plastic sandwich bag. There’s other things like you said that will go in the bag depending on anticipated need but for essential camera gear, that’s it.
Oh man. Am getting back on my feet AND into production at the same time, and have been needing a bag I can comfortably heft gear with, for a full day at a time (given manky leg). Been looking for a weather friendly bag that fits gear, water bottle, brolly, tripod, random lights etc for the LONGEST time and came across the Fulton earlier this year…. haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. I probably didn’t to keep watching this film…. but who can resist an enabler? 😀