About Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Backpack
Closeouts. Designed for the avid photographer, the feature-heavy Timbuk2's Snoop camera backpack has accessible, padded compartments for a 17" laptop, camera body and lenses as well as comfortable backpack straps.
Specs about Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Backpack
- Style: Messenger
- Capacity: 1435 cu.in.
- Material: Ballistic nylon with waterproof TPU liner
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 12.2x18.1x6.5"
- Weight: 3 lb.
- Made in China
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- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 4-Star Review
It will hold a modest amount of gear. Don't expect to carry every lens, camera body and accessory that you own. I have a larger Mountainsmith pack that can hold more gear, but weighs a ton if you ... Read More
Reviewed by Flint Hills Dude from Kansas on Wednesday, August 21, 2013I've had this pack for about 5 months and it's a very useful addition to my camera pack inventory.
It will hold a modest amount of gear. Don't expect to carry every lens, camera body and accessory that you own. I have a larger Mountainsmith pack that can hold more gear, but weighs a ton if you load it down. The Snoop is my favorite camera backpack at this time, but I don't use it for long hikes because it really isn't set up to carry your camera gear and your personal gear. You can put personal gear in it, but there is no separate compartment. I wouldn't want to carry grapes, for example, next to my lens.
Currently I carry one large DSLR body, a 28-75mm zoom, a 105mm macro, a 500mm reflex and a few accessories. I will soon add a 70-400mm lens. Could probably also carry a second camera body or flash if I really wanted to.
Construction is very high quality. Lining is a light-toned teal plush that has a soft finish. The laptop/tablet pocket is lined with the same plush. There are several zippered entries. One is an outside pocket that is very slim, probably best for thin things like a slim journal or papers. Another zipper at the top allows access to the laptop area. The third is a wrap-around zipper on the grey side that works okay, but isn't the smoothest when traversing the corners. I usually arrange the zipper slides so they meet at one of the corners and make it a little easier to open and close. There is also a zippered slot on the grey side so you can reach in for your camera without having to open the whole wrap-around. It's a good feature, but larger DSLRs need a little maneuvering to remove through that slot. Inside that side cover/lid are three small zippered pockets that are handy for filters, a remote release or other small items. Two of the three pockets are netting.
Setting the pack so the grey side faces up and opening the wraparound zipper gives you full access to the main compartment. It has several Velcro-tabbed dividers to customize it for your equipment. There is also access to the laptop/tablet pocket from this opening.
The haul strap on the top of the pack is conventional. There is also a strap on the grey side so you can carry it like a briefcase, very handy when travelling. There are two loops on the back for attaching a small tripod. I've occasionally used this for a large carbon-fiber tripod and ball head without a problem. Backboard is somewhat stiff, but it gives needed structure to the pack so things don't shift around too much. Shoulder straps are okay, but not as comfortable as they could be. There is a chest strap as well and again, it could be more comfortable but it's okay.
It is fairly easy to slip out of the left shoulder strap and rotate the pack so the grey side main zipper faces up. I can access all my equipment without ever setting the pack down, important with wet or dusty ground. I do wish it had a built-in rain cover like my Mountainsmith pack does.
It really doesn't look like a camera bag (if I don't have a tripod attached!) and that's good for my needs. I can carry it without shouting out that I have a bunch of expensive camera equipment.
All in all, a very good addition to my packs and a very good value. Would definitely purchase it again.