Bagsutra Part 4 – Kiboko + Stormcase

My current setup is a 2 bag setup. This setup goes easy on the back.

Stormcase iM2500 , is a roller and packs the following :-

600mm F4 VR without hood

300mm 3.8 VR with Hood

Nikon Monarch binoculars

Rest go into the Kiboko Backpack

2 bodies


17-35mm2.8  lens

35-80mm lens

70-200 2.8 VR lens


SB-800 Flash

cords & some accessories

600mm Lens hood

I can fit the 600mm F$ VR + hood into one side of the kiboko but, I prefer to split the weight between two bags.

Both go carryon and domestic has never been a problem.

Tripod, Gimbal spare batteries, GPS logger etc etc all go check in packed between clothes.

See also links below:-

Bagsutra Part 1

Bagsutra Part 2

Bagsutra Part 3


Bagsutra Part – 3 – Bagging the 600mm VR + TC + Body + a few odd ends.

Continuing from Bagsutra Part – 2

I got fed up of looking at bags for my 600mm VR with hood + body + TC + a few odd ends like a flash etc so I decided to design one of my own and get it made locally. Its a backpack design and, the few odd ends can be slipped into the pockets. The bag can pack flat when the padding is removed.

I got a 25 inch length bag to fit the 600mm VR with hood fitted in shooting position + TC+ Body . The padding is flat, removable and, can be rolled to wrap around the lens and fitted into the bag. You can thus use this bag with or without padding. The bag material is water repellent . It is light padding and, usual care is expected while using this bag.

Works well for me 🙂

Some quick pics with a point and shoot, below:-

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Bagsutra Part 4; Bagsutra Part 2 ; Bagsutra Part 1


Bagsutra – Part 2 ( Fitting the 600mm VR into a Lowepro Vertex 300)

Continuing from Bagsutra Part-1

I got hold of the Lowepro Vertex 300 bag and here is what I am able to load. Pic below. The 600mm is in the lenscoat camo in the bottom of the frame, the 300mm 2.8 VR is on the top of the frame and the Nikon D2x is to the right.


* Nikon 600mm VR with reversed Lens hood (fitted with RRS replacement lens foot). The front element is protected with a Lenscoat XXX Hoodie slipped over the end of the reversed lens hood.

* Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR with Lens Hood reversed

* Nikon D2X

I doubt one could fit in much more. Maybe a teleconverter or a flash but not much space left at all. Yes the bottom portion bulges a little when the bag is closed but, the bag closes. I think one could use it for a 600+ 70-200 + 2 bodies + TC.

My current bag the Lowepro Mini Trekker is now too small for my gear. Now, I plan to use the Vertex 300 for the 300mm + all the gear and carry the 600 separately till I get hold of the Think Tank Airport Addicted or better still, figure out my own backpack.

Continue on to Bagsutra Part 4Bagsutra Part-3 ; Bagsutra Part 1