The DAKINE Sequence Pack helps you get deep into the backcountry with all the photo and avalanche gear you need for a successful shoot.
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Does this pack have provisions for a water...
Does this pack have provisions for a water bladder and drinking hose?
nice comfortable bag
I like the versatility of it having a camera block in the bag.. only gripe I have is that once the block is in there there's not much room left for a laptop. I haven't had a chance to take it somewhere far but I suppose if I do I'll just use the block separately and use the bag to carry other stuff.. overall its really comfortable.. will have to test it when snowboarding season comes
How much room is in the backpack for other...
How much room is in the backpack for other gear ie jackets, gloves, food, etc, after the camera gear is all in place?? I would like to be able to take it hiking as well as snowboarding.
I take it BC and it's STUFFED when holding:skins,shovel,probe (had to buy a specific shovel that would fit in the outer flap)Nikon D370-200 2.828-70 2.8sandwichhatmisc small BC tools2 small walkie-talkiesI have to clip an extra layer on the outside, and can't use a hydration bladder (it's got an exterior water bottle pouch that works, you just lose the convenience of the bladder). Overall a sweet pack, but could REALLY use another 40-50% of volume. THEN it would be king. The ski holder system is sweet too.
Very nice, versatile bag!
I've owned 4 camera bags now over the past year. I must say, so far, this has to be the most versatile bag I've ever owned. It's comfortable to wear and I'm able to fit all of my gear (Canon 30D w/grip, 430EX flash, Sigma 24-60, Tokina 12-24, Canon 85mm f1.8 and Canon 70-200 f/4L) plus many other odds and ends. I still have room to expand. The biggest draw back in my opinion is the fact that I have to access my gear with the bag off of my shoulders. Not that this is really a big problem for those everyday quick photo trips but if you're walking around with it on and needing to change lenses, it could get frustrating. I've yet to take it out on a long day away from home but I believe it would do just what I wanted it to do. Other bags I've owned are the Canon backpack, Lowepro Rover, Domke f4. I really like the fact that when I go to air shows, with the added security, I can't take the whole pack with me through the security gates. But, I can take the camera block out and use it as a shoulder bag. It will let me right through the gates!
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. It seems like a very sturdy, well built bag that will provide me years of service. It has to be the most comfortable bag I've worn with it loaded down.
Can this pack hole a laptop?
Can this pack hole a laptop?
A Camera Bag for Adventurers
I searched and searched for a camera bag that was made for someone who actually takes their camera gear into the backcountry and wants to be comfortable. The DaKine Sequence is the best I found, and almost perfect. My favorite parts: nice wide hip belt to hold weight, removable camera block, tripod fits in the ski harness, deep enough for a Nikon D300 with grip (or a D3) and tele-zoom (ample room for a tele-prime), convenient and well thought out pockets, relatively bombproof, opens on the back panel (heavenly!). My wish list: better padding and suspension (oh Osprey, when will you make a camera pack?!?), a tad more room for extras (lunch, rainjacket), lighter overall weight (camera gear is heavy enough as it is), a bit narrower so it would fit under the seat on the airline. I agree with the reviewer above, there isn't room for a bigger laptop. However, I don't have much need to take a laptop in the backcountry, so I don't miss that. If you're looking to take your big and heavy camera gear in the woods, and you still want to feel your arms and shoulders by the end, this is a great pack.
Well Made, Ergonomic Fit, Protective, Convenient Access To Camera Gear
This is the only reasonably-sized hike-worthy camera backpack that will carry your camera and large telephoto lens without disassembly. Holds 70-200mm Nikon f/2.8 and 1.7X Nikon Teleconverter all connected with room to spare for an even bigger telephoto, and also has space for at least 3 other lenses (non-telephoto), or another big prime telephoto lens up to 300mm f/2.8.
This pack is durable, very well made for the price, has plenty of compartments in intuitive places, and is very comfortable on your back even with 15 pounds or more of camera gear on your back.
The laptop pocket? if that's what the pack is meant to hold (the large front pocket) is very shallow and can barely fit my macbook 13" notebook. This could be the only downside to this pack, although it does hold my macbook so I'm stoked.
If you have a 15" laptop and like to carry it with your camera gear, you might be able to place it above the camera gear on the other side of the pack, but it will require some adjustment and hassle becasue you'll have to place it aside every time you pull out your camera.