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Don't lose the memories; keep them in the Snoop.

You won't be long into your European vacation before you come to fully appreciate the Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Pack for its burly build and intuitive, low-profile, versatile design. Ballistic nylon and generous padding keep your equipment safe, so you can tame the muse throughout rolling hillsides and beyond. Edit your photos on the train, and stash your laptop in a dedicated sleeve pocket when it's time for a nap.
  • Backpack straps, side handle, and hang loop provide multiple carry options
  • Vented back panel provides comfort and padding when you're carrying it as a backpack
  • Huge main compartment features multiple internal divider sleeves that are adjustable to accommodate odd-sized gear
  • Integrated laptop compartment fits most 17-inch laptops; bag provides both external and internal access to laptop compartment
  • Tripod attachment straps stash that bulky item
  • Ventilated back panel and new strap design make for comfortable carrying
  • Multiple grab handles add convenience
  • Quick-access zip pouch on front provides convenience
  • Trusty bottle opener included on shoulder strap ... because boozing and photography always mix well

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3 5

I like it but don't love it.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I needed something smaller than my 33L DaKine Sequence backpack so I purchased this bag as a secondary camera backpack. The modern appearance, the Tumbuk2 name, and not looking like a traditional camera bag are the reasons that attracted me to it. However, there are some flaws that prevent it from becoming my primary bag.

The ridged structure gives provides security for the contents inside. However, the zippers to access the main compartment have difficulty making around the most upper corner due the stiffness of the bag. Because of this issue, I use the problematic corner as meeting point for the two zipper heads so I don't have to fiddle with zippers trying to make a difficult bend when opening and closing the bag.

I like the depth of the bag but it is too deep for a side entry bag. My Canon 7D with battery extender and 70-200 2.8L lens attached has no issues fitting in it. However, not all my lenses are that length so I have used the provided dividers to split up the other compartments. A problem is created because the dividers make it hard to access items furthest away from the bag opening. I wish this bag was a back entry one because of its width.

The external tripod holder should have had two Velcro straps and not just one. My carbon Silk tripod can only fit one leg through the top loop and only two legs on the bottom Velcro strap. Unfortunately, this doesn't center the tripod to the center of the bag and it noticeably offsets the center balance of it while wearing it.

Overall, this bag is good for an enthusiast but not so great for a serious photographer. I plan to keep Snoop backpack for smaller shoots but I still prefer my DaKine bag.

5 5

Quality through and through

There are lots of camera bags out there these days, but I'm glad I did the research and got the Snoop.

It's just so versatile. Comfy in backpack mode and still has the carry strap on the side for carrying it briefcase style. The side access is much quicker and easier than a normal backpack style zipper and the padding is quality.

Props to Timbuk2 for putting together a well designed and a well built pack.