You've all seen it when you're travelling, the douchebag tourists with the big honking camera pack that screams, rape and pillage me for my $15k camera equipment that I set to AUTO. It's black, it's bulky, it's F*CKING ugly. That's why I promote the use of something like what I have. I did look at the Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack for my needs, but it was too big for what I intended it to be. I'm not a pro photog, I'm just a Bad Ass Dad with a bottom shelf model camera that uses and abuses things.
PUSH, short for Practical Utility Shoulder Hold, is built from rugged 1050D nylon and features a large main compartment with two side-expanding pockets. The side pockets are sized to hold one-liter water bottles. A zippered pocket behind the main compartment has loop-sided Velcro to hold Back-Up-Belt™ System pouches or any other hook sided pouch. An adjustable shoulder strap with removable pad is designed to slip comfortable over your shoulder and is easily adjusted to suit your body type.
Ok, I'm not using it that way, but it seems OK enough and secure enough to handle my Nikon SLR. I consider the construction to be very durable with 1000+ denier nylon. In the textile world it equates to heavy duty abrasion resistant material. Its the same density as what armour carrier vests use. It has a main adjustment point for the shoulder strap that enables the pack to sit comfortably anywhere you'd like. I like to hang it off my ass sometimes. It makes me feel like Jack Bauer.The bag also features aero-foam padding on the reverse of the PUSH to ensure comfortable carry. Keep this bag on the front seat of your squad with all of your emergency gear so that you can exit the vehicle during a critical incident with everything you need.5.11 Tactical Series is continually innovating and improving its products with input from field officers from around the world. The PUSH Pack is another example of our efforts to adjust to your needs by bringing you a new idea gear bags.
Because it features two side pockets able to hold at least 1 liter bottles, I am able to put a 70-300mm telephoto lens, and in the other, I just put the charger, extra batteries, and a cleaning kit. The main compartment holds the armoured camera body along with a general purpose lens like a 18-200mm. Sometimes I'll just put a 50mm in there. The interior is really smoothly lined, so I'm not worried about scratching. The bottom of the bag also has grommets to allow for spillage to drain.
This bag has pockets and compartments up the ying yang, so I store whatever I think is generally useful on outings. The pocket closest to me, usually holds my passport wallet and travelling documents. While the ancillary pockets hold various bits and pieces like extra SD cards, mem card reader, instruction manual on the camera, optics cheat sheets, bipod etc. Even then, I can still stuff it full of power bars and other such goodies.
A really neat feature is found on the back end or the side that touches you. It has a Velcro cuff that can be used to loop around your belt. This would give added stability while on the move, so it doesn't flop around.
For a multi-day trip where I only anticipate the use of 2 or 3 lenses, and need to be highly mobile and still be slim profile, I really dig this and would recommend it for anybody looking for a "tactical camera bag".