Mountainsmith Camera Kit Cube Review
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While getting into the great outdoors, we sure do get to see a lot of amazing things. We get to see amazing mountain range views, the amazing people around us, animals such as moose, elk, bears, marmots, etc, and a number of other things picture worthy. For the most part, my point and shoot digital camera can capture a lot of what I am looking to take, but there are times when I want to use my digital SLR for a better shot. In the past, I would take my digital SLR and throw it in my backpack before I would get out for a hike or I would hang it around my shoulder or neck. Over time, I found both of those to be not so enjoyable. When the camera was loose in my backpack, I would worry about it getting damaged, and when it was on my shoulder it would sometimes just be a little too cumbersome.
Now one alternative to my problem was to get a photography backpack to take hiking. There are a number of great photography specific backpacks on the market, including ones from Mountainsmith, but since I don’t need a compartment for lots of camera accessories I don’t have, I just wanted something more compact. This is where the Kit Cube comes in. The Mountainsmith Kit Cube has 3 padded compartments that seems to do just the trick. I can put my camera in the middle compartment, my 55-200 lens in the other, and batteries and other small camera things I want to stash. To top it off, there is a cinch cord that keeps all your expensive equipment from falling out.
I have tried the Mountainsmith Kit Cube in a number of my backpacks while hiking and it fit just perfect in all regular size backpacks. It does take up a little more room in your pack, but if you want to protect your expensive equipment, that is a small sacrifice. In most backpacks, I found that I still had enough room for some food and jacket while hiking. For a small investment of $29, I think that the Mountainsmith Kit Cube is a must have. For more information on the Camera Kit Cube and other Mountainsmith products, please visit www.mountainsmith.com.
- Sized for – Nikon D90, D300 / Canon EOS 40D, 30D or similar
- Fits Mountainsmith DAY & TOUR lumbar packs
- Fits Mountainsmith All Terrain Series backpacks and Adventure Travel Series packs
- Holds up to most 70-300mm and 70-200mm lenses