Review: Case Logic’s DSLR + iPad Backpack

I checked out Case Logic‘s product line and was happy to receive the Reflection DSLR + iPad Backpack, $99.  It comes in two colors, and I chose Morel, the lighter color.  I love that it zips in half so it’s like having two bags without the need to stack things on top of one another.

This is a 2-part review one with travel equipment that I use and my professional equipment.

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Part 1: Using my TRAVEL equipment in the Case Logic Reflection DSLR + iPad Backpack (c/o)

When I travel, this is all I bring – Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.816mm f/2.8 + 18-55mm (c/o) and the little flash is included with the NEX bodies.  I believe combined, the equipment it weighs less than 5 lbs.  This is what I took to Ireland and London. One camera body, three lenses.

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It slips into the included padded case then I packed it in the bottom zip compartment as so, and slide in my tablet in the back sleeve.

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Close and zip and the top has space for snacks, extra anything, umbrella, a sweater, other travel odds and ends.  Perhaps a headphone and chargers.

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Part 2: Using my PROFESSIONAL equipment in the Case Logic Reflection DSLR + iPad Backpack

I use a suitcase to transport my equipment from office to car, to location, but perhaps some of you might enjoy hiking or traveling where you can’t really roll a luggage case with you.  I’m also aware that I need a rollaway bag because of the equipment, especially for photographing weddings.  So I’ll say that I think you’re a little crazy for taking your DSLR with you, because they are heavy, but if you can’t live without yours, this review post is for you.

So I put in my Canon backup camera body with grip and a 100 f/2.8 macro lens (skinny) and a flash in the padded removable pod.  I would probably say put in your camera body without a grip, it’ll be a better fit and less wide.

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I threw in another flash on the side and tried to see what else could fit just to give you an idea.

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It also has a front zip to grab a pen, cards, USB, those little things.

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The top compartment you could put your other lenses in there if you could pack them safely because if you zip and try to get to the bottom part, you don’t want them too loose.

Bringing a tripod?  Oh look, it goes right here.

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I think it’s a swell backpack and my brother thought it was the coolest thing when I showed him a photo online. For more information on the backpack by Case Logic, click here.  You could also poke around and see what else works for your equipment.  Watch the video here.

Case Logic Reflection DSLR + iPad Backpack (c/o)

Diana Elizabeth says you have no idea how long it takes to do a review on products, take pictures and write about it.  Her living room is a crazy mess, but it is fun to see what is out there and test them out.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

4 Comments

  • Karin Nelson

    Hi Diana! Thanks for this review! I’m wondering how large the inside of the bottom compartment is (length x width x height). Do you happen to know??

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Karin! According to their site: Size (l x w x h): 12.2 x 7.9 x 18.5 in –
      Fits Devices (l x w x h): 10.2 x 6.3 x 7.5 in. So I hope that helps on the max size for your items!

  • Ricardo Dutkowiak

    Thanks so much for the review. I was looking for a good bag for soo long :D Even our local photo store couldn’t help me. I think this could be my new camera bag. Greetings Ricardo ;)

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Ricardo! So glad you think this will work for you! I think you need to keep your equipment light, but it should work depending on your needs! Happy that this post helped you! :)

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