i'm thinking of getting a camera bag for a friend as gift.
1. a backpack (for a girl, cos slings are too heavy for her)
2. enough for one body (nikon F100 with vertical grip) with 28-70 lens, flash, and small accessories like batteries, films, blower etc.
3. not too big cos big=heavy.
4. good paddings to protect camera.
i don't know many brands. so far has looked at lowerpro and micro trekker 100 looks ok, except that it may be a bit difficult to take camera in and out on the road.
linx 320 also looks ok, but dunno if F100 will look too bulky in it and the bag looks filmsy.