Am I the first owner of a Clik Elite bag in Singapore?


Status
Not open for further replies.

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#1

http://www.clikelite.com/shop/new/medium-nature/

Long story short, I bought this while I was in Hong Kong, and used it extensively while I was hiking there. Currently there's no distro with stock in Asia at the moment, so I guess I'm quite lucky. Paid around 320 for it, and it was worth every single cent. It has some minor flaws, but for now it is probably the best hiking photography bag.

Anyone got any questions? Don't really know how to put up a review, so I think consolidating questions would be much more detailed.
 

luna_sea83

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2005
1,294
0
36
East
#2
showing the inside would be good with the gears all packed in?
 

2evans

New Member
Nov 8, 2007
1,862
0
0
#3
It has some minor flaws, but for now it is probably the best hiking photography bag.

Anyone got any questions? Don't really know how to put up a review, so I think consolidating questions would be much more detailed.
Why is this the best hiking bag for you? What minor flaws does it have?
 

Lomographer

Senior Member
Apr 27, 2009
2,047
0
0
Paterson Road
#4

http://www.clikelite.com/shop/new/medium-nature/

Long story short, I bought this while I was in Hong Kong, and used it extensively while I was hiking there. Currently there's no distro with stock in Asia at the moment, so I guess I'm quite lucky. Paid around 320 for it, and it was worth every single cent. It has some minor flaws, but for now it is probably the best hiking photography bag.

Anyone got any questions? Don't really know how to put up a review, so I think consolidating questions would be much more detailed.
woah, looks like any hiking bag

goodd disguise, how's the cushioning:)
 

dRebelXT

New Member
May 14, 2005
1,636
0
0
#5
Judging from the oily surface, did it last at least 5 years and you never washed? ;)
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#8
Judging from the oily surface, did it last at least 5 years and you never washed? ;)
It's not oily? Which part looks oily?

Why is this the best hiking bag for you? What minor flaws does it have?
The ability to put everything into one bag. This includes a hydration reservoir, a very well padded waist strap, and even straps at the bottom to maybe put a sleeping bag. The best part is the step system, so you can adjust the bag to your height for maximum comfort. The minor flaws I can list after using it:

1) Needs a bigger pocket for bigger reservoirs, only MSR ones fit so far
2) Side pocket needs to be a bit bigger for bigger tripods, and also needs a top strap for tripod, but then again, I prefer to use the side pocket to carry more water, and strap the

woah, looks like any hiking bag

goodd disguise, how's the cushioning:)
Very good for cameras. I like it a lot, even after falling down before, the good protection offered by the bag is very obvious.
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#9
showing the inside would be good with the gears all packed in?
Ooops, forgot yours. You can see the review video from Headshotz. I can fit a D90 w/o grip, with a 18-200, 11-16 and a 50mm 1.4 all into the bottom compartment. :lovegrin:
 

Shen siung

Senior Member
May 21, 2008
2,597
0
0
#10
Hi Vulpix0r,

You bought from which store in Hong Kong?
I don't understand what is mean by "no distro with stock in Asia"? The shop person told you about this?
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#11
Hi Vulpix0r,

You bought from which store in Hong Kong?
I don't understand what is mean by "no distro with stock in Asia"? The shop person told you about this?
Well, this product is relatively new. This was confirmed by America's side of Clik Elite. Manda HK, the distributor for HK side I got this from also had 2 pieces only, so no shop had it stocked. Only after contacting Clik-Elite in America, I managed to find out.
 

Evilmerlin

New Member
Jul 26, 2002
1,376
0
0
Woodlands
#12
Those look good! How is the access to the camera compartment? From the looks of things, you still need to remove the pack completely to access it right?
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#13
Those look good! How is the access to the camera compartment? From the looks of things, you still need to remove the pack completely to access it right?
Nope. The bottom is a dedicated camera compartment. The video shows greater details. :lovegrin:
 

Evilmerlin

New Member
Jul 26, 2002
1,376
0
0
Woodlands
#14
Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I meant that to get to your camera, you need to take off the backpack, put it somewhere to unzip the camera section. Or does it come with a quick access slot like the Lowepro Fastpacks?
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#15
Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I meant that to get to your camera, you need to take off the backpack, put it somewhere to unzip the camera section. Or does it come with a quick access slot like the Lowepro Fastpacks?
Nope, no quick access. There is some compromises for such a bag, so I doubt it was possible to somehow add a quick access compartment without sacrificing other functions. When I go hiking, it's either I have my camera out the whole time, or keep it back to climb when I feel conditions a bit too dangerous for my camera to be hanging around.:dunno:
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#17
Wah quite ex leh..US$230+?..hmm..:think:
Well, I have yet to see any photography hiking bag with a dedicated pouch for a reservoir, so I feel it's worth the price. It's sturdy, comes with a raincover, and looks great. No complaints on the price after I've used it.
 

ChenGuy

New Member
May 18, 2009
171
0
0
www.flickr.com
#18
Hmmm... a dedicated pouch for a reservoir?? Wonder if it ever gives way. Swiming camera?
 

Vulpix0r

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2002
3,136
0
0
West
#19
Hmmm... a dedicated pouch for a reservoir?? Wonder if it ever gives way. Swiming camera?
Well, the pouch holding the reservoir is separated via a pouch. I believe it should be pretty safe as well since the top compartment is isolated from the camera compartment.
 

Dec 19, 2007
95
0
0
Quahog, Rhode Island
#20
Long story short, I bought this while I was in Hong Kong, and used it extensively while I was hiking there. Currently there's no distro with stock in Asia at the moment, so I guess I'm quite lucky. Paid around 320 for it, and it was worth every single cent. It has some minor flaws, but for now it is probably the best hiking photography bag.

Anyone got any questions? Don't really know how to put up a review, so I think consolidating questions would be much more detailed.
*sour grapes*

SHOW OFF!

*sour grapes*

seriously this has always been what I'm looking for. a backpack style camera bag that allows me to put a reservoir/bladder in it without any concerns of it occupying the same place as my cameras.

think I may have to buy it online. oh well.
 

Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom