I know that all photographers search for 'the one' -- and by 'the one', I'm talking about a backpack that serves the photog's needs!
Is it too much to ask for these?
- Holds my 7D Mark II with a battery grip.
- Holds a couple of other lenses.
- WATER BOTTLE HOLDER, omg...why is this so hard to add to a bag? Seriously?
- Holds my small Macbook Air.
- Has space for underwear, socks, toothbrush, medicine -- all the stuff you take 'on the plane'
- Has a place to put a tripod on the outside of the bag.
- Holds all the extra stuff -- memory cards, lens wipes, extra batteries, etc.
- Has a waist strap (a sternum strap might suffice).
- Space for a sandwich and at least a couple liters of water.
- Space to roll up my fleece jacket (or at least a rain jacket).
- Is as light as possible.
Maybe I'm asking too much. I have typically taken my old 'bookbag' -- because I can put hand towels in it to cushion the camera and lenses, while also having space for everything else, including a small laptop. I just kinda wish it had a specially made space made for the camera and lenses.
That 1 bookbag has been around the world with me! Thailand, Europe, Brazil, the US, lots of places! And it is showing its age now.