Brenthaven BX2 camera backpack review

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This is a quick review of the Brenthaven BX2 camera backpack (Model #: 1703). The first thing I noticed after I picked up the BX2 was how light it was - with a weight of 2.8 lb I believe this is one of the lightest backpacks in this category (the similar sized Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW for example weights 3.9 lb).


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The BX2 has ergonomic "sweat proof" back and comes with a rain cover.
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Here are the main backpack's features:

  • BX2 Xtreme foam offers the ultimate in drop protection
  • Tethered LED light for low light conditions
  • Durable and water-resistant charcoal gray exterior body material stays cool in direct sunlight during a long shoot
  • Pull out rain cover provides full coverage in all weather conditions
  • Quick access water resistant zipper to grab camera in a pinch
  • Anti-abrasion material protects your gear in rugged conditions
  • Quick access padded laptop compartment (fits laptops up to 15.4")
  • Tripod attachment system
  • Side zippered pocket  for cords/small items
  • Top organization pocket  for phone, pens, cards, and small accessories
  • Sternum strap for carrying comfort
  • Interchangeable foam compartment dividers allow customized storage space inside bag
  • Fits Standard or Pro DSLR body with standard zoom lens attached
  • Holds 2-3 lenses, flash and accessories
  • 100% Lifetime Guarantee
  • The hardware used on this product is extremely durable, and tested to withstand up to 250 lbs of pressure.
  • All hang tags and product inserts are printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks.
  • Packaging for this product is made with recycled materials and printed using soy-based inks.
  • Price: $149.95

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The external dimensions of the Brenthaven BX2 camera backpack are 14" W x 20" H x 8" D. The left side of the bag has a string for attaching a tripod, the right side features two additional pockets and laptop opening that easily fits a 15" MacBook Pro:

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The main lens compartment can be accessed from the front and side openings:

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The top opening is big enough to fit a Nikon D800 DSLR camera with a 24-120mm f/4 lens and has additional pockets for storing batteries, pens, memory cards, etc:

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In addition to the camera and lens in the top pocket, in the main compartment I was able to fit  five more full frame lenses (70-200mm f/2.8, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2) and a teleconverter. With all this gear plus a laptop and a tripod the bag gets very heavy, but you get the idea on what you can fit inside:

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I was very happy to see the additional front straps - no backpack should be sold without those:

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In one of the pockets you have a small LED light that is included with the backpack:

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Another unique feature of the Brenthaven camera backpack is the BX2 Extreme Protection: a special foam protection that absorbs 90% of the energy of impact while maintaining consistent shape and performance:

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If you register your new Brenthaven bag on their website, you will get 15% off your next purchase. Brenthaven products are also available on Amazon. Read also about the company's commitment to achieve Zero Impact on the environment.

Disclosure: The BX2 camera backpack was provided by Brenthaven for this review. Photorumors.com has no affiliations with Brenthaven.
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  • Zachery Jensen

    Uh, the camera doesn’t go in the top. It goes in the side pocket along with the lenses while attached to a lens. That is how it offers quick access.

    I think this is the first time I ever read a review where the reviewer doesn’t seem to understand the basic functions of the product, lmao. Still, I suppose it’s useful to know a D800 can fit in the top too.

    • http://photorumors.com/ PhotoRumors

      Of course this is an option, I just choose to keep my camera in the top pocket.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U4UR5LJ4QTJMCUBWD4RVH2CVWA Brett

      I think the reviewer did that to show us how big the top pocket was…?

  • robert

    ..meh

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