National Geographic Africa M

Here’s our concise review of the National Geographic Africa M heavy-duty backpack…

National Geographic Africa M

National Geographic Africa M

This visually appealing bag personifies the Great British spirit of adventure with its old-world canvas and leather design. It’s rugged, though at 1440g, not overly heavy.

There’s a dedicated camera access panel at the front. Pulling the zips down will give you access to your gear, which can be stashed in the three removable padded cases. One is large enough for a DSLR or CSC, while the other two are designed for lenses. There’s also a large top compartment with a divider, which is capable of carrying personal items and a 15in laptop that you can slide down the back.

There are two external zip pockets hidden on the side. One forms the bottom of the tripod holding system, and the other one is perfect for smaller items, such as smart phones. There’s also an internal mesh pocket, ideal for SD cards and batteries.

It’s a great looking bag, but feels more geared towards casual explorers than die-hard photographic gear nuts.

Find out more at the National Geographic website.

Pros
Looks great
Very durable
Versatile
Tripod system

Cons
Bit impractical
Small dividers
Tricky access

Spec
Weight: 1440g
WxHxD: external 28x43x14cm; internal 25x41x12cm
Removable compartment: Yes
Laptop: 15in