Review:

Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack

You're not a professional photographer, not yet anyway, but you've gone past the point-and-shoot family pictures stage. Your intentions are much higher than that. Maybe compete in some amateur photo contests? sell your pics online maybe? And you've got the equipment too. Bought yourself a DSLR, learned and are learning some Photoshop. Your an amateur, a serious amateur photographer and you need something to carry all that equipment in. Nothing crazy like the Case Logic SLRC-206, that's too much. That's for the pros. But you need something.

This could be it: the Booq Boa Flow Graphite .


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack front view

Sleek yet unassuming design. The material is ballistic nylon - you can't do better for your sensitive equipment than material they developed to protect World War II pilots from shrapnel. What's that? You'll never encounter shrapnel? And if you did you'd have your camera out? How about rain then? That's right. Drop, drop, fzzt - there goes the electronics. The Booq Boa Flow Graphite has been treated to repel water.

But enough about the bag exterior. Let's talk about your camera.


Camera


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack crosssection of camera compartment

Yup your camera goes in the bottom of your bag in its own special compartment. To protect the camera, a sturdy plastic "shelf" surrounds it. Anything you put in the backpack is kept away from the camera by this partition.

I recommend putting additional padding under your camera - maybe folded cloth or folded bubble wrap. This is added protection when setting the bag down.

The Booq Boa Flow Graphite gives you added versatility by allowing you to remove the plastic divider if you don't have a camera allowing the main compartment to expand to include the camera space.

This is also why this bag is being referred to as an amateur photographer's backpack. That's pretty much all the space you have for your camera and lens. Professionals would need more lens and filter space as well as a place to safely stash a backup camera.


Photoshop


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack main compartment and pockets

By Photoshop I mean Gimp, or Paint Shop Pro or Fireworks, or any other tool you might be using for your RAW files. And by that I mean your laptop. And your laptop goes into it's own special compartment with its own special sleeve as shown above.

The image also shows the main compartment and the secondary pockets available to you with the Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack. Let's take a closer look at the main compartment.


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack media pocket and headphone feature

Yup. there's a place to hang your wraparound headphones and organizer pockets for the inevitable bits and pieces that your technology requires. Note also the separate zipped media pocket for your mobile phone up top.


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack showing specialized pockets


Carrying the Load


Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack back view

Shoulder straps are not enough for the Booq Boa Flow Graphite. You get the additional weight distribution benefits of waist straps. The waist straps also provide you with quick access pockets for keys, loose change, tickets, that sort of thing.

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