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F-Stop Kenti: What's in there?

I posted a few weeks ago about the search for a new camera backpack and my first impressions upon receiving the F-Stop Kenti. Today I had a chance to load up the Kenti and take it for a short walk (~2 miles), and I thought it might be useful to list what fit in the Kenti. It's surprisingly big!

  • Left side compartment (divider set with this side slightly larger)
    • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, lens hood reversed
    • Nikon D90 with a mounted 50mm f/1.4G, lens hood reversed
    • Nikon 105mm f/2.8G micro, lens hood reversed
  • Right side compartment
    • Fuji x100 in case
    • Nikon 85mm f/1.4D, no lens hood
    • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, lens hood reversed
  • Top compartment
    • Nothing in there now, but it could fit another lens, my Fuji X-Pro1, and/or a Clif Bar or two.

This is more gear than I'd typically carry on a hike (e.g., the 85mm wouldn't be in there; the 105mm or 70-300mm, but probably not both; maybe add my 10.5mm fisheye), but it's a good illustration of what fits. I'd also likely move one of these lenses to a lens case on the hipbelt for easy access. Speaking of the hipbelt, it does a great job transferring the load from your shoulders.

Reader Comments (4)

Hey, great number of posts on the Kenti here: thanks for the info. There is really limited information available online before I bought mine two weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to really stress test it in the field until next week, but I got around to do a full photo review on how I use it. You can check out my flickr photostream:

I got the blue color bag and it fits my gears well (though a bit snug for the D700, which I knew before buying). It is good to meet a fellow Kenti user :)

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWilson

A few weeks ago I did a 9 mile hike with the Kenti: Fuji X-Pro1 with mounted 14mm lens, 55-200 zoom, 35mm prime, and Nikon 10.5mm fisheye (with adapter) on one side, a large water bottle on the other side, and a Gorillapod (I think the Focus model) lashed on the front. It was perfect for this day hike.

Hope you enjoy your bag!

August 9, 2013 | Registered CommenterBen

Hope you are still reading these, Benjamin. So, six months on, how has it been with your 15" macbook pro carrying solution (mentioned in a previous post)? because I have similar considerations and am looking hard at this bag. Thanks for any update you can provide.

September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark

I've been using the Kenti only with an iPad and a small camera kit. It's great for day hikes etc. But there's not a good way to use the Kenti with a 15" MBP. I did break down and get a Loka which I use when I need to carry more gear and/or a 15" MBP.

September 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterBen

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