Kata 3N1-20 DL
- Street price: £99
- Interior Size: 28x20x15cm
- Exterior Size:25x42x21cm
- Laptop compartment: No
- Weight: 0.9kg
The 3N1-20 DL is a new addition to Kata's backpack fleet. To separate it apart from other models it features three carrying options in one and, as well as being used as a backpack, the left and right shoulder straps can be tucked away to turn it into a sling if preferred.
The design portrays a cleaner look to previous 3N1 models and there are fewer buckles to speed up entry to both the top and bottom compartments. The bright yellow interior is designed to make it easier to find the kit you want when you need it and we managed to fit in a semi-pro DSLR (without grip) and kit lens attached with space to the side for a flashgun and two small prime lenses.
Most of the space is dedicated to the camera compartment in this bag so don't expect to cram much more than a small lunchbox in the top compartment. Being so slim, it's not surprising that it can't cater for a laptop or tablet, but it does benefit from rain cover to keep kit dry.
As for pockets, there's one internal pocket and two external ones to hold chargers or other small accessories. Fully laden, the pack feels great but is let down by the lack of waist and chest straps. Without these the bag can sway a little, particularly when moving fast.