Kiboko Review From Joshua Holko

Gura Gear friend Josh Holko recently spent some time photographing down the Great Ocean road through Lorne, Apollo Bay and on past the Twelve Apostles, Gibsons Steps, London Bridge, the Grotto, Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell. Josh has some notable quotes on his blog regarding our Kiboko bag:

The Nature Trekker is a great camera bag – its well made, virtually waterproof and is one of the toughest bags on the market; but its simply rendered obsolete by the Kiboko.

Physically, the Kiboko is almost the same size as the Nature Trekker; but that is where the similarities end. The Kiboko weighs less than four pounds – yes, less than four pounds. The Nature Trekker on the other hand weighs in at more than double that. And that is with the optional daypack removed! But the weight saving isnt even half the story. The real genius of the Kiboko becomes clear when you start to pack it with equipment. The Kiboko holds significantly more on the inside than its appearance would have you believe. In fact it will swallow a huge amount of equipment and give you easy access to it in the field.

Here is what I have in my Kiboko: (and the Kiboko meets airline carry on size restrictions with all of the below!)

  • 1 x Canon EOS1DS MKIII
  • Spare Battery for EOS 1DS MKIII
  • Canon EOS1DS MKIII Battery Charger
  • 1 x Canon S90 Point and Shoot
  • 1 x Canon 17mm F4L TSE
  • 1 x Canon 24mm F1.4L MKII
  • 1 x Canon 35mm F1.4L
  • 1 x Canon 50mm F12L
  • 1 x Canon 85mm F1.2L MKII
  • 1 x Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS
  • 1 x Canon 300mm F2.8L IS
  • 1 x Canon 1.4 TC Extender MKII
  • 1 x Canon Macro Extension Tube
  • 1 x Canon Cable Release
  • 1 x Bubble Level
  • 2 x Polarisers
  • 1 x UV Filter
  • 1 x Lee Pro Filter Holder and 3 x Adapter Rings in LEE Pouch
  • 6 LEE Grad Filters in LEE Pouch
  • 2 x Micro Fibre Cleaning Clothes
  • Packet of Lens Tissue
  • All my CF and SD Cards in SanDisk Pouch
  • All of the lens hoods for the included lenses

Oh.. and on top of that I still have room for at least another lens!

You can read Josh’s review of the Kiboko bag on his blog.