Kata shows daypacks, holsters

Kata’s InsideOut UL hiking daypacks and Access-H PL camera holsters have arrived in Canada.

Both series feature lightweight yet rugged materials, advanced technologies, and optimal ergonomics.

UL-IO-200 daypack

UL-IO-200 daypack

The hiking daypacks have been designed to accompany photographers on their excursions and carry all the hiking and personal gear they need along with a camera, which is securely protected and always accessible when in the side quick-draw position.

The side access can be set up for both right- and left-handed use by positioning the camera insert so that it faces the desired opening.

Unique to this series is the ability to reduce the pack’s capacity by simply turning the front flap inside out and converting the backpack into a compact, low-profile everyday carrying pack.

In this configuration, it is 40 per cent more compact than the expanded pack with its large storage pockets, yet it still has room for a camera and essentials.

You can also leave the padded camera insert at home and make use of the large space inside, along with the padded tablet/laptop slot.

The InsideOut UL is available in two sizes.

The more compact and simple InsideOut-100 UL is for when your equipment needs are minimal. This light and compact hiking daypack provides ample room for a DSLR with standard zoom lens attached, plus two short lenses, flash, and accessories. The InsideOut-100 UL has a suggested retail price of $249.95.

The InsideOut-200 UL is a light and compact hiking daypack designed to carry more weight and larger equipment; it features a detachable, ergonomic waist belt and advanced harness system. Two camera inserts allow more flexibility in arranging hiking, personal, and photographic gear, which can include a DSLR with standard zoom lens attached, plus two lenses, professional flash, and accessories. The InsideOut-200 UL has a suggested retail price of $299.95.

PL-AH-17 holster

PL-AH-17 holster

Access-H PL holsters have been made compact and lightweight without compromising protection or functionality, says Kata.

The slim shape has been designed for maximum efficiency with padded, internal dividers that utilize the space on both sides of the main camera and lens set-up to maximize the capacity.

The top flap opens away from your body to allow fast and easy access to your camera.

There are four sizes.

The Access H-14 PL Holster holds a DSLR with a standard zoom lens attached, while the deeper Access H-16 PL Holster accommodates a pro DSLR with a standard zoom lens; suggested retail prices are $99.95 and $109.95, respectively.

The Access H-17 PL Holster holds a DSLR with a medium telephoto lens, while the Access H-18 PL Holster holds a medium telephoto attached to a pro DSLR; suggested retail prices are $119.95 and $129.95, respectively.

The H-17 PL and H-18 PL include a unique convertible strap that allows a shoulder strap or backpack harness carrying option.

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