Some messenger-style camera bags can get uncomfortable once they're loaded up with gear, but not the Informant. The low-and-long design spreads weight comfortably across your back and, unlike regular messenger bags, the main compartment opens away from you for easy access. It holds a surprising amount of equipment for its size and even has room for an 11.6-inch laptop or a tablet.
- Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
The good: The Timbuk2 Informant camera sling gives you a lot of room in very little space. It's more comfortable to wear than a messenger-style camera bag, but gives you the easy access you get from a shoulder- or sling-style camera bag. It has room for a 10-inch tablet or 11-inch laptop.
The bad: There are no silencers for the front hook-and-loop closures (and they are loud when opening), and the strap isn't removable.
The bottom line: A pretty great grab-and-go camera bag, the Timbuk2 Informant camera sling is a perfect fit for dSLR or mirrorless camera users who want a lot of storage in a little bag.
December 2, 2013 11:51 PM PST
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| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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