considering a purchase.
Going to Patagonia in April and will be taking more gear than usual (back up 1ds body) along with a 400 f5.6 (Canon) 85L 1.2 II, 24-70 zoom, 70-200 f4 zoom, 1.4 telex, pano head, misc items
Currently my choice is the Nature Trekker. Deep enough to allow pro size bodies to fit.
It seems that the dimensions of this case falls between the Nature Trekker AW and the Photo Trekker AW?
but the weight is 1/2 of the Photo Trekker AW (8.5 lbs)
Since the weight of the Kiboko is 1/2 the weight of the Photo Trekker AW is the padding on this bag sufficient to protect the contents inside?
I got out some calipers and measured the thickness of the Kiboko's outside walls. It imeasured 3/8" - the same as my Lowenpro Slingshot 300 AW.
In my opinion, the foam is the right density - moderately firm but not real hard.
The bag has a large number of padded dividers:
4 longitudinal dividers which are 1/2 the pack height. These divide the two pack halves in half creating 4 quarter width compartments.
6 which are 1/2 pack width and fit from the center divider to the outside wall; and
10 which are 1/4 pack width - fitting horizontally between the pack walls, longitudinal dividers and center divider. You won't run out of options for arranging it.
All the surfaces are velcroed so you have complete control of their placement.
I like the strap system which does allow comfortable carrying of a heavy load with padded straps and all the stabilizing straps to cinch it snug so the load doesn't sway around.
It is nice to see an item like this before purchasing it, but until there are more dealers pictures and descriptions are all you have to base your decision on.