I'm not sponsored by f-stop but second this opinion. My TilopaBC has been with me in the desert, in a humid jungle and in a typhoon in Japan and I have been carrying it all day filled with pretty heavy medium format gear and some additional supplies. It keeps on ticking and I'm very happy with it. As far as I'm concerned any bag that does not let you access the gear without taking it off is worthless for any serious travel/adventure photography. One advice to F-Stop would be to include the extra rain covers as a standard item with each bag. In extreme rain the fabric the bag is made of is not enough.
What are you saying? That you consider the Tilopa worthless because you have to take it off to access the gear? A workaround is loosening the hip belt and sliding it around to rest on your thigh while you open it from the back, like the lowepro flipside.
Can anyone share a pic of either of these bags loaded with a medium format rig and a pro DSLR?
I am having trouble visualizing how they would both fit.
Plus, am I seeing this correctly that you would have to take off the pack every time you want to access a camera?
I donīt have my medium format gear available at the moment, but you can have a look at the extra large ICU here
There are some pictures with different configurations that you can browse.