Review of Mountainsmith Parallax

Internal Dimensions: 17.25'' x 10'' x 14.25''
External Dimensions: 18'' x 11'' x 15''
Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz.
Volume: 1952 cu. in.
Material: 100% recycled PET 
Price: $189.95 MSRP 

The Parallax in use at the Grand Canyon

Our Thoughts:
Traveling with camera gear can really be a hassle, especially when your gear includes more than just a camera and lens.  We love our mix of travel, adventure, and food photography but it comes at the expense of several unique pieces of equipment.  On our trip to New Zealand we had our Nikon D90 body, spare battery, 4 lenses, SB-600 speedlight, eight AA batteries, memory card holder, and tripod all inside of or strapped onto the camera bag I cobbled together from an old Kelty lumbar pack.  Needless to say, it didn't leave much room for anything else and it wasn't very organized.  We were constantly moving things around to gain access to the items we wanted.  We needed a better solution as our lenses have been getting better and our gear list keeps expanding.