Matty Graham explains why the Naneu’s K4L hybrid photo bag is the perfect adventure companion…
Landscape photography is what I live for and I’ve been lucky enough to take my camera to some amazing places on this globe. Highlights so far have included New York, Australia and the Arctic Circle and in a few weeks I’ll be heading north on a new adventure. The Faroe Islands are roughly halfway between the northern tip of Scotland and the volcanic island of Iceland. Jutting out of the rough Atlantic ocean, the Faroes are a landscape photographer’s dream, with waterfalls, mountains and an amazing coastline just waiting to be captured on camera.
I know what equipment I’m taking on this adventure and now I also know which bag will carry this gear. Along with carrying a fair amount of kit, as the lay-out picture above shows, I’m going to covering some challenging terrain. Quite simply, a regular camera bag would get uncomfortable after an hour’s trekking. I need a hybrid bag; one designed to make carrying heavy gear over distances a comfortable experience and the Naneu’s Adventure K4L 35L is that bag!
There’s so many reasons why this bag is perfectly matched to this adventure, but let me outline just a few reasons. First up is the capacity. As you can see from the image, I can get all the photo gear I want to take into this bag easily. That includes two pro DSLR bodies, lenses, a pro video camera, a laptop, filters, batteries and I can even attach my tripod. There’s zips for extra like phone and passport too.
Secondly, the bag’s carry system is insanely comfortable. All the weight from the gear is spread across your shoulders thanks to the wide and padded straps and onto your hips thanks to the equally comfortable waist strap. An additional chest strap keeps the bag super secure when you are scrambling over rocky terrain.
Lastly, the Faroe Islands get a lot of rain and I need to protect my kit. Not only is the K4L made from water resistant material, but there’s even an additional rain cover for maximum protection. I’ll share more about how the bag performed, and plenty of images, when I return from the Faroe Islands. If you’re planning or about to head off on your own adventure, take a look at the K4L series here.