When you think Gitzo, you probably don’t think backpacks. The premium tripod manufacturer does, however, offer a promising bag for wildlife photographers who are lugging around big prime lenses and fully gripped camera bodies, not to mention some beefy tripods.
In this video review from wildlife photographer Simon Wantling, he takes a closer look at the Gitzo Adventury 45L backpack and gives his personal list of pros and cons as well as an overview of how he sets it all up. If you’re shooting with some serious gear like Wantling’s Canon 1D X Mark II and 600mm f/4, you’ve probably realized by now that there’s a limited number of bags out on the market that can handle it. Fortunately, in April 2018, Gitzo stepped up with the Adventury series to help fill that role.
The Adventury rear-access backpacks feature a water resistant exterior, an expandable roll top compartment, and a removable waist belt. As Wantling demonstrates, a tripod can fit securely to the outside of the bag with no problem.