Kata KT D-3N1-20

Kata KT D-3N1-20 is camera bag for a DSLR with battery pack & mid-range zoom lens attached as well as, 3-4 lenses, flash + personal gear. The bag features “Thermal Shield Technology” to ensure optimal camera protection Included rain cover folds neatly away into an integrated pocket; Fast, one handed camera access with “Quick Release Buckle” completed with Waist strap is included to provide maximum comfort to your back when using the 3N1 in backpack mode. The Kata KT D-3N1-20 has exterior size 9.25 x 7.48 x 17.32″ (23.5 x 19 x 44cm) (LxWxH), interior size/Main compartment: 8.66 x 6.29 x 11.81″ (22 x 16 x 30cm) (LxWxH), and weighs 2.86 lbs (1.3kg).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Kata KT D-3N1-20 User Reviews

Awesome Sling Pack
“I looked long and hard for several weeks at different sling packs. I finally decided on the Kata, even though I had not purchased any Kata products in the past. I love my Kata 3N1-20. I can pack most everything into it (yes it is packed to the brim) except for my laptop – still trying to figure out how to get it in too. The weight is way less than my previous photo backpack and the cross shoulder configuration is way better than any other pack out there. That is what sold me from the beginning over other brands – the versatility of how you wear the pack without loosing accessibility!” – By Timothy W. Burkhalter
Rating: ★★★★★

Perfect for me
“My equipments packed are Canon 40D with 24-105mm L attached with the hood. I also have the 70-200 mm L f/4 packed and have carried it attached to my camera with no problems. My 430EX or 580EX Speedlite, a diffuser and sometimes the 50mm lens. I also have all of the small accessories that you would normally carry like batteries, CF cards etc. For a compact, efficient, lightweight and nice looking bag, this works for me.” – By Nora Kernisant
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Bag
“This bag strikes the perfect balance between being able to hold all of my gear and not getting in the way. It fits my Canon Rebel XSi (450D) with either my 17-85mm or 70-200 F4L lenses attached as well as my 50mm lens, and it’s still only 75% full. It should also be large enough for me to fit a Canon 7D with lens attached when I upgrade this spring. I really like the strap flexibility that allows you to wear it as a backpack and still slide it to the front in sling form. I have worn it on several hikes and it is very comfortable and easy to use.” – By Joseph Caldwell
Rating: ★★★★☆

Very confortable bag
“This bag is very confortable to wear. I love the sling option so you can change lenses without taking off the back pack. You can wear it on either side (many slings you can wear only on one side)and as a regular backpack; I also wear it as a backpack with the straps crossed on the front so it wont move when hiking. “ – By A Kid’s Review
Rating: ★★★★☆

Look no further for a camera bag
“I did a lot research, reading multitude of reviews and finally settled on Kata DN-1-20. I was apprehensive ordering through Amazon.com since I didn’t get a chance to see the actual bag before I had placed the order. This is an excellent bag. Worth every penny I had paid. It is also the perfect size for my D90. Can be worn in 5 different combination including one that is suited for long treks. I could get my D90 out in about 2 seconds to snap a picture and put it back without too many people noticing it.” – By B. Ram
Rating: ★★★★★

Best photo backpack for travel
“After a long research, I purchased the Kata 3n1-20 and 3n1-30 to determine the proper size. When traveling, I carry one body (either the Canon 5D Mark II or the Canon 1D Mark II). The bag needed to accommodate a 17-40mm f/4, 70-200mm f/4 IS, and the 100mm Macro. I practiced packing both backpacks and concluded the the smaller 3n1-20 was too small for the 70-200mm when mounted on the camera body. It just doesn’t fit, so I returned the 3n1-20 and kept the 3n1-30… For my purposes, this bag is perfect. When traveling, I like to shoot on the go and the side access is large enough to allow me to remove either cameras, shoot, and replace my camera. The bag is well padded and comfortably carries my necessary gear for a day out. “ – By A. Kim
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Bag
“It’s a great bag. I looked at the 3N1-10, 3N1-20 and 3N1-30 and decided on the 3N1-20. In my bag I carry a Canon 7D with battery grip and 24-105mm F4 L Lens (and hood) attached, 70-200mm F4 L Lens, 430EX II Flash, Canon G10 back-up camera, various lens filters, 3 flash diffusers and some other accessories. Everything fits nice and snug. Great quality, many adjustments…perfect for my needs.” – By Sargon Hermiz
Rating: ★★★★★

Kata 3n1 20 nit picks
“I am a 67 year old woman, 5ft 6, 150 lbs. I’ve had my Kata 3n1 20 for about 2 months and put it through it’s paces. It’s been to the beach in a driving rain storm where I had to use the little rain coat provided, it’s been on car trips and short hikes and it just got back from a week long trip to two states that included motels with no elevators, sand dunes, waterfalls, back country etc. In my bag I carry a Nikon D300, a 70-300mm, a 60mm macro, a 28mm, a 50mm, a 12-24mm wide angle, an 18-70mm, cleaning cloths, a remote release, a right angle optical viewer, 2 neutral density filters, a polarizer, extra batteries, battery charger + cords etc, extra memory cards, and my Canon G9 and extra battery/cards.” – By J. Ellis
Rating: ★★★★☆

all around bag
“I always bring with me my 50d canon with 18mm – 250mm sigma lense everytime i go for strolling, covering few distance however i have notice that my shoulder is aching and i could not transfer it on my other shoulder. Because of this i try this kata bag,I just recently bought this bag and I’m happy about its versatility. i like the material and the over all construction its sturdy. however,It would be better if there is a cloth cover/ protection for the camera screen when i closed the side pocket which is available from lowepro sling bag.” – By Vivencio Badua
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Kata KT D-3N1-20 Features & Specifications

The 3N1-20 sling backpack features a unique TST RIB structural protection for a DSLR with battery pack & mid-range zoom lens attached as well as, 3-4 lenses, flash + personal gear.

This unique bag provides ultimate freedom and allows for three carrying options in one while morphing from sling to backpack and back again.

In sling position, the bag easily swings around from back to front to achieve quick draw access to your main camera and backup lenses as well as fast and easy changing of lenses.

In backpack position and “X” position you can comfortably carry your equipment for long distances.
Arrange your equipment in the bottom main compartment of the pack taking full advantage of the modular dividers to custom fit the bag to your exact equipment.

The large top compartment will hold personal gear or additional gear, and the internal pockets and mp3 player pouch will allow you to organize your personal effects as efficiently as your photographic gear.

Two external pockets allow quick zippered access to accessories without opening the main compartments.

The included rain cover folds neatly away into an integrated pocket and can be hung out to dry on the small buckle next to the handle, or tucked away for storage in one of the pockets.

The sling backpack is also compatible with the Kata insertrolley (not included) when easy, wheel along transportation is needed.

Kata 3NI Highlights
Flexible Configurations to Ensure Maximum Use
As a photographer, you choose a sling for the ability to gain quick access to your camera in shooting situations. A backpack is key for carrying your equipment long distances without straining your back. Finally, there is a bag that offers the best of both worlds in one sleek design. By including two padded straps that can be easily hidden, you decide which product configuration works best for you. Large sturdy strap buckles make it easy to quickly convert your 3N1 from a right-handed sling to a left-handed sling or a backpack. A waist strap is included to provide maximum comfort to your back when using the 3N1 in backpack mode. You no longer have to decide which camera bag to bring with you into the field. Load up your 3N1 and you are set for all photgraphic situations.

Superior Protection for Your DSLR
Superior protection is key to the Kata design philosophy. The creation of TST (Thermal Shield Technology) is a physical expression of this philosophy. TST is modeled to create protective zones where your camera will most likely be impacted. Impact force is distributed to ensure that your camera remains safe and always ready for that important scene or shot. The 3N1 is also designed with reinforced corners to ensure that when in sling mode, the bag holds its shape to ensure your camera does not fall out.

Fast, One Handed Camera Access with Quick Release Buckle
When in sling mode, quick access to your camera is provided via a quick release clip with single pull opening of the camera compartment door. Pinch the clip and pull and the zippers easily slide to offer one-handed access to your camera. Easy access means you are always ready when the action happens and need to capture that perfect shot on the fly.

Rain Cover Provides All-Weather Protection
Included with each 3N1 model is a sturdy all-weather rain cover. You never know when Mother Nature will throw you a curve and you need to be prepared. This rain cover wraps around your entire sling / backpack ensuring that your valuable gear is protected. The bright color also reflects sunlight to keep your rucksack and sensitive digital equipment cooler in hot locations.

Optional InserTrolley (KT VG-DTS) for Easy Traveling
Both the 3N1-20 and 3N1-30 have a sleeve for use with the Kata InserTrolley (Model KT VG-DTS) or most luggage trolleys. This allows for easy transport of your camera. While connected to the trolley, your camera remains fully accessible. The Kata Insertrolley can be folded for easy storage when not in use. Kata’s patented extendable wheel system provides better stabilization when wheeling your 3N1 bag.

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