One thing that always bothers me when trying to travel light is my DSLR. I don't own many lenses and the ones I have are light and small (prime), but even taking just the body and a single lens really seems to throw all packing benefits out the window. I want to keep things protected but trying to have a multitasking bag that protects and doesn't take up much space seems pretty hard. For example, the Imago doesn't work well at all for something bulky like a DSLR in my opinion so it doesn't make the trip.
Now I could pack the DSLR in with my clothes in something like the Aeronaut, but then I'd still need a way to carry the camera around upon reaching my destination. Perhaps this is the problem as I don't have a good system to carry the camera around normally, for example, walking around during shopping or sight seeing.
Any ideas or experiences to share?