Second carry on bag for day trips with dslr
I have an Aeronaut that I recently took on a trip to Europe. It was great on the flights, trains and walking to / fro hostels. I really like these Tom Bihn bags.
I am looking for a second smaller bag.
- I want to use it as a day bag with a DSLR /w attached lens and one extra lens maximum, a water bottle, few maps, sunglasses, a thin jacket and a couple of energy bars. Protection for the camera and lens are not necessary since I have pouches for them.
- Easy access to the camera would be great, but I'd also want comfort. I'll easily be spending 6-8 hours walking / commuting a day when traveling.
- I'd want to put the bag into the aeronaut for some european flights that have a strict 1 bag carry on limit, at least temporarily till I get to my seat.
I was considering either the co pilot or the synapse 19/25 or the smart alec.
The backpack style is definitely more comfortable but harder to access the camera and I wouldn't be too comfortable with it behind me in crowded cities with pickpockets and bag slashers. Also with a backpack, I wouldn't be able to carry my aeronaut on my back too (which is very useful at airports and train stations), but maybe I could stuff the backpack into the aeronaut for those situations.
Which brings me to the co pilot. I am not sure if this is big enough for what I want to put in it. Also, I wonder how comfortable it will be hauling all that for 8 hours on day trips. (I do have the absolute strap though).
I can't seem to make up my mind. Any advice would be helpful !