Burton AK 29L Zoom Pack

[image:blog_post:14142][image:blog_post:14143] Ever since Burton's AK 29L Zoom Pack dropped on my door I've been wanting to write about it. This protective backpack is made by Burton Snowboards for their pro photo/video team. Aside from being at home on the slopes, it's just a good bag to tote around town. The Zoom Pack's main compartment is made of customizable dividers, which is handy since I tend to change them often. Fitting in a Canon GL2 or smaller camcorder is easy. Trying to fit a larger model like a Sony FX1 or a Panasonic HVX200 makes for a tight squeeze, too tight for me. Some great features include water-resistant zippers, heated battery compartments, a padded waist belt, and a large water bottle holder. Though I'd like to see this bag ship with a rain cover and to see a size increase to carry more goodies, the Zoom Pack is a nice option in the bag market. top photo: Zoom Pack main compartment, unzipped w/ red weather guard. bottom photo: Top storage compartment in the Zoom Pack can fit an still camera, cell phone, iPod and a host of goodies. -Andrew Burke