Gura Gear Bataflae 32L Camera Backpack Review (Podcast 358)

For this week's Podcast, I've put together a quick video to show you the new Gura Gear Bataflae 32L camera bag. As a long time user of the Kiboko bag, I'm happy to say that the Bataflae actually improves on perfection. Anyway, links are below, but here's the video....

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  • Brad Oliver
    Posted at 08:50h, 23 January Reply

    Thanks for putting this together Martin. I ordered a 32L today from OPG and told them you sent me. I was was originally going to order the 26L, but your video review pushed me to the 32L.


    PS – Thanks for the code.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 12:03h, 23 January Reply

      That’s great to hear Brad. You’ll love the Bataflae. You’re welcome on the code as well. I’m happy to help.


  • Tony
    Posted at 03:00h, 06 March Reply

    Hi Martin,
    Great review. I was wondering if you plan on doing any podcast about the necessary for outdoor photography like clothing, outfit etc…
    I did a quick search but could only find a kind of old episode that might be outdated.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 08:53h, 06 March Reply

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      I can probably do that at some point. I’ll add it to my list of episodes to plan. Thanks for the idea!


  • Tony
    Posted at 13:26h, 06 March Reply

    Great, thanks for considering. I’m asking because being in Japan too, I find it hard to relate with US based reviewers as brands availability is so different.

    btw are Guru gears visible/distributed in Japan?

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 22:25h, 06 March Reply

      No problem Tony.

      I generally find my outdoor clothing here, so it should be useful, but my main problem is getting sizes to fit. I just about manage, but would buy different stuff sometimes if I could only get the item in my size here!

      I’m not aware of a Gura Gear distributer here in Japan. I generally buy direct or through my friends at


  • Tony
    Posted at 08:41h, 07 March Reply

    Thanks for the reply Martin. I’ll order from OPG with your discount code.

  • David
    Posted at 02:05h, 18 June Reply

    Hi Martin.

    Great Video & the 32l Bataflae looks the ideal back pack. Problem is that Gura Gear seems to have been taken over by Tamrac & they seem to have discontinued the replacement (G32). Any ideas re a similar backpack for travel. I want a backpack for long haul flights where I can use 1/2 for camera gear & half for clothes etc.

    Also can’t find Et Cetra bags & pouches anywhere. Any idea where to get them or similar



    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:31h, 22 June Reply

      Hi David,

      Actually Gura Gear acquired Tarmac. They called it the minnow swallowing the whale.

      Unfortunately I can’t really recommend anything else. My Gura Gear bags are still going strong, and I haven’t seen anything used by my workshop participants that I can honestly say I’d buy when I need to replace my bags. Sorry!


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