Gura Gear’s Kiboko City Commuter is its First Backpack with a Roll Top

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Gura Gear has announced the Kiboko City Commuter 18L+ backpack, a bag that rides the line between a day-use commuter and a dedicated professional camera backpack.

The company claims that its goal was to create a durable, lightweight, comfortable, yet sturdy back. As far as its designers were concerned, that bag did not yet exist, and so the Kiboko was born. Gura Gear says it was made to be the “ultimate” backpack for creatives on the move.

The size and functionality of the Kiboko City Commuter puts it squarely in the “Day Use” category of backpacks and competes with the likes of the LowePro ProTactic, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, and the WANDRD PRVKE. Gura Gear claims that the Kiboko City Commuter is superior to other bags.

Gura Gear places a lot of value on its standard features. It claims that they outperform those of their competitors. It uses the D-Pac fabric, which Peak Design included recently in a limited edition Travel Backpack. All bags also use YKK zippers and custom pulls. Gura Gear bags are ultra lightweight and can be customized to fit your needs.

The Kiboko City has more than just those basic features. It also includes a roll-top, which Gura Gear is the first to offer.

The company specifically emphasizes the shoulder straps as more comfortable than its previous models, and promises that no amount of weight in the bag will compromise the ease and comfort of carry.

While the backpack is an 18L, it can expand an additional 4L thanks to the roll-top addition. The bag may be smaller in size than some other models, but Gura Gear claims that the Kiboko City Commuter is able to hold more gear due to its smarter storage. While it can hold a large assortment of camera gear (though it is not deep enough to accommodate larger cameras like the Z9) it can also secure up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro and at the same time an iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

While the Kiboko City Commuter offers side panel quick access, the main compartment is a rear-loading design, another first for Gura Gear. You will find several pockets on the back of this pack, and even an RFID shield.

The Gura Gear Kiboko City Commuter can be backed on Kickstarter starting at $229. The company intends to ship bags by October.

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