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Chobe 2.0 is a Camera Messenger Bag You Should Consider Backing

Gura Gear Uses Parasailing Cloth to Produce Extra Lightweight Bags

I have version 1.0 of Chobe.  I love it because of its superior strength to weight ratio of the para-sailing cloth used.  There is nothing else like it from the competition in its class.  

If there is one thing that I miss with the Chobe, it’s that there is no conversion kit to allow you to carry it like a backpack like ThinkTank Photo does.  It also appears to be an exclusive feature of ThinkTank bags so far though.

What's different from version 1?


Improvements in Chobe 2.0 from 1.0


  • Was one size only for 15” laptops.  Now in 13” and 16” size


  • Laser cut Hypalon handles replaced with smooth premium grade natural leather


  • Exterior pockets redesigned to make a more stable bag that is easy to work from


  • Improved shoulder strap
    • New traditional metal D rings and dog leash snap hook
    • Improved anti-slip material to help strap stay in place
    • redesigned shoulder strap with two sliders to keep shoulder pad centered and to prevent excess webbing from “flapping around”
    • Improved attachment of handles to bag to allow handles to “fall out of the way” when working out of the bag


  • Exterior zipper of laptop compartment extended, and gussets added to allow for easier laptop removal and working out of bag


  • Padded iPad/iPad Pro pocket added in laptop compartment


  • New metal logo, for more discrete branding


  • Option of two insert sizes one narrow and one expanded, for mirrorless and DSLR camera systems


  • Use of more VX-42 to improve weatherproofing and abrasion resistance


  • Include of seam-sealed, custom fitted rain cover with openings for shoulder strap attachment


  • Addition of interior top zippered pocket in larger front pocket


  • Industry standard YKK zippers replacing Ideal zippers


  • Addition of grab loop on the front of the bag to make it easier to pull out of overhead bin


  • Vastly improved luggage pass through with foam structure and bar tacked stress points to ensure a snug fit on most luggage handles


  • Stash pocket on exterior side has increased flexible volume for things like sanitizer bottles


  • Vastly improved stitching, detailing, and lining on the interior of the bag


  • Higher level of “fit and finish”


  • Black color theme acceptable for business-use


  • flexible bottom padded which folds for normal and expanded configuration to give your tech greater protection when the bag is put down


  • Structure added to exterior large stash pocket to protect devices like Kindles which may be stashed in there


  • Overall improved balance of bag


  • Higher density foams to reduce thickness and reduce weight



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