Gura Gear was started by photographers for photographers. Twelve years ago, Andy Biggs and Trevor Peterson met while photographing on safari in East Africa. One night, over the campfire, they shared their frustrations with all of the camera bags currently on the market, chief among them their weight, functionality and durability.
After discussing everything they wanted in the perfect camera bag, they thought “why not just make it ourselves?” With a sketch on the back of a napkin, countless prototypes, and a patent filing, Gura Gear was born.
As expected from Gura Gear, the new Kiboko 2.0 bags are made from the highest quality materials and hardware. Each one is constructed to keep your gear safe in the harshest of conditions and against the most extreme elements. It’s the small details that make these camera bags far and away the best on the market.
The Chobe is full of top-notch material choices.
The shell is constructed from VX-21 sailcloth, a material that is made from four layers including a weatherproof polymer laminated together. This results in a bag that weighs in at a near gravity-defying 2 pounds and will hold its integrity years after other bags lose their weatherproofing.
No need to worry about where you set your bag down. We built the bottom from VX-42 which provides ten times the abrasion resistance of VX-21 and protects the bag from unexpected liquid exposure.
Lastly, we used the smoothest-pulling, durable YKK zippers (Nylon Coil with Delrin sliders). It seems simple but ensures every interaction with the Chobe is a pleasant one.
Sourced from sail manufacturers, VX-21 is some of the most durable, weather resistant and long-lasting material available. The combination of low-stretch, waterproof construction and 210 denier face fabric provides an ideal balance of weight and durability.
Dimension-Polyant’s proprietary sailcloth technology combines multiple layers for superior tear resistance, durability and the best strength-to-weight ratio on the market.
The Kiboko’s patented dual compartments with their unique butterfly style flaps are amazing for keeping the elements out of your gear. Also, when it comes time to load or unload your gear, the newly added flap keeper strap system is a must have. This simple strap allows you to keep both sides open for easy access to all your gear, and tucks nicely out of the way when you are done.