When we dreamed up our first Kiboko backpack ten years ago, we imagined it as the companion to our photo journeys.
We imagined it next to us as we reveled in the wildebeest and zebra of Kenya's Great Migration and protecting our gear as we watched countless penguins congregate on the rocky coasts of Antarctica.
We've been thrilled and grateful that so many people have shared their photo journeys with us - we are here because we love beautiful, moving imagery, after all.
We have started our hashtag #GuraJourney to showcase the journeys our Gura Gear bags have weathered along the way.
We ask you to share your story by email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or below in our contact form using the tag #GuraJourney. Please include a photo if possible or links to your work. We will be sharing these stories through our social media, website and newsletter with other Gura Gear users and the wider photographic community.
We will send out monthly prizes of accessories, including our Et Cetera pouches to specific stories selected by our team. We will also be showcasing the stories with #GuraJourney throughout our channels.
Share your #gurajourney images now!
I did so much research for the “perfect” camera bag for this trip to Africa. I ordered my Gura Gear bag from America and got it sent to me in Melbourne, Australia. When it arrived I could see why it had such great reviews.
A comfortable backpack on the field that has plenty of thoughtful storage and reduces dust entering when opened...which is super important on an African Safari!
Also discreet enough for international flights that looks a lot lighter than it is. Love that the waistband can be removed to make it look more streamlined and not as bulky on plane trips.
The side pockets are also crucial as it means I can keep a water bottle on the outside - away from my valuable camera gear
The GuraGear Kiboko 2.0 16L Backpack is the best bag for me as a travelling freelance photographer that focuses on outdoor lifestyle and adventure. Its small form factor and padded 3D mesh design on the back is perfect for hiking and long adventures with its breathability but the customizable build on the inside allows me to bring only the gear I need while leaving enough room to bring along extra accessories or clothing if I need. With multiple zip compartments throughout the front of the bag as well as the inside, I’m able to store all the small accessories like extra batteries, memory cards, notepads and more to make sure I have everything I need with me for the job. My favourite thing about the bag that provides me the most comfort is the easily accessible rain cover because my job frequently has me outside and in all kinds of weather.
I have used their original Chobe bag for 9 years now. It's still going strong and super practical keeping my gear exactly where I need It.
If you're a photographer, you know what a pain flying with your gear is. People always ask me how I manage to get everything on the plane. Well, you're allowed a camera bag, but you're also allowed a 'personal item'. A laptop bag is a personal item.
The Chobe looks like a laptop bag, and it is, but it's also a camera bag - complete with inserts. That means that I can put all my batteries, chargers, external drives, headphone, laptop, ballheads, cables, etc. in the Chobe. If I don't have enough space in my camera bag for an extra body or lens, I simply unzip the Chobe to make it a bit wider and put it in there.