I should call this "Yet another 7 out of 10 camera bag review" I've been looking for a comfortable satchel style camera back for some time, and after looking at (I think) every bag available, I settled on a Domke F-804 for it's flexibility, comfort and durability. The satchel was $109.95 from B&H and I added a FA-230 insert ($23.95) and a FA-031 shoulder pad ($12.95). Total is $146.85 Buy link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/16039-REG/Domke_701_84B_F804_Super_Satchel_Black_.html I'll get the cliff notes out first: Pros: Awesome construction (I've owned Domke bags before and they are nearly indestructible) Plenty of room Flexible configuration Seven pockets total Inexpensive Light weight Extraordinarily comfortable for a shoulder bag Can be used open for shooting on the move Cons: Doesn't comfortably hold a 40D with attached grip Lens insert pockets are far too tight Dividers in lens insert are sewn in place No pass-though zippers for main compartment or front flap pockets "Black hole" effect since the interior is all darker colors Uncomfortable hand strap The bag is constructed of heavyweight waterproofed canvas which allows the bag to conform to the wearers hip. Thanks to this construction, the bag is stupid comfortable to wear and doesn't get in the way like many large, rigid bags tend to do. The bag doesn't include any padded inserts, meaning you'll need to buy inserts to tailor the bag to your gear. However, there's ample room to do configure the bag for most moderately sized SLR systems. The interior dimensions are 15 x 6.5 x 12.5". There are seven pockets total, two small pockets on the front flap for cell phone, filters or other small items. Under the flap are two large pockets with velcro closure flaps. Each of these pockets could easily hold a pair of large flashes. Behind these pockets are the main compartment and a slash pocket which is large enough to hold a 13" laptop such as a MacBook. Larger laptops will not in the slash pocket. On the rear of the bag is a another slash pocket large enough for a pad of paper and some file folders, and a pass through pocket to slip over a rolling luggage handle. The bag comes with a shoulder strap that has rubber woven through it (two stripes) to provide a non slip grip and a rather uncomfortable strap handle to carry the bag with when it isn't on your shoulder. I added the optional post office shoulder pad which is a large wedge shaped pad of soft silicon that attached to the main strap with velcro. This pad not only levels the load on your shoulder so that the strap doesn't dig in, it also ensures that the bag wont slip around. The postal pad helps make this bag one of the most comfortable I've ever worn. There are also a pair of D rings on the rear of the bag which are used to attach the optional FA-100 backpack harness. Inside the massive main compartment, there is padding top and bottom, but not on the walls. On the front and rear walls are velcro strips used to attach the padded insert buckets. Domke bags use a system of various inserts to configure a bag to your camera system. The inserts are padded from top to bottom and the three compartment insert is quite deep, providing full top to bottom protection for lenses. The real downside here is that the dividers are sewn from top to bottom, limiting the flexibility of the compartments. I also found that the compartments are way too tight and I can't fit lenses with their hoods attached in them. In fact they are tight enough that extracting a chubby lens like a 28-70 f/2.8 is a little difficult. The insert is a dark green color contributing to the "black hole" effect of the deep main compartment. The bag is wider at the bottom that at the top, but the inserts are the same width top to bottom. This makes a rather large bit of unused space at the bottom of the bag. Overall, the insert really falls short of the mark and makes the total configuration less useful than it would be with a better insert. The bag is capable of holding a huge quantity of gear and remains comfortable even with a body, flash and five lenses but space utilization could easily be improved. (I wish Domke would read this) Short of Domke improving the 3 pocket insert designed for this bag, this bag should easily accomodate other Domke inserts, or inserts from Billingham or Tenba. As it is, I was able to fit all this crap in it (40D, grip and 28-70 not shown) with plenty of room left over: Overall, I'm relatively happy with the bag and it serves the purpose I bought it for (lighter, walk around bag) but I still won't be giving up my larger Tenba shoulder bag anytime soon. That's my public service post for the year.