- Storage Compartments — Let's start with the first thing you'd go to if you had the bag in person — geek out over the pockets! Or maybe that's just me, ha-ha.
- As soon as I started exploring the compartments, it became apparent that there's one main compartment that makes up the main body of the pack. The best part about it is that there are two different access points. The first is the pad that rests against your back. That entire panel opens up so you can access everything all at once. And due to the rigid geometric frame of the outer shell, when you set the pack down with the back pad facing up, it rests in a very stable position. Even without contents the pack sits stable on the counter while you organize your gear without drooping or flopping over. The internal compartments are segregated by velcro dividers like you'd see in a typical camera bag — only these ones don't come detached or move around like the ones that I've seen in other packs, and I've been testing this pack for over a month now without a problem. This main storage compartment also has a sleeve on the main door itself that comfortably fits your iPad, keeping it closest to your body and protected from the majority of heavy drops.
- This main compartment also has a second access point in one of the side pockets — which might be my favorite feature on this thing. The other side pocket is a normal pocket, with a small, clear, zippered, water-resistant internal panel built into it. When you want quick access to your compartments but aren't in a place that you can or want to set your bag down to dig through it, the common thing to do is to sling the bag around your side, leaving one strap on your shoulder. This puts the pack on it's side, giving you direct access to one of the two side pockets.
- The top compartment is pretty intriguing as well. It too has a segmented velcro panel and a neoprene panel to keep everything in it's place. At first I thought this was just for carry items like your phone, wallet, keys, etc. But when I looked into it, I learned that it's actually a compartment built for your DSLR! Which fits perfectly and remains well protected. Don't get me wrong. If you're looking for a professional DSLR camera bag to store multiple lenses, battery packs, external hard drives, and other photo equipment, you might overwhelm this pack. But if you're a lighter traveler who's main focus is your GoPro, but would also like to throw your DSLR in there too, then this is the perfect bag for that. If I'm ever doing some serious traveling and want some options besides just my phone and my GoPro gear, it's nice to have the option to being my Nikon along for the journey. Most GoPro packs don't include your DSLR and most professional camera bags are overkill for your GoPro. I've never really seen another camera bag that fits as well into this category. Well done, InCase!
- This one took me a while to find. On the very bottom of the pack, there's a small zipper pocket that reveals a rain fly that fits as a water-repellant covering for your back pack! Have you ever been out in the elements and then, all of a sudden a storm pops up and you find yourself getting soaked, only to be stressed out about keeping your camera gear dry within your bag. If you're lucky, you'll find a trash back to cover your back pack with. If you're the proud owner of the Kelly Slater Action Camera GoPro Pack by InCase, then you won't even be phased by the rain. You'll merely unzip the compartment on the bottom of the bag, pull the rain fly over your pack, and continue on your journey. It's as simple as that.
Quality and Durability — Everything on this pack is well built. The zippers are tough, yet smooth. The outer shell is rigid and durable, the straps are covered in a thick nylon and padded for comfort. InCase really did think of everything.
External Attachments — This pack is littered with cool external attachments. It has an almost tactical feel to it.
The shoulder straps include a chest clip to keep the straps from sliding off of your shoulders, which is a must with a travel bag like this.
The shoulder straps also come with a GoPro mount, so you can get all those cool trail hiking or airport time lapses without wearing a funny head mount.
There's a bungee strap that you can custom configure on one side of the pack. You can tuck an extra t-shirt or something under it and grab it on the fly without having to unzip or unclip a thing. It's functional, looks cool, and gives you something to be creative with.
There are also little nylon loops strategically placed around the pack. I've clipped a carabiner onto one of my loops — the possibilities are endless!
Last but not least, are the 4 nylon side straps with buckles. This is my personal favorite external attachment. You can attach a towel on the side and strap it down tight on the side of your bag, or you can reverse them and strap them across the back of the back pack to create two big straps to hold your skate deck. The first thing I noticed was the shape of the outside of the bag — it looked like it was meant to strap a skateboard to the back of it. Once I reversed the buckles and connected them together on the back of the pack, the board fit like a glove. The versatility here is downright impressive.
- Accessories — This Kelly Slater Action Pack Bundle comes with a grip of accessories that keep your GoPro safe and your accessories organized. Every type of cover, pack, or case you could possibly need is included and fits perfectly within the dimensions of the pack.