Ribz Front Pack Review
The main trouble with a backpack is that is it always just that, on your back! While it is one thing to be able and throw everything into your backpack and head off but anytime you have to grab something large or small from your bag, you’ve got to stop, take off the back, unzip, get your gear and throw it back on your back. As photographers, this simple action is one of the most annoying things about our bulky backpacks. We are always stopping to grab something or put something back and while we are traveling in a hurry it is extremely irritating. The Ribz Front Pack changes all of this.
We also worry a lot about the security of all the gear we carry on our backs, out of the site of our eyes and especially in large crowds and for off countries, it is easy to get paranoid and be concerned that your zipper might be open, someone might be reaching in and your gear might go missing the next time you take your bag off. We’ve often tried to even walk with our backpacks on our fronts when we are traveling by foot, on the train or walking through large crowds, but the bulk, weight and size all make this somewhat difficult and simply not the best option.
The Ribz front pack, while of course not as large as a traditional backpack gives us a brilliant option to our bulky camera bags. Often we head on for a day long shoot while traveling and take our entire bag with us, even though we do not need most of the gear for the day but simply because we have no other option. The Ribz front pack easily fits in a small case and takes up little room in any bag. It is big enough to fit a couple extra lenses, a flash, memory cards, wallet and keys, all the essentials you need when out and about and without having to throw it all in a bigger backpack, and it leaves it all as easily accessible right in front of our hands. Changing a lens is easy as ever and can be done without barely stopping. No more worrying about leaving the back open on your back or someone reaching in. And since it has enough room to hold your keys, wallet and cell phone too, no need to worry about people in your pockets either.
While it might not be the best backpack for the climb up Mount Everest, it is a wonderful alternative to the traditional backpack. And what makes it even better is that it can easily be worn in addition to any larger backpack and simply place the essentials right at your fingertips and easy for anyone to grab.
So would we recommend one to you? You can’t go wrong with the Ribz front pack and it is a wonderful addition or alternative to any bag and can even act a replacement for many people. Want to throw in a water bottle and a snack while you go for a run – its perfect for that too.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Ribz Front Pack for free as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.
.H . Jeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all. A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh. Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at email@example.com and they’ll respond super fast!