Gura Gear acquired the Tamrac brand and merged the two together. Gura Gear as a standalone brand is gone, and all of their bags have been renamed to be sold under the Tamrac name in the G-Elite collection. Aside from small aesthetic changes to use the Tamrac logo, the bags have remained the same. Throughout this review, I have used the name Gura Gear, but when searching for more info on these products, or searching to buy them, you should now search for the Tamrac G-Elite bags instead.
Design & Features
Exterior Dimensions: 14x18x9 inches (35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm); 22 Liters useable
The Kiboko 22l+ continues on from the popular 30L with a the same butterfly opening design. The benefit of this is that you can selectively access your gear whilst keeping other parts of it away from the elements. The downside is that you have to lay the bag with its back on the ground when you do this and padded back panel picks up a lot of dust and dirt. The outside of the bag is made from VX-21 , a lightweight yet tough and abrasion resistant material which is often used to make sails. It is expensive but it seems to do a decent job and designing a bag that was lightweight was a top consideration. If we’re all going to have to deal with reduced carry-on allowances there’s little point using up half our allowance with the weight of the bag. It’s a theory that I very much like.