Padded insert for regular backpack

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I have a camera bag (Lowepro 400AW flipside) which is okay for short hikes if I know where I'm going, but not comfy enough for daylong hikes where I'd like to take the camera. I have a very comfy Osprey 'daypack' and would like a zipped padded insert so that I can carry my 6D with 16-35 and maybe another lens along with other stuff I would take, food, waterproof etc.

Any recommendations? There is so much on Amazon I'm not sure what is good and what isn't. Don't want to spend too much ideally.
 
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No specific make, but their padding isn't always very thick. Also, closed-cell foam seems better in my book because it shouldn't retain any dampness like open-cell foam might.

Maybe most important is getting the size right not just for your content but in relation to how easily the insert slides in & out of the pack, assuming that the pack itself is a top-opener.

An insert could have one of its larger faces opening, like an F-stop ICU, or one of its narrower faces zipped, like Ned's BYOB. But you'll likely be sliding them in & out of the pack end-on.
 
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Thanks both, that Tenba looks decent. What size have you got and what kit do you put in yours?
 
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Think I have the BYOB 10, which holds my m43 gear:

40-150 pro unattached (this is tight for depth but it does zip shut)
12-40 pro attached to a body
Another small lens in the space under the grip (typically a fast prime or the 9-18, or possibly both)
T/C / Batteries / cards / memory card reader / etc in the webbing/pockets on the outside

It which point it it full but that is really all one might ever need and will easily fit in my manbag.
 
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The FStop Gear ICUs are similar.

When I am mountain biking I just use a small Lowe Pro bag inside my regular rucksack, it is slightly bulkier than just using an insert, but it fits my kit way better than any of the inserts available.
 
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