I have been a fan of tactical backpack since a while back, but since I normally carry my camera in a camera backpack I was never attracted to the idea of spending money in a tactical backpack which I couldn’t also use as a camera backpack . Recently the LowePro ProTactic 350 AW and 450 AW came out and I looked at them but the problem is that they where made just to carry camera gear, when I travel I normally carry other stuff and I wanted a backpack that I could use for anything.
I found a very cool tactical backpack at Academy, the Drago Gear Tracker Backpack in seal gray (item # 14-301GY). It caught my eye and since it was reasonably priced I decided to buy it. I needed an all around backpack for just going out on the road or maybe traveling to another city or for hiking so I thought this was the best choice for me.
Of course I started figuring out ways to carry my DSLR in there. I searched B&H and I found the Tenba BYOB 13 Camera Insert, this specific brand makes this product to be carried in any backpack and can be carried and stored away on its own which gives me the versatility I need at a relatively low price. This insert can hold my Nikon D610 with the Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 lens attached and my Tamron 70-200mm F2.8, but the best thing is that I could actually fit more gear if I wanted too, say batteries, chargers, and all that kind of stuff, maybe even my Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 60mm F2.8D.
Just for the looks I ordered some really cool patches off from eBay, the store is called Patch Platoon and they have really cool military patches, highly recommend taking a look.
I am happy with the results so far, I got to build my own tactical photography backpack to carry my DSLR, tripod, survival kit, and a lot more stuff. I am very positive that a Lenovo X240 could fit in there also. I am aware that it may not be the perfect fit for everyone and it may not be intended for this application but for now it suits my needs. I am not saying this is the best solution but it gets the job done and works at least for me.
Here are some pictures of it. enjoy!