this is my current gear bag for travel. I wanted most equipment to be well-made but replaceable, so I don't drop a lot of money on any one item, but I do a lot of research to find the best cost and weight options. I no longer take my home laptop, instead using a much cheaper Chromebook, storing files on the cloud if I have a fast connection. otherwise I have a external drive for photo backups away from the SD cards. the bag is inexpensive but well-made with a lot of positive experiences mentioned in online reviews. the GoPro is something new, I will probably try it for some countryside bike rides. I'm not much of a videographer, but I do like to play with timed exposures, and 0.5 second delay and 32 GB of space to fill up could be a lot of fun. the Canon 600D/T3i I chose because it is $230 less than the 60D and weighs a half-pound less. I've always preferred to buy one of the cheaper bodies with the same sensor as the higher-end models, and I would rather put serious money into the right lenses over a more expensive body. what you sacrifice for weight you accept in the cheaper and less-study body housing.
* Rothco $22 canvas bag = 800 g * chromebook, case, cord = 1.5 kg * lens bags + scarf = 450 g * unlocked iPhone 4 = 150 g * travel tripod = 350 g * Sigma 10-20 mm = 0.5 kg * 50mm f/1.8 prime = 150 g * Canon EOS 600D body = 0.6 kg * hood, microfiber cloth, graduated ND filter = 150 g * wallet, passport, beer rating notebook, card organizer, bike light, patch kit, small lock, wall plugs = 0.5 kg * GoPro Hero2 = 250 g * 320 GB external hard drive = 200 g
5.8 kg, 12.8 lbs. day-trip set up is just under 10 lbs with all of my camera and video gear, but no laptop.