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Shimoda Designs Explore v2 30 Backpack Photo Starter Kit (Army Green)

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  • All-in-One Adventure & Photo Pack
  • Medium Core Unit for Photo Gear
  • Holds a Mirrorless or DSLR with Lens
  • Multiple Access Points for Versatility
  • Multiple Pockets and Laptop Sleeve
  • Pocket for 3L Hydration Pack
  • Tripod/Water Bottle Pockets
  • Large Front Panel Pocket
  • Adjustable Harness & Strap System
  • Lightweight and Strong Ripstop Nylon
The Shimoda Designs Explore v2 30 Backpack Photo Starter Kit (Army Green) is a great option for those looking for a versatile backpack to store their camera equipment, whether they're photographers, videographers, or adventure travelers. The army green color adds a rugged and stylish touch, and the medium Core Unit seems to be able to accommodate a range of camera sizes, from the smaller Fuji and Sony models to larger Canon cameras.
What It Holds
  • Updated design for the unique needs of travel or landscape photographers
  • Versatile, multiuse backpack can accommodate the combined interests of the on-the-go photographer, multimedia creator, hiker, or adventure traveler
  • Dual-access document pocket provides interior and exterior access to the pocket for when you need maps, notebooks, etc.
  • Hidden and secure interior pocket is ideal for passports and other important documents
  • Pockets on both exterior sides of the pack can be used to hold a water bottle, tripod, or other outdoor equipment
  • Each shoulder strap has a fast access pocket for commonly used items and the left side has an expandable sleeve that securely accommodates snacks, water bottles, sunscreen, and two-way radios while the right side features a zippered phone pocket
  • Padded sleeve in the rear pocket holds a 16" laptop
  • Multiple webbing strips to attach lavalier mics or products like the RODE Wireless Go
  • Secure numerous tripods, skis, ice axes, or a snowboard using the 12 exterior attachment points
  • Large front panel pocket is ideal for oversized items like a jacket, laptop in a padded case, or avalanche safety equipment
  • Two quick-access sleeves hold square and round filters up to 100mm
  • Hydration bladder sleeve is 3L and located in the front panel. It has a hanger loop and dedicated routing to run the hose through the exterior rear panel and onto the shoulder straps
  • Optional Shimoda Designs Core Units can be installed within the pack and reconfigured to fit your needs - whether you need to camera, video, audio, or digital media equipment
Medium Core Unit
  • Use inside pack to hold and protect your photo gear while offering fast access in your bags
  • The Core Unit's shorter depth allows for more efficient packing scenarios and leads to a lower profile in your backpack
  • Orientate it vertically to integrate with the side access of the Explore v2 30 backpack
  • Interior holds a mirrorless or non-gripped DSLR camera up to 4.7" (12cm) tall with lenses as long as a 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Holds cameras like the Fuji X-T4 and Sony a7 series but can accommodate a Canon 5D or similar size
  • EVA foam-laminated dividers protect equipment and prevents it from knocking together
  • Interior is a bright-yet-subtle blue color, which makes locating items inside the unit quick and easy
How It's Made
  • Side opening is ideal for quick, under-the-arm access without completely removing the pack, and the anti-theft rear opening allows wide, unobstructed access to the bulk of your gear for less time-sensitive shooting situations
  • Lightweight and wear-resistant ripstop nylon shell is treated with a highly water- and wear-resistant Carbonate Ether polyurethane coating
  • Lockable water-resistant splashguard YKK zippers increase security and protection for your valuable gear
  • Free-standing padded base features a lightly padded panel for protection when placing the pack down and allows the pack to stand on its own
  • Base panel features two ventilation holes to limit any potential condensation buildup inside the base area
  • Lightweight rain cover provides an extra layer of protection in wet conditions and stows in its own pouch for easy storage
How you Carry & Wear It
  • Convenient side handle allows you to carry it like a conventional bag for easier handling at checkpoints and on planes or can be used as a luggage handle trolley strap
  • Handles on the top and base make picking the pack up easier and safer
  • Can be carried using the built-in handle along its top or by its padded shoulder straps which can be adjusted upward or downward for a better fit
  • Removable EVA foam padded waist belt transfers weight to the hips for additional comfort with mesh sleeve to quickly stash trash and a gear loop for carabineers, ice axes, and even small tripods
  • Adjustable sternum strap limits unintentional shifting around the wearer
Improved Aired-Out Harness System
  • The "Aired-Out" system allows air to flow through the perforated mesh and EVA foam cushioning makes the harness feel comfortable and cool on your torso
  • Weight-distributing shoulder strap shape and fit help support the load—instead of the weight pulling backwards, like most common camera backpack harnesses, the straps distribute weight across the chest area
  • Fully customizable for the perfect fit, no matter your size
  • Three torso height options with approximately 3" (7.5 cm) of vertical adjustment allows the same backpack to fit short or tall torso lengths, ensuring a custom fit for everyone
In the Box
  • Shimoda Designs Explore v2 30 Backpack Photo Starter Kit (Army Green)
  • Shimoda Designs Medium Mirrorless Core Unit Version 2 (Parisian Nights)
  • Shimoda Designs Accessory Webbing Straps with Gate Hooks (2-Pack)
  • Rain Fly
  • Limited 5-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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Product ConditonNew
Carry/Transport Options Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Trolley Sleeve, Waist Belt
Color Green
Type of Closure Zipper
Laptop/Tablet Compartment Single Compartment: Fits 16" Laptop (10 x 15 x 0.8" / 25.5 x 38 x 2 cm)
Monopod/Tripod Holder Yes


Water Resistance Water Resistant (Material), Rain Cover


Materials Exterior: Nylon
Dimensions Exterior 11.6 x 20.3 x 6.7" / 29.5 x 51.5 x 17 cm Interior 11.2 x 19.9 x 6.3" / 28.5 x 50.5 x 16 cm
Weight 3.6 lb / 1.65 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight 6.895 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.4 x 13.4 x 10.3"
WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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