All too typically nowadays, pictures backpacks appear to easily be primarily based round “How a lot gear can we shove into it?” with issues like consolation and precise usability introduced on as an afterthought. That is positive if you happen to’re simply shifting gear between your automotive and a shopper’s location, however what if you happen to’re carrying all of it day on a hike?
Effectively, Cosyspeed’s new Photohiker backpack, made in collaboration with out of doors tools specialist Vaude, is constructed particularly for that form of use. It takes its carrying system design straight from high-end mountaineering and trekking packs to make carrying a heavy load all day as snug as potential whereas additionally holding your digicam gear secure and straightforward so that you can entry.
Whereas there are a lot of digicam backpacks on the market, the massive benefit of Photohiker is the carrying system, which is a system usually present in higher-end mountaineering backpacks and never digicam backpacks. It’s the rationale I’d typically take an precise mountaineering backpack with me to location shoots in the midst of nowhere as a result of they have been far more snug to put on for lengthy intervals of time, particularly when loaded with gear and strolling a good distance.
The Photohiker backpack is offered in two completely different capacities. The smaller is 24 litres whereas the bigger is 44 litres and each conform to most plane stick with it dimension limits (though do double-check along with your airline earlier than you fly as a result of not all airways are the identical). Each have a padded compartment within the again, which they are saying can maintain a 16″ MacBook fairly comfortably. Additionally they embrace inner detachable Photocubes for holding your gear safely packaged away, which is a really helpful function. It implies that if you don’t wish to carry digicam gear with you, you possibly can take them out and simply use it as an everyday mountaineering backpack.
There are additionally an array of smaller zip pockets on numerous inside flaps for storing issues like reminiscence playing cards, cash, ID, and so on. and there are pockets on either side that may each match a tripod. Or, you should utilize one for a tripod and the opposite for strolling poles or a giant water bottle, and so on. There’s additionally a separate rain cowl beneath that may pull out to cowl your complete backpack within the occasion of a heavy downpour.
The carrying system contains a well-ventilated Aeroflex 3D again system with an built-in metallic body. That is what actually units it other than most different digicam backpacks in the marketplace. It lets you regulate the again size to tailor the bag to fit your construct – precisely the way in which most first rate mountaineering backpacks do. As demonstrated on this “deep dive” video under.
Even if you happen to’re fairly snug along with your current digicam backpack, you’ll in all probability be shocked how far more gear you possibly can slot in with this technique, which provides significantly better load distribution, if you happen to’ve by no means used it earlier than. And if it’s pretty much as good because the mountaineering backpacks I’ve used prior to now, I might very simply see a bag like this turning into my new go-to for lengthy treks with the digicam.
As with some earlier Cosyspeed merchandise, the Photohiker is launching by way of Kickstarter with pledges beginning at €299 and €349 for the Photohiker 24 and Photohiker 44 respectively. Head on over to the campaign to seek out out extra.