All too usually nowadays, images backpacks appear to easily be based mostly round “How a lot gear can we shove into it?” with issues like consolation and precise usability introduced on as an afterthought. That is high-quality when you’re simply shifting gear between your automobile and a shopper’s location, however what when you’re carrying all of it day on a hike?
Nicely, Cosyspeed’s new Photohiker backpack, made in collaboration with outside gear specialist Vaude, is constructed particularly for that form of use. It takes its carrying system design straight from high-end mountain climbing and trekking packs to make carrying a heavy load all day as comfy as doable whereas additionally conserving your digital camera gear secure and simple so that you can entry.
Whereas there are a lot of digital camera backpacks on the market, the massive benefit of Photohiker is the carrying system, which is a system usually present in higher-end mountain climbing backpacks and never digital camera backpacks. It’s the rationale I’d usually take an precise mountain climbing backpack with me to location shoots in the course of nowhere as a result of they had been far more comfy to put on for lengthy intervals of time, particularly when loaded with gear and strolling a good distance.
The Photohiker backpack is obtainable in two completely different capacities. The smaller is 24 litres whereas the bigger is 44 litres and each conform to most plane keep on measurement 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. In addition they embrace inside detachable Photocubes for conserving your gear safely packaged away, which is a really helpful characteristic. It implies that while you don’t need to carry digital camera gear with you, you may take them out and simply use it as an everyday mountain climbing backpack.
There are additionally an array of smaller zip pockets on varied interior flaps for storing issues like reminiscence playing cards, cash, ID, and so forth. and there are pockets on each side that may each match a tripod. Or, you need to use one for a tripod and the opposite for strolling poles or a giant water bottle, and so forth. There’s additionally a separate rain cowl beneath that may pull out to cowl the complete backpack within the occasion of a heavy downpour.
The carrying system includes a well-ventilated Aeroflex 3D again system with an built-in steel body. That is what actually units it aside from most different digital camera backpacks in the marketplace. It permits you to modify the again size to tailor the bag to fit your construct – precisely the best way most respectable mountain climbing backpacks do. As demonstrated on this “deep dive” video beneath.
Even when you’re fairly comfy along with your current digital camera backpack, you’ll in all probability be stunned how far more gear you may slot in with this technique, which provides a lot better load distribution, when you’ve by no means used it earlier than. And if it’s pretty much as good because the mountain climbing backpacks I’ve used prior to now, I may very simply see a bag like this turning into my new go-to for lengthy treks with the digital camera.
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 search out out extra.