Mountainsmith Borealis 25L Camera Backpack (Black)

Mountainsmith Borealis 25L Camera Backpack (Black)

Mountainsmith Borealis 25L Camera Backpack (Black)

B&H # MOBABG MFR # 14-81230-65
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Product Highlights

  • Fits DSLR, 2 Lenses, Flash & Accessories
  • Accommodates 17" Laptop
  • Anvil Airway Suspension
  • Front Pouch & Interior Organizer
  • Vertical Zip Front Pocket
  • Zippered Gear Compartment at Base
  • Side Tripod Attachment
  • Water-Resistant Exterior
  • Padded Waist Straps with Pockets
  • Removable Rain Cover
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Mountainsmith 14-81230-65 overview

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The black, water-resistant Borealis 25L Camera Backpack from Mountainsmith holds a DSLR, two lenses, a flash, and accessories between padded interior dividers in the camera compartment at the base. A dedicated zippered and padded compartment at the back also accommodates a 17" laptop. The backpack features an Anvil Airway Suspension system, which consists of a comfortable, ergonomic padding that allows air to circulate against your back while you wear the backpack.

In addition to the gear compartment, there is a spacious top compartment with plenty of room for accessories. A front pouch features a vertical zip pocket on top and an organizer inside. Each side has a slip pocket that unzips at the bottom to accommodate a tripod leg, and a compression strap at the top that holds down the tripod.

To carry the bag, there are padded, adjustable dual-density shoulder straps with load lifter suspension and padded waist straps. For storing small accessories, there is a mesh slip pocket on one waist strap, and a zippered pouch on the other. A sternum strap provides further comfort for carrying a heavy load, and a grip handle at the top allows you to grab your bag and go.

YKK zippers
Bar tack reinforcements
5000mm PU waterproof fabric coating
Side compression straps for load stabilization
Two interior mesh pockets with color coded red and green zippers for separating used and new batteries
Accessory attachment panels for optional lens pouch
Removable rain cover for unpredictable weather
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Mountainsmith Borealis 25L Camera Backpack (Black)
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Mountainsmith 14-81230-65 specs

    Features Accessory Loops, Adjustable Interior Dividers, Laptop Compartment, Removable Interior Dividers, Tripod Holder
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Sternum Strap, Top Handle, Tripod Strap, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 17.0"
    Exterior Dimensions 22 x 13 x 9.5" / 55.88 x 33.02 x 24.13 cm
    Exterior Material Foam, Kodra, Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Water-Resistant Material
    Interior Dimensions 21.3 x 12.25 x 8.8" / 54.1 x 31.12 x 22.35 cm
    Interior Material Nylon
    Maximum Volume 6.60 gal / 25.00 L
    Weight 4.9 lb / 2.22 kg (Backpack)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.2 x 14.7 x 5.1"

    Mountainsmith 14-81230-65 reviews

    Borealis 25L Camera Backpack (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack Very spacious and built like a tank. Easily holds my 17 16:9 PC laptop unlike some other bags that claim to hold a 17 machine. Camera compartment has room for D600 w/ 16-35 f/4, 24-70 f/2.6 & 70-200 f/2.8. Also with room to spare. That still leaves the side pockets, top compartment & front pocket for additional gear. Like I said... Very spacious. One of the best things about MountainSmith is that they are an outdoor gear company. The bag is built to take serious rough use and has all the right straps, pads and adjustments to carry a load comfortably. Protecting your gear is just a matter of cushion, wearing it comfortably takes know-how. MountainSmith has that in abundance.
    Date published: 2015-08-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice combination backpack I did a lot of research before buying this pack and came to the conclusion as others have that there is no perfect camera backpack. I bought this year's model over the discounted last year's model mainly for one reason - it is designed to carry the tripod on the side. Being able to carry the tripod on the side enables you to get to your camera gear without removing the tripod. The camera compartment is big. In it I have a Canon 6D with 28-135mm lens attached, a Canon 100-400mm zoom, A Tokina 16-28 wide angle zoom, a Canon 50mm lens, Canon 420 flash unit and Canon speed light transmitter. There are 2 zip pockets for batteries, SD cards or other smaller paraphernalia. The upper compartment has room for things you might need on a day hike - jacket, gloves, food, water bottle and probably enough room for an extra lens or two. There are also several small pockets inside the upper compartment for things like a small writing pad and pencil and other small necessities. The computer sleeve should accommodate a 17 inch laptop. The borealis is heavily constructed with comfortable shoulder straps a sternum strap, and padded waist belt. It also has two compression straps on each side. I can't attest to its durability yet but it appears to be built strong enough to handle years of use and comes with a lifetime warranty. It is water resistant and comes with a built in rain cover. Paperwork that came with the pack says that it has a lens case attachment point, and I have several mountainsmith lens cases, but I cannot figure out where the attachment point is unless you are supposed to attach the lens case to the compression straps. All in all I think it will be a great pack for day long hikes or just to get your camera gear plus other gear from point A to point B. It is expensive but a nice pack for the money.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Borealis Camera Backpack It is very well made and thoughtfully laid out. I returned mine to B&H because it was too bulky for my needs and not really very comfortable for me. I ended up getting a Clik Elite Probody Sport and used it this week on a photo shoot in Death Valley, CA . While it does not have the storage capacity of the Borealis, it was more comfortable and worked for me.
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This back pack fulfils my needs I bought this product to carry my camera gear, 17 laptop & IPad from the house to the vacation home. I am not using this for extended hiking purposes. The backpack holds a Canon 70-D, 70-200 & 18-55 F2.8 lenses, 2 speedlites, battery chargers, flash transceivers, spare batteries, straps, a 17 laptop & an Ipad. There is still room left for some clothing & miscellaneous items. Considering the weight, it is reasonably comfortable for the short distances I actually carry it. It certainly is adequate for my purpose.
    Date published: 2016-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag I carry 2 cameras, a bunch of memory cards, memory card reader, my laptop, external hard drive, some magazines, and my 70-200mm zoom lens and various other things including my wallet on occassion, I can also toss a change of clothing in the bag if I need to and I also plan on putting some patches on the bag to personalize it even further...
    Date published: 2014-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite backpack I Highly recommend this traveling backpack for professional field recording, video, and photography work. It has Tons of space for my large Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8 track recorder, 5.1 surround sound mic, and other essential accessories I often have to bring. Check out the few Youtube videos about this Borealis backpack.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Do all bag First off, I have only had the bag about a month so the review is limited to that short time frame, however with the build quality I am not expecting any major issues. On first inspection I was amazed at the layout and build of the bag. The layout was well done and thoughtful with plenty of room for DSLR with mounted lens and battery grip, two prime lenses, two mics, and an on Camera LED light panel all in the camera compartment. Also the pockets inside with the red and green to indicate charged batteries and empty SD cards and one for full cards and dead batteries is really a nice touch. The laptop sleeve is huge and really has room for more than one computer or a computer and a tablet without issues. The two open bay pockets and the front slash pocket still give lots of room for personal supplies and auxiliary gear. The integrated rain fly and pocket is out of the way until needed and really well protected. The dual side tripod pockets with open-able bases allow for carrying of more than just a tripod and the side placement means I can still get to all my gear without removing the tripod. I use one for carrying a smaller tripod and the other for my travel tea mug when it is empty and have no worries about stuff falling out. I got this bag to replace a smaller bag by another manufacturer and am really happy with it. I am able to carry a full DSLR set up with gear for both photo and video, my 17 laptop (Not Mac and still fist with room to spare), all my notebooks and text books for classes, and still have room. It means I can carry all my kit and my class stuff and never have to juggle with multiple bags or choosing to leave my camera at home and miss a story opportunity or great image. The best part is that the way the bag is that even loaded down with 23-30 lbs of gear it feels like only 12-15 lbs. I am a former infantryman and wish my old rucks carried this well. That is all without the use of the waist strap, which I tuck in behind the lumbar support to keep out of the way. I have only three dings on the bag as a whole are really minor nit-picks on my part; One, the buckles are sleek looking customs that feel a bit flimsy to me. None have broken yet, but I know they will and when they do I will replace them with more standard sidelock buckles that are a bit more robust. Two, the dividers in the camera compartment seem built to fit only one or two specific camera bodies and have to be worked hard to fit others or different configuration styles. Three, the opening to the camera compartment is such that it is hared to get anything at the very top of the compartment out of the bag. Difficult, but not impossible. Even with those three tiny dislikes it is still by far the best camera bag I have ever owned and I will be keeping Mountainsmith at the top my list if I go searching for another new bag.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This bag is a keeper. I love the lifetime warranty on mountainsmith products. This is a durable bag that can haul a large amount of gear. The yellow interior makes my stuff easy to spot and I can carry my camera equipment/laptop without screaming hey come steal this expensively stuffed bag!'
    Date published: 2014-04-04
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