Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack

Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack

Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack

B&H # MOPABG MFR # 14-81240-65
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Product Highlights

  • Fits 3 DSLRs, 70-200, 4 Lenses, Flash
  • Accommodates 17" Laptop & Tablet
  • Three Access Points to Camera Gear
  • Anvil Airway Suspension
  • Back-Panel Gear Compartment
  • Side Tripod Attachment
  • Water-Resistant Exterior
  • Padded Waist Straps with Pockets
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Interior Camera Case
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The gray, water-resistant Parallax Camera Backpack from Mountainsmith holds three DSLRs, a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, four additional lenses, a flash and accessories, and features three access points from which to retrieve your gear. First, there is the main camera gear compartment accessible from the back, then a top zippered compartment for access to a DSLR and lens, and finally a side panel that features quick-access to an interior chest-mount camera case. The camera case holds a DSLR and lens and deploys to secure to the shoulder straps at your front for fast, continuous access.

The backpack features a front zippered compartment that holds a 17" laptop behind a padded divider and a tablet inside an additional slip pocket. For small accessories, there are two zip pouches at the front and one at the side. Another 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 backpack, 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. For comfort while wearing the backpack, an Anvil Airway Suspension system is built into the back and consists of an ergonomic padding that allows air to circulate against your back. 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 pockets are color coded green and red for separating new and used batteries
Accessory attachment panel for optional lens pouch
Removable rain cover for unpredictable weather
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Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Mountainsmith 14-81240-65 specs

    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 17.0"
    Exterior Dimensions 23 x 13 x 9.8" / 58.4 x 33 x 24.8 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior Dimensions 22.3 x 12.3 x 9" / 56.5 x 31.1 x 22.9 cm
    Maximum Volume 8.1 gal / 30.5 L
    Weight 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.7 x 11.5 x 7.1"

    Mountainsmith 14-81240-65 reviews

    Parallax Camera Backpack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected I had gone into the store pretty much prepared to buy an earlier model Mountainsmith pack. To my pleasant surprise the Parllax literally just came out. One look and I was sold and took advantage of my good fortune. The pack comes with a body/ zoom insert which can be used separately, so right away, there is added value. The fit is as comfortable as almost any backpack I have owned and Mountainsmith's experience in this area shines. I now use this as my standard bag whether or not I really need the backpack functionality. Having the water resistant cover is a real plus whether in the fields or just going from one place to another in weather. Mountainsmith made a great product even better.
    Date published: 2014-02-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Size Camera Backpack I purchased this bag after exchanging a Tamrac Cyberpack. The Tamrac bag was uncomfortable, due to its square size and sat poorly on my back. This Backpack is longer and more rectangular in shape. It fits tall people better. It has a padded waist belt and its entire harness system is adjustable to fit you better and is therefore way more comfortable. It has many padded interior pockets and dividers and is very configurable. It is a large Backpack. Once fully loaded it will way upwards of 30lbs. Mountainsmith is a good name in backpacks. Having owned an earlier back pack made by them I find they hold up very well and are durable.
    Date published: 2015-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Backpack Starting off, people need to realise, this is a BIG backpack. I am a small girl and am dwarfed by it. Thankfully, my husband is the packmule and being 6'4, the backpack fits him perfectly. It is not going to suit someone who wishes to travel around with a discreet pack, but its great for those who are travelling and have a lot of gear to take. I can see it being perfect as a carryon for planes as well as a weekender back because of the storage in the lower compartment (where the secondary camera bag is held). Structurally, this bag is very good quality, and looks like it can take a lot of punishment (though I haven't put it to the test yet). I particularly like the overhang over the zippers for added water resistance, it gives extra protection of your gear in the moments when you're frantically pulling out the waterproof cover. I decided to try and pack it to the hilt, to see just how much it could carry (not just photography gear, as I don't have a huge amount of that). This just showed me how useful the bag would be for everyday use if you take the velcro dividers out and just use it as a travel bag. It carried: - 1 x dslr + 1 attached lens - 3 x additional lenses - 6 x 82mm filters - extra battery - compact camera - chargers (various) - 1 x kindle fire hdx - 1 x 15 laptop (heavy version, its no mac air!) - Oben CT-3481 tripod + head - 1 x jeans - 3 x shirts - 2 x dress - 1 x leggings - 1 x scarf - set of nice flats - small makeup set - 1 x snow jacket with insert - Wallet - Phone - 1L water bottle Not bad for a single bag!
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this backpack This is very well made. I love that there are 3 ways to access my gear, top, side, and back. The dividers are moveable and the Velcro really grips strong. There are many adjustments to fit the backpack for your comfort. I did find this backpack very comfortable when on. A few minor things: because the opening in the back creates an arch at the top, it is hard to get to the left and right upper most compartments. I just use them for items I don't use frequently, problem solved. The zippers are strong, but don't open/close smoothly, especially around curves.
    Date published: 2015-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bag I was looking for a bag to hold a 5DMkIV and a couple lenses, plus extra walking around stuff for traveling (coat, water, computer). It does all that with no problem. I loaded the camera and lenses in the top section, then used the main compartment that opens from the back for coat, snacks, etc. I ordered the only color online (black) and got an awesome silver grey color instead. I've flown over 10K miles with it and no issues as a carry-on bag. My only gripe is the outer pocket could be a little roomier. It holds a computer as advertised, but I couldn't stuff a large iPad Pro with a heavy duty protector on it and a computer. The secondary pocket could hold a kindle or unprotected iPad, but not a ruggedized one with a computer. My iPad did fit in the main compartment with my jacket, but would have preferred just a bit more room in that outer pocket.
    Date published: 2017-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for those not bothered by a huge bag I love the built and the strong zipper. In my experience the first thing that will fail in bags are zippers so zippers are one of the selling point for me. This one has a very strong zipper construction. The inside has plenty of space for 2 camera body and at least 3-4 lenses depending on the lens you carry. I use it to carry my 5D2 and a 5D3 with 85mm 1.2 and a Sigma 24mm art. I don't carry much lenses and the extra space i'll need for speedlites, transmitters and receivers. Will be using this for a 3 week trip to Ensanada Mexico and will probably update this when I get back. For now yes I highly recommend it but for taller people mostly because this is not a small bag. I am 5-6 and it's a bit big for me but the extra space is more important for me than appearance.
    Date published: 2017-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack Great pack. More than enough room for two cameras (MF and DLSR) plus lenses and the tripod. With all that it is a bit heavy but worth the weight. Lots of ways to customize the interior space. Works great as a carry on for the plane.
    Date published: 2014-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built - Roomy After receiving it two weeks ago, I have only worn it once. But I can say without hesitation that it is an excellent solution for me. I have worn camera backpacks on hikes, travel and job sites for five years. I wanted something bigger because I will be traveling to Asia in the next year and will be taking more gear. With B and H extensive product details and reviews I carefully evaluated my choices and it came down to the Parallax by Mountainsmith and the Lowepro Pro Trekker. I am a big fan of Lowepro bags. The first pack I owned - 30 years ago - was a Lowepro fanny pack for my Minolta XG-M. I loved that bag and it served me faithfully. I also own a Lowepro Flipside backpack that has been all over the country with me, but it is too small for my next big adventure. I went back to the specs on the Moutainsmith Parallax and the Lowepro Trekker and reviewed them each several times trying to make up my mind. I watched videos twice for both of these bags. The price difference really didn't matter, though the Lowepro Trekker cost more I trust every detail of any Lowepro product and knew it would be worth every penny. In the end, I focused on interior dimensions. For my trip I need to get two camera bodies, and a small video camera into the bag along with additional video gear, three lenses and a 15 laptop. The interior dimensions of the Mountainsmith bag were a bit bigger and I liked the bottom side opening that would allow me to slip a camera out from the interior. It even comes with a separate camera bag for the camera in that spot. I already put that well made bag aside because I don't need it, The space it fits in is so deep and large, it is perfect for my small video camera, mic, headphones and a few other small video related things. My big unknown when I placed my order was what was the bag build quality going to be like. When it arrived I was blown away! Built solid...the Anvil Airway Suspension, the padding and waist strap insure that I can pack 25-30 pounds in it without a problem and that air will circulate between my back and the weight. I have used it once with about 20 pounds of gear on a short trip and I love it!!! It was the perfect choice.
    Date published: 2015-11-15
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