Shimoda Designs Explore 60 Backpack Starter Kit (Blue Nights)

BH #SHE60SKBN • MFR #520-013
Shimoda Designs
Shimoda Designs Explore 60 Backpack Starter Kit (Blue Nights)
Key Features
  • Two Small Core Units
  • 11.4 x 22.4 x 7.1" Main Compartment
  • Top, Side, and Rear Access to Gear
  • 13" Laptop Compartment
Bring your photo gear on a hike, a one or two day trip, or a sightseeing adventure and enjoy extra room for personal items and food with this Explore 60 Backpack in blue from Shimoda Designs.
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Shimoda Designs Explore 60 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What It Holds
  • 3Small Core Unit Inserts
  • 4How It's Made
  • 5How You Carry & Wear It

Bring your photo gear on a hike, a one or two day trip, or a sightseeing adventure and enjoy extra room for personal items and food with this Explore 60 Backpack in blue from Shimoda Designs.

This starter kit includes two small core unit inserts with padded touch-fastening dividers. The pack is loaded with design features that allow you to bring everything you need when you head out while keeping it organized and easy to grab. For comfort and stability, there's an aluminum frame and harness system to customize the fit to your physique plus padded backpack straps, a waist belt, and sternum straps.

What It Holds

  • Designed for camera gear and other essentials like food, water, and your phone
  • Main compartment interior measures 11.4 x 22.4 x 7.1"
  • Side opening for quick, under-the-arm access without completely removing the pack, rear opening enables unobstructed access to the bulk of your gear, while the top allows you to easily grab your camera while the bag is standing
  • Laptop/tablet compartment measures 9.8 x 14.2 x 0.6" to hold a 13" laptop
  • Convertible multiuse removable pouch in the side panel pocket secures a tripod to the side of the pack, or it can be mounted to the shoulder harness using the accessory straps and act as a drop-in holster for a camera as large as a non-gripped DSLR body with a lens as long as 70-200mm 2.8
  • Front panel pocket for holding a lightweight jacket or other items
  • Additional gear may be secured to the front panel webbing attachment points
  • Each shoulder strap has a fast access pocket for commonly-used items
  • Hydration bladder sleeve and routing with a hanger loop designed to hold an optional hydration bladder up to 3L

Small Core Unit Inserts

  • Includes two inserts
  • Use inside the bag or by themselves as small dedicated camera bags
  • Use to store, transport, and protect DSLR or mirrorless cameras
  • Room for up to two smaller lenses or a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom, and related accessories
  • EVA-padded walls for protection
  • Touch-fastening dividers for custom organization
  • Removable zippered skin covering for dust protection

How It's Made

  • Nylon material is coated with carbonate ether polyurethane on both sides for improved exterior water resistance and interior condensation resistance
  • Compression straps on the side minimize the profile for better weight distribution
  • Straps feature a glove-friendly YKK side-release buckle
  • Free standing padded base with ventilation holes for added protection

How You Carry & Wear It

  • Top grab handle
  • Adjustable backpack straps
  • Sternum strap keeps the shoulder straps in place for improved comfort
  • Waist belt stops the bag from shifting when moving over rough and rocky terrain and has a quick release buckle for convenience
  • Adjustable frame and harness are designed to fit short or tall men and women while relieving stress on the shoulders, neck, and back
  • Harness has four height options with approximately 4" of vertical adjustment
  • EVA compression molding in shoulder straps, belt, and rear panel for cushioning and cooling comfort
  • Weighs 3.3 pounds empty
UPC: 816779020947

Shimoda Designs Explore 60 Specs

Carry/Transport OptionsBackpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of ClosureZipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentFits 13" Laptop (14.2 x 9.8 x 0.4" / 36 x 25 x 1 cm)
Interior TypeHook & Loop Dividers
Monopod/Tripod HolderYes
FeaturesAccessory Loops
Water ResistanceWater Resistant (Material)
MaterialsExterior: Nylon
Interior: EVA, Nylon
24.02 x 11.42 x 11.02" / 61.01 x 29.01 x 27.99 cm
22.44 x 11.42 x 7.09" / 57 x 29.01 x 18.01 cm
Weight4.9 lb / 2.22 kg (Including Parts)
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 12.5 x 6.5"
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will this bag fit a 600mm prime lens?

will this bag fit a 600mm prime lens?
Asked by: David
While you do not list the specific brand/model of 600mm lens you own, I do not think it would fit in the above case. While the case itself is large enough to hold the lens, you would need to purchase one of the Core Units to protect and pad the lens inside the case. The largest DLSR Core Unit compatible with this case would be the Shimoda Designs Large DSLR Core Unit (Parisian Nights), B&H # SHCULDSLRPN, whose interior dimensions are 10.6 x 15.0 x 6.3". As most of the 600mm lenses we carry are around 18 inches in length, they would be too long to fit the Large DSLR Core Unit.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-12-18

The listed specs for interior dimensions indicate ...

The listed specs for interior dimensions indicate the volume is only 30 liters, which is too small for any backpacking with DSLR and more than 1 lens. Are the specs wrong or is this bag not for backpacking (overnight on trail)?
Asked by: John
The interior dimensions for the Shimoda Designs Explore 60 Backpack is listed as 11.42 x 22.44 x 7.09" This backpack can easily carry two DSLR's and at least four lenses. This bag is ideal for backpacking because it weighs only 3.3 lbs.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-06-06

For the Explore 60 with large core unit, are ...

For the Explore 60 with large core unit, are additional dividers for the core unit available?
Asked by: Paul
Yes, we do have additional dividers. You can click on the link below to view;
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-12-31

Does this bag come with an insert? Or do they ...

Does this bag come with an insert? Or do they purposely not show you any pictures because it's an extra?
Asked by: john
The inserts(core) is extra.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-29
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