Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Backpack (Blue Nights)

Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Backpack (Blue Nights)

Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Backpack (Blue Nights)

B&H # SHE30BPBN MFR # 520-041
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Product Highlights

  • Versatile, Multi-Use Backpack
  • Designed for Removable Insert System
  • Rear, Side, and Top Access
  • Pocket for Hydration Pack with Sip Tube
  • Height-Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Backpack-Strap Smartphone Pocket
  • Backpack-Strap Stretch Pocket
  • Removable, Accessory Webbing Straps
  • Multi-Use Accessory Pouch
  • Weather Resistant
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Color: Blue Nights

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Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Overview

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The blue nights-colored Explore 30 Backpack from Shimoda Designs is a versatile, multi-use bag that can accommodate the combined interests of the on-the-go photographer, multimedia creator, hiker, or adventure traveler. To enhance the ability to organize this bag's contents, separately available Shimoda Designs Core Units that are designed to store camera, video, audio, and digital media equipment, can be installed within the Explore 30 Backpack to create a customized carrying solution that can be reconfigured as needed.

If set on the ground or a flat surface, complete access to the Explore 30 Backpack's Core Unit or items placed directly within the Explore 30 Backpack is provided by a zippered panel that faces the back. Its front panel unzips to provide space to store packable clothing and can accommodate a hydration pack while featuring an opening for the hydration pack's sip tube. For items that need to be accessed quickly and conveniently, such as a pair of sunglasses or music player earphones, a zippered pocket is included along the top of the backpack. The main compartment can be reached even while carrying the Explore 30 Backpack, through a wrap-around zippered opening which is positioned to face the wearer when the bag is rotated from one's back to front with its right, left, or top side facing upward.

The Explore 30 Backpack can be carried using the built-in handle along its top or by its padded shoulder straps which can be adjusted upward or downward for a better fit. A zipper along the outer edge of the strap which rests over the wearer's left shoulder opens a smartphone pocket, while the outer edge of the strap which rests over the wearer's right shoulder includes a stretchable side pocket that can accommodate a sunscreen tube, insect spray, snacks, or a water bottle. For heavy loads, this backpack's removable waist belt transfers weight to the hips for additional comfort, while the sternum strap further limits unintentional shifting around the wearer.

Featuring a durable, nylon construction, the Explore 30 Backpack is built to be weather resistant and is compatible with a separately available rain cover for further protection from the elements.

Capacity
  • Versatile, multi-use backpack that can accommodate the combined interests of the on-the-go photographer, multimedia creator, hiker, or adventure traveler
  • Separately available Shimoda Designs Core Units that are designed to store camera, video, audio, and digital media equipment, can be installed within the Explore 30 Backpack to create a customized carrying solution that can be reconfigured as needed
  • Front panel unzips to provide space to store packable clothing and can accommodate a hydration pack while featuring an opening for the hydration pack's sip tube
  • Zippered pocket along the top of the backpack for items that need to be accessed quickly and conveniently, such as a pair of sunglasses or music player earphones
  • Zipper along the outer edge of the backpack strap which rests over the wearer's left shoulder opens a smartphone pocket
  • Outer edge of the backpack strap which rests over the wearer's right shoulder includes a stretchable side pocket that can accommodate a sunscreen tube, insect spray, snacks, or a water bottle
  • Accessory Webbing Straps allow equipment or accessories to be fastened against the backpack's sides or front panel
  • Multi-Use Accessory Pouch can be used with webbing straps to hold a water bottle or tripod against the side or front panel of the backpack
Handling and Fit
  • Complete access to the spacious main compartment is provided by a rear-facing zippered panel
  • Main compartment can also be reached through a wrap-around zippered opening that faces the wearer when the bag is rotated from one's back to front with its right, left, or top side facing upward
  • Can be carried using the built-in handle along its top or by its padded shoulder straps which can be adjusted upward or downward for a better fit
  • For heavy loads, removable waist belt transfers weight to the hips for additional comfort, while the sternum strap further limits unintentional shifting around the wearer
  • Weather-resistant construction
UPC: 816779021418
In the Box
Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Backpack (Blue Nights)
  • 2 x Accessory Webbing Straps
  • Accessory Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Specs

    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Sternum Strap, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Exteriorrfadctwbvczqfzyfzwrtyqwufuyfxadytscv
    Exterior Dimensions 11.42 x 20.87 x 10.24" / 29 x 53 x 26 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Water-Resistant Material
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 11.42 x 17.32 x 6.69" / 29 x 44 x 17 cm
    Interior Material Nylon
    Weight 3.5 lb / 1.59 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.6 x 13.2 x 9.8"

    Shimoda Designs Explore 30 Reviews

    Explore 30 Backpack (Blue Nights) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent backpack with some nitpicks Bought this for use for travel and hiking. I bought this from B&H + 2 small camera cubes. Overall, I would recommend over the Wndr Prvke 31 - I bought that first based on good pro reviews but found it very disappointing in practice compared to the Shimoda 30. Some general points: 1. Strongly recommend a hydration pack over using water bottles with this backpack. The side pouch can store water but I used it to store hiking poles, my camera when I was near a waterfall, and other things. 2. The biggest reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 stars is the side access is a little bit cumbersome to access and the small camera cubes arent held in place by any straps.  I also found the small camera cubes to be just slightly too short for my liking since I wanted to stow a 100-400mm lens + Sony A7R III in it. It fits but very snug. The teleconverter wont fit at all. 3. The blue nights color looks great - a little less bright in reality vs. product photos 4. Straps are well placed and I found it overall very comfortable for a camera backpack. 5. Without the cubes, the bag can compress a fair amount so it works for stowing underneath an airline seat if you pack thoughtfully. This was the main reason I went for the Shimoda 30 over the 40 design. If you dont need it to be able to fit underneath an airline seat, the 40 is probably a better value. I dont see a better option on the market today and would recommend.
    Date published: 2019-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack for Me Comfortable
    Date published: 2019-05-01
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    I don't see the removable insert system listed ...

    I don't see the removable insert system listed under accessories?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Here are the inserts for Shimoda. https://bhpho.to/2wm6Lmf
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-05-27
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