Shimoda Designs Action X50 Backpack Starter Kit with Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 (Army Green)

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Shimoda Designs Action X50 Backpack Starter Kit with Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 (Army Green)
Key Features
  • Versatile, Multiuse Rolltop Backpack
  • Includes Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2
  • Rear, Side, and Top Access
  • Accommodates Photo & Backcountry Gear
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This Shimoda Designs Action X50 Backpack Starter Kit includes an army green Shimoda Designs Action X50 Backpack and a Parisian Nights-colored Shimoda Designs Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2.
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Shimoda Designs Action X50 Overview

This Shimoda Designs Action X50 Backpack Starter Kit includes an army green Shimoda Designs Action X50 Backpack and a Parisian Nights-colored Shimoda Designs Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2.

A versatile, multiuse bag, the Action X50 Backpack can accommodate the combined interests of the adventure photographer, multimedia creator, hiker, or mountain sports enthusiast. Inside, its spacious main compartment has a partition system that forms an optional bottom section that enhances the ability to organize the backpack's contents when used with the Shimoda Designs Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2. Created to store and organize camera, video, audio, or digital media equipment, the Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 complements the Action X50 Backpack by also featuring a zippered side opening that aligns with the Action X50 Backpack's own zippered side opening for seamless accessibility to the equipment inside when the bag is rotated from one's back to front with the right side facing upward.

When the partition system is enabled, the space created above the Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 can then be dedicated to a variety of items such as outdoor gear or packable clothing that can be reached quickly and conveniently through the backpack's top opening. A rolltop design allows the wearer to easily compress the backpack according to the specific amount of equipment placed inside it, which also serves to effectively seal out moisture and dust. When the backpack is firmly rolled shut, the top can be secured using its integrated side-release buckle closure. For use under inclement weather, a secondary, zippered closure is included along the top of the Action X50 Backpack which also provides access to organizational pockets for items that need to be accessed quickly and conveniently, such as snacks, a pair of sunglasses, or music player earphones.

If the Action X50 Backpack is placed on the ground or a flat surface, complete access to the Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 is provided by a swing-out zippered panel that faces the wearer's back. Along the inside of the rear-facing zippered panel is the Action X50 Backpack's 15" laptop sleeve. The backpack's front panel unzips to provide reveal additional organizational pockets as well as space to store packable clothing and can accommodate a hydration pack while featuring an opening for the hydration pack's sip tube along the right of the wearer.

The Action X50 Backpack can be lifted via its built-in haul and side handles, and carried by its adjustable, 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 Action X50 Backpack is built to be weather resistant. To further protect its contents should the bag be placed on a wet surface, the bottom panel is waterproof.

Capacity

  • Versatile, multiuse backpack with equipment insert that can accommodate the combined interests of the adventure photographer, multimedia creator, hiker, or mountain sports enthusiast
  • Can accommodate up to two DSLR cameras and five lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens; or two DSLR cameras and three lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, plus a medium-sized drone kit
  • Rear access panel contains a padded, zippered pocket for a 15" laptop
  • Front panel unzips to reveal organizational pockets as well as space to store packable clothing and can accommodate a hydration pack while featuring an opening for the hydration pack's sip tube along the right of the wearer
  • Side panel along the wearer's left side can be unzipped and contains organizational pockets that can be accessed when the bag is rotated from one's back to front with the left side facing upward
  • Zippered opening along the top of the backpack provides access to organizational pockets, a key clip, and space for items that need to be reached quickly and conveniently
  • Outer edge of the backpack strap which rests over the wearer's left shoulder opens a padded, zippered smartphone pocket
  • 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
  • Zippered tuck-away water bottle or tripod- holder pockets along both sides of backpack
  • Multiple, heavy-duty compression straps along each side and on the front of the backpack allow tripods, as well as skis, a snowboard, or other outdoor mountain equipment to be conveniently harnessed and carried
  • Included Helmet Harness allows a snow or bike helmet to be fastened against the backpack's front panel
  • Front panel ice pick loops
  • Waist belt loops for hiking poles, ice picks, or tripod
  • Easy-to-reach storage pockets along sides of removable waist belt
  • Separately available Shimoda Designs Top Loader can be fastened against the backpack straps to hold a small drone kit or medium-sized camera along with an attached 24-70mm f/2.8 or 70-200mm f/2.8 lens over the wearer's chest
  • Top Loader can be used as a side accessible core unit or integrated with the waist belt

Handling and Fit

  • Main compartment has a partition system that forms an optional bottom section that enhances the ability to organize this backpack's contents when used with the included Shimoda Designs Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2
  • Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 complements the Action X50 Backpack by featuring zippered side openings that align with the Action X50 Backpack's own zippered side opening for seamless accessibility to the equipment inside when the bag is rotated from one's back to front with the right side facing upward
  • Complete access to the Medium DSLR Core Unit Version 2 is provided by a swing-out zippered panel that faces the wearer's back
  • A rolltop design with integrated side-release buckle closure allows the wearer to easily compress the backpack according to the specific amount of equipment placed inside it while effectively sealing out moisture and dust
  • Secondary, zippered top closure for use under inclement weather
  • Can be lifted via its built-in haul and side handles, and carried by its adjustable, padded shoulder straps with gear loops with 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
  • Buckle closures feature side-release buckles are designed for use with gloves
  • Multiple front and side gear loops
  • Durable, weather-resistant nylon construction with waterproof bottom panel
  • Backpack straps can be removed and substituted with separately available, Shimoda Designs Women's Simple Petite Backpack Straps, Shimoda Designs Women's Simple Backpack Straps, Shimoda Designs Women's Tech Backpack Straps, or Shimoda Designs Men's Plus Backpack straps
  • Separately available Shimoda Designs Action X Belt Booster provides an additional 10.5 inches of length to the waist belt for larger waist lines or to better accommodate winter apparel
  • Separately available Rain Cover provides additional protection under heavy rain
UPC: 816779022095

Shimoda Designs Action X50 Specs

Carry/Transport OptionsBackpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
ColorGreen
Type of ClosureTop Compartment: Rolltop with Quick Release Buckle
Camera Compartment: Zipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentFits 16" Laptop (13.8 x 9.4 x 0.6" / 35 x 24 x 1.5 cm)
FeaturesHydration Bladder Compatible
Environmental
Water ResistanceWater Resistant (Material)
General
MaterialsExterior: Nylon
Interior: Nylon
DimensionsExterior
22 x 11.8 x 8.3" / 55.9 x 30 x 21.1 cm
Interior
21.9 x 11.6 x 8.1" / 55.6 x 29.5 x 20.6 cm
Weight4.2 lb / 1.91 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.4 x 13.3 x 9.9"
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