The Action-X30 is designed for aggressive photographers looking for an efficient, fast access and compact backcountry camera bag. It’s built for the worst weather and ever-changing environments.
This low-profile pack will comfortably fit most mirrorless and DSLR cameras up to a Canon 5D via and Shimodas Mirrorless Core Units (sold separately). Its roll-top access allows users to expand or compress the volume to the demands of the day. A lower-level TPU compression strap ensures greater durability when attaching skis, and its removable helmet strap lets users secure mountaineering, ski, or bike helmets to the outside of their pack.
Features and Compatibility
- Multiple Access Points - The Shimoda Action X30 backpack offers rear and side access options. The side opening is ideal for quick, under-the-arm access without completely removing the pack. It’s accessed through a YKK SplashGuard® zipper which protects water and other tiny elements like sand from entering your pack.
The rear opening allows wide, unobstructed access to the bulk of your gear for less time-sensitive shooting situations. It has an EVA-padded door-style opening which acts as added protection against airborne elements in difficult shooting environments and can help keep snow and rain out the gear area. The interior side of the door has a 15-inch laptop sleeve. It sits against the users back and provides fast access at airports and in other efficiency driven scenarios.
- Height-Adjustable Harness - The Action X30 backpack features an adjustable torso height offering three size options with approximately 10 cm (4 in.) of vertical adjustment. This means the same backpack can fit short or tall - male or female torso heights - ensuring a custom fit for every photographer. Having the correct torso fit means that the aluminum internal frame is much more effective in transferring shoulder stress and weight to rest comfortably on the user’s hips.
- Core Unit Modular Camera Insert System - Perhaps the most forward-thinking modular camera inserts on the market, Shimoda’s Core Units are simple, smart and multifunctional. A user can increase their layout options with two or more Core Units by stacking and shifting how they are placed in the pack. This system allows configurations to be adjusted to suit changing terrain and environmental conditions. (Sold Separately, or as Starter Sets)
- Expandable Roll-Top - The Action X series has roll-top access so the bag can be adjusted to your gear needs while maintaining a tight and compact fit. The roll top can expand with a volume range of 7-liters. The top section also has an additional quick-access YKK SplashGuard® zipper that makes getting at your gear extremely quick and easy - especially in foul weather.
- Sport-Friendly Design - The Action X series is designed to perform seamlessly for adventure athletes, photographers, and filmmakers who like to be embedded in the action and environment. They have added action sport-specific features like a removable helmet holder, ski fastening straps, and a bike pump sleeve. Extra durable materials are used to help protect the pack from the kind of abrasion that mountain gear causes when attached to the outside.