Moment

Strohl Mountain Light 45L Backpack

$199.00 USD
Pre-Order Estimated to ship by September 30th *Note: We are bringing stock in as fast as we can, but delays may occur due to supply shortage worldwide.

Size: Medium (17"-18.5" Torso Length)

Color: Black

Bundle & Save

Get notified when it's ready to ship

You'll also be in the loop for any other updates and promos so you don't miss a thing.

Designed by Alex Strohl, you no longer need to choose between a mountain pack and a camera bag. With this bag, you get both.

From day hikes to overnights, this bag is designed to be lightweight and nimble. With rugged custom materials, taped seams, thoughtful external storage, and modular elements, it’s weatherproof and adaptable to any type of mission you can think of. Quick Back panel access and a compact camera unit allow easy camera carry and fast capture. We also prioritized space for non-camera gear so you can bring what you need for long days in the mountains. Did we mention it’s the lightest camera backpack we’ve ever seen? Free yourself from clunky camera bags of the past, and welcome to Mountain Light by Alex Strohl.

Features and Compatibility

  • 1kg, this is the lightest 45L camera bag
  • Ultralight, waterproof Cordura ripstop fabric
  • Taped seams for rugged protection
  • Back panel zipper access with crushproof, removable camera insert (sold separately)
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps and waist belt for comfortable carry
  • Low fuss top closure works with and without brain
  • Stretch shoulder pockets for water bottles, phone, and snacks
  • Large outer stretch pockets for quickly stashing extra gear
  • Molded back panel for ventilated comfort
  • Removable Internal frame for better load carry
  • Camera clip attachment points on the waist belt and shoulder straps
  • Attachment loops for ice axe/trekking poles
  • Side straps for tripod, tent poles, and other long items
  • Expandable drawstring top closure adds 10L of storage
  • Removable waist belt pocket
  • Medium: Fits a torso length of 17"-18.5".
  • Large: Fits 18" torso length and taller.

“The ultimate pack for minimalist hikers with a camera”

— Kraig Adams

Which Size Should You Get?

Not sure if you should get the Medium or the Large? Ultimately the right bag is the one that fits your body and more specifically your torso. If you don’t know how to measure your torso length, grab a friend to help you measure and follow these tips:

Strohl Mountain Light Which Size

Step 1

Grab some measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler! Tilt your head forward and locate the highest bony bump at the base of your neck. This is your C7 vertebra—which is the top of your torso length.

Step 2

Tilt your head back up and place your hands on each side of your body to find the top of your hip bones— this center point along your spine is the iliac center and the bottom of your torso length.

Step 3

Have your friend measure the distance between the two points to find your torso length

If your torso length is over 18”, you’ll want the large. If it falls between 17-18.5”, get the Medium. And if it’s under 17”, know that we see you! We hope to introduce a Small size in the future.

Just 1kg with Ultralight Materials

From day hikes to overnights, this bag is designed to be ultralight and nimble. While traditional backpacking packs weigh 2-3kg, the MTN Light 45L backpack saves you 1kg of extra fabric weight you don't need to carry.

  • Total Weight: 2lbs, 6oz (1.08kg)
  • Ultralight, waterproof Cordura ripstop fabric.
  • Taped seams for rugged protection
  • Removable waist belt pocket and internal frame to shed ounces

Did we mention it’s the lightest camera backpack we’ve ever seen?

Moment Strohl Mountain Light Backpack 45
Moment Strohl MNT Light 45 L Backpack studio 22

Camera Ready

Quick camera access was one of the main considerations of the MTN Light Series. The backpack provides quick back-panel access for fast capture. Pack your own ICU or add the MTN Light Camera Insert for the perfect fit inside the bag. It carries up to a Canon 5D size camera body and 4 lenses.

Don't need the interior camera storage? Add the MTN Light Camera Loader for quick access to your camera at any point on the trail.

Moment Strohl Mountain Light Backpack hiking 065
Moment Alex Strohl Bag Camera Loader hiking 036

Built for Your Mountain Gear

Whether backpacking, thru hiking, or hitting the trail for a day trip, the MTN 45L has every feature to comfortably carry all your gear:

  • Sternum and waist straps for stability
  • Hydration bladder compatible
  • Attachment loops for ice axe or trekking poles
  • Side straps for tripod, tent poles, and other long items
  • Side straps for a tripod or tent poles
  • Removable waist belt pocket for easy-access items
  • Large outer stretch pockets for quickly stashing extra gear
  • Shoulder stretch pockets for water bottles, phone, or snacks
  • Molded back panel for ventilated comfort
  • Expandable drawstring top closure
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres55
Moment Strohl MNT Light 45 L Backpack webres172
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres228
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres62
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres183
Moment Strohl Mountain Light Backpack 226
Moment Strohl Mountain Light Backpack 83
Moment Strohl Mountain Light Backpack 188
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres192
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres 5640
Moment Strohl MNT Light Series webres174
Moment Strohl MNT Light 45 L Backpack webres181

Pack How You Like

The MTN Light 45L is designed for fast & light travel in the mountains. It's perfect for those 1-3 day treks depending on how dialed your kit is. The roll-top design let's you to fit more or less depending on your gear.

Pack in even more with the external pockets and attachment loops. The expandable drawstring top closure also adds 10L of storage when packed full.

Going even lighter? Remove the internal frame for day hikes and travel days to pack it down even smaller.

106 167 press moment strohl backpack hero 5 crop
Ben Tibbets

"Alex and Moment have designed a versatile and modular backpack solution for the adventurous photographer. It is significantly lighter than a traditional travel photographers rucksack, enabling you to move fast and light in the mountains. This is the pack for those moments when you are carrying an ultralight tent and sleeping bag, rather than six kilos of glass… !"

"... a thorough and well thought out pack for people who prefer to spend their time going on adventures, rather than digging around in a bag for equipment.”

— Ben Tibbets

Credentials: Ben Tibbetts is an IFMGA mountain guide and a photographer, artist and writer based in Chamonix, France. Author of ALPENGLOW - documenting ascents of all 82 of the 4,000 meter peaks in the Alps.

The Specs

Weight

Total Weight: 2lbs, 6oz (1.08kg)

Core Backpack: 2lbs, 1oz (0.93kg)

Brain: 4oz (0.12kg)

Hip Pouch: 1 oz (0.03kg)

Capacity

Volume: 45L

Drawstring Top Closure: Adds an extra 10L of storage

Height when fully packed without brain: 30"

Height when fully packed with brain: 31.5"

Circumference: 37"

Back Width: 10.5"

Duration: 1-3 day trips

Materials

  • 210D Waterproof Cordura™ Ripstop (Nylon 6,6)
  • Rugged Powermesh
  • EVA Foam
  • Steel Frame
  • YKK Zippers
  • Aluminum Hardware