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You aren't going to get those epic photos in the backcountry sitting on your coach or skinning out there with your gaggle of gear in any old backpack. Load up the Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Pack to seek out the images you want. This is Mountainsmith's most technical camera pack, which features a backcountry suspension and a load of camera and media organization features. There's a three-point access to camera gear (back panel, side panel, top panel), so it's always within reach. The side access DSLR case can be deployed as a stand-alone pod or chest mounted accessory.

The front padded laptop compartment fits most 17-inch screens and the second front pocket is for iPad/Kindle/tablet. Use the side panel pocket with zip out bottom for tri-pod and light stand carry. The load-stabilizing compression system helps you make quick work of heavy loads, while the molded back panel provides comfort on trail. The included rain cover keeps items protected during unexpected storms. Should you need to have more lenses at the ready, you can attach Mountainsmith lens cases (sold separately) to the attachment points.

  • 500D S-Kodra high tenacity nylon
  • PU coating (5000mm)
  • Atlilon foam padding
  • Load lifter suspension system
  • Three-point access to camera gear (backpanel, side panel, top panel)
  • Padded compartment with internal dividers for custom camera carry
  • Front padded laptop compartment fits most 17in screens
  • Second front pocket for iPad/Kindle/tablet
  • Side panel pocket with zip out bottom for tripod and light stand carry
  • Padded waistbelt with zippered pocket
  • Removable storm cover
  • Lens case attachment point

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Great Pack!

    Very nice camera pack for sure. My one complaint could be that it is almost too big! When using as a carry-on, it just about maxes out the space you get with the airline and you don't have much leeway for making it any smaller.

    Parallax Camera Backpack

    Boulder, CO based professional adventure photographer and Mountainsmith ambassador, Andy Mann has been torturing our camera packs since 2007. He has been providing real world feedback and suggesting innovative, cutting-edge features along the way. In 2012, we sat down and built a new line of camera packs from the ground up using our imaginations, new material advancements, and ideas sketched on beverage napkins. Andy collaborated with our design team to create a series of bags built as tough and extreme as the terrain he explores. We're confident these packs will get you to your next shoot.

    Redesigned for 2014, Mountainsmith offers an assortment of comprehensive camera carry solutions for the photographer seeking to capture the experiences in the great outdoors. Incorporating over 30 years of pack building experience, we offer a better fit through correct load dispersion and ergonomic, ease of use for the photographer.

    okay bag sounds great... but it's missing a key piece to surviving in the outdoors and that is water!!!! Is there a spot for a water bladder... How is anybody going to go out in the outdoors with no water??? professional or weekend warrior..

    Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Backpack

    The #1 choice for National Geographic contributing photographer, Andy Mann. Referred to by the designer as the "photo studio with shoulder straps," The Parallax covers all of your camera carrying needs.

    okay bag sounds great... but it's missing a key piece to surviving in the outdoors and that is water!!!! Is there a spot for a water bladder... How is anybody going to go out in the outdoors with no water??? professional or weekend warrior


    Best Bag Ever... for me

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I got this bag to pack all of my equipment around. I love Mountainsmith and this is the best pack ever. It is roomy and the compartments are adjustable. I love the yellow interior it helps a ton with finding things. It also has pockets w/ red & green zippers to distinguish fresh and used batteries. The color is a nice gunmetal grey color. There are great pockets on the hip belt. You can get into the pack from the back but also from two smaller pockets, one on top and one on the lower left. I love that the tripod straps are on the side instead of the front. Overall an Amazing backpack.