Posts Tagged ‘backpack’

F-Stop Gear Is Creating a Camera Backpack Designed Specifically for Women

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With the exception of color choices, more often than not, photography gear is designed to be unisex. This isn’t inherently an issue, but when it comes down to it, there’s no denying that male and female bodies differ from one another in certain respects.

It would make sense, then, that wearable gear be designed to reflect these differences, right? F-Stop Gear thinks so, which is why they’ve decided to design a camera bag built specifically for women.

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Movpak: Part Gear Bag, Part Electric Skateboard, Part Charging Station, All Awesome

It may have never crossed your mind, but what if you could ride your camera bag around town? What if, instead of carrying it, it carried you at up to 15mph for up to 9 miles, maybe even charging some of your small devices as you went?

Well, that’s exactly what the Movpak — part bag, part remote-controlled skateboard, part charging station — does. Read more…

Iconic Magnum Photogs Harvey & McCurry Set Out to Create the Ultimate Camera Bags

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Outdoor-apparel company Filson has teamed up with two of the most notable Magnum photographers, Steve McCurry and David Alan Harvey, to create the ultimate set of camera bags. From simple totes to full-fledged backpacks, the line-up is impressive across the board. Read more…

Review: f-stop Gear’s Loka UL is Feather Light and Feature Rich

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Today the good folks at f-stop Gear have launched their new Loka UL backpack. This further extends their Mountain Series lineup of backpacks and is one more example of how f-stop Gear won’t sleep on progress. Read more…

Google is Loaning Out Its Trekker Street View Camera Backpacks

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Google has had no issues expanding street view to some pretty amazing places. Thanks in large part to the company’s trekker backpacks, we can now visit the Grand Canyon, explore Central Park and check out the view from the world’s tallest peaks.

But the company isn’t above asking others to help expand the “off-road” street view repertoire, and so Google is announcing plans to loan out those expensive Trekkers to worthy third party organizations. Read more…

Win a Gura Gear Backpack, Case, Pouch, and Wallet Collection Worth $600+

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.


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Alrighty folks! Let’s do a giveaway! If you’re in need of a way to haul around your large collection of camera gear, this one’s for you. We’re giving away a massive collection of Gura Gear products: a backpack, three cases, three pouches, and three memory card wallets. The entire collection has a combined retail value of $612.40!
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DIY Backpack OctoDome for Lighting Solo Shoots

When photographer Ian Spanier was assigned to shoot 4-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler at his home in Vegas, the budget wouldn’t allow him to hire an assistant. Still, this was an important shoot, the editor of Muscular Development had stuck his neck out to get him this gig, and he wanted to do as good a job as possible. So instead of depending on natural light, or shooting with a standard top mount flash, he decided to hack together something better. Read more…

Strobist Jet Pack: A Ridiculous Looking Apparatus for Off-Camera Lighting

Photographer Jesse Rosten wanted a more efficient and mobile way to do off-camera lighting, so he invented this backpack-style apparatus that he calls “The Strobist Jet Pack”. Although it’s pretty ridiculous looking (it reminds us of Ghostbusters), it works well for placing lighting equipment in exactly the place needed while still being able to move about.
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Giving Away a Rotation 360° Backpack

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner is announced below.


Time for another giveaway! We’re giving away a Rotation 360° camera backpack by Think Tank Photo worth $279. It’s a backpack with a built-in belt pack that allows you to access gear without taking the thing off your back.

To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is:

Tell us what you did on Valentine’s Day

There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/pprotation360

    As long as the link appears in the tweet, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

This contest is open to all (the bag can be shipped internationally) and will end in two days on Saturday, February 19th, 2011. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!


A big thanks to Think Tank Photo for providing the prize for this giveaway!


Update: This giveaway is now over. We received a total of 381 comment entries and 185 Tweet entries for 566 entries total. The randomly selected winner is…

#346: @redvoid

Took my girl out for vintage wine by the glass @ the Bern’s Steakhouse Lounge, then to an art show put on by friends & stayed up all night :) <3

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize (we’re contacting you as well).

Thanks for participating everyone! Stay tuned for another giveaway soon.

Giving Away a Crumpler Sinking Barge Deluxe Backpack

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.


Our previous giveaway ended less than a week ago, but we have another great one for you today: we’re giving away a Crumpler Sinking Barge Deluxe backpack worth $275. This is an ergonomically designed bag that allows you to carry photo gear, a laptop, and cargo at the same time.

To enter, all you need to do is:

Tell us your favorite movie

There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!

  1. Leave your response as a comment
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppcrump

    As long as the link appears in the tweet, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

Sorry, but unlike most of our giveaways, we can only ship this one within the US due to licensing issues.

This contest will end Sunday, October 3rd, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!


Update: This giveaway is now over. We received 552 entries via comment and 355 entries via Tweet for 907 entries total. The randomly selected winner is…

#62: Julie [see update below]

My favourite film is Withnail & I. “We’ve come on holiday by mistake!”

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize (we’re emailing you as well).

Thanks for sharing your favorite movies with us! We’ll be having another giveaway soon so be sure to check back!


Update: Turns out the winner we first selected wasn’t eligible because she isn’t in the US. The new randomly selected winner is…

#493: Acpetersoa

Life Aquatic


A big thanks to Crumpler for providing the prize for this giveaway!