Wandrd Stratus Backpack Promises Style and Comfort for Photographers

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Wandrd, the company behind photography-focused bags like the Prvke Lite and Transit Travel series, has announced two new backpacks, the Stratus and Nimbus, with the former being built specifically for photographers.

They are launching first on Kickstarter, both new backpacks offer 18 liters of carrying capacity. They also have a similar exterior design, sporting a sleek, minimalist appearance.

Wandrd has given the Stratus and Nimbus ergonomic shoulder straps, breathable back panels, and adjustable sternum straps, promising all-day comfort. The packs are also built using rugged, weather-resistant materials to withstand the elements.

With its photographer-focused design, the Wandrd Stratus 18L includes dual side access so that users can grab their camera gear or a new lens without taking the backpack off. It also includes customizable camera organization on its interior, with padded dividers.

The inside includes a fold-down mesh pocket, a back mesh pocket, and a hidden AirTag pocket. Dual side pockets can store a water bottle or tripod. The back has a luggage passthrough, three grab handles, and a dedicated laptop pocket that fits up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Per Wandrd, the Stratus 18L can hold a Sony a7 series camera, 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, a few additional prime lenses, filters, extra batteries, extra cards, a notebook, laptop, water bottle, jacket, and tripod.

Another example kit is a Canon EOS R5 with an attached 24-70mm f/2.8, a spare 70-200mm f/2.8, a wide-angle prime, batteries, a DJI RS3 gimbal, a DJI Air 2S drone, a remote controller, an SSD, a jacket, a laptop, and more.

A person with a backpack stands on a rocky overlook, facing away and looking out at a vast, rugged landscape in the distance. The sun casts a warm glow on the rocky terrain. The person is wearing outdoor clothing suitable for hiking.

The Nimbus 18L is unsurprisingly similar but lacks the internal dividers for camera equipment.

The Wandrd Stratus and Nimbus backpacks are available in black, Wasatch green, and Uyuni purple. They have proven popular with Kickstarter users, with backers pledging nearly $140,000, far outpacing the modest $30,000 goal.

For early backers, the Nimbus 18L starts at $126, down from the retail price of $169. The Stratus 18L for photographers starts at $164, a $55 discount off the $219 retail price.

Wandrd says its new backpacks will begin shipping next February.

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