Mountainsmith Borealis AT Camera Pack - Recycled
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- Side access padded laptop compartment (size: 16) Top rubber molded haul handle
- Side mesh pocket. Load stabilizing compression system. Two front zippered pockets. Side mesh pocket.
- Bottom clamshell padded pocket for camera organization with adjustable dividers
- Removable storm cover. Rapid access tripod mount. Comfortable contoured shoulder strap. Padded tuck away waist.
- Two laminated mesh interior zippered pockets. Main pocket interior with organization panels.
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|Item Dimensions||13 x 21 x 10 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.06 pounds|
|Item Weight||5.1 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||5.65 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
In true fashion I packed too much...Canon SLR Body, two lenses, Ipad, 15" Laptop, two external hard drives, chargers for all the aforementioned and I didn't stop there. I then decided the bag looked like it could handle more and packed up my back up point and shoot, charger, underwater housing, sunglasses, two magazines, ipad photo attachments, cleaning kits, and an external flash.
After getting to the airport and realizing I had packed entirely too much stuff we found out our bag that was to be checked was 10 pounds over weight and so in went the mask, snorkel, two pair of shoes (mine), and two purses (hers). Still over weight...the bag then inherited most of the contents of my wife's purse plus her confounded copy of some ridiculously thick Twilight book. At this moment we were both shocked and amazed that it fit all of that in it and still managed to be comfortable to wear albeit heavy. This feeling of euphoria was quickly brought to an end when we had to go through security and all of the contents were up ended out of the bag and then had to be repacked.
Heck the security man was amazed at how many pockets, compartments and spaces the sucker had and swore he was going to buy one. This happened at two major airports mind you LAX/ ATL so you can imagine the crowd of people behind me. Sorry to those that had to wait but if you are a camera guy with a ton of equipment this is the bag for you especially if your wife consistently over packs like mine.
I've used this bag for:
:::Day hikes filled with camera stuff, food, drink, 1st aid gear, rain jacket and some other bits and bobs.
:::Travel around the USA for 5months filled with camera gear, 15" MBP, drink bottles, books, cables, snacks, passport, documents etc.
:::Also used the bag with the insert removed and there's tons of space to fit whatever you want (I regularly cram all my groceries in there).
All definite positives and it, again, works very well in theory.
Now to the issues:
:::Getting the camera in and out is incredibly frustrating.Read more ›
This is a great pack for taking your cloths, camera, and ipad for a weekend trip somewhere (e.g., visiting the folks or the shore house). It could use a little more room, but I am 6'2" so my cloths tend to take up more space then someone who is 5'4".
The pack has built in support for carrying heavy loads (it's basically a hard-plastic ring around the back of the pack). This gives the pack a very rigid feel, which may be a turn off to those who've only used a soft canvas pack (e.g., jansport). This "built in support" is a feature you will see in a lot of hiking backpacks, and it tends to even the weight out on your back. In fact, most of the features on this backpack are built to help you carry a lot of weight (chest strap, waist strap, and adjustable shoulder height strap). The straps are built well, the clips appear to be strong, and the compression straps click in nicely.
Other reviewers have complained about problems opening the zipper in the camera compartment. This is because there's a waterproof flap over a sealed zipper, so you cannot just yank at it like a gorilla or it will snag up (it's like the zipper around a weather sealed enterance/window in a tent, just unzipping it like a gorilla means it'll snag).
Other reviewers also said you cannot open the camera section when the straps are clicked in...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very high quality bag of course! It is however big! So if you are worried it may be too big it may be and you should order the size down, but definitely go Mountainsmith! Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. D. Baker
Great bag. Nice materials, good design, easily fits my 19" Toshiba and my diving camera setup. Nice features.Published 10 months ago by M C Arnold
I been searching a backpack that fits my needs for a long time. Something strong enough that can carry all my equipment to the mountain, take it to the beach and run around in the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by fabio m cicutti
Awesome bag with lots of space. I use it mostly for international travel and there is plenty of room for all of the stuff I like to travel with.Published 13 months ago by Tboaty
I love everything about this bag. It has a great amount of storage room, pockets, etc. Plenty of room for storage cards, and finer small things, padded area for camera and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by TM massage
Love this bag... Everything I was hoping for and then some. Well worth the $Published 18 months ago by BetterTogether09
Hoped it would be a little more rugged and the main or large pouch could be a bit larger and more accessible..can't fit a 15" laptop in it.Published 19 months ago by Keith Bryant
The only thing I can say bad about this bag is that I put so much stuff in there, that it gets very, very heavy. That being said, the pack is great. Read morePublished 19 months ago by G. Riley
Awesome camera backpack !! room for all my gear ! , + extra. If you're a small framed person , may want to think about ,the spectrum , this is a large pack , that being said ,I... Read morePublished 19 months ago by kevin Schultz