F-stop Mountain Series backpacks

With their ICU inserts, the f-stop Ajna and the f-stop Kashmir UL backpacks have been designed with outdoor photographer in mind

F-stop Mountain Series backpacks
(Image: © F-stop Gear)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The photo backpack market is a crowded one with plenty of excellent designs vying for your attention, but it’s flexibility and versatility that help the F-stop models stand out. Removable ‘internal camera units’ take modularity to a whole new level.


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    ‘Internal Camera Unit’ design is immensely practical

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    ICUs are great for storing kit too

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    Lightweight but strong


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    Added versatility comes at a price

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    Too many zips and clips

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If you thought the camera market was competitive, it’s nothing compared to the huge range of brands and products available when it comes to things for carrying your cameras and lenses. Bags comes in a dizzying variety of styles – from fashionable to utilitarian – and camera backpacks in probably just as many designs and sizes.

The reality for most working photographers is that no one camera bag or pack suits all applications so you’re going to end up with a few… perhaps an all-purpose shoulder bag or satchel, then something smaller for when you want to travel light, and a pack for taking gear to more remote or challenging locations. Backpacks also make a lot of sense when you need to carry a lot of equipment since they allow for the better distribution of weight and allow for more flexible internal configurations.

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