Shimoda Action X30 v2 Women's Starter Kit review

This comfortable, easily adjustable rucksack designed specifically for women has lots of handy pockets and comes in three sizes

Shimoda Action X30 V2 Womens starter kit
(Image: © Hannah Rooke)

Digital Camera World Verdict

As a female photographer, it's very hard to find a rucksack that ticks all the boxes but the Shimoda Action X30 very nearly does. It has waist, chest, and shoulder straps that are specifically designed to fit a women's figure, there are lots of handy pockets for your phone, accessories, laptop, and personal items and you can easily adjust the length of the straps and the position of the straps making it a great fit for pretty much everyone!


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    Plenty of storage space

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    Comfortable fit

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    Durable, waterproof materials


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    Not easy to access camera gear

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It's rare to have a new bag specifically targeted as the best camera bag for women, but the Action X30 v2 is part of a new range by Shimoda designed specifically with female photographers in mind. We reviewed the medium size bag which can fit in a decent amount of camera gear and has a waterproof, roll top for personal items. It's fully adjustable, has several useful pockets on the straps to keep your camera phone or small items and the starter kit comes with a rain cover which is a must - especially if you live in the UK, like me!

(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.