STM Dux 30L Tech Backpack review

This luxurious and capacious backpack enables you to transport your possessions in safety and with style

STM Dux backpack
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Dux may not be targeted specifically towards the needs of photographers but thanks to the adjustable velcro shelves you can make it accommodate your camera kit. It will suit long-distance travelers who need to carry other gear and provisions such as laptops and clean clothes. The price might put some people off but you get what you pay for and in this case, it is a durable backpack that enables you to carry a wide range of kit in safety and comfort.


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    Adjustable storage layout

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    2-point kit access

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    Plenty of pockets and compartments

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    Comfortable to carry


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    Chest strap clip is a bit fiddly

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As photographers and video makers, we need the best camera backpack or best camera sling bag to carry our kit safely to a shoot. However, if we’re traveling a long distance we may also want a storage solution that enables us to transport other items such as spare clothes and computer gear. The Dux (Australian slang for ‘best-in-class) could be the solution to your traveling storage needs. Although it’s not a dedicated camera kit bag it will let you compromise between carrying cameras, clothing, and computers. 

If you do need to travel with your kit then the Dux should make airport navigation a smoother experience. You can hook the Dux onto a wheeled suitcase by passing the luggage handle through the Dux’s lumbar support. This will make the Dux easier to transport. When you need to provide your passport the Dux has a dedicated pocket at the top, so you can whip out your passport with ease.  When wearing the backpack the passport pocket is safely snuggled between the bulk of the Dux and your back for extra safety and security. 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.