Anyone doing field work finds BackTpack , the ergonomic photography/field bag, to be a back and neck saver. The load is evenly distributed and centered on the vertical spinal axis, making the load seem much lighter.
The compartments are accessible in any position. The user has better balance in awkward positions and the load transfers to the thighs when getting low to the ground for those special shots or when gathering specimens.
It is easy to adapt this ergonomic photography/field bag for photographic or other specific equipment use, by obtaining padded dividers or pouches to keep lenses and other accessories separated. B&H and Portabrace are some online resources for camera accessories and inserts so you can customize your BackTpack for your own photography needs. Also, ask your favorite camera supplier about inserts. When you have a good system you can recommend to others, please email in your photos!
BackTpack is a back-healthy ergonomic photography/field bag for biologists, archeologists, geologists, engineers, surveyors, and others who carry tools and collect samples in the field.
Photographers and field scientists comment on why they love their BackTpacks…
"I often walk 5 miles or more surveying birds and plants. This pack really helps distribute the weight of cameras, binoculars, field guides, gps, snacks, clothing layers, tablet pc, and more. No more lower back problems after hikes! It has many separate compartments to stow items so they are not in a jumble, and it is easy to reach in and grab what's needed instead of taking off a backpack to rummage through. Very sturdy material, adjustable straps, fits over a parka or a t-shirt. This is the first time I've written a review -- I really like this product!"
- B. Rice, Sea Ranch CA
"My new BackTpack keeps my gear evenly distributed and better balanced. It therefore allows me to keep my back straighter, reducing the neck tension and pain that I used to accept as inevitable. I especially love the ease with which I can access all of my gear, and my rather heavy camera now resides in the BackTpack instead of in a case strapped around my waist. There's plenty of room for lenses as well as my field recording equipment and other supplies."
- Lisa, Cleveland Heights, Ohio