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Published 14/08/18

Adventure Photographers BUCKLE UP! Shimoda camera bags now available in the UK!

Exciting news for UK-based adventure photographers - Shimoda camera bags are due to land in the UK this month, joining the MAC Group Europe line-up of award winning photographic brands!

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Shimoda first launched in the USA following a highly successful Kickstarter campaign - was fully funded in just 30 hours, going on to exceed it's fundraising goal by 600%. Such was the interest in this innovative and refreshing new range of camera bags - which MAC Group is delighted to be able to introduce to the UK market.

With ground breaking design, Shimoda bags are designed by experienced (and previously frustrated!) real-world adventure photographers, who are out there pushing the boundaries in outdoor photography every day, across the world.

Tested and loved by adventure travellers, bikers, boarders, those working on water, snow or at high attitude - the line-up of early ambassadors presents compelling support for the brand.

Ian Millar, Shimoda founder said: ‘The Shimoda Explore camera bag system was born as a result of the pain, fatigue, and suffering we and our adventure photographer friends found ourselves facing in the mountains. We created a system designed to function in - and stand up to - the extreme mountain conditions we inevitably face.'

The design is simple, yet intuitive, using the most advanced materials and technologies available to minimise the pain, fatigue and suffering that comes with the most harsh mountain conditions.

Shimoda backpacks are made using an extremely weather-resistant, yet super lightweight resin-coated nylon shell, including the highest quality Waterproof Splashguard™ YKK zippers. Crucial design features also include a fully height-adjustable harness - ensuring maximum comfort for all while on the go with a full pack.

The Shimoda concept is all about choice. Design, protection, flexibility and choice.

Photographers identify the best ‘outer' pack for their environment and kit, then choose from a range of unique modular inserts including ‘Core Units' and ‘Accessory Cases', enabling the packs to be fully customised, to meet precise individual needs. The modular inserts can be combined to create over 10 different configurations - to accommodate numerous gear carrying options.

Shimoda backpacks are available in two colours - Blue Nights and Sea Pine, with core units and accessories available in Parisian Night and River Blue for a stylish colour combination. Shimoda packs also look less like traditional camera bags - helping with security whether in a bustling city or travelling to far flung destinations.

The UK range will include:

EXPLORE 40L
THE PERFECT DAYPACK FOR ACTION-DRIVEN ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS.

The Explore 40 was created for fast moving and agile adventure photographers who need to be in the thick of the action to document their story. It was designed to simplify their shooting experience while minimising physical fatigue. Its intuitive design ensures essentials like food, water and a smartphone are always in immediate reach.

EXPLORE 60L
THE DEFINITIVE BACKPACK FOR GEAR-OBSESSED ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS
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Ready for any and every adventure, the Explore 60 redefines the way serious adventure-bound photographers pursue their passion, enabling the user experience to be simple and intuitive, while ensuring its carry performance minimises fatigue and stress.

With side and rear access to gear, a height-adjustable shoulder harness and direct access to food, water and mobile devices, the Explore 60 helps keep adventurers moving forward with limited interruptions. Approximately 15 litres of adjustable volume via a floating lid lets the most demanding photographers enjoy the ultimate adventures without needing to compromise their gear carry needs. The floating lid also provides a secure way to quickly fasten jackets, layers and other adventure gear.

Lightweight, durable and intuitively functional, the Explore 60 is destined to be a favourite addition to the demanding adventure photographer's toolkit.

CORE UNITS
Camera Inserts are an amazingly flexible development for camera bags - but previous designs have suffered from excess weight and materials. Most insert designs force the photographer into a single size choice, which often leads to numerous purchases of different sized inserts to cover every eventuality.

Shimoda rethought modular camera inserts completely, offering multi-configurable Core Units in small and medium sizes. Combined, or alone, they allow for side, rear and top access configurations. Shimoda's two-size system offers over 10 insert configurations to customise the amount of camera and adventure gear for the day ahead of you.

ACCESSORIES
Shimoda has also developed three sizes of Accessory Cases in order to provide the smartest modular storage solution. Whether carrying portable hard drives, batteries, remotes, a sound kit or lots of smaller items like cables, Shimoda's translucent shell and internal sub-compartments ensure a fast and organised workflow.

A lightweight and water-resistant rain cover fits both our Explore 40 and 60 backpacks.

The Rain Cover has extra volume to accommodate and protect commonly used tripods, and it secures to the pack at three points: to the top handle, and to both sides of the waist belt.

When not in use, the Rain Cover compresses into to a small self-contained pouch for easy storage.

Full Warranty - Zero Tolerance!
Shimoda bags come with a full warranty - and if a bag fails due to manufacturing or material defects, it will be fixed or replaced. Shimoda's inspection process strives for ‘zero tolerance' of defects, backed up with a clear-cut 5 year warranty.

Shimoda Designs website

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Specifications & Pricing

Shimoda Explore 40 Backpack (available in Blue Nights or Sea Pine) - UK SRP £250
Internal Dimensions (CM):
29W x 44H x 17D
External Dimensions (CM):
29W x 57H x 26D
Weight: 1.3kg

Shimoda Explore 60 Backpack (available in Blue Nights or Sea Pine) - UK SRP £275
Internal Dimensions (CM):
29W x 57H x 18D
External Dimensions (CM):
29W x 61H x 28D
Weight 1.5kg

Shimoda Carry-On Roller (available in Blue Nights) - UK SRP £260
Internal Dimensions (CM):
30W x 45H x 20D
External Dimensions (CM):
39W x 52H x 25D
Weight 3.4kg

Shimoda Core Unit (Small - available in Parisian Night) - UK SRP £50
Internal Dimensions (CM):
27W x 11H x 16D
External Dimensions (CM):
29W x 13H x 17D
Weight 0.4kg

Shimoda Core Unit (Medium - available in Parisian Night) - UK SRP £80
Internal Dimensions (CM):
27Wx 29H x 16D
External Dimensions (CM):
29W x 30H x 17D
Weight 0.6kg

Shimoda Accessory Case (Small - available in River Blue) - UK SRP £25
Internal Dimensions (CM):
14.5W x 14.5H x 8D
External Dimensions (CM):
14.5W x 14.5H x 8D
Weight 0.1kg

Shimoda Accessory Case (Medium - available in River Blue) - UK SRP £30
Internal Dimensions (CM):
28.5W x 14.5H x 8D
External Dimensions (CM):
28.5W x 14.5H x 8D
Weight 0.1kg

Shimoda Accessory Case (Large - available in River Blue) - UK SRP £35
Internal Dimensions (CM):
28.5W x 14.5H x 13D
External Dimensions (CM):
28.5W x 14.5H x 13D
Weight 0.2kg

Shimoda 40 & 60 RainCover - UK SRP £8.00

The Shimoda range is available now - via a small selection of UK retailers, and online at the website


1st Published 14 August 2018 13:16 - Posted by Ben Jones
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