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Explore 30 Backpacks


  • *Core Units sold separately
  • Multiple Access Points - The Shimoda Explore 30 backpack offers rear and side access options. The side opening is ideal for quick, under-the-arm access without completely removing the pack, and the rear opening allows wide, unobstructed access to the bulk of your gear for less time-sensitive shooting situations.
  • Adjustable Torso Height - The Explore 30 has 3 height options with approximately 7.5 cm (3 in) of vertical adjustment. This means the same backpack can fit short or tall — male or female — torso heights, ensuring a custom fit for everyone.
  • Core Unit Modular Camera Insert System - Core Units are simple, smart and multifunctional. A user can increase their layout options with two or more Core Units by stacking and shifting how they are placed in the pack.
  • Convertible, Multi-Use Pouch - A removable pouch in the side panel pocket secures a tripod to the side of the pack, or it can be mounted to the shoulder harness (with included Accessory Straps) to act as a drop-in holster for cameras as large as a non-gripped DSLR body and lenses as long as 70-200mm 2.8.
  • Hydration Bladder Sleeve and Port - The front panel also features a sub-pocket and hanger loop designed to fit a hydration bladder up to 3L. It has a dedicated port to run the hose through the exterior rear panel and onto the shoulder straps.

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The Explore 30 was created for a wide range of users, from agile adventurers and those with smaller torsos, to urban explorers and those who need to be embedded in the action. It has the same maximum camera carry ability as the Explore 40, but with a shorter overall height and a new removable belt system. These additional features open up new worlds of possibility for Shimoda users, and they allow the Explore 30 to fit in everywhere.

From daily commutes or urban exploration without the hip belt, to summiting challenging peaks in less than ideal weather, the Explore 30’s compact size and modular Core Unit system lets you move fast while protecting both camera and non-camera essentials.

*Core Units sold separately


3.5lb / 1.6kg
Outside Dimensions (in):
11.4W x 20.9H x 10.2D in.
Outside Dimensions (cm):
29W x 53H x 26D cm
Inside Dimensions (in):
11.4W x 17.3H x 6.7D in.
Inside Dimensions (cm):
29W x 44H x 17D cm
Laptop Compartment Dimensions - Combined (in):
9.4W x 13.8H x 0.6D in.
Laptop Compartment Dimensions - Combined (cm):
24W x 35H x 1.5D cm
5 Years
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