Product Highlights
  • Designed for DSLR & 3-4 Lenses
  • Quick Access Via Rear & Side Opening
  • Airline Approved
  • 28.9 x 56.8 x 25.9 cm (11.4 x 22.4 x 10.2") Exterior
  • 28.9 x 43.9 x 17 cm (11.4 x 17.3 x 6.7") Interior
  • 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs) Weight
  • EVA/Nylon Material Construction
  • Up to 13" Laptop Compartment
  • Starter Kit Includes Backpack & 2x Inserts
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The Explore 40

The Explore 40 is the new standard in adventure photography daypacks. The pack has been created to simplify your shooting experience while minimizing physical fatigue. It’s intuitive design makes sure camera gear and other essentials like food, water and a mobile phone are always within immediate reach. Our modular Core Unit camera inserts let you customize your shooting experience — not only to your gear requirements, but also to the terrain ahead of you.

Key Features:

  • Multiple Access Points
  • Height-Adjustable Harness
  • Core Unit Modular Camera Insert System
  • Carry On Friendly

The perfect daypack for action-driven adventure photographers.

Whether you’re camping out or scrambling up rocky ascents, the Shimoda system allows you to choose the most efficient camera access for the situation – even on the fly. The adjustable harness with its bear hug-like fit makes sure the pack’s weight doesn’t put pressure on your shoulders and is instead distributed to your hips and front torso. Additionally, the rear panel lets air flow between your back and the pack.

Multiple Access Points

The Shimoda Explore 40 backpack offers rear and side access options. The side opening is ideal for quick, under-the-arm access without completely removing the pack. The Rear opening allows wide, unobstructed access to the bulk of your gear for less time-sensitive shooting scenarios.

Height-Adjustable Harness

The Explore 40 backpack harness is height adjustable, allowing the same backpack to fit short or tall — male or female — torsos, and ensuring a custom fit for every user. There are four height options allowing approximately four inches in adjustment. Having the correct torso fit enables the internal frame to be much more effective in transferring shoulder stress and weight to rest comfortably on the user’s hips.

Core Unit Modular Camera Insert System

Perhaps the most forward-thinking modular camera inserts on the market, Shimoda’s 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. This system allows for rear, side, and top access configurations that be adjusted to suit changing terrain and environmental conditions.

Carry On Friendly

Our backpacks are sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements. Since carry-on dimensions vary by airplane size and style, and regulations are always changing, we recommend checking with your airline before the flight.

What's Included

Explore 40 Backpack (Blue Nights)
2x Small Core Unit Inserts
Accessory Straps
Multi-Use Pouch


Product Specifications

Explore 40

Width Ext: 29 cm (11.4") ; Int: 29 cm (11.4")
Height Ext: 57 cm (22.4") ; Int: 44 cm (17.3")
Depth Ext: 26 cm (10.2") ; Int: 17 cm (6.7")
Weight 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs)
Laptop/Device Compatibility Up to 13"

Questions & Answers

Shimoda Explore 40 Starter Kit - Blue Nights

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