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A versatile pack for adventurous shooters

Jordan Curet

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Photographers can be extremely picky when it comes to camera packs.

I have tried many over the years, and locale often determines the size, accessibility and lining of the ideal camera bag. Coming from an urban area to the Rocky Mountains, I had to start over and search for something suitable to mountain life. After trying several different brands and styles I settled on a perfect hybrid ” the DaKine Sequence Photo Pack with Camera Block.

This versatile pack meets all my backcountry photography needs. The Sequence will hold either skis or a snowboard, and also has a water-bottle pocket and an external stash for any snow or avalanche tools you might need. Accessible through the Sequence’s back panel, a removable “Camera Block” features modular dividers and padded protection for still, digital and video gear.

For lighter days, the Camera Block acts as a pack in itself, and comes with a shoulder strap. If I’m marching to a beastly backcountry locale, however, I can combine the packs for more capacity.

The compartments are all adjustable thanks to the Velcro strips, offering plenty of space for lenses, cameras and gear. The exterior is durable, padded and waterproof, making it great for long treks in snow or bad weather.

The $140 pack is a little bulky, but that is a small price to pay for adventurous shutterbugs who need to get all their photo gear to the shoot and back in one piece.

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