A new spin on camera bags: Wolffepack Capture backpack designed for on-the-go photographers


posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM EDT


London-based Wolffepack created the award-winning Metro and Escape orbital backpacks for general use, but if you're looking for something more photography-oriented, there's good news. It has now followed up with a Kickstarter campaign for the photographer-friendly Wolffepack Capture. The campaign, which has been funded by over 250 backers, aims to offer photographers a convenient, hands-free way to carry their gear.

It's all about accessibility. Following up on the "world's first orbital backpack," the Capture provides photographers a means with which to quickly access their equipment without having to remove the bag's shoulder straps. As you can see in the video below, the bag itself is tethered and you can remove it from your back, spin it around in front of you, and then pull a strap on your shoulder to put it back in place on your back using the patented expetoSYSTEM orbital trapeze technology. This system relies on Dyneema cords which are rated to pull a load of over 600 pounds. The backpack can also be tethered to the front of the shoulder straps to hang hands-free in front of you when you need to use both hands; otherwise, it's designed to be opened and closed with only one hand.

The removable internal pod has movable, padded dividers and it fits snugly into the main compartment of the bag. The front pocket has numerous dividers to organize your everyday items. Constructed from durable materials, the Capture can also be purchased with a waterproof rain cover which stows away at the base of the bag. Check out the Kickstarter video below to see the backpack in action.  

Despite their new bag being designed for photographers, Wolffepack is quick to point out that the Capture is designed for everyone. The bag has an approximately 26-liter capacity, water-resistant exterior, removable camera pod which can hold a DSLR (with lens) and up to two additional lenses, tripod clips, external side pockets and more. For all of the details, see the Kickstarter page.

The Wolffepack Capture with the padded pod.

You can get your own Wolffepack Capture with pod and raincover for £125 (which is just over US$160) with delivery expected in November.