Don’t miss a shot with Evoc’s new MTB-ready camera bags

Evoc's new camera bags are designed with action in mind

A photographer shoots his bike in the mountains

Evoc knows bags and bikes; from padded bike bags that protect your pride and joy from overworked baggage handlers, to hydration packs and saddlebags that keep you going out on the trail.

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Now, the German outfit is helping shutterbugs tote their DSLRs out to far flung singletrack with updates to its range of camera packs.

Hip Pack Capture 7L

Evoc Hip Pack Capture
Ideal for compact cameras or light mirrorless setups is the Hip Pack Capture
Evoc

Starting with the smallest bag in the range, the Hip Pack Capture 7L is a bum bag with a 6-litre main compartment complete with padded dividers.

It appears to have enough space for a mirrorless body with a lens attached and a couple of additional short zooms or prime lenses.

Making up the remaining litre of space is a front zippered pocket for small items, and even a waterproof internal pocket ideal for memory cards or spare batteries.

Claimed to weigh 520g empty, there is an adjustable hip belt with a snack pocket, and Evoc says the hip pack has space for two bottles in the elasticated mesh pockets on either side.

When the weather turns foul, the Hip Pack Capture has an integrated rain cover which straps on the bottom of the bag, meaning you can even take a small tripod along for the ride.

To limit the sweaty back patch Evoc has also employed its Airflow contact system which uses suspended mesh and milled padding to create an air channel and promote evaporation.

The Hip Pack Capture will retail for $100 / €100 and be available this summer.

Stage Capture 16L

Evoc Stage 16 Capture
The Stage 16 Capture tip toes the line between a large hydration pack and compact camera bag
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The Stage Capture 16L is a side and front access bag which features a removable camera insert in the lower half of the bag.

The top section is designed for extra layers and food, and there’s even a zippered mesh pocket at the top to keep your keys or wallet separate and easy to find.

There’s also space for a three-litre hydration bladder, and with the removable camera block, the Stage Capture 16 could also serve double duty as a large volume hydration pack.

The back of the pack features the same Airflow contact system as the hip pack to limit back sweat, and the shoulder straps use Evoc’s Brace Link system, which allows the anchor point to sway side to side to better fit different sized bodies.

Should you be in the market for a multi-use camera pack this summer the Stage Capture 16 will cost $190 / €190.

Photop 16L and 22L

Evoc Photop
Available in two sizes the Photop uses a roll top for expandable storage capacity
Evoc

Roll top bags are the choice of bike messengers the world over for their expandable volume, and now Evoc has employed this customisability to its Photop bag.

Available in 16L or 22L sizes, the bottom of the bag features side camera access for 3- or 9-litre integrated camera blocks, depending on the pack size.

With the roll top, the volume of the gear compartment can be tailored to how many layers and snacks you need to bring with you.

On the front of the pack there is a zipper pocket with internal slots for memory cards, filters pens and other small gear, while the top compartment has provisions for a hydration bladder which doubles as a laptop sleeve.

A height adjustable hip belt keeps the weight off your shoulders and the shoulder straps feature a deep cutaway behind your neck, so the bag shouldn’t hit you in the back of the head when you get your weight behind the saddle over a drop or steep slope.

Also available this summer, the Photop 16L will cost $200 / €200 and the larger 22L $220 / €220.

Evoc CP Photo

Evoc CP
If you’ve got a Pro size DSLR or lots of gear to haul the CP is the pack for you
Evoc

The largest bags in the series are the CP Photo, which are designed to haul pro-DSLRs, spare lenses, lighting gear and everything else you need to take out on the trail.

Available in three sizes — 18L, 26L and 35L — the smaller two offer a 60:40 camera to gear split, while the larger bag has a 80:20 split.

Each bag sees a laptop/hydration bladder sleeve, integrated rain cover and camera compartments that are accessed via the back panel.

With the ability to carry so much kit, these bags get heavy quick, so Evoc has built the packs around what it calls the Neutralite System.

According to Evoc, this setup allows for the weight to be transferred onto the hip belt, but also kept close to your body to not throw your centre of gravity off too much on the bike.

The other half of this system, as seen on the Photop, is a wide neck cutout between the shoulder straps (which also have load lifters) to keep the bag from moving around, but also out of the way.

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The CP backpacks are set to cost $250 / €250 for the 18L, $330 / €300 for the 26L and $400 / €350 for the 35L.