A backpack made for photographers

IMG_2344_t270Naming all the attributes of the Dakine Sequence photography pack would take too long—the manufacturer seems to have thought of everything. This is the ultimate pack for outdoor photographers, especially those who ski and snowboard.

There are pockets galore for stashing your photography essentials, sunglasses, an extra jacket and even a probe and shovel. Skis or snowboard can be strapped to the sides or up the back, and there's a loop for an ice axe. A bottom pocket stores a rain cover for keeping the goods dry.

When it's time to shoot, you access the divided camera and lens compartment through the back, so you can lay the pack in the snow or dirt without worrying about contaminating the important stuff. There's enough room for about four lenses, a body or two, and a flash. And the U-shaped zip opens wide, providing plenty of room for changing lenses.

Throw in a tripod and the pack will be pushing 30 pounds. Dakine thought of this, too, equipping the Sequence with beefy shoulder padding, a comfy back-padding system and a solid waistbelt. It's a comfortable pack to carry, even fully loaded. In addition, there's a deployable mini-me pack: The camera and lens section pulls out of the main pack to become its own summit pack for lighter-weight pushes or for traveling when you don't need all the other bits and pieces.