Alotech has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new camera bag that the company claims is ‘designed for wildlife photographers by wildlife photographers.’

As you would expect from a bag for wildlife photographers, the ELEV 5800’ backpack is constructed to be ergonomic with a unique back panel that contours to fit the curve natural curve of your spine—and it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. As noted in the tongue-in-cheek introduction video above, Alotech plans to offer the bag in three sizes (small, medium and large) with various strap options for maximum customizability and comfort.

The backpack measures 56cm (22in) tall, 36cm (14in) wide and 20cm (8in) deep, with an expandable secondary pocket that can increases the height another 23cm (9in). It weighs just 2kg (4.5lbs), which is at least a pound lighter than similarly-sized backpacks from other manufacturers, and Alotech notes it specifically sized the bag so it would be carry-on compatible with most airlines.

Another component that’s being launched alongside the ELEV 5800’ is Alotech’s patent-pending camera and lens holster. Alotech has created an Area-Swiss compatible holster that’s made to be mounted on the waist belt of the backpack. The campaign page says the holster is able to hold up to an 800mm lens, but it’s safe to say you probably wouldn’t want a lens that large banging into your leg every step you take.

Alotech doesn’t specifically give different camera/lens setups that would fit inside the bag, but as seen in the images above and clips in the above video show the bag is more than capable of holding two super-telephoto lenses and multiple camera bodies, so it’s safe to say there’s plenty of internal storage for nearly any type of kit you throw its way.

Other features of the bag include a water bottle holster, a dedicated waterproof compartment for a hydration bladder, a laptop compartment (up to 15in laptops), accessory pockets on the shoulder straps and a unique tripod attachment system that lets you place the tripod in four different locations on the bag.

The backpack-only ELEV 5800’ pledge starts at $399, while the backpack and holster combo starts at $483. To secure your spot and find out more information, head over to the ELEV 5800’ kickstarter campaign.


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