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Mountainsmith - Spectrum 12L Backpack

Mountainsmith Spectrum 12L Backpack

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    Tech Specs

    610D Cordura HP, 210D nylon
    12L (732cu in)
    Backpack Carry:
    padded, adjustable shoulder straps with sternum strap, webbing waist belt
    lower camera compartment (DSLR, accessories), 1 laptop (17-inch compatibility), 1 mesh side, internal storage (cables, chargers, batteries, etc.)
    internal storage
    17.5 x 11.5 x 7in [internal] 17 x 11 x 6.5in
    Claimed Weight:
    2lb 13oz
    Recommended Use:
    casual, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Don't just see the sights... photograph them.

    Sightseeing is on every traveler's itinerary, but simply seeing the sight just isn't enough. For you, capturing the sight so you can enjoy your experience for years to come is an absolute essential, and Mountainsmith's Spectrum 12L Backpack brings your DSLR to foreign cities and dirty trails alike. The Spectrum separates your camera's compartment to the main compartment so you can quickly access your DSLR when wildlife appear on the trail, and the main compartment contains internal storage cases for cables, chargers, batteries, etc. Mountainsmith made it with water-resistant materials and a rain cover for excellent coverage from wet weather, and there's padding at the back panel and adjustable shoulder straps to keep you comfy. The webbing waist belt is removable for further customization.

    • Camera backpack takes your photography on trails or the road
    • Side panel access to lower DSLR camera compartment
    • Side access to laptop compartment (17-inch compatibility)
    • Internal storage cases for cables, chargers, batteries, etc.
    • Water-resistant exterior paneling with removable rain cover
    • Padded back panel and shoulder straps ensure a comfy carry

    Love MS but scratching my head..

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    As a long time user of Mountain Smith bags I know how much they pay attention to detail, functionality and durability. This happens to be a Andy Mann (pro photog) signature bag as well, hence the disappointment. I am a full time professional lifestyle/travel photographer. I've been eying this bag for quite some time now. I finally scooped it up and couldn't wait to load it up for use. Unless you use smaller mirrorless or crop sensor cameras dont bother with this purchase. This bag barely holds one full frame DSLR and lens. It certainly will not house a DSLR with long lens such as a 70-200 (which is a standard set up) I dont understand why they wouldn't make it just a few inches wider to accommodate such a basic need. I've used my Mountain Smith lumbar pack as my gear bag on shoots for the last 5 years and it's tough as nails. The lumbar packs are too small to hold cameras/lenses so I was very excited to get this bag. Unfortunately it will not fit my need. With a full body dslr (canon 5d mark iv) and 2 lenses it is too full to safely house a lap top and basic essentials with out crushing the contents. The other Mountain Smith camera bags are either too big or too small. I was hoping this would've been just right but... sigh. No such luck. The search continues.


      Newly designed with ease of access in mind, our Spectrum camera specific day bag features organization for everyday essentials including your laptop or tablet. Built for the ruggedness of your world travel and comfort for hiking all trails urban and mountainous.