F-Stop Gear Announces an Updated Line of Mountain Series Camera Backpacks

One of the best camera backpack series just got an update, along with a few new bags. F-Stop Gear has been making quality backpacks for outdoor adventure filmmakers and photographers for a while now, and their latest products are looking to be even better. If you've owned or used the popular Loka series bag, you'll want to check out the new version, called the Ajna.

There are 4 new/updated backpacks — the Ajna, Tilopa, Sukha, and Shinn — all large packs ranging between 40 and 80 liters of capacity.

The most notable change is the addition of the bright orange color option, something that was at first only seen in the Shinn that was announced earlier this year. The next biggest update is to the fabric that the backpacks are made out of. A ripstop Nylon shell provides protection from rain and the elements, with a secondary polyurethane film in the mix as well.

Other minor changes include an updated chest strap system and expandable side pockets with full zips.

The four bags and the available colors are below, with the Ajna in blue, the Tilopa in orange, the Sukha in black, and the Shinn in aloe/green.

Here are short videos explaining the details and features of each:


40-liter bag that is the successor to the Loka bag.


50-liter bag that keeps the same name from the previous model.


70-liter backpack that is an update to the Satori EXP.


A huge 80-liter pack for large cinema kits.

From F-Stop Gear's press release:

The 2015 Mountain Series has received a major upgrade in the main body textile, significantly improving the weather and abrasion resistance of each pack. f-stop’s market-leading innovation in design offers improved usability, ergonomics and capacity for those shooting in the harshest conditions.

The development of the new Mountain Series products has been achieved through the implementation of the latest material technology and significant field-testing with members of f-stop’s Global Icon’s program.

To learn more about the new Mountain Series, head over to the F-Stop Gear website.

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After I tried Lowepro Pro Trekker (the previous version, khaki colored ones), I'm bit skeptic about the "So amazing ergonomics" that brands offer. But after watching those videos, I'd say that F-Stop nailed the ergonomics. The way how those backpack harnesses work, looks almost identical to my normal backpack which I take when I go hiking. Shame that the availability of F-stop gear in Europe is poor, I'd really pick one of those up, the backs look nice and work too!

Miika, I work at f-stop and I can assure you plenty of stock is coming that way. The demand of course is high, but we do warehouse and distribute throughout Europe. If you got any issues, feel free to contact CS@fstopgear.com and they'll get you squared away.

Gosh, Thanks! :) Big thumbs up for F-Stop!

The Sukha backpack won't sell very well in Eastern Europe I guess as long as the h is silent ;)

Looks good... but I have one question:

I have an Satori EXP and I love it, it is really comfortable even though i have a lot of gear inside it.
But reading this article, I'm not sure about this:
I can't use my current Satori EXP during rain without a cover, but the Sukha can?

Thanks for answering!

Please Help! I am taking off to travel New Zealand and Australia for a month and am in desperate need of a good hiking daypack/camera bag. I was buying the F-Stop Ajna but found out it is only for 18.5inch torso's. I have a 23inch torso and need long/large bags normally. I have a 70L backpack but want something for some 1 or 2 day hiking excursions... I want to take my 7D with grip, 70-200mm 2.8L, 24-70mm 2.8L, and a flash... any bags that would work for it? 30-40L would be ideal. I've looked everywhere!