EVOC Stage Capture 16

Probably my most used camera bag, the EVOC Stage Capture 16 is the bag that I bring on any ride where I think I might want to take a photo. Whether it's a purposeful scouting ride, a random ride with friends, or a small backcountry epic in the summer, this bag is the perfect size. For most rides I carry a spare tube, CO2's and a multi tool on my bike, so the camera bag only needs to carry my camera and a couple of lenses as well as a jacket, small first aid kit, snacks, and water.

As it was in the video my bag weighed 22 lbs with a partially full 2 liter bladder of water. If I carry a water bottle on my bike and limit snacks etc. I can keep the weight on my back down around 17-18 lbs which carries really well in this bag.

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- Sony A9 Camera without grip

- Sony 70-200mm f/4 lens

- Sony 16-35mm f/4 lens

- Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye lens

- Spare Camera Battery

- Extra Memory Cards

- Lens Cloth

- Jacket (DEITY wind shell in the summer, Patagonia shell in the fall)

- Gloves (I often don't wear them if I'm shooting.)

- Snacks, lots of snacks

- Water (on shorter rides I put a bottle on my bike instead of using a bladder)

- First Aid Kit

The camera compartment is accessed by a lower panel that zips around the side of the bag, making the camera and lens accessible from the side of the bag without having to put it down. This is great if I want to use my 70-200mm which is often the case, however if I want a different lens I still need to put the bag down and fully open it up. I can fit my A9, 70-200mm f/4, and 16-35mm f/4 without hood in the camera compartment, and I usually keep my 12mm fisheye up in the main compartment with my jacket and other softer items. I keep spare batteries and other small items in small pouches in the main compartment as well. One thing I'm always careful of is to make sure there isn't anything metal floating around unprotected in that compartment. It's amazing how much damage a set of keys can do to a lens over a bunch of miles of trail riding.

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