PGYTECH’s OneMo Backpack is a versatile option for adventurous photographers in need of a bag that will keep up with them all day long.
As photographers, we tend to amass a ton of camera gear over time. While most of us would love to bring all of our equipment with us when traveling, the truth is we rarely need everything in our arsenal. Obviously, it’s a challenge when deciding what gear to bring and what to leave home. The decision becomes harder if you happen to be going on a day-long hike. Not only do you have to decide what to pack, but you’ve got to carry all of it on your back. Fortunately, the OneMo Backpack 25L from PGYTECH is a comfortable, modular, and expandable solution perfect for adventurous photographers preparing for such a trip. While it can’t tell you what you will need for your hike, the OneMo Backpack can undoubtedly help you carry it.
The OneMo Backpack 25L is a minimalist looking camera backpack made from high-quality, fully synthetic materials. The exterior of the bag is waterproof and scratchproof. We’ve taken the OneMo Camera Backpack on numerous hikes through the wood and even underneath the waterfalls in upstate New York. Throughout those hikes, we’ve also placed the backpack onto rocky, muddy, or sandy surfaces when storing and retrieving our camera gear. Despite all this abuse, no water ever made its way into the interior of the OneMo Backpack. And neither the backpack nor any of the photography gear it stored sustained any damage.
It’s great to be able to focus on hiking and photographing rather than worrying about the safety of your gear. Regardless of where you hike, rest assured that what is stored inside the OneMo Backpack will be safe.
While the OneMo Backpack was designed to be worn on your back, you can also use it as a duffel bag. Both shoulder straps can be tucked into the bottom of the OneMo Backpack’s back panel when not in use. A carrying handle is built into the middle of the backpack’s back panel. We found this duffel configuration perfect for loading into and out of the back of vehicles.
One of the OneMo Backpack’s best features has got to be its modular and expandable design. As you can see, the primary storage compartment can hold a lot of photography gear. You can also customize the compartment to organize your equipment and ensure it doesn’t get tossed around. Some hikes can take hours to complete, so organizing the bag properly can help make it comfortable to wear for extended periods. Throughout our time hiking with the OneMo Backpack, we found that storing heavier camera gear towards the bottom and balancing the weight of everything stored within the main compartment really made a difference.
“With the OneMo Backpack, you’re actually getting two bags in one. PGYTECH bundles the OneMo Built-In Pouch with the OneMo Backpack.”
In the above example, we were able to fit two camera systems and a handful of lenses towards the bottom of the main storage compartment. This left room on top for another lens along with plenty of photography accessories with room to spare. For most photographers who only need to bring a single camera system with them, this leaves even more room to store other items. In place of a second camera system, you can easily store a change of clothes and food for a small picnic within the OneMo Backpack. That’s just scratching the surface of the OneMo Backpack’s modularity and expandability.
With the OneMo Backpack, you’re actually getting two bags in one. PGYTECH bundles the OneMo Built-In Pouch with the OneMo Backpack. Constructed using the same waterproof and scratchproof synthetic material, the OneMo Built-In Pouch can be used within the OneMo Backpack as a way to keep smaller items organized. Alternatively, you can attach the OneMo Built-In Pouch to the outside of the OneMo Backpack using the included accessory straps and use it as a fanny pack. As you can see in the above image, the OneMo Built-In Pouch fits perfectly into the bottom half of the OneMo Backpack’s main storage compartment.
Another feature that we loved about the OneMo Backpack is its ability to carry a tripod on top. Tripod storage is often an afterthought on most camera backpacks. Typically, your only option is to shove your tripod into an external storage pouch found on the side of a camera backpack and securing the tripod using a retention strap. Doing so severely throws off the balance of a camera backpack and makes extended carrying very uncomfortable.
Some camera backpacks on the market avoid this by allowing you to strap a tripod to the bottom. This spreads the weight of the tripod evenly across both shoulders, but it introduces another problem in the process. With a tripod strapped to the bottom, there’s no way for the bag to remain upright if you ever need to place the backpack down. The OneMo Backpack addresses both issues by allowing you to strap a tripod on top instead. Not only does this help to evenly distribute the weight of a tripod across both your shoulders, but you also don’t have to worry about the backpack toppling over if you ever have to take it off of your back for whatever reason.
Being able to store a lot of stuff is obviously one of the primary objectives of a backpack. Just as important, however, is your ability to get to everything stored within the bag quickly. While you can certainly open the back panel of the OneMo Backpack like a clamshell, the pair of quick access side openings give you easy access to items stored with the OneMo backpack’s interior.
You also have the option to convert the OneMo Built-In Pouch into a small shoulder sling bag. This can be achieved by attaching the included shoulder strap. The OneMo Built-In Pouch is also expandable, giving it some extra storage capacity if needed.
The OneMo Build-In Pouch is great for keeping smaller photography accessories organized. We found it to be particularly useful for storing filters and smaller lenses.
If you find yourself in need of even more storage space beyond the OneMo Backpack’s main compartment and the OneMo Built-In Pouch, you’re in luck. The front of the OneMo Backpack itself is actually an expandable pocket.
Voila! This expandable pocket is the perfect location for photographers that need someplace to store a gimbal or drone. Alternatively, you can use it to store a windbreaker or other soft goods (such as a sleeping bag or a blanket). Between the OneMo Backpack itself, the backpack’s expandable pocket, and the OneMo Built-In Pouch, you’ve got up to 35L of storage capacity. That’s plenty of room for a lot of gear.
The OneMo Backpack from PGYTECH is a well built and weather-resistant camera backpack that can handle a ton of abuse. It’s got more than enough room for your camera gear and whatever else you may need on a long hike. The expandable and modular design gives you up to a total of 35L of carrying capacity if required. The water- and scratchproof exterior in concert with the customizable storage compartment also works flawlessly to keep all of your valuables equipment safe and sound. Best of all, the OneMo Backpack and the OneMo Built-In Pouch are backed by PGYTECH’s limited lifetime warranty. Should any of the components become damaged, PGYTECH has you covered with a replacement. The next time you’re planning on taking your camera gear with you on a serious hike, look no further than the OneMo Backpack to carry it all.
Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored blog post from PGYTECH, maker of the OneMo Backpack.