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Exposure 5000 Panel Loading Backpack

$449.00
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Availability:
Built to Order
Backpack Platform:
Integrated
Activity:
Photography
Activity:
Backpacking
Backpack Size:
3-5 Days
Backpack Size:
5-10 Days
Backpack Weight:
3-4 lbs
Organization:
Zippered Main Entry
Organization:
Zippered Pockets
Organization:
Mesh Stuff Pocket
Water Carry:
Water Bottles
Exposure 5000 Panel Loading Backpack

Lightweight Backpacks / Integrated Platform / Exposure

As a photographer, the Exposure is fantastic because it is a panel loader. You have immediate visual access to the contents to the bag and don’t have to dig around. - Ryan McSparran on his New Zealand thru hike

Designed with input from backpacking photographers this panel loader backpack features the same high performance suspension used across our backpack families and with seven pockets provides easy access to all your gear.

The rugged YKK #10 zippered main compartment is sized to fit an F-Stop case at the top for super easy access to camera gear and lenses.   The Exposure is also well suited to hunters, who want quick access to optics and strong organization, as well as backpackers and travelers who prefer a panel opening for easy organization.

Handmade in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

 

Seek Outside Backpacks all feature:

  • Seek Outside Suspension - all our backpacks use the same frame, hipbelt, & shoulder harness (save money by adding packbags down the road instead of buying a whole backpack).
  • Patent Pending Articulating Frame.  Our suspension will comfortably carry anything you can.
  • X-Pac™ Backpack Fabric - forever waterproof & durable.  No more raincovers!
  • Adjustable Frame Height - 24" -26" - 28" - Frame Extensions allow you to dial your pack height to your torso length or expected load weight. 

 

Exposure Features:

  • Fast opening panel zip with rugged #10 YKK zippers.
  • Dual side bottle pockets with shock cord closure; loosen, access and re-cinch with one hand on the go.  (Shock cord is user replaceable for long service life.)
  • Dual ice axe loops.
  • Three horizontal compression straps.
  • One over-the-top "V" compression strap.
  • Two lower load shelf compression straps.
  • 7 Pockets (Main Panel, 2 interior zippered pockets, one zippered exterior, one mesh stuff it pocket, 2 dimensional bottle pockets 

 

 

Fit:

  • Adjustable frame, Can be used at 24"-  28" height. Optimized for 26 inch height - Which Frame Height is Right for Me?
  • Three hip belt sizes, fits 29 to 42 inch waists
  • Shoulder harness easily adjusts to fit 15" - 22" torsos.

 

Rain Cover / Seam Sealing: 

  • For instructions, check out our video Seam Sealing a Backpack.
  • Main pack bag is made of X-Pac™ waterproof material.  Seam sealing the outside seams is recommended for exceptionally wet environments.  
  • Water can penetrate zippers, but usually not in a rain situation with the pack upright - the zipper flap does an excellent job of repelling rain.  
  • Waterproof stuff sacks are recommended for exceptionally rainy conditions, and drybags for submersion or severely wet conditions such as bushwacking or canyoneering.  
  • Side pockets are 500D Cordura and are not waterproof.

 

Bear cans:

  • All bear cans will fit horizontally at any location in the Exposure, but it's tight.

 

Materials: 

  • Suspension is 500D Cordura and some spacer mesh. Hypalon and 500D Cordura reinforcements
  • Expedition Olive (X42) is a 420 denier plain weave with a 200 psi PET laminate

 

RECOMMENDED USE: Backcountry Photography, Wildlife Photography, Backpack Hunting. 

 

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Warranty:

Defects in manufacturing and material for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage due to wear and tear or misuse will be repaired for a reasonable charge.

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  • 5
    Most comfortable pack I've tried

    Posted by John W on 7th Jun 2018

    I'd been searching for a large, comfortable panel loading pack for a long time, and finally found it.

    This Seek Outside Exposure pack is the most adjustable and most comfortable I've ever tried. Frame height, torso length, hipbelt location (relative to the frame), and load lifter (where it lifts the shoulder straps) can all be adjusted to perfection. The shoulder straps are just the right width with a good mix of support and padding, same with the hipbelt. Even other popular brand name packs have never fit me this well.

    This pack fits each of my f-stop pro ICUs (large, medium and small). I have no doubt it could handle the XL pro ICU as well. The 14" tall large pro ICU takes up about half of the interior height of the pack, leaving plenty of room for layers. I almost never need to use the entire space.

    The front panel goes down about 2/3 of the way, making access to the camera gear and layers beneath very easy.

    It is well-made and tough.

    I usually carry my tripod but the gatekeeper straps do a good job of holding my large 3-series Gitzo tripod on the side if I want.

  • 5
    Great pack for photography

    Posted by Peter Nestler on 19th Jan 2018

    I have taken my pack on adventures to Egypt, Italy, Canada and throughout the US. I love to go hiking and this was my first real hiking pack. I have tried a number of other packs that friends have lent me, but they never felt like they properly positioned the weight to my hips. I was always told to get an internal frame pack since they were the best so I was a bit hesitant with the external frame style. I was misinformed. This pack is very comfortable for long hikes with 30+ pounds of gear. I use a couple knock off ICU units for my lenses and filters and the panel loader makes it easy to get to everything when I need it. I put my tripod in one of the bottle holders on the side so it's easily accessible. I've gotten caught in a few rainstorms and everything stays dry in the main compartment without my pack cover on. I bought one to use as an insurance policy and to keep all the exterior items dry, but it's not necessary for the main compartment. The mesh outside has been a great feature for odds and ends that I pick up along the way. It's often overkill for shorter hikes, but I use it anyway since it's so much more comfortable than any other pack I have. The quality and workmanship is top notch.

  • 5
    Top notch photography pack

    Posted by KHoltzen on 20th Aug 2017

    This pack is excellent out of the box and with just a couple easy adjustment it became very comfortable. The panel opening is very handy for accessing equipment and gear quickly and the water and dust proof design is excellent for hauling expensive camera gear. After 20 miles this pack has become my go to pack for photography outings .

  • 5
    Backpacking Photographers Dream Pack

    Posted by Anthony O. on 8th May 2017

    I can't really say enough about this pack so I'll keep it pretty short. First, you do not need to be a photographer to enjoy this bag. It is super comfortable, has tons of room, myriad adjustments, and all of your gear is available instantly.

    The pack is extremely well made and light when it is empty. I weighed in at 42 pounds fully loaded and took it on a 15 mile canyon hike. It performed flawlessly. I will use this pack for years and years, and then I will probably buy another one after that. Well done Seek.

    P.S. There are so many different ways to adjust this pack to get it perfect for your torso. Watch the Youtube video that Seek made on adjusting their pack. It's worth the 10 minutes.

  • 5
    Outstanding backpack for photography, backpacking with equipment, backpacking in general

    Posted by John Carroll on 15th Dec 2016

    I purchased this backpack because I wanted a panel loader to carry photo and audio equipment in the mountains/woods. It does a great job of that. The panel loading design makes it very easy to lay the pack down and open it like a suitcase. No more digging in a narrow vertical sack.

    It also is very comfortable with heavy loads and is very adjustable. I've had at least 10 different backpacks and this is by far the most comfortable with a load.

    I've also used it for ordinary backpacking and I have come to really like the panel-loading approach. I don't know if I can go back to a traditional backpack.

    Finally, the build quality of this pack is outstanding. Extremely well-made AND it is VERY light! After backpacking for 30+ years, I would say that this is the best backpack I have ever owned. Very pleased with this purchase.

  • 5
    Best Photographer Backpack

    Posted by Curtis on 19th Jan 2016

    I can't wait to get out in the mountains with this thing. It's so spacious and the weight sits perfectly.

  • 5
    COMFORTABLE, PRACTICAL.

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Dec 2015

    I ORDERED ONE OF THESE WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT AND HAVE USED IT ON TWO TRIPS SO FAR; ONCE YOU GET IT ADJUSTED PROPERLY IT IS IMMENSELY COMFORTABLE. I LIKE THE NUMBER OF POCKETS AND FLEXIBILITY THAT THESE GIVE. I REALLY LIKE THE BIG OPENING PANEL, FOR PACKING AND FOR SORTING/ARRANGING/ACCESSING CONTENTS. OVERALL MY BEST BAG.
    PETE ON 4TH OCT 2015