Shimoda has created three backpacks in the Women’s Series Action X range based upon the sizes that are most popular and commonly requested by women. The Shimoda Action X series of bags and backpacks are designed for adventure and sport-focussed use, they are suitable for taking on hikes or up mountains and even have stretchy ski straps on their sides.
One of the key features of the Shimoda Women’s Series backpacks is that they come with female-specific shoulder straps. These are designed fit around the female body to make the bag more comfortable to carry than with standard straps. They also have a couple of pockets with one that can hold a mobile phone.
The shoulder straps can be removed and swapped for a different set from Shimoda if preferred. They can also be attached at one of three points at the top of the bag to suit the size of the carrier. In addition, the wide waist-belt is removable if you wish to carry the bag without it.
The main compartment of the Action X v2 opens from the rear, which means your kit is safe while you carry it on your back. However, there’s a side opening available too.
Shimoda uses a modular system for its backpacks, so the main compartment can hold one of its ‘Core Unit’s for keeping your camera gear safe. These can be bought separately or with the backpack as part of a kit.
At the top of the Shimoda Women’s Series Action X v2 backpack there’s a spacious roll-closed section that’s ideal for holding things like an extra layer and a packed lunch. This has two air mesh zip-close pockets to help organise your gear and keep small items safe. The top compartment can also be accessed via a zip opening at the front.
At the front of the backpack, there’s laptop/tablet sleeves that, in the X30 and X40, can accommodate laptops up to 16-inches, but in the X25, you’re limited to a 13-inch laptop. You’ll also find a couple of handy zip-close pockets and a loop that’s useful for clipping on keys. Should you need it, there’s a second laptop sleeve in the inside of the main section opening.
There are pockets on both sides of the bag and each contains a removable mesh pocket that can be pulled out to hold a tripod or water bottle. Hunt around a bit more and you’ll find a rain cover, a helmet carrier and a secret Apple AirTag pocket on the laptop sleeve.