Dynamic and multi-access backpack to cover all your needs in all weathers
Fits: 1-2 Pro DSLRs with attached lens (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), 3-4 lenses, a flash and accessories, or a drone with all related accessories + CSC (Compact System Camera) with additional lens; 15" laptop and/or tablet
The ALTA SKY 51D is the ultimate gear-carrying and working backpack. Featuring innovative 1/3-2/3 division the versatile set-up will allow you to decide just how much backpack capacity and how much daypack storage you need.
The ALTA SKY 51D is a dynamic backpack that sets a new standard for adaptable carrying and working solutions. It offers versatility combined with reliable gear protection, like never before! Featuring innovative 1/3-2/3 division the larger compartment can be fully accessed from the rear, quickly reached from the side or separately opened from the top, while the smaller compartment enjoys quick individual opening from the bottom front.
Red Dot Design Award
The Alta Sky 51D is the most versatile camera backpack Vanguard has created to date. Designed with two sections this backpack offers a 70/30 split which allows a photographer to tailor the setup to their particular requirements. Whether it’s a PRO DSLR kit (including a full sized tripod), a drone or just weekend wear with a Compact System Camera kit, the Alta Sky 51D can be tailored to the individual. Large loads can be carried in comfort thanks to the advanced, ergonomic harness system.
The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. The institution behind the competition is the Design Zentrum NRW, which is led by Professor Dr. Peter Zec since 1991. Its distinction, the “Red Dot”, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. In order to assess the diversity in the field of design in a thorough and professional manner, the award breaks down into three competitions: the “Red Dot Award: Product Design”, “Red Dot Award: Communication Design” and “Red Dot Award: Design Concept” – each is organized once a year. From products to communication projects and packaging to design concepts and prototypes, the Red Dot Award documents the most prominent trends worldwide. The award-winning designs are exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museums.
Digital Camera Magazine
THE Alta Sky is designed to carry camera gear, a drone, or a combination of both. The main compartment has room for a pro DSLR with attached 70-200mm lens, and up to four lenses around it. Padding is good, and there’s a hatch on one side for mobile access, although openings on both sides would be better.
Primary access to this area is via a large rear panel that contains a slot for a 15-inch laptop. The flap opens wide, but you’ll need to bend the shoulder straps out of the way for unobstructed camera access. Alternatively, another body and a trio of small lenses will stow in a compartment in the base, accessed by folding the rest of the bag back like a lid. It’s more convenient than it sounds.
Up top is reasonably spacious area for personal effects, and its floor is removable so that the mid-compartment can be enlarged, to allow long lenses to pass through from above.
Comfort is assured by good-sized hip pads, thick back padding and generous shoulder straps.
The multitude of dividers and access points leave you the choice of just how much professional gear and how much personal gear to carry. Match your workflow preferences by hierarchal set-up and utilization of the multi-access points. Maximum capacity can fit up to 1-2 Pro DSLRs with attached lens (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), 3-4 lenses, a flash and accessories, or a drone with all related accessories, using the dedicated dual use/dual colour drone action dividers in the top 2/3 compartment and a CSC (Compact System Camera) with additional lens in the bottom 1/3 compartment. If carrying less gear one can easily turn this backpack into a daypack or hiking backpack, deciding which separate access point is for photo gear and which is for personal or hiking gear.
Secure rear compartment protects up to a 15” laptop and can also fit a tablet in the additional padded sleeve (*note that double usage is only possible for some laptop + tablet combinations). Organize all other gear and personal essentials such as memory cards, cables, batteries, charger and smartphone, exactly where you need them; either secured in an organizer pocket, or on hand at any given moment in a slip-in pocket. Enjoy pockets with double access points from within and from without. Keep rocking with our headset port which will conveniently extend the cable from the internal smartphone pocket. Avoid human error with our simple coded ‘Full’/’Empty’ media storage. Stay hydrated with two large side pockets for water bottles. Link, hang and sling on anything you can imagine using the multitude of straps, loops and innovative connection features integrated into the surface of the backpack.
The ALTA SKY 51D enjoys additional encompassing protection features, such as our total coverage rain cover, our second-to-none quality, materials and bag construction, and our grab-and-go sturdy carrying handle along with extra grip handle to facilitate retrieving the backpack from the car boot or overhead bin.
Designed to carry heavy gear loads for extended periods of time, we set the bar for comfortable carrying at a new high. Our advanced ergonomic back and harness system features a well-padded breathable 3D back, uniquely shaped easy to adjust shoulder straps that perfectly contour to your back and torso, adjustable sternum strap and well-padded supporting waist belt. All these join together to promise a ‘never-tire’ user experience!
Dedicated tripod connecting straps enable you to securely transport your tripod with you and you can enjoy the full ALTA EXPERIENCE with ALTA LINK which enables you to carry along your ALTA PRO TRIPOD in the advanced ALTA ACTION TRIPOD BAG connected to your ALTA SKY BACKPACK!
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