Welcome to our Shimoda Action X Kickstarter. We make Camera Bags for adventure photographers and our new collection is no exception. Action X targets ambitious, aggressive and athletic content creators who love to challenge – not only their photography skills – but the terrain and experiences the earth has to offer. Take your time and learn about our new collection. We think – like the creators who helped us develop it – you will love it too.
Introducing Action X – Our new, ultra-aggressive line of camera bags and accessories. Built off unmatched experience, innovation and a whole lot of real-world testing, Action X is our new Action Sport-focused adventure camera bag collection.
Depths To Match Your Camera Body. Our newly revised Mirrorless and DSLR Core Units have been designed with both rear and a newly integrated side-access point. The new DV (Digital Video) Core Units (available in Large or X-Large) offers users a larger, Cine camera set-up that’s ready to go right out of the bag. Wildlife or sports shooters will appreciate its ability to pack and protect a super-telephoto lens.
While our revamped Carry On Roller fits most international carry-on requirements, our new DV Roller is sized to accommodate our DV Core Units. Both rollers share the same ingenious ‘doctor-bag’ style opening that Shimoda users love. The retracting access allows the trolley’s footprint to remain minimal while either open or closed.
To better serve our female supporters, we will be offering one set of removable Women’s Straps at no charge to female customers who order a backpack. Our Women’s straps were developed with a team of female shooters across the globe to create a uniquely comfortable fit, with custom contours and exclusive twin sternum strap design. Available in three styles — Simple Petite, Simple, and Tech — female supporters can choose their straps of choice at the end of the campaign.
This is the place to build your very own one-of-a-kind Action X DIY kit or just add some extra goodies for you or a friend.
Want multiples of the same item? No problem! Want a special kit not offered as a reward? We got you!
Step 1: Create your own kit or set of add-ons. You can edit this after you pledge during the campaign.
Step 2: Add up the total amount of your customized kit or extra. (Then doublecheck your math please.)
Step 3: Go back to the very top of the Rewards list and enter the total dollar amount in the Reward titled “Action X Do-It-Yourself Kit and Add-Ons”.
Step 4: Make yourself a reminder list of what you ordered and put it somewhere safe so we can doublecheck your order and make sure you get exactly what you need. Feel free to look at this list occasionally to get excited about what’s to come.
Based on your order, we will ask you for color choices for all the bag(s) you ordered.
Women will be offered a shoulder strap set (simple, simple petite, or technical) in their choice of color for each bag ordered.
Shipping charges for all custom DIY Kit orders and Add-On orders will be applied when our campaign ends.
See FAQs for even more details and answers to any questions.
Reminder: Make yourself a reminder list of what you ordered to avoid any confusion later on.
I want to thank everyone who has supported Shimoda over our brief history. All the products we have released have our collective hard work and experience embedded in them. Whether you sent me an email with product feedback, suggested the color black, or are one of our crazy team members pushing the boundaries of adventure photography — I truly am grateful for everything your support has allowed us to accomplish at Shimoda.
Ian Millar, Founder
The Shimoda team has developed and led the manufacturing on dozens of successful bag lines over the years and have learned from every one of these projects along the way. Experience is on our side, and though nobody’s perfect, we have applied our entire team’s decades worth of experience to this project to avoid as many pitfalls as possible.
This is Shimoda’s second Kickstarter project and we are completely stoked. We have completed the design and prototyping phase, and have produced numerous product samples for this project. Dozens of units have been tested by some of the most passionate and opinionated action and adventure photographers, filmmakers and content creators in the industry to ensure that Shimoda is production-ready.
With all of that being said, there still may be unexpected things we have to deal with. Natural disasters are out of our control, but we have dealt with production problems both large and small in the past and we are totally confident in our ability to respond quickly to remedy any situation. We will be monitoring the campaign 24/7, which allows us to respond quickly to increased demand and reduce any potential wait time. We will be communicating with you throughout the process to keep you informed. We’re ready to bring our new Shimoda Action X collection to life and exceed the expectations of adventure photographers everywhere. We can’t thank you enough for your support.