Alta Sky 51D Backpack with separate Lower Compartment - 32 litres

Item: ALTA SKY 51D

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The ALTA SKY 51D is the ultimate gear-carrying and working backpack. Featuring innovative 1/3rd - 2/3rds division delivers a versatile set-up that will allow you to decide just how much backpack capacity and how much daypack storage you need. Maxed out, it can fit up to 1-2 Pro DSLRs with attached lens (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), up to 7 lenses, a flash and accessories.

  • Top compartment (23 litres) has full rear opening, and can be set up for fast side and top access
  • Lower compartment (10 litres) can take a mirrorless kit or multiple DSLR lenses
  • Carries a 15" laptop (laptop compartment size: 320 x 25 x 510mm)
  • Can carry a range of larger drone in top compartment using dual colour dividers for drone set-up
  • No fumbling with bright coloured interior that makes finding things easy
  • Full sized tripod carrying system
  • Rear flap can be used to carry additional kit when not carrying a tripod
  • Comfortable Air System back, harness & waist belt
  • Keep dry on the wettest days with rain cover

Highly Recommended by ePhotozine, this backpack maximises versatility for your trip, and includes the smaller Alta Sky 45D, or if you don't need the divider compartment and want a more traditional interior, check out the Alta Sky 53 and #makeupyourownmind


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.

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.

Designed for 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 16” Mac Book Pro, (compartment is 320x25x510mm), and can also fit a tablet in the additional padded sleeve (*note that double usage is only possible for some laptop + tablet combinations).

The interior is a light, bright orange that allows you to clearly see the contents of the bag, even in low light conditions. Or in the event of an emergency on your trek, can help you attract attention by making you more visible. 

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 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 easily 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 promote a ‘never-tire’ user experience!

Various advanced tripod connecting systems enable you to select the best transport solution for your tripod, lighting stands, and hiking sticks. 

See a demo video created by the UK team showing the Alta Sky Collection in more detail:

So if you're looking to carry a large kit across rugged terrain, but want the versatility of separate compartments for camera/personal kit, check out the Alta Sky 51D and #makeupyourownmind

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    Bag Style Backpack Backpack
    Trolley No No
    Access To Kit Rear, Side & Top Rear, Side & Top
    Rapid Side Access Yes (Side) Yes (Side)
    Suitable For Upper Compartment: Pro DSLR with lens (up to 70-200 f2.8) attached, 2-3 lenses & a flash unit; Lower Compartment: DSLR/Mirrorless camera with kit lens attached & 2 extra lenses Upper Compartment: Pro DSLR with lens (up to 70-200 f2.8) attached, 2-3 lenses & a flash unit; Lower Compartment: DSLR/Mirrorless camera with kit lens attached & 2 extra lenses
    Daypack Section For Personal Items Yes (Small) Yes (Small)
    Laptop/Tablet Up to 16" Apple MacBook Pro (compartment is 12 5/8x1x20 1/8") Up to 16" Apple MacBook Pro (compartment is 320x25x510mm)
    Tripod Holder Yes (On Back) Yes (On Back)
    Internal Tripod Compartment No No
    Suitable For Drone Yes (DJI Mavic/Phantom Internally and/or DJI Phantom Externally in Tripod Holder) Yes (DJI Mavic/Phantom Internally and/or DJI Phantom Externally in Tripod Holder)
    Airline Compatible No No
    External Dimensions 14 5/8 × 10 1/4 × 22 1/4 inches 370 × 260 × 565mm
    Internal Dimensions 12 5/8 × 7 7/8 × 20 1/8 inches 320 × 200 × 510mm
    Litres 32 32
    Bag Weight 6.4lbs 2.9kg
    Rain Cover Yes Yes
    Suitable For Mirrorless Yes Yes
    Suitable For DSLR Yes Yes
    Suitable For Pro Kit Yes Yes
    Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
    Extended Warranty 10 Years 10 Years
    Series Alta Sky Alta Sky
    Application Photo Photo
    Colour Anthracite Anthracite
    Other Separate Upper & Lower compartments Separate Upper & Lower compartments
    ePhotozine Highly Recommended