Alta Sky 68 Backpack for up to 800mm lens and additional lenses + XL Rain Cover

Alta Sky 68 Backpack for up to 800mm lens and additional lenses + XL Rain Cover


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£299.99 £324.99 In Stock


The ALTA SKY 68 is the ultimate gear-carrying and working backpack, specifically designed to carry a super telephoto lens up to an 800mm (f/5.6), attached to a Pro DSLR or full frame Mirrorless body, along with up to 7 additional lenses (or personal kit) and a 16" laptop it an 11" tablet.

  • Top front access and lower rear access
  • Carries a 16" laptop (laptop compartment size: 280 x 25 x 360mm)
  • Side strap can be fitted to create top handle
  • No fumbling with bright coloured interior that makes finding things easy
  • Full sized tripod carrying system
  • Comfortable Air System back, harness & waist belt
  • Keep dry on the wettest days with rain cover

Highly recommended as "absolutely perfect" for "the right photographer" in this ePhotozine review, the Alta Sky 68 is perfect for photographers who want to carry a long lens on a trip, but want the ability to take advantage of alternative styles such as landscape or macro on the way.

Don't let the weather interrupt your photoshoot with the ALTA RCXL Rain Cape (Extra Large) that is designed to protect a DSLR with 600mm lens attached. This multi-use cover folds into a compact pouch and easily fits in any bag so that you are never caught out in a downpour without adequate protection. 


£299.99 £324.99

The ALTA SKY 68 is a new style backpack for photographers who are planning a longer trek where they need their 800mm lens to get closer to that elusive subject, but want the versatility to be able to change lenses to take advantage of photo opportunities as they come along, whether it be a spectacular landscape or a stunning macro opportunity.

Until now, the choice has been to carry their telephoto lens and leave the rest of the kit at home (such as in an Alta Sky 66), or to take a wider bag that can take the additional lenses, but means that the body needs to be detached from the telephoto lens in transit, and setup on site. 

The Alta Sky 68 gets around this with two separate sections in the main compartment.

One half of the main compartment is designed to fit a Pro DSLR or Mirrorless body attached to a 600mm (f/4.0) lens, or most 800mm (f/5.6) lenses. An adjustable thick, sturdy and well-padded cradle supports the camera body from below and secures the large lens in position, while making sure it is well protected all around the delicate connection point.

The other half of the main compartment is designed to hold up to 7 additional lenses, or it can be customised to carry the personal kit you need for a longer trek.

A full front opening flap ensures easy top access to the camera/telephoto lens, and the top half of the compartment with the additional lenses, while the lower half of each compartment can be accessed from the back.  

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. 

A full sized tripod can be carried centrally for optimal balance, using the tripod foot pocket and adjustable straps to hold it tightly for maximum comfort on the move. Alternatively a tripod or monopod can be carried in the expanding side pocket, or it can be used to carry a water bottle.  

Organise all other gear and personal essentials such as a 16" laptop (compartment is 280 x 25 x 360mm), 11" tablet, memory cards, cables, batteries, charger and smartphone, exactly where you need them

Designed to carry the heaviest loads for extended periods of time, we set the bar for comfortable carrying at a new high. Our advanced ergonomic back and harness system is fully adjustable and features a well-padded breathable 3D back, uniquely shaped easy height adjusting 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!

For shorter trips, there is also a detachable shoulder strap on the side that allows you to choose the best way to carry it.

The Alta Sky 68 enjoys additional encompassing protection features, such as  our second-to-none quality, materials and bag construction, and our grab-and-go sturdy carrying handle that also comes in handy when retrieving the backpack from the car boot, as well as a our total coverage rain cover.

So if you're looking to carry up to an 800mm lens on a trip, but want the ability to take advantage of alternative styles such as landscape or macro as you go, then check out the Alta Sky 68 and #makeupyourownmind

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    Bag Style Backpack Backpack
    Trolley No No
    Access To Kit Top front and bottom rear Top front and bottom rear
    Rapid Side Access No No
    Suitable For Pro DSLR with lens up to 600 f4 (some 800mm f5.6) attached and up to 7 additional lenses Pro DSLR with lens up to 600 f4 (some 800mm f5.6) attached and up to 7 additional lenses
    Daypack Section For Personal Items No (can set up side compartment) No (can set up side compartment)
    Laptop/Tablet 16" Laptop (and 11" Tablet) 16" Laptop (and 11" Tablet)
    Tripod Holder Yes (On Back) Yes (On Back)
    Internal Tripod Compartment No No
    Suitable For Drone No No
    Airline Compatible No No
    External Dimensions 15 × 10 1/4 × 23 3/8 inches 380 × 260 × 595mm
    Internal Dimensions 13 3/8 × 6 9/10 × 22 inches 340 x 175 x 560mm
    Litres 36 36
    Bag Weight 6.2lbs 2.8kg
    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 - -
    ePhotozine Highly Recommended