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Singletracks readers have long shared their love for trailside photography through social media channels and the trail database, and we’re always impressed with your submissions. For riders who enjoy photographing and filming the wonders of mountain biking, bringing all of your gear into the forest can be a bit of a gamble. If you crash you can damage a few thousand dollars worth of equipment, and a proper rainstorm could do the same.
Mission Workshop designed the Integer backpack with the specific needs of pedaling picture-clickers in mind. The pack fits comfortably while riding, allows you to distribute weight evenly, is covered in pockets and dividers to help you organize all the bits, is padded in all of the right places, and it’s weatherproof. This is the bag I take into the forest to shoot races and events, and any photographer who wants to bring all of the right gear along will appreciate its thoughtful features.
Materials and construction
The overall construction of the Integer pack has a combat-ready feel to it. I occasionally get to test something that I know will be around longer than I will, and this pack will undoubtedly be one to pass on to the next generation of photo nerds. I have used it in heavy rainstorms, slathered it in mud, and laid it in dust half its depth, and it has managed to keep my tools sharp and accessible.
Weather resistant YZZ Aquaguard zippers all around
Available colors: Black, grey, or black camo
Total internal volume is 24 litters
The video above details all of the features of the Integer pack.
I want my fancy camera gear to work well, and to last as long as possible, despite the harsh conditions I often drag it through. Having a sturdy bag that I know will keep everything as safe as possible is important, and that is exactly what the Integer does. It’s worth mentioning that, in addition to its numerous technical features, this bag looks fantastic. Dirty or clean, I never mind carrying it to the coffee shop when it’s time to sit down and edit some photos.
We would like to thank Mission Workshop for sending the Integer for review.
If not riding then I'm writing, or quite possibly cooking something. I play bass with nine-and-a-half fingers, eat vegetables and fruit, and prefer movement as frequently as possible. I find discomforts and challenges more useful than most things, particularly what emerges from them. If I died and could return as anything I would choose a camp fire.