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I am posting this review after actively using Twin Lakes (Madrona) backpack for 13 months. Tested it in snow Sierra mountains, foggy coasts of North California and dry deserts of Nevada.
Good quality. Well done!
While swing arm adds extra weight, fast access to the pouch with my camera is priceless. No need to stop and take off the backpack. Take a quick shot and carry on.
Had a question about the product parts and Paxispax rep. (Cathy) responded right away.
The Swing Arm: Stay Focused.
I recently added one more pack to my backpack collection: the Paxis Long Range Camo. This one has what none of my others have, and I am very excited to recommend it: the swing arm. And after a few days of use, the results are in: it works like a champ!
For me and many of my activities, from fishing and hunting to climbing and hiking, the swing arm enables me to stay focused on the task at hand, not having to reach around, fumble, and dig for something I immediately need. One quick, easy maneuver and the swing arm brings the things I need right in front of me. Call it handy or convenient, I find the swing arm a critical "safety" feature that performs better than I expected. Spend your money on this pack. It's worth it.
I’m a fly fishing guide and love this pack, very handy and durable. Lots of room to pack extra gear and snacks for my clients. I get lots of compliments wearing this pack🤙 If you’re debating about getting this, get it, you’ll be glad you did!
I recently purchased the vault for my Twin Lakes pack. I had been packing my extra lenses and other photography equipment in the pod and upper pack in neoprene bags. I decided it would be faster to grab a lens if it was not in a bag, and wanted a safe secure way to carry them. As you can see, the pod works great. In the photo you can see what I packed. The pod has my Sigma 150-600 zoom lens, which takes up all the space. In the vault, I have a Canon 70d with an 18-135 zoom lens attached. I have a 100mm macro lens and 3 extension tubes to use with it. I have a Lensball and stand along with a mini tripod. Even with all that in the pack, I still have more room. The vault fits easily into the top pack and by lining up the zippers, I can open the pack and vault quickly and easily.
Purchasing the vault has just added to my collection of Paxis products, all great quality items.
This is a one of a kind backpack that is made for the Fly Fishing lifestyle!! If you're looking for the ultimate fishing backpack where it's hands free and it's not in your way, check out these guys.
As a creative individual it’s great to find new products that are both inventive and useful. I purchased the Paxis pack to use as a photography backpack after seeing how the bottom part of it swings to the front. It’s been great for getting to my camera and lenses without having to stop, open a bag, and dig through it to find what I need. The top part of the pack has room for my accessories, extra layers of clothing, and my iPad. I absolutely love this pack and my husband’s friends are hoping they can borrow it for their fly fishing outings!
Every once in awhile, a product comes to market that completely changes the game...While angling, hiking and shooting photos on the run, my most used and important gear is just a swing away...this pack is extremely comfortable to wear. Read more
I own and still use the Mt Picket pack but wanted a more roomy, less structured pack so I could take even more with me. I am and avid photographer and have been know to take as many as 4 lenses on a trek.
When the Twin Lakes came out I was all in for buying the new pack. I was shocked and pleased to find out the Twin Lakes was even more comfortable than my Mt Picket.
I can take as many lenses as I want and change them quickly and securely, with out removing my pack. In 30 years of shooting I've tried many back of all shapes, sizes, and designs.. None have worked as well for me as the Paxis packs. I will never buy another brand, they have my business for life.
If you purchase the Twin Lakes, you too will be a customer forever.