Shimoda is at the forefront of adventure photography gear. Creating bags that are hardy enough to excel in the harshest environments, by eliminating the pains of gear access and storage Shimoda have focused on making it a pleasure for you to do what you love.
Shimoda Design was founded by Ian Millar and their first product, the iconic Explore series, was Kickstarted in 2017 and exceed it's goal by 600%. Since, it has quickly gone on to become an icon in adventure photography. Millar embarked upon Shimoda Design after years of fatigue with the adventure photography options available, as an avid explorer, snowboarder and adventure photographer it was the gear that was the main detractor from his passions. As former lead designer and developer at F-Stop, he decided to put his design chops and all things adventure to the test by creating the perfect adventure photography bag. Collaborating with fellow adventure photographers and inspired by advances in technical outdoor products, Shimoda embarked to create a camera bag that excels in the challenging mountain conditions, extensively testing all their gear in the harsh environments of Hakuba, Japan. This effort translated directly into the huge success of the Explore series.
With a philosophy of thoughtful design, top quality materials and specialist technologies, all of Shimoda's products are meticulously crafted and exude quality. An intelligent modular system that is homogeneous across their packs, the Shimoda line of products are versatile in both how and where you use them. From agile adventurers, to professional outdoor photographers, Shimoda have created a line of products for everyone, suitable for anywhere.
When a product is so fantastically designed it enables your passions rather than hinder, it makes you happy; this philosophy is felt through Shimoda's range of products.