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Frequently purchased with:

Memory Card Organizer v2

Photo Accessory Clip Set
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  • COMPATIBILITY
  • WARRANTY
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Spider X Backpacker Kit
SKU:
195


DESCRIPTION:

The Spider X Backpacker Kit is a versatile, multi-use carrying system that allows you to carry a light to medium weight camera with comfort and ease and is the perfect carrying solution for anyone looking for a strap-free system, and allows you to carry a mirrorless camera with comfort and ease, using any belt.

You can clip the Spider X Holster onto any belt, or clip it directly into the Backpack Adapter, and this change can be done in seconds!


Spider X Camera Holster

The Spider X Holster features a two-position, self-locking design for both security and quick access in any shooting situation. The holster will automatically lock when you pair it with one of our Spider camera plates. To unlock the holster, lift the lock lever upwards and remove your camera. For even faster access, you can disengage the lock by pressing the lock lever up until it clicks, it will remain unlocked until you push the lever back down into the self-locking position. Keeping it in the “unlocked” position keeps your camera secure and easily accessible for a quick draw.

Mirrorless Camera Plate
Light weight and durable, the Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate is designed for mirrorless cameras. The sliding plate design accommodates most mirrorless camera bodies and does not block the battery door. It attaches to the camera's 1/4"x20 tripod mount, and features anti-slip rubber pads for stable, secure install, and an anti-twist Spider pin for added security. The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate has built-in compatibility for Arca-Swiss style tripods, and acts as an Arca Swiss tripod adapter. It can also be used with other style tripod adapter plates.

Spider Backpack Adapter
The Backpack Adapter fastens to your backpack's strap, or the front of the Adapter can be looped through any casual belt. The camera pad on the Backpack Adapter has an elastic velcro strap, this is used to secure the camera lens when not in use, preventing excessive camera bounce while also protecting against scuffing.

The Spider X holster can also be removed from the adapter and fastened to any belt for use on the hip. You can also use the entire Backpacker kit with any belt. 

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with SpiderLight or Spider X Camera Holsters and allows you to easily and securely clip your holster into the Backpack Adapter.

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with our AS2 (Arca Swiss) Adapter Plate, and our AS-RC2 (Arca Swiss / Manfrotto RC2) Adapter Plate. Attach the plate to your camera and slide it into Backpack Adapter as an alternative way to carry on the go!

 

GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate
This adapter plate pairs with our Spider Backpack Adapter, and will pair with GoPro style brackets and camera cases.

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Versatile, three in one solution: backpack or belt carrying, plus GoPro use
  • Spider X Holster constructed from highly durable nylon compound
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate works with Arca-Swiss style tripod heads.    
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate design allows access to camera battery doors
  • Spider  Backpacker Kit can also be used with any belt

 

INCLUDES:
(1) Spider X Camera Holster
(1) Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
(1) Adjustment Wrench
(1) Backpack Adapter + Camera Pad
(1) Rubber Spacer Pad
(1) GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate


IMPORTANT:
We do not recommend moving the pre-installed Spider Pin.

We pre-install a pin into the right side with Loctite to ensure a secure hold. If a pin is required for carrying on the opposite side, we recommend purchasing an additional Spider Anti-Twist Pin and installing separately.

 

Are you using a Mirrorless Camera + Vertical Grip?
The Spider X Holster is not recommended to carry cameras with heavy professional lenses. If you are using a mirrorless camera with a vertical grip, or are using a heavy setup, we recommend our SpiderPro Holster Set instead. 


Spider X Holster
> Designed to clip onto any Spider camera belt, or casual belt.
> Compatible with all Spider camera plates.

Spider X Backpack Adapter
> Can be attached to any bag strap, or looped through your belt.

Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
IS compatible with:
> MIrrorless Cameras
> Nikon Z Series cameras with or without use of the FTZ Mount
> Arca Swiss style tripod heads

IS NOT compatible with:
> Olympus Mark II
> Panasonic DMC-G80 / G85

REVIEWS ON THIS PRODUCT


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
77%
(10)
23%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jeff
Absolutely the best system for backpacking

Like many here I have been on a very long quest to find the perfect camera carry for backpacking. I have carried DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for hundreds of miles in the backcountry and have tried everything. For many years I just used a "holster" style pouch made by Lowepro or Thinktank. Then I used a Mindshift Ultralight Camera Cover, secured around my waist with a lanyard securing the camera to a D-ring on my shoulder. Finally, I evolved to using the Peak Design Capture 3.0. I didn't really love it, largely because you must have the camera lined up on 3 axis (x, z and y axis, or pitch, roll and yaw to use an aviation term) to drop it smoothly into the slot. In other words, you better have your camera straight as you try to put it into the clip or you will have problems, and same lifting it out. I feel the awkward dynamics of this fact put the camera in danger of being dropped at times. I am often tethered to my large dog, and if he pulled on the leash at the wrong moment my camera would drop to the ground. With my bigger Canon R5 with a 2.8 lens, I would need to grasp it around the lens to lift it out straight, because grabbing the grip would torque it at a strange angle. This meant my camera was in danger of being dropped momentarily.

The Spider Holster completely solves this. You don't need to be all that accurate to drop your camera into the holster slot. Sure, you need to put the ball in the slot, but it does not matter what angle your camera is at as long as the ball is more or less facing the holster. It is as no-look as it gets. When you go to lift it out, you can grab the grip securely and just lift- at no point does the camera feel vulnerable due to dropping in/removing from the Spider clip. I also love how the design allows the camera to roll and move a bit. Contrary to many who see that as a bad thing, I believe it allows your backpack strap to stay securely flat against your body while the camera naturally rolls back and forth as you walk. Some would rather the camera were locked in place like the Peak Design, but this only means that the whole weight of the camera will be moving the clip against your chest with each step. I find that less comfortable.

Now for the uninitiated, there are couple of tips I can give you. First, you absolutely should use this kit in conjunction with a stand-alone spider clip on your belt. I believe the clip alone is 35 dollars. The reason for this is that whenever you go to take your backpack off, you do not want your camera attached to the shoulder strap. Having a Spider clip on your belt (pants belt, not backpack waist belt) allows you to drop the camera onto your belt clip when you remove your pack. This also gives your shoulder relief. That brings me to my next point, which is the fact that any heavy camera will not be all that comfortable on your front shoulder, period. I usually use this system with a Fujifilm XT-3 and f/2 lenses, which for me is about the limit of comfort. But even then I am switching the camera to the belt clip frequently to give my shoulder a rest. If you are carrying a full frame camera with a big lens for any considerable distance, there are much more comfortable places to put the weight of your camera than your shoulder. The second tip is you will still want a pouch or bag for your camera handy. I still carry a holster style bag slung over my shoulder, which hangs by my left side, This way I can quickly put the camera away and zip it up if needed.

Now this system does have a few minor flaws, but I still give it 5 stars because there is simply no other system like this. The first flaw I would say is the clam-style plastic mount that goes on the shoulder strap. It has a very large footprint, which can be uncomfortable for certain people and certain backpacks if the plastic lands right on top of your collar bone. I wish it had a smaller footprint and attached with bolts like the Peak Design system. The second flaw is there is no strap lug on the camera plate (facing where the battery is) This would be super helpful in attaching a safety lanyard. I'm aware they make a wire bail for this purpose, but I bought that product and the screws stripped easily.

Overall, I have not found a better system for carrying the camera while backpacking, and I don't expect anybody will top this.

I
Imam Suriawinata

Spider X Backpacker Kit

J
John Tecca
Spider x backpack kit

I love this holster. It works exactly the way i wanted it to. Fits my backpack and camera perfectly. Thank you for a quality product.

C
Customer
Spider X Backpacker Kit

A very flexible system. It's very easy to use and very comfortable even when using a camera with a big lense. I love it.

A
Ara Sheperdigian

Just what I was looking for


Frequently purchased with:

Memory Card Organizer v2

Photo Accessory Clip Set
  • PRODUCT SPECS
  • COMPATIBILITY
  • WARRANTY
  • VIDEOS
  • INSTRUCTIONS

Spider X Backpacker Kit
SKU:
195


DESCRIPTION:

The Spider X Backpacker Kit is a versatile, multi-use carrying system that allows you to carry a light to medium weight camera with comfort and ease and is the perfect carrying solution for anyone looking for a strap-free system, and allows you to carry a mirrorless camera with comfort and ease, using any belt.

You can clip the Spider X Holster onto any belt, or clip it directly into the Backpack Adapter, and this change can be done in seconds!


Spider X Camera Holster

The Spider X Holster features a two-position, self-locking design for both security and quick access in any shooting situation. The holster will automatically lock when you pair it with one of our Spider camera plates. To unlock the holster, lift the lock lever upwards and remove your camera. For even faster access, you can disengage the lock by pressing the lock lever up until it clicks, it will remain unlocked until you push the lever back down into the self-locking position. Keeping it in the “unlocked” position keeps your camera secure and easily accessible for a quick draw.

Mirrorless Camera Plate
Light weight and durable, the Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate is designed for mirrorless cameras. The sliding plate design accommodates most mirrorless camera bodies and does not block the battery door. It attaches to the camera's 1/4"x20 tripod mount, and features anti-slip rubber pads for stable, secure install, and an anti-twist Spider pin for added security. The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate has built-in compatibility for Arca-Swiss style tripods, and acts as an Arca Swiss tripod adapter. It can also be used with other style tripod adapter plates.

Spider Backpack Adapter
The Backpack Adapter fastens to your backpack's strap, or the front of the Adapter can be looped through any casual belt. The camera pad on the Backpack Adapter has an elastic velcro strap, this is used to secure the camera lens when not in use, preventing excessive camera bounce while also protecting against scuffing.

The Spider X holster can also be removed from the adapter and fastened to any belt for use on the hip. You can also use the entire Backpacker kit with any belt. 

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with SpiderLight or Spider X Camera Holsters and allows you to easily and securely clip your holster into the Backpack Adapter.

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with our AS2 (Arca Swiss) Adapter Plate, and our AS-RC2 (Arca Swiss / Manfrotto RC2) Adapter Plate. Attach the plate to your camera and slide it into Backpack Adapter as an alternative way to carry on the go!

 

GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate
This adapter plate pairs with our Spider Backpack Adapter, and will pair with GoPro style brackets and camera cases.

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Versatile, three in one solution: backpack or belt carrying, plus GoPro use
  • Spider X Holster constructed from highly durable nylon compound
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate works with Arca-Swiss style tripod heads.    
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate design allows access to camera battery doors
  • Spider  Backpacker Kit can also be used with any belt

 

INCLUDES:
(1) Spider X Camera Holster
(1) Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
(1) Adjustment Wrench
(1) Backpack Adapter + Camera Pad
(1) Rubber Spacer Pad
(1) GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate


IMPORTANT:
We do not recommend moving the pre-installed Spider Pin.

We pre-install a pin into the right side with Loctite to ensure a secure hold. If a pin is required for carrying on the opposite side, we recommend purchasing an additional Spider Anti-Twist Pin and installing separately.

 

Are you using a Mirrorless Camera + Vertical Grip?
The Spider X Holster is not recommended to carry cameras with heavy professional lenses. If you are using a mirrorless camera with a vertical grip, or are using a heavy setup, we recommend our SpiderPro Holster Set instead. 


Spider X Holster
> Designed to clip onto any Spider camera belt, or casual belt.
> Compatible with all Spider camera plates.

Spider X Backpack Adapter
> Can be attached to any bag strap, or looped through your belt.

Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
IS compatible with:
> MIrrorless Cameras
> Nikon Z Series cameras with or without use of the FTZ Mount
> Arca Swiss style tripod heads

IS NOT compatible with:
> Olympus Mark II
> Panasonic DMC-G80 / G85
  • PRODUCT SPECS
  • COMPATIBILITY
  • WARRANTY
  • VIDEOS
  • INSTRUCTIONS

Spider X Backpacker Kit
SKU:
195


DESCRIPTION:

The Spider X Backpacker Kit is a versatile, multi-use carrying system that allows you to carry a light to medium weight camera with comfort and ease and is the perfect carrying solution for anyone looking for a strap-free system, and allows you to carry a mirrorless camera with comfort and ease, using any belt.

You can clip the Spider X Holster onto any belt, or clip it directly into the Backpack Adapter, and this change can be done in seconds!


Spider X Camera Holster

The Spider X Holster features a two-position, self-locking design for both security and quick access in any shooting situation. The holster will automatically lock when you pair it with one of our Spider camera plates. To unlock the holster, lift the lock lever upwards and remove your camera. For even faster access, you can disengage the lock by pressing the lock lever up until it clicks, it will remain unlocked until you push the lever back down into the self-locking position. Keeping it in the “unlocked” position keeps your camera secure and easily accessible for a quick draw.

Mirrorless Camera Plate
Light weight and durable, the Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate is designed for mirrorless cameras. The sliding plate design accommodates most mirrorless camera bodies and does not block the battery door. It attaches to the camera's 1/4"x20 tripod mount, and features anti-slip rubber pads for stable, secure install, and an anti-twist Spider pin for added security. The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate has built-in compatibility for Arca-Swiss style tripods, and acts as an Arca Swiss tripod adapter. It can also be used with other style tripod adapter plates.

Spider Backpack Adapter
The Backpack Adapter fastens to your backpack's strap, or the front of the Adapter can be looped through any casual belt. The camera pad on the Backpack Adapter has an elastic velcro strap, this is used to secure the camera lens when not in use, preventing excessive camera bounce while also protecting against scuffing.

The Spider X holster can also be removed from the adapter and fastened to any belt for use on the hip. You can also use the entire Backpacker kit with any belt. 

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with SpiderLight or Spider X Camera Holsters and allows you to easily and securely clip your holster into the Backpack Adapter.

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with our AS2 (Arca Swiss) Adapter Plate, and our AS-RC2 (Arca Swiss / Manfrotto RC2) Adapter Plate. Attach the plate to your camera and slide it into Backpack Adapter as an alternative way to carry on the go!

 

GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate
This adapter plate pairs with our Spider Backpack Adapter, and will pair with GoPro style brackets and camera cases.

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Versatile, three in one solution: backpack or belt carrying, plus GoPro use
  • Spider X Holster constructed from highly durable nylon compound
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate works with Arca-Swiss style tripod heads.    
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate design allows access to camera battery doors
  • Spider  Backpacker Kit can also be used with any belt

 

INCLUDES:
(1) Spider X Camera Holster
(1) Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
(1) Adjustment Wrench
(1) Backpack Adapter + Camera Pad
(1) Rubber Spacer Pad
(1) GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate


IMPORTANT:
We do not recommend moving the pre-installed Spider Pin.

We pre-install a pin into the right side with Loctite to ensure a secure hold. If a pin is required for carrying on the opposite side, we recommend purchasing an additional Spider Anti-Twist Pin and installing separately.

 

Are you using a Mirrorless Camera + Vertical Grip?
The Spider X Holster is not recommended to carry cameras with heavy professional lenses. If you are using a mirrorless camera with a vertical grip, or are using a heavy setup, we recommend our SpiderPro Holster Set instead. 


Spider X Holster
> Designed to clip onto any Spider camera belt, or casual belt.
> Compatible with all Spider camera plates.

Spider X Backpack Adapter
> Can be attached to any bag strap, or looped through your belt.

Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
IS compatible with:
> MIrrorless Cameras
> Nikon Z Series cameras with or without use of the FTZ Mount
> Arca Swiss style tripod heads

IS NOT compatible with:
> Olympus Mark II
> Panasonic DMC-G80 / G85

REVIEWS ON THIS PRODUCT


Secure payment processing.
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
  • COMPATIBILITY
  • WARRANTY
  • VIDEOS
  • INSTRUCTIONS

Spider X Backpacker Kit
SKU:
195


DESCRIPTION:

The Spider X Backpacker Kit is a versatile, multi-use carrying system that allows you to carry a light to medium weight camera with comfort and ease and is the perfect carrying solution for anyone looking for a strap-free system, and allows you to carry a mirrorless camera with comfort and ease, using any belt.

You can clip the Spider X Holster onto any belt, or clip it directly into the Backpack Adapter, and this change can be done in seconds!


Spider X Camera Holster

The Spider X Holster features a two-position, self-locking design for both security and quick access in any shooting situation. The holster will automatically lock when you pair it with one of our Spider camera plates. To unlock the holster, lift the lock lever upwards and remove your camera. For even faster access, you can disengage the lock by pressing the lock lever up until it clicks, it will remain unlocked until you push the lever back down into the self-locking position. Keeping it in the “unlocked” position keeps your camera secure and easily accessible for a quick draw.

Mirrorless Camera Plate
Light weight and durable, the Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate is designed for mirrorless cameras. The sliding plate design accommodates most mirrorless camera bodies and does not block the battery door. It attaches to the camera's 1/4"x20 tripod mount, and features anti-slip rubber pads for stable, secure install, and an anti-twist Spider pin for added security. The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate has built-in compatibility for Arca-Swiss style tripods, and acts as an Arca Swiss tripod adapter. It can also be used with other style tripod adapter plates.

Spider Backpack Adapter
The Backpack Adapter fastens to your backpack's strap, or the front of the Adapter can be looped through any casual belt. The camera pad on the Backpack Adapter has an elastic velcro strap, this is used to secure the camera lens when not in use, preventing excessive camera bounce while also protecting against scuffing.

The Spider X holster can also be removed from the adapter and fastened to any belt for use on the hip. You can also use the entire Backpacker kit with any belt. 

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with SpiderLight or Spider X Camera Holsters and allows you to easily and securely clip your holster into the Backpack Adapter.

  • The Backpack Adapter is compatible with our AS2 (Arca Swiss) Adapter Plate, and our AS-RC2 (Arca Swiss / Manfrotto RC2) Adapter Plate. Attach the plate to your camera and slide it into Backpack Adapter as an alternative way to carry on the go!

 

GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate
This adapter plate pairs with our Spider Backpack Adapter, and will pair with GoPro style brackets and camera cases.

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Versatile, three in one solution: backpack or belt carrying, plus GoPro use
  • Spider X Holster constructed from highly durable nylon compound
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate works with Arca-Swiss style tripod heads.    
  • Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate design allows access to camera battery doors
  • Spider  Backpacker Kit can also be used with any belt

 

INCLUDES:
(1) Spider X Camera Holster
(1) Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
(1) Adjustment Wrench
(1) Backpack Adapter + Camera Pad
(1) Rubber Spacer Pad
(1) GoPro Compatible Adapter Plate


IMPORTANT:
We do not recommend moving the pre-installed Spider Pin.

We pre-install a pin into the right side with Loctite to ensure a secure hold. If a pin is required for carrying on the opposite side, we recommend purchasing an additional Spider Anti-Twist Pin and installing separately.

 

Are you using a Mirrorless Camera + Vertical Grip?
The Spider X Holster is not recommended to carry cameras with heavy professional lenses. If you are using a mirrorless camera with a vertical grip, or are using a heavy setup, we recommend our SpiderPro Holster Set instead. 


Spider X Holster
> Designed to clip onto any Spider camera belt, or casual belt.
> Compatible with all Spider camera plates.

Spider X Backpack Adapter
> Can be attached to any bag strap, or looped through your belt.

Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate
IS compatible with:
> MIrrorless Cameras
> Nikon Z Series cameras with or without use of the FTZ Mount
> Arca Swiss style tripod heads

IS NOT compatible with:
> Olympus Mark II
> Panasonic DMC-G80 / G85

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
77%
(10)
23%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jeff
Absolutely the best system for backpacking

Like many here I have been on a very long quest to find the perfect camera carry for backpacking. I have carried DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for hundreds of miles in the backcountry and have tried everything. For many years I just used a "holster" style pouch made by Lowepro or Thinktank. Then I used a Mindshift Ultralight Camera Cover, secured around my waist with a lanyard securing the camera to a D-ring on my shoulder. Finally, I evolved to using the Peak Design Capture 3.0. I didn't really love it, largely because you must have the camera lined up on 3 axis (x, z and y axis, or pitch, roll and yaw to use an aviation term) to drop it smoothly into the slot. In other words, you better have your camera straight as you try to put it into the clip or you will have problems, and same lifting it out. I feel the awkward dynamics of this fact put the camera in danger of being dropped at times. I am often tethered to my large dog, and if he pulled on the leash at the wrong moment my camera would drop to the ground. With my bigger Canon R5 with a 2.8 lens, I would need to grasp it around the lens to lift it out straight, because grabbing the grip would torque it at a strange angle. This meant my camera was in danger of being dropped momentarily.

The Spider Holster completely solves this. You don't need to be all that accurate to drop your camera into the holster slot. Sure, you need to put the ball in the slot, but it does not matter what angle your camera is at as long as the ball is more or less facing the holster. It is as no-look as it gets. When you go to lift it out, you can grab the grip securely and just lift- at no point does the camera feel vulnerable due to dropping in/removing from the Spider clip. I also love how the design allows the camera to roll and move a bit. Contrary to many who see that as a bad thing, I believe it allows your backpack strap to stay securely flat against your body while the camera naturally rolls back and forth as you walk. Some would rather the camera were locked in place like the Peak Design, but this only means that the whole weight of the camera will be moving the clip against your chest with each step. I find that less comfortable.

Now for the uninitiated, there are couple of tips I can give you. First, you absolutely should use this kit in conjunction with a stand-alone spider clip on your belt. I believe the clip alone is 35 dollars. The reason for this is that whenever you go to take your backpack off, you do not want your camera attached to the shoulder strap. Having a Spider clip on your belt (pants belt, not backpack waist belt) allows you to drop the camera onto your belt clip when you remove your pack. This also gives your shoulder relief. That brings me to my next point, which is the fact that any heavy camera will not be all that comfortable on your front shoulder, period. I usually use this system with a Fujifilm XT-3 and f/2 lenses, which for me is about the limit of comfort. But even then I am switching the camera to the belt clip frequently to give my shoulder a rest. If you are carrying a full frame camera with a big lens for any considerable distance, there are much more comfortable places to put the weight of your camera than your shoulder. The second tip is you will still want a pouch or bag for your camera handy. I still carry a holster style bag slung over my shoulder, which hangs by my left side, This way I can quickly put the camera away and zip it up if needed.

Now this system does have a few minor flaws, but I still give it 5 stars because there is simply no other system like this. The first flaw I would say is the clam-style plastic mount that goes on the shoulder strap. It has a very large footprint, which can be uncomfortable for certain people and certain backpacks if the plastic lands right on top of your collar bone. I wish it had a smaller footprint and attached with bolts like the Peak Design system. The second flaw is there is no strap lug on the camera plate (facing where the battery is) This would be super helpful in attaching a safety lanyard. I'm aware they make a wire bail for this purpose, but I bought that product and the screws stripped easily.

Overall, I have not found a better system for carrying the camera while backpacking, and I don't expect anybody will top this.

I
Imam Suriawinata

Spider X Backpacker Kit

J
John Tecca
Spider x backpack kit

I love this holster. It works exactly the way i wanted it to. Fits my backpack and camera perfectly. Thank you for a quality product.

C
Customer
Spider X Backpacker Kit

A very flexible system. It's very easy to use and very comfortable even when using a camera with a big lense. I love it.

A
Ara Sheperdigian

Just what I was looking for


MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PRODUCT


Spider X Backpack Adapter
Spider X Camera Holster

SELF-LOCKING DESIGN

The Spider X Holster features a self-locking design. The geometry of theholster and plate prevents the camera from moving up and out of theholster accidentally.

Simply rotate upward while removing yourcamera for a fast release. This feature feels natural to the user, whileproviding an extra layer of security for your camera!

Secure Freedom of Movement

Our patented ball-joint system gives your camera just enough freedom ofmovement so that it’s not rigidly bolted to your body. Your camera movesfreely with you as you move. Your lens points backward allowing you tosquat quickly with no worries, and your flash (if you use one) hangsparallel to your leg. No other camera holster offers this level ofcomfort.

Simple, Safe, and Secure!

The Spider X Holster is a rugged yet versatile piece of equipment,allowing you to easily clip it onto any belt! Your mirrorless /lightweight DSLR camera will remain safe at your hip on any trip withthe holster’s easy to use 2 Position Lock!

If you’re going onlonger hikes, we recommend checking out our SpiderX Backpacker Kit whichallows you to attach it to any backpack or messenger bag strap, as wellas harness a GoPro at the same time!


Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate

Built-in Arca Swiss
Tripod Profile!

The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate has built in Arca-Swiss Geometry which allows it to mount to any of their tripod heads!

The plate also has a universal 1/4″-20 thread mount which will work with any regular tripod mount!

Designed to keep your battery door free!

The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate’s mount can move left to right to fit your camera and allow you to maintain use of your battery door, and will not interfere when using an FTZ Adapter.

Are you a Nikon Z user?

The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate was updated to seamlessly pair with all Nikon Z series cameras, with all lens configurations (with and without the FTZ Adapter).

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PRODUCT


Spider X Backpack Adapter
Spider X Camera Holster

SELF-LOCKING DESIGN

The Spider X Holster features a self-locking design. The geometry of the holster and plate prevents the camera from moving up and out of the holster accidentally.

Simply rotate upward while removing your camera for a fast release. This feature feels natural to the user, while providing an extra layer of security for your camera!

Secure Freedom of Movement

Our patented ball-joint system gives your camera just enough freedom of movement so that it’s not rigidly bolted to your body. Your camera moves freely with you as you move. Your lens points backward allowing you to squat quickly with no worries, and your flash (if you use one) hangs parallel to your leg. No other camera holster offers this level of comfort.

Simple, Safe, and Secure!

The Spider X Holster is a rugged yet versatile piece of equipment, allowing you to easily clip it onto any belt! Your mirrorless / lightweight DSLR camera will remain safe at your hip on any trip with the holster’s easy to use 2 Position Lock!

If you’re going on longer hikes, we recommend checking out our SpiderX Backpacker Kit which allows you to attach it to any backpack or messenger bag strap, as well as harness a GoPro at the same time!


Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate

Built-in Arca Swiss Tripod Profile!

The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate has built in Arca-Swiss Geometry which allows it to mount to any of their tripod heads! The plate also has a universal 1/4″-20 thread mount which will work with any regular tripod mount!

Designed to keep your battery door free!

The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate’s mount can move left to right to fit your camera and allow you to maintain use of your battery door, and will not interfere when using an FTZ Adapter.

Are you a Nikon Z user?

The Spider Mirrorless Camera Plate was updated to seamlessly pair with all Nikon Z series cameras, with all lens configurations (with and without the FTZ Adapter).

Frequently purchased with:

Memory Card Organizer v2
Photo Accessory Clip Set

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
77%
(10)
23%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jeff
Absolutely the best system for backpacking

Like many here I have been on a very long quest to find the perfect camera carry for backpacking. I have carried DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for hundreds of miles in the backcountry and have tried everything. For many years I just used a "holster" style pouch made by Lowepro or Thinktank. Then I used a Mindshift Ultralight Camera Cover, secured around my waist with a lanyard securing the camera to a D-ring on my shoulder. Finally, I evolved to using the Peak Design Capture 3.0. I didn't really love it, largely because you must have the camera lined up on 3 axis (x, z and y axis, or pitch, roll and yaw to use an aviation term) to drop it smoothly into the slot. In other words, you better have your camera straight as you try to put it into the clip or you will have problems, and same lifting it out. I feel the awkward dynamics of this fact put the camera in danger of being dropped at times. I am often tethered to my large dog, and if he pulled on the leash at the wrong moment my camera would drop to the ground. With my bigger Canon R5 with a 2.8 lens, I would need to grasp it around the lens to lift it out straight, because grabbing the grip would torque it at a strange angle. This meant my camera was in danger of being dropped momentarily.

The Spider Holster completely solves this. You don't need to be all that accurate to drop your camera into the holster slot. Sure, you need to put the ball in the slot, but it does not matter what angle your camera is at as long as the ball is more or less facing the holster. It is as no-look as it gets. When you go to lift it out, you can grab the grip securely and just lift- at no point does the camera feel vulnerable due to dropping in/removing from the Spider clip. I also love how the design allows the camera to roll and move a bit. Contrary to many who see that as a bad thing, I believe it allows your backpack strap to stay securely flat against your body while the camera naturally rolls back and forth as you walk. Some would rather the camera were locked in place like the Peak Design, but this only means that the whole weight of the camera will be moving the clip against your chest with each step. I find that less comfortable.

Now for the uninitiated, there are couple of tips I can give you. First, you absolutely should use this kit in conjunction with a stand-alone spider clip on your belt. I believe the clip alone is 35 dollars. The reason for this is that whenever you go to take your backpack off, you do not want your camera attached to the shoulder strap. Having a Spider clip on your belt (pants belt, not backpack waist belt) allows you to drop the camera onto your belt clip when you remove your pack. This also gives your shoulder relief. That brings me to my next point, which is the fact that any heavy camera will not be all that comfortable on your front shoulder, period. I usually use this system with a Fujifilm XT-3 and f/2 lenses, which for me is about the limit of comfort. But even then I am switching the camera to the belt clip frequently to give my shoulder a rest. If you are carrying a full frame camera with a big lens for any considerable distance, there are much more comfortable places to put the weight of your camera than your shoulder. The second tip is you will still want a pouch or bag for your camera handy. I still carry a holster style bag slung over my shoulder, which hangs by my left side, This way I can quickly put the camera away and zip it up if needed.

Now this system does have a few minor flaws, but I still give it 5 stars because there is simply no other system like this. The first flaw I would say is the clam-style plastic mount that goes on the shoulder strap. It has a very large footprint, which can be uncomfortable for certain people and certain backpacks if the plastic lands right on top of your collar bone. I wish it had a smaller footprint and attached with bolts like the Peak Design system. The second flaw is there is no strap lug on the camera plate (facing where the battery is) This would be super helpful in attaching a safety lanyard. I'm aware they make a wire bail for this purpose, but I bought that product and the screws stripped easily.

Overall, I have not found a better system for carrying the camera while backpacking, and I don't expect anybody will top this.

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Imam Suriawinata

Spider X Backpacker Kit

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John Tecca
Spider x backpack kit

I love this holster. It works exactly the way i wanted it to. Fits my backpack and camera perfectly. Thank you for a quality product.

C
Customer
Spider X Backpacker Kit

A very flexible system. It's very easy to use and very comfortable even when using a camera with a big lense. I love it.

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Ara Sheperdigian

Just what I was looking for


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Jeff
Absolutely the best system for backpacking

Like many here I have been on a very long quest to find the perfect camera carry for backpacking. I have carried DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for hundreds of miles in the backcountry and have tried everything. For many years I just used a "holster" style pouch made by Lowepro or Thinktank. Then I used a Mindshift Ultralight Camera Cover, secured around my waist with a lanyard securing the camera to a D-ring on my shoulder. Finally, I evolved to using the Peak Design Capture 3.0. I didn't really love it, largely because you must have the camera lined up on 3 axis (x, z and y axis, or pitch, roll and yaw to use an aviation term) to drop it smoothly into the slot. In other words, you better have your camera straight as you try to put it into the clip or you will have problems, and same lifting it out. I feel the awkward dynamics of this fact put the camera in danger of being dropped at times. I am often tethered to my large dog, and if he pulled on the leash at the wrong moment my camera would drop to the ground. With my bigger Canon R5 with a 2.8 lens, I would need to grasp it around the lens to lift it out straight, because grabbing the grip would torque it at a strange angle. This meant my camera was in danger of being dropped momentarily.

The Spider Holster completely solves this. You don't need to be all that accurate to drop your camera into the holster slot. Sure, you need to put the ball in the slot, but it does not matter what angle your camera is at as long as the ball is more or less facing the holster. It is as no-look as it gets. When you go to lift it out, you can grab the grip securely and just lift- at no point does the camera feel vulnerable due to dropping in/removing from the Spider clip. I also love how the design allows the camera to roll and move a bit. Contrary to many who see that as a bad thing, I believe it allows your backpack strap to stay securely flat against your body while the camera naturally rolls back and forth as you walk. Some would rather the camera were locked in place like the Peak Design, but this only means that the whole weight of the camera will be moving the clip against your chest with each step. I find that less comfortable.

Now for the uninitiated, there are couple of tips I can give you. First, you absolutely should use this kit in conjunction with a stand-alone spider clip on your belt. I believe the clip alone is 35 dollars. The reason for this is that whenever you go to take your backpack off, you do not want your camera attached to the shoulder strap. Having a Spider clip on your belt (pants belt, not backpack waist belt) allows you to drop the camera onto your belt clip when you remove your pack. This also gives your shoulder relief. That brings me to my next point, which is the fact that any heavy camera will not be all that comfortable on your front shoulder, period. I usually use this system with a Fujifilm XT-3 and f/2 lenses, which for me is about the limit of comfort. But even then I am switching the camera to the belt clip frequently to give my shoulder a rest. If you are carrying a full frame camera with a big lens for any considerable distance, there are much more comfortable places to put the weight of your camera than your shoulder. The second tip is you will still want a pouch or bag for your camera handy. I still carry a holster style bag slung over my shoulder, which hangs by my left side, This way I can quickly put the camera away and zip it up if needed.

Now this system does have a few minor flaws, but I still give it 5 stars because there is simply no other system like this. The first flaw I would say is the clam-style plastic mount that goes on the shoulder strap. It has a very large footprint, which can be uncomfortable for certain people and certain backpacks if the plastic lands right on top of your collar bone. I wish it had a smaller footprint and attached with bolts like the Peak Design system. The second flaw is there is no strap lug on the camera plate (facing where the battery is) This would be super helpful in attaching a safety lanyard. I'm aware they make a wire bail for this purpose, but I bought that product and the screws stripped easily.

Overall, I have not found a better system for carrying the camera while backpacking, and I don't expect anybody will top this.

I
Imam Suriawinata

Spider X Backpacker Kit

J
John Tecca
Spider x backpack kit

I love this holster. It works exactly the way i wanted it to. Fits my backpack and camera perfectly. Thank you for a quality product.

C
Customer
Spider X Backpacker Kit

A very flexible system. It's very easy to use and very comfortable even when using a camera with a big lense. I love it.

A
Ara Sheperdigian

Just what I was looking for



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