f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell
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f-stop Gear Kashmir UL Camera Bag Outer Shell

Regular price R 3,499.00 Sale price R 3,149.00
5 in stock

The Kashmir is a first of its kind ultralight adventure camera pack designed specifically for a woman’s frame. This model features special shoulder straps to accommodate a range of bust sizes and a shorter frame for people with a compact torso. Part of f-stopgear's Ultralight series of shells, it tips the scale at only 1100grams. This saving in weight is achieved by using lighter materials (210D double ripstop nylon instead of 330D) without compromising on the durability or functionality of the pack. The Kashmir Ultralight daypack is the camera industry’s first product to acknowledge the huge contribution women make to outdoor photography.

ICU Compatibility

The Kashmir UL can gives the option of four different ICU's depending on how much camera gear you want to carry and how much of the main compartment you want available for other items like clothing, food or whatever it is you like taking on a shoot. Keep in mind that unlike the Mountain Series Shells, the UL shells don't feature side-pockets - only a top and front pocket, so there isn't much space other than that in the main compartment. 

  • Pair this shell with the Large Pro ICU to carry a serious amount of gear, including up to a 300mm f/4 or 400mm f/5.6 lens. This ICU leaves just enough space in the main compartment of the shell for an extra layer of clothing.
  • Combined with a Medium Slope ICU, it can comfortably carry one or two bodies, 3 lenses and accessories while still leaving lots of space in the rest of the pack.

Multipurpose internal sleeve fits up to a 13” laptop.

Specifications

  • Height - 52.0cm
  • Width - 31.8cm
  • Depth - 27.9cm
  • Volume - 30 Liters
  • Weight - 1.1kg

Compatible ICUs

  • Medium Shallow
  • Medium Slope
  • Small Pro

If you're new to the f-stop system it can be tricky figuring out what will be suited to your needs. Send us a mail via the contact page with your camera gear and we'll get back to you with a recommendation within 24 hours.   

    Do you have the item in stock? 

    Each product has one of the following stock indicators

    • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse
    • Out of stock: We do not have stock, but there is more on the way. You can get in touch with the chat app or contact form for an ETA.

    Delivery options and what they cost

    We pride ourselves on FREE lightning fast shipping. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

    Can I collect my parcel? 

    Yes, you can collect your order from our office in Bosman's Crossing, Stellenbosch (09:00 - 17:00). Just choose the collection option at checkout- we'll follow up with the specifics. Please note that we are very strict about payment if collecting. We will not release any goods if we are not 100% comfortable about payment. We accept the following as payment confirmation in order to release the goods. Please call or message Rudolph on 061 468 1931 if you have any questions.

    • Payfast Card Payment (any customers, new or returning)
    • EFT from FNB to FNB, pending fund clearance (any customers, new or returning)
    • Normal EFT from other banks to FNB (return customers only)
    • Instant EFT from other banks to FNB, pending fund clearance (Any customers, new or returning) 
    • Cash (any customers, new or returning)

    What payment options are available?  

    • EFT
    • EFT via Payfast
    • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

    What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

    We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

    *If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

    Where is my order? How can I track my order?

    You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account" 

    You can shop NiSi Filters at the following retailers. 

    Orms Bellville
    Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town

    Fritz, 021 910 1380

    Kameraz
    Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

    Martin Wright, 011 880 2885

    Photoquip
    28 Pearce St, Berea, East London

    Damien, 083 574 9134

    Katz
    66 17th Ave, Broadwood, Port Elizabeth
    Lascel, 041 367 4401

    Lime Photo
    Kloof, Durban
    Emil, 084 484 9959

    Photo Freedom
    Ballito, Durban
    Graham, 032 586 1212

    DPC
    Pretoria
    Danie, 072 608 3345

    Why are f-stop Gear products so expensive in SA?

    People like to jump to the conclusion that it is because someone in the local supply chain is making a lot of money, but unfortunately for us, that is not the case. *Photo by Brendon Wainwright

    The real answer is import duty.

    Virtually all backpacks or backpack systems are subject to a whopping 30% import tax. These taxes are supposed to protect local manufacturers by giving them a competitive edge against the rest of the globe. It works well to protect local businesses and jobs, but unfortunately in a situation like this, where there is no local competition for a product like fstop gear, it just enriches the tax collector.

    If you consider the cost of the Tilopa in America at $319, you can calculate the correlating local price by multiplying it by x1.45 (15% VAT + 30% import duty).

    $319*US price x 1.45*tax = $462
    $462 x R14.50*exchange rate = R6 700
    Our price R5 999

    *based on prices and exchange rate as June 2019

    If we took the approach of ‘screw the consumer, we deserve the same margin as other countries’, we would price the Tilopa at R6700 (our price is R5999). Luckily we’re not greedy and we’re incredibly passionate about the brand, so we sacrifice a huge chunk of our margin in order to try and keep the product affordable, despite the local taxes.

    We know it’s tempting to buy it in the US and have it shipped here, but you will be slapped with the same 45% taxes when it has to go through customs. It is also worth noting that in a small market like SA, importers have smaller margins because we cannot benefit from the economy of scale as similar brands can in the large first world markets.

    We barely scrape a profit on this brand - we import it because like most photographers, we tried multiple bags from multiple brands and hated every single one. Fstop gear is the only company that makes a comfortable, practical, high quality backpack for adventurous photographers.