The new Lotus, part of F-stop’s reinvented Mountain Series, is the narrow and nimble everyday mountain pack for minimal shooters. With 32L of volume, the low-profile Lotus blends just as well in urban settings as it does in the mountains. It has a full, but lightweight harness system that offers the comfort and balance of its larger mountain series counterparts. The usual problem with such small packs is that they hang in the middle of your back above the coccyx, causing unpleasant back pain. As can be expected from Fstop, intelligent design ensures that the pack can be adjusted so that the weight is efficiently transferred through your hips and shoulders, whether you're 1.5 metres or 1.9m metres tall.
If you're a minimalist shooter, you want a light and compact setup from time to time or you're part of the mirrorless movement, the Lotus is the perfect choice.
The Lotus can handle a median variety of 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 all Mountain Series shells have a large top-, front- and two side pockets in addition to the main compartment.
TheLarge Prois a comfortable fit, but it leaves just enough space in the main compartment for a rain jacket or some snacks.
TheSmall ProandMedium ICU'soccupy about 50-60% of the main compartment, leaving a decent amount of space for other gear.
Fstop's new 2015 mountain series shells feature several excellent upgrades that distinguish it from the previous models.
All shells now feature large expandable side-pockets, ideal for tripod legs, water bottles or food and clothing.
The height of the backpanel is now greater, allowing easier access to the top section of larger ICU's.
The shells are made from a cutting edge waterproof material, reducing the need for rain-covers in all but torrential downpours.
An updated harness system that distributes weight more evenly and comfortably.
Multipurpose internal sleeve fits up to a 13” laptop.
If you're new to the f-stop system it can be tricky figuring out what will be suited to your needs. Click through read our Choosing the right f-stop Gear articles which will assist you in making the perfect choice. You can also 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.
Volume - 32 Liters
Weight - 1.5kg
Height - 52cm
Width - 33cm
Depth - 27.9cm
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Delivery options and what they cost
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Can I collect my parcel?
Though we have plans for a physical store in the pipeline, we are currently an online only store. We do understand that from time to time you needed the gear yesterday. In this case you can get in touch to arrange collection in Kuils River, Cape Town.
What payment options are available?
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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"