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After a busy year of bikepacking, including a six-week trip to Australia, Miles and Emily share 12 items that stood out this year. Find everything from trail-tested components and gear to their new favourite Tasmania-made chocolate bar in their 2023 Editor’s Dozen roundup…

Words by Miles Arbour


A week before the inaugural MADE handmade bike show, I realized I didn’t have a good way to carry multiple camera lenses and other essentials with me. I picked up an EVOC Stage Capture backpack last minute, picked it up on the way down to Portland, and crossed my fingers hoping that it would serve me well.

EVOC Stage Capture 16L Camera Backpack worn by Bikepacking editor

After four days of nearly non-stop photography at MADE and several other projects since then, I can confidently say that the Stage Capture fit the bill.

EVOC Stage Capture 16L Camera Backpack elastic waist belt
EVOC Stage Capture 16L Camera Backpack bottom compartment zipper

It was great having the separate lower compartment for extra lenses and an additional zippered area on top for snacks and water. On the off-chance that I didn’t need my camera in hand, there was ample room in the lower section for it alongside several lenses, and it’s designed so that you can swing the bag around and quickly access that compartment when you need it.

EVOC Stage Capture 16L Camera Backpack unzipped revealing camera in bottom compartment

The pack has a well-ventilated rear back panel, a proper hip belt, and several other riding-friendly features that make it well-suited to far more than just covering bike shows.


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  • Low profile back system that fits more snugly to the back
  • Ergonomically optimized hip belt and self-adjusting BRACE LINK shoulder belt system
  • Extra-wide, well-ventilated elastic hip belt made from AIROFLEX
  • The camera can be accessed easily and swiftly from the side
  • Individually adjustable camera compartment with padded compartment dividers
  • Simple, efficient organization as the camera compartment's cover can be folded right back on itself
  • Optimal air circulation on the back due to the AIRFLOW CONTACT SYSTEM
  • Ideal for mountain biking or alpine sports
  • Additional compartments for laptop and hydration bladder, personal items and small parts