The f-stop Sukha is the go-to pack for both creatives on the go carrying additional travel gear, and pros using big glass and multiple body set ups.
Craig Kolesky ticks both those boxes, so we're taking a dive into his Sukha to check out his camera gear for a surf shoot on the beach and see what he packs in all those useful pockets:
The jigsaw pieces. Supplies and cooking equipment along with Craig's camera gear: Nikon D5, 600mm, 70-200mm, 24-70mm and a DJI Mavic Drone.
CRAIG ON THE F-STOP SUKHA:
"The Sukha is a very BIG bag and be used for a lot of projects, my main use of this bag is on surf missions where we need to hike to surf spots, and it can fit a lot of gear including your bigger lenses. My kit for surf shoots is A Nikon D5, 600mm, 70-200mm, 24-70mm and sometimes a DJI Mavic Drone, this all depends and the we planning to shoot."
Coffee gear in the top pocket, and suncream, card wallet and essentials in the back panel inside pocket:
"This is my go to bag when shooting surfing and surf contests; I find it easier to have all the gear in place instead of carrying 2 bags (one with the lens). Easy hatchbacked access from the top allows me to have the Body and lens ready to go."
CRAIG ON HIS MORNING COFFEE RITUAL:
"Coffee is all part of the outdoors, with all the new gadgets available its easier to take coffee with you on shoots or make it while you out on location. Everyone will have their own coffee gadget as a preference. We use MSR gas stoves to boil up water or use an Aeropress or a nanopresso, if we make coffee before we leave, we use Hydro Flasks. All depends how much space you have and what you willing to carry."
YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET THE WAVES:
"This day was up the west coast of Cape Town, we took a gamble to find some surf at a lesser known spot but turned out we got it all wrong and the day ended up being a hike and catching up with mates."
Here's a taste of what Craig shoots with this set up when the waves and surf spots line up: