Veho Muvi X-Pack great for cool action shots on the go.
This weekend I got to trial the Veho X-Pack camera mount backpack specially designed for the Veho Muvi action camera line. It is compatible with the Atom, K Series, Muvi, and Muvi HD products from Veho. Its purpose is to allow you to strap on a backpack and set up its hollow steel tube poles to position your camera securely to get a perspective that you couldn’t otherwise get with simple helmet mounts. With this rig you can get yourself in the shot with the action, get a higher perspective above your head, or any other view you can think of.
In the box you will find 3 pole pieces that you can easily slide in to each other and use the included clamps that securely lock into what ever length you want for your shot. These clamps are much like the ones that are on many bike wheels for quick release. You loosely tighten a bolt, then close a lever that locks it in place. Included are two 90 degree elbow pieces, one a few inches in length and the other a couple of feet in length. In addition you get a 45 degree bend piece that includes the mount for your camera which perfectly on my Veho Muvi HD.
This mount rotates and screws tight on just about every axis so no matter how you have the poles contorted, you can get a level shot. With these pieces I was able to get shots above my head or off to the side with full view of my head and face. The backpack itself has a secure metal base that fits snugly into the pack with cinch straps that you can adjust to get a sturdy platform for the poles. The poles can be attached to the left or right side of the pack.
The backpack is very adjustable, but I found it to be a little small on me (I’m 6’2″ 185lbs) when I was dressed in my full ski gear. For biking I had no issue, and the backpack has a lower belt that snaps and cinches tight, and a chest strap for extra stability. This is a really cool product, and I could see YouTubers loving this to get really exciting shots for their vlogs. It is really important to get things tight and experiment with different arrangements and lengths, as it can be a little unstable at first, and that could be a downside for the impatient or casual user. I also found it a little disconcerting when ducking through low trees as I was a little worried it would pull me off the bike if it got caught. Much like Veho’s cameras, you get a really quality product that does what it says on the box. If you have any interest in getting cool action shots from perspectives that simple helmet or handlbar mounts can’t deliver, don’t hesitate to buy this. 4 stars
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