The HIKER is designed for videographers who have to travel long distances or just want to keep their hands free. The case has a plastic frame making it strong and light. The camera is securely held in place by a tie-down strap and an adjustable shelf. The back pack has pockets for the Tripods plate, extra tape and batteries. Shoulder straps are strored in a zippered compartment. The backpack can be carried over the shoulder with the optional HB-40a Shoulder Straps.