O’Neill H4 Campack with built-in media player

oneill_h4_campack.jpgA few days ago we had in our business review the announcement of O’Neill Europe about the launch of the H4 Campack which is part of the 4th generation Wearable Electronics line for the Autumn/Winter season 2007/08.

The H4 Campack is designed to be used as a fully functional snowboard backpack with the addition of an integrated portable media player and external camera lens.

With ease-of-use lying at the heart of the H4 Campack, the wearer is able to start and stop recording almost effortlessly by pressing a large button positioned on the left shoulder strap. There is most probably no better way to film freestyle and freeride snowboarding action.

The portable media player is positioned in the backpack’s top pocket safely stored between protective padding. The media player records all the action captured by the goggle strap or helmet mounted camera lens. For instant review on the mountain slope, open the top pocket and check your action via the media player’s screen.

For sharing or Internet upload, take out the SD card which is used for video storage and copy the videos to a laptop.


“The huge popularity of online video sharing sites like Youtube makes this product more relevant than ever. Now featuring an integrated portable media player, the H4 Campack will redefine the meaning of effortless follow-cam filming and reviewing, and all at an affordable price.” says Eppo van Berckelaer, Marketing Director of O’Neill Europe.

The suggested retail price is €269,- (around US$ 367.-) and will be available coming November, just in time the get your snowboarding action up and running on YouTube.

One thing I miss in the Campack: iPod connection and control. For the real action the right music background is a must-have.

Photos from: ifun.de


  1. I just found the first online available H4 Campack. The shop is called blickvang, it’s in Germany but they say they ship world wide. Hopefully I gonna be the first to receive it. Here the link: Blickvang – Helmkameras und Helmkamera Zubehör . They also sell regular helmetcams like viosport.
    The H4 Campack costs 299 Euros. Apperently to blickvang it will cost 299 or even more everywhere. Well see if it is cheaper somewhere else i just gonna send it back therefore, yeah, I already preordered it.
    As soon as I tested it I will post it here.



  2. Hi Paul,

    You are GREAT! Thanks for the tip to an online store the the H4 Campack. We haven’t been successful up to now – but you saved our day :)
    Looking forward to your test experience.

  3. hey julia,

    no problem. i was just happy for my self that i have found it. well wou will get it probalby somewhere else too.
    for me it is the easiest because i am from switzerland and i already contacted my snowboard shop, but they couldn’t order apparently at oneill because tha backbag is only available for special shops.

    well see if it is worth it


  4. Hi Paul, I would like to get in touch with you via email. Can you send me your email address? julia at talk2myshirt.com

  5. I really wanna buy one , but i cant find where i can buy one in canada , even online … anyone know where i can buy a H4 campack plz?

  6. Can any one tell me why the red record LED light filckers os now it can not record and the media player sads check the input can some one help me.

  7. Can any one tell me why the red light filckers on the bag when you press the record and then it does not record so my H4 campack does not work when i’m rideing down hill want can i do.

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