MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Review, Pros and Cons

MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 is rated 4.49 based on 16 reviews


Feature Summary


MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag (Carbon Gray)
  • Fits an ungripped DSLR, 2-4 lenses including a 70-200mm f/2.8 and some 13" laptops. Example: Canon 5DMKIII with 24-70mm II f/2.8 attached, 16-35mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 or Nikon D750 with 24-70mm f/2.8 attached, 70-200mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8 or Sony A7II with 24-70mm f/2.8 attached, 70-200mm f/4, jacket
  • Dedicated, padded pocket fits a tablet or a laptop (13 = some 13" laptops)
  • Easy rotation for rapid access to gear and accessories
  • Weatherproof zippers and materials and durable materials provide abrasion resistance
  • Exterior Dimensions: 12.6" W x 17.7" H x 7.1" D (32 x 45 x 18 cm), Interior Dimensions: 9.4" W x 14.2" H x 5.5" D (24 x 36 x 14 cm), Laptop compartment: 9.1" x 13" x 1" (23 x 33 x 2.5 cm), Maximum weight (with all accessories): 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg), Shoulder strap length: 42.5-62.2" (108-158 cm) (includes length of product), Waist belt length: up to 63.8" (162 cm) (includes length of product), Volume: 11 liters


Reviews Summary


Here’s what the reviewers think about the MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13:

Reviewers like these things about the MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13

  • A number of users chose it for its weatherproof zippers and materials.
  • Others are amazed with how they can easily rotate the sling bag for quick access to camera gear and accessories.
  • Some reviewers find the internal zippered pockets useful for batteries, memory cards, and other small accessories.
  • Others like the presence of an easily accessible front pocket for storing camera filters, snacks or light clothing.
  • Some reviewers find it rugged and tough enough to hold up out in the field.
  • Many users thought it holds so much gear, compact and easy to access.
  • Some reviewers said its innovative design allows them to carry lots of gear in a minimal space.
  • Others like how the removable straps carry a tripod or a jacket.
  • Some users find the outside pocket is good enough for some batteries, filters, and a bit more.
  • A lot of users find it ultra lightweight and comfortable.
  • Others are pleased to know that the front and bottom of the bag is made of a tough waterproof material.
  • Some users find the load-lifter strap on the shoulder strap and waist belt a unique feature.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • Some users thought it has very limited storage space.
  • Others said they prefer the comfort of two backpack straps instead of a sling.

Selected Reviews


Anthony Awaken

I absolutely love it in terms of aesthetics and layout…In fact, it’s one of my favorite looking bags. But the limitations posed by the sling strap are a deal breaker in terms of comfortably carrying the bag. And after all, I’m not always quick with my photoshoots…So I need a bag that will hang in there with me and not wear my shoulder(s) out in the process.

Posted 16 November 2017 by Anthony – Read full review


Shutter Muse

I won’t be picking this bag for every outdoor photo mission since a fully loaded sling is still a little less comfortable than a backpack on very long days, but for shorter hikes when I don’t feel like a need a lot of room for items other than camera equipment, the PhotoCross has definitely earned a spot in my closet.

Posted 29 June 2017 by Dan Carr – Read full review



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