MindShift Gear – PhotoCross Camera Bag Review

MindShift Gear launched a new concept in adventure photography sling bags, the PhotoCross.  As you’ll see on the features list, the designers did a fantastic job of maintaining a slim profile while allowing photographers to carry a tripod, laptop, and have zipper pulls that can be easily opened while wearing gloves.

The PhotoCross is built to stand up to the elements, yet comfortable enough to wear on long days in the field. This sling bag stays out of the way when you’re scrambling but offers quick access to your camera when you’re ready to take the shot.

After getting our hands on this bag we realized that it is definitely a high quality, well thought out and well built bag. We tested out the PhotoCross 13 and it was able to easily fit all of our gear and was really easy and comfortable to carry.

PhotoCross 13 Dimensions

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)

11 liters


Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The bag also features highest-quality YKK® weatherresistant zippers, 420D high-density nylon, heavy-duty nylon Tarpaulin, 350g air mesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed-cell foam dividers, P210D liner, polyurethane backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding tape, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Canon 5DMKIII with 24-70mm f/2.8 attached, 16-35mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8

Additional Features

  • Dedicated, padded pocket fits a tablet or a laptop (13 = some 13” laptops)
  • Easy rotation for rapid access to gear and accessories
  • Waterproof Tarpaulin bottom panel
  • Superior comfort with body-conforming design, wide shoulder strap and stability wing
  • 3-point harness for stabilization with tuck-away waist belt
  • Secure your bag by linking the zipper pulls together
  • Water bottle pocket locks in most 1 liter bottles
  • Breathable 320G air-mesh back panel keeps your back cool during long days
  • Internal zippered pockets for batteries, memory cards or other small accessories
  • Easily accessible front pocket for filters, snacks, or a light layer
  • T-pulls are easily gripped with or without gloves
  • Top and side carry handles
  • Fully customizable interior dividers for photo or personal gear
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included for downpour conditions

PhotoCross 13 Gear Profile

  • Fits an ungripped DSLR, 2–4 lenses including a 70–200mm f/2.8 and some 13” laptops

Get additional info and pricing from their website: www.mindshiftgear.com/photocross