Product Review:

The Mindshift Photocross 13 Pro-camerabag / Sling Bag

Review by

Paul G. Ranky, PhD

Editor in Chief

PADI Certified Rescue Diver and Professional Underwater Videomaker

Copyright Paul G. Ranky,



First Impressions / Product Review

This is a camera bag for adventure photographers. It is a truly pro-design with lots of little details that make it usable in a variety of situations. I have been using it for more than 3 months at the time of writing this review.

This is a camera bag that’s as tough as the pros are. With its rugged materials and faceted design, the MindShift PhotoCross 13 sling bag will protect your gear from another punishing trip into the wild, boating or city adventures where safety is a plus.


The PhotoCross is built to withstand 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.

• 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

Easily fits a full frame DSLR, like the Canon 5D MIII or IV, with a 24-70 mm, and a 70-300 mm lenses. Ideal for tracking, hiking, but also safe in large cities, or in the countryside. This is a true winner, a wonderful design, as well as first class production workmanship. The attention to detail is visible and most welcome!

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