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Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica)

You Pay: $35.95
Product Highlights
  • D-SLR Camera 1-2 Lens Kit
  • 600D Polyester Polymesh Fabric
  • 210D Nylon Brushed Tricot
  • Expandable Compartment
  • Exterior and Interior Pockets
  • Attached Shoulder Strap with Pad

The Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica) is designed to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear. It is made 600 denier polyester Polymesh with a 210 denier nylon brushed Tricot interior. There is a removable, padded insert that can carry and protect a digital SLR camera with attached zoom lens, 1 extra lens or flash, memory card, personal items and accessories. An expandable compartment increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed. There are 2 exterior slash pockets for quick access to a map, guide book or boarding pass and a water bottle pocket for water bottle or other fast-access items. There are 2 interior hook and loop pockets that provide secure and fast-access storage for personal electronics or other small items The exterior pockets can be used for quick lens changes while on the move.

The Passport Sling is carried by an attached, shoulder strap with a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit and a removable, sliding shoulder pad with non-slip patch. The strap can be placed across the chest, high and close or low and loose, depending on the activity.

Designed for today's photo enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee, travel or go out for a walk with their digital SLR camera
Construction
  • 600 denier polyester Polymesh fabric
  • 210 denier nylon brushed Tricot with touch fastener
  • Zipper closure
Compartments
  • Expandable compartment increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed
  • Fully padded, removable camera box protects a standard digital SLR camera while on the move or when packed for travel. It is fully collapsible
Pockets
    Water bottle pocket for water bottle or other fast-access items
  • Two interior hook and loop pockets provide secure and fast-access storage for personal electronics or other small items
Carrying options
  • Attached, shoulder strap with a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit
  • Removable, sliding shoulder pad with non-slip patch
Material Exterior: 600 denier polyester Polymesh
Interior: Padded camera box
Interior: 210 denier nylon brushed Tricot lining
Type of Closure Zipper
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Digital SLR camera with attached zoom lens, 1 extra lens or flash, memory card, personal items and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder sling strap
Interior Dimensions Camera Compartment: 4.1 x 7.5 x 7.5" (10.5 x 19.0 x 19.0 cm)
Exterior Dimensions 5.7 x 17.3 x 16" (14.5 x 44.0 x 41.0 cm)
Weight 1.1 lb (500 g)
Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica)
  • Shoulder Pad
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproPassport Sling Camera Bag (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 338 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (199)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (118)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (220)
    • Easily accessible equipment (201)
    • Adjustable harness (160)
    • Strong construction (157)
    • Roomy (144)

    Cons

    • Too small (23)
    • Hard to access equipment (13)
    • Cumbersome (5)
    • Limited compatibility (4)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (181)
    • Protecting gear (121)
    • Storing gear (77)
    • Daily usage (17)
    • Travel (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (120), Casual photographer (52), Semi-pro photographer (49), Enthusiast (48), Pro photographer (21)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (252), Yes (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exactly what I was looking for

    I wanted an everyday camera bag for hobby photowalking - urban, suburban, and gardens/parks/forest preserves - carrying minimal equipment with necessities like keys, phone, and wallet. I found my backpack...Read complete review

    I wanted an everyday camera bag for hobby photowalking - urban, suburban, and gardens/parks/forest preserves - carrying minimal equipment with necessities like keys, phone, and wallet. I found my backpack too awkward to take on and off whenever I needed something, and I knew a shoulder bag would keep sliding off. I had looked at a number of sling-style bags, but many were too big and the whole category either lacks style or looks too military or mannish. I wanted something a little more relaxed in appearance. This new bag from Lowepro is perfect. I've used it on photo outings of 4 to 8 hours and it was comfortable throughout.

    The removable camera section holds my Canon Rebel T1i with attached 55-250mm lens with more than enough room for another lens or flash. The other end of the bag has plenty of room for more gear or purse essentials. As with any tote with a lot of unstructured space, you'll want to keep things organized with some additional small bags so lens caps and other small accessories don't get lost in the bottom of the bag's deep end.

    The sling style makes it easy to get things in and out without taking the bag off. When off, the bag stands upright on its own. The shoulder pad on the strap actually stays put on your shoulder, even when sliding the bag around front and back again, and is comfortable even if it slides up against my neck.

    When they update the design I'd like to see Lowepro rethink the placement and construction of the interior cell phone and key pouches, which I find a little awkward. I'd also like the option of strapping a tripod or monopod to the underside of the bag, but there's plenty of room inside the bag for a compact or flexible tripod.

    Obviously this is not the bag for a serious shoot requiring lots of equipment. But it's perfect for the casual photo outing, especially if you'll be combining photography with other activities, don't want to call attention to the fact that you're carrying a camera around, or want a bag that looks a little more like a regular tote.

    B&H now reports this bag is temporarily unavailable in this color, mica - too bad, because it's a great neutral in the taupe-gray-sage area. Try the bag in black or sky blue.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good idea, but not for me

    I was pretty excited about this bag when I first saw an ad for it. It is constructed very well and seemed pretty durable and high quality. I think it is a great idea...Read complete review

    I was pretty excited about this bag when I first saw an ad for it. It is constructed very well and seemed pretty durable and high quality. I think it is a great idea and design, but could use some improvements. In the end, I wasn't what I was looking for. There are side pockets along the outside of the bag, but they are open on the top, which was a negative for me. They need some kind of zipper, or velcro or flap to keep you stuff from falling out. On the inside, there are padded organizers big enough to fit one dslr w/ lens mounted and one extra lens. This is towards the front of the compartment and then back half is open for storage, but is not padded and there are no organizers for any other gear. There is room to fit more stuff, but it will all be piled together. There is a small pouch inside with a velcro closure, but only large enough for memory cards to a little bigger than that. While I could have fit all my gear into this bag, it just didn't have the organization that I needed, mainly I needed more small compartments for my accessories and little stuff. If you are looking for something to just carry a camera and maybe extra lens and then have room to throw in a jacket or something, then this would be great for you, but not really that good as a dedicated camera bag. If the velcro lining inside extended the full length of the inner compartment, then I could have added more padding/organizers in my own configuration, but the velcro is only on the front side of the bag.

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    5.0

    nice quick shoulder bag for outings

    By joea

    from evansville, IN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

      works for me

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Lowepro sling

      By sltysteve

      from Rohnert Park, Ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

        It's a good bag, well made, but it's too small for my camers and one extra lens. I'll try and adjust my stuff and see if I can make use of it.
        As usual, ordering was easy and delivery was quick. Thanks B&H.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Nice bag but not for me

        By david

        from Sydney Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Room For Non Camera Items
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Not Enough Padded Space
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • City And Holiday Use

        Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

        I normally use a lowepro back pack but brought this to use for some event photography that I do. I thought a satchel should be easier to move through crowds with.
        This somehow doesn't hold all my equipment I need (5d2 with 17-40, 70-200, flash, accessories. but at the same time it is quite bulky.
        It would be perfect for holidays and walking around cities where you need to also carry a jacket lunch etc especially if you don't change lenses too often. I think unless your dslr is quite compact you might need a lens case inside for a 70 -200 or similar.

        Otherwise it is well made and doesn't look as much like a camera bag as others and that is a definite plus. It has pockets for bottles and accessories and plenty of room for non camera items which would come in handy, but not quite what i needed.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect for travel

        By Susan

        from Jackson, wy

        Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

        Love this bag, it's perfect for travel, I love that it fits my wallet and a water bottle, and it's so accessible when you need to change lenses!!!

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        5.0

        Best bag for journalists

        By Ben

        from Pittsburgh

        Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

        Cheap, but well built and convenient for events and traveling.

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        4.0

        great bag for street photography

        By 15 Pieces of Lens Flare

        from Evansville IN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Doesn't Scream "camera"
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • A Tad Purse-like

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Protecting Gear
        • Street Photography

        Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

        This bag is light weight, holds a consumer level DSLR with attached lens and still has room in the padded box for another lens... provided the lens isn't too large... could easily hold something along the lines of a 55-200 or an 18-200 attached interior pockets have room for small accessories (extra batteries, wireless remotes, a couple filters) expandable compartment can fit a few items... i managed to cram a rolled up t-shirt and a hoodie in there with it expanded and regularly fit my e-reader and my 3dsxl in there with extra roomexterior pockets are good for holding random stuff you might want quick access to like maps, documents, candy, keys, etc... large exterior pocket will fit most water bottles, 20oz or 1liter soda bottles, 32oz powerade bottle just manages to fit (the shorter/fatter bottles used by gatorade and some others don't quite fit)there are times when i wish the interior had more room, and i will admit is does look a tad purse like... also the zipper won't keep water out so i wouldn't recommend it if the forecast calls for rain

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        5.0

        Passport Sling Bag

        By Suzi

        from Santa Fe. New Mexico

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

          Bought this for my full size DSLR and walkaround lens. My camera and 18-200 lens fit well in the padded camera box, there is not a lot of room in the padded box for another lens or flash unless I put the camera in sideways instead of in the lens down position. I wanted a bag that I could take walking with me when shooting scenes around town. There is ample room in the rest of the bag for other accessories. Some suggestions to Lowepro: I would love it if Lowepro would add zippers on the pockets on the outside to keep items secure and add another removable padded area inside the bag for additional lenses. A inside pocket for lens filters would also be nice,and how about a pocket for a cell phone and keys?
          I will enjoy this bag, it is well made and looks indestructible.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Bag!

          By GRock

          from SOCal

          Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

          Great bag for travel. Much better than I expected. I can fit an Olympus E M-1 plus two or three lenses.

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          5.0

          I LOVE THIS BAG!!!

          By Sheila G

          from Tennessee

          Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

          Ordered this bag before spending a week in New York City. It was perfect. Protected my Nikon and 2 lens, plus I had room for m extra items. One day I carried an extra pair of shoes. The expandable zipper was a great idea. Worth every penny and would recommend to anyone. Love the versatility. Just wished it came in more colors.

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          4.0

          Not big enough

          By pryb

          from Iowa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

          I like this bag. Wish it was a little bit bigger.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Passport Sling Camera Bag

          By Gustel

          from Fullerton, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

            I will not use my new camera bag until the end of the month, but I think I am really going to like it. It's roomy enough to hold my lenses and "stuff", plus a big pull-out pocket for a sweater or windbreaker. The only thing I miss are zippers or velcro on some of the outside pockets to store money, passport, etc.

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            5.0

            Comfortable and expandable

            By SteveO

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

              I used it as a carry all for my back up camera and flash at a wedding. It fit the gear and all the extras. (Flashlight, notebook, leatherman, bottle of water, etc.)

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              • No

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              5.0

              Seriously awesome bag!

              By Arlie

              from Asheville, NC

              Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

              Great for travel and it doesn't look like a camera bag. And the price on B&H blew me away. Worth every penny!

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              4.0

              Great bag at a great price!

              By NotALocalPeople

              from Rochester, New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                Bought this bag as a spur-of-the-moment buy and couldn't be happier with it! I love the cross-body messenger style and it's incredibly easy to get my camera in a out quickly. It's well built (as most Lowepro products are) and the expandable compartment is a huge plus. There is enough room for a camera body and two lenses or one lens and a flash. On top of that, there's enough room for all your personal items that you would want to carry with you!

                I really love this bag and hope to be using it for many more years!

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                5.0

                Excellent Versatility

                By Chuck

                from Greensboro, GA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                  The most comfortable, durable, versatile and expandable camera bag I've ever owned. Would recommend it to anyone.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Convenient, but small

                  By Sara Mac

                  from USA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Access Equipment
                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                  This is a great day-bag when you just want to take your camera out with an extra lens, but it's not big enough to do much else. The padded pockets can barely accommodate a larger full-frame camera with a smaller prime lens. I you have a grip attached to your camera or usually have a larger lens mounted, you'll need a larger bag. After more than a couple of hours of use, I start to experience shoulder pain. I do LOVE that this doesn't look like your typical camera bag so I feel it's less of a target for thieves and, especially for event photography, it's convenient to be able to swing the bag in front of me to quickly change a lens, even in crowded spaces. In those cases, I have my camera hanging separately with a Black Rapid strap and keep a few lenses in the bag.

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                  5.0

                  Really Good Product

                  By Missy

                  from Tustin, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica):

                  Its perfect for traveling. Can carry my camera, lens, and can even unzip a portion for more room in case I buy something while out.

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                  5.0

                  Great fit with two-camera system

                  By Amicitas

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Low profile
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Wrap Around Design

                  Cons

                  • Sometimes Too Small
                  • Tight Fit For A 70-200

                  Best Uses

                  • Festivals
                  • Short Assignment

                  Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                  I use this on normal shoots and festivals, where my two DSLRs are on a dual Black Rapid strap system suspended from my shoulders. The main advantage of this bag is that it wraps around my body and has a low profile in the photo pit, which is especially welcome when it's crowded.

                  The bag holds a couple of extra lenses plus cards and my personal items (phone, etc.). I also put a mirrorless camera into the 'pouch' area, plastic bags under the padded lens area (in case of rain) and use the outside pocket for a quick reference schedule. A water bottle gets clipped on with a carabiner and lodged in the outside end pocket. Everything works very, very well.

                  The bag is nicely constructed and definitely does the job - and I'm kind of picky. I do complement this at times with a larger bag which holds all of my equipment, using it mostly to stow and travel with. At this price, just buy one.

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                  5.0

                  Great for travel

                  By Kflorjancic

                  from Ohio

                  Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                  Although a little snug with our nikon 7100, we fit everything we need and then some for traveling.

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                  4.0

                  Nice camera bag!

                  By Kp

                  from Ct

                  Comments about Passport Sling Camera Bag (Black):

                  Very happy with bag. I only use the camera body and 2 lenses and everything fit with room for my wallet. Not to big , not too small.

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