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MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag (Orange Ember)

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MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag (Orange Ember)
Key Features
  • Holds DSLR and 2 to 4 Lenses
  • Accommodates 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Internal Pocket for 13" Laptop
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
The orange ember PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag from MindShift Gear is a camera bag that can fit up to a medium-sized DSLR along with two to four lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
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MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Overview

The orange ember PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag from MindShift Gear is a camera bag that can fit up to a medium-sized DSLR along with two to four lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

Designed to fit snugly against the body, the PhotoCross 13 can be rotated from one's back to front for easy reach to its camera compartment. Access to the camera compartment is then provided by a top-facing zippered panel with a 180° upward opening. Along the inside of that zippered panel are two zippered, mesh organizational pockets which can be used to store and organize camera batteries, memory cards, or small electronics. Within the camera compartment and towards the side of the sling bag that rests against the wearer is a slip pocket with room for a 13" laptop computer, while four adjustable and removable dividers allow that compartment's space to be configured according to the specific camera equipment placed inside.

Also accessible when the PhotoCross 13 is rotated from back to front, is a zippered pocket located in between the camera compartment and the sling bag's front panel which faces away from the wearer. This pocket can be used as a convenient space for books, notepads, snacks, or packable clothing; and its zipper, like the camera compartment's zipper, includes a large, T-shaped pull. When those zippers are both in the closed position, their pulls are adjacent and can be looped together, further securing the contents of the entire sling bag.

In addition to being worn across the body, the PhotoCross 13 can be carried using its built-in top handle as well as its built-in side handle. This sling bag's adjustable, padded shoulder strap rests on the wearer's left shoulder, extends down the torso, and connects to a stability wing that rests over the wearer's right hip. The stability wing helps to more comfortably distribute weight, and like the shoulder strap along with sling bag's outside rear surface, features a resilient, breathable 3D mesh padding. The padding cushions the wearer, and its elevated structure optimizes air circulation, minimizing perspiration in warm and hot environments.

For an enhanced fit, a tuck-away waist belt is included. When used with the shoulder strap and stability wing, the waist belt helps to form a three-point harness that prevents the sling bag from unintentionally shifting around the wearer such as when traveling over rough or very uneven terrain. Along the PhotoCross 13 opposite its side handle is a large, stretchable pocket that can hold a 32oz water bottle, which can be secured using the cord lock on the pocket's rim.

Featuring a durable nylon and polyester construction, the PhotoCross 13 is built to be weather-resistant and includes a seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain. Six gear loops along the surface of the sling bag allow for extra items to be clipped or tied to the PhotoCross 13. One pair of gear loops is located above the stretchable side pocket, and two pairs of gear loops parallel each other on both sides of the front panel along its top and bottom. Dual compression straps are provided and can be clipped onto the gear loops so they cross the front panel, allowing larger items such as a tripod, monopod, trekking pole, or folded apparel to be fastened against the PhotoCross 13. The stretchable side pocket can also be used to hold a tripod, monopod, or trekking pole; any of which can be secured under one of the included compression straps affixed to the gear loops positioned above the side pocket.

  • Sling camera bag designed to fit snugly against the body and can be rotated from one's back to front for easy reach to its camera compartment
  • Camera compartment fits up to a medium-sized DSLR with two to four lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
  • Four padded, touch-fastened removable dividers allow the camera compartment's space to be configured according to the specific equipment placed within it
  • Access to the camera compartment is provided by a top-facing zippered panel with a 180° upward opening
  • Two zippered, mesh organizational pockets along the inside of the camera compartment's zippered panel can be used to store and organize camera batteries, memory cards, or small electronics
  • Within the camera compartment and towards the side of the sling bag that rests against the wearer is a slip pocket with room for a 13" laptop computer
  • Four adjustable and removable dividers allow the camera compartment's space to be configured according to the specific equipment placed inside
  • Quick-access pocket between camera compartment and front panel of sling bag provides a convenient space for books, notepads, snacks, or packable clothing
  • T-shaped pulls on zippers for camera compartment and quick-access pocket can be looped together, further securing both the sling bag's contents
  • Carry options include built-in top handle, built-in side handle, and adjustable, padded shoulder strap that rests on the wearer's left shoulder, extends down the torso, and connects to a stability wing that rests over the wearer's right hip
  • Stability wing helps to more comfortably distribute weight
  • Resilient, breathable 3D mesh padding along the sling bag's outside rear surface, shoulder strap, and stability wing
  • Mesh padding cushions the wearer, and its elevated structure optimizes air circulation, minimizing perspiration in warm and hot environments
  • Tuck-away waist belt enhances fit, that when used with the shoulder strap and stability wing, helps form a 3-point harness which further prevents the sling bag from unintentionally shifting around the wearer
  • Stretchable pocket with cord lock holds a 32oz water bottle
  • Gear loops allow for extra items to be clipped or tied along the sling bag's surface
  • Included compression straps fasten larger items such as a tripod, monopod, trekking pole, or folded apparel against the sling bag
  • Durable, weather-resistant nylon and polyester construction
  • Waterproof bottom panel
  • Seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain
UPC: 819865014233

MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Specs

Carry/Transport OptionsHandle, Sling Strap, Waist Belt
ColorGray, Orange
Type of ClosureZipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentSingle Compartment: Fits 13" Laptop (13 x 9.1 x 1" / 33 x 23 x 2.5 cm)
Monopod/Tripod HolderYes
Environmental
Water ResistanceRain Cover
General
Maximum Volume2.9 gal / 11 L
MaterialsExterior: Nylon
DimensionsExterior
17.7 x 12.6 x 7.1" / 44.96 x 32 x 18.03 cm
Interior
14.2 x 9.4 x 5.5" / 36.07 x 23.88 x 13.97 cm
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.2 x 12.6 x 7"

MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Reviews

Great sling bag for full frame carry!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

I've used a lot of bags over the past 15 years and two of my favorites are made by Mindshift. They are rock solid construction and give me no worries from a performance standpoint. I don't leave many reviews, but this bag is designed well enough that I felt it deserved one after I've used this bag for over a year. As a single purpose driven bag, this sling addressed my photography-focused needs perfectly. I have a lot of photography-oriented backpacks and messenger bags at my disposal, but when I'm purely focused on shooting - this is the bag I use. No tablet or laptop weight and distractions here. I primarily use this as my grab and go bag for shooting sports events. It handles the hefty Panasonic S1, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, wide peak design strap and 4 batteries with room to spare for other odds and ends. What is most remarkable is that for a bag that carries so much, it honestly does not feel like a large bag at all. It gets the job done and looks sharp doing it. Great job by the Mindshift team on this one!!

Nice looking

By Jeffrey
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-18

Bag is very nice looking and it constructed very well. It does have one major flaw, no padding in the strap. The bag is useless for long day walks even carrying minimal equipment. Would not recommend this bag.

This bag is a keeper

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

I spent weeks reading reviews and searching for the right sling bag to accommodate my Sony A7iii and up to four lenses (Sony 24-105, 16-35, 70-300 and a 35 prime). I had purchased two slings from B&H - the Lowepro Slingshot 250 and Tenba's Solstice 7L - with the hope that one would be a winner. I figured my odds were good because I had bought great bags in the past from both companies. Unfortunately, both slings fell short of expectations and I returned them. (See my more detailed reviews on those B&H product pages.) Hoping that three's a charm, I ordered one more sling - this time Think Tank's Mindshift Photocross 13 - and I'm glad I did. This bag is a keeper. As we all know, there's no such thing as a perfect bag, but this one comes darn close - or at least it does for me. Between the design, durable water-resistant material, beefy zippers and generous space, the Photocross 13 checks off a lot of boxes. The main compartment swallowed my camera and lenses with room to spare. The two mesh pockets in the main compartment's flap aren't very deep, but they easily hold spare batteries, a remote control and other small accessories. There's a 13-inch computer pocket that I'll probably never use for a laptop, but it's a good place to store anything that's not bulky - e.g., a filter sleeve, notebook, trail maps, gloves, hat, slim flashlight. The second compartment with two Velcro-sealed pockets is perfect for filters, batteries, chargers, etc., as well as your wallet and keys. Most important, this sling is relatively comfortable to wear and the sling slides easily back and forth. The shoulder strap itself doesn't have a lot of padding, but its width and positioning help to distribute the load without cutting into my neck. For added comfort, I added a low-cost, contoured shoulder strap pad. I secured the shoulder pad to the sling with two heavy-duty Velcro squares so it stays in position. I then added a non-contoured shoulder strap to the lower portion of the sling strap so I'd have additional padding when the bag is positioned over my chest. (See photo.) The best thing about the Photocross 13: When the bag is at my chest, I have full access to all my gear. The bag also serves as a resting place for my arms if I need to steady myself or reduce fatigue when keeping my camera trained on wildlife. I keep a 24-ounce mug with locking top in the water bottle holder. You could get away with something larger if you secure with the pouch's stretch cord around the top of the bottle. I greatly appreciate the two handles on the bag. There's one on the top, where you expect to find one, and then another on the side on the main compartment's hatch. That side handle makes it easy to hoist the bag over your head from the chest position. I expect it'll come in handy on airplanes, too. My only major gripe with this bag are the tripod straps. The straps themselves are well made and have locking plastic buckles. The straps also can be removed easily when you don't plan to use them, which is a nice feature. The problem is that even at the straps' tightest positions, it's hard to get a snug fit for a travel tripod such as the MeFoto Backpacker Classic Ironically, I found that I got a tighter fit when I positioned the tripod so the folded legs are facing up. That allows you to place the top strap beneath the quick-release plate's adjustment knob. At the opposite end, I thread the strap over two or three legs. There will be some slack after the bottom strap is clipped, but the tripod isn't going anywhere if you're just walking. The other option is to move one of those straps to the loops above the water bottle pocket, where a tripod can sit securely. Just don't plan on getting thirsty. In short, there are ways around the shortcoming with the tripod straps. What's frustrating is that so much thought went into designing this excellent bag; it's hard to understand how that important detail slipped through the cracks. I hope Think Tank rethinks this set-up and makes replacement straps available in the near future. Otherwise, I'm very pleased with the Photocross 13. And wow, for $129, it's a terrific value. I spent a little more than $30 on supplemental sling padding, but that's not necessarily essential. Kudos to B&H for their efficiency and good communications when handling both purchases and returns.

Practical for urban tasks

By Dhido
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

Very comfortable and practical as well as elegant

Great camera bag

By Kaylee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-03

Great bag. Very convenient to have pockets and straps for all my gear needs.

Great Bag

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

So Good, I bought a second for my 2nd Camera

Perfect Gift

By Kimberly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

My son loved his new camera bag!! And it arrived quickly!!

Thats My Bag Baby

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

I purchased this for my new camera. I bought it for several reasons, easy of camera access, rain fly, size. I plan to use it for travel its a great size for my camera and a couple lenses.

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Will it fit a SurfaceBook 2 13.5?
Asked by: David E.
I have this bag and the SurfaceBook 13. It is a very tight squeeze. It does technically fit but it puts a lot of stress on the zipper... I wouldn't recommend it if your primary purpose is for laptop use. I was tempted to return the bag but decided to keep it and use it just for cameras... I have another bag to use if I want to bring my laptop.
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Date published: 2019-10-11

Waterproof?

Waterproof?
Asked by: Lois
The PhotoCross 13 Sling is not waterproof, but water resistant. We recommend using the included seam sealed rain cover when in wetter conditions.
Answered by: Think Tank Photo
Date published: 2019-04-23

If you have a camera with lens in the middle and ...

If you have a camera with lens in the middle and a lens on either side will removing the camera make the bag collapse or fold in half. Is it rigid enough to hold shape when you starting remove your gear?
Asked by: Miles
Removing gear even from the middle section of the MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag (either color) will not cause the bag to collapse or fold in half.
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Will this fit a canon r6 with 24-70 2.8 L lens attached?
Asked by: Hampton
Yes and more.
Answered by: tony
Date published: 2021-12-22

Is this case waterproof?

Is this case waterproof?
Asked by: Lois
No, it is weather resistant.
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Date published: 2021-01-21

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Will it fit a SurfaceBook 2 13?
Asked by: David E.
Yes, the SurfaceBook 2, the 13 inch version, will fit.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I use the blackrapids chest strap that carries 2 ...

I use the blackrapids chest strap that carries 2 cameras, will this work and be able to slide around while using that camera strap?
Asked by: Jeff
Yes this would still be able to be used when using the black rapids straps.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21

Where is this made?

Where is this made?
Asked by: Eric
Not sure but I believe someone said it is made in Vietnam
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-15
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