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MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack (Orange Ember)

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MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack (Orange Ember)
Key Features
  • Holds Small DSLR/Mirrorless & 3-5 Lenses
  • Accommodates 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Internal Pocket for 13" Laptop
  • Pocket for Smartphone or 7.9" Tablet
The orange ember PhotoCross 13 Backpack from MindShift Gear is a camera bag that can hold a small DSLR or mirrorless camera along with three to five lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
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MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Overview

The orange ember PhotoCross 13 Backpack from MindShift Gear is a camera bag that can hold a small DSLR or mirrorless camera along with three to five lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

Built to fit snugly against the body, the PhotoCross 13 is designed to be rotated from one's back to front for easy reach into 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 backpack that rests against the wearer is a slip pocket with room for a 13" laptop computer, while six 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 the backpack's front panel which unzips to reveal a convenient space for books, notepads, snacks, or packable clothing; plus a slip pocket for a smartphone or tablet computer up to 7.9" in size. Like the camera compartment zipper, the front panel zipper includes a large, T-shaped pull that can be easily gripped even in wet or cold weather conditions.

In addition to being worn as a backpack, the PhotoCross 13 can be carried using its built-in top handle or its built-in side handle. For an enhanced fit, a removable waist belt is included. The waist belt serves to transfer weight from the shoulders to the hips for additional comfort, while a sternum strap further limits unintentional shifting around the wearer when traveling over rough or uneven terrain. The shoulder straps and waist belt feature a resilient, breathable 3D mesh padding which cushions the wearer with an elevated structure that optimizes air circulation, minimizing perspiration in warm and hot environments. There is a large stretchable side pocket that can hold a 1L water bottle, which can be secured using the cord lock on the pocket rim.

Featuring 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 backpack 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.

Capacity
  • Holds a compact DSLR or mirrorless camera along with three to five lenses, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
  • 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
  • Slip pocket with room for a 13" laptop computer within the camera compartment
  • Front panel unzips to reveal to reveal a convenient space for books, notepads, snacks, or packable clothing; plus, a slip pocket for a smartphone or tablet computer up to 7.9" in size
Handling and Fit
  • Designed to fit snugly against the body and can be rotated from one's back to front for easy reach to its camera compartment
  • Access to the camera compartment is provided by a top-facing zippered panel with a 180° upward opening
  • Can be lifted using its top handle, and carried by its adjustable, padded shoulder straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap and removable waist belt help to evenly distribute weight
  • Mesh padding along the backpack's rear surface, shoulder straps, and waist belt cushions the wearer
  • Six padded, touch-fastened removable dividers allow the camera compartment's space to be configured according to the specific equipment placed within it
  • Gear loops allow for extra items to be clipped or tied along the backpack's surface
  • Included compression straps fasten larger items such as a tripod, monopod, trekking pole, or folded apparel against the backpack
  • T-shaped zipper pulls that can easily be gripped even in wet or cold weather conditions
  • Durable, weather-resistant nylon and polyester construction
  • Waterproof bottom panel
  • Seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain

MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Specs

Key Specs
Color
Gray / Orange
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Interior Type
Adjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Single Compartment: Fits 13" Laptop
•Up to 13 x 9.1 x 0.8" / 33 x 23 x 2 cm
Water Resistance
Rain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
Dimensions
Exterior
18.11 x 11.42 x 6.3" / 46 x 29.01 x 16 cm
Interior
15.75 x 9.45 x 4.8" / 40.01 x 24 x 12.19 cm
Weight
2.65 lb / 1.2 kg (Including Parts)
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Interior Type
Adjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Single Compartment: Fits 13" Laptop
•Up to 13 x 9.1 x 0.8" / 33 x 23 x 2 cm
Water Resistance
Rain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
General
Maximum Volume
405.89 fl oz / 12 L
Materials
Exterior: Nylon
Interior: Nylon, Polyester, Polyethylene
Dimensions
Exterior
18.11 x 11.42 x 6.3" / 46 x 29.01 x 16 cm
Interior
15.75 x 9.45 x 4.8" / 40.01 x 24 x 12.19 cm
Weight
2.65 lb / 1.2 kg (Including Parts)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.645 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.1 x 13 x 8.1"

MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Reviews

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Hello, the spec say that is long 15.75. could you ...

Hello, the spec say that is long 15.75. could you please misure internally and confirm? it seems lower on picture
Asked by: lorenzo
The dimensions of the MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack are, Interior Dimensions: 9.4” W x 15.7” H x 4.8” D Exterior Dimensions: 11.4” W x 18.1” H x 6.3” D
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-10-01

Did you guys use it as a personal item on ...

Did you guys use it as a personal item on international flights?
Asked by: Mohanad
The MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack exterior dimensions are 18.11 x 11.42 x 6.3". Most airlines allow a 22 x 14 x 9" carry-on bags. Keep in mind some airlines also have weight restrictions on carry-on bags.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2021-06-11

did anyone use this bag as a personal item on ...

did anyone use this bag as a personal item on international flights?
Asked by: Mohanad
The MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack exterior dimensions are 18.11 x 11.42 x 6.3". Most airlines allow a 22 x 14 x 9" carry-on bags. Keep in mind some airlines also have weight restrictions on carry-on bags.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2021-06-11

Could this fit a Sony A7RV with an attached ...

Could this fit a Sony A7RV with an attached 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II width-wise? I know it can fit height-wise
Asked by: Yousup
No, the MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack could not accommodate the Sony A7R V with the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens width-wise.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-03-06

The reviews seem to be for a sling bag (one ...

The reviews seem to be for a sling bag (one strap?) but the photos show a backpack. Which is it? And does the backpack have decent shoulder straps since it seems like a lot of the user reviews say the sling bag straps aren't great.
Asked by: Steven
There are two versions of Mindshift PhotoCross 13" bag; a single strap "sling" version and a two-strap "Backpack" version. I have found the sling version very useable and for me, it does work as designed, but not the backpack version does not work as well as removal is much slower. (Mindshift's use of "PhotoCross 13" for both the sling and backpack versions can cause confusion.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2022-06-08

Will a fuji xt5 with a 50-140mm fit in this bag ...

Will a fuji xt5 with a 50-140mm fit in this bag with a 16-55 & 35mm lens? Will it be a tight squeeze?
Asked by: Veronica
Yes the MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Backpack (Orange Ember) should be large enough for the, fuji xt5 with a 50-140mm fit in this bag with a 16-55 & 35mm lens. But best to put the 16-55 lens attached to the camera in the bag.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-02-19

question

Will it fit a SurfaceBook 2 13.5?
Asked by: David
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.
Answered by: Steve
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
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