MindShift Gear PhotoCross – an extreme run and gun bag solution

The MindShift Gear PhotoCross range of sling bags have been built to withstand the toughest of elements. The PhotoCross series feature weatherproof zippers and abrasion-resistant materials. The sling bag design allows the bag to stay out of the way when you are working, but it also has the added benefit of being easily accessible when you need to grab your equipment.

PhotoCross 13
PhotoCross 13

The problem with backpacks in run and gun situations is you need to take it off your back to access the equipment you need, with a sling you can just swing it around the front while you are still moving. For covering protests or breaking news a sling bag makes a lot of sense.

The PhotoCross 13 on the left, and the PhotoCross 10 on the right

The PhotoCross comes in two sizes and colors, Orange Ember and Carbon Grey. The PhotoCross 10 fits an ungripped DSLR and one to two lenses, plus a 10” tablet, or a mirrorless body and three to five lenses, plus a 10” tablet. The PhotoCross 13 fits an ungripped DSLR, two to four lenses, including a 70–200mm f/2.8, and some 13” laptops. With removable dividers you could easily use this bag to carry around smaller digital cinema cameras like a Canon C100 or Sony FS5.

The bags can also accomodate a one  litre water bottle and there is a built-in carrying solution for small tripods or jackets.

The PhotoCross 13 retails for $129.99 US and the PhotoCross 10 is $114.99 US.

MindShift Gear PhotoCross Additional Features and Benefits

Dedicated, padded pocket fits a tablet or a laptop (10 = 10” tablet, 13 = some 13” laptops)
Easy rotation for rapid access to gear and accessories
Three-point harness for stabilization with tuck-away waist belt
Secure your bag by linking the zipper pulls together
Water bottle pocket locks in most one litre bottles
Breathable 320G air-mesh back panel
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


Exterior: All fabric exterior is treated with a durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance, YKK® weather resistant zippers, 420D high-density nylon, heavy-duty nylon Tarpaulin, 350g air mesh, nylon webbing, three-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, three-ply bonded nylon thread.


PhotoCross 10
Internal Dimensions: 7.1” W x 12.5” H x 4.8” D (18 x 31.8 x 12.2 cm)
External Dimensions: 11” W x 15.9” H x 6.3” D (28 x 40.5 x 16 cm)
Tablet compartment: 8.2” x 11” x 0.6” (20.8 x 27.9 x 1.5 cm)
Maximum weight (with all accessories): 2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shoulder strap length: 42.5–62.2” (108–158 cm) (includes length of product)
Waist belt length: up to 61” (155 cm) (includes length of product)
Volume: 7.5 liters

PhotoCross 13
Internal Dimensions: 9.4” W x 14.2” H x 5.5” D (24 x 36 x 14 cm)
External Dimensions: 12.6” W x 17.7” H x 7.1” D (32 x 45 x 18 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)
Volume: 11 liters

Do you use a sling bag for run and gun shooting? Let us know in the comments section below.

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