For many of us, the coming winter is a time to hunker down indoors, put on a few pounds and work through the Netflix back catalog. If you bristle at the thought of staying homebound, MindShift Gear’s new rugged outdoor bags are ideal for transporting photo gear through inclement weather.
There are two new backpacks in the lineup, the SidePath and TrailScape.
The SidePath features a contoured back panel with lumbar support, air-channel, lightweight harness, and adjustable sternum strap. It’s made with P600D and 420D nylon, YKK zippers, 420D high-density nylon with re-enforced stress points.
It offers rear panel access to your gear and has a zippered compartment for a 10-inch tablet. Either side has a monopod/tripod mounting system and there are two oversized stretch water bottle pockets.
The SidePath can fit up to a full frame DSLR with one standard zoom lens (24-70mm f/2.8) or two prime lenses and uses adjustable dividers. There’s a seam-sealed rain cover to protect your gear from downpours. It’s available now for $100.
The larger TrailScape can house a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached with hood in the shooting position plus up to 5 other lenses and a full frame DSLR. It sports multiple lash points, a removable webbing waistbelt and a contoured back panel with lumbar support. There’s a dedicated quick access smartphone/sunglasses pocket, tripod mounting system on the bag’s sides, two large water bottle pockets that close with a cinch cord and a seamless rain cover.
Inside the bag you’ll find adjustable dividers, zippered pockets for small accessories and organizer pockets.
The TrailScape’s exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus a polyurethane coating on the underside of the fabric. It will set you back $170.