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r180° Panorama Camera Backpack

A feature-filled bag that allows access to essentials without taking it off

by Hans Aschim
on 07 August 2014

Great design solves problems. For wandering photographers—whether hiking in the mountains or exploring a new city on foot—the on-again-off-again issue of accessing camera gear from backpacks always lingers. California-based Mindshift Gear caught the attention of the photo community with their 2012 Kickstarter campaign for a bag design that promised to solve this problem. Now, two years later, the r180° Panorama is the final refinement of that early concept. A patent-pending beltpack compartment easily rotates from its storage position housed in the pack's base to the wearer's front. This means no more pulling off your pack to get a shot, and your camera remains safe from the elements and wandering eyes when not in use. The beltpack compartment easily fits a DSLR camera, extra lens, cables and memory cards. On top of this the midsize 16.6 liter pack accommodates a tripod, hydration pack and has enough room for extra clothes and other essentials.

The 2014 Red Dot Award-winning pack is now available in two colors from Amazon for $200. Check out Mindshift Gear for more of their innovative camera accessories plus a larger capacity and more rugged version of the pack.

Images courtesy of Mindshift Gear

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