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r180° Panorama Camera Backpack

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

by Hans Aschim in Travel on 07 August 2014

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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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