Think Tank announces new MindShift sling and Pelican-like hard cases


posted Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT


Think Tank, through their sister-company MindShift, has announced a new sling bag called the PhotoCross. It's designed with tough and rugged materials and a "faceted design" which makes it ideal for photographers who are pushing into the wilds. The PhotoCross is strong enough to withstand elements, yet MindShift says it is still compfortable enough to wear on long days in the field. The design of sling bags like the PhotoCross lets them stay out of the way when scrambling, but offer quick camera access when ready to take the shot. 


The PhotoCross comes in two sizes and colors, Orange Ember and Carbon Grey, and feature weatherproof zippers and abrasion-resistant materials, plus a carrying system for tripods or jackets. The PhotoCross 10 fits an ungripped DSLR and one to two lenses, plus a 10” tablet (which retails for $114.99), 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 (which retails for $129.99). Both feature a waterproof Tarpaulin bottom panel with a body-conforming design. 



Full feature list:

  • 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
  • 3-point harness for stabilization with tuck-away waist belt
  • Secure your bag by linking the zipper pulls together
  • Water bottle pocket locks in most 1 liter bottles
  • Breathable 320G air-mesh back panel keeps your back cool during long days
  • 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

In addition to the PhotoCross, Think Tank also announced a partnership with SKB, who manufactures hard cases. The “SKB designed by Think Tank” products combine SKB’s rugged and waterproof iSeries hardshell cases with modular internal organization and protection designed by Think Tank.  By teaming up, both SKB Cases and Think Tank Photo were able to put their respective focus on what they do best to end up with cases that do not sacrifice one detail for another.


Think Tank is selling 10 “SKB designed by Think Tank” product variations, including those with dividers and organizers. You can see their offerings here