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Mountainsmith Descent Camera Bag - 855cu in

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    This will help you get your first cover photo with the gold box around it.

    With the help of adventure photographer Andy Mann, Mountainsmith redesigned a number of features in its camera bag line. The Mountainsmith Descent Camera Bag got this treatment and is better than ever. The shoulder sling carry camera pack keeps your DSLR ready to capture the shot anywhere and it can quickly swing out of the way as you hustle to the next spot. This mighty bag is made from high-tenacity 500D S-Kodra nylon and has a water-resistant PU coating to meet your outdoors lovin' lifestyle. The side clamshell makes grabbing your camera quick and easy. To keep SD cards, cords, and extra batteries organized, there are two accessory pockets under the front flap, one marked green and the other red, so you know which batteries are dead. If you are out taking Nat Geo-worthy shot and the rain comes, toss on the removable storm cover to protect your expensive gear.

    • 500D S-Kodra high tenacity nylon
    • PU coating (5000mm)
    • Atlilon foam
    • Side clamshell access
    • Accessory pocket under the lid and front panel accessory pocket
    • Secondary chest strap
    • Reinforced haul handles
    • Assorted webbing attachment loops
    • Removable storm cover
    • Lens case attachment point
    • Item #MOU000O

    Tech Specs

    [main fabric] 500D nylon, PU coating (5000mm), [lining] 210D synthetic, [foam] Atlilon
    855 cu in
    [external] 15 x 11.5 x 5.75 in, [internal] 14.25 x 10.75 x 5 in
    Camera Type
    Dedicated Laptop Sleeve
    Access Types
    side clamshell
    [exterior] 1 frpmt accessory, [interior] 1 under hood media
    Rain Cover
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb
    Recommended Use
    photography, adventure photography, outdoor
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    Descent Camera Bag

    Boulder, CO based professional adventure photographer and Mountainsmith ambassador, Andy Mann has been torturing our camera packs since 2007. He has been providing real world feedback and suggesting innovative, cutting-edge features along the way. In 2012, we sat down and built a new line of camera packs from the ground up using our imaginations, new material advancements, and ideas sketched on beverage napkins. Andy collaborated with our design team to create a series of bags built as tough and extreme as the terrain he explores. We're confident these packs will get you to your next shoot.

    Redesigned for 2014, Mountainsmith offers an assortment of comprehensive camera carry solutions for the photographer seeking to capture the experiences in the great outdoors. Incorporating over 30 years of pack building experience, we offer a better fit through correct load dispersion and ergonomic, ease of use for the photographer.

    Amazing bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You know those things you sometimes buy, and you love them so much you wonder if maybe you should buy another one just in case they stop making it? That's about how I feel about this bag. It's so good.

    There are plenty of great camera bags out there, especially a few from Lowe that are nice, but after seeing video with Andy Mann explaining the features of this thing, I was sold.

    The two main things that make it such a great bag are:

    1) Sling style -- allows you to just slide the bag from your back, under your right arm, and it's right there in front of you, ready to go. The bag is designed so this functions fluidly and in a way that it feels connected to your body.

    2) Top opening -- after you've slung it around to your chest, you can just leave it there, open from the top, and grab all your stuff. I frequently change lenses, which, before now, meant trying to find somewhere to set lens or cap down while doing it. With this, you have a few nice little slots in the bag where you can just leave the extras while you change, and it's all safely contained. It's really great, and I never worry about dropping anything.

    I keep my body and LARGE wideangle zoom on it (Sigma 18-35 for size reference), and two medium sized lenses in other compartments. I could easily fit 2 more lenses in there if you divided it efficiently.

    I also keep a card reader and cable, an extra battery, a few filters, an extra card, tripod quick release mount, and a few other odds and ends in it, with room to spare. The main pocket is well designed and deep, the outside organizer is nice for a phone, a pen, a snack, or smaller camera odds and ends.

    I have only two minor quibbles:

    1) After a long day, my left shoulder starts feeling a bit sore. Just one of side effects of a sling, nothing too major.

    2) There's no place to hold a tripod! I have a travel tripod, which is moderately light, and it throws the balance of the bag off, but still, it would be nice to have the option.