Passport Sling, Freedom for your every move. Protection for your DSLR. Lots of space for your personal gear....
Lowepro's Passport Sling is designed for today's photo enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee, travel or go out for a walkwith their DSLRs. It's unique and comfortable shape is unlike a traditional sling bag it truly conforms to the body and easily moves with the wearer.
Place it across the chest, high and close or low and loose, depending on the activity. The shoulder strap features a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit, plus a removable, sliding shoulder pad that offers cushioned comfort when needed. On the exterior, two slash pockets and a water bottle pocket provide quick access to maps, guide books, boarding passes.
Inside, the sling is equipped to protect your DSLR and a few accessories as well as offer plenty of space for personal items. Unzip the front of the Passport Sling to reveal an expansion compartment that adds approximately 30% more space enough to accommodate items like a light jacket, lunch, cool souvenir or farmers' market find.
A fully padded camera box (with built-in memory card pocket) protects a DSLR. Remove it and collapse the box when you want to pack the sling in a larger bag for travel.
Most Liked Positive Review
Great addition to my gear
First of all, I don't think there is any one perfect bag for all situations. I was deciding between this bag and the Lowepro Versapack and ended up buying the Versapack. After a couple of months I bought the Passport Sling as well and love it. This will be my everyday camera bag. I set it up like a second purse (pen, gum, chap stick, etc.), so I just have to move in my wallet and cell phone and head out the door. I did wrestle with the divider in the camera compartment and ended up taking it ...View full Review
First of all, I don't think there is any one perfect bag for all situations. I was deciding between this bag and the Lowepro Versapack and ended up buying the Versapack. After a couple of months I bought the Passport Sling as well and love it. This will be my everyday camera bag. I set it up like a second purse (pen, gum, chap stick, etc.), so I just have to move in my wallet and cell phone and head out the door. I did wrestle with the divider in the camera compartment and ended up taking it out for now. My Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm lens fits in with a little room to spare and I like that I can get my hand in easily to get it out. When I take an extra lens I put in the bag part. I am more of a minimalist and don't want to carry a lot of weight, so this bag is great. I like that I can carry a water bottle and can unzip the bag if I want to lose a layer of clothing. I like that it is attractive, yet low profile, and I don't feel conspicuous taking it to a restaurant, sports event, work, etc. It is great in the city or on excursions and short hikes where you want to multi-task. If I was going on a longer hike or wanted to carry more gear, I would take the Versapack to better distribute the weight. That said, I don't find the bag uncomfortable. I am very happy with this purchase.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great idea - needs tweaking
Loved the idea of this bag - just carried it on a trip and once my Canon 7D was in there, there was hardly room for everything else I needed to fit for the day. Security of having things in the exterior pockets is an issue and there isn't enough rubber grip on the shoulder pad. Mine is headed for [...].
Reviewed by 42 customers
I use this bag when I want to take my DSLR and only 1 or 2 lenses with me. It is light, has just the right storage for some accessories. I like the way it conforms to my body unlike some bulky camera bags. The cross body design distributes weight and provides easy access (unlike a backpack). I just love it!
Very comfortable, hold enough gear and personal items and has handy pockets for water bottle, brochures, batteries, etc. I bought one for myself and one for my husband and he loves his too.
We were looking for something small but would protect our slr when on the go. Goos amount of padding and room for extra lens and flash this bag goes over the shoilder and keeps camera close when out and about.
I only gave it 4 stars because the padded camera insert is a bit roo small for complete coverage of a proDSLR with battery pack. I use it with one and can still zip it closed, but it is a bit tight. It would only have to be slightly bigger. Lowepro would not have to change the bag at all. It's easy to wear & can be slung around to stay pretty much where you want it. The interior pockets for memory cards, extra batts, etc., are terrific, and the zippered extension works well. Others have said the outside pockets should have closures. While that would provide more security, they are still deep enough to hide and hold a lot of items. Overall, I find this useful - and fairly attractive - as both a bag for the intrepid photographer-on-the-wall, and the casual user-of-all-things. I am a woman and can vouch for its comfort; not always true of camera shoulder bags/cross-body bags. The perfect bag for men or women to use when all you want to take is a camera and your brain;-)
Well designed, easy to open and use. Can be carried in a variety of ways. Also makes a conventional bag without the camera box so it is multipurpose. Good value for the money.
Great for travel. Holds enough plus a lens and flash.
Great for carrying M.4/3 gear-- holds my OM-D EM-5, four lens, and a Nissin Flash all in the "protected" compartment inside the larger bag. Still have more room in the rest of the bag and its zip-out part, as well as the three outside pockets. The reason for only 4-star is that the outside pockets should have zippers on them for security.
I wanted a case that doesn't look like a camera bag but yet able to protect the camera. It even has room for other things.
Great day bag. Easy top zip access to gear. Only improvement would be to add a zipper on one of the outer side pockets. This is a repeat purchase but in a different color. Carries DSLR, 18-200 mm lens plus 60mm macro or 50mm lens plus Canon S95 and extra batteries, SD card pack, cell phone, cable release, wallet and a few other small items. Can carry a water bottle on one end. Hiking or city a good all around bag.
This is my second Lowepro Passport Sling. It tends to be my preferred bag for vacations and walkabouts because it can carry two micro 43 cameras with lenses mounted + four additional lenses + extra batteries, etc. This allows me to avoid changing lenses in the field. I might be called a "camera bag collector" (I own nine ... some bigger, some smaller) and this is the only bag I own that allows me to do this.