Lowepro Passport Sling Case for DSLR / Personal Gear - Mica

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About Lowepro

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (22),Comfortable strap (21),Durable (17),Good protection (16),Compact (14),Comfortable (12),Easily accessible equipment (10),Adjustable harness (9),Strong construction (9),Roomy (7)
Cons:
Not enough pocket room (5),Too small (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (17),Daily transport (12),Transporting gear (10),Protecting gear (7),Storage (4),Storing gear (4),Day trip (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (18),Semi-pro photographer (10),Casual photographer (4),Pro photographer (3)

Lowepro Features

  • Unique and inventive design - Offers a stylish profile and freedom of movement while protecting a DLSR kit and plenty of personal gear
  • Expandable compartment - Increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with cam lock buckle - Offers a comfortable way to wear sling over shoulder, or across body, high or low
  • Removable, padded shoulder pad with non-slip patch - Provides extra comfort, no matter where you place it along shoulder strap; helps prevent bag from sliding
  • 2 exterior slash pockets and a water bottle pocket - Offer quick access to a map, guide book, boarding pass, water bottle or other fast-access items; use pockets for quick lens changes while on the move
  • Fully padded, removable camera box - Protects a standard DSLR while on the move or when packed for travel; fully collapsible
  • Two interior pockets with hook/loop closure - Provide secure and fast-access storage for personal electronics or other small items

Lowepro Specifications

Exterior Dimensions
5.7W x 17.3D x 16.1H in./ 14.5W x 44D x 41H cm
Interior Dimensions
Interior (camera Compartment ): 4.1W x 7.5D x 7.5H in. 10.5W x 19D x 19H cm / Interior (additional expan dable area): 5.1W x 6.3D x 15H in. 13W x 16D x 38H cm
Accommodates
DSLR with attached zoom lens; 1 extra lens or flash; memory card; personal items

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 35 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for travel & everyday walk around

I choose the Lowepro Passport Sling based on extensive research for an everyday walk around bag for my K-5 with the 16mm-50mm zoom attached. The best aspects of this bag: it does not look like a camera bag, it holds more then it appears to hold with the added zip-out extension, the shoulder pad works well for all day carrying, easy access to your camera is a big plus. The not so good aspects of this bag: padded insert is limiting; measure your walk around equipment before you decide on this b...

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I choose the Lowepro Passport Sling based on extensive research for an everyday walk around bag for my K-5 with the 16mm-50mm zoom attached. The best aspects of this bag: it does not look like a camera bag, it holds more then it appears to hold with the added zip-out extension, the shoulder pad works well for all day carrying, easy access to your camera is a big plus. The not so good aspects of this bag: padded insert is limiting; measure your walk around equipment before you decide on this bag, outside pockets do not zip for security. I used bag on a month long trip to Europe, carried it all day with above mentioned DSLR plus lots of person items and was very pleased with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A mixed bag

Compared to more conventionally styled camera shoulder bags, there's not really great use of the available space. I have such a conventional padded camera bag that is able to hold the camera and lens, plus two other small lens, and i've decided to stick with that because this Sling bag couldn't hold all that.

Reviewed by 35 customers

 
5.0

"Slick Bag"

By

from MT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This bag feels great when you have it slung over your shoulder.

 
5.0

Best Camera bag I've ever owned

By

from Upland, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've owned a few bags and none have every really wowed me. This one really did, I always wanted a backpack until I found this one. I like to do a lot of travel photography and this works great. Unlike a backpack you can keep a close eye on your gear and it's descrete. There is lots of space for your gear and it's great as a carryon. I would recommend this to anyone.

 
4.0

LowePro Sling Bag

By

from Colorado  -  Casual Photographer

I would have liked more color choices and side pocket zippers for added security would have been nice. Free shipping was an added bonus.

 
5.0

Super for Run and Gun

By

from Washington, DC  -  Pro Photographer

I'm a 40 year veteran of TV New's camera work and I have a basement full of tried and failed run bags. The Lowepro Passport Sling bag can be thrown over my shoulder and it will have all my supplies: batteries, microphones- cables, ac power supply and recording media. The bag's shape is perfect for when your in a rush and trying to keep up with any breaking news story. The bags shape makes it possible for me to carry my supplies and my camera and tripod. The bag was designed for still photographers but this bag is fantastic for a tv news cameramen. The Lowepro Passport Sling Case just makes covering TV News a lot easier !

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A mixed bag

By

from Washington DC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Compared to more conventionally styled camera shoulder bags, there's not really great use of the available space. I have such a conventional padded camera bag that is able to hold the camera and lens, plus two other small lens, and i've decided to stick with that because this Sling bag couldn't hold all that.

 
4.0

Simple !

By

from Milpitas,CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good for traveling..

 
4.0

Simple bag for a simple setup on the go

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I wanted something simple and relatively compact for shooting on the go - The kind of bag that you could use as an everyday bag (with the additional cargo room), so you're never without a camera. The idea is a great one. Its only shortcoming (for me) is that it's just a bit too small. You can fit a smallish DSLR (D90) with a prime lens or a kit zoom, but don't think you'll get a D600/800 with a 24-70 2.8 attached in there without stressing the seams. The "side" space is great for an extra flash and a few personal items, but it's not going to replace a grocery bag. Overall, I like the design. I am getting use out of it when I don't need to bring much along. If it were an inch deeper, it'd probably be my everyday bag.

 
5.0

versatile!

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Although this bag cannot be used for more than a camera and one lens, it is useful for many things. I use it everyday to carry stuff rather than a purse.

 
4.0

Versatile Bag with some Limitation

By

from Seoul, Korea  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Passport Sling is a camera bag that does not look like a camera bag. The Passport Sling has become my go to camera bag when sightseeing or traveling after I made some modifications. I now comfortably take my DSLR everywhere using this bag which also doubles as my purse. Pros: 1. Does not look like a camera bag2. Roomy especially with expansion option3. Comfortable even with a heavier load4. Provides some water protection against heavy rain5. Overall versatile bagCons: 1. No dividers in cargo area of the bag2. Nylon strap caused piling on shirt3. Padded area can be tight fit for camera and lens4. Outside stash pockets are not secureThe Sling does not look like a camera bag. This bag is a utility bag. I am easily able to carry my camera and also use it as a purse for my wallet and phone. The cargo area is roomy. I can stash a book and change of clothes in the expansion compartment for overnight trips. However, there are no dividers in the expansion compartment; therefore, I have to search to find stuff. I would much rather search in exchange for the extra room. There are two small Velcro pockets on the inside of the bag that I use to hold my ID and a set of keys. Nothing bigger would likely fit in these pockets. Also, the dual zipper opening allowed for quick access to the interior of the bag.I currently have a Nikon D200. With the body and attached lens, the camera is a tight fit for the padded sleeve. I attempted to place a second lens into the padded sleeve, but I had difficulty closing the bag. The bag was able to hold my camera and flash comfortably. However, I have a separate padded sleeve for my lens and was able to put the extra lens in the storage/back portion of the bag. The side of the padded case does have a small Velcro pocket to hold my extra CF card. If you are looking to use the provided padded case only to hold your camera, it may be a tight fit. However, if intend to use the entire bag for camera and lenses, it will have room for several lenses and flashes. I would recommend using additional padding to protect your equipment. The nylon strap for the bag caused piling on my shirt where the strap rubbed against my shirt. Unfortunately it damages any shirt (both nylon and cotton) I wear when carrying the bag. I remedied this by creating a sleeve for the nylon strap.The bag was comfortable even when loaded down. I really did not notice a difference when using the padded strap. The buckle did not slip even when the bag was loaded down. I was able to carry the bag comfortably for more than 12 hours of walking and sightseeing. I am under five feet tall, and the bag did not seem overly large for my size. Also, the optional expansion area could be zippered closed when I needed a slightly smaller bag. The stash pockets on the outside are not secured. I worried about any items I put in the outer stash pockets falling out. I ended up adding Velcro to secure these outer pockets to make the more useable for my purposes. The water bottle pocket was handy for easy access but was a tight fit when the camera was in the bag. I unfortunately was able to test out the water resistance of the bag in a monsoon torrential downpour. I looked like I had jumped into a swimming pool. For the most part, the bag and zipper held most of the water out. When I pulled my camera out it was dry; however, my book had water along the edge of the pages. I would recommend using additional waterproofing if you are going to be in very wet conditions. I was surprised the bag protected as well as it did in the conditions I was in. This bag is very versatile once I understood its limitation. I can remove the padded camera holder and use the bag to carry items from the grocery store, if needed. I am able to carry both my camera and normal purse items as carry-on while flying. It easily fits under the seat. The Passport Sling has become my go-to bag both as a camera bag and purse, and I find I am bringing my DSLR with me more. So far, the bag has held up to daily usage. The bag does have its flaws, but I am glad I finally found a bag that I am comfortable using daily.

 
5.0

My favorite camera bag EVER

By

from Chicago  -  Pro Photographer

Especially on holiday, I want to have my camera and have it protected, but not have to haul my serious camera bag to restaurants, markets and museums. This is IDEAL. It's the perfect size for just a few lenses and your camera (though, one day I fit 3 lenses and 2 Nikon bodies along with 2 bottles of water!). Love the Mica color from a purely aesthetic point of view. Also, isn't immediately obvious as a camera bag so it's a little more discreet when you travel. Really comfortable and light.

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Spence A  Could a Nikon D800 with 24-70mm 2.8 lens attached fit into this bag?
RAY L  Sorry I don't have an answer.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
kelly g  I did return this sling---it was too small for my use
Shopper  how quickly can i get it in California?
JESSE D  If I remember correctly, I had this in about 5 business days, Ordered it on a Wednesday at a show in Las Vegas, and had it and another item the following Tursday. It shipped from NYC and they provide tracking info so you can follow it accross the country. More importantly, I do a lot of traveling and walking in different types of environments. This bag works extremely well providing easy access to the additional equipment I carry as well as, reducing the stress and strain I had on my back during long days out. Hope this helps.
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