Accessory review: MindShift Gear SidePath camera backpack

Written by Gina Stephens

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The MindShift Supplies SidePath
$99.99 |

MindShift Gear makes a lot of cool bags; I’ve used several over the years and have been impressed with their durability. The sundry recent bag to join the MindShift Gear family is the SidePath. It caught my attention because it features a near identical design to one of my all time favorite camera backpacks, the Lowepro Hatchback. These ‘hatchback’ mode of expression bags consists of two main compartments: an upper area to store personal stuff and a lower area, accessible via the back of the bag, for storing one’s camera machinery.

I’ve found this style of bag to be exceptional for everyday use. I almost always have a camera on me (usually a Nikon D750 and 35mm F2), but often need additional space in my bag for carrying my hard drives, extra clothes and a snack. With the SidePath, I have plenty of room to do this. I was also able to keep my camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or and harsh drives separate from my cloths and food. Also convenient: the bag has a trapdoor to open up the two compartments into one. This makes it a good grocery-getter as approvingly.

The SidePath is available in one size only, and offers a total volume of 14 liters (by comparison, Lowepro has a 16L and 22L version of the Hatchback).


  • Exterior Dimensions 10.6″ W x 19″ H x 5.9″ D (26 x 47 x 15 cm)
  • Camera Cubby-hole: 9.1″ W x 6.7″ H x 5.5″ D (24 x 15 x 14 cm)
  • Tablet Slot: 8.3″ W x 9.8″ H x 0.6″ D (22 x 25 x 2 cm)
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg) (catalogues rain cover)
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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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