Rotation 180º Professional

Belt Pack Keeps You Moving

The Rotation 180º Professional backpack—the first product from MindShift Gear (a company launched by the creators of Think Tank Photo) is a quick-release rotating belt pack that allows you to access your gear without having to stop, remove, or set the backpack down. It's built from abrasion- and weather-resistant 210D green-and-black ripstop, and includes tough-as-nails YKK RC Fuse zippers on the main openings. Incorporating quality, innovative design, attention to detail, and high-end components, this pack was designed for outdoor photographers by outdoor photographers.

To release the belt pack, you simply reach behind, engage the Fidlock magnetic buckle, and the spring-loaded door flap pops up. Now, just rotate the pack to the front and, in seconds, you have access to its contents. (For lighter loads, the belt pack, with its own additional rain cover, can be worn separately.) To access the rear-entry panel on the additional equipment compartment, just release the sternum and shoulder straps, and you can rotate the entire backpack.

The Rotation 180º Professional accommodates a variety of equipment configurations, from a pro dSLR with 70-200mm lens attached, to a pro dSLR with two lenses and accessories—up to five lens, when the camera is worn on a neck strap. Optional accessories include an insert to allow you to carry more equipment in the backpack's upper compartment, a detachable top-lid pocket, a unique tripod system, modular lens case, additional gear-attachment straps, and more.

Design considerations, such as unencumbered access when the backpack's rain cover is deployed; an expandable pocket (for a jacket); five outer pockets; a pocket for an optional 3-qt hydration bladder; and four ways to carry a tripod are all sure to make the Rotation 180º Professional a big hit.

Company: MindShift Gear
Price: $389.99
Rating: 5
Hot:  Innovative design; superior build quality; custom configurations