MindShift Gear to Release rotation180° Panorama Rotating Backpack

MindShift Gear announced that in January 2014 it will release the world’s first rotating day hiker backpack, the rotation180° Panorama.  Designed for hikers who carry cameras, binoculars, GPS devices, nature identification books, maps, iPads, and more, the rotation180° Panorama’s beltpack rotates to the front for quick gear access and without first having to take off the backpack or even stop hiking.  Detailed information can be found at http://www.mindshiftgear.com/products/rotation180-panorama.

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“We want to create a mind shift in the way that people think about hiking and their interaction with nature,” said MindShift Gear’s founder and president Doug Murdoch.  “The rotation180° Panorama was designed for any lover of the out-of-doors who has ever been frustrated that they’ve had to take off their pack to access something.  With this new rotating backpack, whatever they value they can rotate to the front of their body.  Like the advent of hydration reservoirs, which allowed quick access to fluids, our rotating technology has the potential to increase their enjoyment and experience of being outdoors.”

Lightweight at under three pounds, the rotation180° Panorama backpack will be available in two colors, Charcoal and Tahoe Blue.  It will feature two tripod carrying options and an extra-large dedicated 100 oz./3 ltr capacity hydration reservoir pocket.  It will have additional room for a jacket, hat, gloves, lunch, and more.  The removable beltpack can be worn separately for shorter outings.  The breathable padded airflow harness with daisy chain includes an adjustable sternum strap and load lifters.  And, at its design core, it has a pre-curved back panel with single aluminum stay for pack stability.

Available for sale separately will be accessories that enhance the backpack’s functionality.  These include the Lens Switch Case that attaches to the beltpack, the Tripod Suspension Kit, the Panorama Photo Insert for extra carrying capacity for photo gear, and the Panorama Raincover specifically tailored to function with the rotation 180 technology.

MATERIALS

Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with a durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance, YKK® zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high density nylon, 210D velocity nylon, Ultra-Stretch fabric, 350G airmesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 200D polyester lining, belly-o mesh pockets, closed-cell antilon foam, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

SPECIFICATIONS

Backpack

External Dimensions:  9.8” x 19.7” x 8.3” (25 x 50 x 21 cm)
 (W x H x L)

Beltpack               

Internal Dimensions   9.8” x 8.2” x 5.1” (25 x 21 x 13 cm)
 (W x H x L)

External Dimensions   9.4” x 7.5” x 4.7” (24 x 19 x 12 cm) (W x H x L)

Total Volume (Backpack and Beltpack):  26 Litres

Backpack Weight:   2.0 lbs  (0.9 kg)

Beltpack Weight:   0.9 lbs (0.4kg)

Total Weight:    2.9 lbs  (1.3 kg)

About Us

MindShift Gear (www.mindshiftgear.com)  is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources.   Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, MindShift is dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Their slogan, “Engage with nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment.

Great Idea – MindShift Gear’s Contact Sheet Protects Valuable Photography Gear While Shooting Outdoors

MindShift Gear (the outdoor photography bag spin-off company of Think Tank Photo) announces the release of its multi-purpose Contact Sheet.   Designed for photographers who work in wet or dirty environments and who need a clean, dry work area, this 3.5’ x 5’ ultralight, waterproof ground tarp provides a barrier from the elements.  The 3.5’x5’ Contact Sheet stuffs into a mesh pouch for easy transportation and storage.

Contact Sheet
The Contact Sheet solves one of nature and outdoor photographers’ biggest headaches, which is how to create a safe work area when operating remotely in the out-of-doors.  Made of a mixture of 30D Ripstop PU and Nylon mesh, it can easily be spread out and valuable electronics gear laid on it safe in the knowledge that it is protected from the elements.

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Specifications

Tarp:  5′ X 3.5′ (152cm X 107cm)

Stuff Sack:  7″ x 4.5″ x 2″ (17.2cm x 11.43cm x 5cm)

Weight:  5 ounces (142 grams)

MindShift Gear (www.mindshiftgear.com) is a group of professional photographers and designers committed to conservation of our natural resources and global environment. Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, MindShift is dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Their slogan, “Engage with nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment.

Current offers from Think Tank Photo

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Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just made three announcements that I thought would interest you.

·         Free Shipping!  Yes, they’ve made it official that on all orders of $75 or more placed with Think Tank you will receive free shipping.  In addition, because you are my friend, when you click on this link you will also receive a free gift with your order!

·         $50 Rebate on the Airport 4-Sight rolling camera bagThe Airport 4-Sight, Think Tank’s first four-wheeled roller, was released to popular acclaim.  Between now and the end of April 2013, when you order one of these popular rollers you will receive $50 back!  With the Airport 4-Sight Think Tank set out to design a more ergonomic roller to reduce fatigue and strain on traveling photographers. The result is the first four wheel roller designed specifically for photographers. It meets International airline carry-on standards. Weight has been dramatically reduced through innovative bag design and a strict focus on features that photographers identify as most beneficial. A lockable zipper provides security.

·         Lucky 13!  With this promotion, which runs through the end of April, every other day Think Tank will randomly pull the name of one lucky person who will win an Airport 4-Sight, a Sling-O-Matic 20, and a Change-Up multifunction belt pack.  And that’s not all, in each prize package Think Tank will be including additional surprise gifts.

 

GalleryPouch Discount Code Lets You More Cheaply Protect Your Art

The GalleryPouch, a product for protecting everything from lenses to large framed art works and works on canvas, just reached a milestone of 12,000 bags sold and shipped. They are also great to use as a mat for cushioning/protecting knees/pants/elbows, etc., or as a shoot-through diffuser when out photographing nature or people.

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There’s an article on my friend, Andrew Darlow’s blog.

The coupon code is “GPSALE”

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New Products from Think Tank Photo

Our Friends at Think Tank Photo just announced that their line-up of new gear went live on their website this morning.  The new products include:

·         Airport 4-Sight – Think Tank’s first four-wheel  roller

·         Retrospective 7 – This new addition to this popular shoulder bag line is designed to hold an iPad.

·         SD Pixel Pocket Rocket – Handy wallet for carrying your SD cards.

·         Strobe Gel Wallet – Keep your gels easily organized.

·         DSLR Battery Holder 4 – Holds four DSLR batteries.

·         DSLR Battery Holder 2 – Holds two DSLR Batteries.

And don’t forget that should you order one of Think Tank’s Airport rolling camera bags during the month of May you’ll receive an Artificial Intelligence laptop bag free.

FREE GIFT REMINDER:   As a friend, you receive a free gift with all orders from Think Tank of $50 or more.  To participate in this free gift offer, click on the link below and explore their website.  At checkout you will be asked which item you would like to receive for free.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=AP-314 

New Think Tank Photo Bags

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced new additions to its best-selling Retrospective shoulder bag line.

The Retrospective® 7, scheduled for release in May, is designed for standard DSLR systems.  Its classic design along with modern improvements create the perfect shooter’s bag.  This lightweight shoulder bag comes in fabrics that offer a sense of “retro” style that appeals to many.  A rear pocket has been designed to hold an iPad or an 11” MacBook Air.

Retrospective® 7 features include:

  • iPad/MacBook pocket
  • cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort.
  • Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation.
  • Organizational and zippered pockets for accessories.
  • Removable divider set for custom layouts.
  • Convenient carrying handle for grab and go.
  • Seam sealed rain cover.
  • Expandable front pocket for DSLR body or accessories.
  • Business card slot under the front flap for identification.
  • High quality YKK zippers.

Along with the current fabric option of black polyspun or Pinestone canvas, Think Tank is introducing a new canvas color to the Retrospective line: Slate Blue.

In addition, in May ThinkTank will release its Retrospective® 5, Retrospective® 7, Retrospective® 10, Retrospective® 20, and Retrospective® 30 in a new color, Blue-Slate.

Here’s a link to a special landing page to signup to be notified when they are available for order.