The new MindShift Gear SidePath is their smallest backpack with exterior dimensions: 10.6” W x 19” H x 5.9” D, perfect for a day trip when you need something compact and light. At 1.6 lbs and a 14 liter capacity, it’s my favorite bag when I just need to take my Canon XC15 with a Rode VideoMic Pro, GoPro Hero 5 Black and Evo Pro gimbal, a jacket, water bottle and monopod.
A rear camera compartment measures 9.1” W x 6.7” H x 5.5” D which holds a mirrorless camera or dslr and 1 to 2 lenses. The main compartment fits a 10” tablet or 1.5L hydration reservoir (reservoir not included), as well as plenty of space for a jacket, extra layers, and other supplies. You can also unzip the camera compartment from the inside when you need a regular backpack and need more space for non camera gear.
It’s made of the same great materials as the rest of MindShift Gear’s bags, high quality YKK zippers, and 420D high-density nylon with reinforced stress points, also includes a rain cover. The two oversized stretch water bottle pockets are so convenient to fit a water bottle on one side, and a tripod or monopod on the other. I really love these pockets and sometimes even use them to store my jacket rolled up and umbrella if I need more space inside for clothes for a weekend trip.
The SidePath is quickly becoming one of my favorite bags, especially as I completely embrace minimalist travel. The small size and simplistic design, make it an easy decision to take out for a quick hike or even a short trip when I’m not looking to take every camera that I own with me. It’s my perfect overnight bag when I don’t need to bring my Macbook, just my iPad mini, some clothes and a camera.