THE REVIEW 1/2
I’ve been making movie/video for the last 8 years! The ultimate challenge for me was to get a backpack that will allows me to get very fast to my camera to capture the moments (especially documentary shooting style).
I used different types of backpack from different brands, but I was always complaining about the non-practical part of the backpacks!
Two years ago I started a documentary project about my way of traveling which is Traveling by Hitchhiking and without any money (you can check my YouTube channel for more infos)So the idea of this documentary is to tell the story of this human adventure.
The Idea is to travel with a small backpack, where I can store all my gear and some of my everyday clothes like a jacket some T-shirt and a toothbrush… all this need to be easy to access especially the camera! 2 months ago I hooked up with Think tank photo, and they send me something that since now is changing my way of traveling and making movies!
So I took this backpack with me on a movie shooting in the Ivory coast to test it out !
So this my review of the MindShift Rotation 180 Horizon 34L.
The reason why I chose this backpack, it’s for his innovative system of the Rotation 180!
To make it simple, with this backpack, you can access to your gear in 5s! You don’t need to put the backpack on the ground or take off from your back!
The 180 degree rotation of the belt pack allows to get your gear in front of you (like a fanny pack style). It’s perfect; totally safe (you need to practice to get it right)
In the The belt pack, I store my Sony a7iii with the Sony 24-105+Canon 50mm with an adapter+filters+5sony’s batteries.
For me it’s enough for what I was making (run and gun setup style) !
For the top half of the bag I stored all my cloths, my huge 15’ macbook (you need to force to get it in).
You got 3 other more pockets ! I used them to store all my other filmmaker gears, like my zoom, power bank, hard drives, cables, a book, sunglass and my favorite flip flops :)
There is a lot of space in this backpack, I was very surprise to see that all my gear fit perfectly into it.
(See the next post to read more)