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Mountainsmith Descent Camera Chest Pack


    Mountainsmith Descent Camera Chest Pack

    Access your camera quickly while you're on the go with the Mountainsmith Descent camera chest pack. It comes with its own shoulder harness system for all-day comfort and convenience.

    • $99.95

    Item # 860240

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    • Compatible with a wide array of Mountainsmith camera pack shoulder strap systems (sold separately)—simply unclip the harness to switch it out
    • Movable dividers in the padded main compartment allow custom storage options; yellow-lined interior provides increased visibility to contents
    • Molded back panel and mesh back harness with 4 attachment points offer comfort when carrying against your chest
    • Removable storm cover and 840-denier ballistic nylon reinforcements provide protection and durability
    • Reverse clamshell opening to main compartment makes it easy to access your camera when you're on the move
    • Front accessory pocket with key clip and side mesh pocket accommodate small essentials and a water bottle
    • Hypalon™ lens case attachment system lets you add an optional lens case, not included
    • 450-denier ReDura™ PET polyester body fabric is 100% recycled
    • The Mountainsmith Descent camera chest pack has internal measurements of 14.25 x 10.75 x 5 in.


    Item 860240

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    Mountainsmith Descent Camera Chest Pack Specs
    Best use
    2 lbs.
    High tenacity nylon
    15 x 11.5 x 5.75 inches
    Fits camera type

    Mountainsmith Descent Camera Chest Pack

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    Rated 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat Bag But . . . . Love the bag, but the description here on REI's site is inaccurate; it says "Compatible with a wide array of Mountainsmith camera pack shoulder strap systems (sold separately)—simply unclip the harness to switch it out" which just isn't true. The entire sling strap is sewn on; you're not removing it without a sharp knife. A removable strap is a cool idea, but it's not a feature of the current design. One small reservation about the bag: the pocket will hold an iPad mini; if Mountainsmith had made it about a 1/4 inch bigger, I could get an iPad Air in. Hmmm.
    Date published: 2014-01-14
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromWow. (Almost) perfect. I recently bought a new lens for my Canon 50d, and needed a new, larger camera bag. Looking around, there a so many options. After watching the reviews on Mountainsmith's website and how Andy Mann designed the packs features and really loves this bag, I really wanted to check it out. Luckily, they had it at my local store. Things I love about this bag: 1) It's easy to access all my gear by just swinging it under my right armpit, positioning it on my chest, a quick unzip, and ready to go. It's so easy. No taking off a backpack or fumbling with a zipper that's hard to reach. It's PERFECTLY positioned for easy access. Not only is it quick, but it's efficient and comfortable. 2) Great construction. There's no faulting this pack's construction. It feels bombproof and looks great. Nice touches, like a carry handle on all sides, the rain cover, and the second strap that locks the pack on for a tighter fit are all nice touches. 3) It's really comfortable. I wore it for several hours on a hike last weekend, and no complaints about comfort. Sure it's not as good as a backpack for distributing the load, but that's not why you buy this bag... 4) It's roomy inside. I fit my Canon 50d with Sigma 18-35mm (bulky lens) attached, two other standard sized lenses, several batteries, charger, card reader, etc. It all fits with plenty of room to spare. I could easily fit another large lens or maybe two smaller lenses in here, provided you moved the dividers around or got some more to put in. Things I don't like about this pack. 1) There's no tripod attachment! I know it's a small bag to carry a tripod on, but even so, it would be nice. I have a small travel tripod that weighs 3 or 4 pounds, it would be nice to have a secure place to attach it. Similar packs from Lowepro have a tripod attachment, although I'm not sure how the pack handles with it attached. There IS a small loop where you attach a second lens pack to this pack, and I tried sliding a tripod leg through there. It held reasonably well, but it was a little awkward to carry. It would work in a pinch, but made it uncomfortable to carry. 2) The dividers inside are fairly fixed. You can move them, but they are sized such that they are fairly hard to exchange, otherwise they won't fit in the pack correctly. I found a layout that works for me, but some extra dividers, especially in smaller sizes would be appreciated. Overall, this bag is almost exactly what I was looking for. The price is right, it carries my gear like a champ, and it's built to last. There are a few small negatives, but I wouldn't hold them against it too much. The lack of a tripod attachment point isn't a huge deal, not enough to rank at 4 stars, and the dividers aren't that much of a negative. I would highly recommend this bag.
    Date published: 2014-01-17

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