Passport Sling

Passport Sling

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Passport Sling
Freedom for your every move. Protection for your DSLR. Lots of space for your personal gear.

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A photo sling designed for enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee, travel or go out for a walk with their DSLRs.

  • Inventive design offers a stylish profile and freedom of movement while protecting a DLSR kit and plenty of personal gear
  • Expandable compartment increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with cam lock buckle offers a comfortable way to wear sling over shoulder or across body, high or low
  • Removable, padded shoulder pad with non-slip patch provides extra comfort and helps prevent bag from sliding
  • 2 exterior slash pockets and a water bottle pocket offer quick access to personal items; or use pockets for quick lens changes while on the move
  • Fully padded, removable camera box protects a standard DSLR while on the move or when packed for travel; fully collapsible
  • Two interior pockets provide secure storage for personal electronics or other small items
Passport Sling is rated 4.3846 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from took the impact of a three foot fall with no damage to equipment I fell three feet on to a concrete slab with my camera equipment in my Passport Sling Lowepro camera bag. I am happy to say my equipment that was in the bag and my lens which were in the Lowepro padded lens sleeves survived the impact without a scratch! I have also flown with this bag and it folds neatly into a suitcase. I fly with a much larger padded camera suitcase, but when I am out on holiday I do not want to carry such a large bag around all the time. The Passport Sling can hold my camera and three lens in padded sleeves with room for lens hoods easily. The outer pockets are large enough to hold a water bottle as well as maps and such.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to travel camera bag I am a travel blogger so the possibility to be weighed down by devices while trying to capture the world around me is great. I needed a bag that allowed me to pack my map, phone, (laptop sometimes 11" Macbook Pro-which fits without a sleeve) water bottle, snacks, Canon 40D battery charger, lens 28-135mm lens and hood without impeding movement or being too large to pack in my luggage. The passport sling is wonderful! I have tried others, but was dissatisfied. I love that the camera box is collapsible for easy packing, and that their is an exterior area for a water bottle as well as a packet for my phone to be accessible. Their are velcro pockets to secure additional CF cards, and with a expandable zippered area I can even pack my 70-300mm lens in neoprene sleeve.My one wish is that it was about 1-2 inches deeper as sometimes the zipper is stressed with all my gear. If you are looking to be mobile, light and want to be gone all day with minimal gear- this is your ticket!
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect camera bag with something extra The bag perfectly fits my Sony NEX-6 and two additional lenses. I very much my like how the bag allows me to quickly grab my camera and change the lenses, and then 'sling' the bag on my back again to freely take pictures. There is even room for a girolla tripod, without having to expend the bag. It's light and comfortable to wear. While I purchased it as a camera bag, I found the bag to be very practical when traveling in general. The fact that it can be expended to hold much more, is just ideal. The only aspect which I think could be improved is a raincover or making the bag more waterproof.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a Man Purse! :) I'm a long time fan of Lowepro, going back to the '80s with the Magnum 35 bag. I own quite a few, favoring the large AW types like the Commercial and MF. I have lately been wanting a smaller bag for personal photography (as opposed to pro assignments) such as gear testing, light hiking, or day trips. I tried an off-brand fanny pack and it was too small and awkward. When I saw this Passport Sling, I loved it! Just enough room for one DSLR (5D2, no grip) with zoom lens (24-105L), plus either one big lens (100-400L), or two mid size lenses, or a lens + flash, or a lens + P&S camera. You get the idea! Great for restricted gear needs -- keeps things simple and organized. Outside pockets are great for a couple filters and batteries, and a bottle of water. Maybe it is a cross-chest Man Purse, but I don't care. It does what I need in a convenient and comfortable way. :)
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect travel bag My husband and I both loved using this bag on our two week trip to Thailand. We used it as our personal bag while traveling - on the plane, it held our passports, sleeping meds, earplugs, books, chapstick, pens/pencils, cell phones, water bottle, and camera. When we took it to the beach or around town, it carried a water bottle, hotel keys, wallet, sunscreen, camera, and sunglasses. The expandable side zipper is very helpful. My husband loved that it didn't look like a "purse" and was unisex. I loved that it wasn't too bulky. My only wish would be for the inner pockets to change - the long skinny one isn't quite deep enough for pens and pencils, so they hang out the top, and then fall out. I also wish the second inner pocket was the right size for an iPhone. With slightly resized inner pockets, this bag would be more than perfect!
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A relatively compact bag for your gears, comfort AND style I purchased the Passport Sling when I saw the following advantages of its design: 1. Removable camera compartment 2. Extending internal spacing 3. Lots of out-of-bag storage space The removable camera compartment is smart. Not only does it allow you to convert the Passport Sling into a daily, non-camera-hosting bag, it also allows you to place the camera compartment in a different backpack should the need arise. I have gone on a few trips aboard, during which I just keep the compartment with my camera (and a small spare lens - More on this later) in the bottom of the backpack. Another smart design is the zipper that changes the size of the bag. Normally when I use the bag as a street bag, I take out the removable compartment and close the zipper in the front, keeping the bag small enough to not bump into things while large enough to hold my belongings (tablet and point-and-shoot, maybe a thin jacket rolled up). When I go on serious photoshooting trips, I unzip that size-controlling zipper, adding extra space beside the camera compartment for a wind shell or a large lens. Finally, the out-of-bag storage space. There are two thin pockets on the sides and one large pocket at one end of the bag, all accessible without having to zip the bag open. Great for maps, water bottles, keys, etc. Very convenient. The only problem I have is that the pockets are actually not fully sealed from each other, so smaller objects (keys, pens, etc) have a chance of sliding into another pocket, causing small surprises when one is in a rush. Now for the cons. The camera compartment is compact, with one single divider with limited customization. If you use a do-it-all lens with your camera (I started out with Nikon D300s with 18-200 VR), it's not too bad. However, if you have a system of lenses that include a large tele lens (Nikon's 80-200 f2.8D in my case), you won't be able to fit that into the compartment while still having your camera body (with a lens attached --- mine is the 28-70 f2.8) sitting in the compartment. My solution for this is to put a small prime wide lens in compartment along with my camera with lens, and extend the internal space (via the zipper) to fit the tele. Bad news here though. The Passport Sling only offers shock protection on your equipments within the camera compartment, so any equipment (especially lenses) you leave in the bag but outside that padded compartment is under the risk of eating the full shock from any kind of drop or bump. Additionally, if you are one of those photographers who uses your pro DSLR with the battery grip, it won't fit in here with lens attached. If I have to come up with another con, it would have to be that the long side of the bag (that side with the extension zipper) would not conform to your body too well if you have something stuff all the way too the top (again, that rolled up jacket or wind shell). Overall, it is a great bag without much to be desired. Unless you need to carry a full system of camera body and lenses (like me on some photoshooting runs), definitely get this bag for its superior value.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The convenient urban sling bag I purchased the Passport Sling bag about 5 - 6 months ago with the intention of carrying around the basic necessities which include my camera body with lens, an extra lens, a few extra SD cards, and an extra battery for the long run. The bag fits comfortably over the shoulder and gives you an easy access to your camera. The bag has room for extras like a small snack and room for a water bottle in the outside front pocket. The bag overall does what it is was intended for, to carry your camera with an attached lens and some extra things for a day in the city. The only issue I noticed with the bag so far is the inside structure. After owning this bag for about 5 - 6 months I have noticed the inside structure, which in cases the camera with lens and space for an extra lens, is starting to lose it's firmness. This lost of firmness also causes small objects in the larger rear compartment to slide under the removable structure that encases the camera and lens. Other than this issue the bag is practice and convenient for a day walk in the city.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This bag works great The sling bag is an excellent bag has room for my gear and has extra space for other things. When I go away I like this bag because beside holding my DSLR I have room enough for what ever I might for the day and the outside pockets are convenient and handy. I definitely recommend this bag
Date published: 2013-09-17
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Question & Answer

what is the capacity of the passport sling and the passport sling 3

Asked by: CMBo
Hello, Here is what the Passport Sling can hold: - DSLR with attached zoom lens - Extra lens or flash - Memory card - Personal items and the Passport Sling III: - CSC (such as Sony NEX 6 or similar) or compact DSLR (such as Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens) - Extra lens or flash - Tablet - Smartphone - Personal items
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-03-07

How waterproof is the bag?

Asked by: jonjo77
Hello, This bag is not what we would consider "waterproof". If you anticipate being in weather where you may need protection from water, you can take a look at all of our products with an "All Weather Cover": If you need more waterproof protection you can check out our DryZone products:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-06-02

My removeable camera box is no longer functional. Can I buy a replacement?

I have the original Passport Sling. Are other boxes available for it?
Asked by: manatee9
Hello, We unfortunately don't sell just the removable camera compartment. You may want to contact our customer service department and they may be able to help you:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-05-19

Can passport sling fit?

Can a passport sling hold a olympus OM D EM5 with the lens ED12-50mm installed on the body. Also would have space for len ED40-150mm and for personal gear.
Asked by: Rabbit
Hello, Yes, the Passport Sling can hold the gear that you have listed. You can also use our online Bagfinder tool to see all of our recommended fits:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-04-14

Will a Nikon D610 with the Nikkor 24-70 attached fit safely in this bag?

Asked by: Joseph76
Hello, Yes, that camera and lens combination would fit. You can also use our online Bagfinder tool to see all of our recommended fits:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-03-25

Can the passport sling hold a D600 + 70-300 and 2 small lenses such as 24-85?

Asked by: FrancoisKaplan
Hello, No, the gear you listed would be too much for us to consider it a fit in the Passport Sling. You can use our online Bagfinder tool to see all of our recommended fits for all your gear:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-03-17

T3 with std 18-55 + 55-250 lens fit in padded camera box?

Will a T3 with the standard 18-55 lens attached fit in the padded camera box with a 55-250 lens not attached? Or would the 55-250 lens have to go outstide the padded box?
Asked by: FloofyMoose
Hi, The additional 55-250 would be too wide to fit well with your camera and attached lens. You can use our online Bagfinder tool to see all of our recommended fits for your camera configuration:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-05-10

Will this hold a Canon Rebel T3i and a 18-55 lens as well as a 55 - 250 lens?

Asked by: Lisak642
Yes, the Passport Sling will fit the Canon Rebel T3i with the two lenses you mentioned.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-02-07
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • DSLR with attached zoom lens
  • Extra lens or flash
  • Memory card
  • Personal items

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 13 x 16 x 38 cm (5.12 x 6.30 x 14.96 in)

External Dimensions: 14.5 x 44 x 41 cm (5.71 x 17.32 x 16.14 in)

Camera Compartment: 10.5 x 19 x 19 cm (4.13 x 7.48 x 7.48 in)

Weight: 0.5 kg (1.10 lbs)

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