Incase Sling Pack GoPro camera bag review
As a travel video blogger and all around camera gear hound, I have found it necessary to acquire camera bags for specific needs. For example, I have a camera bag roller that keeps a large amount of gear safe and secure when traveling by air. I have a bag that allows me to carry my 17″ MacBook Pro, DSLR, along with several lenses and other accessories. Then, I have a bag specific for my aerial quad-copter drone and all the applicable gear that goes with it. And now, I have an action bag very well suited for carrying my GoPro’s and gear specific for an action shoot…the INCASE Sling Pack.
INCASE has an extensive line of bags, case and protective gear. As a matter of fact, I have several of their products to protect my Apple electronics—from a case for my iPad and iPhone, to a protective sleeve for my MacBook. While the Sling Pack is made specifically for GoPro, you could certainly use it for carrying around other sport/action cameras/gear, however you wouldn’t be able to take advantage of all the accessories available that are GoPro specific. For example, there are cases and covers that are molded to fit the GoPro 3, 3+ and 4.
As the name indicates, the Sling Pack does just that, it allows you to simply sling the bag from back to front with ease in order to quickly obtain the gear you need without having to take the bag off. One thing I noticed however is that you are only able to sling the bag over the left shoulder (when wearing around the torso), which was fine for me, but some people (maybe lefty’s) may prefer it over their right shoulder. I think it would have been nice if there were a way to make the bag universal so that users could sling over either shoulder depending on preference. Again, this was not an issue for me, simply an observation…and, a consideration for those interested in purchasing the Sling Pack.
The Sling Pack is very compact and extremely comfortable to wear. There is a top compartment where you could stow a small DSLR or other type of camera/camcorder. The main compartment has two rubber molded sections to carry two GoPros within their waterproof housing. Below that is a larger area where you can insert see-through accessory cases in order to keep everything labeled and organized. (Note: the Sling Pack comes with one, but will fit up to four. Extra see-through organizers are sold for $19.95 each). On the sides of the bag you’ll find two more pockets…one opens to the main chamber, while the other is an area for storing memory cards/sticks, cables, batteries, clamps and other small GoPro accessories. Also on each side are two sets of straps, one designed specifically for a compact tripod. I typically bring my Joby Gorilla pod with me. The other side could be used for perhaps a stabilizing gimbal, such at the G4 by Feiyu Tech, or even a selfie pole. This bag also has a compartment to easily stow a full side iPad, which is awesome when using the wi-fi feature and/or operating multiple GoPros at the same time.
INCASE GoPro Sling Pack Features:
- Fits multiple GoPro and/or action cameras along with additional accessories.
- Expandable with upgraded storage accessories.
- Made with very durable 1680D ballistic nylon, along with 600D poly non PVC
- There is an interior compartment to stow a full size iPad.
- The sling allows quick access to camera and gear without removing the pack.
- There are multiple pockets for small accessories.
- Padded ergonomic shoulder strap with adjustable quick release buckle.
- Custom molded back panel for comfort.
- Adjustable tripod carry straps and drop down pocket to help keep secure.
- Sturdy carry handle at the top of the bag.
- Tensaerlite ® Canister included, fits two GoPro Hero cameras.
Bottom Line: The INCASE Sling Pack is a very rugged and comfortable bag with thoughtful and thorough design. There is plenty of storage, which is quite impressive given its compact design. Retail price is $149, but you could easily spend that and more on accessories. If you’re looking for a good quality GoPro camera bag, I don’t think you can go wrong with the INCASE Sling Pack.
If you have the INCASE GoPro Sling Pack, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts. If you have any questions about the Sling Pack, leave them below as well and I’ll be happy to answer them.