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Jerry Dodrill

Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 12, 2014 - 02:32pm PT
Hey guys,
Over the past couple years I've been working with a new photo pack company, MindShift Gear to develop some innovative solutions for carrying camera gear in the outdoors. We launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign for our Rotation180 Pro backpack, which has now been nominated as a finalist for an award from the design site We'd really like to win this award and would appreciate your help! If you have a few spare seconds, pop over to the site, scroll down, and click the button to select us as your first choice!

Here's the link:

Thanks in advance!

this just in

north fork
Feb 12, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
Looks good Jerry, got my vote.

Feb 12, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
Just voted. If it keeps you psyched on taking those awesome photos that you do I'm all for it. Seems like an awesome pack too!

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Feb 12, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
Glad to help (I've seen this sucker in action - on Jerry - and it's pretty cool).
Jerry Dodrill

Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
You guys are great! Thanks!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Feb 12, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
2 points from Q-ball!

Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Feb 12, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
You got two points from me.

Nikon? Cannon is the best!



Trad climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
Voted, and will post to my ClimbAddict FB page as next update later today.
Jerry Dodrill

Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 03:25pm PT

Moosedrool, it does hold Canon gear as well. ;-)

Feb 12, 2014 - 03:32pm PT

Jerry - I'm looking for a new pack so this is good timing. I'm looking for something for day hiking, generally east side of the Sierra, Death Valley, etc. My camera gear is a D800e with 24 - 70 mounted, and then carry my 14 - 24, and 70 - 200, sometimes my 105 micro, all 2.8, a few filters, plus tripod. Then I need a rain jacket, water, snacks, and other odds and ends for day hiking. These are day hikes when the purpose is photography.

Will this pack do it?
Jerry Dodrill

Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 03:50pm PT
Hi Don. Yes, this is the pack for those pro lenses. I recommend getting the R180 Pro and the Lens Switch case. The D800, 24-70, 14-24, and 105 will all fit in the belt pack, no problem. Put the 70-200 in the case and place it in the upper compartment where you have plenty of room for all your other gear plus a big reservoir on the side. I've been stuffing it like this, with a set of draws, a gri-gri, one ascender, light harness and shoes for a day of sport climbing and shooting. The rope straps over the top. It carry's very comfortably and you can just take the belt pack by itself if you want to zip up the rope to shoot.

For light weight endeavors the new Panorama pack is really sweet. It doesn't hold as much extra cargo, but will just fit the D800 with an L bracket, and 1-2 lenses in the belt pack. The Nikon 24-70 is a big lens and with the lens cap and UV filter may fit better horizontally in the belt pack. (Canon 24-70 is smaller and fits better). This pack is lighter and a great solution for light photo excursions, mountain biking, and car to car peak bagging outings. I've been putting my D800 in there with 24-85mm and 18-35 or 70-300mm lenses, which are lighter and more compact than the 14-24/24-70 lenses. Of course you can put extra gear including the 70-200 up top.

Also, check out the Filter Hive, which will organize your filter junk-show.

Hope this helps.

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Nice design, looks like a great upgrade from my LowePro Flipside!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Feb 12, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
Just voted, good luck Jerry!

Boulder climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
Done, and thanks for the gear, still the best camera pack out there. . .df

Somewhere out there
Feb 12, 2014 - 06:27pm PT

Good luck

Sport climber
Made in California
Feb 12, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
2 Points for you, sir!

(Great design, by the way... and SUPER easy to Vote!)

Good luck!

Social climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
hey there say, jerry, i will try the dial up vote, here... see if i can...

good luck, and any pack with DIVIDERS sure helps, no matter WHAT one needs it for... :)

Sport climber
Made in California
Feb 12, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
VOTE (takes 2 seconds) and BUMP!

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Feb 12, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
ok, voted.
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Feb 12, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
Done, good luck Jerry!
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