Despite being quite unassuming, the sling has a couple of surprises up its sleeve. First of all, there are plenty of carrying modes:
1. You can wear it standard sling-style across the body
2. The top grab handle and compact size makes it totally doable to carry as a tiny briefcase
3. By reattaching the shoulder strap to stowable “wings” you can carry it as an oversized waist pack
4. You can go crazy and remove the shoulder strap and use this sling as an oversized camera cube inside your bigger carry solution.
As with every camera bag on the market, inside the sling you will find two foldable Velcro dividers that allow you to customize the separation of the main compartment. I also appreciated a small but thoughtful touch of adding a tiny pocket in each of the dividers, great for storing lens covers, a battery, a memory card, etc.
A simple but very appreciated feature is the addition of a high-visibility liner (black X-Pac units have a bright orange liner, white X-Pac features a blue liner, and the standard Nylon version has a gray liner).
The sling strap can be used as a camera strap thanks to two included proprietary Hypalon attachments.
Despite its modest size, the Pro Camera Sling has two mesh water bottle pockets on the outside. I tried using them with a 0.5L bottle and was not a fan. It shifts the bag’s center of gravity and made the bag slide constantly from the back to my side which was annoying. I found these pockets to be more adequate for storing small flat objects such as a power bank, phone, or an extra battery.
Four compression straps (two on the bottom and one on each side) felt overkill considering the rigid shape of the bag, which stays the same whether the sling is empty or filled to the gills. Since I was not a fan of carrying water bottles on the outside, the side compression straps (handy to secure the bottle) were a waste and I would personally remove them.
The two bottom straps are meant to store a tripod or a jacket but were not used much, mainly due to the shoulder strap being not very comfortable.