MindShift Gear SidePath Backpack – Colin Morris v. ice-cream & Storm Doris

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Colin Morris v. ice-cream & Storm Doris

Colin Morris imagex SidePath 2 (1)

Colin Morris is part of a great team working at one of our specialist retailers imagex in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Colin has many years of photographic retail knowledge and experience.  Not forgetting he’s a talented photographer too.

Colin has seen and tested many bags over the years and so we asked him what he thought of the MindShift Gear SidePath.

Before that though, have a sneak peak of some of his work..




So what did Colin think of the MindShift Gear SidePath bag…

“When using a camera bag, I tend to stuff a bit more into it than I probably should. For me I like to pack my camera, 3 or so lenses, some lunch, a jumper and some waterproofs.

The MindShift Gear SidePath bag allows me to fit all of my camera gear inside and I have the added security of knowing that no-one can open the rear-zipper section for my camera when the bag is on my back. The bag feels comfortable on my back and is no problem at all to carry on a day out.

I have used the bag in awful weather and it’s never let me down. I also managed to buy a tub of ice cream and forgot to take it out of the bag, meaning it melted inside my bag, with all of my gear inside. Luckily my gear is weather sealed, but even the bag came out looking brand new after a quick spin in the washing machine.

As a summer day pack the bag is superb, but when I want to pack a little extra warmth in the winter the bag could’ve perhaps been a little bigger”

Colin uses Olympus and he packed:

  • Olympus E-M1 II
  • Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens
  • Olympus 40-150mm f4.5-5.6
  • Olympus 9mm Fisheye
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 50mm f1.8


Colin Morris imagex SidePath 3 (1)


MindShift Gear SidePath versus Storm Doris…

I was recently asked to take some photos for a local garden centre. So the night before I charged up all my gear, checked it over and bundled it all nicely into my SidePath bag.
I arrived at the garden centre, had a cup of tea and got to work. As luck would have it, the infamous storm Doris decided to show up just after I started. Stormy skies do make for some great photos, but not when I can’t stand up. The trees at the garden centre were blowing over and the plants were coming out of their pots. Everything had gone to pot (if you’ll pardon the pun). One thing that worked without fail was my MindShift bag! Not a single drop of rain got inside the bag. A job well done.

SidePath bag = 1  :  Storm Doris = 0

Colin Morris Imagex Garden Centre (1).JPG

For more information about the MindShift Gear SidePath backpack, click here.


If you’d like to meet Colin you’ll find him at imagex. Where you can also find stock of MindShift Gear bags and accessories.

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Bicester Camera Club

imagex sponsors The Bicester Camera Club

For more information visit their website http://www.bicestercamera.club/ 

You can also find Colin on…

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