Mountainsmith Swift FX Review
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As a person who likes to take photos with a digital SLR and a smaller point and shoot, having a camera bag that can carry both cameras without a lot of extra bulk is important. There are certain situations where my smaller point and shoot camera will do the trick and I don’t need my larger SLR out. In this scenario, I like to be able to have a secure place to stash my larger camera. The Mountainsmith camera bag has a larger compartment to stash a camera and lens, and a smaller section to store other small items.
On each side of the main compartment, there is a outer mesh pocket to store items you don’t want close to your more expensive gear. Here I like to place my water and other food items. There is a separate outside pocket with a hard protective shell like outer. This is a good place to store your smaller point and shoot. In this compartment, there are two smaller zippered pockets that are color coded. This is good for storing different memory cards and being able to remember what cards are which, or different batteries with different power levels. The hip belt for the Mountainsmith Swift FX has one side pocket which is also big enough to store a smaller point and shoot, cell phone, or a set of keys.
For the eco conscious shopper, it is worth noting that the Mountainsmith Swift FX has a nice green story. The fabric used in the Swift FX is made from 100% ReForgeT PET fabric and polyester features.
As for performance, I found the Mountainsmith Swift FX to fit snug along the small of my back. And since it has adjustable straps, it can accommodate different size waists.
The Swift FX is new for 2012, and has an MSRP of $75. For more information on the Swift FX and other Mountain Smith products, visit wwww.mountainsmith.com or www.amazon.com/mountainsmith.
Thanks for the review. In the future it would be helpful if you could post pictures of your gear in the bag for reference.