Paxispax is a bag with a pouch that goes from back to front

May 3, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Paxispax is a bag with a pouch that goes from back to front

May 3, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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There is quite a debate going in the photographic community, which one is more comfy: back packs or shoulder bags. This has been going on every since I can remember and talking strictly from a functional perspective I can see pluses and minuses for both. (if you base your decision on style, which is perfectly ok, then this will not matter to you).

Shoulder bags have the benefit of easy access to your gear, while backpacks are easy to carry around. But what if you could have both. Paxis has a nice nifty bag that does some which is as close as it gets.

Paxis bags are backpakcs built in two parts. The top part is similar to any other top part you would expect from a backpack. It is the bottom part that is most interesting.

The bottom part is a small pouch which is usually tacked in just under the top part, making this an ordinary bag. But, it can also swivel forward via a mechanical arm to create a small drawer or sorts that is just right in front of you. I think that a photo will illustrate that best:

this one has more to do with fishing, but you get the point
this one has more to do with fishing, but you get the point

Here is an top view of the same procedure:

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This is not the first bag to offer a moving bottom compartment, both mindshift gear and Thinktank photo have a rotation line, but both have it as kind of a separate pouch, rather than an integral part of the bag.

The full bag is 18’’ x 12’’ x 7’’ and the small movable pouch is 11’’ W x 4’’ H x 5.5’’ D. The small pouch supports up to 5 lbs, which is not enough to for a D1 with a 80-200, but will accommodate smaller cameras.

I can see how small camera owners who go on field trips will love this one.

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6 responses to “Paxispax is a bag with a pouch that goes from back to front”

  1. Dick Durham Avatar
    Dick Durham

    ‘There is quite a debate going in the photographic community, which one is more comfy: back packs or shoulder bags.’

    No there isn’t. What utter rubbish. Where is this debate happening?I’ve been a pro photographer for 15 years and never once heard this discussion.

    This isn’t a debate or discussion, it’s a simple personal choice dictated by circumstance and the amount of equipment you need to carry on any particular job.

  2. Michal Rosa Avatar
    Michal Rosa

    One of those gadgets that looks absolutely amazing when you see it for the first time but utterly fails in practice.

  3. Jarret O'Shea Avatar
    Jarret O’Shea

    Looks a lot like the MindShift Rotation line, functionally, though I imagine the metal bar/hinge allows them to avoid patent infringement.

  4. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
    TheInconvenientRuth

    My husband said: “That looks useful, I should get one..” I said: “You can’t… There’s 15kg of beerbelly blocking the mechanism….” Muhhahahaaaaa

  5. Wojciech Owczarek Avatar
    Wojciech Owczarek

    Umm… Mindshift Gear Rotation series? OK, so this has a rigid hinge, so no patent issues :)

  6. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    For those of us that need to pay close attention to our weight restrictions (travel, etc), I would question if the Mindshift Rotatiin series is a better choice than this metal swing arm.