Also accessible when the PhotoCross 13 is rotated from back to front is the backpack’s front panel which unzips to reveal a convenient space for books, notepads, snacks, or packable clothing; plus a slip pocket for a smartphone or tablet computer up to 7.9″ in size. Like the camera compartment zipper, the front panel zipper includes a large, T-shaped pull that can be easily gripped even in wet or cold weather conditions.
In addition to being worn as a backpack, the PhotoCross 13 can be carried using its built-in top handle or its built-in side handle. For an enhanced fit, a removable waist belt is included. The waist belt serves to transfer weight from the shoulders to the hips for additional comfort, while a sternum strap further limits unintentional shifting around the wearer when traveling over rough or uneven terrain. The shoulder straps and waist belt feature a resilient, breathable 3D mesh padding which cushions the wearer with an elevated structure that optimizes air circulation, minimizing perspiration in warm and hot environments. There is a large stretchable side pocket that can hold a 1L water bottle, which can be secured using the cord lock on the pocket rim.