Chrome Niko 3.0 Camera Sling review

A versatile sling for mirrorless and APS-C DSLR cameras with easy access, added security and plenty of room for accessories

Chrome Niko 3.0 Camera Sling
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Able to take a full-frame DSLR, though more comfortably mirrorless and APS-C DSLR gear, the Niko Camera Sling 3.0 acts as both an easy-access sling and a secure backpack-style bag. The latter is down to a handy body strap, with undercarriage tripod straps and plenty of secure pockets for accessories extending its appeal beyond street photographers.


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    Easy access to gear

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    Lots of pockets

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    Secure body strap


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    No rain cover

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    No room for a tablet

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    Metal buckle is annoying

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    Full-frame DSLR gear is a squeeze

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What kind of photographer are you? There’s a giveaway in how you transport your camera – one of the best camera backpacks or one of the best camera sling bags. The Niko 3.0 Camera Sling is firmly in the latter camp, with a cross-body sling design that attempts to fuse the comfort of a backpack with the convenience of a shoulder bag. 

A nine-litre bag aimed at urban photographers on the move, the Niko 3.0 Camera Sling has enough nice design flourishes and practical features to make Chrome’s first attempt at a sling worth investigating.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.