Hex Ranger DSLR Sling review

The Hex Ranger DSLR Sling is a compact and versatile daily carry bag that fits an extra lens and plenty of accessories

Hex Ranger DSLR Sling
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Hex Ranger is ideal for taking a compact set-up out and about. There are some limitations, not least an inability to comfortably hold a full-frame DSLR and/or wide-angle or long lenses. However, if you stick to a crop sensor DSLR – or any mirrorless camera – it’s possible to cram the versatile Hex Ranger with an extra lens, a tablet, a smartphone, and more than enough accessories for a day out. Add a rain cover, compressions straps for securing a tripod, and some useful faux fur-lined pockets, and here’s a versatile and customisable shoulder sling bag ideal for any compact photography and/or vlogging set-up.


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    Customisable interior

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    Easy to access

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    Fits camera, lens and accessories

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    Faux fur-lined pockets


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    Doesn’t fit a full-frame DSLR

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    Tight 10-inch tablet sleeve

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    Modest padding on shoulder strap

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    High price

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The Hex Ranger DSLR Sling bag definitely fills a gap. Sometimes a camera backpack is just too cumbersome. Sure, you can always cram more into a backpack than you can a sling – including the camera-plus-lens Hex Ranger – but you may need a photography bag that’s as much about accessibility. 

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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 www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, 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.