Right now I have two bags, a little Lowepro ex 120 shoulder, and a Lowepro photo classic 300 aw. The 120 is good for a body and 2 small/medium sized lenses. I use it as a caring case, for when I go to visit family and friends and might have the opportunity to take some shots. It's slightly awkward to get in & out of, so I just empty it's contents into pockets and leave it behind when actually shooting. The 300 has enough space for anything I might ever buy, and is what I use when i'm going out for a dedicated shooting session. I like it a lot, but its a backpack, and like any backpack you have to take it off and sit it down to access your gear. Thus, I've been looking for something to fill the niche between minimalist, & everything but the kitchen sink. To sum up what I'm looking for, I want: space for a body, 4 or 5 lenses, a tripod/mono-pod, and a handful of accessories like extra batteries, cards, & filters. a semi-rigid bag with dividers to protect my gear. access to everything quickly without having to take the bag off. So basically I'm looking for a sling, but I'm finding it really hard to meet the last two criteria. It seems most slings are either backpacks with a side pocket that less you access "some" of your gear quickly, or a wide open bag that offers no protection or organization. The best thing I've found so far is the Mountainsmith Descent, but even it would require some jury rigging to hold a tripod. Can you guys recommend anything else, or is this my best bet?