MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Backpack (Charcoal)

MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Backpack (Charcoal)

MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Backpack (Charcoal)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds DSLR, 4 to 6 Lenses, and Flash
  • Fits Laptop up to 15" & Tablet up to 10"
  • Large Rear Compartment for Camera Gear
  • Waist Belt for Quick Tabletop Access
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Front Pocket for Laptop, Tablets, etc.
  • Dual Side Pockets with Cinch Straps
  • Small Top Pocket for Accessories
  • Handle & Shoulder Harness with Connector
  • Front and Side Tripod Attachment
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Color: Charcoal

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Volume: 26L

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MindShift Gear Backlight 26L overview

  • 1Description

Outdoor photographers can look forward to a high degree of comfort and easy access to gear with the charcoal BackLight 26L Backpack from MindShift Gear. This pack has a padded rear compartment with touch-fastening dividers for storing and organizing a standard-size DSLR, four to six lenses, a flash, plus space for an assortment of additional accessories. This compartment is accessed by unzipping the back panel. By sliding the shoulder straps off and using the waist belt to rotate the pack in front of you, the pack will rest in a horizontal, tabletop-like position. This feature enables you to quickly access your gear without having to remove the pack. Underneath the rear compartment lid are two zippered clear-mesh accessory pockets for things such as memory cards and batteries.

The second large compartment on the front of the backpack has padded sleeves for a laptop up to 15" and a full-size tablet up to 10". It also features an organizational panel with slip-in pockets and space for a variety of personal gear such as clothing and snacks. On top of the pack are pockets for a cell phone, wallet, and other items you wish to keep handy. And on both sides of the pack there are slip-in pockets with a cinch strap for storing water bottles up to 32 oz or a set of gloves. Front stuff pockets are useful for trail essentials such as a headlamp, chargers and energy bars. Side compression straps are used to keep the load tight and give you more security when carrying your equipment. Two front daisy-chains and attachment loops are suitable for attaching many types of gear, and with the compression straps are part of the front and side tripod attachment system.

You can carry your Backlight pack with the top handle, or wear it on your back with the adjustable shoulder straps, chest connector and padded waist belt. For comfort, the shoulder straps are curved and the back panel has padded-mesh material and airflow channels. Designed for efficiency, the waist belt has a webbing rail for attaching optional MindShift accessories or other equipment and can be detached when needed via its quick-release buckle. With an exterior made of water-repellent 420D nylon, 350G airmesh, YKK zippers and other materials, this pack is durable and can be safely deployed in most weather conditions.

Back pocket with padded interior dividers can hold a standard DSLR or mirrorless camera, four to six lenses, a flash, and more
Combination of back panel position and waist belt allows tabletop access to gear without having to remove the pack
Front compartment features dedicated pockets for a 15" laptop and a large tablet
The padded back panel has airflow channels, lumbar support and cushioned mesh padding to help wick-away moisture
Interior organizational panel with slip-in pockets for pens and other small accessories
Exterior pockets on top and front for small items such as notebooks, a smartphone, passport, wallets, etc.
Two side pockets with cinch straps for storing water bottles up to 32 oz, gloves, and other items requiring fast access
Daisy chain loops with multiple lash points for additional gear
Side compression straps with SR buckles for tightening the load as well as securing a variety of items such as walking sticks
Tripod/monopod mounting system on front and side of pack
Padded waist belt with a webbing rail for attaching a variety of optional MindShift accessories
Flap-keeper neck strap allows you to work out of the bag unencumbered
Ergonomic zipper pulls for easier use with gloves or during cold weather situations
High-quality YKK zippers for durability and dependability
Front pockets for a variety of items such as gloves, chargers, and headlamps
Interior mesh pockets for storing filters, batteries, cables, and other small items
Seam-sealed rain cover which doubles as a ground cloth for protection
Compatible with the Tripod Suspension Kit, Filter Nest/Hive and Switch Case
UPC: 819865013601
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MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Backpack (Charcoal)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    MindShift Gear Backlight 26L specs

    Features Adjustable Interior Dividers, Laptop Compartment, Tablet Pocket, Tripod Holder
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 15.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 10.0 x 15.3 x 1.0" / 25.5 x 38.8 x 2.5 cm
    9.2 x 10.2 x 0.6" / 23.5 x 26.0 x 1.5 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 11.42 x 20.28 x 7.87" / 29 x 51.5 x 20 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Water-Resistant Material
    Interior Dimensions 10.24 x 19.29 x 5.91" / 26 x 49 x 15 cm
    Interior Material Foam, Nylon
    Maximum Volume 6.87 gal / 26.00 L
    Weight 3.97 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 13.0 x 11.4"

    MindShift Gear Backlight 26L reviews

    BackLight 26L Backpack (Charcoal) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 82.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The closest bag to "love" I've been a photographer for 25 years. �I have yet to actually "love" a camera bag...Some are too big, too heavy, straps hurt, doesn't fit all my gear I wanna take, ugly, bulky, and the list goes on and on... This bag however, is a great balance between size, design and utility, �It carries quite a bit, and the backloading is a HUGE plus! �No more having to put down your bag to change a lens or get in your bag for something. �A landscape photographer's wish come true. �Not to mention, the backloading aspect of this bag deters theft in urban environments. �Lastly, the bag doesn't look like a camera bag to the layman... Thats good for your security as well..
    Date published: 2017-11-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most of my gear in one bag! I have had this bag for a short period of time so far but I am enjoying it. This is a well balanced bag when it comes to size, not to small or large. This bag is currently holding two bodies, my 24-70, along with my 70-200, it is also holding other miscellaneous items such as two speedlights, 2X extender, battery charger, memory cards, etc.. Bag is getting heavy but all seems to fit. Manfrotto tripod attaches well to mounting position. One of my bodies has a battery grip, this is a tight fit but manages to work. Overall very nice bag, I wish they would have use larger clips/buckles as they small and hard the access with gloves on.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mindshift BackLight 26L backpack I found this medium sized backpack can fit 2 DSLR body, 2 medium lenses (my 150mm/f2.8, 100-400mm/f40-5.6), a big Canon flash, and still having room for extension tube and other accessories! Good to have compartment for 13 laptop as well (for trip). The cushion at the back is extraordinary comfortable because this is much thicker than lots of other backpack (I've another 4 camera backpack to compare with)! The size is good & slim, plus the flat bottom that allow the backpack standup when you leave it on floor!
    Date published: 2016-09-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bag with 1 Surprising Flaw I love this bag and am glad I bought it. Great design, holds a lot for a day outing and has great functionality. I especially love the way you can spin it around to your front side and access your gear with the bag suspended from your waist. Its one flaw is a thin cheap handle on its top side. It is really a bad handle and if you wanted to carry the bag by its top handle it would be cutting into your hand quickly. For such a great bag I can't believe they put such a cheap and thin carrying handle on top.
    Date published: 2016-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Finally Found THE BAG ! ! Over the years, I have been searching for the right bag and probably could stock a small camera bag store by now. My needs have also changed over the years, so the bags have also had to change. That said, this is now my all-time favorite bag. It holds my Nikon D750, the complete Nikon Trinity set of FX lenses, plus an 80-400mm or 28-300mm, Nikon SB-700 flash, CamRanger, Hoodman and several other small accessories and cords. I love the four mount options for the tripod, including the optional tripod harness mount. I hang my Lee Filter bag on the back when needed and of course the laptop and tablet. This all makes for one heavy bag and is usually only completely full for transportation via plane trips or auto travel. I then select the daily needs for any short hiking involved. Love this bag
    Date published: 2016-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smaller profile bag with great support and surprising space. I'm using this product to carry a Canon 6D with 24-105mm zoom lens, a 25mm Prime, 50mm Prime, 135mm Prime, 15 Laptop, iPad mini, batteries, chargers, etc. All these items fit with a little room to spare. The support straps are well-constructed and much appreciated, since the pack starts to weigh quite a bit when fully loaded. I have taken this bag on multiple 3hr+ hikes and a few flights, and it has held up great. My only small issue is the smaller form factor causes the bag to sit just little high on my body, not quite settling on the hips. That being said, the waist belt still provides ample support while walking and the buckles have clip locks that prevent them from slipping. The front pockets aren't huge, but they're nicely divided for easy access. I've been carrying a 15 MBP, iPad mini, and notebook with no issues. The interior main compartment is spacious and has plenty of dividers. You access this compartment from the portion that faces your back, but access is easy when swinging the pack around and resting on your hips. This was a huge plus when hiking in muddy conditions where I didn't want to set down my pack. I own a larger KATA PL backpack that holds more gear, but that bag's profile is so large that I have a hard time managing it on smaller airplane flights. This MindShift bag can fit under the airplane seat, which is a great bonus, especially considering all the gear I can squeeze into this bag. I'm very happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2015-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag I travel a lot for work and had to carry my back pack with a macbook pro and a Windows Surface. On my shoulder I would carry my fully loaded camera bag with a D610, plus the nikon trinity of lenses. It was heavy and a pain. Now with this bag I can carry a D810 + D610, The lenses and a speed light. In the front I carry my macbook pro 15 retina, and the surface. The surface does not fit in the iPad slot but its ok. Its heavy now because I have it fully loaded, but I carry one bag instead of two when I travel.
    Date published: 2015-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Item Every detail of this bag was thought out and built with very high quality. Fabric, zippers, finger loops for the zippers, compartments are well placed, mesh for the back is great, waist belt is very comfortble, there is even a shock cord to hold the cover when opening the main camera compartment while using the flip-around feature. Size is great, don't want too much on my back! there are less expensive options but this is worth every penny sent on this pack!
    Date published: 2016-07-04
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