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MindShift Gear UltraLight Dual 25L Photo Daypack (Black Magma)

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MindShift Gear
MindShift Gear UltraLight Dual 25L Photo Daypack (Black Magma)
Key Features
  • Holds DSLR, up to 3 Lenses & Accessories
  • Stores 15" Laptop or 2.5L Hydration
  • Removable Camera Compartment
  • Trap Door for Full Daypack Conversion
Travel, hike and explore new horizons, while comfortably carrying camera and personal gear with the black magma UltraLight Dual 25L Photo Daypack from MindShift Gear. Clothing, snacks and related items are stored in the top compartment. Underneath, and accessed through a zippered, side panel is a removable, padded compartment with touch-fastening dividers for your DSLR with up to 3 lenses and accessories. Best of all, the zippered camera compartment has handles, a removable shoulder strap and may be used as a chest pack, shoulder bag, or worn at the side with the waist belt. Inside the top compartment is a large sleeve for an up to 15" laptop or 2.5L hydration bladder. And between the two compartments is a trap door platform that may be dropped to create a single storage area. The top lid serves double-duty as a cover and lash point for your jacket or other bulky item.
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MindShift Gear Dual 25L Overview

Travel, hike and explore new horizons, while comfortably carrying camera and personal gear with the black magma UltraLight Dual 25L Photo Daypack from MindShift Gear. Clothing, snacks and related items are stored in the top compartment. Underneath, and accessed through a zippered, side panel is a removable, padded compartment with touch-fastening dividers for your DSLR with up to 3 lenses and accessories. Best of all, the zippered camera compartment has handles, a removable shoulder strap and may be used as a chest pack, shoulder bag, or worn at the side with the waist belt. Inside the top compartment is a large sleeve for an up to 15" laptop or 2.5L hydration bladder. And between the two compartments is a trap door platform that may be dropped to create a single storage area. The top lid serves double-duty as a cover and lash point for your jacket or other bulky item.

Fully-featured, the UltraLight Dual 25L has an internal zippered mesh pocket for small items, an exterior water bottle pocket, and a front mounting system for a tripod/monopod or trekking poles as well as an attachment loop. Carry the pack with the top handle or wear with the comfortable, padded and breathable harness. Added comfort, airflow, and stability are provided by the adjustable sternum strap, padded waist belt with storage pocket, and cushioned back panel. A versatile pack, the shoulder straps employs daisy chains for attaching gear. Interior and exterior compression straps help prevent unwanted movement and keep the pack nice and tight. For strength, durability and reducing weight the pack is made of lightweight nylon materials. In the event of inclement weather an included seam-sealed rain cover may be quickly deployed from its storage pouch.

Zippered camera compartment is removable for use as chest pack or a shoulder bag with an included adjustable, padded strap
For added convenience, the camera compartment has top and side handles and may also be attached to the waist belt
Side-panel provides access to camera gear without having to remove the pack
Touch-fastening dividers for organizing and protecting camera gear
Dedicated compartment for an up to 15" tablet or 2.5L hydration reservoir
Integrated tripod/monopod or trekking pole mounting system on front
Trap door platform for devoting the entire pack to personal gear
Seam-sealed rain cover included
High quality YKK RC Fuse zippers, 420D high-density nylon, and reinforced stress points for durability and strength
Breathable three-layer shoulder straps with daisy chain for additional gear
Padded waist belt with zippered, accessory pocket for added stability, comfort and storage
Internal compression strap and drawstring collar maximize capacity and minimize bulk
Stretch side pocket
Internal zippered mesh pocket for small items
Zippered lid pocket for quick access to small items. In addition, the lid pocket doubles as a lash point for a large jacket or other bulky items.
Accessory loop for mountain axe or hiking poles mounting
Ergonomic zipper pulls for easier use while wearing gloves
Adjustable height and length sternum strap
Side compression straps
Nylex LCD protector provides a place for your camera strap while covering your LCD
Compatible with optional, filter nest / hive and switch case

MindShift Gear Dual 25L Specs

Water Resistance
Rain Cover
Maximum Volume
6.6 gal / 25 L
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.9 x 11.6 x 11"

MindShift Gear Dual 25L Reviews

Great bag for hiking day trips

By Lauren
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-24

I bought this bag for our family's Utah/Arizona National Park trip, and it really was the perfect bag for the situation. I paired it with a 2-liter water bladder (which fit easily in the rear compartment) and a Peak Design camera clip, and it successfully and comfortably held my gear, my water, some snacks, and random day-hike supplies (towels, extra socks, etc.) for our short hikes around the parks. The once or twice I decided to bring my tripod with me, it easily strapped in vertically. You should be aware of what this bag is and is not, though -- it's not gigantic (if you are doing a multi-day hike and need to bring a lot of supplies and food, you might want something bigger). And, it's not for bringing large quantities of professional gear (the padded camera compartment held my 6D Mk II with 24-105L attached, old 100-300, and flash. But any more, or any more massive lenses (70-200 2.8L, for instance) would have probably given it some difficulty.

Square box "camera bag" shoved inside useless backpack

By Nancy L
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-23

Tried my best to like this "photo daypack" backpack. However, I simply cannot wrap my head around the thinking, or lack thereof, that went into this. At the bottom is a hard square box (like a lunch box) that is very difficult to pull out and difficult to push back in. For a camera and lens (max likely a 200mm and that would be pushing it). Above the hard square camera "lunch box", is simply an empty space with no way to organize anything. Just shove "stuff" in that empty space, no camera stuff as the top space lacks sufficient padding for camera gear protection. Straps are flimsy for a rather high-end bag ($169). Claims to have a dedicated tripod attachment. Darn if I can find anything that would safely secure a tripod. Why would there be an inverted Velcro fastening triangle of material at the bottom of the front with the opening facing downward towards your legs. The 2nd Velcro triangle of material at the top has the opening facing toward the sky. Huge disappointment. Will be returning what I consider a useless bag. I have several square "lunch boxes" for carrying only a camera and a less than 200mm lens. Instead of "Mindshift" this particular concoction be labeled "mind boggling".

Its a bit small

By LC
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-13

I bought this because I didn't want a full pack for gear alone. This was one of the few with a waist strap and space for laptop and upper cavity for personal items. The camera bag is a box that lifts out and can be carried by strap which is handy but I rarely use it. There isn't much space for spare lenses unless they are small. I keep a 24-70 on my nikon body and a squished around that. Anything else has to go up top and risks shakes. The only other option was a huge pack. I wish Mindset made this bag bigger or a mid-size. I am a petit female and most other bags are just huge. I need the waist strap so my shoulders don't have to bear the bulk of the weight. I've had this bag for 1 1/2 years and some of the straps are already coming out of the seams. I have used it plenty but this should not happen. I'm out of the country, so repair isn't really a practical option. Aside from it being cramped, the rain covers have been great inclusions and the side pocket for a compact tripod or water bottle are game changers for me. I don't think I'll ever find my dream bag and I have tried and tried! Maybe I should work with these guys to design one for women.

This bag is a sleeper hit.

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-25

The moment I bought this bag, I had buyers remorse. I thought the price tag was a bit on the high side, but I fell in love with it the first day I put it on. The criteria I was looking for: Space for water bottle Side access for camera Tripod holder Laptop pocket Well padded Water resistant The only things I didnt like about this bag are: Left side camera access. (I prefer right) The camera pouch is just one big void. (Easily remedied with foam) The hip straps are a bit cumbersome. The features I loved are: Its so incognito. Does not look like a camera bag. Ultra light. If you have just a few items in this bag, it will feel like you arent even wearing a bag. Camera pouch is removable. Just unzip the left side and pull it right out. There is space for some clothing and personal gear. Overall this bag is a comfortable fit for me as a traveler. Its not a bag that will fit multiple lenses and all your camera gear. This pack will comfortably fit one camera and two lenses inside the removable pouch. There are storage compartments within the bag to keep wires and cables organized. If you have the extra cash this bag is worth it.

Light day pack

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-14

Perfect for one camera and extra lens for a day trip. I'm going to use it for adventure motorcycle riding.

This pack is just what I've been looking for

By Mountain Ascend
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-13

I do a lot of adventure photography and have been playing around with various ways of protecting my gear while also having access for the perfect shots. The Mindgear UltraLight Dual 25L is pretty close to perfect for me. I've only had this for a month now, but have gone on several solid adventures including climbing 14's in CO and slot canyons in Utah. This pack is light, durable and all the small detail Mindshift pup into the design really pays off. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars if because of the tripod strap. I like how it cleans up when you tuck the straps into their compartments, but I don't like how the weights adjusts when the tripod is strapped in. I think I will use the side pouch and strap to keep it closer to the body (just a personal preference).

Great day pack or weekend get away

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-22

Amazing well thought out bag. Making the laptop sleeve also a pouch for a water reservoir to the zippers. The removable camera pouch is an additional bag within a bag. Really lightweight, really comfortable. Much better then a Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II.

Very Nice Bag

By Jerry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-26

This is a lightweight bag, perfect for carrying a Sony AR73 with an attached 24-105 lens a few flashes or lenses. Has a generous top compartment that can be used for more gear, clothes or whatever. Should fit under airline seat easily.

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Is there any way to fit a Canon 100-400mm lens in ...

Is there any way to fit a Canon 100-400mm lens in this bag. I have a 5D3 and would like to take a 100-400mm plus either a 16-35mm or 24-105mm lens also?
Asked by: Brian
I have a 5D4 with the 24-105 attached to it in one compartment and the 100-400 in the other one and its a tight fit but works. Used it for 3 week photo trip in Galápagos. It doesn't close right when the 100-400 is on it, but then I had it around my neck and before I hiked with it I swapped lens back onto the camera.
Answered by: Joe
Date published: 2019-08-07

Can the camera insert be removed and turned so ...

Can the camera insert be removed and turned so opening is vertical? Looking to load a D7200 + Tamron 150-600mm from the top.
Asked by: Sharon
I don't believe it can, and you are addressing the primary concern I have with this pack, which is you can't have your big tele-zoom lens on the camera body and carry the camera the way the pack was designed.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-24

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Would this fit Canon 5D MK III with 16-35 f/2.8L attached plus 24-105 f/4L 'comfortably' without a lot of effort to squeeze in? I have an old lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW which 'doesn't fit comfortably' the above all. Since photo sport is 20L backpack and this one is 25, I am hopeful this will fit and therefore thinking to switch. Can anybody throw some light please?
Asked by: Anand A.
1) this would absolutely fit a 5D MkIII with either lens attached - WITHOUT a grip2) I would be reluctant to keep an additional pro/large lens in the shooting zippered area - unless it was a small 50mm or similar that could fit very low in the compartment. Particularly if you would like to keep the lens hood on - I think it would likely catch on the other lens, and pull it out when you removed the camera. 3) I've only used the bag for a couple of days, but love it - first bag that was able to easily carry everything I needed, but was absolutely ultralight. - felt like a feather on my shoulders. I have bags from every brand in my closet - and all have a purpose - but this one is the only one I'll take if I'm just out for a day shooting (not on assignment)
Answered by: Ric Z.
Date published: 2018-11-17

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I'd like to carry a Nikon D7200 with L bracket and 70-200 F4 attached and still have room for a 12-24. Will it fit in this bag or do I need to go up a size?
Asked by: MARVIN M.
I don't think it'll fit in the camera compartment. I have a Fuji XT2 with a L bracket and a 16-55 and a 55-200 and they barely fit in the camera compartment. I would go to a physical store and try it out before buying if possible. Otherwise the bag is awesome for a day trip or two
Answered by: anthony d.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can someone tell me how small the hip belt will tighten? I have small hips and the bag would be useless if I can't cinch the waist belt.
Asked by: Susan
It can be tightened to approx 25 -28 . I was wearing shorts and cotton shirt so I didn't want to cinch it down too snug. You'll just have to adjust both ends of the strap.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24

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Where is the front mounting system for a tripod? I purchased this bag and cannot find any way to attach a tripod, has anyone succeeded in attaching a tripod to this bag?
Asked by: Nancy L
There are straps in pockets at the top and bottom (indicated with a tripod symbol) that can be used to hold the tripod. there is also a loop at the bottom that I use to attach to the tripod as a back-up in case a strap slips. This system works well enough I think.
Answered by: William B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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would this fit (in the camera compartment) canon full frame, canon 24-70 2.8, canon 100mm macro and 50mm? iv been reading some different information
Asked by: Tom B.
Hi Tom,The camera compartment is 7.5 x 5 x 8.5 deep so you might be able to fit your full frame camera in depending on which model you have with the 100 macro lens attached. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Dennis U.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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The description states that this bag has a dedicated tripod, where is it? I cannot find it?
Asked by: Nancy L
It does not have a dedicated tripod - it has dedicated straps (located top and bottom with tripod symbol) and a loop to hold a tripod.
Answered by: William B.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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