MindShift Gear BackLight 36L Backpack (Charcoal)

MindShift Gear BackLight 36L Backpack (Charcoal)

MindShift Gear BackLight 36L Backpack (Charcoal)

B&H # MIBL36LC MFR # 363
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Product Highlights

  • Holds 2 DSLRs, 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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MindShift Gear Backlight 36L overview

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Outdoor photographers that regularly face challenging journeys can look forward to a high degree of comfort and easy access to gear with the charcoal BackLight 36L Backpack from MindShift Gear. This pack has a padded rear compartment with touch-fastening dividers for storing and organizing up to two DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, 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 features padded sleeves for a laptop up to 15" and a tablet up to 10", 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. And at 4.9 lb, the backpack is also considerably light despite all its features and the capacity it offers.

Back pocket with padded interior dividers can hold two standard DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, 4 to 6 standard zoom lenses, plus a flash
Maximum lens size of 600mm f/4 when detached from body
Combination of back panel position and waist belt allows tabletop access to gear without having to remove the pack
Front compartment has a volume of 2.9 gal and features dedicated pockets for a 15" laptop and a 10" 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
Compatible with the Tripod Suspension Kit, Filter Nest/Hive and Switch Case
UPC: 819865013632
In the Box
MindShift Gear BackLight 36L Backpack (Charcoal)
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    MindShift Gear Backlight 36L specs

    Materials Exterior: Water-repellent coating with polyurethane coating on underside
    420D velocity nylon
    420D high-density nylon
    320G UltraStretch mesh
    350G airmesh
    Nylon webbing
    3-ply bonded nylon thread
    YKK zippers
    Interior:
    210D silver-toned nylon lining
    Hexa-mesh pockets
    High-density closed-cell foam
    PE board reinforcement
    3-ply bonded nylon thread
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Tripod Holder Tripod/monopod mounting system on front or side
    Waist Belt Padded, with block-and-tackle style adjustment and quick-release buckle
    Carrying/Transport Options Top handle
    Shoulder harness with chest connector
    Volume 9.5 gal (36 L)
    Interior Dimensions Back Pocket: 12.6 x 21.1 x 7.1" (32 x 53.5 x 18 cm)
    Laptop: 11.2 x 16.1 x 1" (28.5 x 41 x 2.5 cm)
    Tablet: 10.6 x 10.2 x 0.6" (27 x 26 x 1.5 cm)
    Exterior Dimensions 13.8 x 22.4 x 10.2" (35 x 57 x 26 cm)
    Weight 4.9 lb (2.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.2 x 14.2 x 11.6"

    MindShift Gear Backlight 36L reviews

    BackLight 36L Backpack (Charcoal) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great I bought this bag sight unseen. The Canadian distributor does not sell it in Canada, so I ordered from B&H. Returning something from Canada is not easy, so I knew once I ordered it, it would be mine for better or worse. I bought it specifically because I needed a bag for my 500mm lens and the rest of my kit, and there are limited options. The good things about it are that it is a light bag, and it is reasonably comfortable even when loaded with 35 lbs of gear. It does hold my 500 with a 1.4 extender on a body, as well as a second body on a 100-400mm lens. The problem is that I can only stuff in my teleconverters and a 24-70 2.8, and then it is full. Thats a lot of gear. The bad thing is that there are really no usable pockets elsewhere. I stuffed a hard drive into the little attic, but there are no specific pockets for batteries, cables, filters, memory cards etc. There are two large pockets on the back (be careful, if you put very much stuff in them your bag will not fit in the overhead bin), which are great for a sweater etc. There is a laptop pocket with no padding, and a bunch of useless pockets for pens etc, but there is no place to put your keys, wallet, travel documents etc. I see that mind shift wants to sell a bunch of expensive accessory pouches to put stuff in, but even still, there is no place to put these high priced extras. If I didn't have big lenses in the bag, I could use little divided sections inside to put these pouches in, but my bag is full with big lenses. Plus, after spending this much on a bag, I don't really want to spend another couple of hundred dollars on extra pouches. So yes, it fits the kit that I am taking on safari, but I need to carry a small briefcase with all the rest of my stuff I think. It just seems to me that it could have been made a bit better from the get go.
    Date published: 2017-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag for everyday use I love this bag! I bought it specifically for my everyday bag. I plan to use if for all my photography. I know its designed for the outdoors but it is a great all around bag. Lots of space for both your laptop and a tablet. The pocket up front in the main compartment is great for cords, batteries, etc. My only suggestion would be to have more pockets on the panel outside the tablet sleeve. There are some but I think there could be a couple more. But again, this is a great bag. And I have room in the main compartment to add another camera body or lenses.
    Date published: 2018-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind shift backpack What a great comfortable backpack. Have used it a few times and wish I would've purchased this year's ago.
    Date published: 2017-12-03
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