MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Backpack (Woodland Green)

BH #MIBL18LBPW • MFR #520356
MindShift Gear
MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Backpack (Woodland Green)
Key Features
  • Holds DSLR, 2 to 3 Lenses, and Flash
  • Fits Laptop up to 13" & Tablet up to 10"
  • Large Rear Compartment for Camera Gear
  • Waist Belt for Quick Tabletop Access
Outdoor photographers can look forward to a high degree of comfort and easy access to gear with the woodland green BackLight 18L Backpack from MindShift Gear. This pack has a padded rear compartment with touch-fastening dividers for storing and organizing a standard-size DSLR or mirrorless camera, two to three 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.
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MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Overview

Outdoor photographers can look forward to a high degree of comfort and easy access to gear with the woodland green BackLight 18L Backpack from MindShift Gear. This pack has a padded rear compartment with touch-fastening dividers for storing and organizing a standard-size DSLR or mirrorless camera, two to three 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 13" 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, two to three 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 13" 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: 819865013564

MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Specs

Carry/Transport OptionsBackpack Straps, Handle, Waist Belt
ColorGreen
Type of ClosureZipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentCompartment 1: Fits 15" Laptop (13.8 x 8.9 x 0.8" / 35 x 22.5 x 2.1 cm)
Compartment 2: Fits 10" Tablet (10.2 x 8.7 x 0.6" / 26 x 22 x 1.5 cm)
Interior TypeHook & Loop Dividers
Monopod/Tripod HolderYes
Environmental
Water ResistanceWater Resistant (Material)
General
Maximum Volume4.76 gal / 18 L
MaterialsExterior: Nylon
Interior: Foam, Nylon
DimensionsExterior
18.5 x 10.63 x 7.09" / 46.99 x 27 x 18.01 cm
Interior
16.73 x 9.45 x 5.51" / 42.49 x 24 x 14 cm
Weight3.53 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.5 x 12 x 9"
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Date published: 2020-04-24

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Date published: 2021-02-22

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My gripped Nikon D500 and 200/500 F5.6 with hood attached and ready to go measures 17 . Will it fit in this case?
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