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MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray)

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MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray)
Key Features
  • Multi-Configuration, Multiuse Backpack
  • Accommodates Photo & Winter Sport Gear
  • Versatile Side & Front Straps
  • Straps Hold Skis/Snowboard/Hiking Poles
This gray BackLight Elite 45L Backpack from MindShift Gear is designed to serve the combined interests of the adventure photographer and winter sports enthusiast. Along the front and sides of this backpack, multiple compression straps and gear loops allow skis, a snowboard, snowshoes, or other outdoor mountain equipment such as an ice axe or hiking poles to be conveniently harnessed and carried. Inside, the spacious main compartment accommodates an included camera equipment pouch. The equipment pouch and its ten padded, touch-tab dividers can hold a two-DSLR camera kit with three prime lenses along with a 16-35mm, a 24-70mm, and a 70-200mm zoom lens. Alternatively, the equipment pouch can be configured for a multimedia kit with two mirrorless cameras, three zoom lenses, a prime lens, and a small drone. For users of ultra-telephoto optics, even when the equipment pouch is dedicated to a 600mm lens and a DSLR, additional capacity remains for a second camera, a 70-200mm zoom lens, or other accessories.
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MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Overview

This gray BackLight Elite 45L Backpack from MindShift Gear is designed to serve the combined interests of the adventure photographer and winter sports enthusiast. Along the front and sides of this backpack, multiple compression straps and gear loops allow skis, a snowboard, snowshoes, or other outdoor mountain equipment such as an ice axe or hiking poles to be conveniently harnessed and carried. Inside, the spacious main compartment accommodates an included camera equipment pouch. The equipment pouch and its ten padded, touch-tab dividers can hold a two-DSLR camera kit with three prime lenses along with a 16-35mm, a 24-70mm, and a 70-200mm zoom lens. Alternatively, the equipment pouch can be configured for a multimedia kit with two mirrorless cameras, three zoom lenses, a prime lens, and a small drone. For users of ultra-telephoto optics, even when the equipment pouch is dedicated to a 600mm lens and a DSLR, additional capacity remains for a second camera, a 70-200mm zoom lens, or other accessories.

Complete access to the equipment pouch is provided by a rear-facing zippered panel with a 180° downward opening, while an additional zippered opening allows items closest to the backpack's top to be reached. Three touch tab fasteners along the interior of the BackLight Elite 45L allow the equipment pouch to be securely mounted when it is placed inside the backpack. The equipment pouch is then prevented from shifting and can be made to have its own top and rear-facing zippered openings aligned with the backpack openings for seamless accessibility to the cameras and lenses inside. To quickly convert the BackLight Elite 45L into a storage and transport solution for items other than cameras and lenses, the equipment pouch can be zippered shut and removed from the backpack's main compartment. Though designed to be used within the BackLight Elite 45L, the equipment pouch features durable polyester and nylon construction, a top handle, and its own adjustable backpack straps to serve as a practical carry solution when needed.

During storage or transport, the top opening of the BackLight Elite 45L can be capped by an included top lid that buckles into four adjustable straps along the backpack's front and rear panels for a secure fit. The top lid features a zippered pocket that faces the back of the wearer, which allows its contents to be reached without having to remove the BackLight Elite 45L. Similarly, zippered pockets along both sides of the backpack's waist belt provide secure on-the-go storage, while a zippered pocket along the front panel can hold photo accessories that are intended for use whenever the BackLight Elite 45L is set down.

Between the front panel's pocket and the main compartment, a zippered gusset pocket expands to accommodate up to 17L of gear that can include survival essentials or additional items for a mobile photo studio. Divided into the three sections, the section of the gusset pocket closest the wearer's back is designed to hold either a 17" laptop or a hydration pack and includes an exit for a sip tube. With its touch-tab retention flap, the gusset pocket's middle section can secure a 10" tablet computer or personal items with minimal shifting during transport. Capable of the most expansion, the section most adjacent to the front panel is suitable for packable clothing, gloves, a hat, or a towel.

For side trips or destinations that do not require the full capacity of the BackLight Elite 45L, its top lid and waist belt can be removed and combined to form a compact daypack that rests comfortably against the wearer's hips and lower back. When fully assembled, the BackLight Elite 45L can be lifted via its built-in haul handle, and carried by its adjustable, padded shoulder straps. The backpack's waist belt then serves to transfer weight away from the shoulders to the hips for additional comfort, while the sternum strap further limits unintentional shifting around the wearer. Featuring durable nylon construction, the BackLight Elite 45L is built to be weather resistant and includes a seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain.

Capacity
  • Versatile, multiuse backpack can serve the combined interests of the adventure photographer and winter sports enthusiast
  • Multiple heavy-duty compression straps and gear loops allow skis, a snowboard, snowshoes, or other outdoor mountain equipment such as an ice axe or hiking poles to be conveniently harnessed and carried
  • Removable equipment pouch with ten padded, touch-tab dividers can hold and organize a two-DSLR camera kit with three prime lenses along with a 16-35mm, a 24-70mm, and a 70-200mm zoom lens
  • Alternatively, equipment pouch can be configured for a multimedia kit with two mirrorless cameras, three zoom lenses, a prime lens, and a small drone
  • Equipment pouch can be dedicated to a 600mm lens and a DSLR with additional capacity for a second camera, a 70-200mm zoom lens, or other accessories
  • Along the rear and top opening of the backpack are two zippered, mesh organizer pockets which can be used to hold hard drives, portable batteries, camera filters, or small electronics
  • Removable top lid features a zippered pocket that faces the back of the wearer, which allows its contents to be reached without having to remove the backpack
  • Zippered pockets along both sides of the backpack's waist belt provide secure on-the-go storage, while a zippered pocket along the front panel can hold additional photo accessories
  • Stretchable pockets on either side of the backpack can each hold and secure a water bottle
  • Zippered gusset pocket between the front panel pocket and the main compartment expands to accommodate up to 17L of gear that can include survival essentials or additional items for a mobile photo studio
  • The gusset pocket section closest the wearer's back is designed to hold either a 17" laptop or a hydration pack and includes an exit for a sip tube
  • Gusset pocket's middle section can secure a 10" tablet computer or personal items with its touch-tab retention flap
  • The section of the gusset pocket closest to the front panel is suitable for packable clothing, gloves, a hat, or a towel
  • Tuck-away cup to support the base of a tripod or monopod strapped along the front of the backpack
Handling and Fit
  • Can be lifted using its haul handle and carried by its adjustable padded shoulder straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap and padded waist belt help evenly distribute weight
  • Padded back panel provides lumbar support
  • Access to the main compartment is provided by a front-facing zippered panel with a 180° downward opening
  • Three, interior touch tab fasteners allow the removable equipment pouch to be securely mounted within the backpack with its own zippered openings aligned with the backpack's openings for seamless accessibility to the cameras and lenses inside
  • When the equipment pouch is removed, its durable polyester and nylon construction, top handle, and own adjustable backpack straps allows it to serve as a practical carry solution when needed while the backpack is used to store or transport items other than cameras or lenses
  • Top lid and waist belt can be removed and combined to form a compact daypack that rests comfortably against the wearer's hips and lower back
  • T-shaped pulls on zippers can be can be easily gripped in wet or cold weather and when adjacent, two T-shaped pulls can be looped together, further securing the backpack's contents
  • Durable weather-resistant nylon construction
  • Waterproof bottom panel
  • Seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain
  • Compatible with separately available MindShift Gear Tripod Suspension Kit, as well as Filter Nest, Filter Hive, and Lens Switch cases
UPC: 819865013663

MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Specs

Key Specs
Color
Gray
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Interior Type
Adjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Compartment 1: Fits 17" Laptop
•Up to 16.1 x 11.2 x 1" / 41 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm
Compartment 2: Fits 10" Tablet
•Up to 10.6 x 10.2 x 0.6" / 27 x 26 x 1.5 cm
Water Resistance
Rain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
Dimensions
Exterior
23.5 x 12.99 x 7.99" / 59.69 x 32.99 x 20.29 cm
Interior
19.3 x 11.4 x 6.8" / 49.02 x 28.96 x 17.27 cm (Camera Compartment)
Weight
3.97 lb / 1.8 kg (Empty)
7.05 lb / 3.2 kg (Including Parts)
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Interior Type
Adjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Compartment 1: Fits 17" Laptop
•Up to 16.1 x 11.2 x 1" / 41 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm
Compartment 2: Fits 10" Tablet
•Up to 10.6 x 10.2 x 0.6" / 27 x 26 x 1.5 cm
Environmental
Water Resistance
Rain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
Hydration Bladder Compatible
Yes (Not Included)
Monopod/Tripod Holder
Yes
General
Maximum Volume
11.89 gal / 45 L
Materials
Exterior: Nylon
Interior: Foam, Nylon, Polyester, Polyethylene
Dimensions
Exterior
23.5 x 12.99 x 7.99" / 59.69 x 32.99 x 20.29 cm
Interior
19.3 x 11.4 x 6.8" / 49.02 x 28.96 x 17.27 cm (Camera Compartment)
Weight
3.97 lb / 1.8 kg (Empty)
7.05 lb / 3.2 kg (Including Parts)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.7 x 15.4 x 11.7"

MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Reviews

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Will an R6 with EF/RF adapter and Canon EF 500 F4 ...

Will an R6 with EF/RF adapter and Canon EF 500 F4 fir in the back assembled with the lens hood on backwards?
Asked by: ROBERT
Yes, MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray) fits the Canon R6 with the Canon EF 500 F4 lens attached. You can grab the equipment from the back or the top access.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-02-02

Will the top section hold an oben GH-30 gimbal ...

Will the top section hold an oben GH-30 gimbal head?
Asked by: Jay
Yes the Oben GH-30 will fit the top section of this bag.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-04-24

Will this bag suit a 187cm tall person well?

Will this bag suit a 187cm tall person well?
Asked by: Sigurd
Yes, the MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray) would be compatible for use for a person that is 187 cm (6 feet 1-5/8 inch) tall.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-06-20

Can you carry a 600mm f4 lens?

Can you carry a 600mm f4 lens?
Asked by: Liz
It can physically hold most 600mm lenses.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2020-12-03

Will the bag accommodate a Canon 500mm F4 with an ...

Will the bag accommodate a Canon 500mm F4 with an R6 attached?
Asked by: ROBERT
Yes, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens would fit with the lens adapter and the Canon EOS R6 attach on it. You can access the equipment from the top zipper or front the back.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-02-02

Can the frame be removed so that the bag can be ...

Can the frame be removed so that the bag can be collapsed a little for travel?
Asked by: Michael
It can be removed. However, we don't recommend removing the frame as it's not easy to put the frame back in place. You can remove the camera insert and the bag will lay nearly flat.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-04-24

Are the exterior dimensions with or without the ...

Are the exterior dimensions with or without the top lid attached? What are the dimensions in the other configuration?
Asked by: Stephen
The dimensions on the website are without the top pocket. The exterior dimensions with the top pocket attached is 13” W x 25” H x 8” D (33 x 59.7 x 20.3 cm).
Answered by: Think Tank Photo
Date published: 2022-04-24

Will the bag accommodate a nikon z9 attached to a ...

Will the bag accommodate a nikon z9 attached to a nikon 600mm f4 fl ed lens? Thanks.
Asked by: Gary
The MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray) is too small for the Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera, Nikon FTZ adapter, and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens. The Ruggard Alpine 600 Lens Backpack for DSLR and 600/800mm Lens (Black) is a good option. Here is the link: https://bhpho.to/3lOGbzc.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-02-22
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