MindShift Gear announces new 18-liter version of their popular rotating BackLight backpack


posted Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:45 AM EDT


Continuing their popular BackLight series of photo backpacks, MindShift Gear has announced the release of a new 18-liter version of the BackLight rear-panel backpack.

The BackLight backpack has been designed such that photographers can spin it around to their front and access the main compartment of the bag without ever having to take the pack off. Further, this design adds security as the main compartment is against your back when wearing the backpack normally.

The new 18-liter version also features a dedicated compartment which can fit a 13-inch laptop and a full-size tablet. It has front pockets with a total of five liters of storage for personal items, making it well-suited for a day trip. In the main compartment, you can fit a variety of camera kits, including a pair of gripped DSLR cameras with lenses attached plus one to three standard zoom lenses or two gripped mirrorless bodies with lenses attached and three to five additional lenses. The maximum lens size the bag is designed to carry is a 300mm f/2.8 or a 150-600mm lens attached to a body.


Of the new BackLight 18L, MindShift CEO and designed Doug Murdoch says, "The BackLight 18L was designed with comfort in mind. The air channel on the rear panel was designed for maximum comfort. It features a large padded waist belt to support heavy gear and a contoured back panel for extra lumbar support." The backpack includes a flap-keeper neck strap, tripod/monopod mounting system on the front or side, water bottle pockets on each side, side compression straps, ergonomic zipper pulls, adjustable dividers, included seam-sealed rain cover and more.

The backpack is available in two colors, charcoal and woodland green, and is available for order now for US$200


• MindShift Gear BackLight 18L: available in Charcoal and Woodland Green