Think Tank Photo: MindShift Gear’s BackLight 18L Outdoor Photography Daypack Offers Added Comfort and Quick Rear-Panel Access

“Our sister outdoor photo camera bag company MindShift Gear just released an 18-liter version of its popular BackLight series, the BackLight® 18L rear-panel backpack.  This smaller version offers a lightweight daypack that enables photographers to access gear without taking off the backpack. They can change lenses or just snap a quick photo simply by rotating the bag to the front while the waist belt is still secured. Rear-panel access also adds security when traveling since camera gear is protected from behind….”

The newly released MindShift Gear BackLight 18L is the lightest of the innovative BackLight outdoor photography and moviemaking daypack backpack range and offers the ability to access gear without taking it off via rear panel access, especially useful when shooting in the field or the urban landscape. The first-released model in the BackLight series, the BackLight 26L, is my go-to photography and moviemaking daypack and I highly recommend all three current BackLight models.

MindShift Gear BackLight 18L outdoor photography (and video) daypack


MindShift Gear’s BackLight 26L daypack is the most comfortable backpack that I have ever used and the only one that does not wear me out after a few hours on my feet regardless of how much gear moviemaking or photography I pack in it and whether I am using it in natural or urban settings.

I have adventure and expedition daypacks made by other manufacturers, but am about to sell them off in a big clean out of my camera gear closets in favour of MindShift Gear and Think Tank Products.

MindShift Gear has been expanding the BackLight range with larger and now smaller versions with the BackLight 36L and now the BackLight 18L.

Although I have firsthand experience of the BackLight 26L, all versions share the same set of positive traits as illustrated in the photographs in this article and will doubtless serve their potential user base well.

Very highly recommended.


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