MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Storm Grey)
- Multiuse Backpack
- Accommodates Photo and Winter Sports Gear
- Versatile Side and Front Straps
- Straps Hold Skis/Snowboard/Hiking Poles
- Spacious Main Compartment
- Removable Equipment Pouch with Dividers
- Pocket for 17" Laptop or Hydration Pack
- 10" Tablet Pocket
- Organiser Pockets
- Tripod Cup
- Waist Belt with Pockets
- Weather-Resistant Exterior
- Rain Cover
The Storm Grey 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 can be conveniently harnessed and carried. Inside the backpack is a spacious main compartment that 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 camera, 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 opening aligned with the backpack opening for seamless accessibility to the cameras and lenses inside. In order 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 serves 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 lip that buckles into four adjustable straps along the backpack's front and rear panels for a secure fit. The top lid of the backpack features a zippered pocket that faces the back of the wearer, which allows its content to be reached without having to remove the BackLight Elite 45L. Also, zippered pockets along both sides of the backpack's waist belt provide secure on-the-go storage, whilst 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 three sections, the section of the gussets pocket closest to 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. The section capable of the most expansion is the section most adjacent to the front panel that is suitable for packable clothing, gloves, a har 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 full assembled, the BackLight Elite 45L can be lifted via its built-in haul handle and carried by it adjustable, padded shoulder straps. The backpack's waist belt then serves to transfer weight away from the shoulders to the hips for additional comfort, whilst 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.